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Monday Lineup Card: Stults Stands Out

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Projected Starters - A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Angels (Jered Weaver – R) at Orioles (Freddy Garcia – R), 7:05
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco – R), 7:10
Red Sox (John Lackey – R) at Rays (Alex Cobb – R), 7:10
Reds (Homer Bailey – R) at Cubs (Scott Feldman – R), 8:05
Indians (Scott Kazmir – L) at Rangers (Josh Lindblom – R), 8:05
Tigers (Doug Fister – R) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie – R), 8:10
Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey – R) at White Sox (Dylan Axelrod – R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L), 10:10
Braves (Julio Teheran – R) at Padres (Jason Marquis – R), 10:10
Astros (Dallas Keuchel – L) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None


Injuries


Day-to-Day
Mike Adams, P, PHI – (Biceps) Probably returning Tuesday.
Brandon Barnes, OF, HOU – (Hamstring) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL – (Thumb) Left Sunday’s game with recurring thumb soreness.
Clay Buchholz, 2B, BOS – (Neck) Won’t pitch until he is 100 percent, Friday start in question.
Jared Burton, P, MIN – (Groin) Felt a twinge Saturday, did not pitch in Sunday’s doubleheader.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL – (Oblique) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM – (Quadriceps) Out of Sunday’s lineup with soreness.
Andre Ethier, OF, LAD – (Foot) Out Sunday with sore foot suffered Saturday.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD – (Groin) Left Sunday’s game.
Matt Harvey, P, NYM – (Back) Will make next start Thursday.
Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN – (Hamstring) Left Sunday’s doubleheader with strain.
Casey Kotchman, 1B, MIA – (Ribs) May be unavailable Monday and possibly longer.
Ryan Pressly, P, MIN – (Triceps) Pulled Sunday with soreness.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD – (Hamstring) Had MRI Sunday, could return to DL.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF – (Foot) May be headed to DL.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) Will not be playing every day at first.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY – (Back) Stiffness, could return Tuesday.

Players on the DL
Henderson Alvarez, P, MIA – (Shoulder) Close to starting rehab.
Brett Anderson, P, OAK – (Foot) Not pitching for foreseeable future.
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL – (Elbow) A good rehab start Saturday, on schedule for activation June 18.
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL – (Knee) Out until after All-Star break but it going to begin fielding drills this week.
Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA – (Hamstring) Will be activated Monday.
Chris Coghlan, OF, MIA – (Calf) Expected to have MRI Monday.
Jose Contreras, P, PIT – (Back) First rehab appearance coming Monday.
Ross Detwiler, P, WAS – (Oblique) Threw 3.2 innings in rehab Saturday, could start Thursday.
Neftali Feliz, P, TEX – (Elbow) Throwing off a half mound.
Jeanmar Gomez, P, PIT – (Forearm) Threw Friday, will throw again Monday and then will begin rehab.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS – (Knee) GM Rizzo said no structural damage in knee.
Corey Hart, 1B, MIL – (Knee) Making progress but no rehab yet.
Austin Jackson, OF, DET – (Hamstring) Will begin rehab Monday.
Josh Johnson, P, TOR – (Finger) Developed a blister during Sunday’s start.
Steve Johnson, P, BAL – (Oblique) MRI revealed slight strain.
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD – (Hamstring) Had setback, won’t be back Friday as scheduled.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX – (Ribs) Started full baseball activities.
Michael Kirkman, P, TEX – (Illness) Recurrence of lymphoma will cause him to miss time during treatment.
Erik Kratz, C, PHI – (Knee) Will have an MRI Monday.
Brandon McCarthy, P, AZ – (Shoulder) Had seizure related to last year’s injury, not known whether his shoulder rehab is delayed.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS – (Back) Will be the starter at third base when he returns.
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR – (Forearm) Will throw a bullpen session early this week.
Charlie Morton, P, PIT – (Elbow) Will start Thursday if Wandy Rodriguez is unavailable.
Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY – (Oblique) Resumed activities, still no timetable.
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX – (Shoulder) Placed on DL, could come back as starter or reliever.
Darren Oliver, P, TOR – (Shoulder) Will be activated Monday.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY – (Shoulder) Threw 68 pitches in a solid first rehab start, could return by end of June.
Chris Perez, P, CLE – (Shoulder) Will throw off mound Tuesday.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN – (Calf) Will begin rehab Monday.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR – (Ankle) Will begin rehab within ten days.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI – (Hamstring) No rehab assignment for a few more days.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA – (Hamstring) Could return Monday.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS – (Oblique) Scheduled to start June 16.
Huston Street, P, SD – (Calf) Will throw from mound Monday for first time since hitting DL.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI – (Oblique) Started swinging in cage Sunday.

