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Monday Lineup Card: Don't Eat Crow

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Monday's Starters
Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 7:05
Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R) at Pirates (Erik Bedard - L), 7:05
Brewers (Randy Wolf - L) at Phillies (Roy Halladay - R), 7:05
Braves (Mike Minor - L) at Marlins (Josh Johnson - R), 7:10
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R) at Mets (Chris Young), 7:10
Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L) at Rangers (Scott Feldman - R), 8:05
Reds (Mat Latos - R) at Astros (Wandy Rodriguez - L), 8:05
Twins (Francisco Liriano - L) at White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R), 8:10
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly - R), 8:15
Rockies (Jonathan Sanchez - L) at Diamondback (Ian Kennedy - R), 9:40
Royals (Bruce Chen - L) at Angels (C.J. Wilson - L), 10:05
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R) at Mariners (Kevin Milwood - R), 10:10
Padres (Clayton Richard) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R), 10:15

Not Playing:
TB, TOR, DET, OAK

Day Game After Night Game:
None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Drew Pomeranz, P, COL -- (Arm) Wonít miss start Tuesday.
Wilin Rosario, C, COL -- (Knee) Missed Sundayís game, and DL stint is still possible.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, MIA -- (Hand) Didnít start Sunday, and is questionable for Monday.
Jose Arrendondo, P, CIN -- (Forearm) Hit by ball, and may not be available for a day or two.
Erik Aybar, SS, LAA -- (Toe) Missed pregame activities as well as game Sunday, and could be heading to DL.
Jose Valverde, P, DET -- (Back) Missed Sundayís save opportunity, but will hopefully be back Tuesday.
Trevor Plouffe, SS, MIN -- (Thumb) Missed weekendís games, and may not be ready to return Monday.
Alex Cobb, P, TB -- (Lower Leg) Should be able to make next start.
Roy Oswalt, P, TEX -- (Back) Scratched from scheduled start Monday.

Disabled List
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS -- (Oblique) Will rest for two weeks before being reevaluated.
Chad Tracy, 1B, WAS -- (Groin) Went 2-for-4 in fifth rehab game.
Todd Helton, 1B, COL -- (Hip) Reported soreness Sunday morning after second rehab game.
Hector Sanchez, C, SF -- (Knee) Can start running Wednesday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS -- (Wrist) A hit, walk and RBI in first rehab start.
Juan Cruz, P, PIT -- (Shoulder) Inflammation leads to DL stint.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA -- (Knee) Will start hitting in cage next week.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN -- (Knee) Was without crutches Sunday after surgery Monday.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET -- (Achilles) Assigned to Triple-A to start rehab assignment.
Brett Anderson, P, OAK -- (Elbow) Will make second rehab start Thursday, following Fridayís two-inning outing.
Brandon McCarthy, P, OAK -- (Shoulder) Felt good after 40-pitch bullpen session.
Dallas Braden, P, OAK -- (Shoulder) Also threw bullpen session and felt good.
Jeff Niemann, P, TB -- (Leg) Threw first bullpen session since breaking fibula.
Sam Fuld, OF, TB -- (Wrist) Could return to majors for series against Baltimore.
Neftali Feliz, P, TEX -- (Elbow) Needs at least two more rehab starts.
Colby Lewis, P, TEX -- (Forearm) Skipped Saturdayís bullpen session and will be evaluated Monday.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX -- (Hamstring) Rehab assignment starts Monday and will last at least through Friday.
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR -- (Oblique) Will throw against live batters Tuesday.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Laynce Nix, OF, PHI
Eric Stults, P, SD
Dan Haren, P, LAA

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
Jason Pridie, OF, PHI (designated for assignment)
Miguel Batista, P, NYM (designated for assignment)
Randall Delgado, P, ATL (optioned to Triple-A)
Bryan Shaw, P, ARZ (optioned to Triple-A)
Rafael Dolis, P, CHC (optioned to Triple-A)
Nick Vincent, P, SD (optioned to Triple-A)
Kole Calhoun, OF, LAA (optioned to Triple-A)
Donnie Veal, P, CHW (optioned to Triple-A)

Called Up
Brandon Gomes, P, TB
Jeff Beliveau, P, CHC

Activated
Brad Bergesen, P, ARZ

Closer Watch
Tigers -- With their usual ninth-inning man, Jose Valverde, out with a bad back, Joaquin Beniot stepped into the closers role Sunday against the White Sox. Benoit not only converted the save, he did so in style by having a perfect inning. There is no doubt that Benoit will continue to be used in any save situation where Valverde isnít available.

