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Wednesday Lineup Card: Knock On Wood

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Rangers (Ryan Dempster - R) at Athletics (A.J. Griffin - R), 3:35
Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Mariners (Blake Beavan - R), 6:40
Red Sox (Daisuke Matsuzaka - R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 7:05
White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) at Indians (David Huff - L), 7:05
Twins (Scott Diamond - L) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R), 7:07
Orioles (TBA) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R), 7:10
Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at Royals (Luis Mendoza - R), 8:10

NL
Braves (Ben Sheets - R) at Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R), 12:35
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Nationals (Edwin Jackson - R), 1:05
Astros (Edgar Gonzalez - R) at Cubs (Travis Wood - L), 2:20
Mets (Jeremy Hefner - R) at Marlins (TBA), 4:10
Rockies (Jeff Francis - L) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R), 7:10
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 7:15
Padres (Andrew Werner - L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Reds (Homer Bailey - R) at Cardinals (TBA)

Day Game After a Night Game: Braves, Pirates, Phillies, Nationals, Astros, Cubs, Mets, Marlins, Rangers, Athletics

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN - (Shoulder) Is unlikely to play in the final two games of the season.
Torii Hunter, OF, LAA - (Illness) Had to leave the game on Monday after feeling lightheaded.
C.J. Wilson, P, LAA - (Elbow) Has pitched with a bone spur in his elbow for most of the second half.
Max Scherzer, P, DET - (Shoulder) Threw a bullpen session on Monday without any complications.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS - (Finger) Was in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW - (Illness) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KCR - (Groin) Has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KCR - (Shoulder) Has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL - (Knee) Said his knee feels fine and that he is good to go.

NL
Wilton Lopez, P, HOU - (Illness) Has been battling flu symptoms for the past several days.
Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL - (Hand) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI - (Calf) Manager Charlie Manuel said Rollins will likely not play again this season.

Disabled List
AL
No news.

NL
Sergio Escalona, P, HOU - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Tuesday.

Transactions

Transferred from 15-Day DL to 60-Day DL
Nick Green, 2B, MIA

Closer Watch
Indians: Chris Perez had an hour long meeting with Cleveland General Manager Chris Antonetti on Monday and came away feeling that he would not be traded in the off-season. Perez has had issues with the team this year, but said those mostly subsided with the firing of former manager Manny Acta.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Eric Hinske - OF ATL @ PIT
10/3 12:35 PM
A.J. Burnett 3-14 .214 1 2 1 5 4 .500 .421 .921
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ PIT
10/3 12:35 PM
A.J. Burnett 13-37 .351 2 2 6 5 8 .514 .442 .955
Rod Barajas - C PIT vs ATL
10/3 12:35 PM
Tim Hudson 6-15 .400 1 4 3 1 3 .800 .438 1.238
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI @ WAS
10/3 1:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 4-10 .400 1 2 1 2 2 .800 .500 1.300
Danny Espinosa - 2B WAS vs PHI
10/3 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee 7-10 .700 3 4 5 0 1 1.700 .700 2.400
Kurt Suzuki - C WAS vs PHI
10/3 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee 7-17 .412 0 2 3 2 2 .529 .474 1.003
Seth Smith - OF OAK vs TEX
10/3 3:35 PM
Ryan Dempster 4-11 .364 1 3 4 0 1 .818 .364 1.182
Kelly Shoppach - C NYM @ MIA
10/3 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 5-13 .385 3 3 7 0 4 1.077 .385 1.462
Michael Saunders - OF SEA vs LAA
10/3 6:40 PM
Jered Weaver 4-11 .364 0 1 0 1 5 .455 .417 .871
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 6-21 .286 1 2 2 3 5 .476 .385 .861
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 8-19 .421 1 2 9 4 5 .632 .522 1.153
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ CLE
10/3 7:05 PM
David Huff 5-10 .500 2 2 5 2 1 1.100 .583 1.683
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 6-16 .375 1 2 3 1 1 .625 .389 1.014
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 3-14 .214 1 2 4 4 4 .500 .421 .921
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 7-19 .368 2 2 3 3 4 .684 .500 1.184
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 5-12 .417 0 2 1 3 4 .667 .563 1.229
Justin Upton - OF ARI vs COL
10/3 7:10 PM
Jeff Francis 6-15 .400 2 2 3 0 1 .800 .400 1.200
Chris Young - OF ARI vs COL
10/3 7:10 PM
Jeff Francis 8-24 .333 2 3 3 2 3 .625 .407 1.032
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ TB
10/3 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson 3-10 .300 1 1 1 3 1 .600 .462 1.062
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ TB
10/3 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson 5-13 .385 1 2 1 0 0 .692 .385 1.077
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ ARI
10/3 7:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 5-17 .294 0 2 2 3 3 .471 .400 .871
Juan Rivera - OF LAD vs SF
10/3 7:15 PM
Ryan Vogelsong 5-11 .455 0 1 1 0 0 .545 .455 1.000
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC vs DET
10/3 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 6-20 .300 1 4 2 0 7 .650 .300 .950
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs DET
10/3 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 5-13 .385 1 1 1 2 3 .615 .467 1.082
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs CIN
10/3 8:15 PM
Homer Bailey 6-15 .400 1 2 3 2 4 .667 .471 1.137
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Cliff Lee PHI @ WAS
10/3 1:05 PM
Nationals Batters 30-97 .309 3 10 10 3 25 .474 .329 .802
Jered Weaver LAA @ SEA
10/3 6:40 PM
Mariners Batters 29-146 .199 2 7 8 9 35 .280 .245 .525
Clayton Kershaw LAD vs SF
10/3 7:15 PM
Giants Batters 23-125 .184 1 6 8 6 36 .248 .221 .469
Max Scherzer DET @ KC
10/3 8:10 PM
Royals Batters 30-96 .313 5 13 14 3 20 .561 .333 .894

