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Hailing from 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 as assistant baseball editor.

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Projected Starters - A look at Friday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Mets (Matt Harvey - R) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson - R), 2:20 PM
Reds (Tony Cingrani - L) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 7:05 PM
Astros (Jordan Lyles - R) at Pirates (Jeanmar Gomez - R), 7:05 PM
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R) at Orioles (Jason Hammel - R), 7:05 PM
Mariners (Brandon Maurer - R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 7:05 PM
Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle - L) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 7:05 PM
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R) at Marlins (Kevin Slowey - R), 7:10 PM
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu - L) at Braves (Paul Maholm - L), 7:30 PM
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Rangers (Nick Tepesch - R), 8:05 PM
Red Sox (Clay Buchholz - R) at Twins (Vance Worley - R), 8:10 PM
Brewers (Wily Peralta - R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L), 8:15 PM
Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L) at Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa - L), 8:40 PM
Royals (James Shields - R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R), 10:05 PM
White Sox (Chris Sale - L) at Angels (C.J. Wilson - L), 10:05 PM
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Padres (Burch Smith - R), 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game:None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Jason Kubel, OF, ARI - (Quadriceps) Dealing with aggravated left quad, the same one that landed him on the DL before.
Ross Detwiler, P, WAS - (Back) Manager Davey Johnson is not confident he'll make his next start.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS - (Hamstring) Suffered injury Wednesday that will keep him "down for a while," according to manager Davey Johnson.
Mike Adams, P, PHI - (Back) Received anti-inflammatory shot Tuesday.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS - (Head) Said he felt "terrible" after his pinch-hit appearance Wednesday, yet he was in the lineup Thursday.
Mark Reynolds, 1B, CLE - (Arm) Left Wednesday's game with a stinger but checked out OK after the game.
Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC - (Ankle) Suffered a sprained ankle late in Wednesday's game.
Bud Norris, P, HOU - (Back) May be placed on the disabled list.
Aaron Harang, P, SEA - (Back) Scratched for his start Thursday due to lower back stiffness.
Travis Hafner, DH, NYY - (Shoulder) Out of the lineup Thursday.

Players on the DL
David Price, P, TB - (Triceps) Hit the DL on Thursday, but manager Joe Maddon expects him to only miss two-to-three starts.
Corey Hart, 1B, MIL - (Knee) Now running without assistance but likely won't be ready to come off the disabled list May 30.
Taylor Green, 1B, MIL - (Hip) Transferred to the 60-day DL on Wednesday.
Jenrry Mejia, P, NYM - (Forearm) Will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Lucie on Thursday.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL - (Shoulder) May be conditioning himself to be a starter.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI - (Shoulder) Underwent successful surgery on his labrum and rotator cuff Wednesday.
Jonny Venters, P, ATL - (Elbow) Underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday.
Charlie Morton, P, PIT - (Elbow) Will make three more rehab starts before returning to the Pirates.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS - (Hamstring) Did not play in his second rehab game with High-A Potomac on Thursday.
Jeff Francis, P, COL - (Groin) Hit the 15-day DL on Thursday with a left groin strain.
Ryan Madson, P, LAA - (Elbow) Said he expected to remain at Triple-A Salt Lake for "several weeks," but manager Mike Scioscia said it may not take that long.
Vinnie Pestano, P, CLE - (Elbow) Tossed a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance with Low-A Lake County on Wednesday.
Franklin Morales, P, BOS - (Chest) Will pitch four innings in his next start for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Darin Mastroianni, OF, MIN - (Ankle) Injured ankle is not improving and the Twins might have to consider all options, including surgery.
Octavio Dotel, P, DET - (Elbow) Tigers still do not have a timetable for his return.
Andrew Bailey, P, BOS - (Biceps) On track to be activated from the DL on Monday.
Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY - (Oblique) Made his first rehab appearance Wednesday and will throw at least one more time in the minors before rejoining the Yankees.
Tsuyoshi Wada, P, BAL - (Elbow) Threw four innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Scheduled to throw 50 pitches in rehab game Friday.
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX - (Biceps) Placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday with biceps tendinitis.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA - (Hamstring) Will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
Colby Lewis, P, TEX - (Forearm) Will make a rehab start with Double-A Frisco on Monday.

