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Tuesday Lineup Card: Dee-Moted

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Andrew Fiorentino

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Braves (Paul Maholm – L) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow – R), 12:37
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Astros (Jordan Lyles – R), 2:10
Orioles (Kevin Gausman – R) at Nationals (Nathan Karns – R), 7:05
Pirates (Jeanmar Gomez – R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello – R), 7:08
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda – R) at Mets (Matt Harvey – R), 7:10
Indians (Zach McAllister – R) at Reds (Mat Latos – R), 7:10
Phillies (Cliff Lee – L) at Red Sox (Ryan Dempster – R), 7:10
Marlins (Kevin Slowey – R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R), 7:10
Twins (Scott Diamond – L) at Brewers (Alfredo Figaro – R), 8:10
Cardinals (Tyler Lyons – L) at Royals (Ervin Santana – R), 8:10
Cubs (Edwin Jackson – R) at White Sox (Chris Sale – L), 8:10
Giants (Mike Kickham – L) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker – R), 10:05
Padres (Edinson Volquez – R) at Mariners (Brandon Maurer – R), 10:10
Angels (Joe Blanton – R) at Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu – L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: ATL, TOR

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Chris Sale, SP, CHW (shoulder) – Feeling better going into Tuesday start
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (knee) – Started Monday, but still considers himself day-to-day
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (ankle) – Sprained ankle; could miss a few games
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (collarbone) – Played catch without issue Monday; should go Saturday
David Phelps, SP, NYY (arm) – Seems good to go for Wednesday
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC (quad) – Held out Monday, but available off the bench
Tommy Hanson, SP, LAA (personal) – Likely to make next start later this week
Tommy Hunter, RP, BAL (hand) – X-ray negative; should be available Tuesday
Sean Burnett, RP, LAA (elbow) – X-ray coming after removal Sunday

NL
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL (thumb) – Out Monday and could miss a few games
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (knee) – No structural damage; could be held out a couple more days
Starling Marte, OF, PIT (head) – Scratched with migraine Monday
Gerardo Parra, OF, ARI (calf) – Left Monday with cramping
Ben Revere, OF, PHI (arm) – Left Monday; X-ray negative
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (hamstring) – Could be back in Tuesday
Martin Prado, 3B, ARI (leg) – Scratched in Game 2 Monday after fouling a ball off himself
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (forearm) – Out Monday; could miss a couple days
Kyle Lohse, SP, MIL (elbow) – Expected to go Thursday
Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS (wrist) – Had good BP Monday; could be back Wednesday
Nick Punto, 2B, LAD (back) – Left Monday's game with stiffness

Disabled List

AL
David Price, SP, TB (triceps) – Played catch Monday; no timetable yet
Alexi Ogando, SP, TEX (biceps) – Good bullpen Monday
Chris Perez, RP, CLE (elbow) – Had MRI Monday; no results yet
Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA (hamstring) – Still two weeks away
Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY (shoulder) – Pitching a sim game Tuesday
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY (shoulder) – Going to 60-70 pitches in sim game this week
Brett Myers, SP, CLE (elbow) – Scratched from Monday rehab game; getting checked out
Josh Fields, RP, HOU (forearm) – Doing well on rehab trip
Joba Chamberlain, RP, NYY (oblique) – Set to be activated from DL Tuesday
Pedro Strop, RP, BAL (back) – Could throw this week

NL
Hanley Ramirez, 3B, LAD (hamstring) – Could start rehab trip soon
Brandon Beachy, SP, ATL (elbow) – Next rehab start coming Wednesday
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (hamstring) – On track to come back next week
Josh Beckett, SP, LAD (groin) – Being shut down after experiencing tingling in fingers
Ross Detwiler, SP, WAS (oblique) – Could start Sunday
Jordan Walden, RP, ATL (shoulder) – Scoreless rehab inning Monday
Santiago Casilla, RP, SF (knee) – Having surgery Tuesday; out through All-Star break
John Gast, SP, STL (shoulder) – Getting another opinion to clarify injury
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, MIA (shoulder) – Will come off the DL and start Friday
Jake Westbrook, SP, STL (elbow) – Canceled appointment with Dr. Andrews due to reduced pain
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (hamstring) – Out about another month yet
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARI (oblique) – Hitting well on rehab trip
Scott Elbert, RP, LAD (elbow) – Successful rehab appearances on consecutive days

Transactions

Activated from DL
Clayton Richard, SP, SD
Jerry Hairston, 3B, LAD

Placed on DL
Kyuji Fujikawa, RP, CHC (forearm)
Alex Sanabia, SP, MIA (groin)
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT (oblique)
Wilkin Ramirez, OF, MIN (concussion)
Chris Perez, RP, CLE (shoulder)

Called Up
Nick Franklin, 2B, SEA
Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI
Nick Hagadone, RP, CLE
Chris Hermann, C, MIN
Xavier Cedeno, RP, WAS
Josh Harrison, SS, PIT
Mike Zagurski, RP, PIT
Dan Jennings, RP, MIA

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Dee Gordon, SS, LAD
Bryan Morris, RP, PIT
Tom Layne, RP, SD
Dustin Ackley, 2B, SEA
Lucas Luetge, RP, SEA
Francisco Martinez, 3B, SEA (DFA)

Claimed
Alex Burnett, RP, CHC (from BAL)

Closer Watch

Dodgers – Maybe no fantasy owner believes in Brandon League, but Don Mattingly sure does. League collected the save Monday and has an incredibly terrifying 9:5 K:BB over 19.1 innings to go with an ERA and WHIP that only a mother could love. The deeper stats say League's arguably been even worse than his numbers, and there certainly aren't many extreme pitch-to-contact closers like him. Meanwhile, Kenley Jansen is a stud closer waiting to happen and everyone knows it… except that he essentially never gets any save chances.

