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Sunday Lineup Card: Padres' Street Closed Down

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

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Sunday's Starters
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at Indians (Corey Kluber - R), 1:05
Yankees (Phil Hughes - R) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ - L), 1:07
Dodgers (Chris Capuano - L) at Marlins (Wade LeBlanc - L), 1:10
Royals (Bruce Chen - L) at Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R), 1:35
Padres (Ross Ohlendorf - R) at Pirates (Erik Bedard - L), 1:35
Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R) at Phillies (Vance Worley - R), 1:35
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R) at Astros (Jordan Lyles - R), 2:05
Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R) at White Sox (Chris Sale - L), 2:10
Rays (James Shields - R) at Twins (Scott Diamond - L), 2:10
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Cubs (Brooks Raley - L), 2:20
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish - R), 3:05
Mariners (Jason Vargas - L) at Angels (Jered Weaver - R), 3:35
Rockies (Alex White - R) at Giants (Barry Zito - L), 4:05
Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L), 4:10
Braves (Ben Sheets - R) at Mets (Jon Niese - L), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game:
BOS/CLE, KC/BAL, MIL/HOU, SD/PIT, STL/PHI, LAD/MIA, OAK/CHW, TB/MIN, DET/TEX, WAS/ARZ, SEA/LAA

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE -- (Neck) Slated to sit out at least through Sunday.
Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC -- (Ankle) Suffered slight sprain coming out of batters box Friday, but isn’t expected to miss time.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR -- (Elbow) X-rays after Saturday’s game came out negative.
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR -- (Groin) Tests confirm strain, but will avoid DL.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN -- (Back) Wasn’t in Saturday’s lineup, and has not played since August 7.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL -- (Back) Did not start Saturday and is considered day-to-day.

Disabled List
Jordan Walden, P, LAA -- (Biceps) Slated to pitch Saturday and Monday, and could be back in bigs this week.
Ryan Flaherty, SS, BAL -- (Illness) Could begin rehab assignment Tuesday.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS -- (Achilles) Was pretty sore after working out Friday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS -- (Neck) Threw 4.2 rehabilitation innings at Triple-A on Friday.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS -- (Wrist) May miss the rest of season after being hit by pitch in ninth inning Friday.
CC Sabathia, P, NYY -- (Elbow) Is expected to be placed on the disabled list.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY -- (Hand) Took one-handed swings Friday, and will have x-rays Monday.
Mariano Rivera, P, NYY -- (Knee) Rehabbing with the hope of possibly being able to pitch again in 2012.
Pedro Feliciano, P, NYY -- (Shoulder) Scheduled for September return.
Jeff Niemann, P, TB -- (Leg) Threw bullpen session Friday and felt good.
Mike Napoli, C, TEX -- (Quadriceps) Returned Friday, but aggravated injury, and returned to DL.
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR -- (Oblique) Tuesday rehab start will determine if he is ready to return to the show.
Tommy Hanson, P, ATL -- (Back) Will make rehab start Sunday, and should return soon after that.
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARZ -- (Back) Placed on disabled list after dealing with injury for over a week.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN -- (Knee) Had additional procedure on knee, and scheduled return pushed back a week.
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA -- (Knee) Isn’t expected to hear good news at the end of August during re-evaluation.
Emilio Bonifacio, OF, MIA -- (Thumb) Slated for begin rehab assignment at Single-A this upcoming week.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI -- (Back) Took groundballs Friday, and will travel with the team Monday to Miami.
Jaime Garcia, P, STL -- (Shoulder) Makes fourth rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS -- (Oblique) Took batting practice Saturday.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Todd Helton, 1B, COL (transferred from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list)
Edgmer Escalona, P, COL (retroactive 8/6)
John Danks, P, CHW (transferred from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list)
Mike Napoli, C, TEX (retroactive 8/11)
Huston Street, P, SD (retroactive 8/11)
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (retroactive 8/11)
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARZ (retroactive 8/9)
CC Sabathia, P, NYY (retroactive 8/9)

Activated from DL
Lendy Castillo, P, CHC
Johan Santana, P, NYM

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
David Carpenter, P, LAA (optioned to Triple-A)
David Carpenter, P, TOR (optioned to Triple-A)
Scott Maine, P, CHC (optioned to Triple-A)
Brian Bixler, 2B, HOU (outrighted to Triple-A)
Garrett Olson, P, NYM (designated for assignment)
Mike Zagurski, P, ARZ (designated for assignment)

Called Up
Steve Geltz, P, LAA
Mike McCoy, 2B, TOR
Will Harris, P, COL
Dewayne Wise, OF, CHW
Luis Martinez, C, TEX
Cory Burns, P, SD
Brian Shaw, P, ARZ
Jake Elmore, 2B, ARZ
Danny Valencia, 3B, BOS

Signed
Jeff Marquez, P, COL

Closer Watch
Padres -- The last Padre not named Huston Street to record a save was Joe Thatcher back on July 2 when he came in to record the last out of the game after Clayton Richard pitched a strong 8.2 innings of shutout ball. The only other Padre to record a save this season outside of Street and Thatcher was Dale Thayer who picked up five saves in five straight appearances between May 7 and May 19. Now that Street is on the disabled list it would appear that Thatcher, Thayer, and the Padres’ eighth inning man as of late, Luke Gregerson, may all have chances to pitch the ninth inning for save opportunities.

