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Wednesday Lineup Card: Pining For Pineda

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy player since the age of 13.

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

Red Sox (Anthony Ranaudo – R) at Reds (Mike Leake – R), 12:35
Twins (Kyle Gibson – R) at Astros (Brett Oberholtzer – L), 2:10
White Sox (Jose Quintana – L) at Giants (Jake Peavy – R), 3:45
Diamondbacks (Andrew Chafin – L) at Indians (Trevor Bauer – R), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Vidal Nuno – L) at Indians (Josh Tomlin – R), 7:05
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R) at Mets (Bartolo Colon – R), 7:10
Rockies (Tyler Matzek – L) at Padres (Ian Kennedy – R), 6:40
Yankees (Michael Pineda – R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman – R:05
Pirates (Vance Worley – R) at Tigers (Buck Farmer – R), 7:08
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu – L) at Braves (Ervin Santana – R), 7:10
Cardinals (Justin Masterson – R) at Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi – R), 7:10
Rays (Chris Archer – R) at Rangers (Miles Mikolas – R), 8:05
Brewers (Kyle Lohse – R) at Cubs (Tsuyoshi Wada – L), 8:05
Athletics (Scott Kazmir – L) at Royals (Jason Vargas – L), 8:10
Phillies (A.J. Burnett – R) at Angels (Jered Weaver – R), 10:05
Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey – K) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: CHW, SF, BOS, CIN, MIN, HOU

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Justin Verlander, SP, DET (shoulder) – Has inflammation; expected to miss just one start
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL (knee) – Could need a DL stint; more info coming Wednesday
Homer Bailey, SP, CIN (elbow) – Pushed back to Saturday due to soreness
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (shoulder) – Having an MRI, but was available off bench Tuesday
Alex Rios, OF, TEX (ankle) – Out of the lineup again Tuesday
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL (thumb) – Sitting through Thursday in hopes of weekend return
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (forearm) – Left with strain Tuesday
Jarred Cosart, SP, MIA (oblique) – Seven shutout in return Tuesday; struck out twice
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL (ankle) – Hopes to return Wednesday

Players on the DL

Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (thigh) – Seeing a specialist about treatment options Wednesday
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (quad) – Will play the field Wednesday for first time in rehab games
Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY (elbow) – Pain-free after throwing from 90 feet Monday
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (knee) – Seeing a specialist Wednesday
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT (back) – Will make another Triple-A rehab start Saturday
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM (elbow) – May not appear in game action until spring training
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET (chest) – Will receive physical therapy for 10-14 days before throwing
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (quad) – Hopes to be ready for baseball activities toward end of August
George Springer, OF, HOU (quad) – Will be shut down for two weeks
Brian McCann, C, NYY (concussion) – Feeling better; possible return next week
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN (thumb) – Optimism he'll play in rehab games this month
Jacob DeGrom, SP, NYM (shoulder) – No timetable, but reportedly feeling better
Matt Garza, SP, MIL (oblique) – Progressing, but no timetable
Matt Cain, SP, SF (elbow) – Had successful surgery for bone spurs and chips Monday
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE (hamstring) – Could return this weekend
Steve Souza, OF, WAS (shoulder) – No structural damage
Avisail Garcia, OF, CHW (shoulder) – Expected back within about a week
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE (knee) – No decision yet on course of action
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU (back) – Will be activated Wednesday
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, NYM (elbow) – Three scoreless innings in High-A game Monday
Brett Anderson, SP, COL (back) – Having season-ending hernia surgery Thursday
Tanner Scheppers, RP, TEX (elbow) – Said he'll be a reliever next year
Logan Ondrusek, RP, CIN (shoulder) – Threw 34-pitch sim game Tuesday
Hector Sanchez, C, SF (concussion) – Cleared to resume rehab games
Shae Simmons, RP, ATL (shoulder) – Threw 20-pitch bullpen Tuesday with no issues
David DeJesus, OF, TB (hand) – Likely to start rehab games by this weekend
David Murphy, OF, CLE (oblique) – Out 4-to-5 weeks with strained oblique
Dan Jennings, RP, MIA (concussion) – With the team, but not close to doing baseball activities

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

Placed on DL
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET (chest)
Scott Downs, RP, KC (neck)
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD (hamstring)

Activated from DL
Matt Lindstrom, RP, CHW
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR

Called Up
Anthony Ranaudo, SP, BOS
Robbie Ray, SP, DET
Rafael Montero, SP, NYM
Brennan Boesch, OF, LAA
Brandon Cumpton, SP, PIT
Blaine Hardy, RP, DET
Jacob Goebbert, OF, SD

Sent Down
Justin Miller, RP, DET
Brad Mills, RP, TOR (DFA)
Ryan LaMarre, OF, CIN (DFA)
Sean O'Sullivan, RP, PHI (outrighted)
Casey Sadler, RP, PIT
Caleb Clay, RP, LAA

Closer Watch

White Sox – Matt Lindstrom was activated from the DL on Tuesday, but it was Jake Petricka who got the call in the ninth again … and blew it, giving up two runs on four hits. Petricka's not a terrifically effective reliever in general, so you gotta figure that Lindstrom gets the job back as soon as he can show that he's back and healthy.

