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Sunday Lineup Card: Blank Check

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

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

Rangers (Justin Grimm - R) at Blue Jays (Josh Johnson - R), 1:07
Indians (Justin Masterson - R) at Tigers (Jose Alvarez - L), 1:08
Marlins (Tom Koehler - R) at Mets (Jon Niese - L), 1:10
Angels (Joe Blanton - R) at Red Sox (Ryan Dempster - R), 1:35
Twins (Scott Diamond - L) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R), 1:35
Orioles (Chris Tillman - R) at Rays (Matt Moore - L), 1:40
Astros (Lucas Harrell - R) at Royals (Luis Mendoza - R), 2:10
Athletics (A.J. Griffin - R) at White Sox (Hector Santiago - L), 2:10
Phillies (Jonathan Pettibone - R) at Brewers (Kyle Lohse - R), 2:10
Pirates (Jeff Locke - L) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson - R), 2:20
Braves (Mike Minor - L) at Dodgers (Matt Magill - R), 4:10
Yankees (David Phelps - R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 4:10
Padres (Clayton Richard - L) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio - R), 4:10
Giants (Chad Gaudin - R) at Diamondbacks (Tyler Skaggs - L), 4:10
Twins (Samuel Deduno - R) at Nationals (Nathan Karns - R), 7:05
Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: LAA/BOS, KC/HOU, PHI/MIL, SD/COL, ATL/LAD, SF/ARZ

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Alexi Ogando, P, TEX - (Biceps) Is questionable for start Monday.
Ted Lilly, P, LAD - (Neck) Will be placed on the disabled list Sunday.
Kendrys Morales, 1B, SEA - (Back) Left Saturdayís game with stiffness.
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD - (Groin) Didnít start Saturday because of soreness.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD - (Hamstring) Was not in starting lineup Saturday.
Tyler Chatwood, P, COL - (Triceps) Is hoping to be able to make next scheduled start.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL - (Oblique) Will avoid the disabled list despite missing Saturdayís game.
Matt Harvey, P, NYM - (Back) Left Saturdayís game early with tighness.
Chris Young, OF, OAK - (Illness) Was out of the lineup Saturday.
Anibal Sanchez, P, DET - (Shoulder) Was scratched from start Sunday because of stiffness.
Mike Adams, P, PHI - (Biceps) Irritation was the reason he wasnít available Friday.

Players on the DL

Joakim Soria, P, TEX - (Elbow) Threw bullpen session Saturday, and will do so again Tuesday.
J.J. Putz, P, ARZ - (Elbow) Felt good after Saturdayís bullpen session.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Saturdayís scheduled start moved to Sunday.
John Lannan, P, PHI - (Knee) Will make a rehab start Wednesday.
Hiram Burgos, P, MIL - (Shoulder) Scheduled for a rehab start Monday.
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Had surgery Friday, and will need up to three months before he pitches again.
Chris Perez, P, CLE - (Shoulder) Has thrown twice during recovery, and is on track to progress quickly.
Steve Johnson, P, BAL - (Oblique) Underwent an MRI on Saturday.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL - (Hamstring) Will resume rehab in Baltimore.
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT - (Oblique) Has not resumed baseball activities.
David Price, P, TB - (Triceps) Will require three rehab starts before returning to the big leagues.
Kyuji Fujikawa, P, CHC - (Elbow) Expected to undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
Sean Burnett, P, LAA - (Elbow) Isnít ready to throw off a mound.
Jesus Sucre, C, SEA - (Hand) Was placed on the disabled list Saturday.
Jared Hughes, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Was placed on the disabled list Saturday because of inflammation.
Wei-Yin Chen, P, BAL - (Oblique) Threw pain-free from 120 feet Saturday.
Rafael Betancourt, P, COL - (Groin) May not return until the end of June.
Darren Oliver, P, TOR - (Shoulder) Expected to return to Torontoís bullpen Sunday or Monday.
Zach McAllister, P, CLE - (Finger) Was placed on the 15-day DL because of a strained middle finger.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA - (Hamstring) Monday return may be delayed to later in the week.
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA - (Knee) Is expected to be activated Monday.
Shawn Camp, P, CHC - (Toe) Threw second bullpen session Friday.

