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Tuesday Lineup Card: The Strike-Thrower

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

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

Angels (Jered Weaver – R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman – R), 7:05
Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R) at Indians (Trevor Bauer – R), 7:05
White Sox (Jose Quintana – L) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R), 7:08
Phillies (Cole Hamels – L) at Mets (Dillon Gee – R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman – R) at Red Sox (Rubby De La Rosa – R), 7:10
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill – R) at Reds (Mike Leake – R), 7:10
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R) at Marlins (Henderson Alvarez – R), 7:10
Brewers (Matt Garza – R) at Rays (Alex Cobb – R), 7:10
Yankees (Brandon McCarthy – R) at Rangers (Nick Martinez – R), 8:05
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson – R), 8:05
Twins (Kyle Gibson – R) at Royals (James Shields – R), 8:10
Athletics (Jeff Samardzija – R) at Astros (Scott Feldman – R), 8:10
Braves (Aaron Harang – R) at Dodgers (Josh Beckett – R), 10:10
Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R) at Padres (Tyson Ross – R), 10:10
Pirates (Francisco Liriano – L) at Giants (Tim Hudson – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (ankle) – Hurt himself Monday, but hopes to be available Tuesday
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (groin) – Out Monday due to nagging left groin issue
Ian Kennedy, SP, SD (oblique) – Likely to start Saturday if Wednesday bullpen goes well
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL (back) – Left Monday's game
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (hand) – Expects to be back in Tuesday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (neck) – Had an MRI Monday; results to come Tuesday
Josh Rutledge, 2B, COL (illness) – Scratched Monday due to illness
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (back) – Feeling better; hopes to be back in Tuesday
Drew Stubbs, OF, COL (foot) – Out of Monday's lineup
Nick Tepesch, SP, TEX (knee) – Feeling better, but still uncertain for Friday start
Dana Eveland, RP, NYM (elbow) – Hit with a liner Monday, but x-rays negative

Players on the DL

Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY (elbow) – Seems to be improving; could avoid TJ surgery
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (thigh) – Expected back by mid-August
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (quad) – Won't return until next week at best
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (shoulder) – One more bullpen, then could start rehab assignment
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT (back) – Good rehab start Monday; scheduled for Aug. 7-8 return
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD (hamstring) – Hitting his stride on rehab assignment; likely back soon
James Paxton, SP, SEA (back) – Good rehab start Sunday; could be back as soon as Saturday
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (concussion) – Passed tests; expected to join team for this weekend's road trip
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR (foot) – Could return over the weekend, but far from certain
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY (back) – Hoping for a mid-August return
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (back) – If Tuesday workout goes well, will go on rehab assignment
A.J. Pollock, OF, ARI (hand) – Will take live BP Tuesday, then go on rehab trip
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (finger) – Hit off a tee Monday
Brandon Morrow, RP, TOR (finger) – Likely to be used out of the pen upon his return
Jordan Lyles, SP, COL (hand) – 3.2 scoreless in Saturday rehab game; could be just one more
Chris Owings, SS, ARI (shoulder) – Still 2-3 weeks from returning
Mike Adams, RP, PHI (shoulder) – Hopes to pitch from a mound in early August
Jim Henderson, RP, MIL (shoulder) – Has pitched well in first two rehab appearances
Jake Smolinski, OF, TEX (foot) – Unable to take BP or run at full speed yet
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB (oblique) – Will take BP on Tuesday
Hector Sanchez, C, SF (concussion) – Still feeling effects from Friday hit
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, NYM (elbow) – Should resume throwing in 3-4 days
Chone Figgins, OF, LAD (hip) – Hitting well recently in Triple-A; still not likely to be called up
Taylor Teagarden, C, NYM (hamstring) – 3-for-15 on rehab assignment so far; no rush

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

Placed on DL
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (knee)
T.J. McFarland, RP, BAL (bereavement list)
Craig Gentry, OF, OAK (hand)

Activated from DL
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD
Jordan Pacheco, C, ARI
Joel Peralta, RP, TB

Called Up
Jake Marisnick, OF, MIA
Billy Burns, OF, OAK
Jason Lane, SP, SD
Zoilo Almonte, OF, NYY
Preston Guilmet, RP, BAL

Sent Down
J.T. Realmuto, C, MIA
Brooks Conrad, 2B, SD
Liam Hendriks, SP, KC
Erik Bedard, SP, TB (DFA)
Kenny Wilson, OF, OAK (DFA)
Jeff Francis, RP, NYY (DFA)
Brett Hayes, C, KC (DFA)

Traded
Darwin Barney, 2B, LAD (from CHC)
Danny Valencia, 3B, TOR (from KC)
Erik Kratz, C, KC (from TOR)
Liam Hendriks, SP, KC (from TOR)

Released
Nick Evans, 1B, ARI

Closer Watch

Blue Jays – Casey Janssen nailed down a save Sunday against the Yankees with a clean ninth and a strikeout. That wouldn't be news, except Janssen had surrendered five runs in his prior four outings, including a pair of runs to those very same Yanks the night before. It helps Janssen that the rest of the Toronto bullpen doesn't hold a lot of potential – second chair Aaron Loup has a 2.96 ERA, but just a 41:26 K:BB in 48.2 innings.

