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Wednesday Lineup Card: Holland Days

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Orioles (Zach Britton - L) at Yankees (Phil Hughes - R), 1:05
White Sox (Jake Peavy - R) at Twins (Scott Diamond - L), 1:10
Rays (Alex Cobb - R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R), 3:35
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Red Sox (Aaron Cook - R), 7:10
Angels (Garrett Richards - R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish - R), 8:05
Indians (Zach McAllister - R) at Royals (Luis Mendoza - R), 8:10
Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva - R) at Mariners (Blake Beavan - R), 10:10

NL
Astros (Jordan Lyles - R) at Brewers (Mike Fiers - R), 2:10
Pirates (Jeff Karstens - R) at Cubs (Travis Wood - L), 2:20
Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter - R) at Dodgers (Stephen Fife - R), 3:10
Phillies (Vance Worley - R) at Nationals (Edwin Jackson - R), 7:05
Marlins (Wade LeBlanc - L) at Braves (Ben Sheets - R), 7:10
Padres (Kip Wells - R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 7:10
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook - R) at Rockies (Drew Pomeranz - L), 8:40
Mets (Jon Niese - L) at Giants (Matt Cain - R), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: Orioles, Yankees, White Sox, Twins, Rays, Athletics, Astros, Brewers, Pirates, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Dodgers

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Wrist) MRI showed no structural damage on his left wrist.
Dan Haren, P, LAA - (Shoulder) Will not start on Wednesday.

NL
Adam Laroche, 1B, WAS - (Back) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS - (Back) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday due to back spasms.
Matt Garza, P, CHC - (Triceps) Is expected to make his next start on August 7.
Rafael Furcal, SS, STL - (Back) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Illness) Was a late scratch from the lineup on Tuesday.

Disabled List
AL
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY - (Lower Leg) Said that his foot swelled up over the weekend and that he had to "take it easy" in rehab.
Luke Scott, P, TBR - (Oblique) Took 30 swings off a tee on Monday for the first time since being placed on the DL.
Jeff Niemann, P, TBR - (Leg) Threw a bullpen session on Monday and is scheduled to throw a simulated game Friday.
Jordan Walden, P, LAA - (Biceps) Is around two weeks away from returning.
Victor Martinez, C, DET - (Knee) Odds of returning this season have dropped to "50-50".
Ryan Sweeney, OF, BOS - (Expected to miss eight weeks after punching a wall in the dugout on Monday.
Mike Aviles, 2B, BOS - (Toe) Had an MRI and pain-killing injection on Tuesday.
Neftali Feliz, P, TEX - (Elbow) Will require Tommy John Surgery, ending his season.
Scott Atchison, P, BOS - (Elbow) Has a torn UCL in his right elbow.
John Danks, P, CHW - (Shoulder) Will not return this season.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TBR - (Hamstring) Was not in the lineup for Triple-A Durham on Tuesday.

NL
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA - (Knee) Is considering season-ending surgery on his knee.
Anthony Bass, P, SDP - (Shoulder) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Tuesday.
Chris Nelson, SS, COL - (Chest) Was expected to play at Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY
Brian Schneider, C, PHI
Chad Tracy, 3B, WAS
Robert Andino, 2B, BAL
Jonathan Herrera, 2B, COL

Placed on DL
Yasmani Grandal, C, SDP
Scott Downs, P, LAA
Tommy Hanson, P, ATL
Jim Thome, DH, BAL
Bill Bray, P, CIN

Designated for Assignment
Andrew Brackman, P, CIN
Yorvit Torrealba, C, TEX
Drew Sutton, OF, PIT

Optioned to Triple-A
Tommy Field, SS, COL
Zack Cox, 3B, MIA
Jose Constanza, OF, ATL
Corey Brown, OF, WAS
Evan Crawford, P, TOR
Joel Carreno, P, TOR

Called Up
Eddy Rodriguez, C, SDP
Daniel McCutchen, P, PIT
Welington Castillo, C, CHC
Moises Sierra, OF, TOR
Cory Gearrin, P, ATL
Adrian Cardenas, 2B, CHC
Casey Coleman, P, CHC
Hisanori Takahashi, P, LAA
Todd Redmond, P, CIN
Dominic Brown, OF, PHI

Trades
Royals traded P Jonathan Broxton to Reds for P Donnie Joseph and P J.C. Sulbaran
Cubs traded P Ryan Dempster to Rangers for P Kyle Hendricks and 3B Christian Villanueva
Phillies traded OF Hunter Pence to Giants for OF Nate Schierholtz, C Tommy Joseph and P Seth Rosin.
Mariners traded P Brandon League to Dodgers for P Logan Bawcom and OF Leon Landry.
Diamondbacks traded P Craig Breslow to Red Sox for P Matt Albers and OF Scott Podsednik.
Yankees traded P Chad Qualls to Pirates for 1B Casey McGehee.
Cubs traded P Paul Maholm and OF Reed Johnson to Braves for P Arodys Vizcaino and P Jaye Chapman.
Cubs traded C Geovany Soto to Rangers for P Jacob Brigham.
Phillies traded OF Shane Victorino to Dodgers for P Josh Lindblom and P Ethan Martin.
Blue Jays traded OF Eric Thames to Mariners for P Steve Delabar.
Marlins traded 1B Gaby Sanchez and P Kyle Kaminska to Pirates for OF Gorkys Hernandez.
Blue Jays traded OF Travis Snider to Pirates for P Brad Lincoln.
Red Sox traded 1B Lars Anderson to Indians for P Steven Wright.
Marlins traded P Edward Mujica to Cardinals for 3B Zack Cox.

