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Tuesday Lineup Card: Every Rose Has It's Thornburg

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters
AL
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at Yankees (David Phelps - R), 7:05
White Sox (Jake Peavy - R) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 7:05
Twins (Anthony Swarzak - R) at Blue Jays (Chad Jenkins - R), 7:07
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R) at Rays (James Shields - R), 7:10
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 8:10
Rangers (Matt Harrison - L) at Athletics (Travis Blackley - L), 10:05
Angels (Dan Haren - R) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma - R), 10:10

NL
Braves (Tommy Hanson - R) at Pirates (Kevin Correia - R), 7:05
Phillies (TBA) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L), 7:05
Mets (R.A. Dickey - R) at Marlins (Jacob Turner - R), 7:10
Astros (Bud Norris - R) at Cubs (Chris Volstad - R), 8:05
Padres (Anthony Bass - R) at Brewers (Tyler Thornburg - R), 8:10
Reds (Mat Latos - R) at Cardinals (Chris Carpenter - R), 8:15
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L), 9:40
Giants (Barry Zito - L) at Dodgers (Chris Capuano - L), 10:10

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Max Scherzer, P, DET - (Shoulder) Threw on flat ground without any complications on Sunday.
Jose Molina, C, TBR - (Quadriceps) Was able to enter the game as a defensive replacement on Sunday.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW - (Illness) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR - (Back) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS - (Finger) Was not in the lineup on Monday due to an injury to the ring finger on his left hand.
Steve Johnson, P, BAL - (Knee) MRI on his left knee came back clean on Monday.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KCR - (Shoulder) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL - (Thumb) Won't have the pins in his thumb removed for another week.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL - (Knee) Threw five innings in a simulated game Monday.
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL - (Wrist) Is about a week away from being cleared to swing.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA - (Groin) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA - (Quadriceps) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Brett Anderson, P, OAK - (Oblique) Is being considered to play a potential play-in game for the playoffs.

NL
Adam Eaton, OF, ARI - (Hand) Will miss six-to-eight weeks with a broken hand.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - (Back) Is not expected to need surgery for his herniated disc.
Josh Johnson, P, MIA - (Hamstring) Was scratched from his scheduled start on Monday due to a sore hamstring.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI - (Groin) Was not in the lineup on Monday due to a tweaked calf.
Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL - (Hand) Was scratched from the lineup on Monday.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI - (Back) Was back in the lineup on Monday.
Casey Kelly, P, SDP - (Shoulder) Is being shut down indefinitely.


Disabled List
AL
Scott Baker, P, MIN - (Elbow) Has begun throwing on flat ground.

NL
Kyle McClellan, P, STL - (Shoulder) Rehab has been pushed up a few weeksn and should be able to throw in the first week of November.
Rafael Furcal, P, STL - (Elbow) Will meet with team doctors in the next few days to determine if he can begin baseball activities.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL - (Groin) Played six innings in an instructional league game on Monday.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SDP - (Knee) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Chris Young, OF, ARI - (Quadriceps) Will likely only pinch-hit for the remainder of the season.

Transactions

Free Agent Signings
Adam Greenberg, OF, MIA

Closer Watch
At the tme of this writing, there was no closer news to report.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs CWS
10/2 7:05 PM
Jake Peavy 4-11 .364 1 1 1 0 2 .636 .364 1.000
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs CWS
10/2 7:05 PM
Jake Peavy 5-13 .385 1 1 2 2 2 .615 .467 1.082
Travis Hafner - DH CLE vs CWS
10/2 7:05 PM
Jake Peavy 4-15 .267 1 3 1 0 5 .600 .267 .867
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ CLE
10/2 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 4-12 .333 1 2 2 2 4 .667 .400 1.067
Andruw Jones - OF NYY vs BOS
10/2 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 6-19 .316 1 1 5 7 7 .474 .481 .955
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs BOS
10/2 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 6-34 .176 3 5 6 3 9 .500 .243 .743
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs BOS
10/2 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 10-36 .278 2 6 7 6 11 .556 .386 .942
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ TB
10/2 7:10 PM
James Shields 12-31 .387 1 7 4 0 3 .710 .387 1.097
Jim Thome - 1B BAL @ TB
10/2 7:10 PM
James Shields 8-24 .333 1 1 3 3 7 .458 .407 .866
Carlos Lee - OF MIA vs NYM
10/2 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 8-21 .381 1 4 5 0 2 .667 .381 1.048
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ KC
10/2 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-14 .357 2 2 4 3 5 .786 .444 1.230
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ STL
10/2 8:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 14-35 .400 2 3 4 5 8 .600 .488 1.088
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs TEX
10/2 10:05 PM
Matt Harrison 6-14 .429 1 2 4 1 2 .714 .467 1.181
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD vs SF
10/2 10:10 PM
Barry Zito 13-41 .317 1 2 5 8 5 .415 .440 .855
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs SF
10/2 10:10 PM
Barry Zito 20-47 .426 2 4 7 7 9 .617 .500 1.117
Xavier Nady - OF SF @ LAD
10/2 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 3-13 .231 1 2 2 0 5 .615 .286 .901
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Jake Peavy CWS @ CLE
10/2 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 16-77 .208 4 6 7 2 18 .395 .228 .623
R.A. Dickey NYM @ MIA
10/2 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters 16-63 .254 1 6 6 2 13 .391 .277 .668
Jeremy Guthrie KC vs DET
10/2 8:10 PM
Tigers Batters 20-92 .217 3 5 11 6 13 .348 .274 .623

