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Monday Lineup Card: Beachy Set To Return, Cingrani Sizzles

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

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Projected Starters - A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Rays (David Price – L) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront – L), 6:10
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook – R) at Pirates (Francisco Liriano – L), 7:05
White Sox (John Danks – L) at Indians (Zach McAllister – R), 7:05
Angels (Jered Weaver – R) at Rangers (Matt Garza – R), 7:05
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Braves (Brandon Beachy – R), 7:10
Mets (Jeremy Hefner – R) at Marlins (Jacob Turner – R), 7:10
Brewers (Kyle Lohse – R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija – R), 8:05
Blue Jays (Esmil Rogers – R) at Athletics (A.J. Griffin – R), 10:05
Reds (Mike Leake – R) at Padres (Sean O’Sullivan – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU – (Quadriceps) Out of Sunday’s lineup after he left Saturday’s game.
Lorenzo Cain, OF< KC – (Groin) Left Saturday’s game, felt better Sunday but was not in lineup.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD – (Illness) Out of Sunday’s lineup as precaution.
Brian Dozier, SS, MIN – (Back) Thinks he will be back Tuesday.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – (Finger) Missed third straight game Sunday, but looks like he will avoid DL.
Jason Kubel, OF< AZ – (Back) Scratched Sunday.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Personal) Will rejoin team Tuesday.
Mike McKenry, C, PIT – (Knee) Could not run down first base line Saturday night, out of Sunday’s lineup but Pirates did not add a third catcher with Russell Martin returning.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL – (Forearm) Out of Sunday’s lineup, should return Monday.
Justin Turner, 2B, NYM – (Shoulder) Out of Sunday’s lineup after leaving Friday’s game.

Players on the DL
Jonathan Broxton, P, CIN – (Forearm) Still no timetable.
Octavio Dotel, P, DET – (Elbow) Could begin rehab within a week.
Marco Estrada, P, MIL – (Back) Will throw two innings in minor league rehab Monday, would make at least a couple more rehab assignments before activation.
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY – (Finger) May return to lineup next weekend.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI – (Shoulder) Third bullpen session Saturday, will throw several more before a rehab assignment.
Ryan Hanigan, C, CIN – (Wrist) Still experiencing soreness, no timetable.
Matt Harrison, P, TEX – (Back) Says he is ready to begin rehab, could make it back by end of August.
Paul Maholm, P, ATL – (Wrist) Tried to throw Friday but session was halted due to soreness.
Brandon McCarthy, P, AZ – (Shoulder) Expected to be activated Friday.
Jayson Nix, 3B, NYY – (Hamstring) Should be activated Tuesday.
Roy Oswalt, P, COL – (Hamstring) Threw off a mound Friday at 80 percent, early-August return possible.
Felipe Paulino, P, KC – (Elbow) Will throw simulated game Tuesday, then could return to minor league rehab.
David Phelps, P, NYY – (Forearm) Will make another rehab start Tuesday as Ivan Nova thrives in Yankees rotation.
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA – (Foot) Likely out for the season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY – (Hip) Word on potential suspension should come from MLB this week.
Wandy Rodriguez, P, PIT – (Forearm) minor setback Saturday.
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE – (Elbow) Began Tommy John rehab with a shutout inning.
DeWayne Wise, OF, CHW – (Hamstring) Has played in several rehab games, White Sox appear in no hurry to activate.

Placed on the DL
Travis Hafner, DH, NYY
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
Kevin Slowey, P, MIA
Travis Snider, OF, PIT

Activated from the DL
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
Guillermo Moscoso, P, SF

Called Up
Steve Ames, P, MIA
Tony Cingrani, P, CIN
Kole Calhoun, OF, LAA
Jeff Francis, P, COL
L.J. Hoes, OF, BAL
Collin McHugh, P, COL (optioned after Sunday’s game)
Chaz Roe, P, AZ
Tony Sanchez, C, PIT

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Jairo Asencio, P, BAL (designated for assignment)
Mitchell Boggs, P, COL
Billy Buckner, P, LAA
Ronny Cedeno, SS, HOU (released)
Collin McHugh, OF, COL
Yusmeiro Petit, P, SF
Greg Reynolds, P, CIN (designated for assignment)
Tyler Skaggs, P, AZ

Traded/Signed/Claimed
None

Closer Watch
Pittsburgh – Mark Melancon has adjusted to the closer’s role without any problem at all. Melancon closed the door Saturday night and is 2-for-2 in save opportunities since Jason Grilli went down.

