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Tuesday Lineup Card: Expansion Day

Andrew Fiorentino

Managing hockey editor, talent wrangler, football columnist, FSWA's 2015 fantasy hockey writer of the year. Twitter: @akfiorentino

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

Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin – L) at Rockies (Yohan Flande – L), 3:10
Diamondbacks (Rubby De La Rosa – R) at Rockies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 8:40
Rays (Drew Smyly – L) at Orioles (Chris Tillman – R), 7:05
Indians (Cody Anderson – R) at Blue Jays (Marco Estrada – R), 7:07
Phillies (Aaron Harang – R) at Mets (Jon Niese – L), 7:10
Yankees (Michael Pineda – R) at Red Sox (Rick Porcello – R), 7:10
Marlins (Justin Nicolino – L) at Braves (Manny Banuelos – L), 7:10
Reds (Anthony DeSclafani – R) at Cubs (Dan Haren – R), 8:05
Tigers (Justin Verlander – R) at Royals (Johnny Cueto – R), 8:10
Pirates (Gerrit Cole – R) at Brewers (Jimmy Nelson – R), 8:10
White Sox (Chris Sale – L) at Twins (Tyler Duffey – R), 8:10
Mariners (Roenis Elias – L) at Astros (Scott Feldman – R), 8:10
Nationals (Joe Ross – R) at Cardinals (Marco Gonzales – L), 8:15
Angels (Matt Shoemaker – R) at Athletics (Cody Martin – R), 10:05
Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L) at Dodgers (Zack Greinke – R), 10:10
Rangers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Padres (Andrew Cashner – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: ARI, COL

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS (back) – Didn’t throw his normal bullpen Monday
Carlos Martinez, SP, STL (back) – Won’t make Tuesday’s start
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (leg) – Out of the lineup Monday
Christian Yelich, OF, MIA (knee) – Out of Monday’s lineup
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL (ankle) – Scratched from Monday’s lineup
Kevin Kiermaier, OF, TB (ankle) – Suffered mild sprain Monday
Cameron Maybin, OF, ATL (undisclosed) – “Banged up”; out Monday
Mike Foltynewicz, SP, ATL (illness) – Scratched from Monday’s start
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS (hamstring) – Back in Monday’s lineup after two days off
Chris Bassitt, SP, OAK (shoulder) – Has stiffness; no timetable
Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL (shoulder/elbow) – Has soreness; MRI on tap
Chris Narveson, SP, MIA (finger) – Left Monday’s start with blister

Players on the DL

Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS (hamstring) – Ramping up rehab; on track for Sept. 10 return
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAD (hamstring) – Not ready to return to game action
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM (back) – Won’t rejoin Mets after minimum time
Manny Banuelos, SP, ATL (elbow) – Will be activated for Tuesday start
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL (neck/concussion) – Still trying to return before season’s end
David Freese, 3B, LAD (finger) – Didn’t return to the team Monday
Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX (shoulder) – Could be activated for September bench duty
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY (knee) – Will throw another bullpen this week before facing live hitters
Robinson Chirinos, C, TEX (shoulder) – Expected to go on rehab assignment this week
Kyle Kendrick, SP, COL (shoulder) – Will return from DL and start Tuesday
Mike Wright, SP, BAL (calf) – Will make second rehab start Tuesday
Joel Peralta, RP, LAD (neck) – Will be activated Tuesday
Dustin Ackley, OF, NYY (back) – Will be activated Tuesday
Carlos Corporan, C, TEX (thumb) – Will be activated Tuesday

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

Called Up

Austin Barnes, C, LAD
Adam Duvall, 1B, CIN
Ryan Kelly, RP, ATL
Michael Lorenzen, SP, CIN

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Allen Webster, RP, ARI
Kevin Munson, RP, ARI (DFA)
Jacob Brigham, RP, ATL
Sam Tuivailala, RP, STL
Mike Olt, 3B, CHC (DFA)
Logan Verrett, RP, NYM
David Holmberg, SP, CIN

Activated From DL

Phil Gosselin, 3B, ARI

Placed On DL

Brennan Boesch, OF, CIN (ankle)
Enrique Hernandez, SS, LAD (hamstring)

Traded

Austin Jackson, OF, CHC (from SEA)