Placed on the DL
Chris Coghlan, OF, MIA
Michael Kirkman, P, TEX
Ted Lilly, P, LAD
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX
Joakim Soria, P, TEX (transferred to 60-day DL)

Activated from the DL
Jim Henderson, P, MIL
Logan Morrison, 1B, MIA

Called Up
Jose Alvarez, P, DET (optioned after Sunday’s game)
Chris Colabello, 1B, MIN
Steven Lerud, C, PHI
Josh Lindblom, P, TEX
Matt Magill, P, LAD
Chris Marrero, 1B, WAS
Kyle McClellan, P, TEX
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF, NYM
Wade LeBlanc, P, HOU
Thad Weber, P, TOR (optioned after Sunday’s game)

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Jose Alvarez, P, DET
Rick Ankiel, OF, NYM (designated for assignment)
Brad Lincoln, P, TOR
Jose Ortega, P, DET
Brad Peacock, P, HOU
Tyler Thornburg, P, MIL
Thad Weber, P, TOR

Traded
Vinnie Catricala, 3B, SEA to OAK

Closer Watch
Brewers – Jim Henderson was activated from the DL Sunday. There was no save situation, but Henderson was used in the ninth inning and threw a scoreless inning. However, manager Ron Roenicke said he would give Francisco Rodriguez a chance to earn his 300th career save. K-Rod currently sits at 298 saves.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Josh Hamilton - OF LAA @ BAL
6/10 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 4-12 .333 3 3 3 1 0 1.083 .385 1.468
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ BAL
6/10 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 5-10 .500 1 3 3 1 0 1.100 .545 1.645
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ MIA
6/10 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 5-16 .313 1 1 1 1 1 .500 .353 .853
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL @ MIA
6/10 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 8-18 .444 1 2 3 1 6 .722 .474 1.196
Yunel Escobar - SS TB vs BOS
6/10 7:10 PM
John Lackey 5-11 .455 0 1 1 2 2 .545 .500 1.045
Matt Joyce - OF TB vs BOS
6/10 7:10 PM
John Lackey 4-13 .308 1 1 3 1 2 .538 .357 .896
Evan Longoria - 3B TB vs BOS
6/10 7:10 PM
John Lackey 7-25 .280 1 4 4 3 3 .520 .357 .877
Luke Scott - DH TB vs BOS
6/10 7:10 PM
John Lackey 6-16 .375 2 5 2 1 5 .938 .444 1.382
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs BOS
6/10 7:10 PM
John Lackey 8-20 .400 0 2 3 5 2 .500 .538 1.038
Darwin Barney - 2B CHC vs CIN
6/10 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 7-17 .412 0 0 2 1 1 .412 .444 .856
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs CIN
6/10 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 5-18 .278 2 2 4 2 1 .611 .350 .961
Scott Hairston - OF CHC vs CIN
6/10 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 4-13 .308 1 2 1 2 3 .615 .400 1.015
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs TOR
6/10 8:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 3-10 .300 2 2 3 2 1 .900 .417 1.317
Alex Avila - C DET @ KC
6/10 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 3-14 .214 1 2 4 3 3 .500 .353 .853
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ KC
6/10 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 9-26 .346 2 2 6 4 5 .577 .419 .996
Victor Martinez - C DET @ KC
6/10 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-14 .357 0 2 0 2 1 .500 .438 .938
Mike Moustakas - 3B KC vs DET
6/10 8:10 PM
Doug Fister 4-10 .400 1 2 2 0 2 .800 .400 1.200
Willie Bloomquist - SS ARI @ LAD
6/10 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 4-10 .400 0 0 0 1 2 .400 .455 .855
Brian McCann - C ATL @ SD
6/10 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 5-15 .333 0 2 1 5 0 .467 .476 .943
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ SD
6/10 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 4-16 .250 1 2 1 3 2 .500 .400 .900
Mark Ellis - 2B LAD vs ARI
6/10 10:10 PM
Wade Miley 8-18 .444 3 4 3 1 0 1.000 .474 1.474
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jered Weaver LAA @ BAL
6/10 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 25-139 .180 4 8 12 2 29 .301 .196 .498
Clayton Kershaw LAD vs ARI
6/10 10:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 21-106 .198 0 8 4 8 35 .273 .260 .533