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
David Price, P, TB
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX
Jeff Francis, P, COL (retroactive to 5/15)
Taylor Green, 1B, MIL (transferred to 60-day DL)

Called Up
Francisco Rodriguez, P, MIL
Billy Buckner, P, LAA
Evan Reed, P, DET
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, COL
Ryan Brasier, P, LAA
Dellin Betances, P, NYY
Alex Torres, P, TB
Cory Burns, P, TEX
Rob Scahill, P, COL

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Barry Enright, P, LAA (designated for assignment)
Reid Brignac, SS, COL (designated for assignment)
Michael Roth, P, LAA
Nick Hagadone, P, CLE
Blake Lalli, 1B, MIL
Al Alburquerque, P, DET
Brett Marshall, P, NYY

Closer Watch

New York Mets - Bobby Parnell was able to get Pete Kozma swinging for the final out of Thursday's 5-2 win over the Cardinals. While Parnell has blown two of the six save chances he's had thus far, the right-hander has made up for it with four wins, the most in all of baseball among relief pitchers. He has a 1.04 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP, and a 16:3 K/BB ratio so far this season, and he has not yet surrendered a run in May.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Marlon Byrd - OF NYM @ CHC
5/17 2:20 PM
Edwin Jackson 6-21 .286 1 5 5 1 2 .619 .318 .937
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs TB
5/17 7:05 PM
Jeremy Hellickson 9-28 .321 3 4 3 1 3 .679 .345 1.023
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ PHI
5/17 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 5-13 .385 1 2 2 0 3 .692 .385 1.077
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs TOR
5/17 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 6-14 .429 2 4 6 1 0 1.000 .467 1.467
Travis Hafner - DH NYY vs TOR
5/17 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 17-69 .246 3 7 12 7 16 .435 .366 .801
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY vs TOR
5/17 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 20-42 .476 0 2 5 1 2 .548 .477 1.025
Vernon Wells - OF NYY vs TOR
5/17 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 21-44 .477 1 6 8 4 3 .682 .510 1.192
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs HOU
5/17 7:05 PM
Jordan Lyles 6-12 .500 2 3 7 0 2 1.083 .500 1.583
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs HOU
5/17 7:05 PM
Jordan Lyles 8-13 .615 0 3 4 2 0 .846 .667 1.513
James Loney - 1B TB @ BAL
5/17 7:05 PM
Jason Hammel 9-29 .310 3 5 8 0 1 .690 .310 1.000
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B TOR @ NYY
5/17 7:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 3-10 .300 1 1 4 1 0 .600 .333 .933
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs DET
5/17 8:05 PM
Rick Porcello 5-14 .357 0 2 0 0 1 .500 .357 .857
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs DET
5/17 8:05 PM
Rick Porcello 6-10 .600 0 2 4 0 1 .900 .545 1.445
David Murphy - OF TEX vs DET
5/17 8:05 PM
Rick Porcello 6-12 .500 1 1 2 1 1 .750 .538 1.288
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs BOS
5/17 8:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 7-14 .500 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .500 1.000
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL vs SF
5/17 8:40 PM
Madison Bumgarner 8-22 .364 2 5 4 3 2 .773 .440 1.213
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs SF
5/17 8:40 PM
Madison Bumgarner 4-10 .400 0 0 2 0 2 .400 .400 .800
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL vs SF
5/17 8:40 PM
Madison Bumgarner 4-10 .400 0 1 1 1 1 .500 .455 .955
Buster Posey - C SF @ COL
5/17 8:40 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 4-11 .364 0 1 3 3 1 .455 .500 .955
Daric Barton - 1B OAK vs KC
5/17 10:05 PM
James Shields 5-13 .385 1 2 3 0 3 .692 .385 1.077
Carlos Quentin - OF SD vs WAS
5/17 10:10 PM
Gio Gonzalez 5-11 .455 1 1 4 4 1 .727 .600 1.327
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Edwin Jackson CHC vs NYM
5/17 2:20 PM
Mets Batters 16-79 .203 3 10 12 9 18 .417 .284 .701
Jeremy Hellickson TB @ BAL
5/17 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 32-146 .219 6 12 13 12 25 .378 .278 .656
Paul Maholm ATL vs LAD
5/17 7:30 PM
Dodgers Batters 17-83 .205 0 4 9 7 15 .262 .269 .530
Jorge De La Rosa COL vs SF
5/17 8:40 PM
Giants Batters 15-69 .217 1 8 7 6 12 .363 .280 .643
James Shields KC @ OAK
5/17 10:05 PM
Athletics Batters 12-61 .197 1 4 3 2 18 .298 .243 .541

