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Tuesday Lineup Card: McCarthyism

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy player since the age of 13.

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

Rangers (Nick Martinez ľ R) at Yankees (Chase Whitley ľ R), 7:05
Giants (Yusmeiro Petit ľ R) at Phillies (Roberto Hernandez ľ R), 7:05
Dodgers (Josh Beckett ľ R) at Pirates (Vance Worley ľ R), 7:05
Red Sox (Jake Peavy ľ R) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ ľ L), 7:07
Marlins (Jacob Turner ľ R) at Braves (Mike Minor ľ L), 7:10
Padres (Eric Stults ľ L) at Cubs (Kyle Hendricks ľ R), 8:05
Royals (Bruce Chen ľ L) at White Sox (Scott Carroll ľ R), 8:10
Reds (Homer Bailey ľ R) at Brewers (Jimmy Nelson ľ R), 8:10
Indians (Danny Salazar ľ R) at Twins (Yohan Pino ľ R), 8:10
Rays (Jake Odorizzi ľ R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright ľ R), 8:15
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann ľ R) at Rockies (Yohan Flande ľ L), 8:40
Tigers (Rick Porcello ľ R) at Diamondbacks (Chase Anderson ľ R), 9:40
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez ľ R) at Angels (Hector Santiago ľ L), 10:05
Astros (Brett Oberholtzer ľ L) at Athletics (Scott Kazmir ľ L), 10:05
Mets (Jacob deGrom ľ R) at Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez ľ R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (thigh) ľ Believes he'll avoid DL and return Tuesday
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (hand) ľ X-rays negative; was potentially available to pinch hit
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (hand) ľ X-rays negative; back soon, but expect caution
Alex Rios, OF, TEX (ankle) ľ Out at least until Wednesday, and maybe longer
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (back) ľ Sitting 3-4 days due to minor lower lat strain
Josh Beckett, SP, LAD (hip) ľ Confirmed to start Tuesday
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE (back) ľ Removed Monday due to lower-back spasms
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA (groin) ľ Available for Monday's game; likely to start Tuesday
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC (hand) ľ Scratched Monday with bruised hand
Jake Smolinski, OF, TEX (foot) ľ Left Monday's game with bruise
Cody Ross, OF, ARI (calf) ľ Day-to-day after leaving with tightness Saturday

Players on the DL

Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (quad) ľ Will take BP and grounders Thursday
Michael Wacha, SP, STL (shoulder) ľ Could be cleared to throw in two weeks
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT (back) ľ Will throw 50-60 pitches in Wednesday sim game
Matt Cain, SP, SF (elbow) ľ Hit DL Monday, but MRI showed no structural damage
C.J. Wilson, SP, LAA (ankle) ľ Threw bullpen Monday; will need rehab start(s)
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, BAL (ankle) ľ Could start rehab assignment by end of week
Justin Masterson, SP, CLE (knee) ľ Will make another rehab start in Triple-A on Friday
Matt Lindstrom, RP, CHW (ankle) ľ Could return in early August
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR (foot) ľ Expected to take BP Tuesday
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (knee) ľ Likely to be activated Tuesday
Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIN (elbow) ľ Could return without rehab stint, but why?
Ryan Lavarnway, C, BOS (wrist) ľ Moved up to Double-A Portland in rehab action
Kyuji Fujikawa, RP, CHC (elbow) ľ Moving rehab to Triple-A
Jim Henderson, RP, MIL (shoulder) ľ Transferred to 60-day DL
Collin Cowgill, OF, LAA (face/thumb) ľ Expected back in a couple weeks
Eric Chavez, 3B, ARI (knee) ľ May not return this season (or ever?)
Tim Beckham, SS, TB (knee) ľ 3-for-4 Monday in first rehab game in rookie ball

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

Placed on DL
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL (neck)
Matt Cain, SP, SF (elbow)
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (concussion)
Boone Logan, RP, COL

Activated from DL
Evan Gattis, C, ATL
Jon Niese, SP, NYM
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI
Reid Brignac, 3B, PHI
Wil Nieves, C, PHI
Jim Adduci, OF, TEX

