Friday Lineup Card: Taken By Forsythe
Friday Lineup Card: Taken By Forsythe

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Friday's Starters
Pirates (James McDonald – R) at Cubs (Chris Rusin – L), 2:20
Tigers (Justin Verlander – R) at Indians (Corey Kluber – R), 7:05
Rays (David Price – L) at Yankees (CC Sabathia – L), 7:05
Red Sox (Daisuke Matsuzaka – R) at Blue Jays (Aaron Laffey – L), 7:07
Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Marlins (Jacob Turner – R), 7:10
Nationals (Ross Detwiler – L) at Braves (Kris Medlen – R), 7:35
Phillies (Cole Hamels – L) at Astros (Edgar Gonzalez – R), 8:05
Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish – R), 8:05
Mets (Jon Niese – L) at Brewers (Mike Fiers – R), 8:10
White Sox (Chris Sale – L) at Twins (Esmerling Vasquez – R), 8:10
Angels (C.J. Wilson – L) at Royals (Bruce Chen – L), 8:10
Giants (Matt Cain – R) at Diamondbacks (Tyler Skaggs – L), 9:40
Rockies (Tyler Chatwood – R) at Padres (Andrew Cashner – R), 10:05
Orioles (Joe Saunders – L) at Athletics (Tom Milone – L), 10:05
Cardinals (Joe Kelly – R) at Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX (knee) – Out Thursday, but expected back Friday
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX (shoulder) – No damage; talked his way into Thursday lineup
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE (wrist) – Seeing a specialist Friday
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY (ankle) – Starting at DH on Thursday
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (wrist) – Left Thursday with sprain after slide
Joe Mauer, C, MIN (back) – Out Thursday for third straight
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS (personal) – Out Thursday for birth of child; should be back Friday
Kenley Jansen, RP, LAD (chest) – Could be back Tuesday
J.J. Putz, RP, AZ (back) – Unavailable again Wednesday, but reported improvement
Adam Dunn, 1B, CHW (oblique) – Still out Thursday
Michael Brantley, OF, CLE (chest) – Scratched Thursday; seems minor
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL (quad) – Left Wednesday with contusion; seems doubtful for Friday
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (hand) – Likely back Friday
Bud Norris, SP, HOU (finger) – Will be skipped Friday due to blister
Jason Hammel, SP, BAL (knee) – No new injury, but may be pushed back
Ryan Doumit, C, MIN (ribs) – Out Thursday with strain
Mike Olt, 3B, TEX (heel) – Out 10-14 days
Ryan Roberts, 3B, TB (leg) – Left Thursday with bruise after foul; X-rays negative
Roy Oswalt, SP, TEX (forearm) – Had discomfort during catch Thursday
Ronny Cedeno, SS, NYM (hamstring) – Left Wednesday with tightness
Scott Moore, 3B, HOU (groin) – Can only run straight, no turns; apparently good enough to PH
Willie Bloomquist, SS, AZ (back) – Not sure when he'll be back
Donnie Murphy, SS, MIA (concussion) – Out indefinitely, possibly for the year
Mickey Storey, RP, HOU (face) – Comebacker to the side of the face Wednesday; bruised jaw

Disabled List
Mike Napoli, C, TEX (quad) – Will be activated Saturday
Jim Thome, 1B, BAL (neck) – Could be available within a week
Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY (leg) – Will start Tuesday
Robbie Ross, RP, TEX (forearm) – Will come off DL on Friday
John Lackey, SP, BOS (elbow) – Threw some BP on Thursday; two-inning sim game next
Cole De Vries, SP, MIN (rib) – Broken rib; out for year, though not officially on DL
Henry Blanco, C, AZ (thumb) – Most likely out for the year
Mat Gamel, 1B, MIL (knee) – Won't play in the fall league
Ramon Hernandez, C, COL (hamstring) – Will have surgery; out for year, but not on DL

Transactions

Placed on DL
Ryan Raburn, 2B, DET (quad)

Closer Watch

Reds – Aroldis Chapman is suffering from dead arm, so the Reds are filling in for him by committee for a short time. On Wednesday, it was J.J. Hoover collecting his first big-league save with a clean ninth, but generally, expect them to run Jonathan Broxton out there. Broxton had pitched three of the last four games, including collecting the save on Tuesday.

