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Wednesday Lineup Card: Petricka, Putnam Battle for Closing Duties

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

CLE (Trevor Bauer – R) at MIN (Kyle Gibson – R), 1:10 PM ET
CIN (Mike Leake – R) at MIL (Kyle Lohse – R), 2:10 PM ET
KC (James Shields – R) at CHW (Jose Quintana – L), 2:10 PM ET
WAS (Stephen Strasburg – R) at COL (Jorge De La Rosa – L), 3:10 PM ET
NYM (Bartolo Colon – R) at SEA (Taijuan Walker – R), 3:40 PM ET
DET (Anibal Sanchez – R) at AZ (Trevor Cahill – R), 3:40 PM ET
TEX (Yu Darvish – R) at NYY (David Phelps – R), 7:05 PM ET
SF (Madison Bumgarner – L) at PHI (A.J. Burnett – R), 7:05 PM ET
LAD (Dan Haren – R) at PIT (Francisco Liriano – L), 7:05 PM ET
BOS (Clay Buchholz – R) at TOR (R.A. Dickey – R), 7:07 PM ET
MIA (Nathan Eovaldi – R) at ATL (Ervin Santana – R), 7:10 PM ET
TB (Alex Cobb – R) at STL (Lance Lynn – L), 7:15 PM ET
SD (Ian Kennedy – R) at CHC (Tsuyoshi Wada – R), 8:05 PM ET
BAL (Chris Tillman – R) at LAA (Jered Weaver – R), 10:05 PM ET
HOU (Brad Peacock – R) at OAK (Jesse Chavez – R), 10:05 PM ET

Day Game After Night Game: CLE/MIN, CIN/MIL, KC/CHW, WAS/COL, NYM/SEA, DET/AZ

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW – (Back) Sat out Tuesday, manager Ventura said stiffness is “nothing major.”
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT – (Knee) Left Tuesday’s game with discomfort.
Antonio Bastardo, P, PHI – (Forearm) Arm was wrapped Tuesday after being hit with line drive Monday.
Zach Britton, P, BAL – (Arm) Stiffness Tuesday after being hit in arm Monday, unknown if he is available.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE – (Back) Out of lineup again Tuesday.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, Mil – (Quadriceps) Left Tuesday’s game with tightness.
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYM – (Illness) Out Tuesday.
Erci Hosmer, 1B, KC – (Hand) Out of lineup again Tuesday.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL – (Back) Scratched Tuesday with tightness in lower back.
Tommy Medica, 1B, SD – (Groin) Out for ninth day in a row Tuesday.
Joe Panik, 2B, SF – (Ankle) Left Tuesday’s game with sprain.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD – (Hand) Out of lineup again Tuesday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD – (Hand) Was planning to hit in a cage Tuesday, remained out of lineup.
Alex Rios, OF, TEX – (Ankle) Expected to be available Wednesday.
Jake Smolinski, OF, TEX – (Foot) Fouled ball off foot Monday, out of lineup Tuesday.
George Springer, OF, HOU – (Knee) Out Tuesday for second game in a row.
Chris Young, OF, NYM – (Calf) Likely unavailable Tuesday.

Players on the DL
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF – (Concussion) likely a couple days from resuming baseball activities.
Alberto Callaspo, 3B, OAK – (Hamstring) Nearing a rehab assignment.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL – (Shoulder) Shoulder has improved, targeting mid-August return.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET – (Back) Resumed baseball activities Tuesday after being pulled from rehab last week.
Joel Hanrahan, P, DET – (Elbow) Shut down after bullpen session this past Saturday.
Ubaldo Jimenez, P, BAL – (Ankle) Bullpen session Wednesday will determine whether he goes on rehab assignment or heads to spring training complex.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Oblique) Hitting off a tee, still no timetable.
Collin McHugh, P, HOU – (Finger) Was scheduled to make rehab appearance at Triple-A Tuesday.
Joe Ortiz, P, TEX – (Foot) Moving rehab up to Double-A.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF – (Back) No pain after swinging off a tee Monday, will no return before end of the month.
James Paxton, P, SEA – (Back) At least one more rehab start after Tuesday’s outing before returning to Mariners.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN – (Thumb) Has begun throwing, but cannot catch yet.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI – (Concussion) Could return by the end of the week.
Kevin Siegrist, P, STL – (Shoulder) Could be activated as soon as Wednesday.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL – (Thigh) Was not able to return Tuesday and was placed on DL.
Jason Vargas, P, KC – (Appendix) Unlikely to start Sunday.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN – (Quadriceps) Had a second injection Monday, still on a five week timetable.

