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Monday Lineup Card: Leave It To Lee

Ryan Rufe

Ryan Rufe

Ryan covers the Houston Astros, writes the Monday Lineup Card and contributes to the RotoWire baseball magazine and draft kit. He's an NFBC, MFL10 and DFS enthusiast who bleeds orange and brown on Sundays. For more from Ryan, follow him on Twitter, @RyanRufe.

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

TEX (Miles Mikolas - R) at NYY (Shane Greene - R) 7:00 PM ET
SF (Ryan Vogelsong - R) at PHI (Cliff Lee - L) 7:05 PM ET
LAD (Hyun-Jin Ryu - L) at PIT (Edinson Volquez - R) 7:05 PM ET
BOS (John Lackey - R) at TOR (Drew Hutchison - R) 7:07 PM ET
MIA (Tom Koehler - R) at ATL (Julio Teheran - R) 7:10 PM ET
KC (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at CWS (Chris Sale - L) 8:10 PM ET
CIN (Mat Latos - R) at MIL (Wily Peralta - R) 8:10 PM ET
CLE (T.J. House - L) at MIN (Kris Johnson - L) 8:10 PM ET
WAS (Doug Fister - R) at COL (Franklin Morales - L) 8:40 PM ET
DET (Justin Verlander - R) at ARI (Vidal Nuno - L) 9:40 PM ET
BAL (Bud Norris - R) at LAA (Matt Shoemaker - R) 10:05 PM ET
NYM (Jon Niese - L) at SEA (Roenis Elias - L) 10:10 PM ET

Day Game After Night Game: None.

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Justin Morneau, 1B, COL (neck) -- Missed his third straight start Sunday.
Cliff Lee, P, PHI (elbow) -- Expected to start Monday against San Francisco.
Alex Rios, OF, TEX (ankle) -- Missed a start Sunday due to an ankle sprain.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA (hamstring) -- Was held out of Sunday's starting lineup due to hamstring tightness.
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA (groin) -- Missed his second straight start Sunday.
Justin Upton, OF, ATL (triceps) -- Left Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (thigh) -- Was held out of Sunday's starting lineup as a precaution.
Mat Latos, P, CIN (back) -- Expected to start Monday at Milwaukee.
Charlie Blackmon, OF, COL (ankle) -- Was held out of Sunday's starting lineup as a precaution after X-rays on his ankle came back clean.
Salvador Perez, C, KC (groin) -- Expects to return to the starting lineup Monday.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL (quadriceps) -- Was held out of Sunday's lineup.
George Springer, OF, HOU (knee, quadriceps) -- Could miss a few games as a precaution and to avoid a DL stint.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (hand) -- Will undergo another X-ray exam in Pittsburgh on Monday.
Homer Bailey, P, CIN (knee) -- Expects to start Tuesday at Milwaukee after throwing a full bullpen Saturday without incident.
Matt Cain, P, SF (elbow) -- Has a "cranky" elbow but is still expected to start Tuesday at Philadelphia.
Jordan Zimmerman, P, WAS (biceps) -- Threw a strong bullpen on Saturday and will start Tuesday at Colorado.

Players on the DL

Evan Gattis, C, ATL (back) -- Expected to come off the DL to start Monday against Miami.
Collin McHugh, P, HOU (finger) -- Expected to make one rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City in the near future before he's activated.
Josh Beckett, P, LAD (hip) -- Has a torn labrum and two cysts in his hip but will start Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN (oblique) -- Is not ready to resume baseball activities.
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU (back) -- Will not be activated from the DL Tuesday and will need a rehab assignment whenever he's ready to return.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (finger) -- Homered in a rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket while playing nine innings at third base.
Wil Nieves, C, PHI (quadriceps) -- Will likely be activated from the DL on Monday.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (wrist) -- Will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Tucson on Monday.
Jim Henderson, P, MIL (shoulder) -- Rehab assignment was recently moved to Triple-A Nashville.

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

Activated from the DL

Skip Schumaker, OF, CIN

Placed on the DL

Felipe Paulino, P, CWS (transferred to 60-day DL)

Called Up

Taylor Thompson, P, CWS
Anthony DeSclafani, P, MIA

Sent Down

Zach McAllister, P, CLE
Carlos Sanchez, SS, CWS
Ed Lucas, 2B, MIA
Neftali Soto, 1B, CIN
Drew VerHagen, P, DET

