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Monday Lineup Card: Tigers' Pen In Flux?

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)
Cubs (Travis Wood – L) at Cardinals (Shelby Miller – R), 7:05
Nationals (Dan Haren – R) at Phillies (John Lannan – L), 7:05
Royals (James Shields – R) at Indians (Carlos Carrasco – R), 7:05
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Blue Jays (Josh Johnson – R), 7:07
Orioles (Jake Arrieta – R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer – R), 7:08
Pirates (Francisco Liriano – L) at Reds (Mike Leake – R), 7:10
Mets (Dillon Gee – R) at Braves (Tim Hudson – R), 7:10
Athletics (Dan Straily – R) at Rangers (Nick Tepesch – R), 8:05
White Sox (Jose Quintana – L) at Astros (Bud Norris – R), 8:10
Marlins (Jacob Turner – R) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin – L), 9:40
Mariners (Aaron Harang – R) at Angels (Jason Vargas – L), 10:05
Padres (Edinson Volquez – R) at Giants (Barry Zito – L), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None


Injuries


Day-to-Day
Tony Abreu, 2B, SF – (Knee) Appears he was available Sunday, though he was out of the lineup with soreness.
Jeff Baker, OF, TEX – (Thumb) Had cortisone injection Sunday.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Neck) Will hit DL if he cannot throw bullpen session Tuesday.
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD – (Hamstring) Left Sunday’s game, appears serious.
Mike Carp, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) Appears he will be ready to play Tuesday.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL – (Illness) Monday start pushed back to Tuesday and might not even be ready then.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT – (Oblique) Missed fourth straight game Sunday, DL is a possibility.
Russell Martin, C, PIT – (Lower Body ) Scratched Sunday with soreness, could return Monday.
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA – (Back) Expected to play some during upcoming series.
Mike Napoli, C, BOS – (Illness) Hopes to return Tuesday.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD – (Shoulder) Missed second game in a row Sunday, could be headed to DL.
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF – (Hand) Should know more about his prognosis Monday.
Nick Swisher, OF, CLE – (Shoulder) Doubtful to play Monday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY – (Wrist) MRI showed inflammation, should sit a few more days.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD – (Back) Scratched Sunday with soreness.
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN – (Knee) Hopes to play Tuesday.

Players on the DL
Scott Atchison, P, NYM – (Elbow) Should be activated Tuesday.
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL – (Elbow) No structural damage in MRI after being scratched Tuesday.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE – (Quadriceps) Is throwing in his rehab now, estimated return is July 1.
Eric Chavez, 3B, AZ – (Oblique) Set back by recent illness.
Steve Clevenger, C, CHC – (Oblique) Destroying Triple-A during rehab.
Adam Eaton, OF, AZ – (Elbow) Served as DH in simulated game.
Frank Francisco, P, TOR – (Elbow) May get in a rehab game this week.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD – (Groin) Will hit on field and take grounders Monday, could return when eligible June 25.
J.A. Happ, P, TOR – (Head) Threw bullpen session for first time since being hit in head last month.
Matt Harrison, P, TEX – (Back) Looking to return in mid-August.
Chris Heisey, OF, CIN – (Hamstring) Taking rehab to Triple-A.
Aaron Hill, 2B, AZ – (Hand) Rehabbing in Triple-A at least through Wednesday.
Sean Marshall, P, CIN – (Shoulder) Hopes to progress to long toss very soon.
Brandon McCarthy, P, AZ – (Shoulder) Will throw off flat ground Tuesday.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX – (Hamstring) Will begin three game rehab Monday.
Chris Narveson, P, MIL – (Finger) Probably going to make another rehab start.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF – (Hamstring) May need surgery.
Chris Perez, P, CLE – (Shoulder) Had rehab appearance Sunday, could be activated any time.
David Price, P, TB – (Triceps) Could begin rehab soon if Tuesday bullpen session goes well.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY – (Hip) Is running at 75 percent.
Wandy Rodriguez, P, PIT – (Forearm) Will throw side session and could go on rehab if it goes well.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF – (Fott) Probably won’t need rehab.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI – (Oblique) Taking batting practice, could begin rehab this week.

Placed on the DL
Alex Cobb, P, TB

Activated from the DL
Johnny Cueto, P, CIN
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS

Called Up
Pedro Beato, P, BOS
Logan Kensing, P, COL
Josh Lueke, P, TB
Carlos Torres, P, NYM

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Greg Burke, P, NYM
Javier Cedeno, P, WAS
Rubby De La Rosa, P, BOS
Collin McHugh, P, NYM (designated for assignment)
Ryan Roberts, 3B, TB
Pedro Villarreal, P, CIN
Chris Volstad, P, COL

Traded
None

Closer Watch
Detroit – The Tigers turned to Joaquin Benoit to spell Doug Fister for the final out of the eighth, then elected to remain with Benoit for the ninth. Jose Valverde appears to be healthy and had not pitched Saturday. This closer situation may be getting interesting after Valverde blew his most recent opportunity Wednesday.

