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Tuesday Lineup Card: Buying Mini Miggy

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Orioles (Chris Tillman – R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez – R), 7:05
White Sox (Chris Sale – L) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 7:05
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L) at Phillies (Ethan Martin – R), 7:05
Tigers (Max Scherzer – R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester – L), 7:10
Mets (Carlos Torres – R) at Braves (Kris Medlen – R), 7:10
Cardinals (Michael Wacha – R) at Reds (Homer Bailey – R), 7:10
Marlins (Tom Koehler – R) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson – R), 8:05
Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez – R) at Royals (Bruce Chen – L), 8:10
Pirates (Gerrit Cole – R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R), 8:10
Twins (Pedro Hernandez – L) at Astros (Jarred Cosart – R), 8:10
Dodgers (Ricky Nolasco – R) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin – R), 8:40
Blue Jays (Todd Redmond – L) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L), 9:40
Rays (Matt Moore – L) at Angels (Jason Vargas – L), 10:05
Rangers (Martin Perez – L) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon – R), 10:05
Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L) at Padres (Robbie Erlin – L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET (abdomen) – Took BP Monday; could be back in Tuesday
Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA (back) – Removed Monday due to cramp
Justin Masterson, SP, CLE (oblique) – Strained ribcage; MRI on tap Tuesday
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX (back) – Out again Monday with lingering soreness
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN (wrist) – Took BP Monday; could return Tuesday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (leg) – Bruised his shin with a foul ball Monday
Jason Castro, C, HOU (knee) – Suffered a sprain Monday; will see doctors Tuesday

NL
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (leg) – Out Monday with soreness
Yadier Molina, C, STL (wrist) – Left Monday's game, but could just be precautionary
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (knee) – Will sit out Tuesday
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL (back) – Out Monday after leaving Sunday's game
Domonic Brown, OF, PHI (Achilles) – Mild Achilles tendinitis; no word on timeline
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL (knee) – Making progress; could be back soon
Chase Headley, 3B, SD (back) – Out again Monday; sounds like it could linger a while
Chris Heisey, OF, CIN (hamstring) – Out Monday, but should be fine going forward
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (hand) – Out Monday; could be out all week
Jordan Schafer, OF, ATL (back) – Left Monday with strain
Tom Gorzelanny, RP, MIL (shoulder) – Left Monday with tightness
Henderson Alvarez, SP, MIA (hamstring) – Left Monday with tightness in the hammy
Jordan Walden, RP, ATL (groin) – Out at least five days
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (knee) – Has tendinitis; left Monday

Disabled List

AL
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (shoulder) – Baby coming; next rehab game may be pushed to Thursday
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAA (knee) – Timetable still uncertain; could be done for the year
Jason Hammel, SP, BAL (arm) – Tuesday rehab start could be his last before return
Derek Norris, C, OAK (toe) – Will be activated Tuesday after the minimum 15 days
Alexi Ogando, SP, TEX (shoulder) – Expected to throw live BP this weekend
Ryan Raburn, 2B, CLE (Achilles) – Activation expected Tuesday
Tyler Flowers, C, CHW (shoulder) – Will need surgery; recovery could take all winter
David Phelps, SP, NYY (forearm) – Playing catch, but still likely out for the year
J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU (wrist) – Taking BP; could be back before end of season
Corey Kluber, SP, CLE (finger) – Will pitch Friday in a combo start with Scott Kazmir

NL
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (finger) – Scratched Monday due to finger issues lingering
Starling Marte, OF, COL (finger) – Getting closer to returning, but still can't take full swings
Matt Cain, SP, SF (forearm) – Threw 90-pitch bullpen Monday; should start Saturday
Jason Grilli, RP, PIT (forearm) – Might not get closing job back right away when he returns
Scott Baker, SP, CHC (elbow) – Will pitch out of the pen if he returns this year
Wandy Rodriguez, SP, PIT (Forearm) – Will throw 50 pitches in rehab start Friday

Transactions

Activated from DL
Corky Miller, C, CIN
Mike Zunino, C, SEA
Placed on DL

Called Up
Neftali Soto, 3B, CIN
Kameron Loe, RP, ATL
Luke Putkonen, RP, DET
Preston Claiborne, RP, NYY
Zach Britton, SP, BAL
Burch Smith, RP, SD
Clay Rapada, RP, CLE
Matt Langwell, RP, ARI

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Pedro Villareal, RP, CIN

Signed
Aaron Harang, SP, NYM

Closer Watch

Tigers – Jose Veras collected his first save since Aug. 21 on Monday, pitching around a hit in a scoreless ninth for No. 21 on the year, but just his second as a Tiger. Joaquin Benoit was just getting the day off, though, so don't get your hopes up for Old Man Veras.

