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Wednesday Lineup Card: A Bulls-eye on Archer

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez - R) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte - L), 1:05
Twins (Liam Hendriks - R) at Indians (Zach McAllister - R), 7:05
Athletics (Brett Anderson - L) at Tigers (Justin Verlander - R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Yankees (David Phelps - R), 7:05
Red Sox (Daisuke Matsuzaka - R) at Rays (Chris Archer - R), 7:10
White Sox (Chris Sale - L) at Royals (Luis Mendoza - R), 8:10
Rangers (Derek Holland - L) at Angels (C.J. Wilson - L), 10:05
Orioles (Joe Saunders - L) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10

NL
Dodgers (Josh Beckett - R) at Nationals (John Lannan - L), 7:05
Brewers (Marco Estrada - R) at Pirates (Kyle McPherson - R), 7:05
Braves (Kris Medlen - R) at Marlins (Josh Johnson - R), 7:10
Phillies (Tyler Cloyd - R) at Mets (Matt Harvey - R), 7:10
Reds (Mike Leake - R) at Cubs (Chris Rusin - L), 8:05
Astros (Lucas Harrell - R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R), 8:15
Padres (Edinson Volquez - R) at Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R), 9:40
Rockies (Tyler Chatwood - R) at Giants (Matt Cain - R), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: Blue Jays, Yankees

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Calf) General Manager Brian Cashman hopes to have Teixeira back for a Sept. 27-30 series against the Blue Jays.

NL
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - (Back) Sat out on Monday as a precautionary measure.
Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS - (Shoulder) Has been diagnosed with a bruised left shoulder.\
Corey Hart, 1B, MIL - (Foot) Remained out of the lineup on Tuesday.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL - (Shoulder) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday due to a sore right shoulder.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA - (Oblique) Will be out until Friday.

Disabled List
AL
John Lackey, P, BOS - (Elbow) Threw 27 pitches over two simulated innings on Tuesday.
Jim Thome, 1B, BAL - (Neck) Could be activated for this a series against the Red Sox this weekend.

NL
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL - (Groin) Took batting practice and ground balls on Monday.

Transactions

Suspended
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR - 3 games

Closer Watch

Dodgers: Kenley Jansen has been taken off of blood-thinners and was cleared to pitch on Tuesday. The struggling Dodgers are fighting for the second wild card spot and will likely allow Jansen to return to the closers role immediately.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR @ NYY
9/19 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 7-24 .292 0 5 4 4 5 .500 .393 .893
Jeff Mathis - C TOR @ NYY
9/19 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 4-11 .364 0 1 2 1 3 .455 .417 .871
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD @ WAS
9/19 4:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 3-10 .300 0 1 2 2 1 .400 .462 .862
Mark DeRosa - 3B WAS vs LAD
9/19 4:05 PM
Aaron Harang 5-17 .294 1 2 3 5 5 .529 .500 1.029
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS vs LAD
9/19 4:05 PM
Aaron Harang 7-30 .233 3 6 6 3 5 .633 .294 .927
Jayson Werth - OF WAS vs LAD
9/19 4:05 PM
Aaron Harang 3-13 .231 1 2 1 2 6 .615 .333 .949
Jason Bay - OF NYM vs PHI
9/19 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 4-10 .400 0 2 3 2 4 .600 .462 1.062
Scott Hairston - OF NYM vs PHI
9/19 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 8-20 .400 3 7 6 1 4 1.050 .429 1.479
David Wright - 3B NYM vs PHI
9/19 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 12-39 .308 2 6 6 2 12 .590 .341 .931
Matt Joyce - OF TB vs BOS
9/19 7:10 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 1-10 .100 1 1 1 5 1 .400 .471 .871
Evan Longoria - 3B TB vs BOS
9/19 7:10 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 4-12 .333 1 2 4 2 3 .667 .438 1.104
Carlos Pena - 1B TB vs BOS
9/19 7:10 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 6-25 .240 1 3 4 10 7 .440 .457 .897
Luke Scott - DH TB vs BOS
9/19 7:10 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 4-13 .308 1 2 5 9 3 .615 .565 1.181
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs BOS
9/19 7:10 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 5-14 .357 1 2 4 4 5 .643 .500 1.143
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ KC
9/19 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 3-10 .300 0 1 3 3 1 .400 .462 .862
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ KC
9/19 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 7-30 .233 3 4 5 4 4 .567 .324 .890
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS @ KC
9/19 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 11-27 .407 2 2 4 2 4 .630 .467 1.096
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS @ KC
9/19 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 6-16 .375 0 1 3 2 1 .438 .444 .882
Erick Aybar - SS LAA vs TEX
9/19 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 9-28 .321 1 4 2 0 3 .536 .321 .857
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs TEX
9/19 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 7-18 .389 0 3 2 1 1 .556 .421 .977
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs TEX
9/19 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 6-21 .286 2 2 4 5 5 .571 .423 .995
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs TEX
9/19 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 7-25 .280 1 5 5 1 8 .560 .308 .868
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs TEX
9/19 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 4-13 .308 0 2 1 1 2 .538 .357 .896
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ LAA
9/19 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 7-19 .368 1 4 3 2 4 .684 .429 1.113
Endy Chavez - OF BAL @ SEA
9/19 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 6-10 .600 0 0 1 0 0 .600 .600 1.200
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ SEA
9/19 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 4-10 .400 0 1 1 1 2 .500 .455 .955
Miguel Olivo - C SEA vs BAL
9/19 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 6-13 .462 1 2 2 0 3 .769 .462 1.231
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Justin Verlander DET vs OAK
9/19 7:05 PM
Athletics Batters 10-62 .161 0 4 6 7 18 .214 .239 .453
Bruce Chen KC vs CWS
9/19 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 40-192 .208 5 8 20 15 33 .310 .275 .585
Matt Cain SF vs COL
9/19 10:15 PM
Rockies Batters 11-83 .133 0 1 4 11 25 .162 .243 .405

