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Monday Lineup Card: Marco Makes His Mark

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Projected Starters - A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie – R), 2:10
Reds (Mike Leake – R) at Cardinals (Tyler Lyons – L), 7:05
Yankees (Phil Hughes – R) at Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey – R), 7:07
Athletics (A.J. Griffin – R) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R), 7:08
Phillies (Cliff Lee – L) at Mets (Zack Wheeler – R), 7:10
Astros (Brett Oberholtzer – L) at White Sox (Andre Rienzo – R), 8:10
Giants (Barry Zito – L) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio – R), 8:40
Padres (Tyson Ross – R) at Diamondbacks (Brandon McCarthy – R), 9:40
Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R) at Dodgers (Zack Greinke – R), 10:10
Rangers (Travis Blackley – L) at Mariners (Joe Saunders – L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Domonic Brown, OF, PHI – (Achilles) Only available as a pinch hitter Sunday.
Avisail Garcia, OF, CHW – (Head) Left Sunday after crashing into wall.
Aaron Hill, 2B, AZ – (Groin) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Luke Hochevar, P, KC – (Personal) On paternity list.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET – (Elbow) Negative x-rays after leaving Friday but no game action since.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL – (Toe) Thinks he will be able to play Tuesday.
Leonys Martin, OF, TEX – (Ankle) Tweaked ankle Saturday and did not play Sunday.
Martin Prado, 3B, AZ – (Back) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK – (Wrist) 50/50 chance he lands on DL, he says.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA – (Neck) Out Sunday with soreness.
Nate Schierholtz, OF, CHC – (Face) Left Sunday after taking pitch to face.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL – (Oblique) Out Sunday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS – (Foot) Returned to lineup Sunday.

Players on the DL
Jeremy Affeldt, P, SF – (Groin) Starting minor league rehab and should be activated Friday.
Brett Anderson, P, OAK – (Foot) Could be activated Tuesday.
Josh Beckett, P, LAD – (Finger) Says he will begin throwing this week.
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL – (Knee) Should be activated Sunday.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Shoulder) Made first rehab start Sunday, rough outing.
Matt Cain, P, SF – (Forearm) Expects to throw later this week.
Jason Grilli, P, PIT – (Forearm) Will throw simulated game this week.
Brandon Guyer, P, TB – (Finger) Minor league rehab has begun.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL – (Arm) Threw bullpen session Sunday, will make rehab start Thursday.
Casey Kelly, P, SD – (Elbow) Throwing on flat ground.
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD – (Ankle) Says his ankle is pain free and could go on minor league rehab this week.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT – (Finger) Will meet with team doctors this week to discuss timetable.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAA – (Knee) Not running at full speed, has not met target return dates.
Matt Moore, P, TB – (Elbow) Rehab start Thursday, will be activated the following Tuesday.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF – (Hamstring) On minor league rehab stint, should be activated Sept. 1.
J.J. Putz, P, AZ – (Finger) Expects to return after minimum 15 days on DL.
Wandy Rodriguez, P, PIT – (Forearm) Seeking a second opinion after completing simulated game last week.

Placed on the DL
Tony Cingrani, P, CIN
Jonathan Pettibone, P, PHI (transferred to the 60-day DL)
Michael Stutes, P, PHI (transferred to the 60-day DL)

Activated from the DL
Roy Halladay, P, PHI
Matt Thornton, P, BOS
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE (optioned to Triple-A)

Called Up
J.C. Ramirez, P, PHI
Greg Reynolds, P, CIN
Will Smith, P, KC

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Billy Buckner, P, LAA
Tyler Cloyd, P, PHI
Luis Garcia, P, PHI
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE
Gil Velazquez, P, MIA
Brayan Villarreal, P, BOS

