Tuesday Lineup Card: Lincoln Looks Good
Tuesday Lineup Card: Lincoln Looks Good

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Jays (Brett Cecil - L) v Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 7:05
A's (Trevor Cahill - R) v Indians (Jeanmar Gomez - R), 7:05
Royals (Jeff Francis - L) v Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 7:05
Yankees (CC Sabathia - L) v Red Sox (John Lackey - R), 7:10
Marlins (Javier Vazquez - R) v Mets (Mike Pelfrey -R), 7:10
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) v Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 7:10
Nationals (Livan Hernandez - R) v Braves (Jair Jurrjens - R), 7:10
Pirates (Charlie Morton - R) v Astros (Henry Sosa - R), 8:05
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R) v Rangers (Scott Feldman - R), 8:05
Cardinals (Edwin Jackson - R)v Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R), 8:10
Twins (Anthony Swarzak - R) v White Sox (Zach Stewart - R), 8:10
Rockies (Aaron Cook - R) v Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L), 9:40
Padres (Tim Stauffer - R) v Dodgers (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 10:10
Angels (Jerome Williams - R) v Mariners (Anthony Vasquez - L), 10:10
Cubs (Matt Garza - R) v Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R), 10:15

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)
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NY-A - (Thumb) MRI was negative Monday, will rejoin team Tuesday
Joe Mauer, C, MIN - (Neck) Missed Monday's game, Tuesday a possibility?
Derek Jeter, SS, NY-A - (Knee) Sat Monday, could miss a few more days
Ryan Raburn, OF, DET - (Finger) DNP Sunday because of a jammed ring finger
Brennan Boesch, OF, DET - (Thumb) Has a partial tear of the UCL in his left thumb, which will require offseason surgery
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN – (Shoulder) On the bench Monday after jamming his shoulder Sunday
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX - (Hamstring) Will miss three weeks
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD – (Wrist) Will have an MRI on Tuesday
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Soreness in shoulder due to innings increase?

Players on the DL
Carlos Guillen, 2B, DET - (Wrist) Will begin his rehab Monday, return Thursday
Jon Rauch, P, TOR - (Stomach) Sim game on tap for Tuesday, will he close Thursday?
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, BOS - (Back) Will begin his rehab Tuesday
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS - (Shoulder) Will begin his rehab Tuesday
Pedro Feliciano, P, NY-A - (Shoulder) Season probably over
Damaso Marte, P, NY-A - (Shoulder) Probably won't suit up for the Yankees again
Johan Santana, P, NY-N - (Shoulder) Could see some minor league action over the weekend
Ike Davis, 1B, NY-N - (Ankle) Surgery still up in the air
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N - (Hamstring) Should be activated for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL - (Shoulder) Good start to his minor league rehab assignment, but probably won't be activated until Thursday
Geoff Blum, SS, AZ - (Finger) Aims to return Thursday
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN - (Shoulder) Has resumed baseball activities
Jose Contreras, P, PHI - (Elbow) Exploratory surgery scheduled for Friday
Jonathan Sanchez, P , SF - (Ankle) Might not pitch again this season?
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS - (Elbow) Will make another rehab start at Double-A on Thursday
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX – (Hamstring) Will be back in the lineup by Thursday
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE – (Elbow) Unlikely to return in 2011

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)
NA

Activated from DL
Cole Hamels, P, PHI
Freddy Garcia, P, NY-A
Brian Tallet, P, TOR
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N

Called Up

Sent Down
Hector Noesi, P, NY-A
Michael Bowden, P, BOS
Graham Godfrey, P, OAK
Mike Baxter, OF, NY-N

Designated for Assignment
Wil Ledezma, P, TOR (DFA)

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

St. Louis - Jason Motte picked up his first save of the season Sunday, and manager Tony La Russa has indicated he might see more ninth inning action alongside Fernando Salas

Colorado - Rafael Betancourt picked up the save Sunday a day after blowing it against the Dodgers. He remains the closer despite Huston Street's return from the DL, but how long will that tenure last?

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Nick Markakis - OFBAL vs TOR
8/30 7:05 PM
Brett Cecil6-12.50001201.583.5001.083
Jose Bautista - 3BTOR @ BAL
8/30 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie6-21.28615227.667.3481.015
Edwin Encarnacion - 3BTOR @ BAL
8/30 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie6-17.35324311.824.4001.224
Mark Teahen - 3BTOR @ BAL
8/30 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie3-11.27312132.636.4291.065
Jason Heyward - OFATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez4-12.33323262.917.5791.496
Chipper Jones - 3BATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez17-50.340091392.520.413.933
Brian McCann - CATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez10-26.38512551.538.4841.022
Martin Prado - 2BATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez11-26.42303001.538.423.961
Mike Aviles - 2BBOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia5-10.50001100.600.5001.100
Jay Bruce - OFCIN vs PHI
8/30 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay3-11.27312205.636.273.909
Joey Votto - 1BCIN vs PHI
8/30 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay3-11.27312213.636.333.969
Greg Dobbs - 3BFLA @ NYM
8/30 7:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey7-17.41212301.647.4121.059
Omar Infante - 2BFLA @ NYM
8/30 7:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey8-17.47100311.471.526.997
Ronny Paulino - CNYM vs FLA
8/30 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez5-12.41701103.500.417.917
David Wright - 3BNYM vs FLA
8/30 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez4-13.30813234.692.4381.130
Brett Gardner - OFNYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey5-15.33303114.600.375.975
Curtis Granderson - OFNYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey6-19.31614224.737.3811.118
Derek Jeter - SSNYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey18-57.316176415.474.409.883
Jorge Posada - CNYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey13-39.33313447.462.395.857
Alex Rodriguez - 3BNYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey11-58.1905781125.500.324.824
Mark Teixeira - 1BNYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey20-60.3332411810.467.420.887
Hunter Pence - OFPHI @ CIN
8/30 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo11-32.34416434.625.4001.025
Will Venable - OFSD @ LAD
8/30 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda8-23.34812316.522.375.897
Aramis Ramirez - 3BCHC @ SF
8/30 10:15 PM
Ryan Vogelsong5-12.41722211.917.5001.417
Aubrey Huff - 1BSF vs CHC
8/30 10:15 PM
Matt Garza3-15.20013221.600.294.894
Miguel Tejada - SSSF vs CHC
8/30 10:15 PM
Matt Garza7-20.35023521.700.4351.135
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jair JurrjensATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Nationals Batters19-76.250124412.301.294.594
Roy HalladayPHI @ CIN
8/30 7:10 PM
Reds Batters32-102.3142912223.443.322.765
Hiroki KurodaLAD vs SD
8/30 10:10 PM
Padres Batters16-67.239144313.322.269.591

