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Friday Lineup Card: Grab Jay For The Rest Of The Way

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

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Friday's Starters
Mets (Johan Santana L) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler L), 7:05
Orioles (Tommy Hunter R) at Tigers (Justin Verlander R), 7:05
Red Sox (Franklin Morales L) at Yankees (Phil Hughes R), 7:05
Rangers (Yu Darvish R) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ L), 7:07
Cubs (Travis Wood L) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo R), 7:10
Dodgers (Chris Capuano L) at Braves (Tommy Hanson R), 7:35
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley L) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel L), 8:05
White Sox (Chris Sale L) at Royals (Luis Mendoza - R), 8:10
Phillies (Vance Worley R) at Brewers (Marco Estrada - R), 8:10
Pirates (James McDonald R) at Cardinals (Jake Westbrook R), 8:15
Marlins (Wade LeBlanc L) at Rockies (Jeff Francis L),8:40
Indians (Zach McAllister R) at Athletics (Tom Milone L), 10:05
Rays (James Shields R) at Angels (Jered Weaver R), 10:05
Giants (Matt Cain R) at Padres (Ross Ohlendorf R), 10:05
Twins (Nick Blackburn R) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY (neck) Out of the lineup again Thursday
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR (shoulder) Scratched Thursday after trying a diving grab Wednesday
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (tooth) Back in the lineup Thursday
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL (back) Out Thursday, but available off bench
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (finger) Will avoid DL
Justin Ruggiano, OF, MIA (oblique) Out of the lineup Thursday after leaving Wednesday
Denard Span, OF, MIN (shoulder) Hopes to be back this weekend, but Friday unlikely
Jonathan Broxton, RP, CIN (shoulder) Unavailable Wednesday; hasn't pitched in nearly a week
Orlando Hudson, 2B, CHW (foot) Left Wednesday after fouling one off himself; out Thursday
Sam LeCure, RP, CIN (shoulder) Threw a bullpen Wednesday and looks to be avoiding DL
Chad Qualls, RP, PIT (personal) Will be out a few days

Disabled List
Jose Bautista, 3B, TOR (wrist) Took BP Tuesday; rehab assignment could start early next week
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (groin) Coming along toward early-September return
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY (elbow) Targeting Aug. 24 return
David Ortiz, DH, BOS (Achilles) Won't be cleared to run or take BP for a few days yet
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (ribs) Rehab games this weekend; on track to return Tuesday
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY (hand) More X-rays Sunday, and could start swinging thereafter
Yadier Molina, C, STL (back) Out Thursday, but could be back in Friday
Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR (oblique) On track to start Aug. 24
Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL (elbow) Friday bullpen will determine return timeline
Jaime Garcia, SP, STL (shoulder) Will be back Sunday for first start since June 5
Emilio Bonifacio, OF, MIA (thumb) Two hits in first rehab game; will stay in OF to reduce injury risk
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR (back) Hit off a tee Wednesday, but felt discomfort after
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA (knee) Year is over after move to 60-day DL
Scott Downs, RP, LAA (shoulder) Expects to be activated Saturday
Seth Smith, OF, OAK (hamstring) Rehab trip to start this weekend
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI (back) Okay other than lingering tightness; rehab trip starts Thursday
Josh Collmenter, RP, AZ (stomach) Will throw a bullpen Saturday; could spend minimum time on DL
Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL (chest) Will rejoin team if Thursday rehab outing goes well; role unknown
Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY (leg) Threw on flat ground again Wednesday; back toward end of year
Jair Jurrjens, SP, ATL (groin) Left Wednesday rehab start with dehydration, but fine now
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, BOS (neck) Proclaimed himself ready to go after third rehab start
Brian Bruney, RP, CHW (hip) Season-ending surgery
Francisco Cordero, RP, HOU (toe) Feeling better; hopes to go on rehab assignment soon
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL (wrist) Has cartilage tear and bone bruise; expected back this year
Jason Frasor, RP, TOR (forearm) Will throw from a mound early next week
Al Alburquerque, RP, DET (elbow) Could be activated soon if Brayan Villareal hits the DL
Nick Masset, RP, CIN (shoulder) Two-inning rehab appearance Wednesday went pretty well

Transactions

Activated from DL
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL

Placed on DL
Nick Green, SS, MIA (thumb)
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL (wrist)

Optioned to Triple-A
Jeff Manship, RP, MIN
Luis Perdomo, RP, MIN
Dan Otero, RP, SF
Jeff Locke, RP, PIT
Matt McBride, 1B, COL

Called Up
Jared Hughes, RP, PIT
Yamaico Navarro, 3B, PIT
Gil Velazquez, 2B, MIA
Joe Mahoney, 1B, BAL

Traded
Pedro Beato, RP, BOS (from NYM PTBNL in Kelly Shoppach deal)

Closer Watch

Royals Greg Holland is going strong as Kansas City's closer, converting all four of his chances (plus a win) while giving up only one run since the trade of Jonathan Broxton. He nailed it down Wednesday with a pair of strikeouts.

