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Clay Link

Hailing from the not-so-mean streets of Arcanum, Ohio, Clay is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He began writing for RotoWire in the fall of 2011, and now contributes to breaking news and NFL Draft content, in addition to his duties covering the Braves and Raiders.

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Projected Starters - A look at Friday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Reds (Mike Leake - R) at Cubs (Carlos Villanueva - R), 2:20 PM
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Phillies (Jonathan Pettibone - R), 7:05 PM
Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L) at Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R), 7:05 PM
Twins (Pedro Hernandez - L) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 7:05 PM
Athletics (A.J. Griffin - R) at Yankees (CC Sabathia - L), 7:05 PM
Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R) at Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L), 7:07 PM
Mets (Shaun Marcum - R) at Braves (Mike Minor - L), 7:30 PM
Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L) at Rangers (Derek Holland - L), 8:05 PM
Cardinals (Shelby Miller - R) at Brewers (Kyle Lohse - R), 8:10 PM
White Sox (Hector Santiago - L) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 8:10 PM
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) at Astros (Bud Norris - R), 8:10 PM
Rays (Matt Moore - L) at Rockies (Jeff Francis - L), 8:40 PM
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R) at Angels (Jason Vargas - L), 10:05 PM
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L) at Padres (Jason Marquis - R), 10:10 PM
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L) at Giants (Barry Zito - L), 10:15 PM

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS - (Back) Will return to the lineup Friday.
Jake Peavy, P, CHW - (Back) Scratched from Friday's start with spasms and is without a timetable for a return.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS - (Lower Body) Removed from Thursday's game in the fifth inning with an ankle or hamstring issue.
DeWayne Wise, OF, CHW - (Neck) Scratched from Thursday's lineup with stiffness.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - (Hand) Will likely be placed on the DL if he's unable to swing Friday.
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD - (Quadriceps) May be placed on the DL if he's not ready by Friday.
Ted Lilly, P, LAD - (Ribs) Played catch in the outfield Wednesday after receiving a cortisone injection Tuesday.
Ben Revere, OF, PHI - (Finger) Was out of Thursday's lineup with swelling.
David Robertson, P, NYY - (Knee) MRI on Thursday revealed no structural damage.

Players on the DL
Chris Capuano, P, LAD - (Calf) Could start for the Dodgers on Monday or Tuesday.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL - (Oblique) On schedule to come off the DL next Tuesday.
Kyuji Fujikawa, P, CHC - (Forearm) Threw his second bullpen session Thursday.
Jeremy Affeldt, P, SF - (Oblique) Threw an inning at extended spring training Wednesday.
Henderson Alvarez, P, MIA - (Shoulder) Rehab assignment has been put on hold due to a setback.
Jeff Mathis, C, MIA - (Collarbone) Began a rehab assignment Thursday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL - (Knee) Won't play a complete game or back-to-backs for awhile when he makes his likely return from the DL on Friday.
Franklin Morales, P, BOS - (Chest) Threw off flat ground from 120 feet Wednesday without pain.
Blake Wood, P, CLE - (Elbow) Will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Saturday.
Josh Johnson, P, TOR - (Triceps) Placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday.
Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY - (Oblique) Hit the 15-day DL on Thursday.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY - (Hip) Expected to resume baseball activities at the team's extended spring training complex May 6.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Threw in an extended spring training game Thursday.
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW - (Elbow) Looking to receive multiple medical opinions regarding the severity of his injury.
Colby Lewis, P, TEX - (Forearm) Will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on May 9.
Martin Perez, P, TEX - (Wrist) Will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Monday.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL - (Appendectomy) Rode a stationary bike the past two days and plans to take dry swings Saturday.