Diamondbacks – Heath Bell entered with the bases loaded, one out and a five-run lead in the ninth inning of Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader; because the tying run was on deck, it was an official save chance, and he "earned" the save by giving up two hits to score all his inherited baserunners, then locking it down. Bell's been far from untouchable, but he hasn't been blowing saves either. J.J. Putz is still a ways off; speculators should look in the direction of David Hernandez or Brad Ziegler in case Bell really falters.

Cubs -- More job security for Kevin Gregg, as Kyuji Fujikawa heads back to the DL. Not that Gregg's needed it; he's given up just a lone unearned run in 13.1 innings with a 13:5 K:BB and six unblemished saves. Unfortunately, the Cubs haven't won since May 18 and haven't had a save chance for Gregg since May 12 -- more than two weeks ago.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ramiro Pena - SS ATL @ TOR
5/28 12:37 PM
Brandon Morrow 4-10 .400 0 0 2 0 4 .400 .400 .800
Melky Cabrera - OF TOR vs ATL
5/28 12:37 PM
Paul Maholm 4-12 .333 0 2 1 1 1 .583 .385 .968
Mark DeRosa - OF TOR vs ATL
5/28 12:37 PM
Paul Maholm 6-18 .333 1 3 2 1 5 .611 .400 1.011
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B TOR vs ATL
5/28 12:37 PM
Paul Maholm 13-36 .361 0 4 6 6 5 .500 .455 .955
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs PIT
5/28 7:08 PM
Jeanmar Gomez 5-13 .385 2 4 6 1 2 1.000 .400 1.400
Mike Napoli - C BOS vs PHI
5/28 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 5-16 .313 1 2 2 4 4 .563 .500 1.063
Michael Bourn - OF CLE @ CIN
5/28 7:10 PM
Mat Latos 4-14 .286 1 2 1 1 2 .571 .333 .905
David Wright - 3B NYM vs NYY
5/28 7:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 6-17 .353 0 0 3 3 4 .353 .450 .803
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ BOS
5/28 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 5-14 .357 2 3 7 4 6 .857 .500 1.357
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs CHC
5/28 8:10 PM
Edwin Jackson 7-30 .233 2 6 4 0 8 .600 .281 .881
Ty Wigginton - 3B STL @ KC
5/28 8:10 PM
Ervin Santana 5-14 .357 1 2 5 0 4 .643 .357 1.000
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs LAA
5/28 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 7-17 .412 2 2 2 1 6 .765 .444 1.209
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD vs LAA
5/28 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 7-19 .368 2 2 4 1 2 .684 .400 1.084
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD vs LAA
5/28 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 4-10 .400 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .400 .900
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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BB K Opp
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Cliff Lee PHI @ BOS
5/28 7:10 PM
Red Sox Batters 27-136 .199 4 10 13 10 29 .331 .260 .591
Edwin Jackson CHC @ CWS
5/28 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 10-63 .159 2 6 4 2 12 .324 .212 .536

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
B.J. Upton - OF ATL @ TOR
5/28 12:37 PM
Brandon Morrow 4-24 .167 0 1 0 7 12 .208 .355 .563
Henry Blanco - C TOR vs ATL
5/28 12:37 PM
Paul Maholm 3-15 .200 0 0 1 2 1 .200 .294 .494
Brayan Pena - C DET vs PIT
5/28 7:08 PM
Jeanmar Gomez 3-13 .231 0 0 2 0 0 .231 .231 .462
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS vs PHI
5/28 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 1-12 .083 0 1 0 0 1 .167 .083 .250
Jonny Gomes - OF BOS vs PHI
5/28 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 2-29 .069 0 0 0 2 7 .069 .129 .198
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs PHI
5/28 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 6-29 .207 0 3 1 1 7 .310 .233 .544
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM vs NYY
5/28 7:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-11 .182 0 2 0 1 0 .364 .250 .614
Humberto Quintero - C PHI @ BOS
5/28 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 3-21 .143 1 1 4 1 6 .286 .174 .460
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs CHC
5/28 8:10 PM
Edwin Jackson 1-12 .083 0 0 0 1 2 .083 .154 .237
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs CHC
5/28 8:10 PM
Edwin Jackson 0-17 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .056 .056
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs LAA
5/28 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 3-18 .167 0 1 1 2 4 .222 .250 .472
Skip Schumaker - 2B LAD vs LAA
5/28 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 5-22 .227 0 1 0 0 4 .273 .227 .500
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs LAA
5/28 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 1-12 .083 0 0 2 0 3 .083 .071 .155
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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OPS
Paul Maholm ATL @ Tor
5/28 12:37 PM
Blue Jays Batters 32-104 .308 1 11 11 13 14 .460 .391 .851
Jeanmar Gomez PIT @ Det
5/28 7:08 PM
Tigers Batters 19-60 .317 4 9 17 3 8 .607 .342 .949
Hiroki Kuroda NYY @ NYM
5/28 7:10 PM
Mets Batters 19-62 .306 1 7 7 7 14 .469 .377 .846
 
Recommended Pickup
Nick Franklin, 2B, SEA – The Mariners have called Franklin up, and that's actionable news in all but the shallowest fantasy formats, as he's been great for Triple-A Tacoma this year – a .324/.440/.472 line, especially impressive for the OBP. That's thanks to a truly spectacular 30:20 BB:K – marking an incredible improvement in his contact skills over the last couple years. With a little power and speed to go with that on-base ability, Franklin could be a savior for owners struggling in the middle infield. In many fantasy leagues, he's going to be eligible at shortstop as well as second, which only adds to his value.

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