Mets Frank Francisco was pulled on Sunday after coming on in a tying-run-on-deck save situation and failing to record an out, and Jon Rauch collected his second save of the year. Fast-forward to Thursday: Francisco entered with a seven-run lead to get some work, and he was only able to get two outs while allowing five baserunners. Just as he did on Sunday, Rauch came in on Thursday and recorded a strikeout for the save. With Francisco looking so rough and Bobby Parnell having struggled in the closer's role while the former was on the DL, this is a situation to monitor.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS vs NYM
8/17 7:05 PM
Johan Santana 3-10 .300 0 2 1 2 5 .500 .417 .917
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs NYM
8/17 7:05 PM
Johan Santana 6-19 .316 1 1 4 4 3 .474 .435 .908
David Ross - C ATL vs LAD
8/17 7:35 PM
Chris Capuano 3-10 .300 1 3 1 0 3 .800 .300 1.100
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD @ ATL
8/17 7:35 PM
Tommy Hanson 3-14 .214 1 2 1 4 3 .500 .389 .889
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS @ KC
8/17 8:10 PM
Luis Mendoza 3-10 .300 1 2 5 0 3 .700 .300 1.000
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL vs MIA
8/17 8:40 PM
Wade LeBlanc 4-12 .333 2 3 3 0 2 .917 .333 1.250
Carlos Lee - OF MIA @ COL
8/17 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis 5-10 .500 1 3 5 2 0 1.000 .583 1.583
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs TB
8/17 10:05 PM
James Shields 12-21 .571 0 5 1 0 5 .857 .571 1.429
Hunter Pence - OF SF @ SD
8/17 10:05 PM
Ross Ohlendorf 7-19 .368 1 1 2 2 4 .526 .409 .935
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA vs MIN
8/17 10:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 11-26 .423 1 2 2 2 1 .577 .464 1.041
Miguel Olivo - C SEA vs MIN
8/17 10:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 10-21 .476 3 6 6 0 5 1.095 .476 1.571
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Justin Verlander DET vs BAL
8/17 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 18-101 .178 1 6 6 4 35 .266 .208 .474
Bronson Arroyo CIN vs CHC
8/17 7:10 PM
Cubs Batters 12-70 .171 2 7 5 5 17 .323 .224 .547
Chris Capuano LAD @ ATL
8/17 7:35 PM
Braves Batters 17-92 .185 2 8 5 8 33 .318 .248 .566
Tommy Hanson ATL vs LAD
8/17 7:35 PM
Dodgers Batters 12-63 .190 2 6 6 10 9 .402 .306 .708
Matt Cain SF @ SD
8/17 10:05 PM
Padres Batters 34-167 .204 4 14 18 14 37 .344 .263 .607

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ DET
8/17 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 3-20 .150 0 1 3 1 5 .200 .182 .382
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ DET
8/17 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 1-16 .063 0 0 0 0 6 .063 .063 .125
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ DET
8/17 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 2-12 .167 0 2 0 0 3 .417 .167 .583
Carl Crawford - OF BOS @ NYY
8/17 7:05 PM
Phil Hughes 3-18 .167 0 1 1 3 2 .222 .286 .508
Kelly Shoppach - C NYM @ WAS
8/17 7:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 2-13 .154 0 1 0 2 7 .231 .267 .497
Starlin Castro - SS CHC @ CIN
8/17 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 1-11 .091 1 1 1 0 3 .364 .091 .455
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ CIN
8/17 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 8-42 .190 1 6 3 2 13 .381 .222 .603
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL vs LAD
8/17 7:35 PM
Chris Capuano 1-13 .077 0 0 1 2 5 .077 .188 .264
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs LAD
8/17 7:35 PM
Chris Capuano 3-16 .188 0 1 1 4 11 .250 .350 .600
Shane Victorino - OF LAD @ ATL
8/17 7:35 PM
Tommy Hanson 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .231 .397
Erick Aybar - SS LAA vs TB
8/17 10:05 PM
James Shields 3-14 .214 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .267 .481
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs TB
8/17 10:05 PM
James Shields 3-16 .188 0 0 0 1 4 .188 .235 .423
Jeremy Hermida - OF SD vs SF
8/17 10:05 PM
Matt Cain 3-15 .200 1 2 3 1 4 .467 .250 .717
Mark Kotsay - OF SD vs SF
8/17 10:05 PM
Matt Cain 4-21 .190 0 1 1 2 1 .238 .261 .499
Carlos Quentin - OF SD vs SF
8/17 10:05 PM
Matt Cain 2-15 .133 1 2 3 0 4 .400 .133 .533
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ LAA
8/17 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 4-17 .235 0 0 1 1 8 .235 .278 .513
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Phil Hughes NYY vs Bos
8/17 7:05 PM
Red Sox Batters 16-61 .262 2 6 9 7 6 .425 .338 .763
Jered Weaver LAA vs TB
8/17 10:05 PM
Rays Batters 18-62 .290 2 10 7 7 22 .542 .357 .900
 


Recommended Pickup
Jon Jay, OF, STL Kind of a forgotten man thanks to some injuries, Jay has been doing his best to make fantasy owners remember his name of late. He's collected 20 hits in his last 45 at-bats (.444) with a pair of homers, three steals, 10 runs and eight RBI. Think you can find some room for that kind of hitting in your fantasy outfield? It's not like this is a new thing for Jay he's a career .301 hitter and is carrying a very fantasy-relevant .311/.390/.416 line with 13 steals into Thursday's action.

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