Traded/Signed/Claimed
None

Closer Watch
Houston – Chia-Jen Lo has had a decent run in his first ten games with the Astros, but he got tripped up in Sunday’s save situation by allowing two runs on a hit and three walks while retiring just one batter.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Matt Joyce - OF TB @ KC
8/26 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 10-27 .370 1 4 6 2 3 .630 .400 1.030
Evan Longoria - 3B TB @ KC
8/26 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 11-36 .306 1 6 9 3 6 .528 .350 .878
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ KC
8/26 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 10-31 .323 0 4 4 3 6 .484 .382 .866
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs CIN
8/26 7:05 PM
Mike Leake 6-14 .429 0 1 2 1 1 .500 .467 .967
Yadier Molina - C STL vs CIN
8/26 7:05 PM
Mike Leake 4-12 .333 1 2 1 0 3 .667 .333 1.000
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ TOR
8/26 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 7-16 .438 0 2 1 0 4 .563 .438 1.000
Vernon Wells - OF NYY @ TOR
8/26 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 7-13 .538 0 2 2 0 1 .692 .500 1.192
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B TOR vs NYY
8/26 7:07 PM
Phil Hughes 9-27 .333 1 5 3 3 7 .593 .400 .993
Moises Sierra - OF TOR vs NYY
8/26 7:07 PM
Phil Hughes 6-10 .600 1 1 4 0 2 .900 .636 1.536
Seth Smith - OF OAK @ DET
8/26 7:08 PM
Anibal Sanchez 6-13 .462 2 3 3 1 2 1.000 .500 1.500
John Buck - C NYM vs PHI
8/26 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 14-48 .292 3 6 8 6 15 .542 .370 .912
Lucas Duda - OF NYM vs PHI
8/26 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 5-16 .313 1 2 2 1 6 .563 .353 .915
Starlin Castro - SS CHC @ LAD
8/26 10:10 PM
Zack Greinke 4-12 .333 0 2 2 3 1 .500 .467 .967
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD vs CHC
8/26 10:10 PM
Jake Arrieta 5-11 .455 1 2 2 0 0 .818 .455 1.273
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ SEA
8/26 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 10-24 .417 4 6 8 3 1 1.000 .464 1.464
Adam Rosales - 2B TEX @ SEA
8/26 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 3-13 .231 1 2 1 5 1 .538 .444 .983
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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Mike Leake CIN @ STL
8/26 7:05 PM
Cardinals Batters 20-73 .274 3 7 7 2 12 .460 .289 .749
Barry Zito SF @ COL
8/26 8:40 PM
Rockies Batters 27-122 .221 1 4 4 18 29 .278 .320 .598

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Yunel Escobar - SS TB @ KC
8/26 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 3-19 .158 1 1 3 0 1 .316 .200 .516
Jose Molina - C TB @ KC
8/26 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-13 .154 0 0 0 1 3 .154 .214 .368
Carlos Beltran - OF STL vs CIN
8/26 7:05 PM
Mike Leake 1-15 .067 1 1 1 0 4 .267 .067 .333
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ TOR
8/26 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 3-16 .188 0 2 1 3 4 .313 .350 .663
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY @ TOR
8/26 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 1-14 .071 0 0 1 2 2 .071 .188 .259
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY @ TOR
8/26 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 2 .200 .200 .400
J.P. Arencibia - C TOR vs NYY
8/26 7:07 PM
Phil Hughes 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .083 .083
Brett Lawrie - 3B TOR vs NYY
8/26 7:07 PM
Phil Hughes 2-10 .200 1 1 2 0 2 .500 .200 .700
Chris Young - OF OAK @ DET
8/26 7:08 PM
Anibal Sanchez 1-10 .100 0 1 1 0 4 .200 .100 .300
Ike Davis - 1B NYM vs PHI
8/26 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 4 .091 .091 .182
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM vs PHI
8/26 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 6-19 .316 0 3 3 1 7 .474 .350 .824
Justin Turner - 2B NYM vs PHI
8/26 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .167 .167
Michael Cuddyer - OF COL vs SF
8/26 8:40 PM
Barry Zito 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 4 .091 .091 .182
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs SF
8/26 8:40 PM
Barry Zito 5-27 .185 0 1 1 10 8 .222 .405 .628
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL vs SF
8/26 8:40 PM
Barry Zito 6-41 .146 1 1 2 1 8 .220 .163 .382
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Joe Saunders SEA vs Tex
8/26 10:10 PM
Rangers Batters 40-123 .325 7 18 19 13 12 .594 .389 .983
 

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