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Monday Lineup Card: Lind Hot Since Call-Up

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Projected Starters – A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern):

American League
Angels (Ervin Santana – R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello – R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez – R) at Yankees (Phil Hughes – R), 7:05
White Sox (Dylan Axelrod – R) at Red Sox (Aaron Cook – R), 7:10
Indians (Zach McAllister – R) at Rays (Alex Cobb – R), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Tillman – R) at Twins (Scott Diamond – L), 8:10
Mariners (Jason Vargas – L) at Royals (Jonathan Sanchez – L), 8:10

National League
Nationals (Edwin Jackson – R) at Marlins (Carlos Zambrano – R), 7:10
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R), 7:10
Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R) at Brewers (Michael Fiers – R), 8:10
Pirates (Jeff Karstens – R) at Rockies (Jeff Francis – L), 8:40
Astros (J.A. Happ –L) at Padres (Kip Wells – R), 10:05
Phillies (Joe Blanton – R) at Dodgers (Nathan Eovaldi – R), 10:10

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries - A brief look at players that have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns.

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)

AL
Robert Andino, 2B, BAL – (Shoulder) X-rays negative after leaving Sunday’s game, says he has no pain.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK – (Shoulder) Out of Sunday’s lineup, will see a doctor Monday.
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW – (Forearm) Returned to Chicago and will be scratched from Monday’s start.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, BOS – (Back) Started Sunday’s game.
Torii Hunter, OF, LAA – (Groin) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Hideki Matsui, OF, TB – (Hamstring) Started Sunday’s game.
Mike Napoli, C, TEX – (Quadriceps) Expected to be out until Tuesday.
Yorvit Torrealba, C, TEX – (Personal) Will miss Tuesday and Wednesday for birth of child.
Brayan Villarreal, P, DET – (Neck) Was unavailable over the weekend, remains day-to-day.

NL
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD – (Elbow) Scratched Sunday, will have MRI.
Sean Burnett, P, WAS – (Elbow) Pitched out of bullpen Sunday.
Johnny Cueto, P, CIN – (Finger) Threw bullpen session Sunday after he was scratched, thinks he will be ready Tuesday.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS – (Oblique) Did not play Sunday, could miss several days.
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM – (Leg) Will be examined Monday, should miss a few games.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI – (Shoulder) Threw bullpen session Saturday, should be activated Tuesday.
Josh Thole, C, NYM – (Hamstring) Playing through injury, has started every game.

Players on the DL

AL
Scott Atchison, P, BOS – (Forearm) Placed on DL with tightness.
Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY – (Ankle) Two scoreless innings in rookie league rehab.
Jesse Crain, P, TOR – (Shoulder) Fatigued after bullpen session.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS – (Elbow) Went 2-for-5 in what should be final rehab appearance, should be activated Monday.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET – (Achilles) Should start rehab this week.
Sam Fuld, OF, TB – (Wrist) Moved up to Triple-A in rehab.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL – (Knee) Placed on DL, will have surgery Monday.
Dan Haren, P, LAA – (Back) Will make rehab start Monday or Tuesday, should return to rotation Sunday.
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX – (Groin) Should be activated Tuesday.
Rafael Perez, P, CLE – (Shoulder) Threw scoreless innings in rehab, should have a few more rehab appearances.
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY – (Lower Leg) X-rays look good, still six weeks away, though.
Stuart Pomeranz, P, BAL – (Oblique) Won’t start rehab for a few days.
Sergio Santos, P, TOR – (Shoulder) Will have season ending surgery.
Drew Smyly, P, DET – (Ribs) Expected to miss two starts.
Ryan Sweeney, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) Was unavailable to pinch-hit Saturday, did not appear Sunday.
Koji Uehara, P, TEX – (Shoulder) Could be activated Wednesday.
Jordan Walden, P, LAA – (Biceps) Placed on DL with strain.
P.J. Walters, P, MIN – (Shoulder) Setback in last rehab, not sure when he will throw again.

NL
Mike Baxter, OF, NYM – (Shoulder) Was due to start rehab Sunday.
Jason Castro, C, HOU – (Knee) Hit DL Sunday, retried to July 8.
Aubrey Huff, 1B, SF – (Knee) Was not activated Sunday as club did not place Melky Cabrera on paternity list.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU – (Ankle) Placed on DL with strain.
Nick Massett, P, CIN – (Shoulder) Will try for bullpen session Monday.
Edward Mujica, P, MIA – (Toe) Was not activated Sunday as expected, should be back soon, though.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA – (Knee) Wants to start baseball activities in next day or two.
Kyle Weiland, P, HOU – (Shoulder) Transferred to 60-day DL, longshot to pitch again this season.
Jack Wilson, SS, ATL – (Finger) Will start rehab as soon as finger heals, suggesting it could be before 15 days.