Called Up
Bud Norris, SP, BAL
Ben Paulsen, 1B, COL
Jeremy Jeffress, RP, MIL
Adam Duvall, 1B, SF
George Kontos, RP, SF
T.J. House, SP, CLE
Nick Masset, RP, COL
Rob Rasmussen, RP, TOR

Sent Down
Rob Wooten, RP, MIL
Matt West, RP, TEX
Cesar Hernandez, 3B, PHI
Christian Bethancourt, C, ATL
Steve Clevenger, C, BAL
Austin Adams, RP, CLE
Zach Rosscup, RP, CHC
Buddy Carlyle, RP, NYM (DFA)
Sergio Santos, RP, TOR (DFA)
Tony Gwynn Jr., OF, PHI (DFA)
Jair Jurrjens, SP, COL (DFA)
Ian Stewart, 3B, LAA (outrighted)
Koyie Hill, C, PHI (outrighted)

Closer Watch

Marlins ľ Steve Cishek continued his rebound from a period of ineffectiveness during late June and early July on Monday in Atlanta. He tossed his third straight scoreless, hitless inning for his second save in two days, but it could be one of his last in a Miami uniform, as trade rumors are swirling around him. If Cishek does get shipped out of town, the recently activated A.J. Ramos (shoulder) would seem to be the favorite to replace him as closer.

White Sox ľ Jake Petricka collected his fourth save Monday, working around a hit to preserve a three-run lead. This remains a committee situation with Petricka, Zach Putnam and a little of Ronald Belisario, but Matt Lindstrom's on the mend; once he's back, the South Siders will likely look to Lindstrom to solidify the ninth inning and bring stability to the bullpen.