Transactions

Placed on the DL
Josh Johnson, P, TOR
Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY

Activated from the DL
Jeff Bianchi, SS, MIL
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA

Called Up
Matt Diaz, OF, MIA
Luke Putkonen, P, DET
Brad Boxberger, P, SD
Brad Lincoln, P, TOR
Dallas Keuchel, P, HOU
Jordan Lyles, P, HOU

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Trevor Bauer, P, CLE
Khris Davis, OF, MIL
Robbie Erlin, P, SD
Brad Peacock, P, HOU
Rhiner Cruz, P, HOU
Bruce Rondon, P, DET
Mike McDade, 1B, CLE (designated for assignment)
Nick Green, 3B, MIA (designated for assignment)

Claimed Off Waivers
Ezequiel Carrera, OF, CLE (from PHI)

Signed
Roy Oswalt, P, COL (minor league contract)

Closer Watch

San Diego - After giving up a two-out double to Nate Schierholtz in the ninth inning of Thursday's game against the Cubs, Huston Street struck out Luis Valbuena to preserve a 4-2 win for the Padres. It was the right-hander's sixth save of the season, and fourth consecutive scoreless appearance. His ERA on the year is sitting up at 4.09 and Luke Gregorson has been strong thus far (1.35 ERA, 0.75 WHIP), but Street has yet to blow a save and his job as closer appears safe.

Washington - Rafael Soriano made it eight consecutive scoreless appearances with a clean ninth inning against the Braves on Thursday. He did give up a single to Evan Gattis, but that's the lone hit against Soriano in his last six innings of work. The right-hander's nine saves on the year have him two behind the National League lead.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Darwin Barney - 2B CHC vs CIN
5/3 2:20 PM
Mike Leake 7-18 .389 0 2 1 0 1 .500 .421 .921
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs CIN
5/3 2:20 PM
Mike Leake 11-28 .393 0 4 5 1 2 .571 .400 .971
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ CHC
5/3 2:20 PM
Carlos Villanueva 4-11 .364 1 1 2 1 1 .636 .417 1.053
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN @ CLE
5/3 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 6-10 .600 0 1 1 2 2 .700 .667 1.367
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ CLE
5/3 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 5-14 .357 2 4 3 1 3 .929 .400 1.329
Jed Lowrie - SS OAK @ NYY
5/3 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 5-15 .333 0 2 1 0 2 .533 .333 .867
Josh Reddick - OF OAK @ NYY
5/3 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-10 .200 1 2 1 1 5 .600 .273 .873
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs MIA
5/3 7:05 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-30 .200 3 5 6 8 8 .567 .368 .935
Laynce Nix - OF PHI vs MIA
5/3 7:05 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-11 .364 1 1 3 2 3 .636 .462 1.098
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs MIA
5/3 7:05 PM
Ricky Nolasco 11-35 .314 1 3 6 3 6 .486 .385 .870
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS @ PIT
5/3 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 6-18 .333 1 3 5 2 7 .611 .400 1.011
Jose Bautista - OF TOR vs SEA
5/3 7:07 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-12 .250 1 1 1 3 4 .500 .400 .900
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B TOR vs SEA
5/3 7:07 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-12 .250 1 2 3 0 3 .583 .308 .891
Alejandro De Aza - OF CWS @ KC
5/3 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 4-10 .400 0 1 0 0 1 .500 .400 .900
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ KC
5/3 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 9-35 .257 3 5 4 2 5 .571 .289 .861
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ MIL
5/3 8:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 22-39 .564 4 10 12 11 5 1.026 .647 1.673
Ty Wigginton - 3B STL @ MIL
5/3 8:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-18 .444 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .444 .944
Kelly Johnson - 2B TB @ COL
5/3 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis 7-15 .467 1 1 3 2 2 .667 .529 1.196
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ SD
5/3 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 4-14 .286 2 3 6 2 3 .786 .353 1.139
Martin Prado - 3B ARI @ SD
5/3 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 3-10 .300 1 1 1 0 1 .600 .300 .900
A.J. Ellis - C LAD @ SF
5/3 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 4-11 .364 0 2 1 4 3 .545 .533 1.079
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD @ SF
5/3 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 6-17 .353 1 3 2 6 2 .647 .522 1.169
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ SF
5/3 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 24-55 .436 3 5 9 8 11 .655 .508 1.162
Skip Schumaker - 2B LAD @ SF
5/3 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 7-16 .438 0 3 4 0 1 .625 .438 1.063
Marco Scutaro - 2B SF vs LAD
5/3 10:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 5-10 .500 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
CC Sabathia NYY vs OAK
5/3 7:05 PM
Athletics Batters 12-60 .200 1 4 5 3 16 .315 .233 .549
Jeremy Guthrie KC vs CWS
5/3 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 32-157 .204 6 13 13 11 24 .357 .262 .620
Jason Vargas LAA vs BAL
5/3 10:05 PM
Orioles Batters 23-90 .256 3 7 8 3 18 .399 .283 .682
Clayton Kershaw LAD @ SF
5/3 10:15 PM
Giants Batters 36-191 .188 0 6 8 11 52 .219 .239 .458