Signed

Leland Clemmons, OF, KC

Closer Watch

Tampa Bay Rays - Kirby Yates, who blew his first career save opportunity on July 9, earned a save Sunday against the Twins. Jake McGee worked the eighth inning, while Joel Peralta (illness) was unavailable to pitch in the game. Manager Joe Madden continues to stick to a closer-by-committee approach.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups July 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Ethier OF LAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez 19 6 3 0 4 5 2 .316 .458 .474 .932
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez 14 4 2 2 4 0 6 .286 .333 .714 1.048
M. Kemp OF LAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez 14 6 2 1 2 2 3 .429 .529 .714 1.244
M. Morse OF SF @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee 23 9 2 0 1 0 6 .391 .391 .478 .870
H. Pence OF SF @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee 11 6 3 2 3 0 2 .545 .545 1.182 1.727
J. Bautista OF TOR vs BOS
7:07PM
J. Lackey 21 5 2 2 3 7 5 .238 .429 .524 .952
C. Johnson 3B ATL vs MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler 10 4 1 0 2 0 1 .400 .455 .500 .955
J. Upton OF ATL vs MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler 10 3 1 0 0 2 4 .300 .417 .500 .917
C. Heisey OF CIN @ MIL
8:10PM
W. Peralta 10 5 1 1 2 0 2 .500 .545 .800 1.345
P. Konerko 1B CWS vs KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 52 14 7 4 7 3 8 .269 .304 .558 .861
B. Butler DH KC @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 37 14 5 3 10 3 7 .378 .415 .676 1.090
C. Gomez OF MIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos 20 8 4 2 7 0 3 .400 .400 .850 1.250
J. Segura SS MIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos 18 7 1 1 1 2 2 .389 .450 .556 1.006
R. Weeks 2B MIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos 20 6 3 2 4 0 6 .300 .300 .650 .950
J. Morneau 1B COL vs WAS
8:40PM
D. Fister 28 9 4 1 4 0 5 .321 .321 .536 .857
D. Freese 3B LAA vs BAL
10:05PM
B. Norris 18 7 2 0 2 2 7 .389 .450 .500 .950
J. Hamilton OF LAA vs BAL
10:05PM
B. Norris 12 4 2 1 1 0 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000
M. Trout OF LAA vs BAL
10:05PM
B. Norris 12 5 3 0 1 1 3 .417 .462 .667 1.128
Hot Pitcher Matchups July 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Cliff Lee PHI vs SF
7:05PM
118 32 9 3 5 4 24 .271 .295 .396 .692
Julio Teheran ATL vs MIA
7:10PM
91 19 6 3 10 7 25 .209 .271 .338 .609
Wily Peralta MIL vs CIN
8:10PM
64 14 5 3 7 2 15 .219 .249 .384 .634
Cold Batter Matchups July 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Ellis C LAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez 12 1 0 0 1 5 4 .083 .353 .083 .436
D. Gordon SS LAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez 10 1 0 0 1 1 5 .100 .167 .100 .267
H. Ramirez SS LAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez 20 3 1 0 1 2 5 .150 .217 .200 .417
M. Byrd OF PHI vs SF
7:05PM
R. Vogelsong 13 2 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .154 .154 .308
P. Sandoval 3B SF @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee 15 2 0 0 0 0 4 .133 .133 .133 .267
D. Johnson DH TOR vs BOS
7:07PM
J. Lackey 20 4 1 1 3 6 3 .200 .385 .350 .735
D. Navarro C TOR vs BOS
7:07PM
J. Lackey 19 2 1 0 4 0 5 .105 .100 .158 .258
J. Heyward OF ATL vs MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler 11 2 1 0 1 1 1 .182 .250 .364 .614
A. Simmons SS ATL vs MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler 11 2 1 1 1 2 1 .182 .308 .455 .762
A. Hechavarria SS MIA @ ATL
7:10PM
J. Teheran 17 4 1 0 0 0 4 .235 .235 .294 .529
G. Jones 1B MIA @ ATL
7:10PM
J. Teheran 11 2 2 1 3 0 3 .182 .231 .545 .776
G. Stanton OF MIA @ ATL
7:10PM
J. Teheran 15 2 2 1 3 4 4 .133 .316 .400 .716
J. Bruce OF CIN @ MIL
8:10PM
W. Peralta 16 3 1 1 2 1 7 .188 .235 .375 .610
Z. Cozart SS CIN @ MIL
8:10PM
W. Peralta 17 2 1 0 0 0 2 .118 .118 .176 .294
C. Gillaspie 3B CWS vs KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 17 4 0 0 2 1 2 .235 .250 .235 .485
A. Ramirez SS CWS vs KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 45 8 3 0 0 5 5 .178 .275 .244 .519
D. Viciedo OF CWS vs KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 25 5 2 1 4 0 9 .200 .200 .360 .560
E. Hosmer 1B KC @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 28 6 1 0 0 0 8 .214 .214 .250 .464
O. Infante 2B KC @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 17 3 0 0 0 0 1 .176 .176 .176 .353
M. Moustakas 3B KC @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 20 4 1 0 0 0 7 .200 .200 .250 .450
R. Braun OF MIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos 20 2 1 0 1 3 6 .100 .217 .150 .367
S. Gennett 2B MIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos 13 2 1 0 1 0 4 .154 .154 .231 .385
J. Lucroy C MIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos 15 3 2 0 1 3 0 .200 .333 .333 .667
M. Maldonado C MIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos 10 1 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .100 .200
L. Overbay 1B MIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos 14 2 0 0 1 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286
H. Kendrick 2B LAA vs BAL
10:05PM
B. Norris 11 1 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258
A. Pujols 1B LAA vs BAL
10:05PM
B. Norris 36 7 3 0 2 5 4 .194 .293 .278 .570
Cold Pitcher Matchups July 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
There are no pitchers who qualify as "cold" today.


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