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Tuesday Lineup Card: Braun Gone

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Pirates (Gerrit Cole – R) at Nationals (Taylor Jordan – R), 7:05
Giants (Barry Zito – L) at Reds (Tony Cingrani – L), 7:05
Giants (Eric Surkamp – L) at Reds (Greg Reynolds – R), 10:15
Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L) at Blue Jays (Todd Redmond – R), 7:07
Rays (Roberto Hernandez – R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester – L), 7:10
Braves (Kris Medlen – R) at Mets (Carlos Torres – R), 7:10
Yankees (Phil Hughes – R) at Rangers Alexi Ogando – R), 8:05
Orioles (Jason Hammel – R) at Royals (Bruce Chen – L), 8:10
Tigers (Rick Porcello – R) at White Sox (Hector Santiago – L), 8:10
Padres (Tyson Ross – R) at Brewers (Donovan Hand – R), 8:10
Athletics (Jarrod Parker – R) at Astros (Jarred Cosart – R), 8:10
Phillies (Jonathan Pettibone – R) at Cardinals (Shelby Miller – R), 8:15
Marlins (Jose Fernandez – R) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin – R), 8:40
Cubs (Travis Wood – L) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin – L), 9:40
Twins (Kyle Gibson – R) at Angels (Tommy Hanson – R), 10:05
Indians (Zach McAllister – R) at Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET (hip) – Left Monday's game; had been playing through it recently
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (wrist) – Out of lineup again Monday; hasn’t played since Derby
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA (ankle) – Scratched with stiffness Monday
Wil Myers, OF, TB (wrist) – Out of the lineup Sunday and Monday
Gordon Beckham, 2B, CHW (wrist) – Will rest a couple days, but could hit DL

NL
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD (ankle) – Will miss Toronto series; X-rays negative, but may hit DL again
Jason Grilli, RP, PIT (forearm) – Left Monday's game with discomfort in throwing arm

Disabled List

AL
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY (finger) – Took BP Sunday; looking at roughly mid-August return
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY (hip, quad) – 15 days away from readiness, but Biogenesis looms
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (foot) – Encouraging bullpen session Monday
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (neck) – Just inflamation confirmed
David Phelps, SP, NYY (forearm) – Threw bullpen Saturday; will re-enter rotation upon return
Gavin Floyd, SP, CHW (elbow) – May be able to soft toss in about a month; hope is 2014 return
Brandon Gomes, RP, TB (back) – Rehab inning-plus slated for Tuesday
Franklin Morales, RP, BOS (shoulder) – Threw bullpen Monday; rehab trip next week
DeWayne Wise, OF, CHW (hamstring) – Resumed rehab Friday after another setback
Nick Tepesch, SP, TEX (elbow) – Long-tossing

NL
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL (suspension) – Suspended for rest of season
Brandon Beachy, SP, ATL (elbow) – Will make at least one more rehab start
Neil Walker, 2B PIT (oblique) – Expected to be activated Tuesday
B.J. Upton, OF, ATL (leg) – May not be ready to return when eligible this weekend
Stephen Fife, SP, LAD (shoulder) – First rehab start Monday
Jason Marquis, SP, SD (elbow) – Significant UCL damage; Tommy John seems likely
Ryan Mattheus, RP, WAS (hand) – First rehab appearance Monday
David DeJesus, OF, CHC (shoulder) – 1-for-4 Sunday in first rehab game
Michael Stutes, RP, PHI (biceps) – Will be shut down at least two weeks

Transactions

Activated from DL
Yu Darvish, SP, TEX
Justin Turner, 2B, NYM
Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW

Placed on DL
Paul Maholm, SP, ATL (wrist)

Called Up
Jonathan Villar, SS, HOU
Drew Pomeranz, SP, COL
Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI
Chris Rusin, SP, CHC

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Brent Morel, 3B, CHW
Ronny Cedeno, SS, HOU (DFA)
Carlos Pena, 1B, HOU (DFA)
Greg Burke, RP, NYM
Josh Rutledge, SS, COL
Eury De La Rosa, RP, ARI

Traded
Matt Garza, SP, TEX (from CHC)
Mike Olt, 3B, CHC (from TEX)

Closer Watch

Pirates – Jason Grilli lasted just two-thirds of an inning in the ninth Monday, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk before being lifted for Vin Mazzaro, who got the last out to secure the first save of his career. Not only was he ineffective, he also suffered from discomfort in his forearm, and he'll be re-evaluated Tuesday. Mark Melancon is the odds-on favorite for short-term saves in Pittsburgh.