Royals -- Aaron Crow pitched two perfect innings against the Twins Saturday to get his second save of the season. After pitching with only a two-run lead in the top of the eighth inning, the Royals put up another two runs in the bottom half of the frame to put meaning that the only person that could receive the save for the Royals would be Crow. There is no indication that Crow has taken over the ninth-inning spot from Jonathan Broxton, so this save may just have to amount to Ned Yost giving Crow the chance to get a save in what wasnít a normal save situation.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Juan Pierre - OF PHI vs MIL
7/23 7:05 PM
Randy Wolf 14-31 .452 0 3 0 2 1 .548 .485 1.033
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs MIL
7/23 7:05 PM
Randy Wolf 5-13 .385 1 1 1 0 2 .615 .385 1.000
Shane Victorino - OF PHI vs MIL
7/23 7:05 PM
Randy Wolf 6-18 .333 1 4 4 1 1 .722 .368 1.090
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ NYM
7/23 7:10 PM
Chris Young 3-11 .273 1 2 2 1 2 .636 .333 .969
Ryan Sweeney - OF BOS @ TEX
7/23 8:05 PM
Scott Feldman 8-19 .421 1 5 8 3 0 .789 .478 1.267
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs MIN
7/23 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 6-21 .286 2 5 7 8 6 .762 .483 1.245
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs MIN
7/23 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 10-24 .417 0 2 4 1 2 .500 .440 .940
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS vs MIN
7/23 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 4-11 .364 1 4 6 0 4 .909 .364 1.273
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN @ CWS
7/23 8:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 6-16 .375 0 2 0 1 4 .500 .412 .912
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ CWS
7/23 8:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 14-36 .389 3 7 8 6 2 .778 .476 1.254
Denard Span - OF MIN @ CWS
7/23 8:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 13-26 .500 0 2 3 1 3 .577 .519 1.096
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs LAD
7/23 8:15 PM
Chad Billingsley 8-23 .348 3 4 5 9 4 .783 .531 1.314
Miguel Montero - C ARI vs COL
7/23 9:40 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 4-10 .400 2 2 3 1 4 1.000 .455 1.455
Ryan Roberts - 3B ARI vs COL
7/23 9:40 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 3-13 .231 1 2 1 2 0 .538 .333 .871
Justin Upton - OF ARI vs COL
7/23 9:40 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 7-25 .280 2 5 6 7 10 .640 .438 1.078
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ ARI
7/23 9:40 PM
Ian Kennedy 5-14 .357 0 2 2 2 3 .571 .438 1.009
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ ARI
7/23 9:40 PM
Ian Kennedy 3-13 .231 1 3 1 1 3 .615 .286 .901
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ SEA
7/23 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 12-28 .429 1 2 4 2 3 .571 .467 1.038
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY @ SEA
7/23 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 18-47 .383 1 8 9 4 6 .596 .431 1.027
Andruw Jones - OF NYY @ SEA
7/23 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 7-16 .438 2 2 7 2 1 .813 .500 1.313
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ SEA
7/23 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 11-33 .333 3 4 5 2 4 .636 .371 1.007
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ SEA
7/23 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 14-39 .359 4 6 9 6 7 .718 .444 1.162
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ SEA
7/23 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 8-23 .348 1 3 1 6 6 .565 .483 1.048
Miguel Olivo - C SEA vs NYY
7/23 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 5-12 .417 0 1 3 0 1 .500 .417 .917
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
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OBP
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OPS
Justin Masterson CLE vs BAL
7/23 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 15-72 .209 0 4 7 8 14 .287 .305 .591
Wandy Rodriguez HOU vs CIN
7/23 8:05 PM
Reds Batters 31-140 .222 1 8 6 16 48 .297 .312 .609

