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Tuesday Lineup Card: No Peachy Return For Beachy

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Cubs (Carlos Villanueva – R), 2:20
Cardinals (Tyler Lyons – L) at Pirates (A.J. Burnett – R), 4:05
Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R) at Pirates (TBA), 7:35
Astros (Bud Norris – R) at Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen – L), 7:05
White Sox (Jake Peavy – R) at Indians (Scott Kazmir – L), 7:05
Giants (Barry Zito – L) at Phillies (John Lannan – L), 7:05
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R), 7:08
Mariners (Joe Saunders – L) at Red Sox (Brandon Workman – R), 7:10
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy – R) at Rays (Roberto Hernandez – R), 7:10
Mets (Zach Wheeler – R) at Dodgers (Nate Eovaldi – R), 7:10
Rockies (Juan Nicasio – R) at Braves (Alex Wood – L), 7:10
Brewers (Tyler Thornburg - R) at Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R), 8:05
Angels (C.J. Wilson – L) at Rangers (Derek Holland – L), 8:05
Royals (Ervin Santana – R) at Twins (Mike Pelfrey – R), 8:10
Blue Jays (Maerk Buehrle – L) at Athletics (Dan Straily – R), 10:05
Reds (Mat Latos – R) at Padres (Edinson Volquez – R), 10:10
Yankees (Andy Pettitte – L) at Dodgers (Zack Greinke – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Brian Dozier, SS, MIN (back) – Optimistic he'll play Tuesday

NL
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (finger) – Swelling has gone down, but still hurting; could hit DL
Jean Segura, SS, MIL (forearm) – Back in the lineup Monday
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (knee) – Scratched Monday with a "tweak"
Jason Kubel, OF, ARI (back) – Scratched Sunday with stiffness

Disabled List

AL
Colby Lewis, SP, TEX (elbow) – Making another rehab start in Double-A Friday
Matt Harrison, SP, TEX (back) – Starting rehab games Wednesday in Double-A
Jason Vargas, SP, LAA (arm) – Had a good bullpen Monday
Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA (wrist) – Hit off a tee Monday; still a ways away
Steve Pearce, OF, BAL (wrist) – Rehab assignment moved to High-A
J.A. Happ, SP, TOR (knee) – Bombed in rehab start Sunday
Nick Tepesch, SP, TEX (elbow) – Still not back to throwing from a mound
Jesse Crain, RP, TB (shoulder) – Traded while on the DL – unusual
Michael Kirkman, RP, TEX (illness) – Will start rehab trip Friday in Triple-A

NL
Jon Niese, SP, NYM (shoulder) – To make two more rehab starts before returning
B.J. Upton, OF, ATL (leg) – Will start a rehab assignment this week
Jonathan Broxton, RP, CIN (forearm) – Will start rehab assignment in Triple-A on Tuesday
Jordan Schafer, OF, ATL (ankle) – Starting rehab assignment this week too
Wandy Rodriguez, SP, PIT (forearm) – Felt pain after throwing Saturday, but felt better Sunday
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM (oblique) – Rehab assignment moving to High-A
Roy Oswalt, SP, COL (hamstring) – Throwing a side session Tuesday
Kevin Slowey, SP, MIA (forearm) – Expected out 4-6 weeks
Frank Francisco, RP, NYM (elbow) – Got a pair of cortisone shots last week

Transactions

Activated from DL
Brandon Beachy, SP, ATL
Michael Morse, OF, SEA

Placed on DL
Michael McKenry, C, PIT (knee)
Tony Abreu, 2B, SF (knee)

Called Up
Charlie Culberson, 2B, COL
Nick Maronde, RP, LAA
Dan Stange, RP, LAA
Alex Presley, OF, PIT

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
David Adams, 3B, NYY
Drew Butera, C, MIN
Jordan Pacheco, 3B, COL
Jason Bay, OF, SEA (DFA)
Hector Ambriz, RP, HOU
Brad Hawpe, OF, LAA (DFA)
Kameron Loe, RP, ATL (DFA)

Traded
Jose Veras, RP, DET (from HOU)
Scott Downs, RP, ATL (from LAA)

Closer Watch

Tigers – Detroit acquired Astros closer Jose Veras on Monday, but he'll likely settle into a setup role in front of Joaquin Benoit. Hard to imagine the Tigers will install him as closer unless circumstances change, although they sure did endure the similarly high-WHIP ways of Jose Valverde in that role for a long time.

