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Tuesday Lineup Card: See You Next Year, Albert

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Blue Jays (Esmil Rogers – R) at Yankees (Ivan Nova – R), 1:05
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Phillies (Tyler Cloyd – R), 7:05
Rays (Alex Cobb – R) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez – R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L) at Yankees (Phil Hughes – R), 7:05
Twins (Mike Pelfrey – R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello – R), 7:08
Braves (Brandon Beachy – R) at Mets (Zack Wheeler – R), 7:10
Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin – L) at Reds (Tony Cigrani – L), 7:10
Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L) at Marlins (Jacob Turner – R), 7:10
Astros (Jarred Cosart – R) at Rangers (Travis Blackley – L), 8:05
Nationals (Dan Haren – R) at Cubs (Chris Rusin – L), 8:05
Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R) at Brewers (Kyle Lohse – R), 8:10
White Sox (John Danks – L) at Royals (Ervin Santana – R), 8:10
Mariners (Joe Saunders – L) at Athletics (Sonny Gray – R), 10:05
Indians (Danny Salazar – R) at Angels (C.J. Wilson – L), 10:05
Pirates (A.J. Burnett – R) at Padres (Tyson Ross – R), 10:10
Red Sox (Jake Peavy – R) at Dodgers (Ryan Vogelsong – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Mike Trout, OF, LAA (hamstring) – Feeling better; hopes to be in Tuesday
Mike Morse, OF, SEA (wrist) – Out Monday with soreness
Mike Napoli, C, BOS (foot) – Out Monday, but could be back Tuesday or Wednesday
Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY (hamstring) – Left Sunday's game, but seems minor
Samuel Deduno, SP, MIN (shoulder) – Having some biceps tendinitis; could still go Friday

NL
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL (knee) – Ahead of schedule; could be back by Wednesday
Edward Mujica, RP, STL (arm) – "Shut down" over weekend to address fatigue
Starling Marte, OF, PIT (finger) – Hurt himself on a slide Sunday; out Monday
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC (illness) – Out of Monday's lineup
Michael Young, 3B, PHI (Achilles) – Out of the lineup again Monday, but seems close

Disabled List

AL
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA (foot) – Officially shut down for the season
Matt Moore, SP, TB (elbow) – Looking at end-of-August, start-of-September return window
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (foot) – Starting in High-A Thursday; could be back after that
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY (calf) – Ruled out for Tuesday; likely out through weekend at least
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAA (knee) – Won't be activated when eligible Wednesday
Josh Tomlin, SP, CLE (elbow) – Rehab start coming Thursday; could be back Sept. 1
Brett Myers, SP, CLE (elbow) – Will go on rehab assignment soon
Matt Thornton, RP, BOS (oblique) – Threw a bullpen Sunday; another coming Tuesday
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL (knee) – Moving rehab back to High-A, but still on track for Aug. 25

NL
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (finger) – Won't swing a bat 'til Wednesday; we'll see from there
Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM (neck) – Will have progress checked by doctors Tuesday
Miguel Montero, C, ARI (back) – Will catch this week in minors with eye on Monday return
Jeremy Hefner, SP, NYM (elbow) – Exam Tuesday; Tommy John surgery possible
Sean Marshall, RP, CIN (shoulder) – Played catch Monday; still likely out for the year
Roy Oswalt, SP, COL (hamstring) – Also played catch Monday; September return planned
Travis Snider, OF, PIT (toe) – Rehab assignment opened Monday
Matt Reynolds, RP, ARI (elbow) – Still not throwing off a mound

Transactions

Activated from DL
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB
Brian Bogusevic, OF, CHC
David Ross, C, BOS

Placed on DL
Placido Polanco, 3B, MIA (concussion)
Yorvit Torrealba, C, COL (concussion)

Called Up
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS
Brian Wilson, RP, LAD
Wade LeBlanc, SR, HOU
Gil Velazquez, 3B, MIA
Danny Valencia, 3B, BAL
Brad Boxberger, RP, SD
Jordan Pacheco, 3B, COL
Ryan Wheeler, 3B, COL
Brayan Villarreal, RP, BOS

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Rubby De La Rosa, RP, BOS
Josh Stinson, RP, BAL
Ryan Roberts, 3B, TB (outrighted)
Brock Holt, 2B, BOS
Ryan Lavarnway, C, BOS
Marc Krauss, OF, HOU
Brandon Gomes, RP, TB
Anthony Recker, C, NYM
Kyle Gibson, SP, MIN
Thad Weber, RP, TOR
Scott Van Slyke, OF, LAD
Sean O'Sullivan, RP, SD (DFA)

Released
Elliot Johnson, 2B, KC
Roger Bernadina, OF, WAS

Traded
David DeJesus, OF, WAS (from CHC)

Closer Watch

Astros – The latest Astro you've never heard of to close a game, rookie lefthander Kevin Chapman got the last two outs (via a double play) Sunday against the Angels for his first career save. Chapman was bailing out Jordan Lyles, who was otherwise set to collect a save of the three-inning variety. The 25-yeaar-old was a mixed bag in Triple-A this year, pitching to a 3.20 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 50.2 innings, but also a whopping 36 walks, leading to a hideous 1.54 WHIP. The smart money here is still probably with Chia-Jen Lo or (to a lesser degree) Josh Fields, but unless you're truly desperate, this entire committee is best avoided.