Activated from the DL
Josh Beckett, P, LAD
Emilio Bonifacio, OF, CHC
Nick Martinez, P, TEX
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK

Placed on the DL
John Mayberry, Jr., OF, PHI
Logan Ondrusek, P, CIN
Joel Peralta, OF, TB
Cody Ross, OF, AZ
Geovany Soto, C, TEX
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL

Claimed Off Waivers/Signed/Traded
Chase Headley, 3B, from SD to NYY for Yangervis Solarte, 3B and Rafael De Paula, P

Called Up
Jeff Beliveau, P, TB
Yohan Flande, P, COL
Ryan Goins, 2B, TOR
Kyle Hendricks, P, CHC
Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL
Alfredo Marte, OF, AZ
Curtis Partch, P, CIN
Yohan Pino, P, MIN
Erasmo Ramirez, P, SEA
Esmil Rogers, P, TOR
Darin Ruf, OF, PHI
Danny Salazar, P, CLE
Aaron Sanchez, P, TOR

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Darwin Barney, 2B, CHC (designated for assignment)
Preston Guilmet, P, BAL
Kris Johnson, P, MIN
Erik Kratz, C, TOR
C.C. Lee, P, CLE
Darin Mastroianni, OF, TOR
Brad Mills, P, TOR (designated for assignment)
Paco Rodriguez, P, LAD
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA

Closer Watch

Chicago White Sox – See Recommended Pickup below.

