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Sunday Lineup Card: Colabello Who?

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Projected Starters - A look at Sunday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 1:05
Mets (Daisuke Matsuzaka - R) at Indians (Danny Salazr - R), 1:05
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R) at Marlins (Jacob Turner - R), 1:10
Braves (Paul Maholm - L) at Phillies (Cole Hamels - L), 1:35
White Sox (Andre Rienzo - R) at Orioles (Bud Norris - R), 1:35
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) at Royals (Bruce Chen - L), 2:10
Blue Jays (Esmil Rogers - R) at Twins (Andrew Albers - L), 2:10
Pirates (Charlie Morton - R) at Cardinals (Michael Wacha - R), 2:15
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R) at Cubs (Scott Baker - R), 2:20
Rangers (Nick Tepesch - R) at Angels (Jason Vargas - L), 3:35
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L), 4:05
Astros (Paul Clemens - R) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R), 4:05
Rockies (Chad Bettis - R) at Padres (Ian Kennedy - R), 4:10
Rats (Matt Moore - L) at Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez - R), 4:10
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: NYM/CLE, ATL/PHI, DET/KC, TOR/MIN, WAS/MIA, PIT/STL, COL/SD, ARZ/SF, TEX/LAA, TB/SEA,

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Peter Bourjous, OF, LAA - (Wrist) Will likely have surgery that will end his season.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Knee) Wasn’t in the lineup Saturday.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Finger) Was one out lineup Saturday.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY - (Ankle) CT scan on ankle taken Saturday came back negative.
Buster Posey, C, SF - (Finger) Wasn’t in the lineup Satuday.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET - (Shin) Was out of the lineup Saturday for the second straight day.
Jordan Schafer, OF, ATL - (Quadriceps) Was out of the lineup Saturday.
Khris Davis, OF, MIL - (Wrist) MRI returned negative.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN - (Quadriceps) Wasn’t in Saturday’s lineup to take a day of rest.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS - (Foot) MRI revealed inflammation, and was in a walking book Saturday.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD - (Hand) Has made slow progress, and is uncertain if he can return this season.
Shawn Kelley, P, NYY - (Triceps) Could return Sunday.
Robbie Grossman, OF, HOU - (Oblique) Faces an uncertain timetable in his recorvery.
Boone Logan, P, NYY - (Elbow) Left Friday’s game with discomfort.
David Robertson, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Will be shut down for five to six days because of tendinitis.
Jarrod Saltamacchia, C, BOS - (Back) Was out of the lineup again Saturday.
Danny Worth, 2B, DET - (Shoudler) Dislocated shoulder Friday.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI - (Illness) Cold could make him miss next start Tuesday.

Players on the DL

Melky Cabrera, OF, TOR - (Knee) Benign tumor on lower back was removed last Friday.
Jenry Mejia, P, NYM - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-day DL.
Mett Harrison, P, TEX - (Back) Will undergo surgery Monday.
Matt Reynolds, P, ARZ - (Elbow) May return this season.
Christian Garcia, P, WAS - (Forearm) Began rehab assignment Friday.
Chris Nelson, 3B, LAA - (Hamstring) Worked out in a pool Thursday, and ran lightly on a treadmill Friday.
Ross Detwiler, P, WAS - (Back) Will throw off mound this weekend.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Shoulder) Joined Red Sox Saturday and will throw bullpen session Sunday.

Activated from the DL

Corey Kluber, P, CLE
Frank Francisco, P, NYM
Starling Marte, OF, PIT

Called Up

Sean Henn, P, NYM
Jackie Bradley, Jr., OF, BOS
Jim Miller, P, NYY
Vidal Nuno, Om NYY
Brandon Cumpton, P, PIT

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)

