Wednesday Lineup Card: He Looks Good Thome
Wednesday Lineup Card: He Looks Good Thome

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte - L), 1:05
White Sox (Chris Sale - L) at Twins (Nick Blackburn - R), 1:10
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 1:35
Rays (Matt Moore - L) at Royals (TBA), 2:10
Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R) at Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R), 3:40
Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Orioles (Jason Hammel - R), 7:05
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) at Rangers (Roy Oswalt - R), 8:05

NL
Brewers (Zack Greinke - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 12:35
Mets (Jon Niese - L) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R), 2:20
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 3:45
Pirates (James McDonald - R) at Phillies (TBA), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R) at Braves (Tommy Hanson - R), 7:10
Cardinals (Joe Kelly - R) at Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R), 7:10
Padres (Clayton Richard - L) at Astros (Lucas Harrell - R), 8:05
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R) at Rockies (Josh Outman - L), 8:40

Day Game After a Night Game: Brewers, Reds, Indians, Yankees, White Sox, Twins, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rays, Royals, Mets, Cubs, Athletics, Mariners, Dodgers, Giants

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Hand) Suffered a bruised knuckle after being hit by a pitch on Monday, but shouldn't miss much time.
Matt Harrison, P, TEX - (Hip) Remains on schedule to start Friday after leaving Sunday's start after five innings.
Jose Valverde, P, DET - (Wrist) Said he was available to pitch before Monday's game.
Russell Martin, C, NYY - (Back) Expects to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Henderson Alvarez, P, TOR - (Elbow) Dealing with mild elbow inflammation, but is still scheduled to make his next start.

NL
Yonder Alonso, OF, SDP - (Knee) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday, but was available to hit.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU - (Hamstring) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU - (Ankle) Pinch-hit on Monday, but remained out of the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Marco Scutaro, SS, COL - (Head) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

Disabled List
AL
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Illness) Was still in hospital as late as Monday afternoon receiving treatment for a gastrointestinal issue.
Josh Beckett, P, BOS - (Shoulder) Threw a bullpen session on Monday and claimed to feel great.
Phil Humber, P, CHW - (Elbow) Will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.
Drew Hutchison, P, TOR - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Tuesday.
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KCR - (Hip) Returned to action for Double-A on Monday after missing the past few games on his rehab assignment due to leg stiffness.
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL - (Wrist) Appears ready to swing a bat by Friday for the first time since being placed on the DL.
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE - (Knee) Will begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A on Wednesday.
Colby Lewis, P, TEX - (Arm) Placed on the 15-Day DL with tendinitis in his right forearm.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS - (Shoulder) Could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Friday.
Taylor Teagarden, C, BAL - (Back) On track to resume playing in games on July 2.
Matt Lindstrom, P, BAL - (Finger) Will be activated from the DL on Wednesday.
P.J. Walters, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE - (Back) Has been hitting and throwing, but is still not running.
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY - (Elbow) Expected to travel with team to Tampa next week and take dry swings while there.

NL
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI - (Knee) Said his knees feel better than they have in "a few years".
Ramon Hernandez, C, COL - (Hand) Played catch on Monday.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL - (Shoulder) Reason he did not throw on Monday was because he did not feel as good as he hoped when he woke up on Sunday.
Jeremy Hermida, OF, SDP - (Hernia) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Monday.
Joe Wieland, P, SDP - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Tuesday.
Emilio Bonifacio, OF, MIA - (Thumb) On track to return just after the All-Star break.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI - (Achilles) Could start a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday.
Brian Schneider, C, PHI - (Ankle) MRI on Tuesday revealed a high ankle sprain.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Drew Smyly, P, DET
Marco Estrada, P, MIL

Placed on DL
Colby Lewis, P, TEX

Designated for Assignment
Daniel Moskos, P, PIT

Optioned to Triple-A
Brad Boxberger, P, SDP
Matt Hague, 1B, PIT
Andy Parrino, 2B, SDP
Doug Slaten, P, PIT
Mike McClendon, P, MIL
Danny Farquhar, P, NYY
Jacob Turner, P, DET
Adrian Cardenas, 2B, CHC
Robery Coello, P, TOR

