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Friday's Starters
Astros (Bud Norris – R) at Cubs (Paul Maholm – L), 2:20
White Sox (Jose Quintana – L) at Yankees (Adam Warren – R), 7:05
Indians (Derek Lowe – R) at Orioles (Jake Arrieta – R), 7:05
Angels (Ervin Santana – R) at Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva – R), 7:07
Phillies (Cliff Lee – L) at Marlins (Josh Johnson – R), 7:10
Tigers (Justin Verlander – R) at Rays (David Price – L), 7:10
Nationals (Ross Detwiler – L) at Braves (Randall Delgado – R), 7:35
Athletics (A.J. Griffin – R) at Rangers (Matt Harrison – L), 8:05
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy – R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf – L), 8:10
Padres (Jason Marquis – R) at Rockies (Jeff Francis – L), 8:10
Royals (Luis Mendoza – R) at Twins (Brian Duensing – L), 8:10
Pirates (Kevin Correia – R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R), 8:15
Mets (R.A. Dickey – R) at Dodgers (Aaron Harang – R), 10:10
Red Sox (Aaron Cook – R) at Mariners (Hector Noesi – R), 10:10
Reds (Mike Leake – R) at Giants (Matt Cain – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: HOU

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Andre Ethier, OF, LAD (oblique) – Considered day-to-day, but DL wouldn’t be surprising
Carlos Santana, C, CLE (back) – Out of the lineup Thursday after leaving Wednesday
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN (head) – Scratched Thursday after taking arm to head on Wednesday
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU (hamstring) – Won’t be back before Sunday
Henderson Alvarez, SP, TOR (elbow) – On track to pitch Saturday
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA (face) – Left Thursday after being hit in the face on a pickoff
Rod Barajas, C, PIT (knee) – Out again Thursday; now five straight games without starting

Disabled List
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS (elbow, wrist) – Seems to be feeling good on rehab assignment
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (Achilles) – Went 2-for-4 with three RBI as DH in first Low-A rehab game Derek Holland, SP, TEX (shoulder/illness) – Threw three innings in first rehab start Wednesday
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL (knee) – Rehab progressing; late-July return estimated
John Danks, SP, CHW (shoulder) – May have another MRI next week; rehab could move on after that
Victor Martinez, C, DET (knee) – In the best case, could play in mid-late September
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL (wrist) – May not be back ‘til after All-Star break
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB (shoulder) – Said he’s ready to go for Saturday activation/start
Kyle Farnsworth, RP, TB (elbow) – Ready to rejoin the team; expect activation soon
Brandon McCarthy, SP, OAK (shoulder) – Recovery going well, but out through break
Andy Dirks, OF, DET (Achilles) – Might not return ‘til after break
Bartolo Colon, SP, OAK (oblique) – Bullpen went well, but still may not be back ‘til after the break
Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY (ankle) – Placed on 60-day DL; could return right around that 60-day mark
Jeff Niemann, SP, TB (leg) – Playing catch and healing well, but still far away
Chris Iannetta, C, LAA (wrist) – Rehab slowed by forearm soreness; won’t be back ‘til after break
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE (knee) – Sounds like he’ll be back Monday
Laynce Nix, OF, PHI (calf) – Could begin rehab assignment soon
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD (leg) – Rehab assignment starts Friday; could be back next week
Joe Saunders, SP, AZ (shoulder) – Feeling better, but not throwing yet
Javy Guerra, RP, LAD (knee) – Could start rehab assignment Sunday
Scott Podsednik, OF, BOS (groin) – Playing outfield over the weekend for Triple-A; back next week
Mike Pelfrey, SP, NYM (elbow) – Recovering well early on from his TJ surgery
Marwin Gonzalez, SS, HOU (heel) – Rehab trip started Thursday in Triple-A
Wilton Lopez, RP, HOU (elbow) – Won’t be back ‘til after break
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU (ankle) – Should be back for much of the second half
Jorge De La Rosa, SP, COL (elbow) – Rehab shut down ‘til September, so he’ll miss the rest of the year
Mike Baxter, OF, NYM (shoulder) – Still hasn’t done much physical activity; no timetable
Michael Stutes, RP, PHI (shoulder) – Had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday; likely out for the season
Ryan Sweeney, OF, BOS (toe) – Took BP Thursday
Rich Hill, RP, BOS (elbow) – 7-10 days from throwing in the pen

Transactions

Activated from DL

Placed on DL
Nick Johnson, 1B, BAL (wrist)

