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Sunday Lineup Card: Pedro Goes Streaking

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Sunday's Starters
Rays (David Price - L) at Phillies (Cole Hamels - L), 1:05
Twins (Scott Diamond - L) at Reds (Mike Leake - R), 1:10
Blue Jays (Jesse Chavez - R) at Marlins (Mark Buehrle - L), 1:10
Braves (Mike Minor - L) at Red Sox (Aaron Cook - R), 1:35
Tigers (Justin Verlander - R) at Pirates (Kevin Correia - R), 1:35
Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L) at Orioles (Jake Arrieta - R), 1:35
Indians (Derek Lowe - R) at Astros (J.A. Happ - L), 2:05
Brewers (Michael Fiers - R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana - L), 2:10
Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R) at Royals (Jonathan Sanchez - L), 2:10
Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R) at Angels (Garrett Richards - R), 3:35
Mariners (Hector Noesi - R) at Padres (Edison Volquez - R), 4:05
Giants (Matt Cain - R) at Athletics (Brandon McCarthy - R), 4:05
Cubs (Matt Garza - R) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L), 4:10
Rays (Alex Cobb - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 6:35
Rockies (Alex White - R) at Rangers (Matt Harrison - L), 7:05
Yankees (C.C. Sabathia - L) at Mets (R.A. Dickey - R), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game:
ATL/BOS, LAD/LAA, MIL/CHW, SF/OAK, WAS/BAL, SEA/SD, CHC/ARZ, TB/PHI (doubleheader).

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS -- (Illness) Will not make scheduled start on Sunday, but should be ready for his next.
Jose Valverde, P, DET -- (Wrist) Will test injury on Saturday with game of catch.
Matt Capps, P, MIN -- (Shoulder) Was available to pitch in save situation, but was not selected so he can rest more.
Brian Fuentes, P, OAK -- (Ankle) Available out of the pen presumably in a setup role.
Craig Gentry, OF, TEX -- (Ankle) Left Saturday’s game with soreness.
Jordan Pacheco, 3B, COL -- (Quadriceps) Will miss a game or two a week until fully healthy.
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU -- (Ankle) Missed Saturday’s game with soreness from bone chip.
Ike Davis, 1B, NYM -- (Illness) Scratched from Saturday’s game, but shouldn’t miss many more.

Disabled List
Chris Iannetta, C, LAA -- (Wrist) A week or two away from being able to start rehab assignment.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS -- (Elbow) Went hitless in Gulf Coast League action in first game back from injury.
Aaron Cook, P, BOS -- (Knee) Will be actived from disabled list before game on sunday.
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE -- (Knee) Expected to miss another couple weeks.
Chris Getz, 2B, KC -- (Ankle) MRI reveals a soft grade-two strain on lower leg.
Luke Scott, DH, TB -- (Back) Feeling better but won’t be ready until next week.
Derek Holland, P, TEX -- (Shoulder) Threw second bullpen session since injury with increased intensity.
Sergio Santos, P, TOR -- (Shoulder) Resuming long toss for first time since setback.
Stephen Drew, SS, ARZ -- (Ankle) Will be eased back into everyday playing time once activated.
Joe Saunders, P, ARZ -- (Shoulder) Placed on DL with seriousness of injury not yet certain.
Juan Nicasio, P, COL -- (Knee) Begins facing batters next week.
Travis Buck, OF, HOU -- (Heel) Will start to see time in outfield in rehab.
Shaun Marcum, P, MIL -- (Elbow) Placed on DL, but could only miss one start.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI -- (Achilles) Hopeful to begin rehab assignment next week.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI -- (Knee) Played for consecutive days for first time in rehab assignment.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL -- (Shoulder) Threw to live hitters in a sign that he is close to returning.

Transactions

Placed on the DL
Colin Cowgill, OF, OAK (retroactive 6/23)
Bartolo Colon, P, OAK (retroactive 6/18)
Shaun Marcum, P, MIL (retroactive 6/23)

Activated from DL
Travis Ishikawa, 1B, MIL

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
Roman Colon, P, KC (designated for assignment)

Called Up
Francisley Bueno, P, KC
Tyson Ross, P, OAK
Brandon Hicks, 3B, OAK

Closer Watch
Pirates -- Joel Hanrahan has been terrific this year for the Pirates, so after getting the save Friday and Saturday against Detroit, one would speculate that their ninth inning man will have the day off on Sunday. If the situation is right, a guy like Chris Resop, Jason Grilli, or Juan Cruz may find themselves picking up a rare save opportunity in the series ending game Sunday.

Phillies -- With a two run lead to preserve, Jonathan Papelbon was not able to hold onto the lead against the Rays on Saturday. This has been Papelbon’s second consecutive appearance where he has given up a run, no one should be considered seeing as how the Phillies front office dished out a lot of money to have Papelbon be their closer. It should be noted though that Papelbon has gone cold in the past, so make sure to stay on top of the Phillies closer situation as it may start heating up.

Twins -- Glen Perkins got his second save of the season Friday even though regular closer Matt Capps was available to pitch out of the bullpen. Capps normal setup man looked a little shaky, but still was able to preserve the Twins one-run lead over the Reds on Friday. It would seem that it is about time that Capps will return to his role as the regular ninth-inning man soon, though the Twins management seem to want to rest him for as long as possible.

Diamondbacks -- David Hernandez stepped into Friday’s game with the bases loaded, four outs to go, a five run lead, and he stepped out with an odd save. JJ Putz is the Diamondbacks normal closer, so the Hernandez save at the moment can be amounted to the large lead and should just be considered something that happens on the regular, until something happens to the veteran Putz.

