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Tuesday Lineup Card: Say Yes To Yasiel

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco – R) at Phillies (Jonathan Pettibone – R), 7:05
Indians (Scott Kazmir – L) at Yankees (David Phelps – R), 7:05
Mets (Jeremy Hefner – R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R), 7:05
Rays (Matt Moore – L) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R), 7:08
Rockies (Juan Nicasio – R) at Reds (Homer Bailey – R), 7:10
Rangers (Justin Grimm – R) at Red Sox (Ryan Dempster – R), 7:10
Pirates (Jeff Locke – L) at Braves (Mike Minor – L), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Tillman – R) at Astros (Lucas Harrell – R), 8:10
Athletics (A.J. Griffin – R) at Brewers (Kyle Lohse – R), 8:10
Twins (Samuel Deduno - R) at Royals (Luis Mendoza – R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Tyler Skaggs – L) at Cardinals (Michael Wacha – R), 8:15
Cubs (Scott Feldman – R) at Angels (Jered Weaver – R), 10:05
Padres (Clayton Richard – L) at Dodgers (Ted Lilly – L), 10:10
White Sox (Jake Peavy – R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R), 10:10
Blue Jays (Josh Johnson – R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE (leg) – Had to be helped off the field Monday
Jeff Baker, OF, TEX (shoulder) – Left Sunday's game
Ramon Ortiz, SP, TOR (elbow) – Had MRI on Monday
Chris Stewart, C, NYY (illness) – Having further tests due to persisting dehydration symptoms

NL
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS (oblique) – Sounds like he may miss Thursday start
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN (forearm) – Not in the lineup Monday
Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI (illness) – Wasn't available Sunday
Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP, LAD (foot) – Will start Friday
Jon Niese, SP, NYM (shoulder) – Will start Saturday if bullpen goes well
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (hand) – Out of the lineup Monday
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (undisclosed) – Sitting Monday against the Dodgers
Yadier Molina, C, STL (suspension) – Will sit Tuesday or Wednesday for his one game out
Tyler Chatwood, SP, COL (triceps) – Removed after four innings Monday due to soreness
Chris Capuano, SP, LAD (triceps) – Scratched from Monday start
Placido Polanco, 3B, MIA (illness) – Out on Monday

Disabled List

AL
Mike Morse, OF, SEA (quad) – Not in the lineup Monday
Salvador Perez, C, KC (personal) – On track to rejoin the team Tuesday
Austin Jackson, OF, DET (hamstring) – Expected to start a rehab trip this week
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL (oblique) – Scheduled to toss lightly Tuesday, weather permitting
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY (shoulder) – Could start a rehab assignment soon
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN (calf) – Expected to go on rehab trip, but hoping to return June 13
Tsuyoshi Wada, SP, BAL (elbow) – Rehab start pushed back to Thursday
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA (hamstring) – Recalled from rehab trip, but not activated yet
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU (hand) – Starting rehab trip Tuesday
Octavio Dotel, RP, DET (elbow) – Still hasn't started his rehab assignment

NL
Jim Henderson, RP, MIL (hamstring) – Progressing well; will return Sunday
Donovan Solano, 2B, MIA (oblique) – Sent out on rehab trip Monday
Scott Atchison, RP, NYM (elbow) – Will avoid surgery, according to Dr. Andrews
Scott Elbert, RP, LAD (elbow) – Shut down; doctor appointment on tap Tuesday
Charlie Morton, SP, PIT (elbow) – Threw 86 pitches in rehab start Sunday

Transactions

Activated from DL
Casey Kotchman, 1B, MIA
Gordon Beckham, 2B, CHW
Michael Young, 3B, PHI (bereavement)
Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY

Placed on DL
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (hamstring)
Jeanmar Gomez, SP, PIT (forearm)

Called Up
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD
Edgar Olmos, RP, MIA
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL
Clete Thomas, OF, MIN
Jared Hughes, RP, PIT
Ryan Reid, RP, PIT

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Jordan Brown, OF, MIA
Chris Colabello, 1B, MIN
Matt Magill, SP, LAD
Wade LeBlanc, RP, MIA (DFA)
Brennan Boesch, OF, NYY
Tyler Robertson, RP, MIN (DFA)
Mike Fiers, SP, MIL
Tyler Greene, 2B, CHW (DFA)
Alex Presley, OF, PIT
Michael Martinez, 3B, PHI
Mickey Storey, RP, TOR

Traded
Juan Francisco, 3B, MIL (from ATL)

