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Saturday’s Starters (All times Eastern)

Mets (Jeremy Hefner – R) at Cubs (Scott Feldman – R), 1:05
Mariners (Joe Saunders – L) at Indians (Zach McAllister – R), 1:05
Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow – R) at Yankees (David Phelps – R), 1:05
White Sox (Hector Santiago – L) at Angels (Joe Blanton – R), 4:05
Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 4:05
Rays (Roberto Hernandez – R) at Orioles (Jair Jurrjens - R), 4:05
Astros (Erik Bedard – L) at Pirates (A.J. Burnett – R), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Brandon McCarthy – R) at Marlins (Tom Koehler – R), 7:10
Red Sox (Ryan Dempster – R) at Twins (Scott Diamond – L), 7:10
Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L) at Braves (Kris Medlen – R), 7:10
Brewers (Marco Estrada – R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R), 7:15
Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R) at Rangers (Justin Grimm – R), 8:05
Giants (Tim Lincecum – R) at Rockies (Tyler Chatwood – R), 8:10
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R) at Padres (Eric Stults – L), 8:40
Royals (Ervin Santana – R) at Athletics (Tommy Milone – L), 9:05

Day Game After A Night Game: SEA/CLE, TOR/NYY, CHW/LAA, CIN/PHI, TB/BAL

Injuries

Day-To-Day
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU (jaw) – On track to return to Astros on Saturday.
Ross Detwiler, SP, WAS (oblique) – Will miss at least Monday’s start and possibly his next after.
Travis Hafner, DH, NYY (shoulder) – Held out of starting lineup Friday.
Aaron Harang, SP, SEA (back) – Expected to make next scheduled start Tuesday.
John Jaso, C, OAK (leg) – Remained out of the lineup Friday.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX (ribs) – Scratched Friday due to bruised ribs.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARI (quad) – Held out of lineup Friday.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN (back) – Out of the lineup Friday with back soreness.
Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR (back) – Will make scheduled start Saturday.
Mike Morse, OF, SEA (eye) – Scratched from Friday’s lineup with eye irritation.
Bud Norris, SP, HOU (back) – Had scheduled start moved back to Tuesday.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (personal) – Will return to the lineup Saturday.
Mark Reynolds, 1B, CLE (arm) – Returned to lineup Friday.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (back) – Held out of lineup Friday.

Disabled List
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (foot) – Injury diagnosed as a stress fracture and he will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (neck) – Could need slightly beyond 15 days before returning to the lineup.
Travis d’Arnaud, C, NYM (foot) – Will be unable to put weight on his broken foot for another two weeks.
Rajai Davis, OF, TOR (oblique) – Sent to extended spring training to begin rehab.
Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC (ankle) – Expected to miss two-to-four weeks with high ankle sprain.
Adam Eaton, OF, ARI (elbow) – Went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases while playing center field for the first time this season in a rehab assignment at High-A.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, MIA (shoulder) – Completed bullpen session Thursday.
Matt Garza, SP, CHC (arm) – Expected to make season debut next week against the Pirates.
Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL (thumb) – Threw three-inning simulated game and expected to return to rotation Tuesday.
Dan Hudson, SP, ARI (elbow) – Threw 53 pitches in extended spring training outing Friday.
Josh Johnson, SP, TOR (triceps) – Threw a side session Thursday and will rehab at team’s extended spring training facility next week.
Colby Lewis, SP, TEX (forearm) – Threw a successful bullpen session Friday and will make a rehab start Monday.
Ted Lilly, SP, LAD (ribs) – Reported no issues during Wednesday rehab start and expected to rejoin rotation soon.
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD (wrist) – Took swings in batting cage Thursday for first time since April 15.
Logan Morrison, 1B, MIA (knee) – Expected to begin a rehab assignment Monday.
Alexi Ogando, SP, TEX (biceps) – MRI revealed no structural damage.
Jered Weaver, SP, LAA (elbow) – Threw four simulated innings Friday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (hamstring) – Return from DL will be pushed back a few days.
Jake Westbrook, SP, STL (elbow) – Lingering scar tissue in elbow will prevent him from resuming throwing Sunday.

Transactions

Called Up (from Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Danny Farquhar, RP, SEA
Jared Hughes, RP, PIT
David Lough, OF, KC
Vidal Nuno, SP, NYY
Hideki Okajima, RP, OAK
B.J. Rosenberg, RP, PHI
Tim Stauffer, P, SD

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Hector Noesi, P, SEA
Raul Valdes, RP, PHI

Designated For Assignment
Chris Resop, RP, OAK
Thad Weber, RP, SD

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Jose Contreras, RP, PIT (bereavement list)
Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC
Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY
Stephen Pryor, RP, SEA (transferred to 60-day DL)
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (paternity list; expected back Saturday)
Jordan Walden, RP, LAA

Activated from DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL
Vinnie Pestano, RP, CLE