Athletics – Ryan Cook took over the closing gig for the A's in June, but was displaced in August by original closer Grant Balfour. Well, things may be going the other way again – Balfour has given up runs in three of his last five outings, and Cook collected the save Wednesday after Sean Doolittle couldn't nail it down.

Diamondbacks – With J.J. Putz (back) unavailable, David Hernandez nailed down his fourth save on Wednesday. Putz is improving, though, so this is a short-term situation.

Padres – Luke Gregerson picked up his seventh save Wednesday, but the Padres are slated to make a decision Friday on the activation of Huston Street. Keep an eye out for that news if you're invested in either reliever.

Nationals – Drew Storen collected his second save of the season Wednesday against the Mets, but Tyler Clippard had pitched four of the last five days. Storen may be getting gradually eased back into the role, but no official change has been made.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Derek Jeter - SSNYY vs TB
9/14 7:05 PM
David Price11-38.28924347.500.357.857
Nick Swisher - OFNYY vs TB
9/14 7:05 PM
David Price10-22.45513274.682.5861.268
Jeff Keppinger - 2BTB @ NYY
9/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia6-14.42900000.429.429.857
Evan Longoria - 3BTB @ NYY
9/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia10-30.333477103.833.5001.333
B.J. Upton - OFTB @ NYY
9/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia13-45.28926648.533.347.880
Austin Kearns - OFMIA vs CIN
9/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo3-11.27323522.909.3851.294
Carlos Lee - OFMIA vs CIN
9/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo17-53.321381159.585.390.975
Jose Reyes - SSMIA vs CIN
9/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo11-37.29737414.649.316.964
Juan Pierre - OFPHI @ HOU
9/14 8:05 PM
Edgar Gonzalez5-10.50000010.500.5451.045
Vernon Wells - OFLAA @ KC
9/14 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen6-19.31635723.947.3811.328
Aaron Hill - 2BARI vs SF
9/14 9:40 PM
Matt Cain4-10.400133011.000.3641.364
Justin Upton - OFARI vs SF
9/14 9:40 PM
Matt Cain11-36.306051710.444.419.863
Daric Barton - 1BOAK vs BAL
9/14 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders5-15.33301011.400.375.775
Coco Crisp - OFOAK vs BAL
9/14 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders7-24.29216403.625.292.917
Jonny Gomes - OFOAK vs BAL
9/14 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders4-12.33301421.500.429.929
Matt Holliday - OFSTL @ LAD
9/14 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano8-23.34812226.522.423.945
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Daisuke MatsuzakaBOS @ TOR
9/14 7:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters9-69.130234322.228.167.395

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Curtis Granderson - OFNYY vs TB
9/14 7:05 PM
David Price6-31.194226111.387.242.630
Andruw Jones - OFNYY vs TB
9/14 7:05 PM
David Price4-21.19023534.524.292.815
Eduardo Nunez - SSNYY vs TB
9/14 7:05 PM
David Price2-10.20001220.300.333.633
Jose Molina - CTB @ NYY
9/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia0-14.00000104.000.000.000
Carlos Pena - 1BTB @ NYY
9/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia4-35.114232419.314.205.519
Luke Scott - DHTB @ NYY
9/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia2-11.18211326.455.308.762
Yunel Escobar - SSTOR vs BOS
9/14 7:07 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka2-10.20000101.200.200.400
Adam Lind - 1BTOR vs BOS
9/14 7:07 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka3-26.11512118.269.148.417
Torii Hunter - OFLAA @ KC
9/14 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen2-10.20011111.500.273.773
Cliff Pennington - SSOAK vs BAL
9/14 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders3-17.17601002.235.176.412
Yadier Molina - CSTL @ LAD
9/14 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano3-16.18801221.250.278.528
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Bronson ArroyoCIN @ Mia
9/14 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters39-122.320102123817.657.3711.028
Bruce ChenKC vs LAA
9/14 8:10 PM
Angels Batters21-65.32391615610.875.3801.256
 

Recommended Pickup
Logan Forsythe, 2B, SD – After a nice little start upon his promotion in July, Forsythe hit the skids for a while, but he's emerged lately with a huge run over his last 14 games, going 21-for-53 (.396) with two homers, two steals, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored. Those numbers will certainly play, especially in leagues that use a MI slot. Eligible at second and third base in many fantasy leagues, Forsythe looks to be a useful fill-in down the stretch.

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