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Nick Falk

Nick Falk

Nick began at RotoWire in the spring of 2012 and is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves as the Tampa Bay Rays beat writer and assisted with content and editing for the baseball and football magazines. He is an avid enthusiast of baseball statistics and scouting evaluations.

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Projected Starters - A look at Saturday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez - L) at Braves (Julio Teheran - R), 12:10 PM
Indians (Corey Kluber - R) at Yankees (CC Sabathia - L), 1:05 PM
Marlins (Jacob Turner - R) at Phillies (Cole Hamels - L), 1:05 PM
Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 2:10 PM
White Sox (Dylan Axelrod - R) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma - R), 3:40 PM
Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey - R) at Giants (Barry Zito - L), 3:45 PM
Cubs (Matt Garza - R) at Angels (Jason Vargas - L), 7:05 PM
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Nationals (Dan Haren - R), 7:05 PM
Rays (Alex Cobb - R) at Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 7:08 PM
Rockies (Jon Garland - R) at Reds (Johnny Cueto - R), 7:10 PM
Rangers (Alexi Ogando - R) at Red Sox (John Lackey - R), 7:10 PM
Orioles (Freddy Garcia - R) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L), 8:10 PM
Twins (P.J. Walters - R) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 8:10 PM
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly - R), 8:15 PM
Padres (Jason Marquis - R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: PIT/ATL, CLE/NYY, MIA/PHI, OAK/MIL, CHW/SEA, TOR/SF

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (Hand) - Not in lineup for fourth straight game.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX (Hamstring) - Expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Alex Cobb, SP, TB (Finger) - Said finger is healed and he will start on Wednesday.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS (Groin) - Will likely avoid DL and could return Wednesday.
Marco Estrada, SP, MIL (Hamstring) - Will likely miss next start.
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL (Personal) - Will miss games on Wednesday and Thursday.
Zach McAllister, SP, CLE (Finger) - Will miss scheduled start on Friday and will start on Tuesday instead.
Mike Morse, OF, SEA (Quad) - Out of the lineup on Tuesday.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (Hamstring) - Out of the lineup on Tuesday.
Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI (Illness) - May not have been available to pitch Monday.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN (Forearm) - Not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Placido Polanco, 3B, MIA (Illness) - Not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS (Oblique) - On track to return to Nationals’ rotation Saturday.

Players on the DL
Chris Carpenter, SP, STL (Shoulder) - Faced hitters Monday throwing 20 pitches.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, MIA (Shoulder) - Will make third rehab start Tuesday.
Ross Detwiler, SP, WAS (Oblique) - Making progress in recovery but still four days from bullpen and nine days from potential return.
Jeurys Familia, SP, NYM (Forearm) - Will have surgery on elbow to remove bone spurs and loose bodies.
Austin Jackson, OF, DET (Hamstring) - Will resume baseball activities Tuesday. Took BP on Tuesday.
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD (Wrist) - Has played well in rehab outings at Triple-A.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (Back) - Will begin rehab assignment with Triple-A Tuesday and hopes to come off DL Saturday.
Jon Niese, SP, NYM (Shoulder) - Will throw a side session on Wednesday.
Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY (Oblique) - Had setback in rehab recently.
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY (Shoulder) - Will start rehab assignment at High-A on Saturday.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (Hamstring) - Feels better in recovery.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (Hamstring) - Hopes to begin rehab assignment next week.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA (Hamstring) - Will begin rehab assignment with High-A on Tuesday.

Placed on the DL
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE
Chris Capuano, SP, LAD
Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS (retroactive to June 3)
Danny Duffy, RP, KC (transferred to 60-day DL)
Ramon Ortiz, SP, TOR

Activated from DL
Rajai Davis, OF, TOR
Josh Johnson, SP, TOR
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS

Called Up
Juan Diaz, SS, CLE
Ian Krol, RP, WAS (from Double-A)
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS
Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Quintin Berry, OF, KC
Louis Coleman, RP, KC
Randall Delgado, SP, ARI
Adam Moore, C, KC

Claimed off Waivers
Quintin Berry, OF, KC (from Detroit)

Designated for Assignment
Zach Duke, RP, WAS
Henry Rodriguez, RP, WAS

Closer Watch

Yankees: Mariano Rivera threw a scoreless ninth inning on Monday against the inning allowing one hit and recording one strikeout to reach 20 saves on the season, the league lead in the American League. He has an astounding 1.69 ERA and has only allowed two walks all year. He should find himself back in the All-Star game this season in New York and remains one of the top closers in the game despite coming off a significant knee injury last season.