Rockies – With Rafael Betancourt back on the DL with appendicitis, Rex Brothers reclaimed the closer's role for Colorado and got the save Sunday despite allowing a run. Brothers is the future for the Rox, and appendix-related absences have been known to linger surprisingly long in the past. Considering Betancourt's age, a quick recovery isn't necessarily guaranteed.

Mets - Bobby Parnell ruined a shutout against the Braves Monday by giving up two runs in the ninth. His job is in absolutely no danger unless he gets traded at the deadline, though.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ SF
7/23 7:05 PM
Barry Zito 5-14 .357 1 2 3 0 3 .643 .333 .976
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ SF
7/23 7:05 PM
Barry Zito 8-19 .421 0 3 2 5 0 .579 .520 1.099
Jose Bautista - OF TOR vs LAD
7/23 7:07 PM
Chris Capuano 5-15 .333 1 3 2 2 4 .667 .412 1.078
Emilio Bonifacio - OF TOR vs LAD
7/23 7:07 PM
Chris Capuano 7-16 .438 0 2 2 0 5 .563 .438 1.000
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs TB
7/23 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez 7-19 .368 1 4 5 1 3 .684 .400 1.084
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C BOS vs TB
7/23 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez 3-10 .300 0 2 1 1 3 .500 .364 .864
Ike Davis - 1B NYM vs ATL
7/23 7:10 PM
Kris Medlen 4-15 .267 1 1 1 5 2 .467 .450 .917
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ KC
7/23 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 4-11 .364 0 1 3 1 2 .455 .417 .871
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ KC
7/23 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 6-15 .400 1 1 5 1 4 .600 .444 1.044
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ KC
7/23 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 8-15 .533 1 4 3 2 2 .933 .611 1.544
Danny Valencia - 3B BAL @ KC
7/23 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 11-20 .550 0 5 7 1 1 .850 .571 1.421
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS vs DET
7/23 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 6-15 .400 1 4 3 2 2 .800 .474 1.274
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs DET
7/23 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 11-29 .379 1 4 5 3 2 .586 .438 1.024
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs DET
7/23 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 6-28 .214 3 4 7 0 4 .571 .214 .786
Dayan Viciedo - OF CWS vs DET
7/23 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 4-13 .308 1 1 3 0 1 .538 .357 .896
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs SF
7/23 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 5-14 .357 1 2 3 0 3 .643 .333 .976
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs SF
7/23 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 8-19 .421 0 3 2 5 0 .579 .520 1.099
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Jon Lester BOS vs TB
7/23 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 37-175 .211 3 11 22 23 61 .316 .307 .623

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ SF
7/23 7:05 PM
Barry Zito 3-18 .167 0 0 4 2 2 .167 .286 .452
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B TOR vs LAD
7/23 7:07 PM
Chris Capuano 3-17 .176 2 3 3 1 6 .588 .222 .810
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs TB
7/23 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez 1-12 .083 0 1 0 2 1 .167 .267 .433
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM vs ATL
7/23 7:10 PM
Kris Medlen 2-14 .143 0 1 1 0 2 .214 .143 .357
David Wright - 3B NYM vs ATL
7/23 7:10 PM
Kris Medlen 2-16 .125 0 0 0 2 7 .125 .222 .347
Sean Rodriguez - SS TB @ BOS
7/23 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 2-16 .125 0 1 3 2 7 .188 .250 .438
Luke Scott - DH TB @ BOS
7/23 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY @ TEX
7/23 8:05 PM
Alexi Ogando 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .364
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs NYY
7/23 8:05 PM
Phil Hughes 3-16 .188 1 1 3 1 5 .375 .235 .610
A.J. Pierzynski - C TEX vs NYY
7/23 8:05 PM
Phil Hughes 3-15 .200 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400
Alejandro De Aza - OF CWS vs DET
7/23 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 2-13 .154 0 0 0 3 2 .154 .313 .466
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs DET
7/23 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 5-30 .167 1 1 1 0 1 .267 .167 .433
Joey Votto - 1B CIN vs SF
7/23 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 3-18 .167 0 0 4 2 2 .167 .286 .452
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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OPS
Barry Zito SF vs Cin
7/23 7:05 PM
Reds Batters 23-69 .333 2 6 12 10 6 .486 .416 .901
Chris Capuano LAD @ Tor
7/23 7:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 24-81 .296 3 10 7 7 23 .505 .352 .858
Bruce Chen KC vs Bal
7/23 8:10 PM
Orioles Batters 35-96 .365 3 12 22 6 13 .568 .407 .975
Barry Zito SF @ Cin
7/23 10:15 PM
Reds Batters 23-69 .333 2 6 12 10 6 .486 .416 .901
 

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