Astros – And here we have a vacancy. Setup man Jose Cisnero is the favorite to be the new mediocre closer in Houston, and there's an outside shot Wesley Wright gets a chance. Even with this opportunity, there's not a lot of upside in that pen right now.

Pirates – Jason Grilli is hoping to be back late in the season, which means Mark Melancon can take your fantasy team a long way (relatively speaking) in the interim.

Angels – Ernesto Frieri blew just his third save of the year Monday, but the implosion pushed his ERA up to an unimpressive 4.06 and his WHIP up to 1.31. He's been blown up in two of his last three outings, giving up a total of seven runs in two innings of work, but there's no one who looks too likely to steal the job from him.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs MIL
7/30 2:20 PM
Yovani Gallardo 11-28 .393 0 3 1 2 5 .500 .419 .919
David DeJesus - OF CHC vs MIL
7/30 2:20 PM
Yovani Gallardo 3-11 .273 1 3 2 3 1 .727 .429 1.156
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ PIT
7/30 4:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 4-10 .400 1 1 3 2 4 .700 .500 1.200
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ CLE
7/30 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 11-24 .458 2 5 6 3 4 .833 .536 1.369
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ CLE
7/30 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 6-16 .375 1 4 4 2 2 .813 .444 1.257
John McDonald - SS PHI vs SF
7/30 7:05 PM
Barry Zito 4-13 .308 1 2 1 0 2 .615 .308 .923
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs SF
7/30 7:05 PM
Barry Zito 7-17 .412 1 4 3 0 1 .824 .412 1.235
Jeff Francoeur - OF SF @ PHI
7/30 7:05 PM
John Lannan 13-25 .520 1 5 6 2 1 .800 .571 1.371
Hunter Pence - OF SF @ PHI
7/30 7:05 PM
John Lannan 5-17 .294 1 1 4 4 1 .471 .429 .899
Ian Desmond - SS WAS @ DET
7/30 7:08 PM
Anibal Sanchez 8-25 .320 1 3 3 2 4 .520 .370 .890
Wilson Ramos - C WAS @ DET
7/30 7:08 PM
Anibal Sanchez 5-13 .385 0 1 1 2 1 .462 .467 .928
Jason Kubel - OF ARI @ TB
7/30 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez 14-38 .368 3 6 11 3 4 .684 .429 1.113
Jonny Gomes - OF BOS vs SEA
7/30 7:10 PM
Joe Saunders 7-18 .389 0 2 5 2 1 .556 .450 1.006
James Loney - 1B TB vs ARI
7/30 7:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 6-13 .462 1 4 2 1 1 .923 .500 1.423
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA @ TEX
7/30 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 11-31 .355 1 6 4 1 2 .613 .375 .988
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ TEX
7/30 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 12-38 .316 2 8 10 1 11 .632 .333 .965
Mike Trout - OF LAA @ TEX
7/30 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 5-14 .357 2 2 4 4 2 .786 .500 1.286
Mark Trumbo - OF LAA @ TEX
7/30 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 8-25 .320 2 4 5 1 5 .640 .346 .986
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX vs LAA
7/30 8:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 4-12 .333 0 2 2 1 2 .583 .385 .968
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs LAA
7/30 8:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 10-28 .357 1 5 4 3 8 .607 .419 1.026
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs LAA
7/30 8:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 4-10 .400 1 2 2 3 2 .800 .538 1.338
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs KC
7/30 8:10 PM
Ervin Santana 12-26 .462 1 5 7 2 1 .731 .500 1.231
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs KC
7/30 8:10 PM
a href='/baseball/player.htm?id=6542'>Ervin Santana 6-18 .333 3 4 9 2 3 .889 .409 1.298
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs TOR
7/30 10:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 16-49 .327 3 5 6 3 7 .551 .365 .916
Mark Ellis - 2B LAD vs NYY
7/30 10:10 PM
Andy Pettitte 6-17 .353 0 2 2 2 1 .471 .400 .871
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD vs NYY
7/30 10:10 PM
Andy Pettitte 6-10 .600 0 2 3 0 0 .800 .600 1.400
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ LAD
7/30 10:10 PM
Zack Greinke 6-16 .375 0 1 2 2 0 .500 .444 .944
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY @ LAD
7/30 10:10 PM
Zack Greinke 8-23 .348 2 3 6 1 6 .652 .375 1.027
 
