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Adam Wolf

Adam Wolf

Adam began writing for RotoWire in the spring of 2012 as an undergrad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He primarily serves as the site's day-to-day editor of NHL content, while also working as the Chicago Bears and Colorado Rockies beat writer, managing the site's Closer Grid, and contributing to the football and baseball magazines.

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Wednesday’s Starters (all times Eastern)

Mets (Dillon Gee – R) at Marlins (Wade LeBlanc – L), 12:40
Twins (Scott Diamond – L) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R), 1:08
Pirates (Jeanmar Gomez – R) at Brewers (Hiram Burgos – R), 1:10
Reds (Homer Bailey – R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R), 1:45
Angels (C.J. Wilson – L) at Athletics (Tommy Milone – L), 3:35
Astros (Erik Bedard – L) at Yankees (David Phelps – R), 7:05
Phillies (Cliff Lee – L) at Indians (Trevor Bauer – R), 7:05
Red Sox (Clay Buchholz – R) at Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L), 7:07
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R) at Braves (Paul Maholm – L), 7:10
White Sox (Chris Sale – L) at Rangers (Nick Tepesch – R), 8:05
Padres (Andrew Cashner – R) at Cubs (Scott Feldman – R), 8:05
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R) at Royals (Luis Mendoza – R), 8:10
Giants (Tim Lincecum – R) at Diamondbacks (Brandon McCarthy – R), 9:40
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen – L) at Mariners (Aaron Harang – R), 10:10
Rockies (Juan Nicasio – R) at Dodgers (Josh Beckett – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: NYM/MIA, MIN/DET, PIT/MIL, CIN/STL, LAA/OAK

Injuries

Day-To-Day
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (ankle) – Aggravated ankle injury while working in relief in Monday’s game.
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL (illness) – Returns to lineup Tuesday.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (hamstring) – Scratched from Tuesday’s lineup with tightness in right hamstring.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (hamstring) – Sat out Tuesday with strained hamstring.
Jordan Danks, OF, CHW (knee) – Scratched Tuesday with inflamed bursa sac.
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD (quad) – Not in the lineup Tuesday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB (hamstring) – Out of lineup Tuesday despite completing running drills.
Alex Gonzalez, 1B, MIL (hamstring) – Not in the lineup Tuesday.
Chris Iannetta, C, LAA (shin) – Not in lineup Tuesday.
Luis Jimenez, 3B, LAA (shin) – Not in lineup Tuesday with shin contusion.
Jeff Keppinger, 3B, CHI (back) – Available off bench Tuesday but not starting.
Mat Latos, SP, CIN (hip) – Removed after six innings Monday due to right hip tightness.
Ted Lilly, SP, LAD (back) – Dealing with tightness and had MRI on Tuesday.
Jed Lowrie, SS, OAK (neck) – Sat out Tuesday due to injury.
A.J. Pierzynski, C, TEX (oblique) – Limited to pinch-hitting duty Tuesday.
Derrick Robinson, OF, CIN (ribs) – Back in the starting lineup Tuesday.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF (elbow) – Back in lineup Tuesday after leaving Monday’s contest.
Travis Snider, OF, PIT (oblique) – Hopes to be available to pinch hit Tuesday.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS (forearm) – Not expected to miss next start but will be evaluated following a side session Wednesday.
Nick Swisher, OF, CLE (shoulder) – Held out of Tuesday’s lineup with left shoulder soreness and could miss Wednesday’s game.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (shoulder) – Successfully completed batting practice Monday without any issues but remained out of lineup Tuesday.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (back) – Missed fifth straight game Tuesday. Will either play by Thursday or head to DL.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (hand) – Not in the lineup Tuesday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (hamstring/ankle) – Not in the lineup Tuesday but hoping to return Wednesday.
David Wright, 3B, NYM (neck) – Returned to the starting lineup Tuesday.
Chris Young, OF, OAK (quadriceps) – Out Tuesday with strained left quad.

Disabled List
Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL (back) – Threw six innings in extended spring training game Tuesday.
James Darnell, OF, SD (oblique) – Began rehab assignment Monday.
Avisail Garcia, OF, DET (heel) – Has hit safely in four of five games during rehab assignment at High-A Lakeland.
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY (forearm) – Could return by early- to mid-May.
Ryan Hanigan, C, CIN (oblique/thumb) – Participated in early batting practice Tuesday.
Corey Hart, OF, MIL (knee) – Has made progress in his rehab and hopes return when first eligible May 30.
Dan Hudson, SP, ARI (elbow) – Threw two innings of live batting practice Tuesday.
Steve Johnson, SP, BAL (back) – Gave up two runs over 5.2 innings during second rehab start Monday.
Colby Lewis, SP, TEX (forearm) – Scheduled to throw two innings at extended spring training Saturday.
Francisco Liriano, SP, PIT (arm) – Will require another rehab start before returning from DL.
Darin Mastroianni, OF, MIN (ankle) – Will undergo tests Wednesday but won’t return during team’s 10-game road trip.
Brian McCann, C, ATL (shoulder) – Said he would be ready to return to team next week.
Chris Narveson, SP, MIL (finger) – Played catch Sunday.
Martin Perez, SP, TEX (wrist) – Expects to throw three innings in extended spring training game Wednesday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL (knee) – Could return sometime this week.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL (hamstring) – Took part in light workouts Tuesday.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA (hamstring) – Diagnosed with Grade 2 strain and will miss at least a few weeks.
Jonny Venters, RP, ATL (elbow) – Felt no discomfort while throwing for the first time Tuesday since hitting the DL.

