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Tuesday Lineup Card: Lord Farquhar

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L), 7:05
Angels (Jason Vargas – L) at Yankees (CC Sabathia – L), 7:05
Red Sox (Ryan Dempster – R) at Blue Jays (Todd Redmond – R), 7:07
Phillies (Ethan Martin – R) at Braves (Kris Medlen – R), 7:10
Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez – R) at Rays (Chris Archer – R), 7:10
Brewers (Marco Estrada – R) at Rangers (Alexi Ogando – R), 8:05
Reds (Homer Bailey – R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija – R), 8:05
Indians (Zach McAllister – R) at Twins (Samuel Deduno – R), 8:10
Marlins (Jose Fernandez – R) at Royals (Bruce Chen – L), 8:10
Tigers (Max Scherzer – R) at White Sox (Hector Santiago – L), 8:10
Pirates (Charlie Morton – R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R), 8:15
Padres (Eric Stults – L) at Rockies (Jeff Manship – R), 8:40
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez – R) at Diamondbacks (Randall Delgado – R), 9:40
Astros (Jordan Lyles – R) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon – R), 10:05
Mets (Matt Harvey – R) at Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu – L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Alex Gordon, OF, KC (personal) – Having a kid, but will be back Tuesday
Dayan Viciedo, OF, CHW (thumb) – MRI negative, but will remain out a couple days
Derek Norris, C, OAK (back) – Out of the lineup Monday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (wrist) – Sitting out Monday, but expected back Tuesday
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU (quad) – Out Monday; has been bothered by this a lot recently
Jason Castro, C, HOU (hip) – Soreness held him out Monday
J.A. Happ, SP, TOR (personal) – Going on bereavement list Tuesday
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR (abdomen) – Wasn't available to pinch-hit Monday

NL
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (shoulder) – Out of Monday's lineup
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL (foot) – Believes he'll be back in Tuesday
Shelby Miller, SP, STL (elbow) – On track to pitch Wednesday as scheduled
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (illness) – Out Monday for second straight, but should be back soon
Erik Kratz, C, PHI (knee) – Taken out Sunday after a collision, but sounds minor

Disabled List

AL
Matt Moore, SP, TB (elbow) – Threw a good bullpen Sunday
Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX (elbow) – Shut down; to be reevaluated soon
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY (calf) – Doing light baseball activities; likely out 'til late August
Jason Vargas, SP, LAA (arm) – Returning and starting Tuesday
Lance Berkman, 1B, TEX (hip) –Double-A rehab games Tuesday and Wednesday
Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA (wrist) – Could be activated for Tuesday's game
Luis Perez, RP, TOR (elbow) – Could start a rehab trip next week; September return possible
Ryan Kalish, OF, BOS (shoulder) – Having neck surgery Tuesday
David Ross, C, BOS (concussion) – Caught half a game Sunday in Double-A
Trevor Crowe, OF, HOU (shoulder) – Hitting well on rehab assignment
J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU (Wrist) – Not expected to play for a while
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL (knee) – Playing in High-A Monday and Tuesday
Octavio Dotel, RP, DET (elbow) – Rehab games moved up to High-A Monday

NL
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (finger) – Won't be able to swing a bat until he heals
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD (ankle) – Took BP and outfield practice Sunday; about 10 days away
Roy Halladay, SP, PHI (shoulder) – Rehab start slated for Thursday
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (knee) – May not play again this year
Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI (hip) – Good outing in Triple-A Sunday, and will return Saturday
Paul Maholm, SP, ATL (wrist) – Could be back as soon as next Thursday
Cody Ross, OF, ARI (hip) – Likely having surgery Tuesday
Jonathan Pettibone, SP, PHI (arm) – Rehab start slated for Thursday in Double-A
Scott Baker, SP, CHC (elbow) – Rain screwing with rehab schedule, but next start soon
James McDonald, SP, PIT (shoulder) – Could be used out of the pen in September

Transactions

Activated from DL
Ryan Ludwick, OF, CIN
Wilkin Ramirez, OF, MIN
Chris Getz, 2B, KC
Omar Infante, 2B, DET

Placed on DL
Alex Avila, C, DET (concussion)

Called Up
Bryan Holaday, C, DET
Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI
Chaz Roe, RP, ARI

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Derrick Robinson, OF, CIN
Francisley Bueno, RP, KC
Irving Falu, 2B, KC
Will Smith, RP, KC
Hernan Perez, 2B, DET
Zeke Spruill, SP, ARI

Released
Mark Reynolds, 3B (by CLE)
Laynce Nix, OF (by PHI)

Claimed
Adam Rosales, 2B, TEX (from OAK)

Signed
Kelly Shoppach, C, PIT

Closer Watch

Yankees – With Mariano Rivera having blown three straight save chances, Joe Girardi used a combination of Boone Logan and David Robertson to finish things off in the ninth Monday. They did so in shaky fashion, combining to allow two hits, two walks and a run, but they still got it done. Robertson was especially rough, but he was credited with the save nonetheless. Expect Mariano to get the next chance.

Blue Jays – Casey Janssen was tasked with the ever-horrifying non-save situation Monday, entering a tie game in the ninth, and he totally imploded, allowing four runs to the A's to take his first loss of the year. He's given up a whopping seven hits in his last two outings – both against Oakland – but there's probably not much to worry about here as far as job security. Unfortunately, Janssen doesn't get a lot of save chances for the unimpressive Jays.

Mariners – There goes that Danny Farquhar again. He's rattled off four straight saves with nary a blemish, including Sunday's game against Milwaukee. With his comfort in the role and that eye-popping 56:14 K:BB on the year, Farquhar looks like he's got a good chance to hold onto Seattle's closing job for the rest of this season. (Ten points if you get the reference from the headline!)