Closer Watch
Royals: The team traded away closer Jonathan Broxton to the Reds for two minor league pitchers. Greg Holland has been named the new closer, though if he struggles the Royals also have Aaron Crow and Kelvin Herrera, both of whom were considered to fill the closers role.

Astros: Wilton Lopez will serve as the primary closer for the time being. However, he was not available on Tuesday due to "tightness" after throwing a bullpen session. In addition, the team has not ruled out using Lopez in key situations earlier in the game, even if a save situation might come up later on.

Reds: Following the acquisition of Jonathan Broxton, it appears that Aroldis Chapman will remain the closer. Broxton might be used to occasionally spell Chapman, and their roles could interchange depending on performance, but expect Chapman to continue to receive most save opportunities.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ NYY
8/1 1:05 PM
Phil Hughes 10-29 .345 1 4 6 1 5 .552 .367 .918
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs PIT
8/1 2:20 PM
Jeff Karstens 7-16 .438 2 2 2 0 2 .813 .438 1.250
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI @ WAS
8/1 7:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 4-10 .400 1 2 1 2 2 .800 .500 1.300
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN vs SD
8/1 7:10 PM
Kip Wells 7-17 .412 1 4 1 0 0 .765 .444 1.209
Carlos Lee - OF MIA @ ATL
8/1 7:10 PM
Ben Sheets 7-19 .368 1 5 2 3 3 .737 .455 1.191
Mark Kotsay - OF SD @ CIN
8/1 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 8-24 .333 3 5 8 2 1 .833 .385 1.218
Jason Bay - OF NYM @ SF
8/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 4-10 .400 0 1 1 3 0 .500 .538 1.038
David Wright - 3B NYM @ SF
8/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 9-21 .429 0 5 3 1 3 .667 .500 1.167
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Phil Hughes NYY vs BAL
8/1 1:05 PM
Orioles Batters 23-91 .253 4 11 15 3 25 .458 .274 .732
Jake Peavy CWS @ MIN
8/1 1:10 PM
Twins Batters 15-66 .227 0 3 3 3 12 .272 .272 .545

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ NYY
8/1 1:05 PM
Phil Hughes 4-22 .182 1 3 3 0 5 .409 .182 .591
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ CHC
8/1 2:20 PM
Travis Wood 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Nick Punto - 2B BOS vs DET
8/1 7:10 PM
Rick Porcello 2-14 .143 0 0 0 2 2 .143 .250 .393
Prince Fielder - 1B DET @ BOS
8/1 7:10 PM
Aaron Cook 3-20 .150 0 1 1 3 4 .200 .280 .480
Austin Kearns - OF MIA @ ATL
8/1 7:10 PM
Ben Sheets 0-13 .000 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .071 .071
Jose Reyes - SS MIA @ ATL
8/1 7:10 PM
Ben Sheets 2-11 .182 0 1 0 0 1 .273 .182 .455
Chase Headley - 3B SD @ CIN
8/1 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 2-14 .143 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .143 .286
Ronny Cedeno - SS NYM @ SF
8/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 2-13 .154 0 0 1 0 5 .154 .154 .308
Scott Hairston - OF NYM @ SF
8/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 3-15 .200 1 1 2 4 6 .400 .350 .750
Hunter Pence - OF SF vs NYM
8/1 10:15 PM
Jon Niese 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .432
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Bronson Arroyo CIN vs SD
8/1 7:10 PM
Padres Batters 20-68 .294 3 8 11 6 7 .516 .356 .872
 

Recommended Pickup
Greg Holland, P, KCR: How could this not be a recommended pick-up? As of this writing, Holland is owned in just over three percent of ESPN fantasy leagues. That number is going to jump very quickly after Holland was named the new Kansas City closer following the departure of Jonathan Broxton. If Holland struggles, the Royals have other options to replace him. However, Holland performing poorly would be a surprise considering how good he has been. Following a 1.80 ERA in 2011, he had a rough April this season as his ERA jumped to 11.37 in seven games. After a three-week DL stint, Holland has thrown 33.1 innings over 34 appearances since May 12. Over that span, he has a 2.16 ERA and .629 opponents OPS. Even better, he strikes out a ton of hitters, with a 12.51 K/9 over that stretch. Most teams could always use a new closer. Holland could prove to be one of the best in the league over the next couple months. Get him while he still might be available.

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