Released
Alex Gonzalez, 1B, MIL

Closer Watch

Orioles – Jim Johnson pitched a clean ninth Sunday for his third straight save following a four-run relapse on May 26. Though he had his struggles last month, Johnson appears to be back on track and should still be regarded as having fairly solid job security.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ike Davis - 1B NYM @ WAS
6/4 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 3-13 .231 1 2 2 4 5 .538 .389 .927
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM @ WAS
6/4 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 7-21 .333 1 3 4 1 1 .571 .364 .935
David Wright - 3B NYM @ WAS
6/4 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 9-27 .333 2 4 4 0 8 .630 .321 .951
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs CLE
6/4 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 7-31 .226 3 3 7 0 10 .516 .250 .766
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY vs CLE
6/4 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 5-13 .385 0 1 0 2 1 .462 .467 .928
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs CLE
6/4 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 7-14 .500 0 4 3 8 3 .786 .625 1.411
Vernon Wells - OF NYY vs CLE
6/4 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 12-38 .316 3 7 4 6 8 .658 .409 1.067
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs MIA
6/4 7:05 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-30 .200 3 5 6 8 8 .567 .368 .935
Laynce Nix - OF PHI vs MIA
6/4 7:05 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-11 .364 1 1 3 2 3 .636 .462 1.098
Lance Berkman - 1B TEX @ BOS
6/4 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 16-59 .271 4 7 14 12 18 .525 .394 .920
A.J. Pierzynski - C TEX @ BOS
6/4 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 8-25 .320 2 2 7 2 5 .560 .370 .930
Ryan Doumit - C MIN @ KC
6/4 8:10 PM
Luis Mendoza 4-11 .364 0 1 2 0 3 .455 .364 .818
David DeJesus - OF CHC @ LAA
6/4 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 11-36 .306 2 4 4 4 9 .528 .375 .903
Erick Aybar - SS LAA vs CHC
6/4 10:05 PM
Scott Feldman 9-18 .500 0 3 2 0 1 .778 .526 1.304
Brendan Harris - SS LAA vs CHC
6/4 10:05 PM
Scott Feldman 5-10 .500 0 1 2 0 0 .600 .500 1.100
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs CHC
6/4 10:05 PM
Scott Feldman 5-15 .333 1 2 2 1 2 .600 .375 .975
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS @ SEA
6/4 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 4-16 .250 2 3 3 2 3 .688 .333 1.021
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ SEA
6/4 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 7-25 .280 2 2 4 3 9 .520 .345 .865
Mark Ellis - 2B LAD vs SD
6/4 10:10 PM
Clayton Richard 3-10 .300 1 1 4 0 1 .600 .300 .900
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs SD
6/4 10:10 PM
Clayton Richard 10-26 .385 2 4 4 2 4 .731 .429 1.159
Endy Chavez - OF SEA vs CWS
6/4 10:10 PM
Jake Peavy 4-12 .333 0 2 1 0 2 .583 .333 .917
Raul Ibanez - OF SEA vs CWS
6/4 10:10 PM
Jake Peavy 5-16 .313 1 3 5 2 1 .625 .389 1.014
Kendrys Morales - 1B SEA vs CWS
6/4 10:10 PM
Jake Peavy 3-10 .300 1 1 3 0 4 .600 .300 .900
Angel Pagan - OF SF vs TOR
6/4 10:15 PM
Josh Johnson 6-17 .353 0 0 1 1 1 .353 .389 .742
Hunter Pence - OF SF vs TOR
6/4 10:15 PM
Josh Johnson 5-11 .455 2 2 3 0 1 1.000 .455 1.455
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Anibal Sanchez DET vs TB
6/4 7:08 PM
Rays Batters 23-111 .207 4 10 13 13 19 .390 .288 .678
Kyle Lohse MIL vs OAK
6/4 8:10 PM
Athletics Batters 18-77 .234 1 4 7 4 11 .321 .272 .592
Jake Peavy CWS @ SEA
6/4 10:10 PM
Mariners Batters 20-75 .267 4 10 13 2 17 .523 .286 .808
Ted Lilly LAD vs SD
6/4 10:10 PM
Padres Batters 23-103 .223 1 8 4 10 29 .342 .292 .634

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Lucas Duda - OF NYM @ WAS
6/4 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 4 .273 .250 .523
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs MIA
6/4 7:05 PM
Ricky Nolasco 11-42 .262 2 6 4 1 7 .524 .279 .803
Kelly Johnson - 2B TB @ DET
6/4 7:08 PM
Anibal Sanchez 5-26 .192 1 3 6 2 3 .423 .241 .664
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ DET
6/4 7:08 PM
Anibal Sanchez 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 1 .200 .333 .533
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ BOS
6/4 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-10 .200 0 2 1 0 1 .400 .200 .600
Chris Young - OF OAK @ MIL
6/4 8:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 3-17 .176 1 2 4 1 4 .471 .222 .693
Julio Borbon - OF CHC @ LAA
6/4 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 3-18 .167 0 0 1 0 7 .167 .167 .333
Dioner Navarro - C CHC @ LAA
6/4 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 4 .091 .167 .258
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs CHC
6/4 10:05 PM
Scott Feldman 1-13 .077 0 0 1 0 0 .077 .077 .154
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ SEA
6/4 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-23 .217 0 0 3 0 9 .217 .217 .435
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs SD
6/4 10:10 PM
Clayton Richard 4-28 .143 0 1 4 1 3 .179 .194 .372
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD vs SD
6/4 10:10 PM
Clayton Richard 0-10 .000 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Denorfia - OF SD @ LAD
6/4 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .333
Nick Hundley - C SD @ LAD
6/4 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 2-20 .100 0 1 1 1 12 .150 .143 .293
Jason Bay - OF SEA vs CWS
6/4 10:10 PM
Jake Peavy 2-12 .167 1 2 1 0 4 .500 .167 .667
Mark DeRosa - OF TOR @ SF
6/4 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-13 .154 0 1 2 2 2 .231 .267 .497
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Ricky Nolasco MIA @ Phi
6/4 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 25-101 .248 6 14 14 11 21 .530 .321 .851
Scott Kazmir CLE @ NYY
6/4 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 53-182 .291 6 20 18 26 49 .476 .379 .855
Ryan Dempster BOS vs Tex
6/4 7:10 PM
Rangers Batters 26-96 .271 6 11 22 15 25 .508 .369 .878
Luis Mendoza KC vs Min
6/4 8:10 PM
Twins Batters 22-68 .324 2 6 10 3 12 .473 .361 .834
Josh Johnson TOR @ SF
6/4 10:15 PM
Giants Batters 23-60 .383 3 7 7 5 10 .639 .431 1.070
 

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