Hot 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
Jake Peavy CWS @ CLE
7/30 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 20-103 .194 5 8 18 3 31 .374 .215 .589
Anibal Sanchez DET vs WAS
7/30 7:08 PM
Nationals Batters 37-178 .208 3 10 8 14 50 .304 .269 .574

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Darwin Barney - 2B CHC vs MIL
7/30 2:20 PM
Yovani Gallardo 2-20 .100 0 0 1 1 6 .100 .143 .243
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs STL
7/30 4:05 PM
Lance Lynn 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .364
Michael Brantley - OF CLE vs CWS
7/30 7:05 PM
Jake Peavy 3-16 .188 0 1 4 0 5 .250 .188 .438
Mark Reynolds - 1B CLE vs CWS
7/30 7:05 PM
Jake Peavy 2-17 .118 0 0 0 1 9 .118 .167 .284
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ CLE
7/30 7:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 8-40 .200 1 5 5 2 10 .425 .238 .663
Roger Bernadina - OF WAS @ DET
7/30 7:08 PM
Anibal Sanchez 2-20 .100 0 0 0 3 8 .100 .217 .317
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS @ DET
7/30 7:08 PM
Anibal Sanchez 6-30 .200 0 0 1 1 9 .200 .226 .426
Jayson Werth - OF WAS @ DET
7/30 7:08 PM
Anibal Sanchez 5-30 .167 1 3 1 1 19 .333 .194 .527
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS vs SEA
7/30 7:10 PM
Joe Saunders 3-17 .176 0 0 0 1 2 .176 .263 .440
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs SEA
7/30 7:10 PM
Joe Saunders 3-20 .150 0 0 0 2 2 .150 .227 .377
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C BOS vs SEA
7/30 7:10 PM
Joe Saunders 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 1 .091 .091 .182
Miguel Tejada - SS KC @ MIN
7/30 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 1-12 .083 0 0 1 1 1 .083 .143 .226
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN vs KC
7/30 8:10 PM
Ervin Santana 1-13 .077 0 0 0 1 3 .077 .143 .220
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD vs NYY
7/30 10:10 PM
Andy Pettitte 3-18 .167 0 1 1 1 3 .222 .211 .433
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
A.J. Burnett PIT vs StL
7/30 4:05 PM
Cardinals Batters 25-80 .313 3 5 16 7 18 .464 .374 .838
Scott Kazmir CLE vs CWS
7/30 7:05 PM
White Sox Batters 28-89 .315 5 17 16 7 17 .656 .369 1.025
Derek Holland TEX vs LAA
7/30 8:05 PM
Angels Batters 49-149 .329 9 26 29 10 24 .632 .371 1.003
C.J. Wilson LAA @ Tex
7/30 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters 25-81 .309 3 11 11 12 21 .545 .403 .948
Ervin Santana KC @ Min
7/30 8:10 PM
Twins Batters 20-69 .290 4 10 16 6 10 .584 .359 .943
Andy Pettitte NYY @ LAD
7/30 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 35-114 .307 1 7 14 7 13 .385 .341 .726
Zack Greinke LAD vs NYY
7/30 10:10 PM
Yankees Batters 43-135 .319 2 10 20 7 21 .441 .358 .799
 

Recommended Pickup
Juan Lagares, OF, NYM – Largely ignored in fantasy circles, Lagares has finally taken over center field full time for the Mets, but mostly on the strength of his defense, where he's looked like Andruw Jones lite. The rookie's sure not Jones at the plate, but a slow start to his MLB career has hidden a track record of hitting in the minors – Lagares was hitting .346 with a .929 OPS in 17 games for Triple-A Vegas before being called up this year, and two years ago he hit .349 across two levels with nine homers and 15 steals in 120 games. Most importantly, he's been hot lately, hitting .362 in July with a homer and a couple steals. Deeper and NL-only leaguers can certainly find a use for his services.

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