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Wednesday Lineup Card: Carrasco Heating Up In Indians Rotation

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

TEX (Nick Martinez – R) at MIA (Nathan Eovaldi – R), 12:40 PM ET
SEA (James Paxton – L) at PHI (Cole Hamels – L), 1:05 PM ET
TOR (R.A. Dickey – R) at MIL (Jimmy Nelson – R), 2:10 PM ET
NYM (Zack Wheeler – R) at OAK (Jeff Samardzija – R), 3:35 PM ET
HOU (Scott Feldman – R) at NYY (Michael Pineda – R), 7:05 PM ET
AZ (Trevor Cahill – R) at WAS (Tanner Roark – R), 7:05 PM ET
ATL (Alex Wood – L) at PIT (Gerrit Cole – R), 7:05 PM ET
LAA (Garrett Richards – R) at BOS (Clay Buchholz – R), 7:10 PM ET
DET (Rick Porcello – R) at TB (Jake Odorizzi – R), 7:10 PM ET
CIN (Johnny Cueto – R) at STL (Lance Lynn – R), 7:15 PM ET
SF (Jake Peavy – R) at CHC (Edwin Jackson – R), 8:05 PM ET
BAL (Wei-Yin Chen – L) at CHW (Hector Noesi – R), 8:10 PM ET
CLE (T.J. House – L) at MIN (Ricky Nolasco – R), 8:10 PM ET
KC (Danny Duffy – L) at COL (Jorge De La Rosa – L), 8:40 PM ET
SD (Eric Stults – L) at LAD (Roberto Hernandez – R), 10:10 PM ET

Day Game After Night Game: TEX/MIA, SEA/PHI, TOR/MIL, NYM/OAK

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Aroldis Chapman, P, CIN – (Shoulder) Was unavailable Monday, did not pitch Tuesday in tie game in ninth inning.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL – (Hamstring) Scratched Tuesday with soreness.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS – (Hamstring) Left Tuesday with tightness.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF, NYM – (Neck) Unavailable Tuesday with stiffness.
Joe Panik, 2B, SF – (Finger) Out of lineup Tuesday but may play Wednesday.
Alex Rios, OF, TEX – (Thumb) Scratched Tuesday with bruise.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL – (Hip) Left Tuesday with soreness.
Justin Verlander, P, DET – (Shoulder) Should be able to make Friday’s start against Twins but will likely be on pitch count.

Players on the DL
Engel Beltre, OF, TEX – (Leg) Will be evaluated in coming days after being pulled from rehab assignment last month.
Allen Craig, 1B, BOS – (Foot) Expected to return to Red Sox this weekend.
Yu Darvish, P, TEX – (Elbow) Manager Ron Washington “backing off” statement that Darvish will start August 25, status now up in the ait.
Jacob deGrom, P, NYM – (Shoulder) Scheduled to start Saturday for the Mets.
David DeJesus, OF, TB – (Hand) Felt fine after batting practice, set to being rehab and could be activated next week.
Matt Garza, P, MIL – (Oblique) Brewers eying a return in first week of September.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – (Knee) May not be ready for start of spring training.
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB – (Oblique) Could begin rehab assignment as soon as Wednesday, looks like he is on track to be activated next week.
Jim Henderson, P, MIL – (Shoulder) Had surgery, four month recovery time.
Casey Kelly, P, SD – (Elbow) Unlikely to pitch in minor league game this season, should be ready for spring training.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL – (Knee) Says he can’t tell if there is improvement, figures not to be activated when eligible August 27.
Nate McLouth, OF, WAS – (Shoulder) Expected to be ready for spring training.
Jason Motte, P, STL – (Back) Recovering from strain, looks like he may be a month from returning.
Wil Myers, OF, TB – (Wrist) Could be activated Wednesday.
David Phelps, P, NYY – (Elbow) Had MRI after throwing from 60 feet Monday, mid-September return seems realistic if all goes well.
Nick Punto, 2B, OAK – (Hamstring) Limited to light jogging, August return doubtful.
David Ross, C, BOS – (Heel) Scheduled to be activated Wednesday.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P, LAD – (Leg) Played catch Tuesday, no timetable for return but could be back by end of the month.
Hector Sanchez, P, SF – (Concussion) Has second concussion, could be out for the season.
Masahiro Tanaka, P, NYY – (Elbow) Another bullpen session scheduled for Wednesday.

Activated from the DL
Jesus Guzman, 1B, HOU
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT

Placed on the DL
Bartolo Colon, P, NYM (bereavement list)
Darin Downs, P, HOU
Mark Ellis, 2B, STL
Ryan Raburn, OF, CLE
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (from 15-day DL to 60-day DL)

Called Up
Erisbel Arruebarrena, SS, LAD
Frank Garces, OF, SD
Gerg Garcia, 2B, STL
Gonzalez Germen, P, NYM
Tyler Holt, OF, CLE
Matt McBride, C, COL

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Yohan Flande, P, COL
Jesse Hahn, P, SD
Michael Martinez, 3B, PIT
Carlos Triunfel, SS, LAD

Closer Watch

New York Yankees and Boston – Both Dan Robertson and Koji Uehara were stuck with losses Tuesday, but each pitcher entered in a tie game and did not blow a save situation.

