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Sunday Lineup Card: Sister Christian, Oh The Time Has Come

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Sunday's Starters
White Sox (Philip Humber -- R) at Tigers (Jacob Turner -- R), 1:05
Dodgers (Nathan Eovaldi -- R) at Mets (Jon Niese -- L), 1:10
Brewers (Mike Fiers -- R) at Reds (Johnny Cueto -- R), 1:10
Braves (Jair Jurrjens -- R) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler -- L), 1:35
Marlins (Anibal Sanchez -- R) at Pirates (Jeff Karstens -- R), 1:35
Giants (Barry Zito -- L) at Phillies (Joe Blanton -- R), 1:35
Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez -- R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester -- L), 1:35
Mariners (Blake Beavan -- R) at Rays (Matt Moore -- L), 1:40
Twins (Sam Deduno -- R) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie -- R), 2:10
Cubs (Travis Wood -- L) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn -- R), 2:15
Orioles (Zach Britton -- L) at Indians (Josh Tomlin -- R), 3:05
Rockies (Christian Friedrich -- L) at Padres (Ross Ohlendorf -- R), 4:05
Yankees (CC Sabathia -- L) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon -- R), 4:05
Astros (Jordan Lyles -- R) at Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter -- R), 4:10
Rangers (Matt Harrison -- L) at Angels (Dan Haren -- R). 8:00

Day Game After Night Game:
ATL/WAS, BAL/CLE, MIA/PIT, MIL/CIN, MIN/KC, SEA/TB, TOR/BOS, CHC/STL, HOU/ARZ, COL/SD, NYY/OAK

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Mike Aviles, 2B, BOS -- (Toe) Didn’t play Saturday because of a minor turf toe situation.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN -- (Personal) On paternity leave.
Trevor Plouffe, SS, MIN -- (Thumb) Left Friday’s game after jamming thumb in at-bat.
Nick Swisher, OF, NYY -- (Hip) Hopes to be back Sunday, but may take longer.
Colby Lewis, P, TEX -- (Forearm) Didn’t throw Saturday and will be reevaluated Sunday.
Wilin Rosario, C, COL -- (Ankle) Missed Saturday’s game and could miss additional games.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD -- (Knee) Negative MRI means he could return Sunday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, MIA -- (Hand) Only eligible to pinch-run on Saturday.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS -- (Ankle) Was removed from Saturday’s game as a precautionary measure and sat out second game of doubleheader.

Disabled List
Brent Morel, 3B, CHW -- (Back) O.K. with reserve role when he returns.
Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY -- (Ankle/Elbow) Could return before the end of July.
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY -- (Fibula) X-ray next week will determine health of bone.
Luke Scott, DH, TB -- (Oblique) Should be able to return when eligible.
Neftali Feliz, P, TEX -- (Elbow) Looked poor in second rehab start.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX -- (Hamstring) Could return by next weekend.
Koji Uehara, P, TEX -- (Ribs) Will need rehab assignment before returning.
Jose Bautista, 3B, TOR -- (Wrist) Healing well enough to possibly be back when he is eligible on August 2.
Matt Diaz, OF, ATL -- (Thumb) Injury considered serious, but hopes to avoid surgery.
Shaun Marcum, P, MIL -- (Elbow) No discomfort after throwing Saturday.
Laynce Nix, OF, PHI -- (Calf) Could return Sunday.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Luke Scott, DH, TB (retroactive 7/21)
Jason Frasor, P, TOR (retroactive 7/21)
Matt Diaz, OF, ATL (retroactive 7/21)
Johan Santana, P, NYM (retroactive 7/21)
Johnny Venters, P, ATL (retroactive 7/21)
Jason Frasor, P, TOR (retroactive 7/17)
Juan Cruz, P, PIT (retroactive 7/18)

Activated from DL
Jesse Crain, P, CHW
Takashi Saito, P, ARZ

Activated from Restricted List
Yorvit Torrealba, C, TEX

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
Xavier Nady, OF, WAS (designated for assignment)
Luis Martinez, C, TEX (optioned to Triple-A)
Brian Omogrosso, P, CHW (optioned to Triple-A)
Jonathan Albaladejo, P, ARZ

Called Up
Jeremy Hefner, P, NYM
John Lannan, P, WAS
Randall Delgado, P, ATL
Chris Parmelee, 1B, MIN
Evan Meek, P, PIT

Signed
Will Ohman, P, CIN

Suspension
Roberto Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona), P, CLE -- Eligible to return August 11.

Claimed Off Waivers
Mark Hamburger, P, HOU (claimed from SD)

Trade
Brett Myers, P (from HOU to CHW)
Matthew Heidenreich, P (from CHW to HOU)
Blair Walters, P (from CHW to HOU)

Closer Watch
Nationals -- Tyler Clippard blew his third save of the season Friday when he entered the ninth with a one-run lead against the Braves. Clippard not only gave up the lead, but also put his team down a run when a Michael Bourn triple allowed Dan Uggla and Paul Janish to score. Friday happened to be Clippard’s third appearance in a row that he has given up at least two runs, and has seen his ERA jump from an impressive 1.83 to an average 3.19. If Clippard’s next appearance isn’t spotless, Davey Johnson will have to start to reconsidering his ninth inning options.

Braves -- The normally unhittable Craig Kimbrel gave up a home run to Danny Espinosa in the ninth inning Friday after his team established a one-run lead in the ninth after falling behind 9-0 in the fifth. Chad Durbin came into the game in the eleventh with his team up a run again, and did the job Kimbrel normally does so well. The Espinosa homer should be consider just a blip on the radar of what has been another great season for Kimbrel.