Transactions

Called Up (from Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
David Carpenter, RP, ATL
Zach Clark, RP, BAL
Scott Cousins, OF, LAA
Javy Guerra, RP, lAD
Brad Hand, RP, MIA
Corban Joseph, 3B, NYY
Bryan Morris, RP, PIT
Marcell Ozuna, OF, MIA (from Double-A)
Evan Scribner, RP, OAK
Chris Snyder, C, BAL
Delmon Young, OF, PHI

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Zach Britton, SP, BAL
Steve Johnson, SP, BAL
Michael Roth, P, LAA (to Double-A)
Dan Straily, SP, OAK
Josh Wall, RP, LAD

Designated for Assignment
Ezequiel Carrera, OF, PHI
Shelley Duncan, OF, TB
Luis Exposito, C, BAL
Jonathan Sanchez, SP, PIT

Placed on DL (15-day DL, unless otherwise noted)
Luis Ayala, RP, ATL
Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA
Joe Mahoney, 1B, MIA
Leyson Septimo, RP, CHW (transferred to 60-day DL)
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY

Activated from DL
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA
Joel Hanrahan, RP, BOS
Steve Johnson, SP, BAL
Luke Scott, DH, TB

Released
Aaron Laffey, SP, from NYM

Closer Watch

Red Sox -- Though Joel Hanrahan was activated from the disabled list, he’ll likely return in a setup capacity to Andrew Bailey, who filled in admirably while he was out. Bailey has saved five games while delivering a 1.46 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 20:4 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 13 appearances. If Bailey can come close to putting up those numbers going forward, he could hang on to ninth inning duties the rest of the way for the Red Sox.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs CIN
5/1 1:45 PM
Homer Bailey 6-15 .400 1 2 3 2 4 .667 .471 1.137
Jason Giambi - 1B CLE vs PHI
5/1 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 3-10 .300 1 2 5 1 3 .700 .333 1.033
Nick Swisher - OF CLE vs PHI
5/1 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 8-25 .320 2 4 3 4 6 .640 .419 1.059
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY vs HOU
5/1 7:05 PM
Erik Bedard 4-12 .333 1 1 1 4 1 .583 .500 1.083
Vernon Wells - OF NYY vs HOU
5/1 7:05 PM
Erik Bedard 11-32 .344 1 4 3 2 7 .531 .382 .914
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS @ TOR
5/1 7:07 PM
Mark Buehrle 4-10 .400 0 2 0 0 1 .700 .400 1.100
Jonny Gomes - OF BOS @ TOR
5/1 7:07 PM
Mark Buehrle 6-13 .462 0 2 2 1 2 .692 .500 1.192
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ TOR
5/1 7:07 PM
Mark Buehrle 20-58 .345 2 10 11 4 7 .586 .387 .973
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ TOR
5/1 7:07 PM
Mark Buehrle 6-16 .375 0 2 0 1 0 .500 .412 .912
Maicer Izturis - 3B TOR vs BOS
5/1 7:07 PM
Clay Buchholz 6-16 .375 0 3 4 3 2 .563 .474 1.036
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs BOS
5/1 7:07 PM
Clay Buchholz 10-29 .345 2 3 3 1 5 .586 .367 .953
Jayson Werth - OF WAS @ ATL
5/1 7:10 PM
Paul Maholm 9-24 .375 1 4 5 1 5 .625 .400 1.025
Carlos Quentin - OF SD @ CHC
5/1 8:05 PM
Scott Feldman 3-11 .273 1 2 2 1 0 .636 .333 .970
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ SEA
5/1 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 6-24 .250 3 3 4 0 2 .625 .250 .875
Chris Snyder - C BAL @ SEA
5/1 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 5-12 .417 1 2 3 1 2 .750 .462 1.212
Yorvit Torrealba - C COL @ LAD
5/1 10:10 PM
Josh Beckett 4-10 .400 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .800
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Aaron Harang SEA vs BAL
5/1 10:10 PM
Orioles Batters 14-67 .209 4 6 8 3 17 .415 .243 .658

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs LAA
5/1 3:35 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-13 .154 0 1 3 2 4 .231 .313 .543
Adam Rosales - 2B OAK vs LAA
5/1 3:35 PM
C.J. Wilson 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .250 .350
Mike Aviles - SS CLE vs PHI
5/1 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 3-18 .167 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .333
Ryan Raburn - 2B CLE vs PHI
5/1 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 2-19 .105 0 1 1 0 7 .158 .105 .263
Mike Napoli - C BOS @ TOR
5/1 7:07 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-11 .182 0 0 1 1 4 .182 .231 .413
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs WAS
5/1 7:10 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .282
Miguel Montero - C ARI vs SF
5/1 9:40 PM
Tim Lincecum 7-43 .163 0 3 2 2 9 .233 .200 .433
Nate McLouth - OF BAL @ SEA
5/1 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 3-27 .111 0 1 1 2 11 .148 .172 .321
Reid Brignac - SS COL @ LAD
5/1 10:10 PM
Josh Beckett 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 1 .300 .200 .500
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Erik Bedard HOU @ NYY
5/1 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 32-99 .323 3 9 9 14 22 .481 .412 .892
Mark Buehrle TOR vs Bos
5/1 7:07 PM
Red Sox Batters 39-113 .345 2 16 15 7 14 .539 .381 .921
Paul Maholm ATL vs Was
5/1 7:10 PM
Nationals Batters 19-63 .302 1 5 10 5 15 .414 .353 .767
 


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