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Monday Lineup Card: Rajai Runs Wild

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)
Athletics (Bartolo Colon – R) at Pirates (Jeff Locke – L), 7:05
Nationals (Dan Haren – R) at Phillies (John Lannan – L), 7:05
Rangers (Derek Holland – L) at Orioles (Scott Feldman – R), 7:05
Royals (Jeremy Guthrie – R) at Yankees (Phil Hughes – R), 7:05
Tigers (Max Scherzer – R) at Indians (Scott Kazmir – L), 7:05
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Marlins (Kevin Slowey – R), 7:10
Twins (Samuel Deduno – R) at Rays (Roberto Hernandez – R), 7:10
Cubs (Matt Garza – R) at White Sox (Hector Santiago – L), 8:10
Reds (Homer Bailey – R) at Brewers (Kyle Lohse – R), 8:10
Dodgers (Zack Greinke – R) at Diamondbacks (Randall Delgado – R), 9:40
Rockies (Tyler Chatwood – R) at Padres (Edinson Volquez – R), 10:10
Red Sox (Jon Lester – L) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R), 10:10
Mets (Matt Harvey – R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN – (Hand) Did not start Sunday but was available off the bench.
Brian Bogusevic, OF, CHC – (Hamstring) Out Sunday for third straight day.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – (Finger) Sprained middle finger Sunday, x-rays negative.
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD – (Shoulder) Should be back in lineup Monday.
Shaun Marcum, P, NYM – (Neck) Tingling and numbness could lead to DL.
Yadier Molina, C, STL – (Knee) Clean MRI but has inflammation, could return Tuesday.
Roy Oswalt, P, COL – (Hamstring) Left Sunday’s game when he heard a pop in hamstring, DL likely.
Xavier Paul, OF, CIN – (Shoulder) Appears to be limited to pinch hitting duties for now after injuring shoulder Friday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL – (Knee) Could be out through All-Star break.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) Left Saturday’s game, did not play Sunday, could hit DL.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT – (Oblique) Out Sunday, will have MRI Monday.

Players on the DL
Willie Bloomquist, SS, AZ – (Wrist) Out six-to-eight weeks.
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL – (Elbow) Will resume rehab starts Tuesday.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL – (Thumb) Could be activated Thursday.
Santiago Casilla, P, SF – (Knee) Could be activated this week.
Wei-Yin Chen, P, BAL – (Oblique) Will be activated either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL – (Hand) Starting rehab Monday, could be activated by end of the week.
Craig Gentry, OF, TEX – (Hand) Hoping to take batting practice early in the week and begin rehab assignment over the weekend.
Tommy Hanson, P, LAA – (Forearm) Playing catch, eying July 23 return.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI – (Knee) Surgery is possible.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – (Ankle) Ankle felt fine in rehab game but was largely untested.
Zach McAllister, P, CLE – (Finger) Throwing curveballs, will throw simulated game Monday.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL – (Ribs) Starting rehab Monday, could be activated Thursday.

Placed on the DL
Lance Berkman, 1B, TEX
Ross Detwiler, P, WAS
Darin Downs, P, DET
Yasmani Grandal, C, SD (60-day DL)
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY (transferred to 60-day DL)
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
Lou Marson, C, CLE (transferred to 60-day DL)
Kyle McClellan, P, TEX
Andrew Miller, P, BOS
Nick Tepesch, P, TEX
Chris Valaika, 2B, MIA (transferred to 60-day DL)
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY (transferred to 60-day DL)

Activated from the DL
A.J. Burnett, P, PIT
Chad Gaudin, P, SF
Joakim Soria, P, TEX

Called Up
Alfredo Aceves, P, BOS
Cory Burns, P, TEX
Preston Guilmet, P, CLE
Chris Hatcher, P, MIA
Evan Reed, P, DET
Rene Rivera, C, SD
Darin Ruf, 1B, PHI

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Carlos Carrasco, P, CLE (cleared waivers to Triple-A)
Eric Hinske, 3B, AZ
Mike Kickham, P, SF
Michael Pineda, P, NYY
Ryan Reid, P, PIT
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM

Traded/Signed/Claimed
Travis Ishikawa, 1B, claimed by NYY from BAL
Ricky Nolasco, P, MIA to LAD

Closer Watch
Baltimore – Jim Johnson blew Friday’s save opportunity but manager Buck Showalter has pledged his commitment to Johnson and he rebounded with a converted save Sunday.