Closer Watch

Mets – After accumulating just three saves through the first month and a half of the season, Parnell recorded a save Friday for the second consecutive day. Parnell has been trusty when called upon this season, as his 0.98 ERA and 0.71 WHIP illustrate. Unfortunately, he’s flanked by a rather mediocre Mets pitching staff and lineup, so his save opportunities should continue to remain infrequent going forward.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jason Giambi - 1B CLE vs SEA
5/18 1:05 PM
Joe Saunders 3-12 .250 1 1 2 0 3 .500 .400 .900
Drew Stubbs - OF CLE vs SEA
5/18 1:05 PM
Joe Saunders 4-11 .364 1 1 2 1 5 .636 .417 1.053
Brett Gardner - OF NYY vs TOR
5/18 1:05 PM
Brandon Morrow 4-20 .200 2 3 4 2 8 .600 .273 .873
Travis Hafner - DH NYY vs TOR
5/18 1:05 PM
Brandon Morrow 3-11 .273 1 3 2 1 4 .727 .385 1.112
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ PHI
5/18 4:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 5-11 .455 2 3 3 0 1 1.091 .455 1.545
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ PHI
5/18 4:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 4-10 .400 1 2 2 0 2 .800 .400 1.200
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ LAA
5/18 4:05 PM
Joe Blanton 5-22 .227 2 2 5 4 9 .500 .370 .870
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs CIN
5/18 4:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-14 .286 1 3 2 0 8 .643 .286 .929
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs CIN
5/18 4:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-14 .286 2 2 5 1 0 .714 .333 1.048
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs CIN
5/18 4:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 5-16 .313 1 1 2 1 1 .500 .353 .853
Brandon Inge - 3B PIT vs HOU
5/18 7:05 PM
Erik Bedard 6-13 .462 0 1 1 2 3 .538 .533 1.072
Chris Johnson - 3B ATL vs LAD
5/18 7:10 PM
Chris Capuano 4-15 .267 1 3 4 2 4 .600 .353 .953
Justin Upton - OF ATL vs LAD
5/18 7:10 PM
Chris Capuano 5-14 .357 1 3 2 1 3 .786 .400 1.186
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN vs BOS
5/18 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 6-14 .429 0 1 0 1 1 .500 .467 .967
Yadier Molina - C STL vs MIL
5/18 7:15 PM
Marco Estrada 6-10 .600 1 1 2 0 1 .900 .600 1.500
Lance Berkman - 1B TEX vs DET
5/18 8:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez 5-13 .385 0 2 1 3 2 .615 .500 1.115
Geovany Soto - C TEX vs DET
5/18 8:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez 5-10 .500 0 2 0 0 2 .700 .500 1.200
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL vs SF
5/18 8:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 12-39 .308 2 6 7 5 10 .641 .386 1.027
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs SF
5/18 8:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 14-39 .359 1 5 4 9 6 .538 .479 1.018
John Jaso - C OAK vs KC
5/18 9:05 PM
Ervin Santana 7-14 .500 1 2 6 3 1 .786 .588 1.374
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
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Brandon Morrow TOR @ NYY
5/18 1:05 PM
Yankees Batters 24-115 .209 4 12 13 15 36 .384 .310 .694
Roberto Hernandez TB @ BAL
5/18 4:05 PM
Orioles Batters 22-78 .282 1 8 6 1 10 .405 .297 .703
A.J. Burnett PIT vs HOU
5/18 7:05 PM
Astros Batters 15-73 .205 3 5 11 6 22 .356 .291 .647
Ryan Dempster BOS @ MIN
5/18 7:10 PM
Twins Batters 17-78 .218 1 3 3 5 20 .289 .283 .572

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ryan Raburn - 2B CLE vs SEA
5/18 1:05 PM
Joe Saunders 1-16 .063 0 1 0 0 4 .125 .063 .188
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs TOR
5/18 1:05 PM
Brandon Morrow 2-19 .105 0 1 2 4 11 .158 .292 .450
Vernon Wells - OF NYY vs TOR
5/18 1:05 PM
Brandon Morrow 1-10 .100 1 1 1 1 3 .400 .182 .582
J.D. Martinez - OF HOU @ PIT
5/18 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Pena - 1B HOU @ PIT
5/18 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 6-37 .162 2 3 8 6 14 .351 .326 .677
Freddie Freeman - 1B ATL vs LAD
5/18 7:10 PM
Chris Capuano 2-13 .154 0 0 0 0 5 .154 .154 .308
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs LAD
5/18 7:10 PM
Chris Capuano 4-22 .182 0 1 1 4 13 .227 .308 .535
Miguel Olivo - C MIA vs ARI
5/18 7:10 PM
Brandon McCarthy 2-11 .182 1 2 1 0 2 .545 .182 .727
Placido Polanco - 3B MIA vs ARI
5/18 7:10 PM
Brandon McCarthy 2-12 .167 0 1 2 2 1 .250 .286 .536
Ryan Doumit - C MIN vs BOS
5/18 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 5-26 .192 0 0 0 1 7 .192 .250 .442
Josh Willingham - OF MIN vs BOS
5/18 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 1-12 .083 0 1 1 2 2 .167 .267 .433
Dexter Fowler - OF COL vs SF
5/18 8:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-32 .188 0 2 2 7 10 .281 .333 .615
Josh Rutledge - 2B COL vs SF
5/18 8:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .200
Eric Young Jr. - OF COL vs SF
5/18 8:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-17 .176 0 0 1 3 7 .176 .300 .476
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs KC
5/18 9:05 PM
Ervin Santana 3-15 .200 0 3 3 1 0 .400 .250 .650
Seth Smith - OF OAK vs KC
5/18 9:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 5 .200 .333 .533
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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BB K Opp
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Bronson Arroyo CIN @ Phi
5/18 4:05 PM
Phillies Batters 26-85 .306 5 11 15 6 14 .543 .360 .904
 


Recommended Pickup

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