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Monday Lineup Card: Parmelee Busting Out

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
Tigers (Rick Porcello – R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 8:10
Indians (Justin Masterson – R) at Twins (Samuel Deduno – R), 8:10
Athletics (Jarrod Parker – R) at Angels (Dan Haren – R), 10:05

National League
Marlins (Wade LeBlanc – L) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 7:05
Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez – L) at Reds (Mat Latos – R), 7:10
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L) at Mets (Collin McHugh – R), 7:10
Cubs (Chris Volstad – R) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel – R), 8:05
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Brewers (Wily Peralta – R), 8:10
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong – R) at Rockies (Alex White – R), 8:40
Cardinals (Jaime Garcia – L) at Padres (Eric Stults – L), 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
Francisley Bueno, P, KC – (Suspension) Two game suspension Sunday and Monday.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE – (Wrist) Left Sunday’s game, MRI negative.
Adam Dunn, 1B, CHW – (Oblique) Could miss all of current series.
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY – (Hamstring) Came off the bench Sunday.
Maicer Izturis, 3B, LAA – (Back) Probably out a few days with tightness.
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB – (Back) Out of Sunday’s lineup for second day in a row.
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL – (Thumb) Surgery Tuesday, out for regular season.
Roy Oswalt, P, TEX – (Elbow) Left Sunday’s start with soreness.
David Price, P, TB – (Shoulder) Should make weekend start.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, BOS – (Back) Hopes to play Tuesday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY – (Calf) Out of Sunday’s game, will have MRI.
Jered Weaver, P, LAA – (Shoulder) Threw Sunday, next start date is uncertain.

NL
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU – (Abdomen) Missed Sunday’s game.
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL – (Knee) Heading to Houston to have knee examined.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL – (Wrist) Left Sunday’s game, check Monday’s lineup late in the afternoon.
Sean Burnett, P, WAS – (Elbow) Will have bullpen session Sunday.
Kevin Frandsen, 2B, PHI – (Leg) Got a pinch-hit AB Sunday.
Edgar Gonzalez, P, HOU – (Finger) Left Sunday’s game with blister.
Corey Hart, OF, MIL – (Ankle) Left Sunday’s game with sprain.
Brett Jackson, OF, CHC – (Knee) Improving but still a day or two from returning.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL – (Knee) Out of Sunday’s game with soreness.
Clayton Kershaw, P, LAD – (Hip) Had cortisone shot Saturday, still dealing with soreness.
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD – (Shoulder) No surgery, but very questionable Monday and Tuesday.
Xavier Nady, OF, SF – (Hamstring) Was available to pinch-hit Sunday.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN – (Back) Missed Sunday’s game.
Andres Torres, OF, NYM – (Knee) Returned to Sunday’s lineup.
Jake Westbrook, P, STL – (Oblique) May miss a start.

Players on the DL

AL
Scott Atchison, P, BOS – (Elbow) Threw two simulated innings Sunday, should be activated Wednesday.
Franklin Morales, P, BOS – (Shoulder) Had shoulder looked at Sunday, could return Sept. 12.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS – (Achilles) Will shed boot Tuesday, potential Sept. 15 return seems too optimistic.
Denard Span, OF, MIN – (Shoulder) Took batting practice Saturday, eligible to return Wednesday but not time table announced yet.

NL
Jorge De La Rosa, P, COL – (Elbow) Will pitch for High-A Monday.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU – (Ankle) Could return this week.
Huston Street, P, SD – (Calf) Should throw simulated game Monday.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL – (Groin) Will be activated Monday.
Raul Valdes, P, PHI – (Knee) Placed on DL, could be done for season.

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

Called Up
None

Sent Down
None

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
None

Activated from DL
Daniel Nava, OF, BOS
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE
Chad Qualls, P, PIT

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

Los Angeles Dodgers – Ronald Bellisario and Brandon League continue to see time in important situations. Bellisario pitched during a tie in the eighth inning of Saturday’s game and earned the win, which was saved by Brandon League after the Dodgers took the lead in the top of the ninth.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Carlos Lee - OF MIA @ PHI
9/10 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 3-10 .300 1 3 3 0 0 .800 .364 1.164
Jose Reyes - SS MIA @ PHI
9/10 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 10-26 .385 2 4 4 3 1 .731 .448 1.179
Miguel Cairo - 3B CIN vs PIT
9/10 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 5-14 .357 1 2 1 2 4 .643 .471 1.113
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs DET
9/10 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 7-17 .412 1 3 5 3 1 .706 .500 1.206
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs CLE
9/10 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 6-18 .333 1 3 5 1 1 .611 .368 .980
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Austin Kearns - OF MIA @ PHI
9/10 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 2-13 .154 0 0 0 0 4 .154 .214 .368
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA @ PHI
9/10 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 2-10 .200 1 1 1 0 3 .500 .200 .700
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs PIT
9/10 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-26 .038 0 0 0 0 13 .038 .038 .077
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN vs PIT
9/10 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 3-19 .158 1 1 1 4 9 .316 .304 .620
Andres Torres - OF NYM vs WAS
9/10 7:10 PM
Gio Gonzalez 2-11 .182 0 0 1 1 3 .182 .308 .490
Drew Butera - C MIN vs CLE
9/10 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 0-12 .000 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .143 .143
Ben Revere - OF MIN vs CLE
9/10 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 4-16 .250 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .500
 
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Rick Porcello DET @ CWS
9/10 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 29-103 .282 5 12 17 9 7 .500 .344 .845
 

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