Brewers -- Axford recorded his eighth blown save of the season Friday against Houston, to add to what has already been a disappointing season for Milwaukee’s usually reliable closer. While it is uncertain if Axford would still have the closer’s job if Milwaukee was still in the race for a playoff spot, he has been their man in the ninth up to this point even with a 5.25 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and only 18 saves in 26 chances. Milwaukee seems set to keep Axford in the closers role with the will hope that he will be able to put together a string of strong performances to end the season to boost his confidence for the start of the 2013 campaign.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Shelley Duncan - OF CLE vs BOS
8/12 1:05 PM
Jon Lester 4-11 .364 0 2 1 1 4 .545 .417 .962
Jack Hannahan - 3B CLE vs BOS
8/12 1:05 PM
Jon Lester 6-14 .429 0 0 2 0 4 .429 .429 .857
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ MIA
8/12 1:10 PM
Wade LeBlanc 5-13 .385 0 3 0 2 2 .615 .467 1.082
Austin Kearns - OF MIA vs LAD
8/12 1:10 PM
Chris Capuano 8-13 .615 1 1 3 2 4 .846 .667 1.513
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs KC
8/12 1:35 PM
Bruce Chen 5-11 .455 1 1 3 0 2 .727 .500 1.227
Nick Markakis - OF BAL vs KC
8/12 1:35 PM
Bruce Chen 4-10 .400 0 1 1 2 2 .500 .500 1.000
Orlando Hudson - 2B CWS vs OAK
8/12 2:10 PM
Bartolo Colon 8-19 .421 1 2 3 0 4 .632 .421 1.053
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs TB
8/12 2:10 PM
James Shields 8-21 .381 0 2 3 2 4 .524 .435 .959
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs TB
8/12 2:10 PM
James Shields 8-23 .348 1 4 4 1 4 .609 .360 .969
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs CIN
8/12 2:20 PM
Johnny Cueto 10-32 .313 3 4 4 2 5 .625 .353 .978
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs SEA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jason Vargas 2-10 .200 2 2 3 0 1 .800 .200 1.000
Michael Saunders - OF SEA @ LAA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver 4-11 .364 0 1 0 1 5 .455 .417 .871
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ SF
8/12 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 8-19 .421 1 2 5 0 3 .684 .450 1.134
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ NYM
8/12 8:05 PM
Jon Niese 4-14 .286 1 3 4 0 2 .643 .267 .910
David Ross - C ATL @ NYM
8/12 8:05 PM
Jon Niese 6-13 .462 1 3 8 1 3 .923 .500 1.423
Jason Bay - OF NYM vs ATL
8/12 8:05 PM
Ben Sheets 12-30 .400 1 1 3 1 6 .500 .419 .919
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Wade LeBlanc MIA vs LAD
8/12 1:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 13-68 .191 2 6 6 7 8 .356 .267 .623
Jason Vargas SEA @ LAA
8/12 3:35 PM
Angels Batters 33-150 .220 2 14 13 5 30 .352 .255 .607
Jered Weaver LAA vs SEA
8/12 3:35 PM
Mariners Batters 19-92 .207 1 4 2 4 24 .269 .240 .508

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs BOS
8/12 1:05 PM
Jon Lester 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 5 .273 .231 .503
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs BOS
8/12 1:05 PM
Jon Lester 1-11 .091 0 0 2 2 4 .091 .200 .291
Casey Kotchman - 1B CLE vs BOS
8/12 1:05 PM
Jon Lester 2-12 .167 0 0 1 1 1 .167 .231 .397
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ MIA
8/12 1:10 PM
Wade LeBlanca> 3-16 .188 1 1 2 3 4 .375 .316 .691
James Loney - 1B LAD @ MIA
8/12 1:10 PM
Wade LeBlanc 1-10 .100 0 0 1 1 0 .100 .182 .282
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD @ MIA
8/12 1:10 PM
Wade LeBlanc 1-11 .091 0 1 1 1 2 .273 .167 .439
John Buck - C MIA vs LAD
8/12 1:10 PM
Chris Capuano 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .091 .091
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA vs LAD
8/12 1:10 PM
Chris Capuano 2-13 .154 0 1 2 1 3 .231 .214 .445
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs OAK
8/12 2:10 PM
Bartolo Colon 7-36 .194 1 3 2 2 5 .333 .256 .590
Denard Span - OF MIN vs TB
8/12 2:10 PM
James Shields 2-20 .100 0 1 0 2 2 .150 .182 .332
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs CIN
8/12 2:20 PM
Johnny Cueto 3-15 .200 0 0 1 3 3 .200 .333 .533
Peter Bourjos - OF LAA vs SEA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jason Vargas 1-13 .077 0 1 0 0 5 .154 .143 .297
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs SEA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jason Vargas 3-13 .231 0 0 1 0 1 .231 .231 .462
Miguel Olivo - C SEA @ LAA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver 1-15 .067 0 0 0 1 3 .067 .125 .192
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA @ LAA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver 2-10 .200 0 1 1 0 3 .300 .200 .500
Eric Young Jr. - OF COL @ SF
8/12 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 3-15 .200 0 1 0 0 3 .267 .200 .467
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Johnny Cueto CIN @ ChC
8/12 2:20 PM
Cubs Batters 19-62 .306 3 7 9 6 12 .507 .368 .874
Barry Zito SF vs Col
8/12 4:05 PM
Rockies Batters 20-65 .308 2 6 7 5 9 .467 .372 .839
Jon Niese NYM vs Atl
8/12 8:05 PM
Braves Batters 35-104 .337 3 16 23 6 21 .574 .370 .944
 


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