Wednesday Lineup Card: Knock On Wood
Wednesday Lineup Card: Knock On Wood

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Rangers (Ryan Dempster - R) at Athletics (A.J. Griffin - R), 3:35
Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Mariners (Blake Beavan - R), 6:40
Red Sox (Daisuke Matsuzaka - R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 7:05
White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) at Indians (David Huff - L), 7:05
Twins (Scott Diamond - L) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R), 7:07
Orioles (TBA) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R), 7:10
Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at Royals (Luis Mendoza - R), 8:10

NL
Braves (Ben Sheets - R) at Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R), 12:35
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Nationals (Edwin Jackson - R), 1:05
Astros (Edgar Gonzalez - R) at Cubs (Travis Wood - L), 2:20
Mets (Jeremy Hefner - R) at Marlins (TBA), 4:10
Rockies (Jeff Francis - L) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R), 7:10
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 7:15
Padres (Andrew Werner - L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Reds (Homer Bailey - R) at Cardinals (TBA)

Day Game After a Night Game: Braves, Pirates, Phillies, Nationals, Astros, Cubs, Mets, Marlins, Rangers, Athletics

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN - (Shoulder) Is unlikely to play in the final two games of the season.
Torii Hunter, OF, LAA - (Illness) Had to leave the game on Monday after feeling lightheaded.
C.J. Wilson, P, LAA - (Elbow) Has pitched with a bone spur in his elbow for most of the second half.
Max Scherzer, P, DET - (Shoulder) Threw a bullpen session on Monday without any complications.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS - (Finger) Was in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW - (Illness) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KCR - (Groin) Has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KCR - (Shoulder) Has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL - (Knee) Said his knee feels fine and that he is good to go.

NL
Wilton Lopez, P, HOU - (Illness) Has been battling flu symptoms for the past several days.
Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL - (Hand) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI - (Calf) Manager Charlie Manuel said Rollins will likely not play again this season.

Disabled List
AL
No news.

NL
Sergio Escalona, P, HOU - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Tuesday.

Transactions

Transferred from 15-Day DL to 60-Day DL
Nick Green, 2B, MIA

Closer Watch
Indians: Chris Perez had an hour long meeting with Cleveland General Manager Chris Antonetti on Monday and came away feeling that he would not be traded in the off-season. Perez has had issues with the team this year, but said those mostly subsided with the firing of former manager Manny Acta.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Eric Hinske - OFATL @ PIT
10/3 12:35 PM
A.J. Burnett3-14.21412154.500.421.921
Chipper Jones - 3BATL @ PIT
10/3 12:35 PM
A.J. Burnett13-37.35122658.514.442.955
Rod Barajas - CPIT vs ATL
10/3 12:35 PM
Tim Hudson6-15.40014313.800.4381.238
Ty Wigginton - 3BPHI @ WAS
10/3 1:05 PM
Edwin Jackson4-10.40012122.800.5001.300
Danny Espinosa - 2BWAS vs PHI
10/3 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee7-10.700345011.700.7002.400
Kurt Suzuki - CWAS vs PHI
10/3 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee7-17.41202322.529.4741.003
Seth Smith - OFOAK vs TEX
10/3 3:35 PM
Ryan Dempster4-11.36413401.818.3641.182
Kelly Shoppach - CNYM @ MIA
10/3 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle5-13.385337041.077.3851.462
Michael Saunders - OFSEA vs LAA
10/3 6:40 PM
Jered Weaver4-11.36401015.455.417.871
Asdrubal Cabrera - SSCLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd6-21.28612235.476.385.861
Shin-Soo Choo - OFCLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd8-19.42112945.632.5221.153
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS @ CLE
10/3 7:05 PM
David Huff5-10.500225211.100.5831.683
Curtis Granderson - OFNYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka6-16.37512311.625.3891.014
Raul Ibanez - OFNYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka3-14.21412444.500.421.921
Derek Jeter - SSNYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka7-19.36822334.684.5001.184
Mark Teixeira - 1BNYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka5-12.41702134.667.5631.229
Justin Upton - OFARI vs COL
10/3 7:10 PM
Jeff Francis6-15.40022301.800.4001.200
Chris Young - OFARI vs COL
10/3 7:10 PM
Jeff Francis8-24.33323323.625.4071.032
J.J. Hardy - SSBAL @ TB
10/3 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson3-10.30011131.600.4621.062
Adam Jones - OFBAL @ TB
10/3 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson5-13.38512100.692.3851.077
Dexter Fowler - OFCOL @ ARI
10/3 7:10 PM
Ian Kennedy5-17.29402233.471.400.871
Juan Rivera - OFLAD vs SF
10/3 7:15 PM
Ryan Vogelsong5-11.45501100.545.4551.000
Jeff Francoeur - OFKC vs DET
10/3 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer6-20.30014207.650.300.950
Alex Gordon - OFKC vs DET
10/3 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer5-13.38511123.615.4671.082
Matt Holliday - OFSTL vs CIN
10/3 8:15 PM
Homer Bailey6-15.40012324.667.4711.137
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Cliff LeePHI @ WAS
10/3 1:05 PM
Nationals Batters30-97.30931010325.474.329.802
Jered WeaverLAA @ SEA
10/3 6:40 PM
Mariners Batters29-146.199278935.280.245.525
Clayton KershawLAD vs SF
10/3 7:15 PM
Giants Batters23-125.184168636.248.221.469
Max ScherzerDET @ KC
10/3 8:10 PM
Royals Batters30-96.31351314320.561.333.894