Tim Fedroff, OF, CLE
Juan Diaz, 3B, CLE
Edgar Gonzalez, P, HOU

Closer Watch

Rockies - With a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, Rex Brothers was only able to record one out before Jesus Guzman singled in Kyle Blanks to Friday’s game. Brothers’ has had a rough start in September having given up six runs, three of which were earned, over three innings, which has raised his ERA from 1.43 to 1.81. This blow up shouldn’t effect Brothers’ position as the Rockies closer, but if he continues to give up runs like he has so far this month it wouldn’t be a surprise if he doesn’t finish the season as the team’s closer.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ NYY
9/8 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 6-14 .429 1 2 2 1 0 .714 .467 1.181
Jason Kubel - OF CLE vs NYM
9/8 1:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka 7-13 .538 0 1 2 3 1 .615 .625 1.240
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs BOS
9/8 1:05 PM
Jon Lester 9-32 .281 2 3 4 3 13 .500 .361 .861
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY vs BOS
9/8 1:05 PM
Jon Lester 9-25 .360 2 4 8 3 6 .680 .429 1.109
Mark Reynolds - 1B NYY vs BOS
9/8 1:05 PM
Jon Lester 4-13 .308 1 2 2 2 2 .615 .438 1.053
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs BOS
9/8 1:05 PM
Jon Lester 9-42 .214 3 6 7 4 10 .524 .283 .806
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA vs WAS
9/8 1:10 PM
Stephen Strasburg 5-13 .385 1 4 3 1 5 .846 .429 1.275
Brian McCann - C ATL @ PHI
9/8 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels 16-57 .281 3 9 15 7 9 .544 .359 .903
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs ATL
9/8 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 6-18 .333 1 4 1 0 3 .667 .333 1.000
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ KC
9/8 2:10 PM
Bruce Chen 13-32 .406 4 7 8 8 6 .875 .525 1.400
Prince Fielder - 1B DET @ KC
9/8 2:10 PM
Bruce Chen 5-13 .385 1 2 3 2 3 .692 .467 1.159
Mike Moustakas - 3B KC vs DET
9/8 2:10 PM
Doug Fister 4-10 .400 1 2 2 0 2 .800 .400 1.200
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs PIT
9/8 2:15 PM
Charlie Morton 6-18 .333 1 2 5 0 2 .556 .333 .889
Yadier Molina - C STL vs PIT
9/8 2:15 PM
Charlie Morton 8-18 .444 0 4 5 0 1 .667 .444 1.111
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs MIL
9/8 2:20 PM
Yovani Gallardo 11-28 .393 0 3 1 2 5 .500 .419 .919
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ LAA
9/8 3:35 PM
Jason Vargas 11-32 .344 1 6 3 3 1 .594 .400 .994
Willie Bloomquist - SS ARI @ SF
9/8 4:05 PM
Madison Bumgarner 5-11 .455 1 2 2 0 0 .818 .455 1.273
Aaron Hill - 2B ARI @ SF
9/8 4:05 PM
Madison Bumgarner 4-10 .400 2 4 4 0 1 1.200 .400 1.600
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs LAD
9/8 8:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw 7-16 .438 0 0 1 1 5 .438 .471 .908
Joey Votto - 1B CIN vs LAD
9/8 8:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw 4-17 .235 2 2 4 3 10 .588 .350 .938
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD @ CIN
9/8 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 8-15 .533 5 7 7 0 5 1.667 .533 2.200
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Cole Hamels PHI vs ATL
9/8 1:35 PM
Braves Batters 40-180 .222 6 15 21 19 45 .371 .299 .670
Doug Fister DET @ KC
9/8 2:10 PM
Royals Batters 28-127 .220 2 8 11 6 21 .317 .250 .567
Yovani Gallardo MIL @ CHC
9/8 2:20 PM
Cubs Batters 19-83 .229 0 5 2 6 24 .290 .276 .566
Jason Vargas LAA vs TEX
9/8 3:35 PM
Rangers Batters 32-162 .198 2 10 9 14 17 .284 .260 .544

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C BOS @ NYY
9/8 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-11 .182 1 1 3 1 2 .455 .250 .705
Vernon Wells - OF NYY vs BOS
9/8 1:05 PM
Jon Lester 6-36 .167 1 3 3 7 5 .306 .311 .617
Paul Janish - SS ATL @ PHI
9/8 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels 3-15 .200 0 1 0 3 2 .267 .333 .600
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ PHI
9/8 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels 8-55 .145 2 4 5 5 18 .291 .226 .517
Omar Infante - 2B DET @ KC
9/8 2:10 PM
Bruce Chen 3-16 .188 0 2 1 0 6 .375 .188 .563
Salvador Perez - C KC vs DET
9/8 2:10 PM
Doug Fister 2-12 .167 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .167 .417
Daniel Descalso - 2B STL vs PIT
9/8 2:15 PM
Charlie Morton 0-10 .000 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .286 .286
Darwin Barney - 2B CHC vs MIL
9/8 2:20 PM
Yovani Gallardo 2-20 .100 0 0 1 1 6 .100 .143 .243
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ LAA
9/8 3:35 PM
Jason Vargas 1-18 .056 0 1 1 3 1 .111 .190 .302
David Murphy - OF TEX @ LAA
9/8 3:35 PM
Jason Vargas 1-16 .063 0 0 0 2 4 .063 .167 .229
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ SF
9/8 4:05 PM
Madison Bumgarner 3-15 .200 0 1 2 0 2 .267 .200 .467
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI @ SF
9/8 4:05 PM
Madison Bumgarner 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Martin Prado - 3B ARI @ SF
9/8 4:05 PM
Madison Bumgarner 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 2 .200 .333 .533
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ SD
9/8 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 4-23 .174 1 3 1 1 9 .391 .208 .600
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL @ SD
9/8 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 3-17 .176 1 2 3 2 2 .412 .250 .662
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN vs LAD
9/8 8:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-14 .143 1 1 4 2 6 .357 .250 .607
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ CIN
9/8 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 0-12 .000 0 0 0 3 4 .000 .200 .200
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD @ CIN
9/8 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .167
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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OBP
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Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM @ Cle
9/8 1:05 PM
Indians Batters 21-61 .344 0 5 9 14 12 .420 .467 .886
Stephen Strasburg WAS @ Mia
9/8 1:10 PM
Marlins Batters 23-72 .319 3 8 10 7 16 .523 .380 .903
Bruce Chen KC vs Det
9/8 2:10 PM
Tigers Batters 44-145 .303 8 20 21 18 31 .571 .377 .948
Charlie Morton PIT @ StL
9/8 2:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 24-79 .304 2 7 17 11 15 .413 .391 .804
Madison Bumgarner SF vs Ari
9/8 4:05 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 21-72 .292 5 10 11 5 13 .598 .338 .936
 
Recommended Pickup

Chris Colabello, 1B/OF, MIN - In a five game hitting streak from September 1-6 Colabello went 8-for-15, had three home runs, four runs, and eight RBIs, making him one of the hottest hitters in the bigs. Colabello is a 29-year-old rookie that looks like he has finally hit his groove, and should be given a serious look in deeper formats, and if he continues his hot streak for the rest of the month he will start becoming less available in all formats.

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