Monday Lineup Card: 4th of July Fireworks
Monday Lineup Card: 4th of July Fireworks

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

Cubs (Casey Coleman – R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R), 1:05
Astros (Brett Myers – R) at Pirates (Paul Maholm – L), 1:35
Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow – R) at Red Sox (John Lackey – R), 1:35
Rays (David Price – L) at Twins (Brian Duensing- L), 2:10
Mariners (Michael Pineda – R) at Athletics (Brandon McCarthy – R), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Daniel Hudson – R) at Brewers (Shaun Marcum – R), 4:10
Padres (Clayton Richard – L) at Giants (Tim Lincecum – R), 5:05
Phillies (Vance Worley – R) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco – R), 6:10
Reds (Johnny Cueto – R) at Cardinals (Chris Carpenter – R), 6:15
Yankees (A.J. Burnett – R) at Indians (Josh Tomlin – R), 6:35
Royals (Jeff Francis – L) at White Sox (Mark Buehrle – L), 7:10
Rockies (Ubaldo Jimenez – R) at Braves (Tommy Hanson – R), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Jakubauskas – L) at Rangers (Colby Lewis – R), 8:05
Tigers (Charlie Furbush – L) at Angels (Joel Pineiro – R), 9:05
Mets (Chris Capuano – L) at Dodgers (Rubby De La Rosa – R), 9:10

Day game after a night game: None

Injuries - A brief look at players who have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)
Victor Martinez, C, DET – (Shoulder) Served as DH Sunday.
Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY – (Hamstring) Out of lineup Sunday; set to return to backup role with Jeter due back Monday.
Ted Lilly, P, LAD – (Elbow) Monday's start pushed to Tuesday.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL – (Calf) Out of Sunday's lineup.
Mike Morse, OF, WAS – (Forearm) Out of Sunday's lineup.
Jose Reyes, SS, NYM – (Hamstring) Won't start Monday.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL – (Knee) Received injection Sunday; could be back for Monday's game.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS – (Wrist) Left Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch.
R.A. Dickey, P, NYM – (Upper Leg) Left Sunday's start in fourth inning with tightness in glute.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - Left Sunday's game with right wrist contusion after running into the outfield wall; injury not considered serious.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC - Left Sunday's game with bruised knee after being hit by a pitch; considered day-to-day.
Ryan Dempster, P, CHC - Scratched from Monday's start with back pain; will likely only miss one start.

Players on the DL
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – (Calf) Finished rehab assignment; due back with Yankees on Monday.
Josh Willingham, OF, OAK – (Achilles) Expected to be out through All-Star break.
Fausto Carmona, P, CLE – (Quadriceps) Was placed on DL, could only miss one start because of All-Star break.
Brandon Webb, P, TEX – (Shoulder) Might be out for the season.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL – (Concussion) Could start swinging bat soon.
Cesar Izturis, SS, BAL – (Elbow) Has resumed baseball activities.
Justin Duchscherer, P, BAL – (Hip) Will have examination July 11.
Mike Fontenot, 2B, SF – (Groin) May not return until after All-Star break.
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF – (Shoulder) Aiming to return in August.
Roy Oswalt, P, PHI – (Back) Has received injections; targeting late July return.
Chien-Ming Wang, P, WAS – (Shoulder) Solid four innings in High-A rehab.
Esmil Rogers, P, COL – (Ribs) Will make rehab start Friday.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT – (Quadriceps) No timetable for return; could return the weekend leading up to the All-Star break.
Martin Prado, 2B, ATL – (Calf) Should start rehab by end of the week at latest.