Placed on the DL

Zach McAllister, P, CLE
Jared Hughes, P, PIT
Jesus Sucre, C, SEA

Activated from the DL

Dustin McGowan, P, TOR
Pedro Strop, P, BAL
Jeff Francis, P, COL
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS
Tony Abreu, 2B, SF

Called Up

Juan Perez, OF, SF
David Aardsma, P, NYM
Carlos Carrasco, P, CLE
Brad Hawpe, OF, LAA
Alex Presley, OF, PIT
Carlos Triunfel, 2B, SEA
Burch Smith, P, SD
Curtis Parch, P, CIN
Tyler Colvin, OF, COL

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)

Todd Redmond, P, TOR
Colin McHugh, P, NYM
Evan Crawford, P, TOR
Brad Boxberger, P, SD
Logan Ondrusek, P, CIN
Jon Garland, P, COL
Josh Outman, P, COL
Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, BOS
Nick Noonan, 2B, SF

Claimed

Wade LeBlanc, P, HOU (from MIA)

Closer Watch

Royals - Any concerns about Greg Hollandís status as the Royals closer has be put to rest for now, having not given up a run since May 6 when he blew a save against the White Sox. Holland now has eleven saves in 2013, with four coming just in June. Anyone still holding onto Aaron Crow or any of the other Royals relievers, other than Holland, should not expect many saves coming their way.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Lance Berkman - 1B TEX @ TOR
6/9 1:07 PM
Josh Johnson 4-12 .333 1 3 4 3 3 .750 .438td> 1.188
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs CLE
6/9 1:08 PM
Justin Masterson 11-28 .393 2 2 9 5 5 .607 .486 1.093
Prince Fielder - 1B DET vs CLE
6/9 1:08 PM
Justin Masterson 4-11 .364 1 2 4 2 1 .727 .462 1.189
Torii Hunter - OF DET vs CLE
6/9 1:08 PM
Justin Masterson 6-18 .333 3 3 5 2 4 .833 .381 1.214
Victor Martinez - C DET vs CLE
6/9 1:08 PM
Justin Masterson 6-15 .400 0 3 3 3 1 .600 .500 1.100
Placido Polanco - 3B MIA @ NYM
6/9 1:10 PM
Jon Niese 11-32 .344 0 5 7 3 2 .500 .400 .900
Jonny Gomes - OF BOS vs LAA
6/9 1:35 PM
Joe Blanton 5-11 .455 2 3 7 1 1 1.091 .462 1.552
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs LAA
6/9 1:35 PM
Joe Blanton 10-29 .345 3 4 5 3 5 .690 .394 1.084
Chris Iannetta - C LAA @ BOS
6/9 1:35 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-10 .200 1 1 4 3 2 .500 .385 .885
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA @ BOS
6/9 1:35 PM
Ryan Dempster 19-56 .339 7 11 16 12 2 .786 .443 1.229
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ TB
6/9 1:40 PM
Matt Moore 4-10 .400 0 0 2 1 1 .400 .455 .855
Matt Joyce - OF TB vs BAL
6/9 1:40 PM
Chris Tillman 3-11 .273 0 2 1 1 4 .545 .333 .879
Evan Longoria - 3B TB vs BAL
6/9 1:40 PM
Chris Tillman 6-12 .500 3 3 4 3 0 1.250 .600 1.850
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ MIL
6/9 2:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 9-19 .474 2 3 8 4 7 .842 .565 1.407
Laynce Nix - OF PHI @ MIL
6/9 2:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 5-17 .294 2 3 3 0 8 .706 .294 1.000
Michael Young - 3B PHI @ MIL
6/9 2:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 6-28 .214 3 4 3 1 7 .571 .241 .813
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ CHC
6/9 2:20 PM
Edwin Jackson 3-11 .273 2 2 2 2 2 .818 .385 1.203
Jason Kubel - OF ARI vs SF
6/9 4:10 PM
Chad Gaudin 7-10 .700 2 2 4 1 0 1.300 .727 2.027
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI vs SF
6/9 4:10 PM
Chad Gaudin 4-10 .400 0 1 2 2 2 .500 .500 1.000
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs SD
6/9 4:10 PM
