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Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

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Projected Starters - A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
White Sox (Chris Sale – L) at Royals (James Shields), 2:10
Athletics (Jarrod Parker – R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez – R), 7:05
Twins (Vance Worley – R) at Red Sox (Clay Buchholz – R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R), 7:10
Braves (Paul Maholm – L) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R), 7:10
Rangers (Nick Tepesch – R) at Cubs (Scott Feldman – R), 8:05
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill – R) at Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L), 10:10
Marlins (Wade LeBlanc – L) at Padres (Andrew Cashner – R), 10:10
Phillies (Cliff Lee – L) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Alex Avila, C, DET – (Illness) Scratched Sunday.
Andrew Bailey, P, BOS – (Biceps) Will have MRI Monday.
Rob Brantly, C, MIA – (Finger) Missed fourth game in six days with laceration still healing.
Welington Castillo, C, CHC – (Ankle) Missed Sunday’s game after HBP.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB – (Hand) Out of Sunday’s lineup after HBP Saturday.
Chris Getz, 2B, KC – (Illness) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD – (Neck) Scratched Sunday.
Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL – (Thumb) Blister has next start or DL as possibility.
Jerry Hairston, Jr., LAD – (Groin) Left Sunday’s game after tweaking groin.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI – (Shoulder) Having discomfort in shoulder and had another awful start Sunday.
Austin Kearns, OF, MIA – (Personal) Will miss several days after being placed on bereavement list Sunday.
David Murphy, OF, TEX – (Illness) Out of Sunday’s lineup, but could just be in favor of Jeff Baker since Murphy has struggled.
Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY – (Ribs) MRI negative and is day-to-day.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF – (Hamstring) Hopes to play Monday.
Jake Peavy, P, CHW – (Back) Scratched from Monday’s start, could hit DL.
Vinnie Pestano, P, CLE – (Elbow) Should be available Monday.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN – (Undisclosed) Left Sunday’s game but thinks he can play Monday.
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA – (Foot) Got extra day off Sunday to deal with soreness.
David Robertson, P, NYY – (Knee) Should be available Tuesday.
Donovan Solano, 2B, MIA – (Oblique) Left Saturday’s game and missed Sunday’s.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS – (Hamstring) Hoping to return Tuesday, could hit DL if he can’t.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TB – (Personal) May not be back with team in time for Tuesday’s game.

Players on the DL
Henderson Alvarez, P, MIA – (Shoulder) Will begin throwing again Monday after setback last week.
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE – (Finger) On schedule to be activated late this week.
Craig Breslow, P, BOS – (Shoulder) Made sixth rehab appearance, could be activated Monday.
Phil Coke, P, DET – (Groin) Could be activated as soon as Saturday.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK – (Hamstring) No longer feeling tightness when walking, could start running soon.
Johnny Cueto, P, CIN – (Oblique) Throwing program on hold.
Nathan Eovaldi, P, MIA – (Shoulder) Throwing off a mound.
Zack Greinke, P, LAD – (Collarbone) Dodgers think he can be back in two or three weeks.
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY – (Forearm) HBP in workout, should not miss time.
Chris Heisey, OF, CIN – (Hamstring) Over a week from being eligible to be activated.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL – (Abdomen) Could begin rehab by end of the week.
Kevin Jepsen, P, LAA – (Shoulder) Should throw off mound this week.
Mark Lowe, P, LAA – (Neck) Should be activated Tuesday.
Ryan Madson, P, LAA – (Elbow) Could begin rehab this week.
Lou Marson, C, CLE – (Shoulder) Had cortisone shot last week, not throwing yet.
Brian McCann, C, ATL – (Shoulder) Will be activated Monday, will be interesting to see how he split playing time with Evan Gattis.
Charlie Morton, P, PIT – (Elbow/Shoulder) Should throw off a mound next weekend.
Brett Myers, P, CLE – (Elbow) Should throw off a mound in a week.
Hiroyuki Nakajima, SS, OAK – (Hamstring) Had tightness in Friday’s rehab appearance.
Stephen Pryor, P, SEA – (Back) Not close to returning.
Clayton Richard, P, SD – (Illness) Has lost 12 pounds with illness.
Mark Rogers, P, MIL – (Shoulder) Given up five runs in 5.2 innings of rehab.
Tsuyoshi Wada, P, BAL – (Elbow) Will make last extended spring start Friday, then should begin minor league rehab.

Placed on the DL
Austin Kearns, OF, MIA (bereavement list)
Clayton Richard, P, SD

Activated from the DL
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL
Todd Helton, 1B, COL
Tyson Ross, P, SD

Called Up
Scott Barnes, P, CLE
Kyle Skipworth, C, MIA

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Ezequiel Carrera, P, CLE (designated for assignement)
Tyler Chatwood, P, COL
Cody Eppley, P, NYY
Nick Green, 2B, MIA
Ryan Wheeler, 3B, COL

Traded
None

Closer Watch

Baltimore – Darren O’Day entered Sunday’s game looking to get a hold, but he earned a save when the Orioles took a four run lead. Jim Johnson, who remained on the bench, is still the closer.