Hot Batter Matchups ľ Julyá22,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Turner 2B LADá@áPIT
7:05PM
V. Worley 10 4 2 0 3 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
T. Snider OF PITávsáLAD
7:05PM
J. Beckett 14 5 1 1 2 2 5 .357 .438 .571 1.009
M. Scutaro 2B SFá@áPHI
7:05PM
R. Hernandez 29 14 4 0 0 2 2 .483 .516 .621 1.137
D. Pedroia 2B BOSá@áTOR
7:07PM
J. Happ 10 4 2 0 2 0 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000
M. Cabrera OF TORávsáBOS
7:07PM
J. Peavy 14 6 1 0 0 1 1 .429 .467 .500 .967
F. Freeman 1B ATLávsáMIA
7:10PM
J. Turner 11 4 2 0 3 3 2 .364 .467 .545 1.012
C. Johnson 3B ATLávsáMIA
7:10PM
J. Turner 12 3 3 1 4 0 3 .250 .250 .667 .917
G. Stanton OF MIAá@áATL
7:10PM
M. Minor 19 5 4 4 6 8 5 .263 .481 .895 1.376
D. Barney 2B CHCávsáSD
8:05PM
E. Stults 12 6 5 1 4 2 0 .500 .571 1.083 1.655
A. Dunn 1B CWSávsáKC
8:10PM
B. Chen 24 8 4 2 7 6 4 .333 .467 .667 1.133
P. Konerko 1B CWSávsáKC
8:10PM
B. Chen 52 12 7 5 9 6 9 .231 .310 .558 .868
D. Viciedo OF CWSávsáKC
8:10PM
B. Chen 32 11 3 3 7 1 7 .344 .364 .625 .989
R. Braun OF MILávsáCIN
8:10PM
H. Bailey 28 9 5 1 6 2 9 .321 .387 .571 .959
K. Davis OF MILávsáCIN
8:10PM
H. Bailey 15 7 5 3 5 3 3 .467 .556 1.200 1.756
S. Gennett 2B MILávsáCIN
8:10PM
H. Bailey 22 8 3 0 0 1 2 .364 .391 .500 .891
M. Reynolds 1B MILávsáCIN
8:10PM
H. Bailey 16 5 2 1 1 2 4 .313 .389 .563 .951
R. Weeks 2B MILávsáCIN
8:10PM
H. Bailey 27 14 4 2 8 5 9 .519 .606 .815 1.421
J. Loney 1B TBá@áSTL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright 26 12 4 1 2 0 2 .462 .462 .692 1.154
J. Altuve 2B HOUá@áOAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir 13 6 2 0 0 0 1 .462 .462 .615 1.077
Hot Pitcher Matchups ľ Julyá22,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Mike Minor ATLávsáMIA
7:10PM
92 20 10 4 8 10 25 .217 .294 .447 .741
Cold Batter Matchups ľ Julyá22,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
R. Martin C PITávsáLAD
7:05PM
J. Beckett 14 3 0 0 0 0 2 .214 .267 .214 .481
J. Gomes OF BOSá@áTOR
7:07PM
J. Happ 15 3 2 1 3 4 4 .200 .368 .467 .835
J. Bautista OF TORávsáBOS
7:07PM
J. Peavy 20 4 1 0 0 3 5 .200 .304 .250 .554
J. Reyes SS TORávsáBOS
7:07PM
J. Peavy 24 6 1 0 0 0 5 .250 .250 .292 .542
J. Heyward OF ATLávsáMIA
7:10PM
J. Turner 11 2 0 0 2 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432
A. Simmons SS ATLávsáMIA
7:10PM
J. Turner 10 2 1 0 1 1 2 .200 .273 .300 .573
A. Rizzo 1B CHCávsáSD
8:05PM
E. Stults 10 2 1 1 2 1 0 .200 .333 .500 .833
G. Beckham 2B CWSávsáKC
8:10PM
B. Chen 30 5 3 1 2 4 8 .167 .278 .333 .611
T. Flowers C CWSávsáKC
8:10PM
B. Chen 12 1 1 1 2 1 6 .083 .154 .333 .487
A. Ramirez SS CWSávsáKC
8:10PM
B. Chen 40 8 2 1 2 2 4 .200 .256 .300 .556
C. Gomez OF MILávsáCIN
8:10PM
H. Bailey 28 5 2 0 3 4 4 .179 .281 .250 .531
Y. Escobar SS TBá@áSTL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright 12 2 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .167 .397
C. Gonzalez OF COLávsáWAS
8:40PM
J. Zimmermann 10 2 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .333 .200 .533
D. Stubbs OF COLávsáWAS
8:40PM
J. Zimmermann 13 1 1 0 0 1 5 .077 .143 .154 .297
A. Hill 2B ARIávsáDET
9:40PM
R. Porcello 11 2 1 1 2 0 0 .182 .182 .455 .636
M. Dominguez 3B HOUá@áOAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir 10 2 0 0 1 1 4 .200 .273 .200 .473
Cold Pitcher Matchups ľ Julyá22,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Eric Stults SDá@áCHC
8:05PM
66 22 10 2 8 5 9 .333 .390 .548 .938
Homer Bailey CINá@áMIL
8:10PM
254 77 29 8 36 25 53 .303 .373 .487 .860
Adam Wainwright STLávsáTB
8:15PM
69 23 7 1 5 3 7 .333 .361 .452 .813


Recommended Pickup
Brandon McCarthy, SP, NYY ľ It was easy to dismiss McCarthy upon being shipped to the Yankees ľ he'd been sent off to the American League, and to a park that kills right-handed pitchers. But his first two turns in pinstripes have been admirable efforts, with Saturday's start particularly impressive: six innings, one run, nine strikeouts and no walks. McCarthy's 4.63 ERA and 1.37 WHIP don't jive with the way he's pitched ľ he's throwing harder than ever and striking guys out at a solid rate while walking precious few. McCarthy's been killed by BABIP and strand-rate luck; those are going to keep normalizing, and he's going to be a legit asset to fantasy owners down the stretch. He's currently criminally under-owned in both ESPN and Yahoo leagues (3 and 9 percent, respectively), while his CBS ownership (42 percent) could stand to rise as well.

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DraftKings Value Picks
SP: Kyle Hendricks, CHC ($6,500)
C: Evan Gattis, ATL ($4,000)
1B: Matt Adams, STL ($4,100)
2B: Kolten Wong, STL ($3,900)
SS: Ian Desmond, WAS ($4,600)
3B: Todd Frazier, CIN ($4,700)
OF: Khris Davis, MIL ($3,700)