Yankees – Mariano Rivera, coming off a weeklong hiatus following three consecutive blown saves, managed to nail one down Sunday night in Boston, but it wasn't all that pretty, as he allowed a hit and a walk while failing to strike anyone out. That outing certainly won't go far to soothe the fears of Mo's owners, and David Robertson's availability should be an object of keen interest in almost all formats in case Rivera's struggles continue.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B TOR @ NYY
8/20 1:05 PM
Ivan Nova 6-15 .400 0 1 4 1 1 .467 .438 .904
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs COL
8/20 7:05 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 5-13 .385 1 2 4 1 1 .692 .400 1.092
Prince Fielder - 1B DET vs MIN
8/20 7:08 PM
Mike Pelfrey 5-11 .455 1 2 5 2 1 .818 .500 1.318
Omar Infante - 2B DET vs MIN
8/20 7:08 PM
Mike Pelfrey 15-28 .536 0 1 3 2 1 .607 .581 1.188
Alejandro De Aza - OF CWS @ KC
8/20 8:10 PM
Ervin Santana 4-10 .400 1 2 2 0 4 .800 .400 1.200
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ KC
8/20 8:10 PM
Ervin Santana 8-22 .364 1 1 2 1 1 .500 .391 .891
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ MIL
8/20 8:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 22-39 .564 4 10 12 11 5 1.026 .647 1.673
Michael Bourn - OF CLE @ LAA
8/20 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 6-10 .600 0 3 3 1 2 1.000 .636 1.636
Nick Swisher - OF CLE @ LAA
8/20 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 9-28 .321 1 5 6 5 7 .571 .441 1.013
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs SEA
8/20 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders 8-27 .296 1 6 4 0 3 .593 .296 .889
Jeff Francoeur - OF SF vs BOS
8/20 10:15 PM
Jake Peavy 11-30 .367 0 1 2 1 9 .400 .387 .787
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs BOS
8/20 10:15 PM
Jake Peavy 3-10 .300 1 1 1 0 1 .600 .300 .900
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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John Danks CWS @ KC
8/20 8:10 PM
Royals Batters 19-92 .207 0 4 2 7 18 .252 .270 .522
Ervin Santana KC vs CWS
8/20 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 24-109 .220 4 7 14 8 25 .356 .282 .638

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ DET
8/20 7:08 PM
Rick Porcello 4-23 .174 1 3 4 2 3 .391 .240 .631
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA vs LAD
8/20 7:10 PM
Chris Capuano 2-14 .143 0 1 2 1 4 .214 .200 .414
Dioner Navarro - C CHC vs WAS
8/20 8:05 PM
Dan Haren 1-17 .059 0 0 0 0 4 .059 .059 .118
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS @ KC
8/20 8:10 PM
Ervin Santana 4-21 .190 2 3 5 3 4 .524 .292 .815
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ KC
8/20 8:10 PM
Ervin Santana 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .250 .350
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ KC
8/20 8:10 PM
Ervin Santana 6-35 .171 0 1 5 2 9 .200 .244 .444
Billy Butler - 1B KC vs CWS
8/20 8:10 PM
John Danks 6-29 .207 0 2 1 0 9 .276 .207td> .483
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs CWS
8/20 8:10 PM
John Danks 3-23 .130 0 1 0 3 3 .174 .259 .433
Mike Moustakas - 3B KC vs CWS
8/20 8:10 PM
John Danks 1-11 .091 0 1 0 1 1 .182 .167 .348
Michael Brantley - OF CLE @ LAA
8/20 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 1-11 .091 0 0 0 2 1 .091 .231 .322
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ LAA
8/20 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 3-14 .214 0 0 1 0 4 .214 .214 .429
Carlos Santana - C CLE @ LAA
8/20 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-11 .182 0 2 0 1 3 .364 .250 .614
Jed Lowrie - SS OAK vs SEA
8/20 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .273 .473
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Ivan Nova NYY vs Tor
8/20 1:05 PM
Blue Jays Batters 23-76 .303 4 8 16 12 15 .523 .395 .918
Mike Pelfrey MIN @ Det
8/20 7:08 PM
Tigers Batters 29-64 .453 2 6 12 11 5 .605 .540 1.145
Rick Porcello DET vs Min
8/20 7:08 PM
Twins Batters 25-80 .313 2 12 15 9 7 .521 .385 .906
 

Recommended Pickup
Dillon Gee, SP, NYM – Early on this year, you wouldn't have wanted Gee anywhere near your fantasy team. He owned a 6.34 ERA on May 25 and was at risk of being bounced from the Mets' rotation upon the arrival of Zack Wheeler. But the light went on for Gee in his final start of May, a 12-strikeout floor-mopping in Yankee Stadium. Including Monday's 7.2 brilliant innings in Minnesota, Gee has now allowed just 26 earned runs in 103 innings – that's a 2.27 ERA – with a 77:22 K:BB over his last 15 starts, dating back to that evening in the Bronx. He's not a huge strikeout guy, which does put something of a damper on his value, but it's still hard to argue with those results.

I'll let the next Lineup Card tell you to pick up Bogaerts. But you already know to do that, don't you?

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