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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Nationals (Dan Haren – R), 1:05
Braves (Freddy Garcia – R) at Nationals (Tanner Roark – R), 7:05
Padres (Eric Stults – L) at Pirates (Jeff Locke – L), 7:05
Marlins (Brian Flynn – L) at Phillies (Roy Halladay – R), 7:05
Yankees (Andy Pettitte – L) at Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey – K), 7:07
Mariners (Brandon Maurer – R) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R), 7:08
Orioles (Scott Feldman – R) at Red Sox (Ryan Dempster – R), 7:10
Rangers (Nick Tepesch – R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R), 7:10
Giants (Yusmeiro Petit – R) at Mets (Zack Wheeler – R), 7:10
Twins (Mike Pelfrey – R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 8:10
Indians (Corey Kluber – R) at Royals (Yordano Ventura - R), 8:10
Cubs (Jeff Samardzija – R) at Brewers (Marco Estrada – R), 8:10
Reds (Mike Leake – R) at Astros (Jordan Lyles – R), 8:10
Cardinals (Joe Kelly – L) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio – R), 8:40
Dodgers (Zack Greinke – R) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin – L), 9:40
Angels (Garrett Richards – R) at Athletics (Sonny Gray – R), 10:05

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA (back) – Will throw a bullpen Thursday; could start this weekend
Jed Lowrie, SS, OAK (hamstring) – Out Monday as a precaution
Justin Masterson, SP, CLE (oblique) – Could throw a bullpen as soon as Friday
Jason Castro, C, HOU (knee) – Out of the lineup Monday
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY (calf) – Left Sunday with tightness
Avisail Garcia, OF, CHW (personal) – Out of the lineup Monday
Darren O'Day, RP, BAL (finger) – Hoping to be back Friday
Danny Duffy, SP, KC (arm) – Had MRI; no structural damage
Danny Worth, 2B, DET (shoulder) – Shut down for the year

NL
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (finger) – Likely to have surgery
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (back) – Out Monday for the fourth straight
Starling Marte, OF, PIT (hand) – Still not back in Monday, but pinch-running consistently
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (back) – Out of Monday's lineup
Andre Ethier, OF, LAD (ankle) – Sitting for the second straight game Monday
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL (knee) – Still not back; could be shut down
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL (undisclosed) – Left Monday's game
Paul Maholm, SP, ATL (elbow) – Will return to the rotation Friday
Scott Van Slyke, OF, LAD (ribs) – Day-to-day with some tightness, but might not play anyway

Disabled List

AL
Everyone in the news is day-to-day. September!

NL
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM (elbow) – Saw Dr. Andrews for a second opinion; results Tuesday

Transactions

Activated from DL
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN
Henry Urrutia, OF, BAL
Sean Marshall, RP, CIN
Robert Coello, RP, LAA

Called Up
Matt Shoemaker, RP, LAA
Thomas Field, SS, LAA
Efren Navarro, 1B, LAA
Tommy Hanson, SP, LAA

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL (DFA)
Kyle Lotzkar, RP, CIN (DFA)
Josh Ravin, RP, CIN (DFA)

Closer Watch

Angels – Ernesto Frieri got a two-inning save Sunday, striking out four for his 34th successful closeout. Yeah, it's kind of a slow day in closing news.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Brian McCann - C ATL @ WAS
9/17 1:05 PM
Dan Haren 4-11 .364 1 1 3 1 0 .636 .417 1.053
B.J. Upton - OF ATL @ WAS
9/17 1:05 PM
Dan Haren 10-31 .323 5 6 5 0 11 .839 .323 1.161
Greg Dobbs - 3B MIA @ PHI
9/17 7:05 PM
Roy Halladay 8-18 .444 1 3 2 0 3 .722 .474 1.196
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA @ PHI
9/17 7:05 PM
Roy Halladay 7-22 .318 2 3 4 2 7 .636 .375 1.011
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ TOR
9/17 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 7-16 .438 0 2 1 0 4 .563 .438 1.000
Vernon Wells - OF NYY @ TOR
9/17 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 7-13 .538 0 2 2 0 1 .692 .500 1.192
Rajai Davis - OF TOR vs NYY
9/17 7:07 PM
Andy Pettitte 7-12 .583 1 1 3 0 2 .833 .583 1.417
Nate McLouth - OF BAL @ BOS
9/17 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 6-20 .300 1 3 3 3 4 .550 .440 .990
Mike Napoli - C BOS vs BAL
9/17 7:10 PM
Scott Feldman 11-23 .478 2 2 6 1 4 .739 .500 1.239
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Dan Haren WAS vs ATL
9/17 1:05 PM
Braves Batters 22-91 .242 6 8 13 4 28 .468 .274 .741
Andy Pettitte NYY @ TOR
9/17 7:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 19-83 .229 1 2 3 8 19 .267 .297 .564
Ryan Dempster BOS vs BAL
9/17 7:10 PM
Orioles Batters 17-82 .207 1 6 7 7 21 .316 .288 .603
Zack Greinke LAD @ ARI
9/17 9:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 16-70 .229 1 3 3 5 17 .286 .290 .575

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Gerald Laird - C ATL @ WAS
9/17 1:05 PM
Dan Haren 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .083 .167
Logan Morrison - OF MIA @ PHI
9/17 7:05 PM
Roy Halladay 1-13 .077 0 0 1 2 4 .077 .200 .277
Juan Pierre - OF MIA @ PHI
9/17 7:05 PM
Roy Halladay 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ TOR
9/17 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 3-16 .188 0 2 1 3 4 .313 .350 .663
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY @ TOR
9/17 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 1-14 .071 0 0 1 2 2 .071 .188 .259
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY @ TOR
9/17 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 2 .200 .200 .400
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs NYY
9/17 7:07 PM
Andy Pettitte 3-21 .143 0 1 0 3 8 .190 .250 .440
Jose Reyes - SS TOR vs NYY
9/17 7:07 PM
Andy Pettitte 5-22 .227 0 0 0 0 4 .227 .227 .455
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ BOS
9/17 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-27 .074 0 1 2 1 7 .111 .103 .215
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Roy Halladay PHI vs Mia
9/17 7:05 PM
Marlins Batters 36-120 .300 3 8 13 5 25 .413 .330 .743
Scott Feldman BAL @ Bos
9/17 7:10 PM
Red Sox Batters 25-61 .410 5 8 17 2 10 .715 .438 1.153
 

Recommended Pickup
Esmil Rogers, SP, TOR – Rogers has had an interesting season. He pitched decently out of the bullpen, then entered the rotation full-time in early June. His move to the rotation opened in spectacular fashion, as he went 5-1 with a 2.27 ERA in his six June appearances (five starts), but he was fool's gold – with just 20 strikeouts in 31.2 innings and a lucky .231 BABIP, he had a course correction coming. Indeed, things came crashing down in July and August, as he posted a soul-crushing 7.33 ERA over those two months. But there were positive signs – he was missing some more bats, and this time the BABIP luck was swinging the other way. Since the calendar turned to September, Rogers has responded by delivering three straight quality outings, allowing just three runs in 20 innings (1.35 ERA) while striking out 16 against just four walks. We could be seeing the hard-throwing righty blooming late before our very eyes. It's understandable that blooming can take a while when you're a pitcher who came up in the Rockies organization. In any case, Rogers makes for an intriguing streaming option down the stretch.

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