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Friday Lineup Card: Interleague Under the Lights

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

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Friday's Starters

Phillies (Joe Blanton - R) at Orioles (Jake Arrieta - R), 7:05
Royals (Luke Hochevar - R) at Pirates (Erik Bedard - L), 7:05
Mets (Johan Santana - L) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 7:05
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L), 7:10
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R), 7:10
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Kyle Drabek - R) at Braves (Brandon Beachy - R), 7:35
Padres (Edinson Volquez - R) at Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R), 8:10
Cubs (Travis Wood - L) at Twins (P.J. Walters - R), 8:10
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez - L) at White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R), 8:10
Indians (Josh Tomlin - R) at Cardinals (Jake Westbrook - R), 8:15
Angels (C.J. Wilson - L) at Rockies (Alex White - R), 8:40
Athletics (Tom Milone - L) at Diamondbacks (Dan Hudson - R), 9:40
Dodgers (Nathan Eovaldi - R) at Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R), 10:10
Rangers (Matt Harrison - L) at Giants (Barry Zito - L), 10:15

Day Game After A Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA (back) - No issues after playing catch; could go Saturday
Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD (foot) - Got that plantar fasciitis
Joe Mauer, C, MIN (thumb) - Will be evaluated Friday; hopes to avoid DL
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (back) - Hurt himself a little diving Thursday; says he’ll go Friday
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (hamstring) - Likely limited to pinch-hitting this weekend
Melky Cabrera, OF, SF (hamstring) - Left Thursday, but optimistic about Friday
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL (finger) - Out Thursday and likely out Friday
Drew Stubbs, OF, CIN (oblique) - Strained; DL still a possibility, but could be avoided
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL (quad) - Pinch-hit Thursday, walked, got run for; should avoid DL
Rajai Davis, OF, TOR (finger) - Held out Thursday
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR (hand) - Expected back Friday
Sergio Romo, RP, SF (knee) - With availability questionable, didn’t pitch Thursday
Jason Bay, OF, NYM (illness) - Scratched Thursday
Freddy Garcia, SP, NYY (personal) - Father died; condolences for a guy I loved as a Mariner
Gerald Laird, C, DET (hamstring) - Will take early BP to determine whether he can start Friday
Felipe Paulino, SP, KC (groin) - Forced to leave early Wednesday due to strain
Omar Quintanilla, SS, NYM (finger) - Will get X-rays Friday in NYC
Marwin Gonzalez, SS, HOU (heel) - Tripped over first base and hurt himself Wednesday
Jon Rauch, RP, NYM (elbow) - To be examined Friday; wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out serious


Disabled List
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS (shoulder) - No timetable, but he’s swinging, throwing and running
Roy Halladay, SP, PHI (shoulder) - Will test the shoulder in about two weeks
Derek Holland, SP, TEX (shoulder) - Will be examined by team doctors Friday
Sergio Santos, RP, TOR (shoulder) - Could face live hitters soon; maybe returns before the break
Austin Jackson, OF, DET (abdomen) - Could be back as soon as Saturday
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS (elbow) - Starting throwing program Friday; good step
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL (calf) - Will need a short rehab assignment over the weekend
Chris Iannetta, C, LAA (wrist) - Could start rehab assignment this weekend
Geovany Soto, C, CHC (knee) - Not ready for rehab assignment yet
Brent Morel, 3B, CHW (back) - Hitting modestly in Triple-A rehab games
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE (back) - Has slowed down his rehab; surprise, surprise
Ryan Kalish, OF, BOS (shoulder) - No timetable for activation
Austin Kearns, OF, MIA (hamstring) - Will come off Friday or Saturday
Dan Runzler, RP, SF (shoulder) - Rehab assignment starts Friday
Ronny Cedeno, SS, NYM (calf) - Won’t start rehab games ‘til Sunday/Monday
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF (shoulder) - Rehabbing again, but… yeah, Freddy Sanchez
Jeff Karstens, SP, PIT (shoulder) - Groin tightness cut short “final” rehab outing
Wellington Castillo, C, CHC (knee) - Not ready for rehab assignment yet
Andrew Carignan, RP, OAK (elbow) - Tommy John surgery on slate

Transactions

Placed on DL
Derek Holland, SP, TEX (shoulder)
Kosuke Fukudome, OF, CHW (back)
Jaime Garcia, SP, STL (shoulder)
Eric Stults, SP, SD (shoulder)
Freddy Galvis, 2B, PHI (back)
Carlos Maldonado, C, WAS (back)
Henry Rodriguez, RP, WAS (finger)

Activated from DL
Brad Lidge, RP, WAS

Optioned to Triple-A
John Gaub, RP, TEX (DFA)
Cole De Vries, SP, MIN
A.J. Pollock, OF, AZ
Robert Coello, RP, TOR

Called Up
Jason Marquis, SP, SD
Tanner Scheppers, RP, TEX
Jordan Danks, OF, CHW
Ryota Igarashi, SP, NYY
Tyler Moore, 1B, WAS
Fernando Salas, RP, STL
Michael Martinez, 2B, PHI
Chad Beck, RP, TOR

Closer Watch

Giants - Santiago Casilla returned from a knee injury to secure his 15th save of the season Thursday. As long as he's healthy, he should remain the primary option in the ninth inning for manager Bruce Bochy as he's filled in admirably for Brian Wilson.