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Alexi Casilla - 2B BAL vs LAA
6/10 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 3-19 .158 0 0 0 0 6 .158 .200 .358
Chris Davis - 1B BAL vs LAA
6/10 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 6-28 .214 0 1 3 0 5 .250 .214 .464
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL vs LAA
6/10 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 1-15 .067 0 0 0 0 1 .067 .067 .133
Danny Valencia - 3B BAL vs LAA
6/10 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 3-15 .200 2 2 2 0 4 .600 .200 .800
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs LAA
6/10 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 2-13 .154 1 1 4 0 2 .385 .143 .527
Kelly Johnson - 2B TB vs BOS
6/10 7:10 PM
John Lackey 2-10 .200 0 0 2 0 1 .200 .200 .400
James Loney - 1B TB vs BOS
6/10 7:10 PM
John Lackey 2-10 .200 1 1 3 0 1 .500 .200 .700
Jose Molina - C TB vs BOS
6/10 7:10 PM
John Lackey 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .167
David DeJesus - OF CHC vs CIN
6/10 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 3-13 .231 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .231 .462
Jack Hannahan - 3B CIN @ CHC
6/10 8:05 PM
Scott Feldman 3-20 .150 0 1 2 1 2 .200 .217 .417
Cesar Izturis - SS CIN @ CHC
6/10 8:05 PM
Scott Feldman 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .250 .432
David Murphy - OF TEX vs CLE
6/10 8:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .333
Don Kelly - OF DET @ KC
6/10 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 3-13 .231 0 0 0 0 3 .231 .231 .462
Ramon Santiago - 2B DET @ KC
6/10 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-10 .200 0 0 2 0 1 .200 .273 .473
Salvador Perez - C KC vs DET
6/10 8:10 PM
Doug Fister 2-12 .167 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .167 .417
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B ARI @ LAD
6/10 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-11 .091 0 0 0 2 5 .091 .231 .322
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ LAD
6/10 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 4-20 .200 0 3 3 0 9 .350 .200 .550
Martin Prado - 3B ARI @ LAD
6/10 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-15 .067 0 0 0 0 3 .067 .067 .133
Cody Ross - OF ARI @ LAD
6/10 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 3-17 .176 0 2 0 2 6 .294 .263 .557
Justin Upton - OF ATL @ SD
6/10 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 2-11 .182 0 1 0 1 1 .273 .308 .580
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Freddy Garcia BAL vs LAA
6/10 7:05 PM
Angels Batters 23-71 .324 5 8 13 6 9 .586 .377 .963
Ricky Nolasco MIA vs Mil
6/10 7:10 PM
Brewers Batters 29-74 .392 4 6 12 3 17 .600 .416 1.016
Jeremy Guthrie KC vs Det
6/10 8:10 PM
Tigers Batters 49-156 .314 5 13 24 13 19 .468 .371 .838
Jason Marquis SD vs Atl
6/10 10:10 PM
Braves Batters 20-68 .294 2 9 4 11 7 .482 .413 .896
 

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