Chicago White Sox – After Addison Reed converted his first ten save opportunities, he blew Sunday’s opportunity by allowing two runs to the Royals. Reed is still entrenched as the closer.

Cincinnati – Rather than call Aroldis Chapman or Jonathan Broxton for a third straight day, J.J. Hoover earned Sunday’s save, his second in three days. Hoover let two batters reach before closing the door. Chapman is still the regular closer.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ KC
5/6 2:10 PM
James Shields 9-23 .391 2 3 4 3 1 .696 .462 1.157
DeWayne Wise - OF CWS @ KC
5/6 2:10 PM
James Shields 3-10 .300 1 1 1 0 2 .600 .300 .900
Billy Butler - 1B KC vs CWS
5/6 2:10 PM
Chris Sale 7-22 .318 3 3 7 2 4 .727 .360 1.087
Lorenzo Cain - OF KC vs CWS
5/6 2:10 PM
Chris Sale 5-14 .357 1 2 1 0 3 .643 .357 1.000
Alcides Escobar - SS KC vs CWS
5/6 2:10 PM
Chris Sale 10-23 .435 0 1 0 2 5 .478 .480 .958
Chris Getz - 2B KC vs CWS
5/6 2:10 PM
Chris Sale 6-14 .429 0 0 1 0 3 .429 .429 .857
Chris Johnson - 3B ATL @ CIN
5/6 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-10 .400 0 3 0 1 0 .700 .455 1.155
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ CIN
5/6 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 6-18 .333 2 3 3 3 4 .722 .429 1.151
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs ATL
5/6 7:10 PM
Paul Maholm 18-51 .353 4 7 10 1 5 .647 .365 1.012
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ BOS
5/6 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 7-14 .500 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .500 1.000
Jose Molina - C TB vs TOR
5/6 7:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 8-23 .348 1 2 2 1 0 .522 .375 .897
Jose Bautista - OF TOR @ TB
5/6 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson 4-11 .364 1 3 1 1 2 .909 .417 1.326
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B TOR @ TB
5/6 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson 6-17 .353 1 3 1 1 2 .647 .389 1.036
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B ARI @ LAD
5/6 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 9-12 .750 2 5 7 1 2 1.500 .769 2.269
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ LAD
5/6 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 4-11 .364 3 3 6 0 1 1.182 .364 1.545
A.J. Ellis - C LAD vs ARI
5/6 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 6-11 .545 1 1 1 0 2 .818 .583 1.402
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ KC
5/6 2:10 PM
James Shields 1-10 .100 0 0 0 3 5 .100 .308 .408
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ KC
5/6 2:10 PM
James Shields 4-25 .160 0 0 1 4 8 .160 .300 .460
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC vs CWS
5/6 2:10 PM
Chris Sale 1-15 .067 1 1 2 3 2 .267 .263 .530
Eric Hosmer - 1B KC vs CWS
5/6 2:10 PM
Chris Sale 2-12 .167 0 1 0 0 4 .250 .167 .417
Reed Johnson - OF ATL @ CIN
5/6 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 3-16 .188 0 0 3 0 3 .188 .235 .423
Jordan Schafer - OF ATL @ CIN
5/6 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 2-11 .182 0 1 2 1 1 .273 .231 .503
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs ATL
5/6 7:10 PM
Paul Maholm 2-15 .133 2 2 4 0 0 .533 .133 .667
Joey Votto - 1B CIN vs ATL
5/6 7:10 PM
Paul Maholm 3-22 .136 0 1 0 3 6 .182 .240 .422
Colby Rasmus - OF TOR @ TB
5/6 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson 3-15 .200 0 2 0 0 4 .333 .200 .533
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ CHC
5/6 8:05 PM
Scott Feldman 2-16 .125 1 1 4 1 1 .313 .167 .479
A.J. Pierzynski - C TEX @ CHC
5/6 8:05 PM
Scott Feldman 3-18 .167 0 1 0 0 3 .222 .211 .433
Martin Prado - 3B ARI @ LAD
5/6 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 1-15 .067 1 1 1 1 2 .267 .125 .392
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs ARI
5/6 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 2-12 .167 0 1 1 1 2 .250 .214 .464
Angel Pagan - OF SF vs PHI
5/6 10:15 PM
Cliff Lee 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs PHI
5/6 10:15 PM
Cliff Lee 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .333
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
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Chris Sale CWS @ KC
5/6 2:10 PM
Royals Batters 49-162 .302 5 14 15 12 37 .450 .353 .803
Mark Buehrle TOR @ TB
5/6 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 25-82 .305 1 7 5 2 9 .418 .331 .748
Chris Capuano LAD vs Ari
5/6 10:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 21-65 .323 7 11 17 3 17 .706 .353 1.059
Trevor Cahill ARI @ LAD
5/6 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 27-86 .314 3 7 13 9 15 .463 .383 .846
 

Recommended Pickup

Marcell Ozuna, OF, MIA – With several Marlins on the DL, Ozuna was called up from Double-A and in less than a week he has made his presence known. Ozuna moved into a starting role and put together a six game hitting streak that was still active after Sunday’s game. He hit his first homer and had three runs and three RBIs Sunday.

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