Detroit – Joe Nathan was slow out of the gate, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks against Cleveland Saturday. Pitching for the third night in a row, Nathan earned his 20th save Monday while allowing one hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – July 23, 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 vs KC
2:10PM
J. Shields 33 10 5 2 2 2 9 .303 .343 .576 .919
C. Gillaspie 3B CWS vs KC
2:10PM
J. Shields 17 6 3 0 0 1 3 .353 .389 .529 .918
A. Ramirez SS CWS vs KC
2:10PM
J. Shields 48 20 4 2 6 3 4 .417 .451 .604 1.055
N. Aoki OF KC @ CWS
2:10PM
J. Quintana 11 5 2 0 1 0 1 .455 .455 .636 1.091
M. Moustakas 3B KC @ CWS
2:10PM
J. Quintana 22 8 3 2 3 1 6 .364 .391 .682 1.073
S. Perez C KC @ CWS
2:10PM
J. Quintana 24 7 5 2 6 2 4 .292 .346 .667 1.013
J. Lucroy C MIL vs CIN
2:10PM
M. Leake 20 7 2 1 2 2 3 .350 .409 .550 .959
R. Weeks 2B MIL vs CIN
2:10PM
M. Leake 12 5 4 2 3 0 2 .417 .417 1.167 1.583
S. Hairston OF WAS @ COL
3:10PM
J. De La Rosa 18 6 4 2 7 4 4 .333 .455 .778 1.232
J. Werth OF WAS @ COL
3:10PM
J. De La Rosa 11 4 1 1 3 2 1 .364 .462 .636 1.098
R. Zimmerman 3B WAS @ COL
3:10PM
J. De La Rosa 14 4 3 1 4 4 3 .286 .444 .643 1.087
G. Parra OF ARI vs DET
3:40PM
A. Sanchez 11 5 1 0 1 0 2 .455 .455 .545 1.000
M. Prado 3B ARI vs DET
3:40PM
A. Sanchez 31 13 1 1 4 1 0 .419 .438 .516 .954
W. Bloomquist SS SEA vs NYM
3:40PM
B. Colon 13 5 2 0 2 0 3 .385 .385 .538 .923
R. Cano 2B SEA vs NYM
3:40PM
B. Colon 15 6 3 1 2 2 0 .400 .471 .733 1.204
I. Suzuki OF NYY vs TEX
7:05PM
Y. Darvish 17 7 2 0 2 0 1 .412 .412 .588 1.000
A. McCutchen OF PIT vs LAD
7:05PM
D. Haren 12 4 3 2 4 1 2 .333 .385 .917 1.301
M. Napoli 1B BOS @ TOR
7:07PM
R. Dickey 11 4 2 0 3 1 3 .364 .417 .545 .962
D. Ortiz DH BOS @ TOR
7:07PM
R. Dickey 12 4 3 1 2 2 4 .333 .429 .750 1.179
J. Reyes SS TOR vs BOS
7:07PM
C. Buchholz 14 5 1 0 1 2 1 .357 .438 .500 .938
J. Heyward OF ATL vs MIA
7:10PM
N. Eovaldi 22 10 3 0 2 1 4 .455 .478 .636 1.115
A. Simmons SS ATL vs MIA
7:10PM
N. Eovaldi 14 4 2 0 0 1 1 .286 .333 .571 .905
N. Schierholtz OF CHC vs SD
8:05PM
I. Kennedy 21 6 3 2 7 1 2 .286 .304 .619 .923
A. Jones OF BAL @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 16 5 3 1 4 1 3 .313 .333 .688 1.021
J. Altuve 2B HOU @ OAK
10:05PM
J. Chavez 10 4 2 0 1 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000
C. Crisp OF OAK vs HOU
10:05PM
B. Peacock 12 4 4 1 2 3 1 .333 .467 .917 1.383
J. Donaldson 3B OAK vs HOU
10:05PM
B. Peacock 11 3 2 1 2 2 2 .273 .385 .636 1.021
E. Sogard SS OAK vs HOU
10:05PM
B. Peacock 11 5 3 0 0 0 1 .455 .455 .909 1.364
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 23, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Trevor Cahill ARI vs DET
3:40PM
104 23 6 2 5 15 17 .221 .332 .321 .653
Nathan Eovaldi MIA @ ATL
7:10PM
126 27 6 0 6 6 28 .214 .250 .285 .535
Ian Kennedy SD @ CHC
8:05PM
112 22 13 4 16 10 30 .196 .272 .401 .673
Jered Weaver LAA vs BAL
10:05PM
179 40 12 5 18 7 35 .223 .249 .355 .604
Cold Batter Matchups – July 23, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
T. Frazier 3B CIN @ MIL
2:10PM
K. Lohse 15 2 1 0 1 0 2 .133 .125 .200 .325
R. Ludwick OF CIN @ MIL
2:10PM
K. Lohse 31 4 0 0 2 1 8 .129 .156 .129 .285
A. De Aza OF CWS vs KC
2:10PM
J. Shields 27 5 1 0 3 2 2 .185 .241 .222 .464
A. Dunn 1B CWS vs KC
2:10PM
J. Shields 32 6 1 1 4 5 14 .188 .297 .281 .579
P. Konerko 1B CWS vs KC
2:10PM
J. Shields 38 6 0 0 1 6 11 .158 .289 .158 .447
A. Gordon OF KC @ CWS
2:10PM
J. Quintana 26 4 1 0 3 0 5 .154 .154 .192 .346
