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Friday Lineup Card: The Return of Chris Carpenter

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Andrew Fiorentino

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Friday's Starters
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter R) at Cubs (Chris Volstad R), 2:20
Twins (Sam Deduno R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello R), 7:05
Braves (Tommy Hanson R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick R), 7:05
Athletics (Jarrod Parker R) at Yankees (CC Sabathia L), 7:05
Brewers (Shaun Marcum R) at Nationals (Edwin Jackson R), 7:05
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester L), 7:10
Marlins (Jacob Turner R) at Mets (Jon Niese L), 7:10
Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva R) at Rays (James Shields R), 7:10
Dodgers (Joe Blanton R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo R), 7:10
Pirates (Jeff Locke L) at Astros (Edgar Gonzalez R), 8:05
Indians (Justin Masterson R) at Royals (Luis Mendoza R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley L) at Rockies (Drew Pomeranz L), 8:10
White Sox (Jake Peavy R) at Angels (Ervin Santana R), 10:05
Rangers (Martin Perez L) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma R), 10:10
Padres (Casey Kelly R) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX (illness) Out again Thursday, but likely back this weekend
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (hamstring) Pulled in the second inning Thursday
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX (stomach) Talked his way into Thursday's lineup at DH
Paul Konerko, 1B, CWS (back) Out Thursday
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE (wrist) Out Thursday after wrist flared up again Wednesday
Max Scherzer, SP, DET (shoulder) Just inflamed, so probably will only miss a start or two
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (calf) Playing in Instructional League on Monday
Alex Avila, C, DET (jaw) Hoping to be cleared to return Friday
Frank Francisco, RP, NYM (elbow) Unavailable with tendinitis Wednesday and Thursday
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (knee) Out Thursday after leaving Wednesday
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (back) In the lineup Thursday
Ryan Ludwick, OF, CIN (groin) Out Thursday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (eye) Out Thursday with continued pinkeye
Quintin Berry, OF, DET (shoulder) "Good to go" and probably will do so Friday

Disabled or Out
Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD (hip) Throwing off flat ground, but may not be able to return this year
Huston Street, RP, SD (calf) To be activated Friday, finally
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (oblique) Done for the year
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (back) Shut down for the year due to recurrence of lat injury
Scott Elbert, RP, LAD (elbow) Successful elbow cleanup surgery

Transactions

Activated from DL
Jorge De La Rosa, SP, COL

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Darwin Barney - 2B CHC vs STL
9/21 2:20 PM
Chris Carpenter 6-14 .429 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .857
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs STL
9/21 2:20 PM
Chris Carpenter 8-22 .364 0 1 2 2 1 .409 .417 .826
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ CHC
9/21 2:20 PM
Chris Volstad 6-11 .545 0 2 0 0 0 .727 .545 1.273
Yadier Molina - C STL @ CHC
9/21 2:20 PM
Chris Volstad 4-11 .364 0 1 2 0 0 .455 .364 .818
Michael Bourn - OF ATL @ PHI
9/21 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 5-10 .500 1 1 2 0 2 .800 .500 1.300
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ PHI
9/21 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 7-21 .333 2 5 6 3 3 .762 .417 1.179
Brian McCann - C ATL @ PHI
9/21 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 8-25 .320 1 2 1 4 0 .480 .414 .894
Martin Prado - OF ATL @ PHI
9/21 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 7-12 .583 1 1 3 0 1 .833 .583 1.417
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ WAS
9/21 7:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 3-11 .273 2 2 4 0 3 .818 .250 1.068
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN @ DET
9/21 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 4-10 .400 0 0 0 1 0 .400 .455 .855
Ben Revere - OF MIN @ DET
9/21 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 4-12 .333 0 1 2 2 0 .500 .429 .929
Denard Span - OF MIN @ DET
9/21 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 8-22 .364 0 0 3 2 1 .364 .400 .764
Daric Barton - 1B OAK @ NYY
9/21 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-12 .250 0 2 1 2 6 .500 .357 .857
Robert Andino - 2B BAL @ BOS
9/21 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 4-10 .400 0 1 0 0 1 .500 .400 .900
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs LAD
9/21 7:10 PM
Joe Blanton 4-14 .286 1 2 3 0 4 .643 .286 .929
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ CIN
9/21 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 9-30 .300 1 4 3 3 5 .500 .364 .864
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ CIN
9/21 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 9-22 .409 2 2 3 2 4 .682 .480 1.162
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD @ CIN
9/21 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 5-15 .333 1 3 3 0 2 .667 .333 1.000
Jeff Keppinger - 2B TB vs TOR
9/21 7:10 PM
Carlos Villanueva 5-12 .417 0 1 0 3 1 .500 .533 1.033
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ TB
9/21 7:10 PM
James Shields 12-43 .279 5 8 8 1 9 .698 .295 .993
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs CLE
9/21 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 9-23 .391 1 5 4 1 3 .739 .417 1.156
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS @ LAA
9/21 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 4-17 .235 2 3 5 2 4 .647 .316 .963
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ LAA
9/21 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 6-17 .353 1 1 2 1 1 .529 .389 .918
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ LAA
9/21 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 7-21 .333 0 3 2 1 4 .476 .364 .840
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs CWS
9/21 10:05 PM
Jake Peavy 5-10 .500 0 2 3 1 1 .800 .545 1.345
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA vs CWS
9/21 10:05 PM
Jake Peavy 7-20 .350 2 3 6 3 6 .700 .458 1.158
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Tommy Hanson ATL @ PHI
9/21 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 14-83 .169 1 9 6 5 27 .317 .231 .548
James Shields TB vs TOR
9/21 7:10 PM
Blue Jays Batters 24-114 .211 9 14 14 2 28 .490 .224 .715
Jake Peavy CWS @ LAA
9/21 10:05 PM
Angels Batters 30-103 .291 4 11 22 4 30 .504 .323 .827

