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Sunday Lineup Card: One Last Ride With The Captain

Daniel Kennedy

Daniel Kennedy

Kennedy covers college football and college basketball for RotoWire. A veteran reporter, Kennedy has covered sports for various newspapers in the Southeast.

Sunday Lineup Card:
Projected Starters - A look at Sunday’s matchups (all times Eastern)
Indians (Carlos Carrasco – R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 1:05
Tigers (David Price – L) at Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L), 1:07
Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R) at Orioles (Kevin Gausman – R), 1:35
Mets (Zack Wheeler – R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 1:35
Padres (Tyson Ross – R) at Pirates (Charlie Morton – R), 1:35
Giants (Tim Lincecum – R) at Royals (Danny Duffy – L), 2:10
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Brewers (Jimmy Nelson – R), 2:10
Rangers (Nick Martinez – R) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel – L), 2:10
Rays (Alex Cobb – R) at Cubs (Travis Wood – L), 2:20
Red Sox (Rubby De La Rosa – R) at Angels (Hector Santiago – L), 3:35
Twins (Phil Hughes – R) at Athletics (Jason Hammel – R), 4:05
White Sox (John Danks – L) at Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez – R), 4:10
Rockies (Franklin Morales – L) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L), 4:10
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L) at Braves (Alex Wood – L), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game: MIA/CIN, NYM/PHI, SD/PIT, SF/KC, LAD/MIL, TEX/HOU, BOS/LAA, MIN/OAK, CWS/SEA, COL/ARI

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Joakim Soria, P, DET – Left Saturday's game with strained side.
David Murphy, OF, CLE – Left Saturday's game with side injury; will undergo MRI Sunday.
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE – Left Saturday's game with a recurring right knee issue.
Mike Carp, 1B, TEX – Left Saturday's game with tightness in his left groin.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD – (Side) Did not play Saturday with tightness in his left side.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU – (Neck) Did not start Saturday
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY – (Finger) Missed his third straight game Saturday.
Brayan Pena, C, CIN – (Hamstring) Did not start Saturday.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT – (Back) Missed fourth staright start Saturday.
Steve Souza, OF, WAS – (Shoulder) Expects to be available Sunday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS – (Shoulder) Did not start Saturday.
Alex Rios, OF, TEX – (Ankle) Missed second straight game Saturday.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT – (Ribs) Did not play Saturday.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL - (Ankle) Hopes to return Tuesday.

Players on the DL

Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU – (Back) Made first rehab start Friday.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR – (Quad) Made first rehab start Saturday.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR – (Foot) Resumed rehab assignment Saturday.
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY - (Back) Expected to start for the Yankees Wednesday.
Allen Craig, 1B, BOS – (Foot) Expected to be activated Aug. 17.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Oblique) Played Saturday for Low-A Cedar Rapids; expects to be activated Monday.
Andrew Cashner, P, SD – (Shoulder) Will continue rehab assignment Wednesday.
Chris Owings, SS, ARI – (Shoulder) Takes 30 swings in batting cage Saturday.
George Springer, OF, HOU – (Quad) Takes batting practice Saturday.
Bobby Parnell, P, NYM – (Elbow) Played catch Saturday for first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RP, NYM - (Elbow) Threw bullpen session Saturday.

Activated from Disabled List (15-day DL, unless otherwise noted)
None

Placed on the DL (15-day DL, unless otherwise noted)
Brian McCann, C, NYY – (Concussion; 7-day DL)
Adam Eaton, OF, CWS – (Oblique)

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

Called Up

Trevor May, P, MIN
Austin Romine, C, NYY
Jordan Danks, OF, CWS

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)

Donald Lutz, OF, CIN
Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL

Released

Brian Roberts, 2B, NYY

Closer Watch

Detroit Tigers – Saturday was essentially the worst-case scenario for the Tigers’ bullpen. Joe Nathan blew his sixth save of the season Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up a run on two hits and two walks while recording just one to ruin an outstanding eight-inning effort by Max Scherzer. Joakim Soria finished the ninth inning for Nathan and went out for the 10th, but called for the trainers during his warmup pitches and exited the game, appearing to clutch his lower back. Joba Chamberlain completed the meltdown by folding in the 10th to take the loss. Given the tumult Nathan has experienced this season, Soria could have been zoning in on the closer role, but depending on the severity of his injury, a stint on the disabled list could be just as likely at this point. Meanwhile, manager Brad Ausmus still has to tend to the immediate problem at hand, as the Tigers are the odds-on favorites to win the AL pennant, but cannot even seem to shake the Kansas City Royals for their division crown with the bullpen in its current state. Nathan may still be removed from the closer’s role, but stay posted on Soria’s status in the coming days, as he still represents the best end-game pitcher on the roster.

