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The Lineup Card: Jake Odorizzi Makes His MLB Debut

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

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Sunday's Starters
Twins (Scott Diamond - L) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 1:05
Athletics (A.J. Griffin - R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 1:05
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Mets (Chris Young - R), 1:10
Braves (Tim Hudson - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 1:35
Orioles (Chris Tillman - R) at Red Soc (Felix Doubront - L), 1:35
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R) at Nationals (Chien-Ming Wang), 1:35
Blue Jays (Chad Jenkins - R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R), 1:40
Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R) at Astros (Jordan Lyles - R), 2:05
Indians (David Huff - L) at Royals (Jake Odorizzi - R), 2:10
Cardinals (Kyle Lohse - R) at Cubs (Justin Germano - R), 2:20
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R) at Rockies (Jeff Francis - R), 3:10
White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) at Angels (Jered Weaver - R), 3:35
Padres (Eric Stults - L) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 4:05
Rangers (Ryan Dempster - R) at Mariners (Jason Vargas - L), 4:10
Twins (P.J. Walters - R) at Tigers (Drew Smyly - L), 7:05
Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 8:05

Doubleheader:
MIN/DET

Day Game After Night Game:
PIT/HOU, CLE/KC, TOR/TB, ARZ/COL, CHW/LAA, SD/SF, TEX/SEA

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Robert Andino, 2B, BAL -- (Head) Concussion test prior to Sundayís game will determine if he plays.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS -- (Undisclosed) Missed Saturday for third straight day.
Max Scherzer, P, DET -- (Shouler) Cleared to start opener of Sundayís doubleheader.
Salvador Perez, P, KC -- (Hand) Missed Saturday, but could play Sunday.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY -- (Ankle) Isnít 100 percent because of bone bruise.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK -- (Eye) Close to playing full-time after pinch running Friday.
Dustin Ackley, 2B, SEA -- (Neck) Left Fridayís game early, missed Saturday, but could play Sunday.
Jeff Niemann, P, TB -- (Shoulder) Played catch Friday with the hope of returning this season.
Carlos Villanueva, P, TOR -- (Soreness) Felt more sore than usual after going only 2.1 innings Friday.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL -- (Shoulder) Missed Saturday, but is expected to start Sunday.
Ryan Ludwick, OF, CIN -- (Groin) Will most likely sit out until he is 100 percent.
Shane Victorino, OF, LAD -- (Wrist) Didnít play for second straight game Saturday.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA -- (Oblique) Sat out Saturday with no target date of a return.
Justin Ruggiano, OF, MIA -- (Shoulder) Didnít start Saturday after suffering an injury diving for a ball.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT -- (Back) Was in the starting lineup Saturday.
Yadier Molina, C, STL -- (Back) Left Saturdayís game with spasms.
Jake Westbrook, P, STL -- (Oblique) Bullpen session Saturday was cut short because of pain.
Clayton Kershaw, P, LAD -- (Hip) Better than 50-50 chance to start Sunday.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI -- (Shoulder) Wonít have MRI after having spasms Friday.

Disabled List
Matt Capps, P, MIN -- (Shoulder) Rejoins big league club Monday.
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY -- (Elbow) No timetable for return.
Matt Garza, P, CHC -- (Elbow) No timetable has been set for a throwing program to begin.

Transactions

Called Up
Scott Cousins, P, MIA

Trades
Yorvit Torrealba, C (From TOR to MIL for Cash)

Closer Watch
Mets -- Jon Rauch came into the ninth inning against the Marlins with two men on, a four-run lead and no outs. Rauch gave up a three-run home run against the first batter he faced, but then shut the Marlins down to earn his fourth save of the season. The last Met to earn a save before Rauch on Saturday was Frank Francisco on September 1, but the Mets leader in saves for 2012 has been day-to-day with elbow tendinitis. The Mets havenít won much in September, but if Francisco is healthy, he should be the teams ninth-inning man.