San Diego – Huston Street is back and he celebrated his return with saves both Saturday and Sunday.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Mike Aviles - SS CLE vs KC
6/17 7:05 PM
James Shields 6-18 .333 2 2 3 1 4 .667 .368 1.035
Nick Swisher - OF CLE vs KC
6/17 7:05 PM
James Shields 8-45 .178 3 4 10 1 15 .400 .196 .596
Billy Butler - 1B KC @ CLE
6/17 7:05 PM
Carlos Carrasco 6-13 .462 2 2 4 1 1 .923 .500 1.423
Allen Craig - 1B STL vs CHC
6/17 7:05 PM
Travis Wood 4-10 .400 1 1 1 0 1 .700 .400 1.100
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs CHC
6/17 7:05 PM
Travis Wood 6-18 .333 2 4 4 0 4 .778 .333 1.111
Jon Jay - OF STL vs CHC
6/17 7:05 PM
Travis Wood 5-12 .417 0 1 2 2 1 .500 .500 1.000
Yadier Molina - C STL vs CHC
6/17 7:05 PM
Travis Wood 4-14 .286 2 3 4 0 3 .786 .267 1.052
Jayson Werth - OF WAS @ PHI
6/17 7:05 PM
John Lannan 8-24 .333 4 6 6 4 6 .917 .429 1.345
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ DET
6/17 7:08 PM
Max Scherzer 6-12 .500 0 2 0 0 4 .667 .500 1.167
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ DET
6/17 7:08 PM
Max Scherzer 4-11 .364 0 2 0 2 3 .545 .462 1.007
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ DET
6/17 7:08 PM
Max Scherzer 5-12 .417 0 0 0 0 2 .417 .417 .833
Jason Heyward - OF ATL vs NYM
6/17 7:10 PM
Dillon Gee 6-12 .500 1 1 1 5 2 .750 .667 1.417
Lucas Duda - OF NYM @ ATL
6/17 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 6-20 .300 1 2 3 1 2 .500 .417 .917
Alex Presley - OF PIT @ CIN
6/17 7:10 PM
Mike Leake 6-15 .400 2 4 2 1 1 1.000 .438 1.438
Neil Walker - 2B PIT @ CIN
6/17 7:10 PM
Mike Leake 7-20 .350 1 5 9 4 3 .700 .440 1.140
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA vs SEA
6/17 10:05 PM
Aaron Harang 23-73 .315 5 11 14 3 6 .603 .333 .936
Kendrys Morales - 1B SEA @ LAA
6/17 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 5-12 .417 2 2 4 1 2 .917 .462 1.378
Nick Hundley - C SD @ SF
6/17 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 3-11 .273 1 1 2 1 3 .545 .333 .879
Will Venable - OF SD @ SF
6/17 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 4-10 .400 0 0 1 0 3 .400 .400 .800
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
James Shields KC @ CLE
6/17 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 29-142 .204 5 8 16 10 44 .330 .256 .586
Dan Haren WAS @ PHI
6/17 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 37-123 .301 2 12 16 2 22 .431 .309 .740
Max Scherzer DET vs BAL
6/17 7:08 PM
Orioles Batters 26-98 .265 1 8 7 2 28 .371 .278 .649
Tim Hudson ATL vs NYM
6/17 7:10 PM
Mets Batters 29-133 .218 3 7 12 10 16 .316 .295 .611

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jason Giambi - 1B CLE vs KC
6/17 7:05 PM
James Shields 0-13 .000 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .133 .133
Mark Reynolds - 1B CLE vs KC
6/17 7:05 PM
James Shields 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 6 .100 .250 .350
Carlos Santana - C CLE vs KC
6/17 7:05 PM
James Shields 2-12 .167 0 0 1 0 2 .167 .154 .321
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ CLE
6/17 7:05 PM
Carlos Carrasco 2-10 .200 1 1 2 2 6 .500 .333 .833
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS @ PHI
6/17 7:05 PM
John Lannan 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Alexi Casilla - 2B BAL @ DET
6/17 7:08 PM
Max Scherzer 1-13 .077 0 1 1 0 3 .154 .071 .225
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ DET
6/17 7:08 PM
Max Scherzer 3-18 .167 1 2 3 0 4 .389 .167 .556
Danny Valencia - 3B BAL @ DET
6/17 7:08 PM
Max Scherzer 2-11 .182 0 1 2 0 3 .273 .167 .439
Freddie Freeman - 1B ATL vs NYM
6/17 7:10 PM
Dillon Gee 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 1 .091 .091 .182
John Buck - C NYM @ ATL
6/17 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 2-13 .154 0 0 0 2 1 .154 .267 .421
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ CIN
6/17 7:10 PM
Mike Leake 6-30 .200 1 1 3 2 8 .300 .273 .573
Mike McKenry - C PIT @ CIN
6/17 7:10 PM
Mike Leake 2-12 .167 1 1 2 1 3 .417 .214 .631
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Travis Wood CHC @ StL
6/17 7:05 PM
Cardinals Batters 29-78 .372 7 13 18 7 14 .727 .420 1.147
Aaron Harang SEA @ LAA
6/17 10:05 PM
Angels Batters 36-119 .303 6 14 19 15 16 .520 .372 .892
Barry Zito SF vs SD
6/17 10:15 PM
Padres Batters 29-94 .309 3 5 15 11 17 .410 .381 .791
 

Recommended Pickup
Joaquin Benoit, P, DET – Time to make a preemptive move on the Detroit closing situation. Benoit picked up his third save in the last two weeks Sunday and it seems like the closing job is up for discussion after Jose Valverde blew an opportunity Wednesday. Benoit has been lights out this season with a 1.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 30 innings.

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