Optioned to Triple-A
Jeff Manship, RP, MIN
Zach Putnam, RP, COL
Joe Savery, RP, PHI
Brad Brach, RP, SD
Ivan De Jesus, 2B, LAD
Brandon Kintzler, RP, MIL (DFA)
Hector Gomez, SS, MIL

Called Up
Trevor Bauer, SP, AZ
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD
Edwar Cabrera, SP, COL
Jeremy Horst, RP, PHI
Leyson Septimo, RP, CHW
Xavier Avery, OF, BAL
Ryota Igarashi, RP, NYY
Scott Van Slyke, OF, LAD
Kyle Waldrop, RP, MIN

Waiver Claims
Hector Gomez, SS, MIL (from COL)

Closer Watch

Mets – Bobby Parnell, named temporary closer in Frank Francisco’s absence due to an oblique injury, pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning Thursday against the Dodgers for his first save of the year. Parnell will continue to see save chances in the short term, so snatch him up if he hasn’t been snatched already.

Rockies – Rafael Betancourt blew his fourth save Thursday, giving up a solo homer to the Nats’ Bryce Harper in the top of the ninth. That’ll happen. The Rockies are so horrible, Betancourt has only 12 saves on the year – which means he’s blown a full quarter of his chances. Still, the job – such as it is – is his.

Yankees – With Rafael Soriano unavailable Thursday against the White Sox, the combination of Cody Eppley, Clay Rapada and David Robertson was unable to hold onto a two-run lead in the ninth, as Eppley and Rapada each put a man on, and Robertson then came in and served up Dayan Viciedo’s game-winning three-run blast. That’ll only serve to tighten Soriano’s grip on the job.

Angels – The Halos went back to Ernesto Frieri on Thursday in Toronto, and he earned his second consecutive four-out save. Scott Downs hasn’t saved a game since June 10; Frieri’s got six since then.

Tigers – Jose Valverde threw a clean ninth for save No. 14 Thursday in Tampa Bay, his first save chacne since a six-run debacle in Colorado. With a horrendous 20:17 K:BB and 1.40 WHIP on the year, Valverde’s grip on the job looks fairly tenuous, though there is no true closer-in-waiting for the Tigers, which will help him.

Diamondbacks – J.J. Putz converted his first save since June 10 on Thursday, retiring the Braves in order. Not that he’s been blowing opportunities all month; this was his first save chance since June 10 as well.