Chicago Cubs – Kevin Gregg blew a one run lead in the ninth Sunday. It was just his second blown save, so there is no chance the Cubs are thinking about a change at this time unless Gregg is traded.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Markakis - OF BAL vs TEX
7/8 7:05 PM
Derek Holland 4-11 .364 0 1 3 2 3 .545 .462 1.007
Mike Aviles - SS CLE vs DET
7/8 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 4-10 .400 0 1 3 0 1 .500 .400 .900
Michael Brantley - OF CLE vs DET
7/8 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 7-23 .304 1 6 4 1 1 .696 .333 1.029
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ CLE
7/8 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 5-17 .294 1 3 5 3 5 .647 .400 1.047
Victor Martinez - C DET @ CLE
7/8 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 8-16 .500 1 3 4 1 2 .813 .529 1.342
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ CLE
7/8 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 7-16 .438 2 4 4 2 4 .938 .474 1.411
Billy Butler - 1B KC @ NYY
7/8 7:05 PM
Phil Hughes 4-13 .308 0 3 2 1 2 .538 .357 .896
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs KC
7/8 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 10-40 .250 3 5 6 2 8 .525 .286 .811
Brett Gardner - OF NYY vs KC
7/8 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-12 .417 0 2 1 1 0 .667 .429 1.095
Vernon Wells - OF NYY vs KC
7/8 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 13-42 .310 2 5 7 1 2 .524 .341 .865
Jayson Werth - OF WAS @ PHI
7/8 7:05 PM
John Lannan 8-24 .333 4 6 6 4 6 .917 .429 1.345
Logan Morrison - OF MIA vs ATL
7/8 7:10 PM
Mike Minor 3-10 .300 1 3 3 0 3 .900 .300 1.200
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ TB
7/8 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez 12-28 .429 0 3 3 6 1 .536 .529 1.065
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ TB
7/8 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez 8-29 .276 2 4 8 5 3 .552 .382 .934
Clete Thomas - OF MIN @ TB
7/8 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez 4-13 .308 0 2 4 0 2 .538 .357 .896
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ MIL
7/8 8:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-24 .333 1 5 5 1 7 .667 .360 1.027
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs CIN
7/8 8:10 PM
Homer Bailey 11-24 .458 2 3 7 4 9 .750 .552 1.302
Jason Kubel - OF ARI vs LAD
7/8 9:40 PM
Zack Greinke 9-29 .310 1 4 5 3 7 .552 .375 .927
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS @ SEA
7/8 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 6-21 .286 2 2 3 2 3 .571 .348 .919
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ SD
7/8 10:10 PM
Edinson Volquez 5-12 .417 0 1 2 0 3 .500 .417 .917
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM @ SF
7/8 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 5-14 .357 0 2 2 0 4 .500 .357 .857
Omar Quintanilla - SS NYM @ SF
7/8 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 5-14 .357 0 1 1 2 3 .429 .438 .866
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
Opp
OPS
Max Scherzer DET @ CLE
7/8 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 27-121 .223 2 10 11 14 32 .336 .304 .640
Derek Holland TEX @ BAL
7/8 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 11-60 .183 0 1 6 6 17 .219 .258 .476
Phil Hughes NYY vs KC
7/8 7:05 PM
Royals Batters 13-61 .213 0 6 3 5 14 .311 .273 .583
Tim Lincecum SF vs NYM
7/8 10:15 PM
Mets Batters 19-92 .207 0 3 7 13 40 .227 .301 .529

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs TEX
7/8 7:05 PM
Derek Holland 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 6 .100 .100 .200
Jason Kipnis - 2B CLE vs DET
7/8 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 2-10 .200 0 0 1 2 3 .200 .333 .533
Carlos Santana - C CLE vs DET
7/8 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 2-20 .100 0 0 1 4 3 .100 .250 .350
Omar Infante - 2B DET @ CLE
7/8 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 2-11 .182 0 1 0 3 1 .273 .357 .630
John McDonald - SS PHI vs WAS
7/8 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 2-13 .154 0 1 0 0 1 .231 .154 .385
Brandon Inge - 3B PIT vs OAK
7/8 7:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 6-23 .261 0 0 0 1 7 .261 .292 .553
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ BAL
7/8 7:05 PM
Scott Feldman 2-16 .125 1 1 4 1 1 .313 .167 .479
A.J. Pierzynski - C TEX @ BAL
7/8 7:05 PM
Scott Feldman 3-18 .167 0 1 0 0 3 .222 .211 .433
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS @ PHI
7/8 7:05 PM
John Lannan 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Hanigan - C CIN @ MIL
7/8 8:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-12 .167 0 1 0 2 2 .250 .286 .536
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs CHC
7/8 8:10 PM
Matt Garza 1-10 .100 0 0 1 2 8 .100 .250 .350
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs CHC
7/8 8:10 PM
Matt Garza 5-28 .179 0 2 0 3 3 .286 .258 .544
Jonny Gomes - OF BOS @ SEA
7/8 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-10 .200 0 0 2 2 5 .200 .308 .508
Mike Napoli - C BOS @ SEA
7/8 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 6-33 .182 1 3 3 6 12 .333 .308 .641
Ike Davis - 1B NYM @ SF
7/8 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-15 .200 0 0 1 1 7 .200 .250 .450
David Wright - 3B NYM @ SF
7/8 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-20 .100 0 0 1 3 12 .100 .217 .317
Eric Young Jr. - OF NYM @ SF
7/8 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-17 .176 0 0 1 3 7 .176 .300 .476
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Scott Kazmir CLE vs Det
7/8 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 31-90 .344 6 15 15 9 20 .651 .399 1.050
Roberto Hernandez TB vs Min
7/8 7:10 PM
Twins Batters 27-84 .321 4 11 17 11 10 .558 .413 .971
Homer Bailey CIN @ Mil
7/8 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters 25-75 .333 2 6 14 9 18 .471 .409 .880
 

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