Closer Watch

Red Sox -- Jean Machi struggled mightily en route to Monday’s save, loading the bases with Yankees and walking a run in before coming within just a few feet of giving up a game-altering grand slam to the game’s final batter, Didi Gregorius. Junichi Tazawa, newly relegated to the eighth inning, delivered a scoreless frame, but it was hardly flawless – he gave up two hits. Still, Machi has been awful all year, so it’s hard to imagine the Sox sticking with him for too long. That may mean Tazawa seesaws back into the role at some point; after all, in Boston’s dumpster fire of a bullpen, no other reliever except maybe Robbie Ross has made any sort of argument for himself.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – September 1, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
D. LeMahieu 2B COL vs ARI
3:10PM
P. Corbin 16 5 2 0 1 0 1 .313 .313 .563 .875
E. Longoria 3B TB @ BAL
7:05PM
C. Tillman 43 16 10 6 9 5 6 .372 .438 .884 1.321
D. Murphy 2B NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Harang 28 9 6 1 5 2 3 .321 .367 .607 .974
R. Tejada SS NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Harang 21 8 3 0 0 4 3 .381 .500 .524 1.024
D. Wright 3B NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Harang 33 15 5 1 8 7 8 .455 .537 .667 1.203
J. Ellsbury OF NYY @ BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello 17 11 5 4 4 1 0 .647 .667 1.412 2.078
C. Ruiz C PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
J. Niese 34 11 4 1 4 4 9 .324 .410 .500 .910
B. Phillips 2B CIN @ CHC
8:05PM
D. Haren 27 8 3 2 5 1 6 .296 .321 .556 .877
K. Morales 1B KC vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 27 9 5 1 9 0 7 .333 .333 .593 .926
S. Perez C KC vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 38 18 9 2 13 0 6 .474 .450 .816 1.266
A. Rios OF KC vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 46 17 6 0 7 4 10 .370 .420 .543 .963
B. Dozier 2B MIN vs CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 33 10 6 3 9 1 10 .303 .343 .667 1.010
K. Suzuki C MIN vs CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 18 6 2 0 5 2 3 .333 .435 .444 .879
Y. Alonso 1B SD vs TEX
10:10PM
Y. Gallardo 21 7 3 1 4 0 2 .333 .333 .571 .905
M. Kemp OF SD vs TEX
10:10PM
Y. Gallardo 22 7 3 1 3 3 5 .318 .400 .545 .945
B. Wallace 1B SD vs TEX
10:10PM
Y. Gallardo 19 7 1 1 1 0 6 .368 .368 .526 .895
Hot Pitcher Matchups – September 1, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Patrick Corbin ARI @ COL
3:10PM
63 17 5 0 3 1 13 .270 .281 .398 .680
Johnny Cueto KC vs DET
8:10PM
78 10 6 1 5 5 14 .128 .189 .254 .442
Madison Bumgarner SF @ LAD
10:10PM
193 35 12 3 9 11 51 .181 .229 .276 .505
Cold Batter Matchups – September 1, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Loney 1B TB @ BAL
7:05PM
C. Tillman 30 4 2 1 4 4 1 .133 .235 .267 .502
C. Granderson OF NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Harang 21 4 1 0 0 4 2 .190 .320 .238 .558
J. Uribe 3B NYM vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Harang 18 2 2 0 0 1 4 .111 .158 .222 .380
M. Teixeira 1B NYY @ BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello 20 4 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .238 .200 .438
F. Galvis SS PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
J. Niese 15 2 1 1 1 1 5 .133 .188 .333 .521
R. Howard 1B PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
J. Niese 26 4 1 1 4 1 12 .154 .207 .269 .476
J. Bruce OF CIN @ CHC
8:05PM
D. Haren 17 3 1 0 0 2 6 .176 .263 .235 .498
S. Schumaker OF CIN @ CHC
8:05PM
D. Haren 18 4 0 0 0 1 3 .222 .263 .222 .485
A. Escobar SS KC vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 59 11 3 0 3 2 5 .186 .226 .237 .463
O. Infante 2B KC vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 22 3 2 1 5 1 1 .136 .174 .318 .492
M. Moustakas 3B KC vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 53 10 1 1 3 1 11 .189 .204 .245 .449
E. Escobar SS MIN vs CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 15 4 1 0 2 0 5 .267 .267 .333 .600
D. Santana SS MIN vs CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 16 3 1 0 1 0 5 .188 .188 .250 .438
A. Ellis C LAD vs SF
10:10PM
M. Bumgarner 27 4 1 0 0 3 6 .148 .233 .185 .419
A. Ethier OF LAD vs SF
10:10PM
M. Bumgarner 24 3 1 0 1 0 9 .125 .160 .167 .327
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD vs SF
10:10PM
M. Bumgarner 37 5 2 0 2 1 7 .135 .158 .189 .347
J. Rollins SS LAD vs SF
10:10PM
M. Bumgarner 24 4 0 0 0 0 7 .167 .167 .167 .333
C. Barmes SS SD vs TEX
10:10PM
Y. Gallardo 20 1 0 0 0 2 6 .050 .136 .050 .186
M. Byrd OF SF @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 26 5 2 1 1 3 10 .192 .276 .346 .622
Cold Pitcher Matchups – September 1, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Aaron Harang PHI @ NYM
7:10PM
185 52 26 6 22 21 26 .281 .354 .499 .853
Rick Porcello BOS vs NYY
7:10PM
110 37 9 6 10 8 9 .336 .385 .529 .913
Gerrit Cole PIT @ MIL
8:10PM
78 24 5 0 7 5 12 .308 .349 .367 .717


Recommended Pickup
Ben Paulsen, 1B, COL – I’m sure Paulsen’s been recommended in this space before, but this is a big playoff week in fantasy, and the Rockies get eight games at home in Coors Field, thanks to Tuesday’s doubleheader against Arizona. Paulsen will likely sit out the afternoon contest against Patrick Corbin, but is likely to play in the nightcap against Rubby De La Rosa. He’ll see plenty more time in the lineup for the rest of the week, as Colorado won’t face another lefty ‘til Madison Bumgarner on Sunday. As a reminder, the 27-year-old Paulsen has hit .289/.348/.521 with six homers and 25 RBI in 142 Coors Field at-bats.

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DraftKings Value Picks

SP: Joe Ross, WAS ($9,200)
C: Salvador Perez, KC ($3,200)
1B: Prince Fielder, TEX ($3,600)
2B: Robinson Cano, SEA ($3,700)
3B: Evan Longoria, TB ($3,600)
SS: Xander Bogaerts, BOS ($3,500)
OF: Jackie Bradley, BOS ($3,600)
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