Astros – An error in the ninth inning led to a total unraveling by Brett Myers, who was only able to get two outs Thursday against San Diego while allowing six runs (one earned) on four hits and a hit batsman. That’s Myers’ second explosion in a span of five outings – not a good sign if the Astros want to get a nice prospect for him at the trade deadline.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs HOU
6/29 2:20 PM
Bud Norris 6-13 .462 2 4 2 2 0 1.077 .533 1.610
Geovany Soto - C CHC vs HOU
6/29 2:20 PM
Bud Norris 4-12 .333 2 2 2 0 4 .833 .333 1.167
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ CHC
6/29 2:20 PM
Matt Garza 6-19 .316 4 6 8 2 3 1.053 .381 1.434
Mark Reynolds - 3B BAL vs CLE
6/29 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 8-24 .333 1 4 5 0 4 .625 .333 .958
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA @ TOR
6/29 7:07 PM
Carlos Villanueva 8-25 .320 2 4 7 3 1 .640 .393 1.033
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR vs LAA
6/29 7:07 PM
Ervin Santana 9-30 .300 1 4 3 8 11 .500 .447 .947
John Buck - C MIA vs PHI
6/29 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 14-48 .292 3 6 8 5 14 .542 .358 .900
Hanley Ramirez - SS MIA vs PHI
6/29 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 6-11 .545 2 3 4 0 0 1.182 .545 1.727
Jose Reyes - SS MIA vs PHI
6/29 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 6-12 .500 0 3 0 0 0 .750 .500 1.250
Hideki Matsui - OF TB vs DET
6/29 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander 12-30 .400 1 4 6 1 2 .600 .419 1.019
Carlos Pena - 1B TB vs DET
6/29 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander 5-16 .313 1 3 4 1 3 .625 .353 .978
Sean Rodriguez - 2B TB vs DET
6/29 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander 4-10 .400 0 4 0 0 2 .800 .400 1.200
Luke Scott - DH TB vs DET
6/29 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander 4-14 .286 1 3 5 1 3 .643 .333 .976
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs DET
6/29 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander 10-24 .417 1 3 6 2 5 .625 .462 1.087
Coco Crisp - OF OAK @ TEX
6/29 8:05 PM
Matt Harrison 12-25 .480 1 4 6 1 4 .720 .500 1.220
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK @ TEX
6/29 8:05 PM
Matt Harrison 10-22 .455 0 0 5 1 0 .455 .478 .933
Henry Blanco - C ARI @ MIL
6/29 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 6-12 .500 0 2 2 0 0 .667 .500 1.167
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ MIL
6/29 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 5-11 .455 0 0 4 0 3 .455 .455 .909
Lyle Overbay - 1B ARI @ MIL
6/29 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 5-14 .357 1 2 3 0 8 .643 .357 1.000
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI @ MIL
6/29 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 6-15 .400 2 2 6 2 4 .800 .471 1.271
Ryan Roberts - 3B ARI @ MIL
6/29 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 9-19 .474 2 4 4 2 0 .895 .524 1.419
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ MIL
6/29 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 7-26 .269 3 4 6 5 4 .654 .387 1.041
Chris Young - OF ARI @ MIL
6/29 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 10-33 .303 1 5 2 4 10 .515 .378 .894
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs SD
6/29 8:10 PM
Jason Marquis 11-33 .333 4 7 10 8 4 .788 .463 1.251
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ STL
6/29 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 6-15 .400 0 2 0 1 2 .533 .438 .971
Daniel Descalso - 3B STL vs PIT
6/29 8:15 PM
Kevin Correia 5-11 .455 0 3 2 2 0 .727 .538 1.266
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs PIT
6/29 8:15 PM
Kevin Correia 9-31 .290 1 6 6 3 5 .581 .353 .934
Yadier Molina - C STL vs PIT
6/29 8:15 PM
Kevin Correia 6-22 .273 2 2 5 4 1 .545 .385 .930
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs PIT
6/29 8:15 PM
Kevin Correia 12-25 .480 0 2 1 2 4 .560 .519 1.079
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs NYM
6/29 10:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 7-14 .500 3 4 6 0 3 1.214 .500 1.714
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD vs NYM
6/29 10:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 5-10 .500 0 0 0 3 0 .500 .615 1.115
Ronny Cedeno - SS NYM @ LAD
6/29 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 8-29 .276 2 3 8 3 10 .517 .344 .861
Lucas Duda - OF NYM @ LAD
6/29 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 2-10 .200 2 2 2 2 4 .800 .333 1.133
Ruben Tejada - SS NYM @ LAD
6/29 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 4-10 .400 0 2 0 0 2 .600 .400 1.000
Josh Thole - C NYM @ LAD
6/29 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 12-12 1.000 2 4 6 0 0 1.667 1.000 2.667
David Wright - 3B NYM @ LAD
6/29 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 12-24 .500 1 7 5 2 5 .875 .538 1.413
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN @ SF
6/29 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 7-20 .350 2 3 6 3 5 .700 .435 1.135
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs CIN
6/29 10:15 PM
Mike Leake 7-10 .700 2 3 3 0 0 1.400 .700 2.100
Nate Schierholtz - OF SF vs CIN
6/29 10:15 PM
Mike Leake 4-12 .333 0 2 0 1 8 .500 .385 .885
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Matt Garza CHC vs HOU
6/29 2:20 PM
Astros Batters 12-68 .176 4 6 8 4 17 .390 .222 .613
Ervin Santana LAA @ TOR
6/29 7:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 30-146 .205 4 13 16 20 39 .358 .301 .659
David Price TB vs DET
6/29 7:10 PM
Tigers Batters 20-105 .191 0 3 9 10 33 .213 .265 .479
Jeff Francis COL vs SD
6/29 8:10 PM
Padres Batters 16-72 .222 0 5 7 7 10 .296 .291 .587