Mariners: Closer Tom Wilhelmsen surrendered one run on a walk and a hit on Monday against the White Sox but held on to earn his 13th save of the season. He attacked hitters with first-pitch strikes to all five batters he faced but allowed a RBI single to Adam Dunn to bring the game within two before closing the door. He has totaled a 2.13 ERA this season in 24 games and also has a 0.908 WHIP. His job as the Mariners’ closer is relatively safe for the foreseeable future.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Mark Reynolds - 1B CLE @ NYY
6/5 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-10 .200 1 2 3 2 3 .600 .333 .933
Chris Coghlan - OF MIA @ PHI
6/5 1:05 PM
Cole Hamels 7-21 .333 2 4 4 4 5 .714 .440 1.154
Casey Kotchman - 1B MIA @ PHI
6/5 1:05 PM
Cole Hamels 4-12 .333 3 3 4 1 1 1.083 .385 1.468
Mark DeRosa - OF TOR @ SF
6/5 3:45 PM
Barry Zito 7-28 .250 3 3 8 7 7 .571 .389 .960
Marlon Byrd - OF NYM @ WAS
6/5 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 8-16 .500 0 3 0 1 3 .750 .556 1.306
Ian Desmond - SS WAS vs NYM
6/5 7:05 PM
Dillon Gee 4-15 .267 2 2 2 2 5 .667 .353 1.020
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs COL
6/5 7:10 PM
Jon Garland 8-20 .400 2 6 4 1 0 .900 .429 1.329
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ CIN
6/5 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 4-10 .400 1 2 6 1 3 .800 .500 1.300
David Murphy - OF TEX @ BOS
6/5 7:10 PM
John Lackey 7-16 .438 0 3 1 3 3 .688 .526 1.214
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ KC
6/5 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-10 .500 1 1 2 3 0 .800 .615 1.415
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ KC
6/5 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-14 .357 2 4 5 1 3 .929 .400 1.329
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD vs SD
6/5 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 6-21 .286 0 3 2 6 2 .429 .429 .857
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD vs SD
6/5 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 8-23 .348 1 3 1 2 3 .565 .400 .965
Chris Denorfia - OF SD @ LAD
6/5 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 5-19 .263 1 3 2 2 4 .526 .333 .860
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Reed Johnson - OF ATL vs PIT
6/5 12:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 7-29 .241 1 1 3 1 8 .345 .303 .648
Brian McCann - C ATL vs PIT
6/5 12:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .167
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs PIT
6/5 12:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 4-23 .174 0 2 2 2 4 .261 .240 .501
Justin Upton - OF ATL vs PIT
6/5 12:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-10 .200 1 1 2 1 1 .500 .273 .773
Jason Giambi - 1B CLE @ NYY
6/5 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-16 .125 0 0 5 3 5 .125 .250 .375
Ryan Raburn - 2B CLE @ NYY
6/5 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 4-26 .154 0 2 3 2 9 .231 .214 .445
Miguel Olivo - C MIA @ PHI
6/5 1:05 PM
Cole Hamels 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 5 .167 .167 .333
Seth Smith - OF OAK @ MIL
6/5 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 4 .100 .182 .282
Chris Young - OF OAK @ MIL
6/5 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 2-16 .125 0 0 0 1 4 .125 .176 .301
Hunter Pence - OF SF vs TOR
6/5 3:45 PM
R.A. Dickey 3-19 .158 1 1 2 2 4 .316 .238 .554
Julio Borbon - OF CHC @ LAA
6/5 7:05 PM
Jason Vargas 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .273 .473
Josh Hamilton - OF LAA vs CHC
6/5 7:05 PM
Matt Garza 2-15 .133 0 0 0 2 6 .133 .235 .369
John Buck - C NYM @ WAS
6/5 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 2-13 .154 0 0 1 0 2 .154 .214 .368
Roger Bernadina - OF WAS vs NYM
6/5 7:05 PM
Dillon Gee 2-11 .182 1 1 1 0 2 .455 .182 .636
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs NYM
6/5 7:05 PM
Dillon Gee 3-15 .200 0 1 0 1 3 .267 .250 .517
Jack Hannahan - 3B CIN vs COL
6/5 7:10 PM
Jon Garland 2-11 .182 1 1 2 3 1 .455 .357 .812
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX @ BOS
6/5 7:10 PM
John Lackey 4-22 .182 0 2 3 1 4 .318 .217 .536
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ BOS
6/5 7:10 PM
John Lackey 11-56 .196 2 3 12 2 14 .321 .224 .546
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX @ BOS
6/5 7:10 PM
John Lackey 6-24 .250 0 0 3 1 9 .250 .280 .530
Carlos Pena - 1B HOU vs BAL
6/5 8:10 PM
Freddy Garcia 5-43 .116 1 1 1 4 13 .186 .191 .378
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs SD
6/5 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 3-24 .125 0 0 1 2 2 .125 .192 .317
Kyle Blanks - OF SD @ LAD
6/5 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200
Everth Cabrera - SS SD @ LAD
6/5 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-11 .091 0 1 1 1 2 .182 .167 .348
Jesus Guzman - OF SD @ LAD
6/5 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-15 .133 0 1 1 1 8 .200 .188 .388
Chase Headley - 3B SD @ LAD
6/5 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 7-38 .184 0 2 3 0 8 .237 .184 .421
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Cole Hamels PHI vs Mia
6/5 1:05 PM
Marlins Batters 19-69 .275 5 10 10 5 14 .580 .322 .902
Barry Zito SF vs Tor
6/5 3:45 PM
Blue Jays Batters 20-80 .250 5 8 20 18 15 .483 .387 .870
Johnny Cueto CIN vs Col
6/5 7:10 PM
Rockies Batters 23-62 .371 2 8 15 5 8 .566 .419 .984
Jason Marquis SD @ LAD
6/5 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 27-105 .257 2 11 8 13 12 .399 .335 .734
 


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