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs CIN
5/3 2:20 PM
Mike Leake 2-18 .111 1 1 2 2 4 .278 .238 .516
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ CHC
5/3 2:20 PM
Carlos Villanueva 3-18 .167 1 1 5 1 2 .333 .211 .544
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs MIA
5/3 7:05 PM
Ricky Nolasco 11-42 .262 2 6 4 1 7 .524 .279 .803
Carlos Ruiz - C PHI vs MIA
5/3 7:05 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-23 .174 0 0 1 2 3 .174 .269 .443
Denard Span - OF WAS @ PIT
5/3 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 7-21 .333 0 1 0 1 8 .381 .364 .745
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs SEA
5/3 7:07 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-16 .188 1 2 2 0 6 .438 .188 .625
Chris Johnson - 3B ATL vs NYM
5/3 7:30 PM
Shaun Marcum 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .167
David Wright - 3B NYM @ ATL
5/3 7:30 PM
Mike Minor 2-11 .182 0 2 1 3 4 .364 .333 .697
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ TEX
5/3 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 2-14 .143 1 1 2 0 1 .357 .143 .500
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ KC
5/3 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-16 .125 0 0 2 3 8 .125 .300 .425
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ KC
5/3 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 3-28 .107 0 1 0 4 4 .143 .219 .362
DeWayne Wise - OF CWS @ KC
5/3 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 1-12 .083 1 1 2 0 2 .333 .083 .417
James Loney - 1B TB @ COL
5/3 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis 1-17 .059 0 0 0 2 5 .059 .158 .217
Chris Davis - 1B BAL @ LAA
5/3 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 2-10 .200 1 1 1 0 4 .500 .200 .700
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ LAA
5/3 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 4-20 .200 0 1 1 0 3 .250 .200 .450
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ LAA
5/3 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 3-18 .167 1 1 2 2 5 .333 .250 .583
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ SF
5/3 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 8-43 .186 0 2 2 7 10 .233 .345 .578
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD @ SF
5/3 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 4-27 .148 0 2 1 2 6 .259 .207 .466
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD @ SF
5/3 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 2-24 .083 0 0 0 2 7 .083 .154 .237
Joaquin Arias - SS SF vs LAD
5/3 10:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-12 .083 0 0 0 1 3 .083 .154 .237
Brandon Belt - 1B SF vs LAD
5/3 10:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 3-21 .143 0 1 0 3 9 .190 .250 .440
Gregor Blanco - OF SF vs LAD
5/3 10:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-10 .200 0 0 0 3 3 .200 .385 .585
Hunter Pence - OF SF vs LAD
5/3 10:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-23 .043 0 0 1 0 6 .043 .043 .087
Buster Posey - C SF vs LAD
5/3 10:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 6-33 .182 0 1 1 1 9 .212 .206 .418
Andres Torres - OF SF vs LAD
5/3 10:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-22 .091 0 0 0 1 8 .091 .200 .291
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Mike Leake CIN @ ChC
5/3 2:20 PM
Cubs Batters 32-92 .348 1 11 11 6 11 .503 .397 .900
Kyle Lohse MIL vs StL
5/3 8:10 PM
Cardinals Batters 37-70 .529 4 12 15 13 7 .839 .590 1.429
Jeff Francis COL vs TB
5/3 8:40 PM
Rays Batters 20-66 .303 3 7 14 6 12 .513 .363 .877
 
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