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Tuesday Lineup Card: Month Of Weeks

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy player since the age of 13.

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

Tigers (Justin Verlander – R) at Indians (Trevor Bauer – R), 7:05
Reds (Johnny Cueto – R) at Nationals (Doug Fister – R), 7:05
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez – R) at Pirates (Francisco Liriano – L), 7:05
Dodgers (Josh Beckett – R) at Mets (Rafael Montero – R), 7:10
Blue Jays (J.A. Happ – L) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront – L), 7:10
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Braves (Julio Teheran – R), 7:10
Phillies (A.J. Burnett – R) at Marlins (Anthony DeSclafani – R), 7:10
Athletics (Drew Pomeranz – L) at Rays (Jake Odorizzi – R), 7:10
Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R) at Rangers (Colby Lewis – R), 8:05
Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka – R) at Cubs (Jason Hammel – R), 8:05
White Sox (Andre Rienzo – R) at Royals (Yordano Ventura – R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R), 8:15
Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L) at Rockies (Franklin Morales – L) 8:40
Astros (Scott Feldman – R) at Angels (Tyler Skaggs – L), 10:05
Twins (Kevin Correia – R) at Padres (Ian Kennedy – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (quad) – Out again Monday
Ben Revere, OF, PHI (illness) – Expected to be available Tuesday
Salvador Perez, C, KC (hand) – Will be rested a couple days
Martin Prado, 3B, ARI (eye) – Expected to be fine going forward
Jonathan Villar, SS, HOU (hand) – Out of Monday's lineup
Matt Lindstrom, RP, CHW (ankle/foot) – Suffered injury Monday
Colin Cowgill, OF, LAA (hip) – Out Monday with tightness
Tyler Pastornicky, SS, ATL (calf) – Expected back in there Tuesday

Players on the DL
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW (ankle) – MRI showed just inflammation
Chris Sale, SP, CHW (arm) – Tuesday bullpen will determine next rehab step
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE (oblique) – Hopes to head out on rehab trip this weekend
Alex Cobb, SP, TB (oblique) – Threw Monday bullpen; will start Thursday
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (elbow) – No structural damage, but no timetable
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY (knee) – Out 'til July at minimum
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (thumb) – Doing outfield drills for conditioning only
Casey Kelly, SP, SD (elbow) – Six scoreless in Monday rehab start
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS (quad) – Taking grounders; could return pretty soon
Jason Motte, RP, STL (elbow) – Will be activated Tuesday
Jordan Walden, RP, ATL (hamstring) – Hopes to throw bullpen session Tuesday
Ian Stewart, 3B, LAA (hand) – Could be optioned after activation
Matt Albers, RP, HOU (shoulder) – At least a week away from throwing
Jason Giambi, DH, CLE (calf) – Will return from DL on Tuesday
Joel Hanrahan, RP, DET (elbow) – Still building arm strength
Sean Burnett, RP, LAA (elbow) – Could be activated this week
Ross Ohlendorf, SP, WAS (back) – Five scoreless in Monday rehab start
Martin Perez, SP, TEX (elbow) – Successful Tommy John surgery Monday
Dane De La Rosa, RP, LAA (shoulder) – Resuming rehab in Triple-A Tuesday

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

Called Up
Chris Herrmann, OF, MIN

Sent Down
Michael Tonkin, RP, MIN
Marcus Stroman, SP, TOR
Brandon Cumpton, SP, PIT
Jose Ramirez, RP, NYY

Released
Carlos Marmol, RP, MIA

Traded
Raul Valdes, RP, TOR (from HOU)

Closer Watch

White Sox – Matt Lindstrom injured his ankle trying to field a bunt Monday night against the Royals, forcing him out of the game after one batter. So Scott Downs came in for the first out, then the soon-to-be-26-year-old righty Jake Petricka got the last two outs for his first career save. The Chicago bullpen is a disaster, but Petricka and Downs can probably be considered the frontrunners for matchup-dependent save chances. Ryan Webb could be in the mix too.