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Michael Bourn - OF ATL @ PIT
10/2 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .250 .432
David Ross - C ATL @ PIT
10/2 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 2-10 .200 0 1 0 1 4 .300 .273 .573
Lou Marson - C CLE vs CWS
10/2 7:05 PM
Jake Peavy 0-10 .000 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ CLE
10/2 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 3-22 .136 1 1 1 2 3 .273 .208 .481
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ CLE
10/2 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 4-27 .148 1 2 2 2 5 .296 .233 .530
DeWayne Wise - OF CWS @ CLE
10/2 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 2 .300 .200 .500
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs BOS
10/2 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 5-21 .238 1 1 3 1 10 .381 .273 .654
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ TB
10/2 7:10 PM
James Shields 3-16 .188 1 2 3 1 1 .438 .235 .673
Greg Dobbs - 3B MIA vs NYM
10/2 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 3 .400 .200 .600
Delmon Young - OF DET @ KC
10/2 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-17 .118 0 0 0 1 0 .118 .211 .328
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ STL
10/2 8:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 6-33 .182 0 1 2 2 5 .242 .229 .471
Ryan Hanigan - C CIN @ STL
10/2 8:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 3-14 .214 0 0 0 1 4 .214 .267 .481
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ STL
10/2 8:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 8-51 .157 0 5 8 2 8 .255 .204 .459
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI vs COL
10/2 9:40 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 0-10 .000 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .167 .167
Justin Upton - OF ARI vs COL
10/2 9:40 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 0-10 .000 0 0 1 2 8 .000 .167 .167
Chris Young - OF ARI vs COL
10/2 9:40 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 3-16 .188 0 0 0 2 4 .188 .278 .465
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK vs TEX
10/2 10:05 PM
Matt Harrison 2-11 .182 0 0 1 2 0 .182 .308 .490
Mark Ellis - 2B LAD vs SF
10/2 10:10 PM
Barry Zito 2-10 .200 0 0 1 2 2 .200 .333 .533
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs SF
10/2 10:10 PM
Barry Zito 5-31 .161 0 1 2 6 7 .194 .325 .519
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD vs SF
10/2 10:10 PM
Barry Zito 1-16 .063 0 1 1 2 2 .125 .167 .292
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs SF
10/2 10:10 PM
Barry Zito 2-19 .105 0 0 0 1 6 .105 .150 .255
Franklin Gutierrez - OF SEA vs LAA
10/2 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 3-18 .167 0 0 1 0 4 .167 .167 .333
John Jaso - C SEA vs LAA
10/2 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 2-10 .200 1 1 1 2 1 .500 .333 .833
Miguel Olivo - C SEA vs LAA
10/2 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Justin Smoak - 1B SEA vs LAA
10/2 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 1-13 .077 0 0 1 1 4 .077 .143 .220
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Kevin Correia PIT vs Atl
10/2 7:05 PM
Braves Batters 26-86 .302 3 10 5 9 14 .476 .372 .848
 

Recommended Pickup
Tyler Thornburg, P, MIL: For those of you streaming starters for the last few days of the season, Thornburg might be the best option on Tuesday as he makes a spot start for Milwaukee. After an excellent minor league season, he has a 5.00 ERA in 18 major league innings. Since his first outing, when he gave up five earned runs in 5.1 innings, he has a 3.55 ERA and has struck out 14 batters in just under 13 innings. An already offensively-challened Padres team that will likely still be missing Carlos Quentin and has nothing to play for could be good prey for Thornburg, who will be eager to make an impression.

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