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Tuesday Lineup Card: Embracing Danny Duffy All Over Again

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy-sports player since the age of 13.

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

Twins (Samuel Deduno R) at Indians (Josh Tomlin R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Drew Hutchison R) at Phillies (Cole Hamels L), 7:05
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw L) at Nationals (Blake Treinen R), 7:05
Giants (Tim Hudson R) at Pirates (Charlie Morton R), 7:05
Astros (Brett Oberholtzer L) at Tigers (Robbie Ray L), 7:08
Mets (Bartolo Colon R) at Marlins (Henderson Alvarez R), 7:10
Reds (Homer Bailey R) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront L), 7:10
Cardinals (Tyler Lyons L) at Braves (Gavin Floyd R), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Tillman R) at Rays (Chris Archer R), 7:10
White Sox (Hector Noesi R) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson R), 8:05
Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter R) at Brewers (Marco Estrada R), 8:10
Rangers (Robbie Ross L) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio R), 8:40
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda R) at Angels (C.J. Wilson L), 10:05
Mariners (Roenis Elias L) at Athletics (Jesse Chavez R), 10:05
Royals (Jeremy Guthrie R) at Padres (Robbie Erlin L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (head) Passed concussion tests again Monday
Joe Mauer, C, MIN (back) Out of the lineup Monday
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI (illness) Should be good to go Tuesday
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (hamstring) Sat out Monday
Joe Smith, RP, LAA (illness) Got physically ill during Monday's game
Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN (hand) Unsure whether he'll be in Tuesday
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI (groin) Sat out Monday
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (hamstring) Left Monday; will be out a few days
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE (hamstring) Could end up hitting the DL
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (ankle) Out at least a couple days
A.J. Pollock, OF, ARI (groin) Didn't play Monday, but close to returning
Dioner Navarro, C, TOR (quad) Pinch-hit Monday
Edward Mujica, RP, BOS (oblique) Still feeling discomfort
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD (illness) Left Monday with stomach sickness
Jose Lobaton, C, WAS (shin) Out of Monday's lineup

Players on the DL

Chris Sale, SP, CHW (arm) Starting rehab assignment in 10-14 days
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN (head) Pitching an inning Tuesday in Triple-A
Jay Bruce, OF, CIN (knee) Surgery went well Monday; out about a month
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET (finger) Progressing well, but timetable uncertain
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (hamstring) Exercising in a pool; some time away yet
Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP, LAD (shoulder) Just inflammation; cleared to start throwing Tuesday
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (thumb) A week from starting thumb-strengthening exercises
Jason Grilli, RP, PIT (oblique) Played catch Monday; still a ways off
Casey Janssen, RP, TOR (back) Had first rehab game Monday; 3-4 more to go
Matt Cain, SP, SF (finger) Confident he'll start as scheduled Saturday
Kole Calhoun, OF, LAA (ankle) Took live BP Monday; couple weeks til rehab games yet
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (Wrist) Played in first Double-A rehab game Monday
Carlos Quentin, OF, SF (knee) Could return this weekend
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN (wrist) Took light swings Monday; no timetable
Joe Kelly, SP, STL (hamstring) Won't throw off a mound for a while
David Freese, 3B, LAA (finger) Took grounders one-handed Monday
Jaime Garcia, SP, STL (shoulder) Appears to have had only a minor setback
Scott Feldman, SP, HOU (biceps) On track to start Friday
Tyler Chatwood, SP, COL (elbow) Can't throw for 6-8 weeks
Casey Kelly, SP, SD (elbow) Next High-A rehab start Thursday
Sean Burnett, RP, LAA (elbow) Should start rehab games sooon
Brendan Ryan, SS, NYY (back) May return from DL on Tuesday
Matt Albers, RP, HOU (shoulder) Could be back this weekend
Jeff Keppinger, 3B, CHW (shoulder) Looking good in rehab games
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR (back) Played first rehab game Sunday; 0-for-3, BB, R
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (knee) Ready for rehab assignment
Luke Putkonen, RP, DET (elbow) Slated for Wednesday rehab outing
Dane De La Rosa, RP, LAA (shoulder) Scoreless rehab inning Sunday in Triple-A
Ethan Martin, RP, PHI (shoulder) Started rehab assignment Sunday
Joe Saunders, SP, TEX (ankle) Will make Double-A rehab start Tuesday
Mike Pelfrey, SP, MIN (groin) Injury showing improvement; skills, not so much

