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Wednesday Lineup Card: The Constant Gardner

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Yankees (CC Sabathia - L) at Twins (Samuel Deduno - R), 1:10
Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello - R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva - R) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R), 7:05
Rays (Alex Cobb - R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 7:10
Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R) at Rangers (Martin Perez - L), 8:05
Indians (Justin Masterson - R) at White Sox (Hector Santiago - L), 8:10
Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R) at Angels (C.J. Wilson - L), 10:05

NL
Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 6:35
Nationals (John Lannan - L) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R), 7:05
Marlins (Josh Johnson - R) at Braves (Paul Maholm - L), 7:10
Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 7:10
Pirates (Jeff Locke - L) at Mets (Jeremy Hefner - R), 7:10
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter - R) at Astros (Bud Norris - R), 8:05
Cubs (Jason Berken - R) at Rockies (Drew Pomeranz - L), 8:40
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L) at Giants (Matt Cain - R), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: Yankees and Indians

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Mike Olt, 3B, TEX - (Heel) Swung the bat on Monday and is expected to return before the end of the season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Calf) Increased his baseball activity, but his return date remains uncertain.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS - (Undisclosed) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Michael Brantley, OF, CLE - (Groin) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Eye) Missed his seventh straight game on Tuesday.
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL - (Thumb) Expects to take the screws out of his thumb next week.
Jeff Niemann, P, TBR - (Shoulder) Threw off of flat ground on Tuesday.
Yu Darvish, P, TEX - (Neck) Scratched from his Tuesday start due to neck stiffness.

NL
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL - (Knee) Does not appear he will be able to return before the end of the regular season.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ARI - (Hand) Hopes to return to the lineup in the next few days.
Chris Young, OF, ARI - (Quadriceps) Ran sprints on Monday and still hopes to return this season.
Gerardo Parra, OF, ARI - (Hand) Appeared to be okat after taking swings with the bat on Monday.
Justin Ruggiano, OF, MIA - (Shoulder) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Ryan Ludwick, OF, CIN - (Groin) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Michael Bourn, OF, ATL - (Thumb) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI - (Shoulder) Is expected to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.
David Freese, 3B, STL - (Ankle) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Wrist) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Hamstring) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA - (Oblique) Hopes to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Jason Bay, OF, NYM - (Back) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday due to a stiff back.

Disabled List
AL
None.

NL
Rafael Furcal, SS, STL - (Elbow) General Manager John Mozeliak does not expect Furcal to return this season.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY
David Aardsma, P, NYY

Designated for Assignment
Steve Pearce, 1B, NYY
Justin Thomas, P, NYY

Trades
Braves traded P Greg Ross to Tigers as PTBNL from previous trade.

Closer Watch
Nationals: Manager Davey Johnson has officially said that he would be using Drew Storen in the closers role. However, he was also quick to point out that he still had faith in Tyler Clippard, who has a 9.64 ERA in September.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Alexi Casilla - SS MIN vs NYY
9/26 1:10 PM
CC Sabathia 9-15 .600 0 2 1 0 1 .733 .600 1.333
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD @ SD
9/26 6:35 PM
Clayton Richard 8-18 .444 2 3 4 2 4 .889 .500 1.389
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs KC
9/26 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-14 .357 2 2 4 3 5 .786 .444 1.230
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs WAS
9/26 7:05 PM
John Lannan 9-37 .243 3 5 8 3 13 .541 .349 .889
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs WAS
9/26 7:05 PM
John Lannan 12-35 .343 2 3 6 4 8 .543 .452 .995
Ian Desmond - SS WAS @ PHI
9/26 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 6-13 .462 0 3 2 0 2 .769 .500 1.269
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ PHI
9/26 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 10-22 .455 1 8 2 2 3 .909 .538 1.448
Ryan Braun - OF MIL @ CIN
9/26 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 10-38 .263 3 5 7 3 7 .553 .333 .886
Carlos Pena - 1B TB @ BOS
9/26 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 10-37 .270 5 6 13 6 11 .703 .383 1.086
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ HOU
9/26 8:05 PM
Bud Norris 4-12 .333 0 3 1 0 4 .583 .333 .917
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ HOU
9/26 8:05 PM
Bud Norris 7-25 .280 2 4 5 1 5 .600 .308 .908
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ CWS
9/26 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 4-11 .364 1 1 1 0 2 .636 .364 1.000
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE @ CWS
9/26 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 5-13 .385 1 1 2 2 2 .615 .467 1.082
Travis Hafner - DH CLE @ CWS
9/26 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 4-15 .267 1 3 1 0 5 .600 .267 .867
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs CLE
9/26 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 4-12 .333 1 2 2 2 4 .667 .400 1.067
Kendrys Morales - 1B LAA vs SEA
9/26 10:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 12-33 .364 1 4 8 2 7 .545 .400 .945
Mark Trumbo - 1B LAA vs SEA
9/26 10:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-13 .231 2 2 3 0 4 .692 .231 .923
Franklin Gutierrez - OF SEA @ LAA
9/26 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 6-16 .375 1 1 5 2 4 .563 .421 .984
Aaron Hill - 2B ARI @ SF
9/26 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 4-10 .400 1 3 3 0 1 1.000 .364 1.364
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ SF
9/26 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 11-36 .306 0 5 1 7 10 .444 .419 .863
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
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RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Rick Porcello DET vs KC
9/26 7:05 PM
Royals Batters 29-105 .276 2 8 13 3 18 .407 .291 .698
Jeremy Guthrie KC @ DET
9/26 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 20-92 .217 3 5 11 6 13 .348 .274 .623
Bronson Arroyo CIN vs MIL
9/26 7:10 PM
Brewers Batters 39-189 .206 7 15 20 15 37 .361 .273 .634
Jon Lester BOS vs TB
9/26 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 49-225 .218 9 18 33 27 70 .382 .305 .687
Jake Peavy CWS vs CLE
9/26 8:10 PM
Indians Batters 16-77 .208 4 6 7 2 18 .395 .228 .623