E. Hosmer 1B KC @ CWS
2:10PM
J. Quintana 26 3 0 0 2 1 7 .115 .143 .115 .258
A. Ramirez 3B MIL vs CIN
2:10PM
M. Leake 30 4 1 0 0 2 4 .133 .188 .167 .354
J. Segura SS MIL vs CIN
2:10PM
M. Leake 12 2 1 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .333 .564
A. LaRoche 1B WAS @ COL
3:10PM
J. De La Rosa 15 3 1 0 0 0 8 .200 .200 .267 .467
A. Avila C DET @ ARI
3:40PM
T. Cahill 11 3 0 0 0 0 3 .273 .273 .273 .545
M. Cabrera 3B DET @ ARI
3:40PM
T. Cahill 11 2 0 0 1 4 2 .182 .400 .182 .582
T. Hunter OF DET @ ARI
3:40PM
T. Cahill 23 4 3 1 1 5 4 .174 .345 .391 .736
K. Seager 3B SEA vs NYM
3:40PM
B. Colon 21 4 0 0 0 1 4 .190 .227 .190 .418
M. Byrd OF PHI vs SF
7:05PM
M. Bumgarner 12 3 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500
J. Rollins SS PHI vs SF
7:05PM
M. Bumgarner 11 2 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364
I. Davis 1B PIT vs LAD
7:05PM
D. Haren 11 2 0 0 1 1 3 .182 .231 .182 .413
D. Pedroia 2B BOS @ TOR
7:07PM
R. Dickey 15 2 0 0 1 1 3 .133 .188 .133 .321
C. Rasmus OF TOR vs BOS
7:07PM
C. Buchholz 13 2 0 0 1 2 2 .154 .313 .154 .466
F. Freeman 1B ATL vs MIA
7:10PM
N. Eovaldi 23 3 1 0 2 2 2 .130 .200 .174 .374
B. Upton OF ATL vs MIA
7:10PM
N. Eovaldi 11 1 0 0 1 1 4 .091 .167 .091 .258
J. Upton OF ATL vs MIA
7:10PM
N. Eovaldi 16 3 0 0 0 0 5 .188 .188 .188 .375
C. Coghlan OF CHC vs SD
8:05PM
I. Kennedy 12 1 1 1 1 0 3 .083 .154 .333 .487
A. Rizzo 1B CHC vs SD
8:05PM
I. Kennedy 13 2 1 0 1 2 3 .154 .267 .231 .497
L. Valbuena 3B CHC vs SD
8:05PM
I. Kennedy 13 1 1 0 0 2 5 .077 .200 .154 .354
C. Davis 1B BAL @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 31 6 1 0 3 0 5 .194 .194 .226 .419
J. Hardy SS BAL @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 17 2 0 0 0 0 1 .118 .118 .118 .235
J. Lowrie SS OAK vs HOU
10:05PM
B. Peacock 11 2 0 0 2 2 1 .182 .308 .182 .490
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 23, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jorge De La Rosa COL vs WAS
3:10PM
78 23 11 4 16 13 18 .295 .396 .556 .952
Anibal Sanchez DET @ ARI
3:40PM
72 26 4 2 9 3 7 .361 .396 .460 .857
A.J. Burnett PHI vs SF
7:05PM
76 23 5 1 5 9 9 .303 .384 .407 .792
Brad Peacock HOU @ OAK
10:05PM
78 20 11 2 9 15 21 .256 .372 .480 .852


Recommended Pickup

Zach Putnam, P, CHW – The volatility of the White Sox bullpen has spilled over to the the second half of the season and Putnam’s name is now in the very much in the mix. Putnam was given the ninth inning Friday when he closed the door on the Astros with a 1-2-3 ninth inning that included two strikeouts. The following night, Jacob Petricka got into trouble by putting two men on before Putnam was called to retire the final batter, which he did on a strikeout to earn his third save. The White Sox went back to Petricka on Monday and he picked up his fourth save while allowing one runner to reach. Aside from the closer’s role, both Putnam and Petricka have enjoyed successful seasons, with Putnam falling a bit short of striking out a batter per inning (7.7 K/9) while keeping the ball on the ground (1.46 GB/FB).

Other Recent Recommendations: Brandon McCarthy, Danny Salazar, Chris Young (pitcher), Travis d’Arnaud, Jacob deGrom

DraftKings Value Picks

SP: Jesse Chavez, OAK ($7,600)
C: Derek Norris, HOU ($3,600)
1B: Matt Adams ($4,100)
2B: Arismendy Alcantara, CHC ($3,900)
SS: Jed Lowrie, OAK ($3,700)
3B: Casey McGehee, MIA ($3,700)
OF: Gregory Polanco ($3,900)

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