Transactions Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Placed on DL
Jason Giambi, DH, CLE (calf)
J.J. Putz, RP, ARI (forearm)

Activated From DL
Scott Hairston, OF, WAS
Yan Gomes, C, CLE (paternity list)
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC

Called Up
Jake Dunning, RP, SF
James Jones, OF, SEA
Jeff Locke, SP, PIT
Kyle Blanks, OF, SD
Pedro Baez, RP, LAD
Nick Masset, RP, COL
Cory Rasmus, RP, LAA

Sent Down
Abraham Almonte, OF, SEA
Jimmy Paredes, 3B, KC
Casey Sadler, RP, PIT
Jordan Lennerton, 1B, DET (outrighted)
Roger Bernadina, OF, CIN (outrighted)
Steven Souza, OF, WAS
Xavier Nady, OF, SD (DFA)
Stephen Fife, SP, LAD
Luis Jimenez, 3B, LAA
Ryan Wheeler, 3B, COL

Closer Watch

Angels Ernesto Frieri returned in full force Monday, striking out two in a perfect ninth to finish off the Yankees for his third save. Despite Joe Smith's effectiveness since replacing him as closer, Frieri may have now taken the job back with a string of five consecutive near-perfect appearances the only blemish a hit batsman in Saturday's game. That said, Smith was out sick Monday, so it remains to be seen how this situation will shake out.

Royals The typically unimpeachable Greg Holland picked up a blown save Monday, giving up a solo homer to the Padres' Jedd Gyorko in the ninth inning. Should be nothing to worry about here.

Indians John Axford gave up a 10th-inning homer to notably punchless shortstop Eduardo Escobar on Monday, breaking a scoreless tie and sending the Indians to a 1-0 loss. Axford's now 0-3 after taking losses each of the last two games, surrendering four runs on three hits (two homers) and three walks over 1.1 innings between Sunday and Monday. His WHIP has now pushed its way up to a horrendous 1.54; meanwhile, Cody Allen has a 2.03 ERA and 1.28 WHIP, not to mention his very fine K:BB. Make sure Allen's owned in your leagues.

Blue Jays It was Brett Cecil who got the call in Monday's ninth inning, and he tossed a perfect frame for his second save. Aaron Loup struck out three in a scoreless seventh and Steve Delabar pitched a scoreless eighth; both those guys remain in the mix for save chances as well until Casey Janssen is ready to return.

