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Tuesday Lineup Card: Drawing a LeBlanc

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters
AL
Orioles (Chris Tillman - R) at Yankees (Ivan Nova - R), 7:05
Tigers (Justin Verlander - R) at Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R), 7:10
Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Rangers (Derek Holland - L), 8:05
White Sox (Francisco Liriano - L) at Twins (Nick Blackburn - R), 8:10
Indians (Derek Lowe - R) at Royals (Luke Hochevar - R), 8:10
Rays (James Shields - R) at Athletics (Tommy Milone - L), 10:05
Blue Jays (Aaron Laffey - L) at Mariners (Jason Vargas - L), 10:10

NL
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R), 7:05
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Braves (Kris Medlen - R), 7:10
Padres (Jason Marquis - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 7:10
Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R) at Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R), 8:05
Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Cardinals (Kyle Lohse - R) at Rockies (Jeff Francis - L), 8:40
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L) at Dodgers (Chris Capuano - L), 10:10
Mets (Matt Harvey - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Mark Trumbo, 1B, LAA - (Ribs) Was not in the lineup on Monday due to a dislocated rib.
Jim Thome, DH, BAL - (Neck) Returned to Baltimore on Monday for an MRI.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Hamstring) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Mike Aviles, 2B, BOS - (Toe) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Dan Haren, P, LAA - (Back) Was evaluated after his bullpen session Monday and might miss his next scheduled start on Wednesday.
Chris Sale, P, CHW - (Arm) Is expected to make his next start in approximately five or six days.

NL
Rafael Furcal, SS, STL - (Back) Though the Cardinals insist Furcal's back injury is minor, there is concern.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL - (Hand) Was not in the lineup on Monday due to blisters on his hand.
Matt Garza, P, CHC - (Triceps) His bullpen session on Monday reportedly went well.

Disabled List
AL
Mark Lowe, P, TEX - (Abdomen) Will make two final rehab appearances this week.
Dan Schlereth, P, TEX - (Shoulder) Is nearing a rehab assignment.
Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY - (Ankle) Will have another rehab outing in Double-A Trenton on Tuesday.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS - (Achilles) Unlikely to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
John Danks, P, CHW - (Shoulder) Threw a side session Monday, with little progress to report.
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA - (Toe) Could be ready for the start of the series against Oakland next Monday.
Andrew Bailey, P, BOS - (Thumb) Will actually begin his rehab assignment on Wednesday, not Monday as was previously reported.

NL
Jaime Garcia, P, STL - (Shoulder) Threw during a minor league rehab assignment on Monday.
Jason Castro, C, HOU - (Knee) Will likely continue his rehab at the Astros' spring training facility this week.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL - (Finger) Braves expect him to return to the lineup in approximately six weeks.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN - (Knee) Has not yet been able to resume hitting and still has no timetable for a return.
Jonathan Herrera, SS, COL - (Wrist) Continued his rehab assignment with a game in Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.
Shaun Marcum, P, MIL - (Elbow) Will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Juan Cruz, P, PIT - (Elbow) Will throw a 25-30 pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG - (Hamstring) Played catch before Monday's game.
Frank Francisco, P, NYM - (Oblique) Will likely pitch in Double-A Binghampton on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Johan Santana, P, NYM - (Ankle) Will throw off a mound on Thursday for the first time since being placed on the DL.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX
Mike Baxter, OF, NYM

Placed on DL
Joe Thatcher, P, SDP
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR

Designated for Assignment
Lyle Overbay, 1B, ARI

Optioned to Triple-A
Leonys Martin, OF, TEX
Hector Santiago, P, CHW
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF, NYM
Tyler Thornburg, P, MIL
Derek Norris, C, OAK
Fautino De Los Santos, P, MIL
Brian Bixler, 2B, HOU


Called Up
David Cooper, 1B, TOR
Brad Boxberger, P, SDP
Brett Wallace, 1B, HOU
Jeff Manship, P, MIN
Mike McClendon, P, MIL

Closer Watch
Royals: It does not currently appear that a trade involving closer Jonathan Broxton is close. With the trade deadline Tuesday afternoon, it appears that there may not be a change in Kansas City.