Called Up
Eric Fryer, C, PIT
Kip Wells, P, SDP
Scott Richmond, P, TOR
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
Martin Perez, P, TEX
Nick Vincent, P, SDP

Closer Watch
Marlins: It didn't count as a blown save, but Heath Bell allowed four earned runs in the ninth inning of Monday's game against the Cardinals, allowing St. Louis to tie the game at 6-6. The game would go into extra innings where the Marlins would ultimately lose. The big shot against Bell came on a three-run home-run off the bat of Yadier Molina. After a rough start to his Marlins career, Bell had a ten game streak without allowing a run prior to Monday's blow up.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Drew Stubbs - OFCIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke10-19.52602029.632.5711.203
Joey Votto - 1BCIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke6-18.333444421.000.4551.455
Aramis Ramirez - 3BMIL @ CIN
6/27 12:35 PM
Homer Bailey6-16.37500151.375.524.899
Rickie Weeks - 2BMIL @ CIN
6/27 12:35 PM
Homer Bailey12-19.632238451.000.6961.696
Adam Dunn - 1BCWS @ MIN
6/27 1:10 PM
Nick Blackburn2-18.11122494.444.407.852
Alex Rios - OFCWS @ MIN
6/27 1:10 PM
Nick Blackburn11-33.33336502.697.3331.030
David Ortiz - DHBOS vs TOR
6/27 1:35 PM
Ricky Romero12-37.32416988.541.444.985
Dustin Pedroia - 2BBOS vs TOR
6/27 1:35 PM
Ricky Romero13-37.35112444.459.415.874
J.P. Arencibia - CTOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester10-29.345222314.552.406.958
Jose Bautista - 3BTOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester12-55.218588615.545.295.841
Juan Rivera - OFLAD @ SF
6/27 3:45 PM
Tim Lincecum11-24.45802423.542.5001.042
Brandon Belt - 1BSF vs LAD
6/27 3:45 PM
Chad Billingsley6-15.400339031.000.4001.400
Buster Posey - CSF vs LAD
6/27 3:45 PM
Chad Billingsley16-33.48503821.576.5141.090
Nate Schierholtz - OFSF vs LAD
6/27 3:45 PM
Chad Billingsley10-24.41705216.667.4401.107
Hunter Pence - OFPHI vs PIT
6/27 7:05 PM
James McDonald10-23.43502303.522.435.957
Carlos Beltran - OFSTL @ MIA
6/27 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez7-19.36811412.526.400.926
Matt Holliday - OFSTL @ MIA
6/27 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez11-20.550558241.300.5911.891
Yadier Molina - CSTL @ MIA
6/27 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez5-15.33311201.533.333.867
Brian Bixler - SSHOU vs SD
6/27 8:05 PM
Clayton Richard5-10.50000020.500.5831.083
Nelson Cruz - OFTEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Doug Fister10-20.50014410.800.5241.324
David Murphy - OFTEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Doug Fister7-19.36822401.684.3681.053
Yorvit Torrealba - CTEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Doug Fister6-12.50004000.833.5001.333
Todd Helton - 1BCOL vs WAS
6/27 8:40 PM
Jordan Zimmermann6-14.42902011.571.4671.038
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Zack GreinkeMIL @ CIN
6/27 12:35 PM
Reds Batters31-149.20849161550.328.280.596
Andy PettitteNYY vs CLE
6/27 1:05 PM
Indians Batters12-61.197057214.297.219.516
Jon LesterBOS vs TOR
6/27 1:35 PM
Blue Jays Batters48-238.202716142280.337.269.606
Kevin MillwoodSEA vs OAK
6/27 3:40 PM
Athletics Batters17-90.1892713718.344.251.596
Jered WeaverLAA @ BAL
6/27 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters12-63.191136812.267.279.546
Roy OswaltTEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Tigers Batters10-61.164155213.278.190.468