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ryan Doumit - C MIN vs NYY
9/26 1:10 PM
CC Sabathia 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs NYY
9/26 1:10 PM
CC Sabathia 6-43 .140 1 3 3 4 9 .256 .240 .496
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ SD
9/26 6:35 PM
Clayton Richard 2-16 .125 0 1 1 0 2 .188 .125 .313
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs TOR
9/26 7:05 PM
Carlos Villanueva 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Delmon Young - OF DET vs KC
9/26 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-17 .118 0 0 0 1 0 .118 .211 .328
Billy Butler - DH KC @ DET
9/26 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 10-31 .323 0 2 5 1 7 .387 .333 .720
Alcides Escobar - SS KC @ DET
9/26 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI vs WAS
9/26 7:05 PM
John Lannan 3-15 .200 0 1 1 2 0 .267 .294 .561
Roger Bernadina - OF WAS @ PHI
9/26 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .273 .473
Martin Prado - OF ATL vs MIA
9/26 7:10 PM
Josh Johnson 6-27 .222 0 0 2 0 6 .222 .222 .444
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ CIN
9/26 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 10-54 .185 2 3 4 4 4 .315 .241 .556
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL @ CIN
9/26 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 6-35 .171 2 5 4 4 13 .429 .256 .685
Sean Rodriguez - 2B TB @ BOS
9/26 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 2-14 .143 0 1 3 2 6 .214 .278 .492
Jon Jay - OF STL @ HOU
9/26 8:05 PM
Bud Norris 3-15 .200 0 1 3 0 3 .267 .200 .467
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL @ HOU
9/26 8:05 PM
Bud Norris 3-22 .136 0 0 2 3 3 .136 .240 .376
Lou Marson - C CLE @ CWS
9/26 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 0-10 .000 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs CLE
9/26 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 3-22 .136 1 1 1 2 3 .273 .208 .481
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs CLE
9/26 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 4-27 .148 1 2 2 2 5 .296 .233 .530
DeWayne Wise - OF CWS vs CLE
9/26 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 2 .300 .200 .500
Erick Aybar - SS LAA vs SEA
9/26 10:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 8-47 .170 0 3 2 3 8 .234 .235 .469
Peter Bourjos - OF LAA vs SEA
9/26 10:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-14 .143 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .286
Miguel Olivo - C SEA @ LAA
9/26 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 1-10 .100 0 0 2 0 4 .100 .083 .183
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA @ LAA
9/26 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-10 .200 0 0 1 1 3 .200 .250 .450
Michael Saunders - OF SEA @ LAA
9/26 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-12 .167 0 0 1 3 4 .167 .333 .500
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Clayton Richard SD vs LAD
9/26 6:35 PM
Dodgers Batters 27-79 .342 2 6 8 3 11 .487 .366 .853
Kyle Kendrick PHI vs Was
9/26 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters 29-86 .337 1 13 7 8 12 .521 .409 .929
Carlos Villanueva TOR @ Bal
9/26 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 19-67 .284 3 8 11 8 10 .493 .365 .859
Paul Maholm ATL vs Mia
9/26 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters 34-110 .309 1 8 14 6 10 .414 .346 .760
 

Recommended Pickup
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY: Right now, Gardner is being limited to pinch-running and defensive replacement duties. This late in the fantasy season, however, it might be worth taking a flier on him if you have someone else who is expendable on the bench. Gardner comes with a higher upside than just about anyone else on a typical teamís bench if he can get in a couple starts. Even if he does not start a game, he could at least net a few stolen bases and runs before the end of the season.

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