Sunday Lineup Card: Padres' Street Closed Down
Sunday Lineup Card: Padres' Street Closed Down

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Sunday's Starters
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at Indians (Corey Kluber - R), 1:05
Yankees (Phil Hughes - R) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ - L), 1:07
Dodgers (Chris Capuano - L) at Marlins (Wade LeBlanc - L), 1:10
Royals (Bruce Chen - L) at Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R), 1:35
Padres (Ross Ohlendorf - R) at Pirates (Erik Bedard - L), 1:35
Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R) at Phillies (Vance Worley - R), 1:35
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R) at Astros (Jordan Lyles - R), 2:05
Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R) at White Sox (Chris Sale - L), 2:10
Rays (James Shields - R) at Twins (Scott Diamond - L), 2:10
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Cubs (Brooks Raley - L), 2:20
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish - R), 3:05
Mariners (Jason Vargas - L) at Angels (Jered Weaver - R), 3:35
Rockies (Alex White - R) at Giants (Barry Zito - L), 4:05
Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L), 4:10
Braves (Ben Sheets - R) at Mets (Jon Niese - L), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game:
BOS/CLE, KC/BAL, MIL/HOU, SD/PIT, STL/PHI, LAD/MIA, OAK/CHW, TB/MIN, DET/TEX, WAS/ARZ, SEA/LAA

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE – (Neck) Slated to sit out at least through Sunday.
Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC – (Ankle) Suffered slight sprain coming out of batters box Friday, but isn't expected to miss time.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR – (Elbow) X-rays after Saturday's game came out negative.
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR – (Groin) Tests confirm strain, but will avoid DL.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN – (Back) Wasn't in Saturday's lineup, and has not played since August 7.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL – (Back) Did not start Saturday and is considered day-to-day.

Disabled List
Jordan Walden, P, LAA – (Biceps) Slated to pitch Saturday and Monday, and could be back in bigs this week.
Ryan Flaherty, SS, BAL – (Illness) Could begin rehab assignment Tuesday.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS – (Achilles) Was pretty sore after working out Friday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS – (Neck) Threw 4.2 rehabilitation innings at Triple-A on Friday.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS – (Wrist) May miss the rest of season after being hit by pitch in ninth inning Friday.
CC Sabathia, P, NYY – (Elbow) Is expected to be placed on the disabled list.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY – (Hand) Took one-handed swings Friday, and will have x-rays Monday.
Mariano Rivera, P, NYY – (Knee) Rehabbing with the hope of possibly being able to pitch again in 2012.
Pedro Feliciano, P, NYY – (Shoulder) Scheduled for September return.
Jeff Niemann, P, TB – (Leg) Threw bullpen session Friday and felt good.
Mike Napoli, C, TEX – (Quadriceps) Returned Friday, but aggravated injury, and returned to DL.
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR – (Oblique) Tuesday rehab start will determine if he is ready to return to the show.
Tommy Hanson, P, ATL – (Back) Will make rehab start Sunday, and should return soon after that.
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARZ – (Back) Placed on disabled list after dealing with injury for over a week.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN – (Knee) Had additional procedure on knee, and scheduled return pushed back a week.
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA – (Knee) Isn't expected to hear good news at the end of August during re-evaluation.
Emilio Bonifacio, OF, MIA – (Thumb) Slated for begin rehab assignment at Single-A this upcoming week.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI – (Back) Took groundballs Friday, and will travel with the team Monday to Miami.
Jaime Garcia, P, STL – (Shoulder) Makes fourth rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS – (Oblique) Took batting practice Saturday.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Todd Helton, 1B, COL (transferred from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list)
Edgmer Escalona, P, COL (retroactive 8/6)
John Danks, P, CHW (transferred from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list)
Mike Napoli, C, TEX (retroactive 8/11)
Huston Street, P, SD (retroactive 8/11)
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (retroactive 8/11)
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARZ (retroactive 8/9)
CC Sabathia, P, NYY (retroactive 8/9)

Activated from DL
Lendy Castillo, P, CHC
Johan Santana, P, NYM

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
David Carpenter, P, LAA (optioned to Triple-A)
David Carpenter, P, TOR (optioned to Triple-A)
Scott Maine, P, CHC (optioned to Triple-A)
Brian Bixler, 2B, HOU (outrighted to Triple-A)
Garrett Olson, P, NYM (designated for assignment)
Mike Zagurski, P, ARZ (designated for assignment)

Called Up
Steve Geltz, P, LAA
Mike McCoy, 2B, TOR
Will Harris, P, COL
Dewayne Wise, OF, CHW
Luis Martinez, C, TEX
Cory Burns, P, SD
Brian Shaw, P, ARZ
Jake Elmore, 2B, ARZ
Danny Valencia, 3B, BOS

Signed
Jeff Marquez, P, COL

Closer Watch
Padres – The last Padre not named Huston Street to record a save was Joe Thatcher back on July 2 when he came in to record the last out of the game after Clayton Richard pitched a strong 8.2 innings of shutout ball. The only other Padre to record a save this season outside of Street and Thatcher was Dale Thayer who picked up five saves in five straight appearances between May 7 and May 19. Now that Street is on the disabled list it would appear that Thatcher, Thayer, and the Padres' eighth inning man as of late, Luke Gregerson, may all have chances to pitch the ninth inning for save opportunities.