Washington – Tyler Clippard was given a chance to close out Monday’s game against the Diamondbacks, but he coughed up the one run lead before the Nationals won in extras. Rafael Soriano blew a save opportunity Sunday and Clippard may have been given Monday’s opportunity due to Soriano’s recent workload.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – August 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Gomez OF MIL vs TOR
2:10PM
R. Dickey 10 6 0 0 0 0 1 .600 .600 .600 1.200
S. Drew SS NYY vs HOU
7:05PM
S. Feldman 11 5 3 1 4 3 4 .455 .571 1.091 1.662
D. Jeter SS NYY vs HOU
7:05PM
S. Feldman 22 6 2 2 4 2 3 .273 .360 .545 .905
M. Teixeira 1B NYY vs HOU
7:05PM
S. Feldman 20 7 2 1 4 1 4 .350 .391 .550 .941
A. LaRoche 1B WAS vs ARI
7:05PM
T. Cahill 11 4 3 1 4 1 0 .364 .417 .818 1.235
Y. Cespedes OF BOS vs LAA
7:10PM
G. Richards 19 6 4 0 3 1 5 .316 .350 .579 .929
H. Kendrick 2B LAA @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 23 8 3 1 4 1 3 .348 .360 .565 .925
A. Pujols 1B LAA @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 12 5 3 1 3 1 1 .417 .462 .833 1.295
M. Trout OF LAA @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 13 6 2 2 3 1 1 .462 .500 .923 1.423
D. Jennings OF TB vs DET
7:10PM
R. Porcello 14 5 2 1 3 0 4 .357 .357 .643 1.000
J. Loney 1B TB vs DET
7:10PM
R. Porcello 10 4 1 0 1 1 0 .400 .455 .500 .955
J. Bruce OF CIN @ STL
7:15PM
L. Lynn 19 9 5 2 8 2 6 .474 .500 1.053 1.553
Z. Cozart SS CIN @ STL
7:15PM
L. Lynn 23 6 3 2 3 0 2 .261 .292 .565 .857
J. Jay OF STL vs CIN
7:15PM
J. Cueto 21 10 4 3 7 1 2 .476 .500 .952 1.452
L. Valbuena 3B CHC vs SF
8:05PM
J. Peavy 15 6 2 0 1 3 3 .400 .500 .533 1.033
G. Blanco OF SF @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 11 3 3 0 2 2 3 .273 .385 .636 1.021
P. Sandoval 3B SF @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 15 8 3 1 5 1 1 .533 .529 .867 1.396
O. Infante 2B KC @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa 10 4 0 0 1 1 0 .400 .455 .400 .855
D. Barney 2B LAD vs SD
10:10PM
E. Stults 12 6 5 1 4 2 0 .500 .571 1.083 1.655
C. Crawford OF LAD vs SD
10:10PM
E. Stults 10 5 2 1 2 0 2 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
A. Ellis C LAD vs SD
10:10PM
E. Stults 10 2 1 1 3 3 1 .200 .385 .500 .885
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD vs SD
10:10PM
E. Stults 20 5 4 2 5 1 1 .250 .286 .650 .936
M. Kemp OF LAD vs SD
10:10PM
E. Stults 12 5 2 0 0 0 2 .417 .417 .583 1.000
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Clay Buchholz BOS vs LAA
7:10PM
146 34 14 5 16 4 25 .233 .251 .406 .657
Cold Batter Matchups – August 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
R. Braun OF MIL vs TOR
2:10PM
R. Dickey 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .182 .100 .282
L. Overbay 1B MIL vs TOR
2:10PM
R. Dickey 24 3 1 1 3 4 5 .125 .250 .250 .500
M. Reynolds 1B MIL vs TOR
2:10PM
R. Dickey 15 1 0 0 0 2 4 .067 .176 .067 .243
J. Ellsbury OF NYY vs HOU
7:05PM
S. Feldman 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .462
E. Aybar SS LAA @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 28 3 0 0 0 0 3 .107 .107 .107 .214
B. Boesch OF LAA @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 19 3 1 1 3 0 5 .158 .158 .316 .474
J. Hamilton OF LAA @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 22 2 2 0 1 0 6 .091 .091 .182 .273
M. Joyce OF TB vs DET
7:10PM
R. Porcello 10 2 1 1 2 2 3 .200 .333 .500 .833
E. Longoria 3B TB vs DET
7:10PM
R. Porcello 11 2 0 0 2 2 3 .182 .308 .182 .490
T. Frazier 3B CIN @ STL
7:15PM
L. Lynn 18 3 2 2 2 2 10 .167 .286 .500 .786
J. Peralta SS STL vs CIN
7:15PM
J. Cueto 11 2 1 1 1 1 4 .182 .250 .455 .705
H. Pence OF SF @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 15 3 2 0 1 3 3 .200 .333 .333 .667
C. Davis 1B BAL @ CWS
8:10PM
H. Noesi 10 2 0 0 1 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400
A. Ethier OF LAD vs SD
10:10PM
E. Stults 15 2 1 1 1 0 2 .133 .133 .333 .467
Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Johnny Cueto CIN @ STL
7:15PM
88 28 10 5 15 8 17 .318 .371 .535 .906
Lance Lynn STL vs CIN
7:15PM
111 33 14 6 21 6 30 .297 .337 .549 .886
Jake Peavy SF @ CHC
8:05PM
60 19 4 0 2 6 12 .317 .379 .403 .782
Edwin Jackson CHC vs SF
8:05PM
79 26 13 1 11 10 15 .329 .401 .542 .943
Eric Stults SD @ LAD
10:10PM
105 38 20 7 18 8 11 .362 .407 .710 1.117


Recommended Pickup

Carlos Carrasco, P, CLE – The Indians are down enough pitchers that Carrasco was reinserted into the rotation August 5. His first start did not go well against the Reds, but he has thrown 12 scoreless innings in his last two starts, earning a win in both turns. Carrasco is not the most talented pitcher on earth and he may be best suited for the bullpen, which could play a part in driving his solid numbers this season. Still, he has allowed 63 hits and 18 walks in 77 innings on the season after allowing 64 hits and 18 walks in 46.2 innings in 2013. Carrasco has been worlds better this year, though he certainly won’t keep going at the rate he has gone in his last two starts.

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