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Monday Lineup Card: Something To Like In Ike

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Projected Starters – A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern):

American League
Royals (Luke Hochevar – R) at Red Sox (Daisuke Matsuzaka – R), 1:35
White Sox (Francisco Liriano – L) at Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen – L), 7:05
Athletics (Brett Anderson – L) at Indians (Roberto Hernandez – R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez – R) at Yankees (David Phelps – R), 7:05
Rays (David Price – L) at Rangers (Derek Holland – L), 8:05
Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R) at Twins (Liam Hendriks – R), 8:10

National League
Cardinals (Kyle Lohse – R) at Pirates (A.J. Burnett – R), 7:05
Brewers (Marco Estrada – R) at Cubs (Justin Germano –R), 8:05
Dodgers (Josh Beckett – R) at Rockies (Jeff Francis – L), 8:40
Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Diamondbacks (Tyler Skaggs – L), 9:40
Braves (Paul Maholm – L) at Padres (Casey Kelly – R), 10:05

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries - A brief look at players that have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns.

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)

AL
Alfredo Aceves, P, BOS – (Personal) Suspended three games through Monday.
Yu Darvish, P, TEX – (Quadriceps) Should start Tuesday.
Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET – (Ankle) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Doug Fister, P, DET – (Good workout Saturday, should start Aug. 31.
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW – (Elbow) Left Sunday’s start with discomfort.
Mike Olt, 3B, TEX – (Foot) Expected to play Monday.
David Ortiz, DH, DET – (Achilles) Out of Sunday’s lineup, may get shut down for a while.
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA – (Hamstring) Sat out Sunday, could be back Tuesday.
Cody Ross, OF, BOS – (Knee) Left Saturday’s game, but played Sunday.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA – (Groin) Hopeful for return Monday.

NL
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS – (Hamstring) Out of Sunday’s lineup, but could return Tuesday.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL – (Ankle) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
David Freese, 3B, STL – (Wrist) Missed Sunday’s game.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL – (Oblique) Could miss a couple more games.
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT – (Groin) Thinks he can avoid DL after suffering injury Saturday.
Mike Morse, OF, WAS – (Hand) Expects to play Tuesday.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, DET – (Shoulder) Left Sunday’s game.
Josh Rutledge, SS, COL – (Quadriceps) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL – (Leg) Returned to lineup Sunday.
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT – (Groin) Left Saturday’s game, out of Sunday’s lineup.


Players on the DL

AL
J.P. Arencibia, C, TOR – (Hand) Jays think he will be back before end of season.
Jose Bautista, 3B, TOR – (Wrist) Placed on DL after leaving Saturday’s game.
Mike Carp, OF, SEA – (Hip) Should begin rehab Monday.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE – (Arm) Will take batting practice Monday, Indians still hope he can return in September.
David Cooper, 1B, TOR – (Neck) Placed on DL Saturday.
Pedro Feliciano, P, NYM – (Shoulder) Allowed two runs in one inning of rehab.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA – (Concussion) Activation this week appears likely.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL – (Knee) Should begin rehab Saturday.
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK – (Shoulder) Could be activated Monday.
Nick Masset, P, CIN – (Shoulder) Dealing with soreness following rehab appearance.
Mike Napoli, C, TEX – (Quadriceps) Should begin rehab within a couple of days.
Jeff Niemann, P, TB – (Leg) Hit by line drive in Saturday’s rehab, still on target for September 1 activation.
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY – (Lower Leg) Threw off flat ground Saturday, should throw off a mound this week, eying mid-September return.
Ryan Raburn, 2B, DET – (Thumb) Rehab going well, still won’t be called up until Sept. 1.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY – (Hand) Started swing and toss drills Friday, still eying mid-September return.
Nate Schierholtz, OF, PHI – (Toe) Says he will return Sept. 1.

NL
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD – (Elbow) Placed on DL Saturday with inflammation.
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARI – (Back) Was to resume rehab Sunday.
Domonic Brown, OF, PHI – (Knee) Out of Sunday’s lineup, should be back Tuesday.
Josh Collmenter, P, ARI – (Stomach) Good rehab Saturday, likely to be activated in a week or so.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI – (Back) Missed Saturday’s and Sunday’s games.
Chad Qualls, P, ARI – (Toe) Placed on DL.
Huston Street, P, SD – (Calf) Was to throw off mound Sunday.
Joe Thatcher, P, SD – (Knee) Will throw simulated game Monday.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL – (Groin) Should play five-to-seven innings while starting rehab Monday.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN – (Knee) Will begin rehab this week.

