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Tuesday Lineup Card: Sad Harvey Day

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Andrew Fiorentino

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Brewers (Kyle Lohse – R) at Pirates (Jeff Locke – L), 7:05
Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi – R) at Nationals (Ross Ohlendorf – R), 7:05
Yankees (Andy Pettitte – L) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ – L), 7:07
Athletics (Tom Milone – L) at Tigers (Justin Verlander – R), 7:08
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen – L) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront – L), 7:10
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R) at Mets (Jon Niese – L), 7:10
Angels (C.J. Wilson – L) at Rays (Roberto Hernandez – R), 7:10
Indians (Danny Salazar – R) at Braves (Alex Wood – L), 7:10
Royals (James Shields – R) at Twins (Kevin Correia – R), 8:10
Astros (Paul Clemens – R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 8:10
Reds (Mat Latos – R) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly – R), 8:15
Giants (Yusmeiro Petit – R) at Rockies (Chad Bettis – R), 8:40
Padres (Ian Kennedy – R) at Diamondbacks (TBA), 9:40
Cubs (Travis Wood – L) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L), 10:10
Rangers (Derek Holland – L) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Leonys Martin, OF, TEX (ankle) – Out Monday; should be back soon
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (neck) – Out for the third straight game Monday

NL
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM (elbow) – Partial UCL tear; Tommy John possible; Mets fandom
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (oblique) – Able to pinch-hit Monday; Tuesday return possible
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (groin) – Pinch-hit Monday
Domonic Brown, OF, PHI (Achilles) – Pinch-hit Sunday and Monday
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL (knee) – Left Monday with bruise from steal attempt; sounds minor
Nate Schierholtz, OF, CHC (face) – Back in there Monday after taking one to the face

Disabled List

AL

Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (shoulder) – Less than sharp in first rehab game Sunday
Lance Berkman, 1B, TEX (hip) – Will be activated Sunday when rosters expand
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (wrist) – Hit the DL, but surgery not looking likely
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (foot) – May be activated this week to pitch in relief
Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX (elbow) – Expected back Sunday
Bartolo Colon, SP, OAK (groin) – Threw 38-pitch bullpen Monday, and could start Thursday
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR (oblique) – Had a setback; not resuming baseball activities yet
Octavio Dotel, RP, DET (elbow) – Continuing rehab assignment in Triple-A

NL
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (finger) – Good BP session Tuesday; could start rehab games soon
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD (ankle) – Has to run the bases twice more before rehab trip
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN (back) – Threw Monday and looked good, but could be a ways off yet
Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM (neck) – Improving; still undecided on surgery
Jaime Garcia, SP, STL (shoulder) – Started throwing program Monday as he prepares for 2014
Rafael Betancourt, RP, COL (elbow) – Torn UCL; may need TJ surgery, could end career
Casper Wells, OF, PHI (eye) – Placed on DL with vision problems
Jake Westbrook, SP, STL (back) – Expects to start throwing bullpens this week
Cory Luebke, SP, SD (elbow) – Throwing bullpens this week, but out for the year
Tony Cruz, C, STL (forearm) – Still about two weeks from returning

Transactions

Activated from DL
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
Miguel Montero, C, ARI
Eric Chavez, 3B, ARI

Placed on DL
Josh Reddick, SP, OAK (wrist)
Casper Wells, OF, PHI (eye)

Called Up
Reymond Fuentes, OF, SD
Anthony Bass, RP, SD
Pete Orr, 3B, PHI
Daric Barton, 1B, OAK
Evan Scribner, RP, OAK

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Matt Davidson, 3B, ARI
Gil Velazquez, 3B, MIA
Tuffy Gosewisch, C, ARI
Chien-Ming Wang, SP, TOR (DFA)
Preston Claiborne, RP, NYY
Pat Neshek, RP, OAK (DFA)
Aaron Harang, SP, SEA (DFA)
Jaff Decker, OF, SD
Brad Brach, RP, SD

Released
Casey Kotchman, 1B, MIA

Closer Watch

Blue Jays – Casey Janssen converted his third straight chance Monday, and he's now got five consecutive scoreless appearances under his belt, helping him hold onto this closing job. Perhaps most importantly, there's no one in this bullpen who really sticks out as a closer in waiting.

Rockies – In case you didn’t realize, Rex Brothers is here to stay as the closer in Colorado. The news of Betancourt's injury being possibly career-ending pretty much makes it official that Brothers is the closer for the Rockies both short-term and long-term.

Cubs – Kevin Gregg blew his fifth save Sunday, blowing a two-run lead in the 13th inning. Meanwhile, Pedro Strop's looked really solid in a Cubs uniform, and rookie Blake Parker's looked good as well. Gregg's given up runs in three of his last seven outings, and he's kind of been pitching over his head all year. If he blows another one soon, it's not unfathomable that manager Dale Sveum could look to make a change.

