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Sunday Lineup Card: Go Miles With Lyles

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

Twins (Mike Pelfrey - R) at Indians (Carlos Carrasco - R), 1:05
Orioles (TBA) at Blue Jays (Josh Johnson - R), 1:07
Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L) at Tigers (Justin Verlander - R), 1:08
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa - L) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L), 1:35
Mets (Matt Harvey - R) at Phillies (John Lannan - L), 1:35
Rays (Chris Archer - R) at Yankees (Ivan Nova - R), 2:05
Braves (Paul Maholm - L) at Brewers (Alfredo Figaro - R), 2:10
White Sox (Dylan Axlerod - R) at Royals (James Shields - R), 2:10
Houston (Jordan Lyles - R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R), 2:20
Pirates (Charlie Morton - R) at Angels (Joe Blanton - R), 3:35
Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi - R) at Giants (Matt Cain - R), 4:05
Reds (Mat Latos - R) at Diamondbacks (Randall Delgado - R), 4:10
Dodgers (Chris Capuano - L) at Padres (Andrew Cashner - R), 4:10
Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R) at Mariners (Jeremy Bonderman - R), 4:10
Rangers (Nick Tepesch - R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: BOS/DET, CIN/ARZ, LAD/SD, MIN/CLE, PIT/LAA, OAK/SEA

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Andres Torres, OF, SF - (Knee) May play Sunday.
Jonathan Pettibone, P, PHI - (Back) Left Saturdayís game early with tightness.
John Jaso, C, OAK - (Hand) Was out of the lineup Saturday.
Nick Swisher, OF, CLE - (Shoulder) Should be ready to play soon.
Lance Berkman, 1B, TEX - (Soreness) Wasnít in Saturdayís lineup because of general soreness.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS - (Illness) Was scratched Saturday with flu-like symptoms.
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM - (Soreness) Sent back to New York for MRI on his side.
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA - (Wrist) Out for weekend series.
Gerrit Cole, P, PIT - (Thigh) Suffered bruise in Fridays game, but played on.

Players on the DL

Alexi Ogando, P, TEX - (Shoulder) Will throw bullpen session Sunday.
Steve Clevender, C, CHC - (Oblique) Felt tightness Saturday, and will tack a couple days off.
Mike Morse, OF, SEA - (Quadriceps) Placed on disabled list because of strain.
Jeff Baker, OF, TEX - (Thumb) Still finds it difficult to hold a bat, but has seen improvements in grip.
Brandon Gomes, P, TB - (Back) Starts rehab assignment Monday.
David Price, P, TB - (Triceps) Next rehab appearance will be Wednesday.
J.J. Putz, P, ARZ - (Elbow) Scheduled to make back-to-back appearances Monday and Tuesday.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Neck) Unlikely to start Tuesday.
Nick Masset, P, CIN - (Shoulder) Threw bullpen session Saturday.
Alex Avila, C, DET - (Forearm) Begins rehab assignment Sunday.
Rafael Betancourt, P, COL - (Groin) Threw two innings in a simulated game Friday.
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARZ - (Hand) Expected to rejoin major league team Tuesday.
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL - (Elbow) Expected to throw bullpen session during teamís current road trip.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF - (Hamstring) MRI revealed small tear in tendon.
Kyle Drabek, P, TOR - (Elbow) Placed on rehab assignment Saturday.
Steve Johnson, P, BAL - (Oblique) Threw 25 times from 60 feet Saturday.
Marco Estrada, P, MIL - (Hamstring) Scheduled to being rehab assignment Sunday.
Hiram Burgos, P, MIL - (Shoulder) Transfered to Triple-A to continue rehab assignment.
Clayton Richard, P, SD - (Shoulder) Placed on disabled list with discomfort.
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY - (Finger) Resumes baseball activities next week.
Mike Adams, P, PHI - (Biceps) Placed on DL with tendinitis.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Foot) Hit a homer in Fridayís rehab game.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS - (Knee) May start rehab assignment Wednesday or Thursday.

Placed on the DL

Mike Adams, P, PHI
Clayton Richard, P, SD
Michael Morse, OF, SEA

Activated from the DL

Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA

Called Up

Alex Colome, P, TB
J.C. Ramirez, P, PHI
Michael Blazek, P, STL
Allen Webster, P, BOS
Martin Perez, P, TEX
Brad Boxberger, P, SD
Anthony Bass, P, SD

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

Josh Lueke, P, TB
Michael Martinez, SS, PHI
Chris Getz, 2B, KC
Tyler Lyons, P, STL
Pedro Beato, P, BOS
Jaff Decker, OF, SD
Joseph Ortiz, P, TEX
Eric Thames, OF, SEA