Clayton Richard 8-19 .421 0 2 1 2 4 .526 .476 1.003
Jonathan Herrera - SS COL vs SD
6/9 4:10 PM
Clayton Richard 5-10 .500 1 3 5 0 0 1.100 .500 1.600
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL vs SD
6/9 4:10 PM
Clayton Richard 8-15 .533 3 3 10 4 0 1.133 .632 1.765
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ SEA
6/9 4:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 15-41 .366 2 4 5 4 6 .561 .422 .983
Jayson Nix - 3B NYY @ SEA
6/9 4:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-10 .500 0 1 1 1 4 .600 .583 1.183
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ SEA
6/9 4:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 19-61 .311 5 9 9 8 13 .623 .386 1.009
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ CIN
6/9 8:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-23 .304 1 4 4 3 5 .609 .385 .993
Daniel Descalso - 2B STL @ CIN
6/9 8:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-17 .412 0 3 4 0 2 .647 .412 1.059
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ CIN
6/9 8:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 14-44 .318 3 6 8 3 9 .591 .375 .966
Jon Jay - OF STL @ CIN
6/9 8:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 10-25 .400 1 4 3 0 3 .680 .400 1.080
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
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs CLE
6/9 1:08 PM
Justin Masterson 1-15 .067 0 0 0 0 6 .067 .067 .133
Ramon Santiago - 2B DET vs CLE
6/9 1:08 PM
Justin Masterson 1-11 .091 0 0 0 3 3 .091 .333 .424
Chris Coghlan - OF MIA @ NYM
6/9 1:10 PM
Jon Niese 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 1 .300 .273 .573
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS vs LAA
6/9 1:35 PM
Joe Blanton 3-14 .214 0 0 1 0 2 .214 .214 .429
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs BAL
6/9 1:40 PM
Chris Tillman 3-18 .167 2 3 3 2 1 .556 .250 .806
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ MIL
6/9 2:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 6-34 .176 1 1 2 3 2 .265 .243 .508
Russell Martin - C PIT @ CHC
6/9 2:20 PM
Edwin Jackson 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .273 .473
Dexter Fowler - OF COL vs SD
6/9 4:10 PM
Clayton Richard 4-23 .174 0 1 1 3 6 .217 .269 .487
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY @ SEA
6/9 4:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-15 .133 1 2 1 5 3 .400 .350 .750
David Freese - 3B STL @ CIN
6/9 8:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 1-12 .083 0 0 0 1 3 .083 .154 .237
Yadier Molina - C STL @ CIN
6/9 8:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-41 .171 0 1 2 0 2 .195 .186 .381
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
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Justin Masterson CLE @ Det
6/9 1:08 PM
Tigers Batters 52-169 .308 6 14 31 20 32 .466 .382 .848
Ryan Dempster BOS vs LAA
6/9 1:35 PM
Angels Batters 36-108 .333 10 19 25 23 14 .697 .444 1.141
Joe Blanton LAA @ Bos
6/9 1:35 PM
Red Sox Batters 37-109 .339 7 13 21 9 14 .595 .383 .977
Chris Tillman BAL @ TB
6/9 1:40 PM
Rays Batters 18-70 .257 6 10 12 11 10 .611 .366 .977
Kyle Lohse MIL vs Phi
6/9 2:10 PM
Phillies Batters 36-127 .283 8 13 18 9 27 .520 .331 .851
Clayton Richard SD @ Col
6/9 4:10 PM
Rockies Batters 42-122 .344 7 14 26 13 18 .586 .407 .993
Recommended Pickup

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