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Lyle Overbay - 1BATL @ PIT
10/3 12:35 PM
A.J. Burnett3-27.111020210.185.172.358
Clint Barmes - SSPIT vs ATL
10/3 12:35 PM
Tim Hudson1-10.10000001.100.100.200
Gaby Sanchez - 1BPIT vs ATL
10/3 12:35 PM
Tim Hudson4-22.18201002.227.182.409
Ian Desmond - SSWAS vs PHI
10/3 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee2-10.20001014.300.273.573
Jayson Werth - OFWAS vs PHI
10/3 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee2-13.15401106.231.143.374
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS vs PHI
10/3 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee1-12.08300003.083.083.167
Miguel Olivo - CSEA vs LAA
10/3 6:40 PM
Jered Weaver1-15.06700013.067.125.192
Brendan Ryan - SSSEA vs LAA
10/3 6:40 PM
Jered Weaver2-10.20001103.300.200.500
Justin Smoak - 1BSEA vs LAA
10/3 6:40 PM
Jered Weaver3-19.15812302.368.158.526
Scott Podsednik - OFBOS @ NYY
10/3 7:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda2-11.18202102.364.182.545
Travis Hafner - DHCLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd4-20.20012313.400.238.638
Casey Kotchman - 1BCLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd2-13.15400022.154.313.466
Carlos Santana - CCLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd2-11.18200202.182.167.348
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS @ CLE
10/3 7:05 PM
David Huff2-10.20001112.300.273.573
Robinson Cano - 2BNYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka8-27.29612217.444.345.789
Alex Rodriguez - 3BNYY vs BOS
10/3 7:05 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka3-24.12511447.250.323.573
Mark Reynolds - 3BBAL @ TB
10/3 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson2-10.20001014.300.273.573
Xavier Nady - OFSF @ LAD
10/3 7:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw1-14.07111314.286.133.419
Hunter Pence - OFSF @ LAD
10/3 7:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw1-11.09100104.091.091.182
Buster Posey - CSF @ LAD
10/3 7:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw2-18.11100015.111.158.269
Alcides Escobar - SSKC vs DET
10/3 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer2-12.16711101.417.167.583
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
David HuffCLE vs CWS
10/3 7:05 PM
White Sox Batters24-68.3536131549.757.3891.146
Daisuke MatsuzakaBOS @ NYY
10/3 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters48-170.282717252737.468.400.868
Jeff FrancisCOL @ Ari
10/3 7:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters21-61.34447638.592.384.977
 

Recommended Pickup
Travis Wood, P, CHC: It's the last day of the Major League Baseball regular season. If you're streaming starters, there aren't a whole ton of options. The best thing to do in this scenario: Look who is starting against the Astros. Houston is an awful, awful team that has absolutely nothing to play for. They have been even more terrible against left handed pitchers, with a .616 OPS against them this season. Wood has been alright this year with a 4.39 ERA, but he is a lefty and he's facing the Astros. That is a recipe for success.

Other Recent Recommendations: Tyler Thornburg, Jeff Keppinger, Nathan Eovaldi, Darin Ruf, Drew Smyly

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