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs LAA
8/13 7:05 PM
Jason Vargas 8-18 .444 0 2 3 0 2 .556 .444 1.000
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs LAA
8/13 7:05 PM
Jason Vargas 5-12 .417 0 1 1 1 0 .500 .429 .929
Jeff Francoeur - OF SF @ WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 4-12 .333 1 3 2 0 2 .750 .333 1.083
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs SF
8/13 7:05 PM
Madison Bumgarner 3-10 .300 1 2 3 0 1 .700 .300 1.000
Jose Reyes - SS TOR vs BOS
8/13 7:07 PM
Ryan Dempster 4-12 .333 0 1 2 1 3 .500 .385 .885
Darwin Barney - 2B CHC vs CIN
8/13 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 7-17 .412 0 0 2 1 1 .412 .444 .856
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs CIN
8/13 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 5-18 .278 2 2 4 2 1 .611 .350 .961
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs DET
8/13 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 6-21 .286 2 2 3 4 10 .571 .400 .971
Dayan Viciedo - OF CWS vs DET
8/13 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 4-12 .333 1 2 2 0 5 .667 .333 1.000
Placido Polanco - 3B MIA @ KC
8/13 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 5-10 .500 2 4 5 1 1 1.300 .583 1.883
Pedro Alvarez - 3B PIT @ STL
8/13 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 3-11 .273 1 2 5 1 4 .636 .333 .970
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ STL
8/13 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 5-16 .313 1 3 1 1 3 .625 .389 1.014
Russell Martin - C PIT @ STL
8/13 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 8-16 .500 0 2 2 2 0 .625 .579 1.204
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ STL
8/13 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 9-21 .429 0 4 0 1 2 .667 .455 1.121
Jose Tabata - OF PIT @ STL
8/13 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 6-12 .500 1 2 3 1 2 .917 .538 1.455
Neil Walker - 2B PIT @ STL
8/13 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 4-10 .400 0 0 5 3 1 .400 .538 .938
Allen Craig - 1B STL vs PIT
8/13 8:15 PM
Charlie Morton 7-12 .583 0 2 2 2 3 .750 .667 1.417
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs PIT
8/13 8:15 PM
Charlie Morton 6-18 .333 1 2 5 0 2 .556 .333 .889
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Gio Gonzalez WAS vs SF
8/13 7:05 PM
Giants Batters 18-83 .217 2 7 7 9 12 .336 .300 .636
Ryan Dempster BOS @ TOR
8/13 7:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 12-73 .164 0 4 6 9 20 .231 .256 .487
Jeff Samardzija CHC vs CIN
8/13 8:05 PM
Reds Batters 14-64 .219 2 5 5 6 17 .360 .303 .663

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP/th> OPS
Josh Hamilton - OF LAA @ NYY
8/13 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-17 .118 1 2 1 3 6 .353 .250 .603
Vernon Wells - OF NYY vs LAA
8/13 7:05 PM
Jason Vargas 2-12 .167 2 2 4 0 1 .667 .154 .821
Marco Scutaro - 2B SF @ WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 2-17 .118 0 0 1 1 2 .118 .167 .284
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS vs SF
8/13 7:05 PM
Madison Bumgarner 2-13 .154 0 1 1 0 6 .231 .154 .385
Jose Bautista - OF TOR vs BOS
8/13 7:07 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-10 .200 0 1 1 2 2 .300 .333 .633
Emilio Bonifacio - OF TOR vs BOS
8/13 7:07 PM
Ryan Dempster 3-16 .188 0 0 1 2 4 .188 .278 .465
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B TOR vs BOS
8/13 7:07 PM
Ryan Dempster 1-11 .091 0 0 2 3 3 .091 .286 .377
Colby Rasmus - OF TOR vs BOS
8/13 7:07 PM
Ryan Dempster 1-11 .091 0 1 0 1 4 .182 .167 .348
David DeJesus - OF CHC vs CIN
8/13 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 3-13 .231 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .231 .462
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ CHC
8/13 8:05 PM
Jeff Samardzija 2-13 .154 0 0 1 0 2 .154 .154 .308
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ CHC
8/13 8:05 PM
Jeff Samardzija 1-11 .091 0 0 0 2 3 .091 .286 .377
Alejandro De Aza - OF CWS vs DET
8/13 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 4-17 .235 1 1 2 1 7 .412 .278 .690
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs DET
8/13 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 8-29 .276 2 2 4 1 12 .483 .300 .783
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs DET
8/13 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 3-30 .100 0 1 0 3 3 .133 .182 .315
Daniel Descalso - 2B STL vs PIT
8/13 8:15 PM
Charlie Morton 0-10 .000 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .286 .286
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Jason Vargas LAA @ NYY
8/13 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 27-78 .346 3 10 14 4 10 .550 .371 .921
Charlie Morton PIT @ StL
8/13 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 23-73 .315 2 5 14 13 17 .415 .425 .839
Adam Wainwright STL vs Pit
8/13 8:15 PM
Pirates Batters 42-115 .365 4 14 20 10 19 .570 .424 .995
 

Recommended Pickup
Wilmer Flores, 3B, NYM – Fantasy owners hurting at third base – and there are many of them this year – might find a shot in the arm in the form of the 22-year-old Flores, just called up from Triple-A last week in the wake of David Wright's hamstring injury. He'd been raking all year long in Las Vegas, rattling off a .321 average with 15 homers and a whopping 86 RBI in 107 games, and his ribbie-happy ways have continued since his promotion, as he's knocked in nine runs in his first six games in the majors. Flores is a terrific contact hitter already – with some opposite-field power to boot – and he's only going to get better. As long as Wright's out, you'll get some good use out of him, and he might find a way to stick in the lineup even after that.

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