Nationals – Rafael Soriano pulled a full-on meltdown Monday in Miami. Often, when you give up a walk, and then a double, and then a single, and then a sac fly, and then a wild pitch, and then a triple, and then a hit batsman, it really comes back to bite you. In this case, it turned a 6-3 lead into a 7-4 walk-off loss. But hey, at least Jerry Blevins gave up the game-winning hit after Soriano was yanked. Nonetheless, Raffy's insulated from any threat (that is, Tyler Clippard) here, considering he entered the game with a 1.10 ERA.

Rangers – Neftali Feliz delivered a clean ninth Monday to improve to 2-for-2 in save chances, but he again failed to strike out a batter, leaving him with just a 4:4 K:BB in 12.1 innings this year. No one's really looming behind him, so Feliz has a pretty decent grip on this job.

Hot Batter Matchups – July 29, 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 vs LAA
7:05PM
J. Weaver 16 5 3 1 4 1 3 .313 .333 .688 1.021
M. Cabrera 3B DET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Quintana 17 6 2 1 3 2 3 .353 .421 .588 1.009
R. Davis OF DET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Quintana 20 8 3 1 1 1 4 .400 .429 .650 1.079
I. Kinsler 2B DET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Quintana 11 4 1 0 1 1 3 .364 .417 .455 .871
A. Hill 2B ARI @ CIN
7:10PM
M. Leake 12 4 1 1 3 0 2 .333 .333 .583 .917
G. Parra OF ARI @ CIN
7:10PM
M. Leake 13 5 1 1 3 0 1 .385 .385 .615 1.000
G. Stanton OF MIA vs WAS
7:10PM
S. Strasburg 26 9 7 3 8 3 10 .346 .414 .846 1.260
J. Lagares OF NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 20 8 3 0 2 2 5 .400 .455 .550 1.005
D. Murphy 2B NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 44 17 5 1 6 1 9 .386 .400 .545 .945
D. Wright 3B NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 73 24 10 5 16 5 17 .329 .372 .616 .988
R. Howard 1B PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee 18 9 7 6 14 0 4 .500 .500 1.556 2.056
J. Rollins SS PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee 22 11 3 1 4 2 2 .500 .542 .727 1.269
B. Harper OF WAS @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez 13 6 3 2 4 1 2 .462 .500 1.000 1.500
A. LaRoche 1B WAS @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez 13 6 1 0 1 2 1 .462 .533 .538 1.072
A. Beltre 3B TEX vs NYY
8:05PM
B. McCarthy 33 14 6 2 10 1 2 .424 .429 .727 1.156
S. Choo OF TEX vs NYY
8:05PM
B. McCarthy 13 4 1 1 3 1 3 .308 .357 .538 .896
B. Dozier 2B MIN @ KC
8:10PM
J. Shields 20 7 5 2 7 1 2 .350 .364 .800 1.164
E. Nunez SS MIN @ KC
8:10PM
J. Shields 20 9 3 2 3 2 1 .450 .500 .800 1.300
J. Willingham OF MIN @ KC
8:10PM
J. Shields 25 8 4 0 3 2 7 .320 .393 .480 .873
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD vs ATL
10:10PM
A. Harang 17 7 4 3 5 2 6 .412 .474 1.000 1.474
M. Kemp OF LAD vs ATL
10:10PM
A. Harang 16 5 2 1 4 2 4 .313 .368 .563 .931
H. Ramirez SS LAD vs ATL
10:10PM
A. Harang 26 10 6 5 7 2 5 .385 .429 1.000 1.429
P. Alvarez 3B PIT @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson 13 4 2 1 3 2 3 .308 .400 .615 1.015
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jered Weaver LAA @ BAL
7:05PM
179 40 12 5 18 7 35 .223 .249 .355 .604
Josh Beckett LAD vs ATL
10:10PM
60 11 5 1 2 2 22 .183 .231 .314 .545
Tim Hudson SF vs PIT
10:15PM
117 26 10 1 4 15 23 .222 .321 .336 .657
Cold Batter Matchups – July 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Davis 1B BAL vs LAA
7:05PM
J. Weaver 31 6 1 0 3 0 5 .194 .194 .226 .419
J. Hardy SS BAL vs LAA
7:05PM
J. Weaver 17 2 0 0 0 0 1 .118 .118 .118 .235
A. Ramirez SS CWS @ DET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez 15 3 1 0 1 1 1 .200 .250 .267 .517