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Jay Bruce - OFCIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke4-22.18200408.182.182.364
Ryan Ludwick - OFCIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke0-16.00000029.000.111.111
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke2-18.11102006.222.111.333
Scott Rolen - 3BCIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke4-26.15401426.192.214.407
Corey Hart - OFMIL @ CIN
6/27 12:35 PM
Homer Bailey5-23.21700115.217.250.467
Jose Lopez - 3BCLE @ NYY
6/27 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte3-17.17602214.294.211.505
Mark Teixeira - 1BNYY vs CLE
6/27 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez0-12.00000136.000.200.200
Joe Mauer - CMIN vs CWS
6/27 1:10 PM
Chris Sale1-10.10000003.100.100.200
Adrian Gonzalez - 1BBOS vs TOR
6/27 1:35 PM
Ricky Romero3-18.167222011.500.167.667
Kelly Shoppach - CBOS vs TOR
6/27 1:35 PM
Ricky Romero0-23.00000009.000.000.000
Rajai Davis - OFTOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester3-22.136022010.318.136.455
Edwin Encarnacion - 3BTOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester4-22.18202247.273.308.580
Ben Francisco - OFTOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester1-11.09100011.091.167.258
Adam Lind - 1BTOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester5-37.135010112.162.158.320
Jeff Mathis - CTOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester4-19.21101004.263.211.474
Coco Crisp - OFOAK @ SEA
6/27 3:40 PM
Kevin Millwood3-17.17612612.471.222.693
Brandon Inge - 3BOAK @ SEA
6/27 3:40 PM
Kevin Millwood7-37.18903349.297.268.565
Kurt Suzuki - COAK @ SEA
6/27 3:40 PM
Kevin Millwood2-21.09500001.095.095.190
Dee Gordon - SSLAD @ SF
6/27 3:45 PM
Tim Lincecum2-14.14300020.143.250.393
Tony Gwynn Jr. - OFLAD @ SF
6/27 3:45 PM
Tim Lincecum7-35.20000123.200.243.443
Manny Burriss - SSSF vs LAD
6/27 3:45 PM
Chad Billingsley2-10.20000014.200.273.473
Brian Roberts - 2BBAL vs LAA
6/27 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver2-12.16701012.250.231.481
Placido Polanco - 3BPHI vs PIT
6/27 7:05 PM
James McDonald0-10.00000020.000.167.167
Jack Wilson - SSATL vs ARI
6/27 7:10 PM
Trevor Cahill3-12.25000303.250.250.500
Rafael Furcal - SSSTL @ MIA
6/27 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez3-16.18800111.188.235.423
Miguel Cabrera - 3BDET @ TEX
6/27 8:05 PM
Roy Oswalt3-15.20001003.267.200.467
Prince Fielder - 1BDET @ TEX
6/27 8:05 PM
Roy Oswalt5-36.13912329.250.184.434
Elvis Andrus - SSTEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Doug Fister4-26.15400021.154.214.368
Josh Hamilton - OFTEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Doug Fister3-15.20002422.333.294.627
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Chad BillingsleyLAD @ SF
6/27 3:45 PM
Giants Batters59-171.34551729932.502.378.879
James McDonaldPIT @ Phi
6/27 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters23-69.333245513.432.378.811
Anibal SanchezMIA vs StL
6/27 7:10 PM
Cardinals Batters36-107.336710181513.629.4181.047
 

Recommended Pickup
Jim Thome, 1B, PHI: He may be 41 years old and he may not be a full-time starter, but Thome can still hit and can certainly still help a fantasy team in need of a batter. Since missing the month of May due to a back injury, Thome has hit .310/.396/.714 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 16 games. The Phillies claim that they do not want to play Thome at first base. However, with Ty Wigginton hitting an abysmal .214/.243/.343 in June, the Phillies may be forced to put Thome in the field at least on occasion if they want to compete this season. Thome is more than capable of hitting more than 20 home runs this season with a .280 batting average. Be wary of limited playing time, but Thome could be a boon for some fantasy teams.

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