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Monday Lineup Card: Turning A Corner

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 (Doug Fister – R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 2:10
Red Sox (Aaron Cook – R) at Rays (Alex Cobb – R), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Tillman – R) at Mariners (Hector Noesi – R), 10:10

National League
Phillies (Cliff Lee – L) at Mets (R.A. Dickey – R), 7:10
Braves (Tim Hudson – R) at Marlins (Wade LeBlanc – L), 7:10
Pirates (Kevin Correia – R) at Cubs (Travis Wood – L), 8:05
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin – R) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L), 10:15

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
Mike Adams, P, TEX – (Back) Out until Tuesday at earliest.
Alex Avila, C, DET – (Jaw) Doubtful for Monday’s game.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK – (Eye) Has pink eye, could return Tuesday.
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR – (Toe) Expected to return Tuesday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR – (Illness) Out Sunday with the flu.
Sam Fuld, OF, TB – (Hamstring) Left Sunday with strain.
Austin Jackson, OF, DET – (Ankle) Trainers say he should play Monday.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – (Ankle) Still DH-ing.
Jeff Mathis, C, TOR – (Illness) Scratched Sunday with illness.
Kevin Millwood, P, SEA – (Shoulder) Will miss Monday’s start, season in doubt.
Roy Oswalt, P, TEX – (Forearm) Out until end of the week at earliest.
Casper Wells, OF, SEA – (Neck) Scratched Saturday and out of Sunday’s lineup.

NL
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL – (Back) Returned to lineup Sunday after sitting Saturday.
Gregor Blanco, OF, SF – (Shoulder) Felt pain after Saturday’s game, out for multiple days.
Mitchell Boggs, P, STL – (Back) Unavailable Sunday with stiffness.
Aroldis Chapman, P, CIN – (Shoulder) Out for sixth day Sunday, Reds won’t rush him.
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN – (Oblique) Reds say he is making progress, but still no timetable.
Corey Hart, OF, MIL – (Foot) Running drills did not go well Sunday.
Xavier Nady, OF, SF – (Hamstring) Out of lineup again Sunday.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD – (Knee) Out of lineup again Sunday.

Players on the DL

AL
Jordan Norberto, P, OAK – (Shoulder) Not responding to treatment, regular season in serious doubt.
Troy Patton, P, BAL – (Ankle) Threw in instructional league, likely return next weekend.
Jim Thome, 1B, BAL – (Neck) Getting in game action in rehab beginning Monday.

NL
Chris Carpenter, P, STL – (Shoulder) Played catch Sunday, appears on track to return within a week.

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

Called Up
Nathan Adcock, P, KC
Adam Moore, C, KC
Tommy Hottovy, P, KC
Irving Falu, 2B, KC
Jake Odorizzi, P, KC
Justin Grimm, P, TEX
Wilmer Font, P, TEX
Charlie Culberson, 2B, COL

Sent Down
None

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

Activated from DL
None

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

Cincinnati – Aroldis Chapman continues to get rest in Cincinnati and Jonathan Broxton notched Sunday’s save. Chapman has not pitched in six days.

Los Angeles Angels – Pitching in his second day in a row, Ernesto Frieri blew Saturday’s save opportunity. Kevin Jepsen got the call for Sunday’s save.

Texas – Joe Nathan was rested Friday and Saturday after experiencing a large workload earlier in the week. He was thought to be available Sunday, but Koji Uehara was called upon for a one out save.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Carlos Lee - OF MIA vs ATL
9/17 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 12-32 .375 1 2 10 3 3 .500 .417 .917
Carlos Ruiz - C PHI @ NYM
9/17 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 4-10 .400 0 0 1 1 2 .400 .455 .855
Darwin Barney - 2B CHC vs PIT
9/17 8:05 PM
Kevin Correia 6-13 .462 0 1 0 0 0 .538 .462 1.000
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs PIT
9/17 8:05 PM
Kevin Correia 6-11 .545 0 1 1 0 1 .636 .545 1.182
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ SF
9/17 10:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner 5-14 .357 2 3 4 2 2 .857 .438 1.295
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF vs COL
9/17 10:15 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 2-12 .167 2 2 3 3 4 .667 .333 1.000
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs COL
9/17 10:15 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 6-12 .500 1 3 2 1 0 1.000 .538 1.538
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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R.A. Dickey NYM vs PHI
9/17 7:10 PM
Phillies Batters 16-73 .219 2 4 7 5 12 .334 .264 .598
Jhoulys Chacin COL @ SF
9/17 10:15 PM
Giants Batters 19-86 .221 3 5 6 12 13 .363 .316 .680

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs DET
9/17 2:10 PM
Doug Fister 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA vs ATL
9/17 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 5 .167 .167 .333
Scott Hairston - OF NYM vs PHI
9/17 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ NYM
9/17 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 3-12 .250 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .500
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ NYM
9/17 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 1-14 .071 0 1 0 0 2 .143 .071 .214
Jeff Keppinger - 2B TB vs BOS
9/17 7:10 PM
Aaron Cook 0-12 .000 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .077 .077
Ryan Theriot - SS SF vs COL
9/17 10:15 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 3-17 .176 0 0 0 2 2 .176 .263 .440
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Doug Fister DET @ CWS
9/17 2:10 PM
White Sox Batters 22-64 .344 0 5 8 4 7 .425 .381 .806
 

Recommended Pickup

Jacob Turner, P, MIA – There are some signed that Turner is starting to put things together. He shut out the Reds for seven innings Friday and he has turned in three quality starts in his last four turns. Exceptional control is the name of the game for Turner and he sports a 17::3 strikeout::walk ratio. Turner’s value gets a bump in keeper leagues, as he should be in the rotation right out of spring training next year.

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