Indians – After getting the last two saves for the Indians, Bryan Shaw was called upon for an effective eighth inning Monday, while Cody Allen was summoned for the ninth. But Allen coughed up a game-tying homer to Detroit's J.D. Martinez, and it's hard to ignore that his struggles over his last two outings have inflated his WHIP for the year to a poor 1.41. Shaw's is 0.90. Take note.

Reds – Aroldis Chapman allowed the Nationals to come back and tie Monday's game on a Scott Hairston sac fly, but he ended up balancing things out with a scoreless second inning and two strikeouts. Despite the blown save, he's under no threat of replacement.

Hot Batter Matchups – May 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Jones OF BAL @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano 15 4 3 3 4 0 1 .267 .267 .867 1.133
M. Bourn OF CLE vs DET
7:05PM
J. Verlander 20 8 0 0 2 3 7 .400 .478 .400 .878
M. Brantley OF CLE vs DET
7:05PM
J. Verlander 41 16 2 0 8 3 6 .390 .432 .463 .895
N. McLouth OF WAS vs CIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 19 6 2 1 2 3 6 .316 .409 .526 .935
J. Heyward OF ATL vs MIL
7:10PM
Y. Gallardo 11 2 1 1 1 4 3 .182 .400 .455 .855
C. Granderson OF NYM vs LAD
7:10PM
J. Beckett 37 11 6 3 5 7 14 .297 .422 .676 1.098
J. Bautista OF TOR @ BOS
7:10PM
F. Doubront 14 3 3 3 3 1 1 .214 .267 .857 1.124
E. Encarnacion 1B TOR @ BOS
7:10PM
F. Doubront 15 5 2 1 4 2 5 .333 .389 .600 .989
J. Reyes SS TOR @ BOS
7:10PM
F. Doubront 15 6 3 1 2 0 2 .400 .400 .733 1.133
J. Ellsbury OF NYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 10 4 1 0 1 1 0 .400 .455 .500 .955
B. Roberts 2B NYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 17 7 2 0 3 2 2 .412 .474 .529 1.003
A. Soriano OF NYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 12 3 3 1 3 0 2 .250 .250 .667 .917
I. Suzuki OF NYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 20 8 0 0 2 2 5 .400 .455 .400 .855
M. Saunders OF SEA @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 16 4 3 1 2 3 7 .250 .368 .625 .993
K. Seager 3B SEA @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 14 6 2 1 4 0 2 .429 .467 .714 1.181
J. Smoak 1B SEA @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 11 6 3 1 1 1 4 .545 .583 1.000 1.583
A. Beltre 3B TEX vs SEA
8:05PM
H. Iwakuma 22 8 3 2 4 1 3 .364 .391 .682 1.073
M. Montero C ARI @ STL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright 14 5 1 1 1 2 3 .357 .438 .571 1.009
D. Descalso 2B STL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo 30 11 4 0 4 0 3 .367 .367 .533 .900
M. Holliday OF STL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo 54 16 8 4 11 6 10 .296 .371 .593 .964
J. Jay OF STL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo 37 14 4 1 4 1 5 .378 .395 .568 .962
C. Gonzalez OF COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Bumgarner 37 13 8 5 9 4 8 .351 .415 .838 1.252
J. Pacheco 3B COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Bumgarner 25 9 4 1 6 1 3 .360 .385 .600 .985
T. Tulowitzki SS COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Bumgarner 22 7 2 1 3 2 3 .318 .375 .500 .875
E. Aybar SS LAA vs HOU
10:05PM
S. Feldman 22 10 4 0 3 1 1 .455 .500 .727 1.227
R. Ibanez OF LAA vs HOU
10:05PM
S. Feldman 17 5 2 1 2 2 5 .294 .368 .529 .898
H. Kendrick 2B LAA vs HOU
10:05PM
S. Feldman 20 9 2 1 3 1 2 .450 .500 .650 1.150
S. Smith OF SD vs MIN
10:10PM