Mets - Frank Francisco gave up a solo home run to Ryan Zimmerman before shutting the door on the Nationals on Thursday. Ultimately, the Mets appear to be willing to give him a long leash as their closer, and it's also worth noting that the home run Thursday snapped an eight-appearance scoreless streak for Francisco.

Pirates - Joel Hanrahan gave up a solo home run to Ryan Ludwick and walked a batter before finishing the ninth inning against the Reds on Thursday. It was a blown save opportunity for the Bucs' closer, who was credited with the win after departing when the Bucs rallied for the game-winning run in the 10th inning. Chris Resop picked up the save after entering the game with a one-run lead in the 10th, but Hanrahan's job security is hardly in question.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Johnson - 1B BAL vs PHI
6/8 7:05 PM
Joe Blanton 8-18 .444 1 2 4 4 4 .667 .545 1.212
David Wright - 3B NYM @ NYY
6/8 7:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 6-14 .429 0 0 3 3 4 .429 .529 .958
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs NYM
6/8 7:05 PM
Johan Santana 16-46 .348 2 3 10 2 11 .500 .380 .880
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs NYM
6/8 7:05 PM
Johan Santana 15-31 .484 1 6 5 2 4 .742 .515 1.257
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs HOU
6/8 8:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 10-23 .435 2 5 5 3 7 .826 .519 1.345
Orlando Hudson - 2B CWS vs HOU
6/8 8:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 5-11 .455 0 3 1 2 1 .818 .538 1.356
Ryan Braun - OF MIL vs SD
6/8 8:10 PM
Edinson Volquez 6-16 .375 1 2 2 5 3 .625 .524 1.149
Corey Hart - OF MIL vs SD
6/8 8:10 PM
Edinson Volquez 4-13 .308 1 3 6 1 3 .769 .333 1.102
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs SD
6/8 8:10 PM
Edinson Volquez 6-10 .600 2 3 3 1 1 1.300 .667 1.967
Juan Rivera - OF LAD @ SEA
6/8 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 9-26 .346 1 1 5 2 4 .462 .393 .855
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Barry Zito SF vs TEX
6/8 10:15 PM
Rangers Batters 31-148 .209 3 10 14 17 19 .309 .291 .600

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Eric Chavez - 3B NYY vs NYM
6/8 7:05 PM
Johan Santana 4-24 .167 1 3 4 2 10 .375 .222 .597
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs NYM
6/8 7:05 PM
Johan Santana 1-15 .067 0 0 0 1 6 .067 .125 .192
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs NYM
6/8 7:05 PM
Johan Santana 3-24 .125 1 1 1 5 2 .250 .276 .526
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs NYM
6/8 7:05 PM
Johan Santana 4-20 .200 0 0 1 3 6 .200 .304 .504
Johnny Damon - DH CLE @ STL
6/8 8:15 PM
Jake Westbrook 2-13 .154 0 2 0 2 1 .308 .267 .575
Michael Cuddyer - OF COL vs LAA
6/8 8:40 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-16 .125 0 2 2 1 6 .250 .176 .426
Marco Scutaro - SS COL vs LAA
6/8 8:40 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-18 .111 0 1 0 1 4 .167 .158 .325
Bobby Abreu - OF LAD @ SEA
6/8 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 4-27 .148 0 1 0 5 6 .185 .281 .466
Adam Kennedy - 2B LAD @ SEA
6/8 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 2-11 .182 1 1 1 0 1 .455 .182 .637
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ SF
6/8 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 1-12 .083 0 0 0 3 0 .083 .267 .350
Yorvit Torrealba - C TEX @ SF
6/8 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 3-20 .150 0 0 2 3 4 .150 .261 .411
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Edinson Volquez SD @ Mil
6/8 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters 24-65 .369 5 10 14 11 13 .670 .461 1.131
 

Recommended Pickup

Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU - The Astros will go on the road to American League parks for six of their next nine games (@ White Sox, @ Rangers), and with Carlos Lee on the disabled list the DH spot will likely create an opportunity for an extra outfielder to enter the mix for playing time. Maxwell has displayed good power since being called up by the Astros, swatting five homers in 83 at-bats while collecting most of his starts against left-handed pitching. A low contact rate hitter (61 percent this season), Maxwell should be consider a short-term addition in deeper formats, as he's unlikely to become a long-term solution as an everyday player in Houston.

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