Dodgers -- Brandon League walked one and struck out one to get his fourth save since being acquired by the Dodgers from the Mariners where he recorded nine saves over 44-plus innings. League didnít get his first save opportunity while with the Dodgers until September 1, and since then no other reliever has been able to do the same now three weeks later. League appears to be the Dodgers guy right now, but Kanley Jansen is now healthy, and he had 25 saves before missing almost a month with a heart condition and could be in consideration to regain the role of closer.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ DET
9/23 1:05 PM
Max Scherzer 4-11 .364 1 1 1 1 0 .636 .417 1.053
Seth Smith - OF OAK @ NYY
9/23 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 8-19 .421 0 2 2 3 3 .579 .500 1.079
Jason Bay - OF NYM vs MIA
9/23 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-22 .273 2 3 3 2 2 .591 .333 .924
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM vs MIA
9/23 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-17 .353 0 2 1 0 3 .471 .389 .859
David Wright - 3B NYM vs MIA
9/23 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 21-54 .389 4 9 13 3 15 .704 .421 1.125
Reed Johnson - OF ATL @ PHI
9/23 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 5-11 .455 1 3 1 2 2 .909 .538 1.448
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ PHI
9/23 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 7-18 .389 1 5 5 0 3 .778 .389 1.167
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ PHI
9/23 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 4-16 .250 1 3 2 1 6 .563 .294 .857
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs ATL
9/23 1:35 PM
Tim Hudson 17-52 .327 6 8 14 10 8 .712 .429 1.140
Laynce Nix - OF PHI vs ATL
9/23 1:35 PM
Tim Hudson 7-21 .333 1 2 4 1 5 .524 .364 .887
Carlos Ruiz - C PHI vs ATL
9/23 1:35 PM
Tim Hudson 7-27 .259 2 2 5 4 4 .481 .375 .856
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS vs MIL
9/23 1:35 PM
Yovani Gallardo 6-19 .316 1 2 3 3 6 .526 .409 .935
Billy Butler - DH KC vs CLE
9/23 2:10 PM
David Huff 5-12 .417 0 2 3 0 0 .583 .417 1.000
David DeJesus - OF CHC vs STL
9/23 2:20 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-16 .500 1 2 4 1 2 .813 .529 1.342
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs STL
9/23 2:20 PM
Kyle Lohse 17-44 .386 3 6 11 2 5 .659 .413 1.072
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ CHC
9/23 2:20 PM
Justin Germano 6-13 .462 1 5 2 2 0 1.000 .533 1.533
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ COL
9/23 3:10 PM
Jeff Francis 6-15 .400 2 2 3 0 1 .800 .400 1.200
Chris Young - OF ARI @ COL
9/23 3:10 PM
Jeff Francis 8-24 .333 2 3 3 2 3 .625 .407 1.032
Dexter Fowler - OF COL vs ARI
9/23 3:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 5-17 .294 0 2 2 3 3 .471 .400 .871
Orlando Hudson - 2B CWS @ LAA
9/23 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver 4-10 .400 0 2 1 1 2 .700 .417 1.117
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs CWS
9/23 3:35 PM
Gavin Floyd 7-22 .318 1 3 2 1 5 .591 .348 .939
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs CWS
9/23 3:35 PM
Gavin Floyd 7-18 .389 1 5 5 1 3 .778 .421 1.199
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA vs TEX
9/23 4:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 5-15 .333 1 2 2 1 1 .600 .375 .975
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX @ SEA
9/23 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 5-16 .313 3 3 4 4 3 .875 .476 1.351
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ SEA
9/23 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 8-20 .400 1 5 3 2 1 .750 .455 1.205
Mike Napoli - C TEX @ SEA
9/23 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 8-23 .348 2 4 2 3 6 .696 .423 1.119
Michael Young - 3B TEX @ SEA
9/23 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 10-24 .417 0 1 3 2 3 .458 .444 .903
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD @ CIN
9/23 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 6-12 .500 3 5 5 0 4 1.417 .500 1.917
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ CIN
9/23 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 4-11 .364 1 1 2 1 3 .636 .417 1.053
Shane Victorino - OF LAD @ CIN
9/23 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 4-11 .364 1 1 3 1 1 .636 .417 1.053
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Ricky Nolasco MIA @ NYM
9/23 1:10 PM
Mets Batters 45-153 .294 7 21 19 6 36 .532 .328 .861
Tim Lincecum SF vs SD
9/23 4:05 PM
Padres Batters 21-96 .219 1 6 7 10 33 .310 .296 .606