Royals – Greg Holland is the man. That is all.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Swisher - OF CLE vs BAL
9/3 7:05 PM
Chris Tillman 5-15 .333 1 2 2 2 4 .600 .412 1.012
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ NYY
9/3 7:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 3-10 .300 1 3 3 7 5 .800 .588 1.388
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ NYY
9/3 7:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 4-11 .364 1 2 4 0 1 .727 .364 1.091
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs DET
9/3 7:10 PM
Max Scherzer 6-10 .600 2 3 5 2 1 1.300 .667 1.967
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs DET
9/3 7:10 PM
Max Scherzer 3-10 .300 2 2 5 0 1 .900 .300 1.200
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ BOS
9/3 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 8-14 .571 0 2 0 4 0 .714 .667 1.381
Torii Hunter - OF DET @ BOS
9/3 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 8-16 .500 0 2 0 0 2 .625 .500 1.125
Brayan Pena - C DET @ BOS
9/3 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 4-11 .364 0 1 3 0 1 .455 .364 .818
David Freese - 3B STL @ CIN
9/3 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey 3-14 .214 2 3 3 1 2 .714 .267 .981
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ CIN
9/3 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey 11-25 .440 2 5 6 2 7 .840 .481 1.321
Jon Jay - OF STL @ CIN
9/3 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey 5-14 .357 0 3 1 1 0 .643 .400 1.043
Yadier Molina - C STL @ CIN
9/3 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey 6-16 .375 2 4 3 1 0 .875 .412 1.287
Gaby Sanchez - 1B PIT @ MIL
9/3 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 6-16 .375 1 2 4 1 4 .625 .412 1.037
Jose Tabata - OF PIT @ MIL
9/3 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 4-10 .400 0 1 0 2 1 .500 .500 1.000
Neil Walker - 2B PIT @ MIL
9/3 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 4-11 .364 0 0 0 1 3 .364 .417 .780
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs LAD
9/3 8:40 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-15 .400 0 0 1 0 1 .400 .400 .800
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL vs LAD
9/3 8:40 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-12 .500 1 2 3 1 0 .833 .538 1.372
A.J. Ellis - C LAD @ COL
9/3 8:40 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 6-12 .500 1 2 3 0 2 .833 .500 1.333
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ COL
9/3 8:40 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 7-16 .438 1 3 3 8 2 .750 .625 1.375
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ LAA
9/3 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 7-19 .368 0 3 3 1 2 .526 .400 .926
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ OAK
9/3 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 18-57 .316 5 11 14 1 7 .684 .322 1.006
Alex Rios - OF TEX @ OAK
9/3 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 9-22 .409 0 2 4 1 2 .545 .435 .980
Chris Denorfia - OF SD vs SF
9/3 10:10 PM
Madison Bumgarner 13-32 .406 0 6 2 1 5 .625 .424 1.049
Jesus Guzman - OF SD vs SF
9/3 10:10 PM
Madison Bumgarner 9-23 .391 1 5 5 1 6 .739 .417 1.156
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs SF
9/3 10:10 PM
Madison Bumgarner 8-26 .308 2 4 10 3 5 .615 .367 .982
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Bruce Chen KC vs SEA
9/3 8:10 PM
Mariners Batters 13-69 .188 2 4 3 4 17 .302 .230 .518

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nate McLouth - OF BAL @ CLE
9/3 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 3-22 .136 1 1 1 0 7 .273 .136 .409
Chris Snyder - C BAL @ CLE
9/3 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-12 .167 0 2 1 2 1 .333 .286 .619
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY vs CWS
9/3 7:05 PM
Chris Sale 2-11 .182 0 1 1 0 4 .273 .182 .455
John Mayberry - OF PHI vs WAS
9/3 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 2-11 .182 1 1 2 1 2 .455 .250 .705
Austin Jackson - OF DET @ BOS
9/3 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .273 .473
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM @ ATL
9/3 7:10 PM
Kris Medlen 2-14 .143 0 1 1 0 2 .214 .143 .357
Placido Polanco - 3B MIA @ CHC
9/3 8:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .091 .091
Pedro Alvarez - 3B PIT @ MIL
9/3 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 0-12 .000 0 0 0 3 7 .000 .200 .200
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ MIL
9/3 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 1-15 .067 0 0 0 1 4 .067 .125 .192
Raul Ibanez - OF SEA @ KC
9/3 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 2-12 .167 0 0 1 1 1 .167 .214 .381
Michael Saunders - OF SEA @ KC
9/3 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 3-12 .250 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .500
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD @ COL
9/3 8:40 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 0-15 .000 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .063 .063
Matt Joyce - OF TB @ LAA
9/3 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 3 .300 .200 .500
Sean Rodriguez - SS TB @ LAA
9/3 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 2-13 .154 0 0 2 1 4 .154 .214 .368
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX @ OAK
9/3 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 3-12 .250 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .500
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ OAK
9/3 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 2-14 .143 0 0 1 1 2 .143 .188 .330
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Homer Bailey CIN vs StL
9/3 7:10 PM
Cardinals Batters 34-100 .340 7 16 15 7 16 .658 .383 1.041
Max Scherzer DET @ Bos
9/3 7:10 PM
Red Sox Batters 22-66 .333 6 9 17 6 18 .682 .389 1.071
Jon Lester BOS vs Det
9/3 7:10 PM
Tigers Batters 35-83 .422 1 8 9 9 12 .556 .473 1.029
Jhoulys Chacin COL vs LAD
9/3 8:40 PM
Dodgers Batters 23-62 .371 3 6 8 10 13 .581 .458 1.040
Ricky Nolasco LAD @ Col
9/3 8:40 PM
Rockies Batters 25-69 .362 2 7 9 4 11 .546 .397 .943
Madison Bumgarner SF @ SD
9/3 10:10 PM
Padres Batters 42-132 .318 5 21 22 10 31 .556 .364 .913
 

Recommended Pickup
Avisail Garcia, OF, CHW – Ever since being brought up and inserted into the South Side lineup, Garcia's been showing the skills that made him a highly touted – and yet, somehow, paradoxically under-the-radar – prospect for the Tigers before they dealt him to Chicago in the three-team Jake Peavy/Jose Iglesias trade. For my money, it's the White Sox who'll win that one in the end. Entering play Monday, "Mini Miggy" was hitting .354 with two homers, two steals, 11 RBI and 12 runs with Medias Blancas de Chicago, and that's no fluke – he compiled a .379 average with seven homers and six steals in 47 minor-league games this year. He may be a free swinger, and he'll need to keep working on his pitch recognition, but the 22-year-old can flat-out hit, and at a robust 6-4, 240, he's got the size and physique to develop into a legitimate home-run hitter. That might not happen this year, but even so, his near-elite contact abilities will help you get through September.

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