Hot Batter Matchups – August 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
T. Hunter OF DET @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle 85 21 9 3 15 0 15 .247 .244 .435 .679
V. Martinez DH DET @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle 76 27 6 4 15 2 7 .355 .367 .539 .907
J. Bautista OF TOR vs DET
1:07PM
D. Price 44 15 7 5 11 6 10 .341 .423 .727 1.150
D. Valencia DH TOR vs DET
1:07PM
D. Price 15 10 2 0 3 3 1 .667 .722 .800 1.522
R. Johnson OF MIA @ CIN
1:10PM
J. Cueto 14 5 2 0 0 0 1 .357 .471 .500 .971
R. Tejada SS NYM @ PHI
1:35PM
K. Kendrick 24 9 1 1 3 1 1 .375 .400 .500 .900
D. Wright 3B NYM @ PHI
1:35PM
K. Kendrick 50 15 6 3 7 2 8 .300 .321 .540 .861
J. Rollins SS PHI vs NYM
1:35PM
Z. Wheeler 10 3 2 2 2 0 3 .300 .300 .900 1.200
O. Infante 2B KC vs SF
2:10PM
T. Lincecum 14 5 2 0 0 0 4 .357 .357 .500 .857
C. Gomez OF MIL vs LAD
2:10PM
C. Kershaw 10 4 1 0 3 0 1 .400 .455 .500 .955
G. Parra OF MIL vs LAD
2:10PM
C. Kershaw 25 9 3 0 0 2 7 .360 .429 .480 .909
R. Weeks 2B MIL vs LAD
2:10PM
C. Kershaw 11 4 3 0 0 3 4 .364 .500 .636 1.136
J. Willingham OF MIN @ OAK
4:05PM
J. Hammel 16 5 2 1 4 1 1 .313 .421 .563 .984
C. Gonzalez OF COL @ ARI
4:10PM
W. Miley 21 8 2 1 2 0 1 .381 .381 .571 .952
W. Rosario C COL @ ARI
4:10PM
W. Miley 16 8 4 1 3 1 4 .500 .529 .875 1.404
R. Cano 2B SEA vs CWS
4:10PM
J. Danks 13 6 3 1 2 1 3 .462 .500 .846 1.346
A. Jackson OF SEA vs CWS
4:10PM
J. Danks 45 18 5 3 7 5 7 .400 .460 .644 1.104
F. Freeman 1B ATL vs WAS
8:05PM
G. Gonzalez 21 6 4 2 9 0 6 .286 .320 .667 .987
A. Simmons SS ATL vs WAS
8:05PM
G. Gonzalez 18 6 4 2 5 4 1 .333 .455 .833 1.288
J. Upton OF ATL vs WAS
8:05PM
G. Gonzalez 14 4 2 2 3 5 3 .286 .474 .714 1.188
K. Frandsen 2B WAS @ ATL
8:05PM
A. Wood 10 5 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .455 .600 1.055
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 10, 2014
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Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Zack Wheeler NYM @ PHI
1:35PM
73 16 7 3 7 4 18 .219 .258 .397 .655
Dallas Keuchel
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Zack Wheeler NYM @ PHI
1:35PM
73 16 7 3 7 4 18 .219 .258 .397 .655
Dallas Keuchel HOU vs TEX
2:10PM
107 24 8 0 11 5 20 .224 .263 .296 .559
Phil Hughes MIN @ OAK
4:05PM
100 17 4 1 10 16 25 .170 .284 .220 .505
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Cold Batter Matchups – August 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
D. Murphy OF CLE @ NYY
1:05PM
H. Kuroda 15 2 0 0 0 0 2 .133 .133 .133 .267
C. Rasmus OF TOR vs DET
1:07PM
D. Price 22 4 0 0 0 2 5 .182 .280 .182 .462
N. Reimold OF TOR vs DET
1:07PM
D. Price 23 4 1 1 4 2 6 .174 .231 .304 .535
S. Tolleson 3B TOR vs DET
1:07PM
D. Price 11 1 0 0 0 0 4 .091 .091 .091 .182
L. Duda OF NYM @ PHI
1:35PM
K. Kendrick 23 4 4 1 4 1 3 .174 .269 .435 .704
C. Granderson OF NYM @ PHI
1:35PM
K. Kendrick 11 1 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258
C. Utley 2B PHI vs NYM
1:35PM
Z. Wheeler 10 1 0 0 1 1 2 .100 .167 .100 .267
R. Ibanez OF KC vs SF
2:10PM
T. Lincecum 16 1 0 0 0 0 5 .063 .063 .063 .125
J. Lucroy C MIL vs LAD
2:10PM
C. Kershaw 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
E. Andrus SS TEX @ HOU
2:10PM
D. Keuchel 22 4 0 0 2 1 2 .182 .217 .182 .399
S. Choo OF TEX @ HOU
2:10PM
D. Keuchel 10 2 1 0 1 0 4 .200 .250 .300 .550
L. Martin OF TEX @ HOU
2:10PM
D. Keuchel 13 3 1 0 4 0 6 .231 .231 .308 .538
J. Lowrie SS OAK vs MIN
4:05PM
P. Hughes 12 1 0 0 1 3 3 .083 .267 .083 .350
J. Reddick OF OAK vs MIN
4:05PM
P. Hughes 13 2 0 0 1 2 4 .154 .267 .154 .421
D. LeMahieu 2B COL @ ARI
4:10PM
W. Miley 12 2 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
J. Rutledge 2B COL @ ARI
4:10PM
W. Miley 13 2 2 0 2 0 4 .154 .154 .308 .462
K. Morales 1B SEA vs CWS
4:10PM
J. Danks 15 3 2 0 1 0 1 .200 .200 .333 .533
I. Desmond SS WAS @ ATL
8:05PM
A. Wood 10 1 1 1 1 0 3 .100 .100 .400 .500
A. LaRoche 1B WAS @ ATL
8:05PM
A. Wood 11 1 0 0 0 0 6 .091 .091 .091 .182
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Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
John Danks CWS @ SEA
4:10PM
107 37 12 4 12 8 16 .346 .391 .542 .934
Wade Miley ARI vs COL
4:10PM
109 33 12 3 14 4 17 .303 .321 .468 .790
Alex Wood ATL vs WAS
8:05PM
69 24 5 2 5 3 17 .348 .365 .492 .857
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Recommended Pickup

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