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Tuesday Lineup Card: Believing In Ichiro

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Andrew Fiorentino

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Phillies (Jonathan Pettibone – R) at Pirates (Jeff Locke – L), 7:05
Brewers (Wily Peralta – R) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R), 7:05
Tigers (Doug Fister – R) at Blue Jays (Chien-Ming Wang – R), 7:07
Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin – L) at Mets (Jeremy Hefner – R), 7:10
Giants (Tim Lincecum – R) at Reds (Homer Bailey – R), 7:10
Marlins (Tom Koehler – R) at Braves (Kris Medlen – R), 7:10
Padres (Robbie Erlin – L) at Red Sox (John Lackey – R), 7:10
Mariners (Joe Saunders – L) at Rangers (Justin Grimm – R), 8:05
Rays (David Price – L) at Astros (Erik Bedard – L), 8:10
Yankees (Phil Hughes – R) at Twins (Samuel Deduno – R), 8:10
Indians (Corey Kluber – R) at Royals (Luis Mendoza – R), 8:10
Orioles (Jason Hammel – R) at White Sox (John Danks – L), 8:10
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Rockies (Roy Oswalt – R), 8:40
Cubs (Scott Feldman – R) at Athletics (A.J. Griffin – R), 10:05
Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R) at Angels (Jered Weaver – R), 10:05

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB (foot) – Might be able to pinch-hit Monday
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (hamstring) – Scratched Monday
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN (knee) – Scratched from Monday's lineup

NL
Ross Detwiler, SP, WAS (back) – Expected to start Wednesday
Ryan Hanigan, C, CIN (ankle) – Got back into the lineup Monday

Disabled List

AL
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET (shoulder) – Left rehab game Monday after taking a liner to the calf
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY (ankle) – Ran the bases Monday
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY (hip) – Starting rehab assignment Tuesday
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY (shoulder) – Struggled in last rehab start; may stay in minors a while
Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN (hamstring) – Not hitting on rehab assignment; Twins seem in no rush
Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY (oblique) – Rain shortened rehab outing Sunday
Joakim Soria, RP, TEX (elbow) – Will make next rehab appearance in Double-A
Francisco Cervelli, C, NYY (hand) – Took BP on Monday
Mike Pelfrey, SP, MIN (back) – Will start Saturday if Monday rehab outing goes well
Brandon Gomes, RP, TB (back) – Setback apparently not that bad

NL
Brandon McCarthy, SP, ARI (shoulder) – Threw a bullpen Monday
Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF (hand) – Played catch Monday; out through July
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (hamstring) – Could be back Thursday
Wandy Rodriguez, SP, PIT (forearm) – On a three-week rehab plan
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM (quad) – Heading to Triple-A to continue rehab assignment
Henderson Alvarez, SP, MIA (shoulder) – Will rejoin team and start Thursday

Transactions

Activated from DL
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS

Placed on DL
Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI (hip)

Called Up
Chaz Roe, RP, ARI

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Jair Jurrjens, SP, BAL
Mike Pelfrey, SP, MIN
Erik Davis, RP, WAS
Bryan Holaday, C, DET

Closer Watch

Marlins – Steve Cishek got perhaps the easiest kind of save Monday, entering with two on, two out and a four-run lead. He got the out. After suffering from some early-season inconsistency, Cishek's been a machine for the last month-plus, allowing just two runs in his last 19 appearances. Where his job security was once in question, Cishek's given the Marlins a feeling of certainty in the ninth inning. Now it's just a matter of Miami continuing to create save situations consistently.