K. Correia 15 6 0 0 0 2 2 .400 .471 .400 .871
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Yovani Gallardo MIL @ ATL
7:10PM
94 19 2 1 2 12 24 .202 .292 .248 .540
Josh Beckett LAD @ NYM
7:10PM
147 28 12 4 12 31 45 .190 .335 .338 .672
Cold Batter Matchups – May 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Aviles SS CLE vs DET
7:05PM
J. Verlander 23 5 0 0 1 0 2 .217 .217 .217 .435
D. Uggla 2B ATL vs MIL
7:10PM
Y. Gallardo 21 4 0 0 0 1 3 .190 .227 .190 .418
J. Gomes OF BOS vs TOR
7:10PM
J. Happ 12 1 1 0 1 4 3 .083 .313 .167 .479
J. Saltalamacchia C MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Burnett 12 1 0 0 0 0 7 .083 .083 .083 .167
D. Wright 3B NYM vs LAD
7:10PM
J. Beckett 18 1 0 0 0 2 3 .056 .150 .056 .206
A. Lind 1B TOR @ BOS
7:10PM
F. Doubront 12 2 0 0 1 1 3 .167 .231 .167 .397
B. Gardner OF NYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .200 .300
B. McCann C NYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 16 4 0 0 1 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500
D. Ackley 2B SEA @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 12 2 1 0 0 2 3 .167 .286 .250 .536
C. Hart 1B SEA @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 10 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
L. Martin OF TEX vs SEA
8:05PM
H. Iwakuma 12 1 0 0 1 0 4 .083 .077 .083 .160
M. Moreland 1B TEX vs SEA
8:05PM
H. Iwakuma 18 2 1 0 1 1 3 .111 .158 .167 .325
M. Carpenter 3B STL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo 18 4 1 0 0 0 2 .222 .222 .278 .500
A. Craig 1B STL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo 18 4 1 0 3 0 3 .222 .222 .278 .500
M. Ellis 2B STL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo 13 2 1 1 1 0 1 .154 .154 .385 .538
Y. Molina C STL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo 52 10 2 0 3 0 2 .192 .204 .231 .434
J. Peralta SS STL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo 14 2 0 0 0 3 3 .143 .294 .143 .437
D. LeMahieu 2B COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Bumgarner 17 2 0 0 0 3 4 .118 .250 .118 .368
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Felix Doubront BOS vs TOR
7:10PM
82 24 12 7 14 4 15 .293 .321 .607 .928
Colby Lewis TEX vs SEA
8:05PM
87 26 12 4 12 7 25 .299 .357 .540 .897
Jason Hammel CHC vs NYY
8:05PM
150 47 12 4 22 11 28 .313 .358 .439 .797
Adam Wainwright STL vs ARI
8:15PM
72 22 6 2 4 3 13 .306 .333 .447 .780
Madison Bumgarner SF @ COL
8:40PM
174 52 19 8 26 15 35 .299 .358 .508 .867
Scott Feldman HOU @ LAA
10:05PM
78 27 9 2 10 5 10 .346 .402 .535 .937
Kevin Correia MIN @ SD
10:10PM
66 20 2 0 5 7 9 .303 .386 .347 .732


Recommended Pickup
Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL – Are we learning to love Weeks all over again? Well, hitting .328 goes a long way toward that, and with Scooter Gennett not making huge waves at second base, Weeks has been winning more and more playing time of late. In May so far, he's 14-for-29 (.483) with a couple homers, and he's hitting both lefties and righties effectively. Weeks is currently sitting on the best strikeout rate of his career, and though his average is BABIP-inflated, he's hitting line drives and grounders at the best rates of his career, and he hasn't hit an infield pop-up yet this year. Second base is deep this season, but with the way he's been hitting lately, Weeks plays in a lot of formats.

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