Angels -- Sporting an ERA and WHIP under one in 32 games so far this season, Ernesto Frieri has been one of the most unhittable pitchers in the majors. It is no wonder that the Angels are using their Colombian righty in the ninth inning to close out their games. It has been over three weeks since Frieri has taken over the full-time closers position, and he has been lights out, so it does not seem like he is going to give it back anytime soon.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jeff Keppinger - 2B TB @ PHI
6/24 1:05 PM
Cole Hamels 9-19 .474 0 2 3 1 2 .579 .500 1.079
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ MIA
6/24 1:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 10-28 .357 1 2 2 6 8 .500 .471 .971
Rajai Davis - OF TOR @ MIA
6/24 1:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 7-17 .412 0 2 2 0 1 .647 .412 1.059
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR @ MIA
6/24 1:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 5-10 .500 0 2 2 1 0 .700 .545 1.245
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ BOS
6/24 1:35 PM
Aaron Cook 10-29 .345 3 6 9 3 8 .759 .406 1.165
Brian McCann - C ATL @ BOS
6/24 1:35 PM
Aaron Cook 8-23 .348 0 3 3 2 1 .478 .400 .878
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ PIT
6/24 1:35 PM
Kevin Correia 9-16 .563 1 4 7 1 0 .938 .588 1.526
Prince Fielder - 1B DET @ PIT
6/24 1:35 PM
Kevin Correia 7-31 .226 3 3 12 2 1 .516 .273 .789
Casey Kotchman - 1B CLE @ HOU
6/24 2:05 PM
J.A. Happ 5-13 .385 1 4 2 1 2 .846 .429 1.275
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs CLE
6/24 2:05 PM
Derek Lowe 14-42 .333 2 6 7 1 0 .571 .349 .920
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ KC
6/24 2:10 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 5-18 .278 3 3 6 1 7 .778 .316 1.094
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA vs LAD
6/24 3:35 PM
Aaron Harang 21-69 .304 5 10 13 3 5 .594 .333 .928
Marco Scutaro - SS COL @ TEX
6/24 7:05 PM
Matt Harrison 5-14 .357 0 2 7 4 3 .500 .500 1.000
Andres Torres - OF NYM vs NYY
6/24 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia 5-11 .455 0 3 1 1 1 .818 .500 1.318
Eric Chavez - 3B NYY @ NYM
6/24 8:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 4-12 .333 1 2 3 1 1 .667 .385 1.052
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY @ NYM
6/24 8:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 11-31 .355 4 4 7 1 3 .742 .375 1.117
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ NYM
6/24 8:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 7-18 .389 0 3 1 0 2 .556 .389 .944
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jonathan Sanchez KC vs STL
6/24 2:10 PM
Cardinals Batters 25-118 .212 5 12 18 20 31 .379 .330 .709
Matt Cain SF @ OAK
6/24 4:05 PM
Athletics Batters 19-88 .216 1 9 9 4 13 .345 .250 .595
Paul Maholm CHC @ ARI
6/24 4:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 11-61 .180 1 2 3 9 5 .258 .286 .544

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI vs TB
6/24 1:05 PM
David Price 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .364
Ryan Doumit - C MIN @ CIN
6/24 1:10 PM
Mike Leake 4-21 .190 0 0 0 1 1 .190 .227 .418
J.P. Arencibia - C TOR @ MIA
6/24 1:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
Michael Bourn - OF ATL @ BOS
6/24 1:35 PM
Aaron Cook 2-13 .154 0 0 1 0 2 .154 .154 .308
Jack Wilson - SS ATL @ BOS
6/24 1:35 PM
Aaron Cook 2-13 .154 0 0 2 0 1 .154 .154 .308
Chris Snyder - C HOU vs CLE
6/24 2:05 PM
Derek Lowe 3-17 .176 0 0 1 3 5 .176 .300 .476
Allen Craig - OF STL @ KC
6/24 2:10 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 2-10 .200 0 2 2 2 6 .400 .333 .733
Yadier Molina - C STL @ KC
6/24 2:10 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 1-11 .091 0 0 0 6 0 .091 .412 .503
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK vs SF
6/24 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 2-12 .167 0 2 0 0 3 .333 .167 .500
Seth Smith - OF OAK vs SF
6/24 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 5-40 .125 0 2 5 4 3 .175 .205 .380
Henry Blanco - C ARI vs CHC
6/24 4:10 PM
Paul Maholm 3-16 .188 0 0 1 3 1 .188 .316 .503
Ronny Cedeno - SS NYM vs NYY
6/24 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia 1-14 .071 0 0 1 0 3 .071 .071 .142
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ NYM
6/24 8:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 3-20 .150 0 2 1 3 5 .250 .261 .511
Russell Martin - C NYY @ NYM
6/24 8:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 2-10 .200 0 2 0 2 0 .400 .333 .733
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ NYM
6/24 8:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 2-14 .143 0 0 3 1 6 .143 .200 .343
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ NYM
6/24 8:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 3-16 .188 2 2 2 0 3 .563 .188 .750
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Aaron Cook BOS vs Atl
6/24 1:35 PM
Braves Batters 37-119 .311 3 12 20 10 16 .463 .364 .828
Kevin Correia PIT vs Det
6/24 1:35 PM
Tigers Batters 24-79 .304 4 9 21 3 7 .524 .329 .853
Aaron Harang LAD @ LAA
6/24 3:35 PM
Angels Batters 22-74 .297 5 10 13 3 7 .569 .325 .893
 


Recommended Pickup

Other Recent Recommendations:
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