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

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Fausto Carmona, P, CLE
Casey Blake, 3B, LAD
Matt Daley, P, COL – transferred to 60-day DL
Chris Gimenez, C, SEA – transferred to 60-day DL

Activated from DL
Rafael Furcal, SS, LAD
Chris Perez, P, CLE
Brandon McCarthy, P, OAK
Willie Harris, OF, NYM

Called Up
Blake Beavan, P, SEA
Eric Stults, P, COL
Adam Wilk, P, DET
Mike McCoy, 2B, TOR
Chris Leroux, P, PIT
Lance Pendleton, P, NYY

Sent Down
Mike Carp, OF, SEA
Josh Outman, P, OAK
Brad Lincoln, P, PIT
Ivan Nova, P, NYY
Fernando Martinez, OF, NYM
Greg Reynolds, P, COL
Brayan Villarreal, P, DET

Designated For Assignment
Jayson Nix, 3B, TOR

Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (also check out our Closer Grid)

Arizona – With J.J. Putz on the DL, David Hernandez converted Saturday's save opportunity. He appears to be the interim closer in Putz's absence.

Chicago White Sox – Matt Thornton picked up a two-inning save Saturday to give regular closer Sergio Santos a day off after having pitched three days in a row.

Cleveland – Vinnie Pestano notched a save Saturday for the Indians, but Carlos Perez was activated from the bereavement list Sunday and will reclaim the closer's duties.

Minnesota – Matt Capps had a significant meltdown Saturday, allowing four runs in the ninth inning to get pinned with the loss. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Capps will keep his job, but after Capps struggled again Sunday, the Twins may opt to give Joe Nathan - or maybe Glen Perkins, who picked up his first career save Sunday – save opportunities in the short term.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Clint Barmes - 2BHOU @ PIT
7/4 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm12-24.50026911.958.5201.478
Hunter Pence - OFHOU @ PIT
7/4 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm13-39.33327922.641.349.990
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT vs HOU
7/4 1:35 PM
Brett Myers8-13.61501111.692.6431.335
Jose Bautista - 3BTOR @ BOS
7/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey2-11.18222353.727.4381.165
Adam Lind - 1BTOR @ BOS
7/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey10-18.55605500.833.5561.389
Chone Figgins - 2BSEA @ OAK
7/4 4:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy5-13.38500222.385.467.852
Orlando Hudson - 2BSD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Tim Lincecum8-19.42103316.579.4291.008
Nick Hundley - CSD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Tim Lincecum5-15.33313126.733.4121.145
Aubrey Huff - 1BSF vs SD
7/4 5:05 PM
Clayton Richard7-19.36802120.474.455.929
Ryan Howard - 1BPHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco5-23.21734665.652.3791.031
Raul Ibanez - OFPHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco4-10.40000001.400.400.800
Jimmy Rollins - SSPHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco6-25.24025313.600.269.869
Chase Utley - 2BPHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco8-26.30812435.462.400.862
Scott Rolen - 3BCIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter4-14.28611201.500.412.912
Joey Votto - 1BCIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter8-22.36423336.682.4621.144
Lance Berkman - 1BSTL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Johnny Cueto5-15.33324695.867.5831.450
Matt Holliday - OFSTL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Johnny Cueto5-11.45501521.545.5001.045
Yadier Molina - CSTL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Johnny Cueto6-14.42912201.714.4381.152
Colby Rasmus - OFSTL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Johnny Cueto5-14.35714323.786.4381.224
Ryan Theriot - SSSTL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Johnny Cueto11-28.39313213.571.4331.004
Travis Hafner - DHCLE vs NYY
7/4 6:35 PM
A.J. Burnett7-20.35012535.550.435.985
Grady Sizemore - OFCLE vs NYY
7/4 6:35 PM
A.J. Burnett5-12.41714133.917.5331.450
Juan Pierre - OFCWS vs KC
7/4 7:10 PM
Jeff Francis15-33.45502113.515.471.986
Melky Cabrera - OFKC @ CWS
7/4 7:10 PM
Mark Buehrle10-17.58813500.882.5881.470
Alex Gordon - OFKC @ CWS
7/4 7:10 PM
Mark Buehrle7-25.28015324.560.333.893
Mitchell Maier - OFKC @ CWS
7/4 7:10 PM
Mark Buehrle8-22.36404611.591.391.982
Magglio Ordonez - OFDET @ LAA
7/4 9:05 PM
Joel Pineiro9-22.40901303.455.391.846
Rafael Furcal - SSLAD vs NYM
7/4 9:10 PM
Chris Capuano7-16.43813312.750.4211.171
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Chris CarpenterSTL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Reds Batters35-177.198313151243.315.266.581
Ubaldo JimenezCOL @ ATL
7/4 7:10 PM
Braves Batters12-71.169124921.221.263.483