Transactions - Players that have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Called Up
Che-Hsuan Lin, OF, BOS (optioned after Sunday’s game)
Jose Iglesias, SS, BOS
Junichi Tazawa, P, BOS
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, TOR
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM
Jake Arrieta, P, BAL
Pedro Beato, P, BOS
Eli Whiteside, 1B, SF

Sent Down
Alex Castellanos, OF, LAD
Eric Hacker, P, SF
Jordany Valdespin, 2B, NYM
Tanner Scheppers, P, TEX
Che Hsuan Lin, OF, BOS
Jesse Chavez, P, OAK

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Daniel Nava, OF, BOS
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD
David Cooper, 1B, TOR
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
Chad Qualls, P, PIT

Activated from DL
Felix Doubront, P, BOS
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR
Koji Uehara, P, TEX
Hisanori Takahashi, P, PIT

Signed
None

Traded
Matt Lindstrom, P, BAL to ARI
Joe Saunders, P, ARI to BAL

Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out our Closer Grid with the link to the left).

Boston – With Alfredo Aceves suspended following a tirade in Bobby Valentine’s office, Mark Melancon was able to secure Sunday’s save. Aceves will have his suspension listed after Monday’s game. The closer’s job appears to be open for competition right now, though Andrew Bailey would certainly be the favorite. Bailey was unavailable Sunday after pitching three days in a row.

Philadelphia – With Jonathan Papelbon unavailable Sunday, the Phils turned to Josh Lindblom for the save. It was converted successfully, but there is no threat to Papelbon’s security.

San Diego – The Padres used Luke Gregerson for Sunday’s save, while Dale Thayer was on the paternity list. The two could continue to battle for saves with Huston Street on the shelf.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS vs KC
8/27 1:35 PM
Luke Hochevar 6-18 .333 0 2 4 2 4 .556 .400 .956
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs KC
8/27 1:35 PM
Luke Hochevar 3-12 .250 1 1 4 3 2 .500 .400 .900
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs KC
8/27 1:35 PM
Luke Hochevar 5-12 .417 1 2 5 2 1 .750 .533 1.283
Coco Crisp - OF OAK @ CLE
8/27 7:05 PM
Roberto Hernandez 8-18 .444 1 2 2 4 2 .667 .545 1.212
Pedro Alvarez - 3B PIT vs STL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 4-13 .308 1 3 4 1 4 .692 .357 1.049
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs STL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 6-20 .300 1 3 3 1 2 .550 .333 .883
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs STL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-22 .364 1 3 4 0 2 .591 .348 .939
Jose Tabata - OF PIT vs STL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 7-15 .467 1 2 4 1 2 .800 .500 1.300
Neil Walker - 2B PIT vs STL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 7-17 .412 0 4 5 4 6 .706 .524 1.230
Evan Longoria - 3B TB @ TEX
8/27 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 6-13 .462 1 5 4 2 2 1.000 .533 1.533
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ TEX
8/27 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 5-12 .417 1 2 1 3 6 .750 .533 1.283
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ TEX
8/27 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 3-12 .250 1 2 4 1 2 .583 .308 .891
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX vs TB
8/27 8:05 PM
David Price 4-12 .333 0 0 3 4 2 .333 .529 .863
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs TB
8/27 8:05 PM
David Price 3-12 .250 1 3 2 2 1 .667 .357 1.024
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs SEA
8/27 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 13-26 .500 2 6 7 4 4 .885 .567 1.451
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ COL
8/27 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis 10-28 .357 2 4 8 0 8 .643 .345 .988
Aaron Hill - 2B ARI vs CIN
8/27 9:40 PM
Bronson Arroyo 5-14 .357 2 4 5 3 0 .929 .500 1.429
Miguel Montero - C ARI vs CIN
8/27 9:40 PM
Bronson Arroyo 6-13 .462 2 2 3 1 3 .923 .500 1.423
 
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Rod Barajas - C PIT vs STL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-13 .154 1 1 3 0 3 .385 .154 .538
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX vs TB
8/27 8:05 PM
David Price 2-13 .154 0 0 0 0 4 .154 .154 .308
Michael Young - 3B TEX vs TB
8/27 8:05 PM
David Price 2-12 .167 0 1 5 2 6 .250 .286 .536
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs SEA
8/27 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 4-29 .138 1 1 3 4 7 .241 .235 .477
Denard Span - OF MIN vs SEA
8/27 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 1-15 .067 0 1 1 5 6 .133 .286 .419
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD @ COL
8/27 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis 8-34 .235 1 2 3 1 12 .353 .257 .610
Justin Upton - OF ARI vs CIN
8/27 9:40 PM
Bronson Arroyo 3-21 .143 1 1 3 0 8 .286 .136 .422
 
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Kyle Lohse STL @ Pit
8/27 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters 38-114 .333 6 20 28 9 20 .636 .379 1.015
Bronson Arroyo CIN @ Ari
8/27 9:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 24-90 .267 5 12 12 8 17 .523 .330 .853
 

Recommended Pickup

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