Brewers – Axford recorded his eighth blown save of the season Friday against Houston, to add to what has already been a disappointing season for Milwaukee's usually reliable closer. While it is uncertain if Axford would still have the closer's job if Milwaukee was still in the race for a playoff spot, he has been their man in the ninth up to this point even with a 5.25 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and only 18 saves in 26 chances. Milwaukee seems set to keep Axford in the closers role with the will hope that he will be able to put together a string of strong performances to end the season to boost his confidence for the start of the 2013 campaign.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Shelley Duncan - OFCLE vs BOS
8/12 1:05 PM
Jon Lester4-11.36402114.545.417.962
Jack Hannahan - 3BCLE vs BOS
8/12 1:05 PM
Jon Lester6-14.42900204.429.429.857
Andre Ethier - OFLAD @ MIA
8/12 1:10 PM
Wade LeBlanc5-13.38503022.615.4671.082
Austin Kearns - OFMIA vs LAD
8/12 1:10 PM
Chris Capuano8-13.61511324.846.6671.513
Adam Jones - OFBAL vs KC
8/12 1:35 PM
Bruce Chen5-11.45511302.727.5001.227
Nick Markakis - OFBAL vs KC
8/12 1:35 PM
Bruce Chen4-10.40001122.500.5001.000
Orlando Hudson - 2BCWS vs OAK
8/12 2:10 PM
Bartolo Colon8-19.42112304.632.4211.053
Joe Mauer - CMIN vs TB
8/12 2:10 PM
James Shields8-21.38102324.524.435.959
Justin Morneau - 1BMIN vs TB
8/12 2:10 PM
James Shields8-23.34814414.609.360.969
Alfonso Soriano - OFCHC vs CIN
8/12 2:20 PM
Johnny Cueto10-32.31334425.625.353.978
Vernon Wells - OFLAA vs SEA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jason Vargas2-10.20022301.800.2001.000
Michael Saunders - OFSEA @ LAA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver4-11.36401015.455.417.871
Carlos Gonzalez - OFCOL @ SF
8/12 4:05 PM
Barry Zito8-19.42112503.684.4501.134
Chipper Jones - 3BATL @ NYM
8/12 8:05 PM
Jon Niese4-14.28613402.643.267.910
David Ross - CATL @ NYM
8/12 8:05 PM
Jon Niese6-13.46213813.923.5001.423
Jason Bay - OFNYM vs ATL
8/12 8:05 PM
Ben Sheets12-30.40011316.500.419.919
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Wade LeBlancMIA vs LAD
8/12 1:10 PM
Dodgers Batters13-68.19126678.356.267.623
Jason VargasSEA @ LAA
8/12 3:35 PM
Angels Batters33-150.22021413530.352.255.607
Jered WeaverLAA vs SEA
8/12 3:35 PM
Mariners Batters19-92.207142424.269.240.508

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Asdrubal Cabrera - SSCLE vs BOS
8/12 1:05 PM
Jon Lester2-11.18201115.273.231.503
Shin-Soo Choo - OFCLE vs BOS
8/12 1:05 PM
Jon Lester1-11.09100224.091.200.291
Casey Kotchman - 1BCLE vs BOS
8/12 1:05 PM
Jon Lester2-12.16700111.167.231.397
Matt Kemp - OFLAD @ MIA
8/12 1:10 PM
Wade LeBlanca>3-16.18811234.375.316.691
James Loney - 1BLAD @ MIA
8/12 1:10 PM
Wade LeBlanc1-10.10000110.100.182.282
Juan Uribe - 3BLAD @ MIA
8/12 1:10 PM
Wade LeBlanc1-11.09101112.273.167.439
John Buck - CMIA vs LAD
8/12 1:10 PM
Chris Capuano0-10.00000013.000.091.091
Giancarlo Stanton - OFMIA vs LAD
8/12 1:10 PM
Chris Capuano2-13.15401213.231.214.445
A.J. Pierzynski - CCWS vs OAK
8/12 2:10 PM
Bartolo Colon7-36.19413225.333.256.590
Denard Span - OFMIN vs TB
8/12 2:10 PM
James Shields2-20.10001022.150.182.332
Starlin Castro - SSCHC vs CIN
8/12 2:20 PM
Johnny Cueto3-15.20000133.200.333.533
Peter Bourjos - OFLAA vs SEA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jason Vargas1-13.07701005.154.143.297
Alberto Callaspo - 3BLAA vs SEA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jason Vargas3-13.23100101.231.231.462
Miguel Olivo - CSEA @ LAA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver1-15.06700013.067.125.192
Brendan Ryan - SSSEA @ LAA
8/12 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver2-10.20001103.300.200.500
Eric Young Jr. - OFCOL @ SF
8/12 4:05 PM
Barry Zito3-15.20001003.267.200.467
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Johnny CuetoCIN @ ChC
8/12 2:20 PM
Cubs Batters19-62.306379612.507.368.874
Barry ZitoSF vs Col
8/12 4:05 PM
Rockies Batters20-65.30826759.467.372.839
Jon NieseNYM vs Atl
8/12 8:05 PM
Braves Batters35-104.33731623621.574.370.944
 

Recommended Pickup

Other Recent Recommendations:
Tommy Hunter, SP, BAL – In the four starts and one relief appearance since the All-Star break, Hunter has put up a 3.81 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 26 innings pitched, but has only one win to go with three losses. Sunday seems to be a good day to turn his fortunes around as the Royals are in town, and Hunter has already pitched one of his best games of the season against them on May 16 when he gave up two runs over seven innings at Kauffman Stadium. This time around Hunter will be pitching at Camden Yards where his ERA is 0.77 lower than it is on the road. Right now Hunter may not be much more than a speculative spot start for a fantasy team in a deep league that is in need of a win at the end of the week, but if he is able to put a couple more serviceable starts together, he may become a serious option to a fantasy team looking for to add a starter off the waiver wires for a potential playoff run.

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