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jose Reyes - SS MIA @ NYM
9/23 1:10 PM
Chris Young 1-12 .083 0 1 2 0 4 .250 .083 .333
Ike Davis - 1B NYM vs MIA
9/23 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 2-11 .182 0 2 1 1 4 .364 .250 .614
Michael Bourn - OF ATL @ PHI
9/23 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 0-15 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Freddie Freeman - 1B ATL @ PHI
9/23 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 2-13 .154 0 0 0 0 5 .154 .214 .368
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs ATL
9/23 1:35 PM
Tim Hudson 12-64 .188 1 7 4 4 5 .375 .235 .610
Jed Lowrie - SS HOU vs PIT
9/23 2:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 2-14 .143 0 1 0 0 4 .214 .143 .357
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs STL
9/23 2:20 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .364
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ LAA
9/23 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver 1-20 .050 0 0 1 0 5 .050 .048 .098
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ LAA
9/23 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver 4-22 .182 1 1 2 2 8 .318 .240 .558
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs CWS
9/23 3:35 PM
Gavin Floyd 4-23 .174 2 2 2 2 4 .435 .240 .675
Chase Headley - 3B SD @ SF
9/23 4:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 7-24 .292 1 3 4 1 8 .500 .333 .833
Cameron Maybin - OF SD @ SF
9/23 4:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-16 .188 0 0 0 2 6 .188 .278 .465
Will Venable - OF SD @ SF
9/23 4:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 7-28 .250 0 2 0 1 10 .357 .276 .633
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX @ SEA
9/23 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 5-24 .208 0 1 2 1 1 .250 .231 .481
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX @ SEA
9/23 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 3-17 .176 2 2 2 1 2 .529 .222 .752
David Murphy - OF TEX @ SEA
9/23 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .083 .083
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
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OPS
Max Scherzer DET vs Min
9/23 1:05 PM
Twins Batters 18-64 .281 4 6 10 8 10 .553 .360 .913
Yovani Gallardo MIL @ Was
9/23 1:35 PM
Nationals Batters 17-65 .262 5 7 13 8 20 .549 .332 .880
Kyle Lohse STL @ ChC
9/23 2:20 PM
Cubs Batters 33-85 .388 4 8 16 3 9 .592 .409 1.001
Homer Bailey CIN vs LAD
9/23 8:05 PM
Dodgers Batters 20-69 .290 6 8 11 7 17 .551 .355 .907
 

Recommended Pickup
Jake Odorizzi, P, KC -- The Royals will see all four players that they acquired in the deal that sent their reigning AL Cy Young winner, Zack Grienke, to Milwaukee in the same uniform when Odorizzi makes his major league debut Sunday against the Indians. Odorizzi has been one of the top prospects in baseball since he was drafted thirty-second overall in the 2008 Amateur Draft, and he showed flashes why he has been so highly touted by accumulating a 3.03 ERA and 15 wins in 26 appearances in Double-A and Triple-A this year. There is no way of telling how Odorizzi will preform against the Indians, but it should help him a little that he will most likely be throwing to his catcher from Triple-A, Adam Moore, who would also be making his Royals debut. Odorizzi should be available in most standard leagues, and some shallow keeper leagues, and should be given a shot by those that want to take bet on the righty proving that he belongs playing at baseballs highest level.

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C -- A.J. Pierzynski, CHW ($5,486)
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