Astros – Houston pieced together the ninth with three relievers Monday – Josh Zeid got the first two outs, Kevin Chapman walked the only man he faced, and then Jordan Lyles got one out for his first career save. As far as I'm concerned, you can apply the 10-foot-pole rule liberally here.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Pedro Alvarez - 3B PIT vs MIL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 5-18 .278 1 3 4 1 6 .556 .316 .871
Jose Tabata - OF PIT vs MIL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 10-21 .476 1 3 4 1 2 .762 .500 1.262
Neil Walker - 2B PIT vs MIL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-20 .400 0 4 5 4 7 .650 .500 1.150
Rajai Davis - OF TOR vs NYY
8/27 7:07 PM
Andy Pettitte 7-12 .583 1 1 3 0 2 .833 .583 1.417
Coco Crisp - OF OAK @ DET
8/27 7:08 PM
Justin Verlander 8-22 .364 0 2 3 0 3 .455 .364 .818
Chris Davis - 1B BAL @ BOS
8/27 7:10 PM
Felix Doubront 5-10 .500 1 2 2 0 0 .900 .545 1.445
Josh Hamilton - OF LAA @ TB
8/27 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez 7-22 .318 1 6 5 2 0 .727 .375 1.102
John Mayberry - OF PHI @ NYM
8/27 7:10 PM
Jon Niese 9-28 .321 3 5 7 0 3 .714 .310 1.025
Carlos Ruiz - C PHI @ NYM
8/27 7:10 PM
Jon Niese 6-17 .353 1 1 3 2 4 .529 .421 .950
Sean Rodriguez - SS TB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson 5-15 .333 1 1 2 3 2 .533 .474 1.007
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson 6-23 .261 2 4 6 2 6 .609 .308 .916
Jamey Carroll - SS KC @ MIN
8/27 8:10 PM
Kevin Correia 9-17 .529 0 0 3 1 1 .529 .526 1.056
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs KC
8/27 8:10 PM
James Shields 10-29 .345 2 6 6 2 5 .690 .375 1.065
Josh Willingham - OF MIN vs KC
8/27 8:10 PM
James Shields 6-19 .316 0 4 3 2 5 .526 .409 .935
Carlos Beltran - OF STL vs CIN
8/27 8:15 PM
Mat Latos 4-11 .364 3 3 4 3 1 1.182 .500 1.682
Jon Jay - OF STL vs CIN
8/27 8:15 PM
Mat Latos 8-17 .471 0 2 0 1 3 .588 .500 1.088
Yadier Molina - C STL vs CIN
8/27 8:15 PM
Mat Latos 7-17 .412 1 3 4 0 3 .706 .412 1.118
Kyle Seager - 3B SEA vs TEX
8/27 10:10 PM
Derek Holland 4-11 .364 1 1 2 2 1 .636 .462 1.098
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Kyle Kendrick PHI @ NYM
8/27 7:10 PM
Mets Batters 11-68 .162 0 6 4 4 8 .254 .241 .495
C.J. Wilson LAA @ TB
8/27 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 24-128 .188 5 8 17 17 36 .333 .290 .623
Derek Holland TEX @ SEA
8/27 10:10 PM
Mariners Batters 21-97 .216 2 9 7 5 27 .357 .255 .612

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Greg Dobbs - 3B MIA @ WAS
8/27 7:05 PM
Ross Ohlendorf 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 3 .100 .091 .191
Clint Barmes - SS PIT vs MIL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 2 .273 .250 .523
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs NYY
8/27 7:07 PM
Andy Pettitte 3-21 .143 0 1 0 3 8 .190 .250 .440
Jose Reyes - SS TOR vs NYY
8/27 7:07 PM
Andy Pettitte 5-22 .227 0 0 0 0 4 .227 .227 .455
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ BOS
8/27 7:10 PM
Felix Doubront 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 6 .167 .167 .333
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ BOS
8/27 7:10 PM
Felix Doubront 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .091 .091
Lucas Duda - OF NYM vs PHI
8/27 7:10 PM
Kyle Kendrick 1-10 .100 0 1 2 0 0 .200 .250 .450
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM vs PHI
8/27 7:10 PM
Kyle Kendrick 3-15 .200 0 1 0 2 2 .267 .294 .561
Justin Turner - 2B NYM vs PHI
8/27 7:10 PM
Kyle Kendrick 1-10 .100 0 1 1 0 0 .200 .100 .300
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ NYM
8/27 7:10 PM
Jon Niese 2-15 .133 0 0 1 2 1 .133 .316 .449
David DeJesus - OF TB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-17 .118 0 0 1 1 3 .118 .211 .328
Desmond Jennings - OF TB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-15 .133 0 1 1 2 5 .200 .235 .435
Evan Longoria - 3B TB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson 3-18 .167 1 1 2 4 7 .333 .318 .652
Jose Molina - C TB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson 0-13 .000 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .000 .000
Martin Prado - 3B ARI vs SD
8/27 9:40 PM
Ian Kennedy 2-10 .200 0 1 1 1 2 .300 .273 .573
Starlin Castro - SS CHC @ LAD
8/27 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 0-13 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Dustin Ackley - 2B SEA vs TEX
8/27 10:10 PM
Derek Holland 3-17 .176 1 2 3 0 6 .412 .176 .588
Kendrys Morales - 1B SEA vs TEX
8/27 10:10 PM
Derek Holland 2-10 .200 0 2 0 1 3 .400 .273 .673
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA vs TEX
8/27 10:10 PM
Derek Holland 2-13 .154 0 1 0 0 5 .231 .154 .385
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Kyle Lohse MIL @ Pit
8/27 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters 44-138 .319 5 19 27 9 24 .546 .357 .902
Roberto Hernandez TB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
Angels Batters 22-72 .306 5 12 13 5 8 .651 .345 .996
Mat Latos CIN @ StL
8/27 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 30-85 .353 5 12 20 8 15 .631 .406 1.037
 

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