Transactions - Players that have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Called Up
Josh Wall, P, LAD
Luis Martinez, C, TEX
Chad Beck, P, TOR
Steve Johnson, P, BAL (sent down after Sunday’s game)
Kole Calhoun, OF, STL
Ben Sheets, P, MIL
Junichi Tazawa, P, BOS
Carlos Corporan, C, HOU

Sent Down
Mitch Maier, OF, KC
Maurio Gomez, 1B, BOS
Yoshinori Tateyama, P, TEX
Jesse Chavez, P, TOR
Steve Johnson, P, BAL
Randall Delgado, P, ATL
Manny Pina, C, KC

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Jason Hammel, P, BAL
Jordan Walden, , LAA
Jack Wilson, SS, ATL
Scott Atchison, P, BOS
Jason Castro, C, HOU
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU
Kyle Weiland, P, HOU (transferred from 15-day DL to 60-day DL)
Felipe Paulino, P, KC (transferred from 15-day DL to 60-day DL)

Activated from DL
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS
Marwin Gonzalez, SS, HOU

Signed
Humberto Quintero, C, MIA
David Pauley, P, SEA

Traded
None

Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out our Closer Grid with the link to the left).

Baltimore – Jim Johnson was hurt by an error, but he blew Saturday’s save against the Tigers. No chance in job security here.

Houston – Brett Myers failed to retire a batter and allowed three hits in a row as the Giants got a walk-off win off him in the bottom of the 12th on Saturday.

Los Angeles Angels – Ernesto Frieri struggled Sunday, maybe for the first time this season. He retired none and allowed three runs in a non-save situation before being lifted. Scott Downs allowed three runners but got two outs. Finally, the Angels called on Kevin Jepsen to shut the door by retiring Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez popped out as Jepsen earned his second career save.

Miami– It’s a closer by committee on South Beach and Steve Cishek got the chance to close Saturday. He retired five batters, allowed a hit and struck out three.

San Francisco – Santiago Casilla blew Saturday’s save, but one of the runs was unearned. He came back to notch Sunday’s save.

Toronto – With Casey Janssen being called up Friday and Saturday, the Blue Jays let Darren Oliver earn a two innings save on Sunday. The Jays likely just wanted to rest Janssen.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs LAA
7/16 7:05 PM
Ervin Santana 4-11 .364 1 1 3 1 2 .636 .417 1.053
Gerald Laird - C DET vs LAA
7/16 7:05 PM
Ervin Santana 6-18 .333 0 3 1 0 4 .556 .316 .872
Willie Bloomquist - SS ARI @ CIN
7/16 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 5-11 .455 0 1 3 0 2 .545 .455 1.000
Aaron Hill - 2B ARI @ CIN
7/16 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-11 .364 1 3 4 3 0 .818 .533 1.351
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ CIN
7/16 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 6-13 .462 2 2 3 1 3 .923 .500 1.423
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ BOS
7/16 7:10 PM
Aaron Cook 4-15 .267 1 2 3 3 2 .533 .389 .922
Orlando Hudson - 2B CWS @ BOS
7/16 7:10 PM
Aaron Cook 17-40 .425 0 2 5 6 4 .475 .500 .975
John Buck - C MIA vs WAS
7/16 7:10 PM
Edwin Jackson 3-10 .300 1 1 1 0 2 .600 .300 .900
Omar Infante - 2B MIA vs WAS
7/16 7:10 PM
Edwin Jackson 6-10 .600 0 0 2 0 0 .600 .600 1.200
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs PHI
7/16 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 6-14 .429 2 2 2 1 5 .857 .467 1.324
James Loney - 1B LAD vs PHI
7/16 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 5-10 .500 0 0 2 2 1 .500 .583 1.083
Juan Rivera - OF LAD vs PHI
7/16 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 5-12 .417 0 2 4 1 2 .583 .462 1.045
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs LAA
7/16 7:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-14 .143 0 0 2 1 3 .143 .188 .331
Delmon Young - OF DET vs LAA
7/16 7:05 PM
Ervin Santana 3-13 .231 0 0 1 0 5 .231 .231 .462
Erick Aybar - SS LAA @ DET
7/16 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 2 .300 .273 .573
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ NYY
7/16 7:05 PM
Phil Hughes 4-19 .211 1 3 2 1 10 .474 .250 .724
Henry Blanco - C ARI @ CIN
7/16 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 1-13 .077 0 0 2 1 5 .077 .143 .220
Geoff Blum - 3B ARI @ CIN
7/16 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-24 .167 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .231 .398
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ CIN
7/16 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 3-21 .143 1 1 3 0 8 .286 .136 .422
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS @ BOS
7/16 7:10 PM
Aaron Cook 1-12 .083 0 0 1 1 3 .083 .214 .297
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ MIA
7/16 7:10 PM
Carlos Zambrano 4-20 .200 0 0 2 3 4 .200 .304 .504
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs PHI
7/16 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 1-11 .091 0 0 2 0 3 .091 .077 .168
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Aaron Cook BOS vs CWS
7/16 7:10 PM
White Sox Batters 27-80 .337 1 7 11 10 9 .450 .420 .870
 

Recommended Pickup

Adam Lind, 1B, TOR – It’s no secret that 2009 was a career year for Lind. It got so bad for him that he was optioned in May after hitting .186 over the first month and a half of the season. That move has done Lind some good, as he has gone on a tear since being promoted on June 25. The season average of .232 is not sexy, but Lind has hit .340 with a 1.029 OPS since he was summoned back to the Blue Jays.

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