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Wednesday Lineup Card: Steady As He Gose

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 1:05
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) at Athletics (Travis Blackley - L), 3:35
Angels (C.J. Wilson - L) at Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 7:05
White Sox (TBA) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L), 7:10
Indians (Justin Masterson - R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R), 7:10
Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R) at Twins (Francisco Liriano - L), 8:10
Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R) at Royals (Bruce Chen - L), 8:10

NL
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) at Brewers (Tyler Thornburg - R), 2:10
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 3:10
Pirates (James McDonald - R) at Rockies (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 3:10
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez - L) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 3:35
Mets (Chris Young - R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmerman - R), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R) at Reds (Mat Latos - R), 7:10
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R) at Braves (Mike Minow - L), 7:10
Marlins (Josh Johnson - R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R), 8:05

Day Game After a Night Game: Blue Jays, Yankees, Rangers, Athletics, Cardinals, Brewers, Phillies, Dodgers, Pirates, Rockies, Astros, Padres

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Brayan Villarreal, P, DET - (Neck) Claimed to be ready to pitch for Tuesday's game.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS - (Achilles) There is tear or rupture of his Achilles.

NL
Carlos Quentin, OF, SDP - (Knee) Did not play on Monday.
Chris Nelson, SS, COL - (Chest) May need a procedure to "shock [his] heart back into rhythm," said Rockies manager Jim Tracy.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARI - (Hamstring) May require a stint on the disabled list.
Josh Thole, C, NYM - (Hamstring) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM - (Leg) Received a cortisone shot on Monday.

Disabled List
AL
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS - (Thumb) Likely to be re-instated from the DL when eligible on July 19.
Erasmo Ramirez, P, SEA - (Elbow) Is not yet ready to return to the rotation.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET - (Achilles) Ran the bases on Monday for the first time in nearly two months.
Vernon Wells, OF, LAA - (Thumb) Expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
Mariano Rivera, P, NYY - (Knee) Confirmed reports that he may still be able to return in 2012.
Stu Pomeranz, P, BAL - (Oblique) Resumed throwing on Monday.
Carl Pavano, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Threw long toss on Tuesday.
Dan Haren, P, LAA - (Back) Will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday or Thursday.
Rafael Perez, P, CLE - (Shoulder) Threw a scoreless inning in a rehab stint on Monday.
P.J. Walters, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Will remain on the 15-day DL after his 30-day rehab assignment at Triple-A expired.
Nick Johnson, 1B, BAL - (Wrist) Transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.
Jesse Crain, P, CHW - (Shoulder) Threw to live hitters on Tuesday.
Koji Uehara, P, TEX - (Ribs) Will remain on the DL as he is still experiencing tightness in his lat muscle.

NL
Dillon Gee, P, NYM - (Shoulder) Discharged from the hospital on Monday and hopes to resume throwing in six weeks.
Takashi Saito, P, ARI - (Calf) Made two rehab appearances over the weekend and is nearing a return.
John McDonald, SS, ARI - (Oblique) Took batting practice on Sunday.
Drew Storen, P, WAS - (Elbow) Will make another rehab appearance on Tuesday.

Transactions

Placed on Paternity Leave List
Yorvit Torrealba, C, TEX

Activated from DL
Philip Humber, P, CHW
Roy Halladay, P, PHI
Jason Bay, OF, NYM
Matt Joyce, OF, TBR
CC Sabathia, P, NYY
Collin Cowgill, OF, OAK

Placed on DL
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW
Robert Andino, 2B, BAL
Chris Nelson, 3B, COL
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN

Designated for Assignment
Jonathan Sanchez, P, KCR
Omar Quintanilla, SS, NYM

Optioned to Triple-A
Miguel Socolovich, P, BAL
Andrew Romine, 3B, LAA
Steve Delabar, P, SEA
Jason Bourgeois, OF, KCR
Darnell McDonald, OF, NYY
Collin Cowgill, OF, OAK
Luis Marte, P, DET
Will Rhymes, 2B, TBR
Brian Sanches, P, PHI

