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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)

SF (Tim Hudson - R) at NYM (Dillon Gee - R) 12:10 PM
DET (Max Scherzer - R) at NYY (Brandon McCarthy - R) 7:00 PM
CIN (Alfredo Simon - R) at CLE (Corey Kluber - R) 7:05 PM
BAL (Kevin Gausman - R) at WAS (Tanner Roark - R) 7:05 PM
TEX (Nick Martinez - R) at CWS (Hector Noesi - R) 8:10 PM
TB (Alex Cobb - R) at OAK (Jeff Samardzija - R) 10:05 PM
LAA (Garrett Richards - R) at LAD (Zack Greinke - R) 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: - None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Domonic Brown, OF, PHI (illness) -- Missed his fifth straight start Sunday with strep throat.
Allen Craig, 1B, BOS (ankle) -- Missed his second straight start Sunday.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (neck) -- Hit in the batting cage prior to Sunday's game and may be closing in on a return.
Chris Dickerson, OF, CLE (knee) -- Didn't start Sunday but doubled, walked and scored a run as a pinch-hitter late in the game.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (knee) -- Missed his second straight start Sunday.
Matt Garza, P, MIL (oblique) -- Was removed from Sunday's start after six innings due to a tweaked oblique muscle.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL (quadriceps) -- Didn't start Sunday.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE (neck) -- Was held out of Sunday's lineup due to a stiff neck.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (ankle) -- Missed his second straight start Sunday due to ankle soreness, but the Rockies are holding out hope he'll avoid a DL stint.
John Jay, OF, STL (wrist) -- Missed his fifth straight start Sunday.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT (oblique) -- Left Sunday's game with an apparent left oblique injury. X-rays were negative.
Jimmy Nelson, P, MIL (finger) -- Expected to start Tuesday against San Francisco.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL (quadriceps) -- Was held out of Sunday's lineup with a stiff quad.
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE (wrist) -- Exited Sunday's game with wrist soreness.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (back) -- Missed his second straight start Sunday.

Players on the DL

Willie Bloomquist, SS, SEA (knee) -- Expected to return from the DL Aug. 8.
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE (hamstring) -- Ran the bases prior to Saturday's game and could head out on a rehab assignment soon.
Matt Cain, P, SF (elbow) -- Expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Andrew Cashner, P, SD (shoulder) -- Will begin a rehab assignment Friday.
Gerrit Cole, P, PIT (back) -- Was scratched from his scheduled start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday so he could refine some things in a bullpen session.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (quadricpes) -- Expected to go out on a rehab assignment in the coming days.
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU (back) -- Will likely require a rehab assignment in the minors before returning in mid-to-late August at the earliest.
Kyuji Fujikawa, P, CHC (elbow) -- Will make his seventh rehab appearance with Triple-A Iowa on Monday.
Avisail Garcia, OF, CWS (shoulder) -- Suffered a bruised triceps hit on the elbow by a pitch Sunday in a rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI (hand) -- Expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC (hand) -- Expected to avoid surgery, but could miss up to six weeks.
Ubaldo Jimenez, P, BAL (ankle) -- Made his final rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Norfolk.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (finger) -- Will begin a rehab assignment Friday at High-A Dunedin.
Cliff Lee, P, PHI (elbow) -- Expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR (foot) -- On pace to begin a rehab stint next week.
Matt Lindstrom, P, CWS (ankle) -- Allowed a run during a rehab appearance with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT (concussion) -- On a Triple-A rehab assignment, expected to rejoin Pittsburgh's starting lineup Wednesday.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN (oblique) -- Will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Low-A Cedar Rapids.
Ricky Nolasco, P, MIN (elbow) -- Will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Low-A Cedar Rapids.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (back) -- Began a rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A Fresno.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY (back) -- Made a rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
Tyler Skaggs, P, LAA (forearm) -- Hoping to avoid surgery and return to the Angels in four weeks.
George Springer, OF, HOU (knee) -- Will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Low-A Quad Cities.
Masahiro Tanaka, P, NYY (elbow) -- Scheduled to play catch Monday.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (thigh) -- Expected to return by mid-August.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (quadriceps) -- Expected to return in September.