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Darwin Barney - 2B CHC vs HOU
6/29 2:20 PM
Bud Norris 2-13 .154 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .154 .308
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs HOU
6/29 2:20 PM
Bud Norris 2-13 .154 0 0 2 0 0 .154 .154 .308
Johnny Damon - DH CLE @ BAL
6/29 7:05 PM
Jake Arrieta 1-11 .091 0 0 0 4 0 .091 .333 .424
Casey Kotchman - 1B CLE @ BAL
6/29 7:05 PM
Jake Arrieta 2-12 .167 0 0 2 0 2 .167 .167 .333
Rajai Davis - OF TOR vs LAA
6/29 7:07 PM
Ervin Santana 1-22 .045 0 0 0 1 8 .045 .087 .132
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR vs LAA
6/29 7:07 PM
Ervin Santana 2-13 .154 0 0 0 2 3 .154 .267 .421
Colby Rasmus - OF TOR vs LAA
6/29 7:07 PM
Ervin Santana 0-10 .000 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .167 .167
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ TB
6/29 7:10 PM
David Price 2-13 .154 0 0 0 3 5 .154 .313 .466
Austin Jackson - OF DET @ TB
6/29 7:10 PM
David Price 1-15 .067 0 0 1 0 8 .067 .067 .133
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ TB
6/29 7:10 PM
David Price 0-13 .000 0 0 2 2 3 .000 .133 .133
Austin Kearns - OF MIA vs PHI
6/29 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .364
Gaby Sanchez - 1B MIA vs PHI
6/29 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 2-12 .167 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .286 .452
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA vs PHI
6/29 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 4-16 .250 0 0 2 0 8 .250 .250 .500
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI @ MIA
6/29 7:10 PM
Josh Johnson 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Ruiz - C PHI @ MIA
6/29 7:10 PM
Josh Johnson 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .273 .473
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs DET
6/29 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander 2-28 .071 0 0 0 2 8 .071 .133 .205
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL vs WAS
6/29 7:35 PM
Ross Detwiler 2-10 .200 0 1 2 1 0 .300 .273 .573
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK @ TEX
6/29 8:05 PM
Matt Harrison 2-17 .118 0 0 1 4 0 .118 .286 .403
Stephen Drew - SS ARI @ MIL
6/29 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-12 .167 1 2 5 1 3 .583 .214 .797
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs ARI
6/29 8:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 2-13 .154 0 1 0 0 3 .231 .154 .385
Chris Denorfia - OF SD @ COL
6/29 8:10 PM
Jeff Francis 2-13 .154 0 2 0 2 3 .308 .267 .574
Casey McGehee - 3B PIT @ STL
6/29 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 1-15 .067 0 0 1 1 4 .067 .125 .192
David Freese - 3B STL vs PIT
6/29 8:15 PM
Kevin Correia 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 6 .083 .083 .167
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs NYM
6/29 10:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 2-18 .111 0 1 1 0 3 .167 .111 .278
Scott Hairston - OF NYM @ LAD
6/29 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 2-10 .200 0 1 0 1 4 .300 .273 .573
Justin Turner - 2B NYM @ LAD
6/29 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 2 .200 .333 .533
Brandon Crawford - SS SF vs CIN
6/29 10:15 PM
Mike Leake 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Theriot - SS SF vs CIN
6/29 10:15 PM
Mike Leake 2-10 .200 0 1 0 2 1 .300 .333 .633
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Derek Lowe CLE @ Bal
6/29 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 20-64 .312 1 6 14 9 9 .448 .397 .845
Justin Verlander DET @ TB
6/29 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 41-134 .306 4 17 21 7 25 .491 .344 .835
Ross Detwiler WAS @ Atl
6/29 7:35 PM
Braves Batters 22-70 .314 0 4 7 8 11 .412 .385 .796
Matt Harrison TEX vs Oak
6/29 8:05 PM
Athletics Batters 31-85 .365 3 7 16 8 7 .522 .419 .941
Randy Wolf MIL vs Ari
6/29 8:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 56-159 .352 10 21 32 17 32 .616 .414 1.029
Kevin Correia PIT @ StL
6/29 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 48-152 .316 3 14 16 13 21 .461 .370 .830
Aaron Harang LAD vs NYM
6/29 10:10 PM
Mets Batters 50-128 .391 8 21 23 11 32 .669 .439 1.107
Mike Leake CIN @ SF
6/29 10:15 PM
Giants Batters 20-64 .312 3 10 6 3 11 .554 .343 .897
 


Recommended Pickup
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD – Cashner went down to the minors to stretch himself out, and he returned with dominance Thursday against Houston, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning before faltering and giving up a two-run homer to Carlos Lee. Still, he struck out nine batters in 6.1 innings and, as long as he stays healthy, could be one of the second half’s most valuable pitchers thanks to his ability to miss bats and his extremely pitcher-friendly home park. His average fastball this year: 98.33 miles per hour.

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