Hot Batter Matchups May 6, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Mauer C MIN @ CLE
7:05PM
J. Tomlin 13 6 0 0 3 0 0 .462 .462 .462 .923
P. Alvarez 3B PIT vs SF
7:05PM
T. Hudson 10 4 2 1 3 1 3 .400 .455 .800 1.255
N. Walker 2B PIT vs SF
7:05PM
T. Hudson 10 3 2 0 0 1 2 .300 .364 .600 .964
A. Pagan OF SF @ PIT
7:05PM
C. Morton 12 9 3 0 2 0 1 .750 .750 1.167 1.917
M. Cabrera OF TOR @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels 15 6 2 1 2 1 1 .400 .438 .667 1.104
J. Reyes SS TOR @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels 56 22 6 0 4 5 10 .393 .443 .500 .943
J. Werth OF WAS vs LAD
7:05PM
C. Kershaw 21 6 2 2 2 3 5 .286 .375 .571 .946
J. Hardy SS BAL @ TB
7:10PM
C. Archer 10 4 2 0 2 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000
S. Victorino OF BOS vs CIN
7:10PM
H. Bailey 11 4 1 1 3 1 1 .364 .417 .636 1.053
J. Peralta SS STL @ ATL
7:10PM
G. Floyd 36 11 4 2 7 5 10 .306 .390 .528 .918
M. Joyce OF TB vs BAL
7:10PM
C. Tillman 21 6 4 2 4 1 7 .286 .318 .714 1.032
E. Longoria 3B TB vs BAL
7:10PM
C. Tillman 24 10 6 4 5 3 2 .417 .481 1.000 1.481
G. Beckham 2B CWS @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 10 4 3 0 2 2 0 .400 .500 .700 1.200
H. Kendrick 2B LAA vs NYY
10:05PM
H. Kuroda 10 4 2 0 0 1 1 .400 .455 .600 1.055
A. Pujols 1B LAA vs NYY
10:05PM
H. Kuroda 25 8 4 2 3 0 6 .320 .320 .640 .960
I. Stewart 3B LAA vs NYY
10:05PM
H. Kuroda 16 8 1 1 6 2 2 .500 .550 .688 1.238
D. Jeter SS NYY @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 23 9 1 1 2 4 6 .391 .481 .522 1.003
A. Soriano OF NYY @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 11 5 1 1 4 1 3 .455 .462 .727 1.189
Hot Pitcher Matchups May 6, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Clayton Kershaw LAD @ WAS
7:05PM
106 22 7 3 6 9 31 .208 .268 .338 .606
Henderson Alvarez MIA vs NYM
7:10PM
74 17 4 0 6 5 10 .230 .292 .291 .583
Chris Archer TB vs BAL
7:10PM
60 16 5 0 8 1 14 .267 .279 .344 .623
Cold Batter Matchups May 6, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Santana C CLE vs MIN
7:05PM
S. Deduno 13 2 0 0 3 3 0 .154 .333 .154 .487
C. Barmes SS PIT vs SF
7:05PM
T. Hudson 13 1 0 0 0 0 2 .077 .077 .077 .154
A. McCutchen OF PIT vs SF
7:05PM
T. Hudson 12 2 1 0 1 3 2 .167 .375 .250 .625
G. Sanchez 1B PIT vs SF
7:05PM
T. Hudson 22 4 1 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .227 .409
I. Desmond SS WAS vs LAD
7:05PM
C. Kershaw 17 3 1 0 0 1 3 .176 .222 .294 .516
G. Sizemore OF BOS vs CIN
7:10PM
H. Bailey 10 2 0 0 2 2 3 .200 .333 .200 .533
C. Granderson OF NYM @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez 15 3 1 0 1 1 4 .200 .235 .267 .502
D. Murphy 2B NYM @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez 12 2 1 0 2 1 1 .167 .231 .250 .481
M. Ellis 2B STL @ ATL
7:10PM
G. Floyd 14 1 1 0 1 0 2 .071 .071 .143 .214
M. Holliday OF STL @ ATL
7:10PM
G. Floyd 11 2 2 1 2 0 2 .182 .182 .545 .727
Y. Escobar SS TB vs BAL
7:10PM
C. Tillman 11 2 0 0 0 3 2 .182 .400 .182 .582
D. Jennings OF TB vs BAL
7:10PM
C. Tillman 13 2 1 0 2 1 3 .154 .214 .231 .445
J. Loney 1B TB vs BAL
7:10PM
C. Tillman 14 2 1 0 2 2 1 .143 .250 .214 .464
J. Molina C TB vs BAL
7:10PM
C. Tillman 11 1 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .091 .258
B. Zobrist 2B TB vs BAL
7:10PM
C. Tillman 29 5 4 3 4 3 3 .172 .250 .517 .767
P. Konerko 1B CWS @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 12 1 0 0 0 1 2 .083 .154 .083 .237
A. Ramirez SS CWS @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 17 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .056 .000 .056
R. Ibanez OF LAA vs NYY
10:05PM
H. Kuroda 17 3 1 0 0 0 2 .176 .176 .235 .412
I. Suzuki OF NYY @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 46 9 2 0 1 4 12 .196 .260 .239 .499
M. Teixeira 1B NYY @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 18 2 1 1 2 5 2 .111 .304 .278 .582
Cold Pitcher Matchups May 6, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Cole Hamels PHI vs TOR
7:05PM
102 36 9 1 7 10 19 .353 .408 .456 .864
Charlie Morton PIT vs SF
7:05PM
95 33 7 0 7 4 13 .347 .399 .438 .837
Samuel Deduno MIN @ CLE
7:05PM
76 21 5 2 9 15 11 .276 .399 .398 .797


Recommended Pickup
Danny Duffy, SP, KC After a terrifically strong start to the season in a relief role, Duffy got the call to replace the injured/horrible Bruce Chen in the rotation Saturday. While he only lasted four innings and uncharacteristically walked four batters, Duffy's just getting stretched out. His pedigree in the minors (2.88 career ERA, 10.5 K/9) is remarkable, but the start of his career has been slowed by injuries. Now that he's finally healthy, a breakout could be coming. Duffy's second start comes this week in Seattle a terrific place to pitch, and a good place for Duffy to start building his rest-of-season rotation candidacy. Snatch him up.

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