Twins -- With a one-run lead in the eleventh inning, Glen Perkins was given the opportunity to get his fifth save of the season, and he did so while only giving up one hit. It does seem that the Twinkies are going with a closer by committee approach as Jared Burton has also been called upon to finish up games. The fact that the Twins are not winning that many games this year means that even if either Perkins or Burton establishes himself as the full-time closer, it wouldn’t mean much because they are rarely in need of one.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Corey Hart - OF MIL @ CIN
7/22 1:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 6-21 .286 3 3 3 0 6 .714 .348 1.062
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ CIN
7/22 1:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 5-21 .238 2 3 4 5 4 .571 .429 1.000
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs SF
7/22 1:35 PM
Barry Zito 12-16 .750 0 1 1 1 0 .813 .778 1.591
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs SF
7/22 1:35 PM
Barry Zito 6-16 .375 1 1 3 0 1 .563 .375 .938
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs SF
7/22 1:35 PM
Barry Zito 4-11 .364 0 2 1 0 1 .545 .364 .909
Angel Pagan - OF SF @ PHI
7/22 1:35 PM
Joe Blanton 6-12 .500 2 2 4 0 0 1.000 .500 1.500
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ KC
7/22 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 4-12 .333 2 3 4 0 3 .917 .333 1.250
Wilson Betemit - 3B BAL @ CLE
7/22 3:05 PM
Josh Tomlin 6-13 .462 2 4 4 2 2 1.077 .500 1.577
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ SD
7/22 4:05 PM
Ross Ohlendorf 4-11 .364 1 2 1 0 1 .818 .364 1.182
Derek Jeter - SS NYY @ OAK
7/22 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 9-18 .500 1 3 4 1 4 .833 .526 1.359
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ OAK
7/22 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 12-21 .571 6 8 14 2 3 1.524 .560 2.084
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ OAK
7/22 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 8-32 .250 2 4 7 4 8 .500 .351 .851
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK vs NYY
7/22 4:05 PM
CC Sabathia 5-24 .208 3 4 8 2 5 .625 .269 .894
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ LAA
7/22 8:05 PM
Dan Haren 19-43 .442 2 9 7 6 8 .767 .510 1.277
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Jon Lester BOS vs TOR
7/22 1:35 PM
Blue Jays Batters 11-63 .174 0 2 2 5 22 .211 .235 .447
Jair Jurrjens ATL @ WAS
7/22 1:35 PM
Nationals Batters 14-60 .233 1 3 4 3 13 .327 .270 .597
CC Sabathia NYY @ OAK
7/22 4:05 PM
Athletics Batters 21-117 .180 4 7 12 14 33 .304 .283 .588

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL @ CIN
7/22 1:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 3-15 .200 0 1 1 3 4 .333 .333 .666
Hunter Pence - OF PHI vs SF
7/22 1:35 PM
Barry Zito 3-15 .200 0 1 1 2 3 .267 .294 .561
Ryan Theriot - SS SF @ PHI
7/22 1:35 PM
Joe Blanton 2-15 .133 0 0 0 2 4 .133 .235 .368
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ BOS
7/22 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 3-17 .176 0 1 0 1 8 .235 .222 .457
Alexi Casilla - SS MIN @ KC
7/22 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 3-12 .250 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Eric Chavez - 3B NYY @ OAK
7/22 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 2-17 .118 0 1 0 1 2 .176 .167 .343
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs NYY
7/22 4:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-16 .188 0 0 0 2 6 .188 .278 .466
Jonny Gomes - OF OAK vs NYY
7/22 4:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-16 .188 0 1 1 2 6 .250 .316 .566
Brandon Inge - 3B OAK vs NYY
7/22 4:05 PM
CC Sabathia 10-56 .179 1 2 3 7 14 .250 .292 .542
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs TEX
7/22 8:05 PM
Matt Harrison 3-14 .214 0 0 0 1 0 .214 .267 .481
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs TEX
7/22 8:05 PM
Matt Harrison 1-10 .100 1 1 3 3 2 .400 .308 .708
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Johnny Cueto CIN vs Mil
7/22 1:10 PM
Brewers Batters 24-90 .267 5 11 11 10 18 .518 .360 .878
Barry Zito SF @ Phi
7/22 1:35 PM
Phillies Batters 36-100 .360 1 7 9 8 13 .443 .415 .858
Bartolo Colon OAK vs NYY
7/22 4:05 PM
Yankees Batters 58-164 .354 11 23 39 15 30 .639 .403 1.042
Dan Haren LAA vs Tex
7/22 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters 48-152 .316 4 16 20 12 26 .489 .373 .862
 


Recommended Pickup

Christian Friedrich, P, COL -- Coors Field has not been kind to Friedrich so far this year as the Rockies rookie starter has a 8.23 ERA at the hitter-friendly confines. On the other hand, Friedrich has found some success on the road, and lucky for him there aren’t many more pitcher-friendly parks than the home of the Padres, where he will start on Sunday. Not only does Friedrich hold a 3.79 ERA in road games this year, he also loves to pitch against the Padres, who have struck out 12 times and only scored two earned runs in the 11 innings Friedrich has pitched against them this year. He’s worthy of a quick stream option and should produce respectable results.

Other recent recommendations: Jeremy Guthrie, Sergio Romo, Francisco Rodriguez, Anthony Gose and Jacob Turner

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Matt Wieters, C, BAL -- $5,229
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL -- $3,910
Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY -- $9,920
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS -- $7,247
Jose Reyes, SS, MIA -- $6,734
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL -- $7,742
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT -- $11,457
Jay Bruce, OF, CIN -- $5,584
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Henderson Alvarez, SP, TOR -- $6,305
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