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
David Wright - 3B NYM @ CHC
5/17 2:20 PM
Edwin Jackson 2-10 .200 0 0 2 2 3 .200 .333 .533
Alexi Casilla - 2B BAL vs TB
5/17 7:05 PM
Jeremy Hellickson 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .083 .083
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ PHI
5/17 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 3-16 .188 1 1 2 1 6 .375 .235 .610
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs TOR
5/17 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 5-26 .192 1 4 5 2 5 .423 .250 .673
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY vs TOR
5/17 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 0-16 .000 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000
Kendrys Morales - 1B SEA @ CLE
5/17 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-10 .200 0 1 1 0 3 .300 .200 .500
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA @ CLE
5/17 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 1-11 .091 0 0 1 1 3 .091 .167 .258
Yunel Escobar - SS TB @ BAL
5/17 7:05 PM
Jason Hammel 2-15 .133 0 0 1 1 3 .133 .188 .321
Ryan Roberts - 3B TB @ BAL
5/17 7:05 PM
Jason Hammel 2-15 .133 1 1 1 2 4 .333 .278 .611
Colby Rasmus - OF TOR @ NYY
5/17 7:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-18 .111 1 2 1 0 8 .389 .111 .500
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD @ ATL
5/17 7:30 PM
Paul Maholm 3-19 .158 0 1 3 1 2 .263 .200 .463
Alex Gonzalez - SS MIL @ STL
5/17 8:15 PM
Jaime Garcia 1-10 .100 1 1 2 0 1 .400 .100 .500
Eric Young Jr. - OF COL vs SF
5/17 8:40 PM
Madison Bumgarner 2-17 .118 0 0 0 0 6 .118 .118 .235
Angel Pagan - OF SF @ COL
5/17 8:40 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 3-15 .200 0 2 1 1 2 .333 .250 .583
Andres Torres - OF SF @ COL
5/17 8:40 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 5 .300 .200 .500
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs KC
5/17 10:05 PM
James Shields 3-17 .176 0 0 0 0 4 .176 .222 .399
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Jordan Lyles HOU @ Pit
5/17 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters 23-68 .338 4 10 15 3 17 .605 .366 .971
Mark Buehrle TOR @ NYY
5/17 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 77-233 .330 9 25 41 17 34 .524 .386 .910
Rick Porcello DET @ Tex
5/17 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters 28-72 .389 2 8 12 4 11 .552 .414 .966
 
Recommended Pickup
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA - Since driving in seven runs back on May 5, in his fourth game back from an elbow injury, Hechavarria has gone just 5-for-28 (.179 average). The 24-year-old was batting just .184/.245/.363 on the year heading into Thursday's game, but his .197 BABIP lends hope to those numbers improving considerably. He's also showing an improved eye at the plate (13:7 strikeout-to-walk ratio) and while Hechavarria hasn't stolen a base yet in his big-league career, he has legged out an MLB-leading four triples already this year after notching zero last season. At the very least he should continue playing on an everyday basis, at the relatively thin shortstop position.

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