Called Up
Andrew Brown, OF, COL
Brad Bergesen, P, BAL
Anthony Gose, OF, TOR
Garrett Richards, P, LAA
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, COL
Ryan Verdugo, P, KCR
Jacob Turner, P, DET
Stephen Fife, P, LAD
Zach Britton, P, BAL
Vin Mazzaro, P, KCR
Blake Beavan, P, SEA
Todd Redmond, P, CIN

Free Agent Signings
Michael Solbach, P, COL

Closer Watch
Brewers: Milwaukee has officially removed John Axford from the closers role following his sixth blown save of the season on Monday against the Cardinals. Axford currently has a 5.35 ERA on the season, with a 1.68 WHIP as he has struggled mightily with his control. Taking over the closer role for the Brewers will be Francisco Rodriguez. Rodriguez is no stranger to closing, of course, as he was a long-time closer for the Angels and Mets before being traded to Milwaukee last season. Rodriguez has had some struggles of his own this season, but owns a 2.18 ERA in his last 18 games.

Twins: Matt Capps has been experiencing more soreness in his shoulder after just returning from the disabled list due to the injury. He will be examined by team doctors, but will likely be out for at least a few days. Glen Perkins and Jared Burton will continue to split closing duties until Capps returns.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs TOR
7/18 1:05 PM
Ricky Romero 4-15 .267 0 2 0 6 1 .400 .476 .876
Omar Vizquel - 3B TOR @ NYY
7/18 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 5-11 .455 0 1 0 0 1 .545 .455 1.000
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL vs STL
7/18 2:10 PM
Adam Wainwright 7-12 .583 0 1 0 0 1 .667 .583 1.250
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL vs STL
7/18 2:10 PM
Adam Wainwright 16-42 .381 2 7 5 3 8 .643 .435 1.078
Juan Rivera - OF LAD vs PHI
7/18 3:10 PM
Cliff Lee 6-21 .286 3 3 5 1 1 .714 .318 1.032
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs PHI
7/18 3:10 PM
Cliff Lee 11-37 .297 2 4 7 2 5 .541 .325 .866
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ LAD
7/18 3:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 4-13 .308 1 3 1 2 4 .692 .400 1.092
Erick Aybar - SS LAA @ DET
7/18 7:05 PM
Doug Fister 5-11 .455 0 1 3 0 1 .545 .455 1.000
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs NYM
7/18 7:05 PM
Chris Young 3-11 .273 1 2 2 1 2 .636 .333 .969
Carlos Pena - 1B TB vs CLE
7/18 7:10 PM
Justin Masterson 4-15 .267 2 4 5 1 2 .800 .353 1.153
Luke Scott - DH TB vs CLE
7/18 7:10 PM
Justin Masterson 7-16 .438 0 3 5 1 1 .625 .471 1.096
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs CLE
7/18 7:10 PM
Justin Masterson 5-11 .455 1 3 3 0 2 .909 .385 1.294
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs SEA
7/18 8:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 5-18 .278 2 2 2 1 5 .611 .316 .927
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ KC
7/18 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 11-26 .423 0 1 1 2 1 .462 .483 .945
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Ricky Romero TOR @ NYY
7/18 1:05 PM
Yankees Batters 26-128 .203 5 10 15 18 35 .367 .311 .677
Cliff Lee PHI @ LAD
7/18 3:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 31-140 .222 7 9 19 6 18 .394 .248 .642
Chris Young NYM @ WAS
7/18 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters 8-62 .129 2 5 5 7 22 .276 .217 .494
Bruce Chen KC vs SEA
7/18 8:10 PM
Mariners Batters 18-71 .254 0 3 2 3 10 .303 .289 .592
Kevin Millwood SEA @ KC
7/18 8:10 PM
Royals Batters 23-99 .232 2 5 8 4 16 .323 .273 .596