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Adam Jones - OFBAL vs TOR
8/30 7:05 PM
Brett Cecil2-12.16700004.167.167.334
Asdrubal Cabrera - SSCLE vs OAK
8/30 7:05 PM
Trevor Cahill2-10.20001200.300.200.500
Jose Molina - CTOR @ BAL
8/30 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie2-10.20000003.200.200.400
Alex Gonzalez - SSATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez5-46.109013210.130.160.290
Dan Uggla - 2BATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez4-30.13312345.300.229.529
Carl Crawford - OFBOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia16-58.276043113.362.288.650
Jacoby Ellsbury - OFBOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia1-13.07700006.077.077.154
Adrian Gonzalez - 1BBOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia2-10.20000134.200.429.629
Darnell McDonald - OFBOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia1-10.10011100.400.100.500
Dustin Pedroia - 2BBOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia4-26.15400028.154.241.395
Jason Varitek - CBOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia2-19.10512413.316.190.506
Alfredo Amezaga - OFFLA @ NYM
8/30 7:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey2-11.18200022.182.308.490
Jason Bay - OFNYM vs FLA
8/30 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez2-17.11800016.118.167.285
Willie Harris - OFNYM vs FLA
8/30 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez2-12.16711222.417.286.703
Jose Reyes - SSNYM vs FLA
8/30 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez4-21.19002012.333.227.560
Russell Martin - CNYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey2-12.16701242.250.375.625
Nick Swisher - OFNYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey7-54.130236719.259.254.513
Brian Schneider - CPHI @ CIN
8/30 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo1-12.08300101.083.083.166
Lyle Overbay - 1BARI vs COL
8/30 9:40 PM
Aaron Cook2-12.16701021.250.286.536
Orlando Hudson - 2BSD @ LAD
8/30 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda3-15.20000003.200.200.400
Nick Hundley - CSD @ LAD
8/30 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda2-11.18200102.182.167.349
Cameron Maybin - OFSD @ LAD
8/30 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda2-10.20001001.300.200.500
Orlando Cabrera - SSSF vs CHC
8/30 10:15 PM
Matt Garza2-12.16700011.167.231.398
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jeremy GuthrieBAL vs Tor
8/30 7:05 PM
Blue Jays Batters28-100.2805157816.555.348.903
Livan HernandezWAS @ Atl
8/30 7:10 PM
Braves Batters65-249.261524303332.414.345.759
Mike PelfreyNYM vs Fla
8/30 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters26-73.356271057.499.404.902
Bronson ArroyoCIN vs Phi
8/30 7:10 PM
Phillies Batters28-93.30131211414.508.337.845
Matt GarzaCHC @ SF
8/30 10:15 PM
Giants Batters17-63.270481167.535.342.876
 

Recommended Pickup

Brad Lincoln, P, PIT – The Pirates may not be America's darling any more, but they might produce one more starting pitcher who should be worth rostering in some fantasy formats. Lincoln made short order of the Brewers and Cardinals in his first two starts since re-joining the rotation, picking up a victory in both starts while posting a 1.50 ERA and .200 BAA in the combined 12 innings. What I find most impressive is the fact that he only needed 154 total pitches to pick up 36 outs. He might not anchor your fantasy staff, but here are his projected matchups the rest of the way (assuming the Pirates stick to a five-man rotation and there are no postponements): vs. LA, vs. HOU, vs. STL, @ AZ, vs. CIN. That's four starts at home and four starts against clubs that won't be going to the playoffs and could be playing with rosters of minor leaguers.

Other recent recommendations: J.D. Martinez, Steve Cishek, John Mayberry, Peter Bourjos, Jose Tabata

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C – Brian McCann ($8,009)
1B – Paul Konerko ($7,343)
2B – Omar Infante ($4,847)
3B – David Wright ($6,076)
SS – Troy Tulowitzki ($9,050)
OF – Carlos Gonzalez ($10,479)
OF – Jose Tabata ($6,686)
OF – Jason Heyward($5,562)
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U – Aramis Ramirez($7,681)
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