Marlins – After struggling his way to a save Monday – he allowed a pair of runs, but escaped – Steve Cishek got the day off to think about it Tuesday. Bryan Morris and Mike Dunn teamworked the ninth, with Dunn coming on for a one-out save after Morris put a couple men on. This is still Cishek's gig, but he's allowed six runs on a whopping 14 hits over his last six innings. But he's also got an 11:2 K:BB in that span, so he may just be experiencing a run of tough luck.

Hot Batter Matchups – August 13, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Dunn 1B CWS @ SF
3:45PM
J. Peavy 32 6 3 3 7 9 11 .188 .357 .469 .826
D. LeMahieu 2B COL @ SD
6:40PM
I. Kennedy 16 5 3 0 3 2 2 .313 .389 .500 .889
J. Rutledge 2B COL @ SD
6:40PM
I. Kennedy 13 5 2 1 1 3 0 .385 .529 .692 1.222
D. Stubbs OF COL @ SD
6:40PM
I. Kennedy 12 4 2 1 2 2 4 .333 .429 .667 1.095
D. Jeter SS NYY @ BAL
7:05PM
C. Tillman 20 8 1 0 3 2 2 .400 .455 .450 .905
A. Ethier OF LAD @ ATL
7:10PM
E. Santana 18 6 3 1 5 1 0 .333 .368 .611 .980
D. Murphy 2B NYM vs WAS
7:10PM
J. Zimmermann 44 16 8 3 8 1 1 .364 .378 .682 1.060
J. Lake OF CHC vs MIL
8:05PM
K. Lohse 15 6 2 2 5 0 4 .400 .400 .800 1.200
A. Rizzo 1B CHC vs MIL
8:05PM
K. Lohse 20 9 2 0 0 2 4 .450 .522 .550 1.072
O. Infante 2B KC vs OAK
8:10PM
S. Kazmir 16 5 3 1 5 3 1 .313 .421 .625 1.046
S. Perez C KC vs OAK
8:10PM
S. Kazmir 12 4 2 1 4 3 0 .333 .467 .750 1.217
C. Crisp OF OAK @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 43 14 4 2 5 4 3 .326 .383 .512 .895
J. Hamilton OF LAA vs PHI
10:05PM
A. Burnett 16 4 3 1 3 2 2 .250 .368 .563 .931
A. Pujols 1B LAA vs PHI
10:05PM
A. Burnett 18 5 3 1 3 1 3 .278 .316 .556 .871
M. Byrd OF PHI @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 25 8 4 0 2 4 9 .320 .414 .480 .894
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 13, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jake Peavy SF vs CWS
3:45PM
65 13 5 4 9 13 20 .200 .329 .425 .754
A.J. Burnett PHI @ LAA
10:05PM
94 21 10 2 14 10 27 .223 .298 .366 .664
Cold Batter Matchups – August 13, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Blackmon OF COL @ SD
6:40PM
I. Kennedy 15 3 0 0 2 0 6 .200 .294 .200 .494
I. Suzuki OF NYY @ BAL
7:05PM
C. Tillman 24 4 0 0 2 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD @ ATL
7:10PM
E. Santana 13 2 0 0 1 3 3 .154 .313 .154 .466
M. Kemp OF LAD @ ATL
7:10PM
E. Santana 10 2 1 1 1 0 2 .200 .200 .500 .700
J. Uribe 3B LAD @ ATL
7:10PM
E. Santana 13 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .188 .000 .188
D. Span OF WAS @ NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon 10 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .167 .000 .167
W. Castillo C CHC vs MIL
8:05PM
K. Lohse 20 3 3 0 1 1 3 .150 .190 .300 .490
S. Castro SS CHC vs MIL
8:05PM
K. Lohse 36 7 0 0 1 0 3 .194 .194 .194 .389
J. Willingham OF KC vs OAK
8:10PM
S. Kazmir 17 3 2 0 0 1 7 .176 .222 .294 .516
A. Callaspo 3B OAK @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 24 6 0 0 2 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500
J. Donaldson 3B OAK @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 20 1 1 1 2 1 3 .050 .136 .200 .336
S. Fuld OF OAK @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 11 2 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364
J. Gomes OF OAK @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 17 2 1 1 3 1 12 .118 .250 .294 .544
D. Norris C OAK @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 18 4 2 0 0 1 7 .222 .263 .333 .596
E. Aybar SS LAA vs PHI
10:05PM
A. Burnett 14 2 2 0 2 2 4 .143 .235 .286 .521
D. Freese 3B LAA vs PHI
10:05PM
A. Burnett 11 1 1 0 0 0 5 .091 .091 .182 .273
H. Kendrick 2B LAA vs PHI
10:05PM
A. Burnett 17 4 1 0 3 1 7 .235 .278 .294 .572
R. Brignac SS PHI @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 12 2 2 1 1 1 1 .167 .231 .500 .731
C. Rasmus OF TOR @ SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 13, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
There are no pitchers who qualify as "cold" today.


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