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

Called Up

Cam Bedrosian, P, LAA
Nate Freiman, 1B, OAK
Hector Neris, P, PHI
Fernando Salas, P, LAA
Domingo Santana, OF, HOU
Steven Wright, P, BOS

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Phillippe Aumont, P, PHI
Cole Gillespie, OF, TOR
Donnie Joseph, P, MIA
Zach McAllister, P, CLE
Brent Morel, 3B, PIT
Nick Noonan, 2B, SF
Michael Roth, P, LAA
Ryan Webb, P, BAL
Alex Wilson, P, BOS

Activated from the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

None

Placed on the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

Jesus Guzman, 1B, HOU (back)
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX (transferred to the 60-day DL)
Nick Punto, 2B, OAK (hamstring)
Joe Thatcher, P, LAA (ankle)

Designated for Assignment

Dean Anna, SS, PIT

Signed

Jayson Nix, 2B, PIT

Released

Erik Bedard, P, TB
Juan Carlos Oviedo, P, TB

Traded

Blake Tekotte, OF, ARI (from CWS)

Claimed

Mike Carp, 1B, TEX
Jordan Schafer, OF, MIN

Closer Watch

Pittsburgh Pirates - Mark Melancon took his third loss of the season on Sunday after allowing a run on one hit and a walk against Arizona, however his job as the Pirates' closer is not in jeopardy, as it was the first run he's allowed in a game since July 5.

Texas Rangers - Neftali Feliz served up a two-run homer in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Indians to blow his first save of the season.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups August 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
B. Abreu OF NYM vs SF
12:10PM
T. Hudson 12 4 1 0 3 6 1 .333 .600 .417 1.017
L. Duda OF NYM vs SF
12:10PM
T. Hudson 28 11 3 1 4 2 2 .393 .485 .571 1.056
D. Wright 3B NYM vs SF
12:10PM
T. Hudson 80 19 5 3 8 7 10 .238 .315 .375 .690
M. Cabrera 3B DET @ NYY
7:05PM
B. McCarthy 13 4 2 0 1 3 3 .308 .438 .462 .899
T. Hunter OF DET @ NYY
7:05PM
B. McCarthy 16 8 4 1 2 1 3 .500 .529 .875 1.404
V. Martinez DH DET @ NYY
7:05PM
B. McCarthy 21 7 5 1 2 3 4 .333 .417 .667 1.083
J. Lowrie SS OAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb 10 4 1 0 1 1 2 .400 .455 .500 .955
E. Aybar SS LAA @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 19 8 5 0 2 2 2 .421 .478 .684 1.162
A. Pujols 1B LAA @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 20 7 4 0 1 3 2 .350 .417 .550 .967
Hot Pitcher Matchups August 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Alex Cobb TB @ OAK
10:05PM
84 12 3 0 2 6 18 .143 .200 .193 .393
Cold Batter Matchups August 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
E. Young Jr. OF NYM vs SF
12:10PM
T. Hudson 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
M. Morse OF SF @ NYM
12:10PM
D. Gee 10 2 1 0 1 0 2 .200 .273 .300 .573
H. Pence OF SF @ NYM
12:10PM
D. Gee 16 2 0 0 0 3 5 .125 .263 .125 .388
A. Avila C DET @ NYY
7:05PM
B. McCarthy 11 2 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364
S. Drew SS NYY vs DET
7:05PM
M. Scherzer 11 2 1 0 1 1 4 .182 .250 .273 .523
A. Callaspo 3B OAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb 11 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .083 .000 .083
J. Donaldson 3B OAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb 10 2 0 0 0 3 1 .200 .385 .200 .585
J. Jaso C OAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb 10 2 1 0 0 1 1 .200 .273 .300 .573
B. Moss 1B OAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb 12 2 0 0 1 0 6 .167 .167 .167 .333
J. Reddick OF OAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb 12 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
E. Sogard SS OAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .091 .182
J. Hamilton OF LAA @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 22 1 0 0 1 1 9 .045 .087 .045 .132
Cold Pitcher Matchups August 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Brandon McCarthy NYY vs DET
7:05PM
98 31 16 2 7 11 19 .316 .385 .529 .914

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