Tuesday Lineup Card: Colvin Thriving in Colorado
Tuesday Lineup Card: Colvin Thriving in Colorado

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Tuesday's Starters
AL
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 7:05
Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Red Sox (Aaron Cook - R), 7:10
Royals (Luke Hochevar - R) at Rays (David Price - L), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Tillman - R) at Rangers (Scott Feldman - R), 8:05
Yankees (Ivan Nova - R) at White Sox (Francisco Liriano - L), 8:10
Twins (Cole De Vries - R) at Athletics (Dan Straily - R), 10:05
Indians (Roberto Hernandez - R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10

NL
Braves (Paul Maholm - L) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R), 7:05
Reds (Homer Bailey - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 7:05
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R) at Mets (Chris Young - R), 7:10
Cubs (TBA) at Brewers (Marco Estrada - R), 8:10
Astros (Lucas Harrell - R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R), 8:15
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R), 9:40
Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R) at Padres (Jason Marquis - R), 10:05
Giants (Tim Lincecum - R) at Dodgers (Joe Blanton - R), 10:10

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
David Cooper, 1B, TOR - (Back) Missed Sunday's game with lower back tightness.
Denard Span, OF, MIN - (Shoulder) Said there was "no chance" he could have taken batting practice on Sunday.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW - (Oblique) Said he is dealing with both a back and oblique problem.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Wrist) Returned to the lineup on Monday.

NL
Luis Cruz, SS, LAD - (Leg) Left the game on Sunday with an apparent leg injury.
Eric Young, Jr., OF, COL - (Ribs) Is feeling much better and as of yet will not be placed on the DL.
Josh Rutledge, SS, COL - (Quadriceps) Is likely out for the next few days.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Personal) Is expected to rejoin the team on Wednesday.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - (Finger) Returned to the starting lineup on Monday.

Disabled List
AL
David Ortiz, DH, BOS - (Achilles) Took batting practice on Sunday and feels he could return this week.
Koji Uehara, P, TEX - (Ribs) Scheduled to make two rehab appearances this week before rejoining the Rangers bullpen on August 26.
Mike Napoli, C, TEX - (Quadriceps) Is no longer experiencing pain, but has some tightness.
John Danks, P, CHW - (Shoulder) Has his arm in a sling and will begin rehabbing in two weeks.
Luke Scott, DH, TBR - (Oblique) Will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY - (Hand) Will begin strengthening exercises and be re-evaluated over the weekend.
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY - (Lower Leg) Has not been cleared to run or throw off the mound yet.
Jim Thome, 1B, BAL - (Neck) Will leave for Sarasota on Tuesday or Wednesday to begin rehabbing his injury.

NL
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL - (Oblique) Could miss the rest of the season.
Jhonatan Solano, C, WAS - (Oblique) Has moved his rehab to Double-A Harrisburg.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI - (Foot) Did leg exercises and took swings in the batting cage on Monday.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Brett Anderson, P, OAK
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI

Activated from Bereavement List
Chad Qualls, P, PIT

Activated from Restricted List
Ryan Dempster, P, TEX

Designated for Assignment
Anthony Recker, C, OAK
Juan Cruz, P, PIT

Optioned to Triple-A
Dan Straily, P, OAK
Yan Gomes, 3B, TOR
Leonys Martin, OF, TEX
Hector Luna, 1B, PHI
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN
Nick Blackburn, P, MIN

Called Up
Justin Wilson, P, PIT
Kyle McPherson, P, PIT

Released
Jason Bartlett, SS, SDP

Closer Watch

As of Monday evening, there was no significant closer news to report.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Miguel Cairo - 3BCIN @ PHI
8/21 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee8-19.42103203.632.4761.108
Scott Rolen - 3BCIN @ PHI
8/21 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee8-17.47114212.824.5001.324
Miguel Cabrera - 3BDET vs TOR
8/21 7:05 PM
Ricky Romero5-13.38501221.462.467.928
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET vs TOR
8/21 7:05 PM
Ricky Romero4-14.28624604.857.2861.143
Delmon Young - OFDET vs TOR
8/21 7:05 PM
Ricky Romero6-16.37511102.563.375.938
Ryan Howard - 1BPHI vs CIN
8/21 7:05 PM
Homer Bailey3-11.27312412.636.333.970
Yunel Escobar - SSTOR @ DET
8/21 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer11-23.47814326.739.5191.258
Omar Vizquel - 3BTOR @ DET
8/21 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer4-14.28611222.500.375.875
Jayson Werth - OFWAS vs ATL
8/21 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm9-24.37514515.625.4001.025
Nick Punto - 2BBOS vs LAA
8/21 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana7-16.43803303.750.4381.188
Albert Pujols - 1BLAA @ BOS
8/21 7:10 PM
Aaron Cook6-17.35302341.471.476.947
Matt Joyce - OFTB vs KC
8/21 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar2-10.20022423.800.3331.133
Evan Longoria - 3BTB vs KC
8/21 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar6-13.462245111.077.5331.610
Carlos Pena - 1BTB vs KC
8/21 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar6-12.50001313.583.5381.122
B.J. Upton - OFTB vs KC
8/21 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar6-16.37502202.500.375.875
Derek Jeter - SSNYY @ CWS
8/21 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano6-17.35313332.647.4501.097
Stephen Drew - SSARI vs MIA
8/21 9:40 PM
Ricky Nolasco11-21.524374141.190.5451.736
Justin Morneau - 1BMIN @ OAK
8/21 10:05 PM
Brett Anderson3-10.30011100.600.300.900
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT @ SD
8/21 10:05 PM
Jason Marquis5-15.33304413.667.3531.020
Mark Kotsay - OFSD vs PIT
8/21 10:05 PM
A.J. Burnett4-11.36402120.545.4621.007
Shin-Soo Choo - OFCLE @ SEA
8/21 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez4-17.23512259.471.435.905
Jack Hannahan - 3BCLE @ SEA
8/21 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez7-15.46723434.933.5561.489
Casey Kotchman - 1BCLE @ SEA
8/21 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez7-18.38911304.556.389.944
Andre Ethier - OFLAD vs SF
8/21 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum10-35.28624649.514.359.873
Juan Rivera - OFLAD vs SF
8/21 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum6-14.42901312.500.467.967
Miguel Olivo - CSEA vs CLE
8/21 10:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez4-10.40002314.600.4551.055
Angel Pagan - OFSF @ LAD
8/21 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton6-12.500224001.000.5001.500
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
None

