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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)

SD (Jason Lane - L) at ATL (Ervin Santana - R) 12:10 PM ET
TOR (R.A. Dickey - R) at BOS (Clay Buchholz - R) 7:00 PM ET
ARI (Chase Anderson - R) at CIN (Homer Bailey - R) 7:10 PM ET
PHI (A.J. Burnett - R) at NYM (Bartolo Colon - R) 7:10 PM ET
WAS (Jordan Zimmermann - R) at MIA (Nathan Eovaldi - R) 7:10 PM ET
MIL (Kyle Lohse - R) at TB (Jake Odorizzi - R) 7:10 PM ET
NYY (David Phelps - R) at TEX (Yu Darvish - R) 8:05 PM ET
COL (Yohan Flande - L) at CHC (Tsuyoshi Wada - L) 8:05 PM ET
OAK (Jesse Chavez - R) at HOU (Brett Oberholtzer - L) 8:10 PM ET
PIT (Vance Worley - R) at SF (Madison Bumgarner - L) 10:15 PM ET

Day Game After Night Game SD/ATL

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Endy Chavez, OF, SEA (finger) -- Missed his second straight start Sunday.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE (illness) -- Missed his second straight start Sunday.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (neck) -- Did not play Sunday, could miss a few games.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (ankle) -- Remained out of the lineup Sunday after rolling his ankle Saturday.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL (quadriceps) -- Didn't start Sunday but appeared as a pinch-hitter late in the game. He hopes to return to the starting lineup Monday.
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (hand) -- Did not play Sunday after suffering a bruised right hand during Saturday's game.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC (hand) -- Missed his fourth straight start Sunday, but could be back Tuesday.
Justin Ruggiano, OF, CHC (groin) -- Missed his second straight start Sunday.
Drew Stubbs, OF, COL (foot) -- Didn't play Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with a foot injury.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (back) -- Targeting a return on Tuesday or Wednesday after he was held out of the lineup over the weekend.

Players on the DL

Michael Bourn, OF, CLE (hamstring) -- Rode a stationary bike Sunday and will increase the intensity of his running drills this week.
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD (hamstring) -- Hitting .333 with a stolen base through six rehab games for Triple-A El Paso.
Gerrit Cole, P, PIT (back) -- Will make one more rehab outing after Monday's start.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET (back) -- Will likely resume rehab assignment next week.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (quadriceps) -- Suffered a minor setback Friday and will be shut down for a few days.
Avisail Garcia, OF, DET (shoulder) -- May be nearing a rehab assignment.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD (foot) -- Will be activated from the DL on Monday.
Derek Holland, P, TEX (knee) -- Scheduled for two innings of work on Wednesday.
Ryan Lavarnway, C, BOS (wrist) -- Rehab assignment moved to Triple-A.
Justin Masterson, P, CLE (knee) -- Will be activated to start Friday against the Rangers.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, NYM (elbow) -- Will rest 7-10 days before throwing again.
Wil Myers, OF, TB (wrist) -- Hit off a tee Friday for the first time since suffering his injury.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (back) -- Could rejoin the Giants at some point during their Aug. 1-10 road trip.
James Paxton, P, SEA (back) -- Could rejoin the Mariners' rotation Saturday after throwing 4.1 innings in a rehab start Sunday.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY (back) -- Completed a 30-pitch simulated game on Thursday and will another simulated game Tuesday.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (knee) -- Will be placed on the DL Monday.
Hector Sanchez, C, SF (concussion) -- Placed on the 7-Day concussion DL on Saturday.
Jason Vargas, P, KC (appendix) -- Scheduled to throw a four-inning simulated game on Thursday.
C.J. Wilson, P, LAA (ankle) -- Will make a rehab start for Double-A Arkansas on Monday.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (hamstring) -- Could be out six-to-eight weeks, but the Nationals have not officially announced a timetable.

Transactions

Activated from the DL

Collin McHugh, P, HOU
Jack Hannahan, 3B, CIN
Nolan Reimold, OF, TOR
Alberto Callaspo, 3B, OAK

Placed on the DL

Josh Zeid, P, HOU

Called Up

Paul Clemens, P, HOU

Sent Down

Brad Peacock, P, HOU
Curtis Partch, P, CIN
Esmil Rogers, P, TOR (designated for assignment)
Nate Freiman, 1B, OAK
Chris Leroux, P, NYY
George Kontos, P, SF
Erisbel Arruebarrena, SS, LAD

Key Matchups
Hot Batter Matchups July 28, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Napoli 1B BOS vs TOR
7:10PM
R. Dickey 11 4 2 0 3 1 3 .364 .417 .545 .962
D. Ortiz DH BOS vs TOR
7:10PM
R. Dickey 12 4 3 1 2 2 4 .333 .429 .750 1.179
G. Stanton OF MIA vs WAS
7:10PM
J. Zimmermann 24 7 4 3 6 4 7 .292 .393 .708 1.101
J. Valdespin OF MIA vs WAS
7:10PM
J. Zimmermann 10 3 2 1 1 0 2 .300 .300 .700 1.000
B. Abreu OF NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Burnett 66 21 9 1 11 14 20 .318 .432 .485 .917
R. Brignac SS PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon 12 5 0 0 1 0 2 .417 .417 .417 .833
J. Rollins SS PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon 15 5 2 1 2 1 2 .333 .375 .600 .975
J. Reyes SS TOR @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 14 5 1 0 1 2 1 .357 .438 .500 .938
A. LaRoche 1B WAS @ MIA
7:10PM
N. Eovaldi 11 5 2 1 4 0 1 .455 .455 .818 1.273
I. Suzuki OF NYY @ TEX
8:05PM
Y. Darvish 17 7 2 0 2 0 1 .412 .412 .588 1.000
J. Altuve 2B HOU vs OAK
8:10PM
J. Chavez 10 4 2 0 1 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000
D. Uggla 2B SF vs PIT
10:15PM
V. Worley 11 5 2 2 4 3 1 .455 .571 1.000 1.571
Hot Pitcher Matchups July 28, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Yu Darvish TEX vs NYY
8:05PM
48 13 6 1 4 1 10 .271 .314 .452 .765
Cold Batter Matchups July 28, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Francoeur OF SD @ ATL
12:10PM
E. Santana 15 2 0 0 1 0 4 .133 .125 .133 .258
D. Pedroia 2B BOS vs TOR
7:10PM
R. Dickey 15 2 0 0 1 1 3 .133 .188 .133 .321
C. Granderson OF NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Burnett 16 3 3 1 1 2 5 .188 .316 .500 .816
D. Murphy 2B NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Burnett 12 2 0 0 0 4 1 .167 .375 .167 .542
D. Wright 3B NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Burnett 24 3 1 0 4 3 11 .125 .214 .167 .381
C. Rasmus OF TOR @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 13 2 0 0 1 2 2 .154 .313 .154 .466
I. Desmond SS WAS @ MIA
7:10PM
N. Eovaldi 11 3 0 0 1 0 4 .273 .273 .273 .545
D. Span OF WAS @ MIA
7:10PM
N. Eovaldi 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .273 .200 .473
Cold Pitcher Matchups July 28, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Kyle Lohse MIL @ TB
7:10PM
49 15 5 1 6 4 8 .306 .353 .443 .796
Brett Oberholtzer HOU vs OAK
8:10PM
60 20 8 3 8 4 11 .333 .383 .565 .948
Recommended Pickup

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