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Sunday Lineup Card: Keeping Up With Garrett Jones

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

White Sox (Andre Rienzo - R) at Indians (Corey Kluber - R), 1:05
Rays (Erik Bedard - L) at Yankees (CC Sabathia - L), 1:05
Dodgers (Stephen Fife) at Marlins (Jose Fernandez - R), 1:10
Athletics (Sonny Gray - R) at Red Sox (John Lackey - R), 1:35
Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L) at Braves (Alex Wood - L), 1:35
Blue Jays (Dustin McGowan - R) at Pirates (Edinson Volquez - R), 1:35
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R) at Twins (Phil Hughes - R), 2:10
Tigers (Justin Verlander - R) at Royals (Jason Vargas - L), 2:10
Mariners (Brandon Maurer - R) at Astros (Collin McHugh - R), 2:10
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Phillies (Roberto Hernandez - R), 3:05
Rangers (Yu Darvish - R) at Angels (Tyler Skaggs - L), 3:35
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L) at Padres (Tyson Ross - R), 4:10
Brewers (Kyle Lohse - R) at Reds (Alfredo Simon - R), 4:10
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R), 4:10
Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R) at Cubs (Jason Hammel - R), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: CWS/CLE, TOR/PIT, WAS/PHI, DET/KC, LAD/MIA, MIL/CIN, SF/ATL, NYM/COL, ARZ/SD, TEX/LAA

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Michael Bourn, OF, CLE - (Hamstring) Left Saturday’s game with tightness.
Edward Mujica, P, BOS - (Oblique) Felt discomfort when warming up Saturday.
Dioner Navarro, C, TOR - (Quadriceps) Was available to pinch-hit Saturday.
Wilin Rosario, C, COL - (Illness) Wasn’t in starting lineup Saturday.
Cole Hamels, P, PHI - (Illness) Scratched from Saturday start because of the flu.
Salvador Perez, C, KC - (Shin) Scratched from Saturday’s lineup.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE - (Paternity) Placed on the paternity list Saturday.
Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN - (Hand) Was out of Saturday’s lineup.

Players on the DL

Kole Calhoun, OF, LAA - (Ankle) Hoping to being rehab assignment in about two weeks.
Sean Burnett, P, LAA - (Elbow) Pitched in an extended spring training game Saturday.
Dan De La Rosa, P, LAA - (Shoulder) Starts a rehab game Saturday.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL - (Oblique) Manager said there is no discomfort at point of the injury.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS - (Wrist) Caught six innings Saturday in extended spring training.
Doug Fister, P, WAS - (Back) May not return to Nationals until Friday.
David Freese, 3B, LAA - (Finger) Placed on DL, but expects to be back when first available.
Stolmy Pimentel, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Placed on DL Saturday because of inflammation.
Nate Jones, P, CWS - (Back) Has undergone surgery on a disc.
Tim Collins, P, KC - (Elbow) Likely to rejoin Royals Monday.
Casey Janssen, P, TOR - (Back) Should return to Blue Jays in a week or two.
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR - (Finger) Placed on the disabled list because of a sprain.
Clayton Kershaw, P, LAD - (Back) In line to start Tuesday.
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD - (Elbow) Resumed playing catch Saturday.
Adam Eaton, OF, CWS - (Hamstring) Placed on the 15-day DL Saturday.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR - (Back) Begins rehab assignment Sunday.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD - (Knee) Is unable to run without pain.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL - (Oblique) Placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS - (Thumb) Yet to be cleared for hand-strengthening exercises.
Ryan Sweeney, OF, CHC - (Hamstring) Played on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.
Kyuji Fujikawa, P, CHC - (Elbow) Moved to the 60-day DL Saturday.
Darin Ruf, OF, PHI - (Oblique) Starts rehab assignment soon.

Placed on the DL

Bruce Chen, P, KC
Mike Pelfrey, P, MIN
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL
Ryan Sweeney, OF, CHC
Adam Eaton, OF, CWS
Stolmy Pimentel, P, PIT
David Freese, 3B, LAA

Activated Fom the DL

Jacob Turner, P, MIA
Hisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA
Jake Arrieta, P, CHC
Skip Schumaker, 2B, CIN

Called Up

Danny Santana, SS, MIN
Logan Schafer, OF, MIL
Alfredo Aceves, P, NYY
Chris Coghlan, OF, CHC
George Kottaras, C, CLE
Nick Hagadone, P, CLE
Frank De Los Santos, P, CWS
Michael McKenry, C, COL
Jared Hughes, P, PIT
Vin Mazzaro, P, PIT
Luis Jimenez, 3B, LAA
C.J. Cron, 1B, LAA