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs TOR
7/18 1:05 PM
Ricky Romero 3-17 .176 2 2 3 2 5 .529 .263 .792
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs TOR
7/18 1:05 PM
Ricky Romero 2-11 .182 1 1 1 0 6 .455 .182 .637
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs TOR
7/18 1:05 PM
Ricky Romero 2-16 .125 1 1 2 5 2 .313 .364 .677
Andruw Jones - OF NYY vs TOR
7/18 1:05 PM
Ricky Romero 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 6 .083 .083 .166
Ryan Braun - OF MIL vs STL
7/18 2:10 PM
Adam Wainwright 8-41 .195 2 3 5 1 8 .366 .250 .616
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs STL
7/18 2:10 PM
Adam Wainwright 5-27 .185 0 3 1 3 6 .296 .290 .586
Dexter Fowler - OF COL vs PIT
7/18 3:10 PM
James McDonald 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .432
Bobby Abreu - OF LAD vs PHI
7/18 3:10 PM
Cliff Lee 2-13 .154 0 0 1 0 4 .154 .143 .297
Mark Ellis - 2B LAD vs PHI
7/18 3:10 PM
Cliff Lee 4-24 .167 1 1 3 2 4 .292 .231 .523
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD vs PHI
7/18 3:10 PM
Cliff Lee 2-14 .143 1 1 2 0 2 .357 .133 .490
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ LAD
7/18 3:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-11 .182 0 2 3 3 4 .364 .333 .697
Shane Victorino - OF PHI @ LAD
7/18 3:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-11 .182 1 1 2 1 4 .455 .250 .705
Rod Barajas - C PIT @ COL
7/18 3:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-24 .208 0 2 1 0 6 .292 .208 .500
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK vs TEX
7/18 3:35 PM
Colby Lewis 3-18 .167 0 0 1 1 4 .167 .211 .378
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK vs TEX
7/18 3:35 PM
Colby Lewis 3-15 .200 2 2 2 0 4 .600 .200 .800
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs LAA
7/18 7:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 1-14 .071 0 1 1 2 7 .143 .188 .331
David Wright - 3B NYM @ WAS
7/18 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 2-13 .154 0 1 1 0 6 .231 .143 .374
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS vs NYM
7/18 7:05 PM
Chris Young 3-22 .136 1 2 3 2 7 .318 .208 .526
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs MIA
7/18 8:05 PM
Josh Johnson 2-13 .154 0 1 0 0 4 .231 .154 .385
Wilson Betemit - 3B BAL @ MIN
7/18 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 4 .273 .250 .523
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS KC vs SEA
7/18 8:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 8-49 .163 0 0 2 2 6 .163 .208 .371
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA @ KC
7/18 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 2 .250 .154 .404
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Justin Masterson CLE @ TB
7/18 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 22-64 .344 3 12 13 5 8 .618 .399 1.017
 

Recommended Pickup
Anthony Gose, OF, TOR: With the injury to Jose Bautista, the Blue Jays have a hole in their outfield. To help fill that, they have called up Gose, Baseball-America's #39 overall prospect entering 2012. The fact that Toronto called him up over former #6 overall prospect Travis Snider, who has been hitting .312/.402/.520 in the minors, says a lot about how much faith the team has in Gose. After garnering such high praise in the offseason, he has only improved his stock with a breakout 2012. In Triple-A for the first time this season, the 21-year-old has hit .292/.375/.432. In his previous four minor league seasons, he kept his batting average between .253 and .262 with a low on-base percentage. Gose could continue his hot hitting in the major leagues and give a decent batting average. He won't add much power, though his value will come mainly from his speed. Gose stole at least seventy bases in two of his past three minor league seasons and already has 29 this season. The Blue Jays have already said he will start on Wednesday and he will probably maintain that role for the near future. For those fantasy owners lacking steals, Gose could be a quick fix while potentially helping with batting average as well.

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