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ NYY
9/19 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 3-19 .158 0 1 0 3 8 .211 .273 .483
Chad Tracy - 1B WAS vs LAD
9/19 4:05 PM
Aaron Harang 4-20 .200 0 1 2 0 4 .250 .200 .450
Martin Prado - OF ATL @ MIA
9/19 7:10 PM
Josh Johnson 6-27 .222 0 0 2 0 6 .222 .222 .444
Ruben Tejada - SS NYM vs PHI
9/19 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .231 .397
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs BOS
9/19 7:10 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 3-16 .188 1 1 2 3 5 .375 .316 .691
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs CIN
9/19 8:05 PM
Mike Leake 1-13 .077 0 0 0 1 2 .077 .200 .277
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS @ KC
9/19 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 1-15 .067 0 0 1 0 5 .067 .063 .129
Orlando Hudson - 2B CWS @ KC
9/19 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 2-16 .125 0 0 1 0 1 .125 .125 .250
Jose Lopez - 3B CWS @ KC
9/19 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 1-15 .067 0 0 0 0 3 .067 .067 .133
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ KC
9/19 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 0-17 .000 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .105 .105
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ KC
9/19 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 4-30 .133 0 0 2 1 8 .133 .182 .315
Kendrys Morales - 1B LAA vs TEX
9/19 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 2-10 .200 0 2 0 1 3 .400 .273 .673
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA vs BAL
9/19 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .333 .533
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ SF
9/19 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 3-18 .167 0 1 0 5 9 .278 .375 .653
Jason Giambi - 1B COL @ SF
9/19 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ SF
9/19 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 4-27 .148 0 0 2 5 8 .148 .273 .421
Jonathan Herrera - SS COL @ SF
9/19 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 2-19 .105 0 0 2 1 1 .105 .143 .248
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Cole Hamels PHI @ NYM
9/19 7:10 PM
Mets Batters 40-125 .320 7 20 26 10 35 .595 .367 .962
Daisuke Matsuzaka BOS @ TB
9/19 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 29-109 .266 7 14 25 33 28 .521 .441 .962
 

Recommended Pickup
Chris Archer, P, TBR: Archer is scheduled to make the spot-start on Wednesday against the Red Sox. That might be his last start of the season, but with just a few weeks remaining in the regular season every start matters at this point for fantasy purposes. If he happens to remain in the rotation, that would be even better.

Archer has been pitching very well since joining the Rays in the major leagues. The former #27 overall Baseball-America prospect has a 3.22 ERA and 2.83 FIP in four appearance (three starts). His K/9 stands at 11.28 while he has a meager 2.82 BB/9. Those are fantastic numbers for his first taste of major league hitting. Pick him up and hope he can continue this hot run.

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