Mets: As noted above, Frank Francisco is expected to pitch on Tuesday and Wednesday with Double-A Binghampton. If all goes well he could potentially return to the Mets' bullpen soon thereafter.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL vs MIA
7/31 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 14-31 .452 4 8 10 3 2 .968 .486 1.454
Brian McCann - C ATL vs MIA
7/31 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 14-38 .368 6 9 18 1 8 .921 .375 1.296
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN vs SD
7/31 7:10 PM
Jason Marquis 6-28 .214 3 3 5 1 2 .536 .267 .803
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ BOS
7/31 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 4-12 .333 0 1 0 3 1 .417 .467 .884
Delmon Young - OF DET @ BOS
7/31 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 5-14 .357 0 3 1 1 3 .571 .400 .971
Torii Hunter - OF LAA @ TEX
7/31 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 2-10 .200 1 1 2 3 2 .500 .385 .885
Mitch Moreland - 1B TEX vs LAA
7/31 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver 4-11 .364 2 3 2 1 3 1.000 .417 1.417
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE @ KC
7/31 8:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 13-23 .565 3 7 10 2 4 1.130 .600 1.730
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 6-15 .400 1 2 3 0 2 .667 .400 1.067
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 12-32 .375 0 3 3 0 3 .469 .382 .851
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 10-26 .385 0 1 0 4 1 .423 .484 .907
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 5-15 .333 1 2 1 0 2 .600 .333 .933
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 4-10 .400 0 1 1 0 3 .600 .400 1.000
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs STL
7/31 8:40 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-17 .471 1 3 4 4 0 .765 .571 1.336
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jeff Francis COL vs STL
7/31 8:40 PM
Cardinals Batters 16-72 .222 1 5 10 4 7 .328 .254 .582

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Mike Morse - OF WAS vs PHI
7/31 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Nick Punto - 2B BOS vs DET
7/31 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander 4-26 .154 0 0 1 3 10 .154 .241 .395
Ryan Sweeney - OF BOS vs DET
7/31 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .400
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs SD
7/31 7:10 PM
Jason Marquis 3-15 .200 0 1 0 1 0 .267 .250 .517
David DeJesus - OF CHC vs PIT
7/31 8:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 2-11 .182 0 0 1 2 0 .182 .308 .490
Kendrys Morales - 1B LAA @ TEX
7/31 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 2-10 .200 0 2 0 1 3 .400 .273 .673
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs LAA
7/31 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver 8-46 .174 0 3 2 0 9 .239 .204 .443
David Murphy - OF TEX vs LAA
7/31 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver 5-28 .179 0 1 1 1 8 .214 .200 .414
Johnny Damon - DH CLE @ KC
7/31 8:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 1-13 .077 0 0 0 0 1 .077 .143 .220
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 7-36 .194 1 1 2 3 4 .278 .256 .534
Lance Berkman - 1B STL @ COL
7/31 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis 1-10 .100 1 1 1 2 2 .400 .250 .650
Yadier Molina - C STL @ COL
7/31 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis 2-15 .133 0 0 1 1 1 .133 .188 .321
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs TB
7/31 10:05 PM
James Shields 2-14 .143 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .200 .343
David Wright - 3B NYM @ SF
7/31 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-17 .118 0 0 1 2 11 .118 .211 .329
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Ricky Nolasco MIA @ Atl
7/31 7:10 PM
Braves Batters 46-135 .341 12 23 36 7 27 .702 .366 1.069
Jason Marquis SD @ Cin
7/31 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 17-70 .243 3 6 8 7 5 .408 .321 .729
Luke Hochevar KC vs Cle
7/31 8:10 PM
Indians Batters 38-119 .319 5 15 25 9 18 .528 .374 .902
Nick Blackburn MIN vs CWS
7/31 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 44-139 .316 3 10 10 8 16 .432 .359 .791
 

Recommended Pickup
Wade LeBlanc, P, MIA: With Carlos Zambrano being demoted to a bullpen role by the Marlins, Wade LeBlanc will step into a rotation role for Miami for the first time this season. Since being called up at the beginning of July, LeBlanc has thrown 15.2 innings of relief and has just a 1.15 ERA over that span. LeBlanc began the season in Triple-A and made 16 starts for the New Orleans Zephyrs. In just under 100 innings, he had a 3.74 ERA and 1.125 WHIP. Though he had almost a strikeout per inning in Triple-A, he held just a 5.76 K/9 in his short time in the majors so far and has not proven to be an effective strikeout pitcher in the majors. However, he has had some success starting in the majors in the past. He won't be someone who will net you the big strikeout numbers, but a starter who could give you a 3.50-4.00 ERA is something that can be very valuable. LeBlanc is worth a try if you need pitching help.

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