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Lyle Overbay - 1B ATL @ PIT
10/3 12:35 PM
A.J. Burnett 3-27 .111 0 2 0 2 10 .185 .172 .358
Clint Barmes - SS PIT vs ATL
10/3 12:35 PM
Tim Hudson 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .200
Gaby Sanchez - 1B PIT vs ATL
10/3 12:35 PM
Tim Hudson 4-22 .182 0 1 0 0 2 .227 .182 .409
Ian Desmond - SS WAS vs PHI
10/3 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee 2-10 .200 0 1 0 1 4 .300 .273 .573
Jayson Werth - OF WAS vs PHI
10/3 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee 2-13 .154 0 1 1 0 6 .231 .143 .374
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs PHI
10/3 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .167
Miguel Olivo - C SEA vs LAA
10/3 6:40 PM
Jered Weaver 1-15 .067 0 0 0 1 3 .067 .125 .192
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA vs LAA
10/3 6:40 PM
Jered Weaver 2-10 .200 0 1 1 0 3 .300 .200 .500
Justin Smoak - 1B SEA vs LAA
10/3 6:40 PM
Jered Weaver 3-19 .158 1 2 3 0 2 .368 .158 .526
Scott Podsednik - OF BOS @ NYY
10/3 7:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-11 .182 0 2 1 0 2 .364 .182 .545
Travis Hafner - DH CLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 4-20 .200 1 2 3 1 3 .400 .238 .638
Casey Kotchman - 1B CLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 2-13 .154 0 0 0 2 2 .154 .313 .466
Carlos Santana - C CLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 2-11 .182 0 0 2 0 2 .182 .167 .348
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ CLE
10/3 7:05 PM
David Huff 2-10 .200 0 1 1 1 2 .300 .273 .573
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 8-27 .296 1 2 2 1 7 .444 .345 .789
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 3-24 .125 1 1 4 4 7 .250 .323 .573
Mark Reynolds - 3B BAL @ TB
10/3 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson 2-10 .200 0 1 0 1 4 .300 .273 .573
Xavier Nady - OF SF @ LAD
10/3 7:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-14 .071 1 1 3 1 4 .286 .133 .419
Hunter Pence - OF SF @ LAD
10/3 7:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 4 .091 .091 .182
Buster Posey - C SF @ LAD
10/3 7:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-18 .111 0 0 0 1 5 .111 .158 .269
Alcides Escobar - SS KC vs DET
10/3 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 2-12 .167 1 1 1 0 1 .417 .167 .583
 
Cold 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
David Huff CLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
White Sox Batters 24-68 .353 6 13 15 4 9 .757 .389 1.146
Daisuke Matsuzaka BOS @ NYY
10/3 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 48-170 .282 7 17 25 27 37 .468 .400 .868
Jeff Francis COL @ Ari
10/3 7:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 21-61 .344 4 7 6 3 8 .592 .384 .977
 

Recommended Pickup
Travis Wood, P, CHC: It's the last day of the Major League Baseball regular season. If you're streaming starters, there aren't a whole ton of options. The best thing to do in this scenario: Look who is starting against the Astros. Houston is an awful, awful team that has absolutely nothing to play for. They have been even more terrible against left handed pitchers, with a .616 OPS against them this season. Wood has been alright this year with a 4.39 ERA, but he is a lefty and he's facing the Astros. That is a recipe for success.

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