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Chris Johnson - 3BHOU @ PIT
7/4 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm1-12.08300001.083.083.166
Garrett Jones - 1BPIT vs HOU
7/4 1:35 PM
Brett Myers2-11.18201400.273.167.440
Aaron Hill - 2BTOR @ BOS
7/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey3-21.14301224.190.250.440
John McDonald - 2BTOR @ BOS
7/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey3-19.15811202.316.150.466
Corey Patterson - OFTOR @ BOS
7/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey2-15.13300005.133.133.266
Jack Cust - DHSEA @ OAK
7/4 4:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy2-11.18211515.455.250.705
Franklin Gutierrez - OFSEA @ OAK
7/4 4:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy1-10.10001016.200.182.382
Adam Kennedy - 2BSEA @ OAK
7/4 4:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy2-12.16711123.417.286.703
Chase Headley - 3BSD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Tim Lincecum6-22.27313316.500.333.833
Ryan Ludwick - OFSD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Tim Lincecum2-17.11800239.118.250.368
Will Venable - OFSD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Tim Lincecum3-15.20001017.333.250.583
Pat Burrell - OFSF vs SD
7/4 5:05 PM
Clayton Richard2-10.20001121.300.333.633
Carlos Ruiz - CPHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco1-11.09100021.091.286.377
Shane Victorino - OFPHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco4-23.17402014.261.208.469
Jay Bruce - OFCIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter3-20.15001122.250.227.477
Jonny Gomes - OFCIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter0-13.00000009.000.071.071
Ryan Hanigan - CCIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter2-11.18200014.182.250.432
Ramon Hernandez - CCIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter4-22.18202215.273.217.490
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter6-36.16703525.250.211.461
Brian McCann - CATL vs COL
7/4 7:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez3-16.18800033.188.316.504
Nate McLouth - OFATL vs COL
7/4 7:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez2-17.11811105.294.118.412
Carlos Quentin - OFCWS vs KC
7/4 7:10 PM
Jeff Francis1-11.09100012.091.167.258
Victor Martinez - CDET @ LAA
7/4 9:05 PM
Joel Pineiro5-19.26301116.316.300.616
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET @ LAA
7/4 9:05 PM
Joel Pineiro2-12.16701302.250.167.417
Jamey Carroll - 2BLAD vs NYM
7/4 9:10 PM
Chris Capuano2-15.13301001.200.133.333
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Clayton RichardSD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Giants Batters27-97.278291189.406.339.744
Johnny CuetoCIN @ StL
7/4 6:15 PM
Cardinals Batters44-120.367617221516.625.4381.063
A.J. BurnettNYY @ Cle
7/4 6:35 PM
Indians Batters27-92.293410151023.502.377.879
Mark BuehrleCWS vs KC
7/4 7:10 PM
Royals Batters51-138.37051829713.576.397.974
Jeff FrancisKC @ CWS
7/4 7:10 PM
White Sox Batters36-115.3132710915.407.363.770
 

***For a deeper look at the matchups please consult the new Batter v. Pitcher tool in the left hand menu.***

Recommended Pickup

Phil Hughes, P, NYY – Hughes will return to the rotation with a 94 mph fastball in tow. His drop in velocity earlier in the year was a mystery, but it seems the worst is behind him. Hughes struck out eight over 6.1 innings in Double-A in his last start. Ivan Nova was optioned to make room on the roster for Hughes, who would be a logical addition for anyone who has to figure out what to do with Nova. Only owned in 37% of Yahoo! leagues, Hughes should make a nice pick-up for the second half of the season.

Other recent recommendations:Bartolo Colon, David Hernandez, Alex Presley, Ben Revere, Chris Heisey

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C – Victor Martinez, DET ($6,941)
1B – Adam Lind, TOR ($8,439)
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SS – Clint Barmes, HOU ($5,252)
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