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ CLE
7/23 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 1-11 .091 0 1 2 3 2 .273 .333 .606
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ CLE
7/23 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 2-16 .125 0 0 0 2 2 .125 .222 .347
Jose Lopez - 3B CLE vs BAL
7/23 7:05 PM
Tommy Hunter 3-22 .136 0 0 0 1 3 .136 .174 .310
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL @ PHI
7/23 7:05 PM
Roy Halladay 2-14 .143 0 1 0 0 2 .214 .143 .357
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ PHI
7/23 7:05 PM
Roy Halladay 2-13 .154 0 0 0 0 5 .154 .154 .308
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs MIL
7/23 7:05 PM
Randy Wolf 2-17 .118 1 2 3 1 6 .353 .167 .520
Hunter Pence - OF PHI vs MIL
7/23 7:05 PM
Randy Wolf 5-24 .208 1 2 4 1 8 .375 .240 .615
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs MIL
7/23 7:05 PM
Randy Wolf 3-14 .214 0 0 0 1 5 .214 .267 .481
Martin Prado - OF ATL @ MIA
7/23 7:10 PM
Josh Johnson 6-27 .222 0 0 2 0 6 .222 .222 .444
David Wright - 3B NYM vs WAS
7/23 7:10 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 2-13 .154 0 1 1 0 6 .231 .143 .374
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS @ NYM
7/23 7:10 PM
Chris Young 3-22 .136 1 2 3 2 7 .318 .208 .526
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ HOU
7/23 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-20 .050 0 0 0 0 11 .050 .050 .100
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN @ HOU
7/23 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-13 .077 0 0 0 3 8 .077 .250 .327
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS vs MIN
7/23 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 1-11 .091 0 1 0 5 1 .182 .412 .594
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs MIN
7/23 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 4-24 .167 0 2 3 0 6 .250 .167 .417
Lance Berkman - 1B STL vs LAD
7/23 8:15 PM
Chad Billingsley 2-18 .111 0 2 0 2 4 .222 .200 .422
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs LAD
7/23 8:15 PM
Chad Billingsley 2-10 .200 0 0 1 1 2 .200 .273 .473
Stephen Drew - SS ARI vs COL
7/23 9:40 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 6-30 .200 0 2 3 3 4 .267 .273 .540
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS KC @ LAA
7/23 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 3-15 .200 0 1 1 0 2 .267 .200 .467
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs KC
7/23 10:05 PM
Bruce Chen 2-10 .200 1 1 1 1 1 .500 .273 .773
Angel Pagan - OF SF vs SD
7/23 10:15 PM
Clayton Richard 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .400
Cold 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
Randy Wolf MIL @ Phi
7/23 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 51-168 .304 5 20 18 13 31 .491 .354 .845
Scott Feldman TEX vs Bos
7/23 8:05 PM
Red Sox Batters 23-62 .371 2 9 10 7 8 .577 .436 1.014
Gavin Floyd CWS vs Min
7/23 8:10 PM
Twins Batters 42-116 .362 5 15 17 10 17 .589 .413 1.002
Jonathan Sanchez COL @ Ari
7/23 9:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 31-117 .265 7 16 19 21 27 .507 .375 .882
Kevin Millwood SEA vs NYY
7/23 10:10 PM
Yankees Batters 95-279 .341 14 35 46 36 45 .575 .416 .991
Recommended Pickup

Other Recent Recommendations:
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KC -- Cain came out of the Royals spring training as the teams starting center fielder but only made five appearances before landing on the disabled list. A three-month-plus stint getting healthy was well worth it based off the ten-run stretch Cain has had since returning by racked up two home runs, three doubles, and ten RBI. Cain was once a highly-rated prospect and was even part of the deal that saw Zach Greinke leave the Royals for the Brewers, so the Royals management will hope that he stays healthy and continues to produce like this for the rest of the season.

Other recent recommendations: Christian Friedrich, Jeremy Guthrie, Sergio Romo, Francisco Rodriguez, and Anthony Gose.

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Miguel Montero, C, ARZ -- $5,263
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA-- $9,746
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT -- $7,014
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY -- $7,989
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE -- $6,385
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