Diamondbacks – J.J. Putz blew his first save chance since returning from the DL on Monday, giving up a one-run lead to the Mets in the ninth. David Hernandez wasn't a whole lot better, looking erratic while giving up two hits and a run in the eighth, and Heath Bell got two outs without allowing any baserunners in the seventh, but has otherwise been horrendous lately. All that is to say, Putz has some breathing room despite blowing this one.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Delmon Young - OF PHI @ PIT
7/2 7:05 PM
Jeanmar Gomez 6-12 .500 1 4 5 0 0 1.000 .500 1.500
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ TOR
7/2 7:07 PM
Chien-Ming Wang 5-14 .357 0 1 1 0 1 .429 .357 .786
Rajai Davis - OF TOR vs DET
7/2 7:07 PM
Doug Fister 11-26 .423 0 2 1 0 1 .500 .423 .923
Carlos Quentin - OF SD @ BOS
7/2 7:10 PM
John Lackey 8-13 .615 4 6 7 0 1 1.769 .667 2.436
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX vs SEA
7/2 8:05 PM
Joe Saunders 6-20 .300 2 3 3 0 3 .650 .300 .950
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs SEA
7/2 8:05 PM
Joe Saunders 10-24 .417 4 6 8 3 1 1.000 .464 1.464
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ CWS
7/2 8:10 PM
John Danks 7-18 .389 1 5 4 2 3 .778 .450 1.228
Brian Roberts - 2B BAL @ CWS
7/2 8:10 PM
John Danks 8-22 .364 0 1 4 3 2 .409 .440 .849
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ KC
7/2 8:10 PM
Luis Mendoza 4-11 .364 0 1 0 0 1 .455 .364 .818
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs BAL
7/2 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 6-15 .400 1 4 5 1 5 .800 .438 1.238
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs BAL
7/2 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 4-11 .364 2 2 2 0 0 .909 .364 1.273
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs NYY
7/2 8:10 PM
Phil Hughes 2-10 .200 2 2 2 2 2 .800 .333 1.133
Dexter Fowler - OF COL vs LAD
7/2 8:40 PM
Clayton Kershaw 12-30 .400 0 3 1 4 7 .533 .471 1.004
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD @ COL
7/2 8:40 PM
Roy Oswalt 7-21 .333 2 3 7 3 5 .667 .400 1.067
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD @ COL
7/2 8:40 PM
Roy Oswalt 11-30 .367 3 6 7 2 5 .767 .406 1.173
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD @ COL
7/2 8:40 PM
Roy Oswalt 7-19 .368 1 2 3 1 5 .579 .381 .960
 
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
Omar Infante - 2B DET @ TOR
7/2 7:07 PM
Chien-Ming Wang 2-10 .200 0 1 1 0 2 .300 .200 .500
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B TOR vs DET
7/2 7:07 PM
Doug Fister 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .397
Maicer Izturis - 3B TOR vs DET
7/2 7:07 PM
Doug Fister 2-10 .200 0 2 1 0 1 .400 .200 .600
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs DET
7/2 7:07 PM
Doug Fister 1-10 .100 0 1 0 0 3 .200 .100 .300
Mark Kotsay - OF SD @ BOS
7/2 7:10 PM
John Lackey 9-37 .243 0 3 0 1 7 .324 .263 .587
Hunter Pence - OF SF @ CIN
7/2 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 3 .273 .250 .523
Alexi Casilla - 2B BAL @ CWS
7/2 8:10 PM
John Danks 2-18 .111 0 0 0 1 1 .111 .158 .269
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ CWS
7/2 8:10 PM
John Danks 1-24 .042 0 0 0 1 5 .042 .080 .122
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs NYY
7/2 8:10 PM
Phil Hughes 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333
Jose Molina - C TB @ HOU
7/2 8:10 PM
Erik Bedard 1-11 .091 0 0 0 2 3 .091 .231 .322
Jonathan Herrera - SS COL vs LAD
7/2 8:40 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-12 .167 0 1 1 1 2 .250 .231 .481
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ COL
7/2 8:40 PM
Roy Oswalt 4-20 .200 1 3 2 1 5 .450 .238 .688
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD @ COL
7/2 8:40 PM
Roy Oswalt 2-12 .167 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .167 .417
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ COL
7/2 8:40 PM
Roy Oswalt 1-11 .091 0 1 0 0 4 .182 .091 .273
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Joe Saunders SEA @ Tex
7/2 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters 32-96 .333 7 15 17 8 11 .645 .384 1.029
Jason Hammel BAL @ CWS
7/2 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 25-74 .338 5 11 17 6 14 .600 .388 .987
 

Recommended Pickup
Ichiro Suzuki, OF, NYY – Cut loose in a lot of leagues after a bad start, Ichiro's looked a lot better lately, coming off a month of June in which he hit .292 with three homers and seven steals. You might be surprised at how many of your leagues are letting him languish on the wire. Interestingly, he's been far better against lefties than righties this year, with an .819 OPS against southpaws, but just a .603 vs. righties – and he has twice as many at-bats against righties. For his entire career, Ichiro has tended to hit pitches from both hands equally well, so there seems to be room for further course correction there as well.

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