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

Dan Jennings, P, MIA
Mike Belfiore, P, DET
Lucas Luetge, P, SEA
Zac Rosscup, P, CHC
Chris Leroux, P, NYY
Elliot Johnson, 2B, CLE
Roger Bernadina, OF, CIN
Chad Bettis, P, COL
Brandon Cumpton, P, PIT
J.B. Shuck, OF, LAA
Yoslan Herrera, P, LAA

Signed

Adam Russell, P, CIN

Claimed

Moises Sierra, OF, CWS (from TOR)

Closer Watch

Blue Jays - Sergio Santos entered Friday’s interleague game at Pittsburgh with a two-run lead as Toronto’s closer, but quickly lost that role after blowing the lead and the game when he first gave up a game tying homer to Pedro Alvarez, and then a walkoff blast to Starling Marte. Aaron Loup will serve as the team’s closer until Casey Janssen returns from the disabled list. Santos could have another chance to pick up more saves later this season, but that would only be under certain conditions starting with him pitching with more confidence.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – May 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Dunn 1B CWS @ CLE
1:05PM
C. Kluber 14 5 1 0 2 2 5 .357 .438 .429 .866
P. Konerko 1B CWS @ CLE
1:05PM
C. Kluber 11 3 1 1 1 1 2 .273 .333 .545 .879
D. Viciedo OF CWS @ CLE
1:05PM
C. Kluber 13 4 2 1 2 1 2 .308 .357 .615 .973
A. Soriano OF NYY vs TB
1:05PM
E. Bedard 16 7 4 1 3 3 1 .438 .500 .813 1.313
I. Suzuki OF NYY vs TB
1:05PM
E. Bedard 17 7 2 1 1 4 1 .412 .524 .706 1.230
Y. Escobar SS TB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia 39 13 7 2 10 3 3 .333 .381 .615 .996
E. Longoria 3B TB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia 56 23 13 6 13 12 5 .411 .522 .857 1.379
W. Myers OF TB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia 11 3 1 1 5 1 4 .273 .333 .545 .879
S. Rodriguez SS TB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia 45 14 7 3 7 4 9 .311 .392 .622 1.014
J. Upton OF ATL vs SF
1:35PM
M. Bumgarner 20 9 2 1 1 4 2 .450 .542 .650 1.192
D. Barton 1B OAK @ BOS
1:35PM
J. Lackey 27 9 5 1 4 3 0 .333 .400 .593 .993
A. Callaspo 3B OAK @ BOS
1:35PM
J. Lackey 17 6 2 1 5 0 1 .353 .353 .588 .941
J. Jaso C OAK @ BOS
1:35PM
J. Lackey 15 6 1 1 4 1 3 .400 .438 .600 1.038
M. Machado 3B BAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 10 5 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
N. Markakis OF BAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 47 15 5 2 7 2 7 .319 .347 .511 .858
M. Cabrera 3B DET @ KC
2:10PM
J. Vargas 11 3 2 1 1 4 2 .273 .467 .636 1.103
I. Kinsler 2B DET @ KC
2:10PM
J. Vargas 47 14 7 2 4 3 2 .298 .353 .532 .885
B. Butler DH KC vs DET
2:10PM
J. Verlander 71 31 6 2 11 8 9 .437 .500 .577 1.077
S. Perez C KC vs DET
2:10PM
J. Verlander 24 11 7 1 10 0 4 .458 .423 .833 1.256
J. Mayberry OF PHI vs WAS
3:05PM
G. Gonzalez 17 4 2 2 3 1 3 .235 .278 .588 .866
B. Revere OF PHI vs WAS
3:05PM
G. Gonzalez 10 4 0 0 1 1 2 .400 .455 .400 .855
M. Trout OF LAA vs TEX
3:35PM
Y. Darvish 28 9 5 4 6 6 10 .321 .441 .786 1.227
J. Bruce OF CIN vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse 34 10 5 1 6 4 7 .294 .368 .529 .898
E. Cabrera SS SD vs ARI
4:10PM
W. Miley 14 8 2 1 3 0 4 .571 .571 .929 1.500
S. Castro SS CHC vs STL
8:05PM
L. Lynn 27 10 4 0 3 0 4 .370 .370 .556 .926
J. Peralta SS STL @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 15 7 3 2 8 1 1 .467 .500 .933 1.433
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Phil Hughes MIN vs BAL
2:10PM
187 51 17 7 25 3 25 .273 .291 .439 .729
Yu Darvish TEX @ LAA
3:35PM
119 25 7 5 10 17 46 .210 .313 .364 .677
Cold Batter Matchups – May 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