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jason Heyward - OF ATL @ PHI
9/21 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 1-11 .091 0 0 0 2 2 .091 .231 .322
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ DET
9/21 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 3-17 .176 0 1 0 2 2 .235 .263 .498
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ DET
9/21 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 3-16 .188 1 3 4 2 1 .500 .278 .778
Jonny Gomes - OF OAK @ NYY
9/21 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-16 .188 0 1 1 2 6 .250 .316 .566
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK @ NYY
9/21 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 4 .091 .091 .182
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs ATL
9/21 7:05 PM
Tommy Hanson 2-15 .133 1 1 2 3 8 .333 .278 .611
Carlos Ruiz - C PHI vs ATL
9/21 7:05 PM
Tommy Hanson 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 2 .300 .200 .500
Kurt Suzuki - C WAS vs MIL
9/21 7:05 PM
Shaun Marcum 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 3 .091 .091 .182
Chris Davis - 3B BAL @ BOS
9/21 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .091 .091
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN vs LAD
9/21 7:10 PM
Joe Blanton 3-18 .167 1 1 1 1 3 .333 .211 .544
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD @ CIN
9/21 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 3-26 .115 1 1 1 2 3 .231 .179 .409
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR @ TB
9/21 7:10 PM
James Shields 3-15 .200 1 2 1 0 4 .467 .200 .667
Jeff Mathis - C TOR @ TB
9/21 7:10 PM
James Shields 2-14 .143 0 0 1 0 6 .143 .143 .286
Alcides Escobar - SS KC vs CLE
9/21 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 3-14 .214 0 0 1 0 2 .214 .214 .429
Dan Johnson - DH CWS @ LAA
9/21 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 3-18 .167 0 2 2 3 3 .278 .286 .563
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ LAA
9/21 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 6-30 .200 0 1 4 2 8 .233 .257 .490
Jose Lopez - 3B CWS @ LAA
9/21 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 12-54 .222 1 4 6 1 10 .333 .250 .583
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Chris Carpenter STL @ ChC
9/21 2:20 PM
Cubs Batters 28-93 .301 2 4 9 5 15 .389 .343 .732
Kyle Kendrick PHI vs Atl
9/21 7:05 PM
Braves Batters 39-125 .312 6 14 19 11 15 .523 .368 .890
Rick Porcello DET vs Min
9/21 7:05 PM
Twins Batters 31-107 .290 2 7 13 13 11 .400 .363 .763


Closer Watch

Padres Huston Street will be back Friday, and not a moment too soon, as the Padres used five pitchers to piece the ninth inning together on Thursday. Anthony Bass was the final one, recording one out for his first career save.

Brewers John Axford struck out the side for the save Thursday, a good sign, as he'd given up runs in two of his last three outings. He's never blowing saves these days, though.

Reds Still no Aroldis Chapman on Thursday Alfredo Simon got his first save of the year, giving up run over 1.1 innings. J.J. Hoover had recorded the last save for Cincy way back on last Wednesday. Aroldis should get back out there relatively soon, though, as he says he's feeling better.

Nationals Save No. 3 for Drew Storen on Thursday, but Tyler Clippard had pitched in both ends of the doubleheader Wednesday, collecting a save and a loss. This situation is ever-so-slowly working itself out in Storen's direction.

Red Sox Andrew Bailey was gifted a three-run lead practically a free save Thursday against Tampa, but completely melted down, recording just one out while allowing four hits, a walk and five runs. Vicente Padilla relieved him and surrendered the game-winning home run to B.J. Upton. Despite numbers uglified by this outing, Bailey's been pretty good otherwise since returning from a thumb injury that cost him much of the season.


Recommended Pickup
Chris Carpenter, SP, STL Carpenter is available in plenty of leagues right now, and here is, finally making his season debut on Friday after missing all year with a shoulder injury. He hasn't thrown any actual rehab games, but hey, here he is at Wrigley Field. Tough to say what you'll get out of Carpenter, and you may want to let him ride that first one out on your bench, but he's certainly worth adding in almost any league. Well, except AL-only leagues. But you knew that already. Hey, it's DraftStreet time!

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