San Francisco – Sergio Romo is in a funk of late, allowing four runs in his last four outings, though two of the runs were unearned. He blew a save Friday and took a loss both Friday and Saturday.


KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS vs TB
7/29 6:10 PM
David Price 6-21 .286 1 5 1 2 1 .667 .348 1.014
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs TB
7/29 6:10 PM
David Price 10-31 .323 1 4 2 5 3 .516 .417 .933
Yunel Escobar - SS TB @ BOS
7/29 6:10 PM
Felix Doubront 4-10 .400 0 0 0 1 1 .400 .455 .855
Ryan Raburn - 2B CLE vs CWS
7/29 7:05 PM
John Danks 8-30 .267 2 5 5 3 8 .567 .333 .900
Nick Swisher - OF CLE vs CWS
7/29 7:05 PM
John Danks 5-13 .385 1 1 2 3 1 .615 .500 1.115
Pedro Alvarez - 3B PIT vs STL
7/29 7:05 PM
Jake Westbrook 11-19 .579 2 4 8 1 1 1.000 .600 1.600
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs STL
7/29 7:05 PM
Jake Westbrook 9-22 .409 0 2 1 4 5 .500 .500 1.000
Jose Tabata - OF PIT vs STL
7/29 7:05 PM
Jake Westbrook 9-21 .429 0 3 4 3 2 .619 .500 1.119
Neil Walker - 2B PIT vs STL
7/29 7:05 PM
Jake Westbrook 6-17 .353 0 1 3 4 3 .471 .476 .947
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX vs LAA
7/29 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 23-60 .383 2 7 5 3 6 .583 .413 .996
Mitch Moreland - 1B TEX vs LAA
7/29 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 9-26 .346 2 3 2 1 6 .615 .370 .986
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs COL
7/29 7:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 4-14 .286 0 3 3 2 6 .571 .412 .983
Justin Upton - OF ATL vs COL
7/29 7:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 6-17 .353 0 1 0 4 4 .412 .476 .888
David DeJesus - OF CHC vs MIL
7/29 8:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 12-26 .462 1 3 4 1 3 .692 .481 1.174
 
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
Mike Napoli - C BOS vs TB
7/29 6:10 PM
David Price 3-14 .214 0 0 0 1 10 .214 .267 .481
Daniel Nava - OF BOS vs TB
7/29 6:10 PM
David Price 1-15 .067 0 0 0 1 7 .067 .125 .192
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs TB
7/29 6:10 PM
David Price 5-25 .200 0 2 3 5 7 .280 .333 .613
Michael Brantley - OF CLE vs CWS
7/29 7:05 PM
John Danks 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .397
Josh Hamilton - OF LAA @ TEX
7/29 7:05 PM
Matt Garza 2-15 .133 0 0 0 2 6 .133 .235 .369
Mike McKenry - C PIT vs STL
7/29 7:05 PM
Jake Westbrook 2-12 .167 1 1 4 0 4 .417 .167 .583
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs LAA
7/29 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 13-65 .200 1 5 5 0 14 .308 .217 .525
David Murphy - OF TEX vs LAA
7/29 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 7-49 .143 0 3 3 3 11 .204 .189 .393
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs MIL
7/29 8:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 5-20 .250 0 0 1 0 3 .250 .250 .500
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CIN @ SD
7/29 10:10 PM
Sean O'Sullivan 2-10 .200 0 0 2 0 4 .200 .273 .473
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Felix Doubront BOS vs TB
7/29 6:10 PM
Rays Batters 21-64 .328 2 6 10 11 10 .499 .428 .927
Jake Westbrook STL @ Pit
7/29 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters 51-152 .336 3 12 26 17 21 .467 .402 .869
 

Recommended Pickup
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