D. Viciedo OF CWS @ DET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez 10 2 1 0 1 0 1 .200 .273 .300 .573
T. Hunter OF DET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Quintana 17 5 0 0 2 0 5 .294 .294 .294 .588
P. Goldschmidt 1B ARI @ CIN
7:10PM
M. Leake 12 2 0 0 2 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333
A. Hechavarria SS MIA vs WAS
7:10PM
S. Strasburg 15 3 1 0 2 0 6 .200 .200 .333 .533
G. Jones 1B MIA vs WAS
7:10PM
S. Strasburg 18 1 0 0 0 0 9 .056 .056 .056 .111
C. Yelich OF MIA vs WAS
7:10PM
S. Strasburg 11 2 0 0 1 2 6 .182 .308 .182 .490
L. Overbay 1B MIL @ TB
7:10PM
A. Cobb 11 1 0 0 0 0 4 .091 .091 .091 .182
L. Duda OF NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 13 1 0 0 0 5 7 .077 .333 .077 .410
D. Brown OF PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee 15 4 1 0 1 0 3 .267 .267 .333 .600
C. Ruiz C PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee 13 1 1 0 1 0 1 .077 .077 .154 .231
J. Molina C TB vs MIL
7:10PM
M. Garza 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
N. Schierholtz OF CHC vs COL
8:05PM
J. De La Rosa 10 2 1 1 2 1 2 .200 .273 .500 .773
E. Andrus SS TEX vs NYY
8:05PM
B. McCarthy 20 3 1 0 4 1 4 .150 .182 .200 .382
A. Rios OF TEX vs NYY
8:05PM
B. McCarthy 16 1 1 0 2 2 2 .063 .167 .125 .292
J. Altuve 2B HOU vs OAK
8:10PM
J. Samardzija 11 1 0 0 0 2 3 .091 .231 .091 .322
T. Plouffe 3B MIN @ KC
8:10PM
J. Shields 13 2 0 0 0 2 3 .154 .267 .154 .421
A. Callaspo 3B OAK @ HOU
8:10PM
S. Feldman 16 2 0 0 2 0 0 .125 .176 .125 .301
B. Upton OF ATL @ LAD
10:10PM
J. Beckett 37 7 3 0 1 1 12 .189 .211 .270 .481
J. Uribe 3B LAD vs ATL
10:10PM
A. Harang 13 1 1 0 0 1 3 .077 .143 .154 .297
R. Martin C PIT @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson 16 3 1 0 0 1 6 .188 .235 .250 .485
A. McCutchen OF PIT @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson 16 3 1 0 1 3 2 .188 .350 .250 .600
G. Sanchez 1B PIT @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson 22 4 1 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .227 .409
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jose Quintana CWS @ DET
7:08PM
116 35 8 2 11 6 24 .302 .342 .415 .757
Cole Hamels PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
262 82 26 7 35 24 69 .313 .370 .462 .832
Henderson Alvarez MIA vs WAS
7:10PM
105 35 11 3 14 7 15 .333 .385 .496 .881
Dillon Gee NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
113 38 15 7 25 4 18 .336 .366 .588 .954
Scott Feldman HOU vs OAK
8:10PM
62 15 6 3 10 12 9 .242 .370 .460 .830
James Shields KC vs MIN
8:10PM
123 37 15 5 16 10 20 .301 .355 .501 .856
Aaron Harang ATL @ LAD
10:10PM
108 32 14 10 19 11 23 .296 .358 .611 .969


Recommended Pickup
Kyle Hendricks, SP, CHC – A former eighth-round pick, Hendricks didn't garner much notice last season even after putting up a straight 2.00 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A as a 23-year-old. No top-100 lists for him. It's not that surprising – even with the incredible results, he posted just a 6.9 K/9, always a red flag to prospectors. But he also showed outstanding control – he's never averaged more than 2.0 BB/9 in a season, and last year made it 1.8 – and at some point, we have to admit that this guy is doing something right. No, he doesn't throw hard, but he has command of a cutter, slider, curve and change, and he uses all of them. It's been to good effect in the majors thus far – he's quietly posted a 2.33 ERA in his first three MLB starts, striking out a respectable-enough 14 against six walks in 19.1 innings. And it's worth noting that his K rate spiked in Triple-A this year – all the way to 8.5 K/9.

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