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Chase Utley - 2BPHI vs CIN
8/21 7:05 PM
Homer Bailey2-14.14300102.143.143.286
Carl Crawford - OFBOS vs LAA
8/21 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana10-32.31304317.500.333.833
Adrian Gonzalez - 1BBOS vs LAA
8/21 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana2-10.20000132.200.385.585
Dustin Pedroia - 2BBOS vs LAA
8/21 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana3-17.17602022.294.263.557
Alberto Callaspo - 3BLAA @ BOS
8/21 7:10 PM
Aaron Cook2-10.20000101.200.182.382
Adam Jones - OFBAL @ TEX
8/21 8:05 PM
Scott Feldman1-12.08300013.083.154.237
Curtis Granderson - OFNYY @ CWS
8/21 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano4-25.160123213.320.222.542
Andruw Jones - OFNYY @ CWS
8/21 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano3-15.20012532.467.333.800
Mark Teixeira - 1BNYY @ CWS
8/21 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano3-20.150111210.300.261.561
Justin Upton - OFARI vs MIA
8/21 9:40 PM
Ricky Nolasco2-10.20000224.200.333.533
Chris Young - OFARI vs MIA
8/21 9:40 PM
Ricky Nolasco1-15.06700102.067.067.133
Clint Barmes - SSPIT @ SD
8/21 10:05 PM
Jason Marquis0-11.00000000.000.000.000
Garrett Jones - 1BPIT @ SD
8/21 10:05 PM
Jason Marquis1-10.10001213.200.182.382
Asdrubal Cabrera - SSCLE @ SEA
8/21 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez2-11.18201213.273.231.503
James Loney - 1BLAD vs SF
8/21 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum8-40.20003327.275.238.513
Shane Victorino - OFLAD vs SF
8/21 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum5-27.18512226.333.241.575
Chone Figgins - 3BSEA vs CLE
8/21 10:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez2-17.11800061.118.348.465
Ryan Theriot - SSSF @ LAD
8/21 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton2-16.12500024.125.222.347
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Max ScherzerDET vs Tor
8/21 7:05 PM
Blue Jays Batters24-73.329275616.478.379.857
Paul MaholmATL @ Was
8/21 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters29-89.3263713720.466.375.841
Cliff LeePHI vs Cin
8/21 7:05 PM
Reds Batters32-100.32031111420.493.351.844
Ricky RomeroTOR @ Det
8/21 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters24-67.358581649.623.3941.017
Luke HochevarKC @ TB
8/21 7:10 PM
Rays Batters24-81.29641017617.524.354.878
Ricky NolascoMIA @ Ari
8/21 9:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters24-78.30841016515.541.349.891
Felix HernandezSEA vs Cle
8/21 10:10 PM
Indians Batters29-88.33048131228.512.413.926
 

Recommended Pickup
Tyler Colvin, OF, COL: After posting an .816 OPS and 20 home runs his rookie season in 2010 with the Cubs, the former Chicago first round pick was supposed to be a mainstay in their outfield. Unfortunately, in 2011, Colvin fell apart and hit just .150/.204/.306 in 222 major league plate appearances. Colvin was then traded in the offseason to Colorado where he has begun to thrive.

Colvin hit well in limited playing time with the Rockies through May, but really started hitting well when he moved into a starting role on June 9. Since that date, he has hit .302/.352/.587 with ten home runs in 52 games. He has been even better in the month of August, with a .352 batting average and .915 OPS. Colvin was supposed to be pushed out of the starting lineup upon Michael Cuddyer's return. However, it now appears as though Cuddyer might miss the rest of the season. That, coupled with Carlos Gonzalez's recent ailments, all but assures Colvin of a starting spot for the rest of 2012.

The only issue with Colvin fantasy-wise has been the lack of home runs recently. He has not hit a homer since July 6, when he hit two against the Nationals. Colvin has been a very streaky power hitter though, and can hit them in bunches when he starts. Keep in mind that Colorado is a very good hitting environment. Colvin could be a real nice pickup for a late season playoff push.

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