G. Beckham 2B CWS @ CLE
1:05PM
C. Kluber 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .182 .100 .282
A. De Aza OF CWS @ CLE
1:05PM
C. Kluber 11 2 0 0 1 3 3 .182 .357 .182 .539
M. Teixeira 1B NYY vs TB
1:05PM
E. Bedard 12 1 1 0 0 1 1 .083 .154 .167 .321
D. DeJesus OF TB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia 57 16 8 1 6 0 13 .281 .293 .456 .749
B. Guyer OF TB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia 13 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
D. Jennings OF TB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia 40 8 3 0 1 3 11 .200 .256 .275 .531
J. Loney 1B TB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia 18 5 1 1 3 0 4 .278 .278 .444 .722
J. Molina C TB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia 20 1 0 0 1 1 3 .050 .095 .050 .145
C. Johnson 3B ATL vs SF
1:35PM
M. Bumgarner 14 3 1 0 0 0 7 .214 .214 .357 .571
D. Uggla 2B ATL vs SF
1:35PM
M. Bumgarner 18 1 1 0 0 2 8 .056 .150 .111 .261
C. Crisp OF OAK @ BOS
1:35PM
J. Lackey 33 5 2 2 2 4 4 .152 .243 .333 .577
N. Punto 2B OAK @ BOS
1:35PM
J. Lackey 24 4 2 1 5 0 3 .167 .167 .333 .500
M. Cabrera OF TOR @ PIT
1:35PM
E. Volquez 11 2 0 0 1 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364
C. Rasmus OF TOR @ PIT
1:35PM
E. Volquez 12 3 2 0 2 0 4 .250 .250 .417 .667
N. Cruz OF BAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 12 2 2 0 0 0 1 .167 .231 .333 .564
J. Hardy SS BAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 21 4 2 1 3 0 1 .190 .190 .381 .571
A. Jones OF BAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 41 8 4 2 7 0 6 .195 .195 .390 .585
M. Wieters C BAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 32 7 1 1 4 1 8 .219 .265 .313 .577
R. Davis OF DET @ KC
2:10PM
J. Vargas 11 1 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258
A. Jackson OF DET @ KC
2:10PM
J. Vargas 17 3 1 0 1 0 4 .176 .167 .235 .402
A. Escobar SS KC vs DET
2:10PM
J. Verlander 42 8 2 0 2 2 4 .190 .244 .238 .483
M. Moustakas 3B KC vs DET
2:10PM
J. Verlander 36 6 1 1 3 1 7 .167 .189 .250 .439
M. Byrd OF PHI vs WAS
3:05PM
G. Gonzalez 10 2 0 0 0 2 4 .200 .333 .200 .533
J. Rollins SS PHI vs WAS
3:05PM
G. Gonzalez 15 3 1 0 0 3 1 .200 .333 .267 .600
C. Utley 2B PHI vs WAS
3:05PM
G. Gonzalez 11 2 0 0 1 1 1 .182 .250 .182 .432
C. Iannetta C LAA vs TEX
3:35PM
Y. Darvish 14 2 0 0 0 2 8 .143 .250 .143 .393
H. Kendrick 2B LAA vs TEX
3:35PM
Y. Darvish 16 0 0 0 0 2 7 .000 .111 .000 .111
T. Frazier 3B CIN vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .100 .200
R. Ludwick OF CIN vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse 28 4 0 0 2 1 7 .143 .172 .143 .315
N. Hundley C SD vs ARI
4:10PM
W. Miley 15 3 1 0 0 1 5 .200 .250 .267 .517
N. Schierholtz OF CHC vs STL
8:05PM
L. Lynn 11 1 1 1 2 0 3 .091 .091 .364 .455
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Wade Miley ARI @ SD
4:10PM
104 34 11 3 12 7 14 .327 .369 .508 .877
Recommended Pickup

Garrett Jones, 1B, MIA - There isn’t much exceptional about Jones’ season line of .282 average, 5 HR, 14 R, and 15 RBI, but in a six game hitting streak starting April 25 to Friday Jones raised his average 60 points. In those six game Jones has a .500 average to go along with a 1.409 OPS and even tied a Marlins record with three doubles in Friday’s game. Jones has to be one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now, and if your team is already stacked at 1B, then check to see Jones’ OF eligibility because he manned 32 games in RF for the Pirates last year making him eligible in most leagues.

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