Signed

Chris Bootcheck, P, NYY

Closer Watch

Brewers - Jim Hendersonís last save before the one he got Friday against Atlanta was a month to the day on May 21. In that time period Henderson was out with an injury, has blown two saves (both in the eighth inning) and also received two holds. The save Friday wasnít an easy one as Henderson walked two batterís and gave up a steal, but still was able to get Dan Uggla to fly out to end the game.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jose Bautista - OF TOR vs BAL
6/23 1:07 PM
Freddy Garcia 5-11 .455 2 2 3 3 1 1.000 .600 1.600
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ DET
6/23 1:08 PM
Justin Verlander 8-24 .333 2 6 4 3 7 .750 .407 1.157
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs COL
6/23 1:35 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 3-11 .273 1 2 3 1 2 .636 .333 .970
Desmond Jennings - OF TB @ NYY
6/23 2:05 PM
Ivan Nova 4-13 .308 0 2 0 1 3 .538 .400 .938
Sean Rodriguez - SS TB @ NYY
6/23 2:05 PM
Ivan Nova 5-12 .417 1 3 2 0 2 .833 .417 1.250
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS @ KC
6/23 2:10 PM
James Shields 5-15 .333 1 3 1 1 4 .667 .375 1.042
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ KC
6/23 2:10 PM
James Shields 9-23 .391 2 3 4 3 1 .696 .462 1.157
Carlos Gomez - OF MIL vs ATL
6/23 2:10 PM
Paul Maholm 8-18 .444 1 3 3 0 3 .722 .474 1.196
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ LAA
6/23 3:35 PM
Joe Blanton 3-16 .188 3 3 8 3 4 .750 .316 1.066
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA @ SF
6/23 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 3-12 .250 2 2 3 3 4 .750 .400 1.150
Martin Prado - 3B ARI vs CIN
6/23 4:10 PM
Mat Latos 5-17 .294 1 2 1 1 1 .529 .333 .863
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs LAD
6/23 4:10 PM
Chris Capuano 4-10 .400 1 2 4 4 2 .800 .571 1.371
Kendrys Morales - 1B SEA vs OAK
6/23 4:10 PM
Jarrod Parker 5-12 .417 0 1 0 0 2 .500 .417 .917
Lance Berkman - 1B TEX @ STL
6/23 8:05 PM
Adam Wainwright 7-27 .259 2 3 4 7 10 .519 .412 .930
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
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Opp
OPS
Justin Verlander DET vs BOS
6/23 1:08 PM
Red Sox Batters 20-114 .175 3 9 12 14 35 .313 .261 .574
Ivan Nova NYY vs TB
6/23 2:05 PM
Rays Batters 22-121 .182 4 10 7 10 28 .330 .259 .589
Matt Cain SF vs MIA
6/23 4:05 PM
Marlins Batters 11-66 .167 2 3 5 5 11 .305 .225 .531

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Travis Ishikawa - 1B BAL @ TOR
6/23 1:07 PM
Josh Johnson 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200
Nate McLouth - OF BAL @ TOR
6/23 1:07 PM
Josh Johnson 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 5 .091 .231 .322
Melky Cabrera - OF TOR vs BAL
6/23 1:07 PM
Freddy Garcia 2-12 .167 1 2 1 0 3 .500 .167 .667
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS @ DET
6/23 1:08 PM
Justin Verlander 4-20 .200 0 1 2 2 1 .250 .261 .511
Mike Napoli - C BOS @ DET
6/23 1:08 PM
Justin Verlander 3-15 .200 1 1 2 4 5 .400 .368 .768
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ DET
6/23 1:08 PM
Justin Verlander 0-16 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C BOS @ DET
6/23 1:08 PM
Justin Verlander 2-15 .133 0 0 0 0 8 .133 .133 .267
Yunel Escobar - SS TB @ NYY
6/23 2:05 PM
Ivan Nova 2-13 .154 0 1 0 1 2 .231 .313 .543
Matt Joyce - OF TB @ NYY
6/23 2:05 PM
Ivan Nova 2-16 .125 0 1 1 3 5 .188 .263 .451
Evan Longoria - 3B TB @ NYY
6/23 2:05 PM
Ivan Nova 3-15 .200 1 1 2 1 1 .400 .250 .650
Jose Molina - C TB @ NYY
6/23 2:05 PM
Ivan Nova 2-15 .133 1 1 1 0 4 .333 .133 .467
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ NYY
6/23 2:05 PM
Ivan Nova 2-18 .111 0 0 0 3 4 .111 .238 .349
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ KC
6/23 2:10 PM
James Shields 1-10 .100 0 0 0 3 5 .100 .308 .408
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ KC
6/23 2:10 PM
James Shields 4-25 .160 0 0 1 4 8 .160 .300 .460
Brandon Inge - 3B PIT @ LAA
6/23 3:35 PM
Joe Blanton 2-11 .182 0 2 4 0 3 .364 .154 .517
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ LAA
6/23 3:35 PM
Joe Blanton 2-13 .154 0 0 1 4 4 .154 .353 .507
Gaby Sanchez - 1B PIT @ LAA
6/23 3:35 PM
Joe Blanton 3-15 .200 0 1 3 0 5 .267 .200 .467
Juan Pierre - OF MIA @ SF
6/23 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 4-25 .160 0 0 1 0 0 .160 .160 .320
Chris Denorfia - OF SD vs LAD
6/23 4:10 PM
Chris Capuano 2-13 .154 0 0 0 2 1 .154 .267 .421
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Freddy Garcia BAL @ Tor
6/23 1:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 20-79 .253 6 11 9 13 11 .558 .363 .921
 
Recommended Pickup

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