Friday Lineup Card: Coveting Colvin
Friday Lineup Card: Coveting Colvin

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Projected Starters - A look at Friday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 7:05 PM
Dodgers (Stephen Fife - R) at Pirates (Jeff Locke - L), 7:05 PM
Red Sox (Ryan Dempster - R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman - R), 7:05 PM
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook - R) at Marlins (Jose Fernandez - R), 7:10 PM
Royals (Luis Mendoza - R) at Rays (Matt Moore - L), 7:10 PM
Cubs (Edwin Jackson - R) at Mets (Shaun Marcum - R), 7:10 PM
Brewers (Kyle Lohse - R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 7:10 PM
Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L) at Braves (Kris Medlen - R), 7:30 PM
Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle - L) at Rangers (Justin Grimm - R), 8:05 PM
White Sox (Chris Sale - L) at Astros (Erik Bedard - L), 8:10 PM
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Twins (Scott Diamond - L), 8:10 PM
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio - R), 8:40 PM
Mariners (Joe Saunders - L) at Athletics (Tommy Milone - L), 10:05 PM
Yankees (Andy Pettitte - L) at Angels (C.J. Wilson - L), 10:05 PM
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R) at Padres (Eric Stults - L), 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL - (Thumb) Will attempt to play in this weekend's series against the Reds.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL - (Ribs) Likely headed for the DL after suffering a broken rib during Thursday's game.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Foot) Diagnosed with a left foot contusion after leaving Thursday's game.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK - (Hamstring) Was out of the lineup again Thursday.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD - (Shoulder) Did not start Wednesday but came off the bench and recorded a pinch-hit single in the 12th inning.
Mike Napoli, C, BOS - (Illness) Removed from Thursday's game in the second inning due to illness.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Finger) Left Thursday's game with what was later diagnosed as a bruised right finger.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD - (Hamstring) Set to return to the lineup Friday against the Pirates.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT - (Ribs) Scratched from Thursday's lineup with a sore rib cage.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Heel) Was out of the lineup Thursday for a second straight day.
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF - (Hand) Manager Bruce Bochy expressed doubt that Scutaro will be available for this weekend's series against the Braves.
Josh Johnson, P, TOR - (Finger) Next start has been pushed back a day from Saturday to Sunday.
Alexi Casilla, 2B, BAL - (Finger) Out of the lineup Thursday.
Ronald Belisario, P, LAD - (Shoulder) Returned to the mound Wednesday after being unavailable for a couple of games and gave up four runs while recording just two outs.

Players on the DL
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS - (Oblique) On track to start Sunday against the Indians after making it through a bullpen session Thursday without issue.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX - (Ribs) Took part in pre-game activities Wednesday and has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Thursday.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY - (Ankle) Received clearance Thursday to progress into baseball activities and resume running.
Corey Hart, 1B, MIL - (Knee) May not return to the Brewers until after the All-Star break.
Henderson Alvarez, P, MIA - (Shoulder) Will make his first rehab start Thursday for High-A Jupiter.
Chris Coghlan, OF, MIA - (Back) Will be examined by a specialist Sunday.
Fernando Salas, P, STL - (Shoulder) Making progress in his throwing program and is expected to begin mound work next week.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD - (Oblique) Went 0-for-3 in his second rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.
John Lannan, P, PHI - (Knee) Will return to the rotation Monday against the Nationals.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI - (Hamstring) Heading out for a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this weekend.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF - (Hamstring) Resumed running and hitting Thursday.
A.J. Burnett, P, PIT - (Calf) Hit the 15-day disabled list Thursday.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA - (Hamstring) Went 1-for-5 in the first game of his new rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL - (Hamstring) Expects to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Bowie.
Wei-Yin Chen, P, BAL - (Oblique) Threw off a half-mound Thursday with no issues.
Steve Johnson, P, BAL - (Oblique) Reported minor improvement with his injury Thursday.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX - (Hamstring) Will run the bases over the weekend and could begin a rehab assignment Monday.
Brandon Morrow, P, TEX - (Forearm) Will throw a simulated game at extended spring training Monday.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR - (Ankle) Set to play in a simulated game at extended spring training Friday.

Transactions - Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Placed on the DL
A.J. Burnett, P, PIT

Activated from the DL
Ross Detwiler, P, WAS
Charlie Morton, P, PIT

Called Up
Alex Wilson, P, BOS
Michael Martinez, 2B, PHI
Jake Diekman, P, PHI
Jake Dunning, P, SF
Hector Sanchez, C, SF

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Erik Davis, P, WAS
Nate Adcock, P, ARI
Tyler Cloyd, P, PHI
Brett Pill, 1B, SF
Ramon Ramirez, P, SF (designated for assignment)
Alfredo Aceves, P, BOS
Cesar Hernandez, 2B, PHI
Chris Nelson, 3B, LAA (outrighted to Triple-A)
Andy LaRoche, 3B, TOR (outrighted to Triple-A)
Brandon Bantz, C, SEA (outrighted to Triple-A)

Claimed Off Waivers
Nate Adcock, P, ARI (from KC)

Signed
Zach Duke, P, CIN
Cody Eppley, P, MIN
Dennis Raben, OF, KC

Released
Jose Contreras, P, PIT

Traded
Carl Thomore, OF, CWS (from COL)

Closer Watch
Washington - Rafael Soriano gave up a run on two hits in the ninth inning of Thursday's game against the Rockies, but he managed to escape with his 17th save of the season. He struck out two batters, bringing his K:BB ratio in his last six appearances to 8:1. The run allowed by Soriano was the right-hander's first since May 21, and he's now tied with Aroldis Chapman for fourth in the National League in saves.

St. Louis - Despite giving up two hits, including a solo homer by Marlon Byrd, in the ninth inning of Thursday's game, Edward Mujica was able to close the door on a 2-1 victory over the Mets. Amazingly, the 29-year-old right-hander is now a perfect 19-for-19 in save chances since taking over as closer for the Cardinals. He's sporting a 1.82 ERA and a 0.64 WHIP over 29.2 innings, so it's probably safe to say Mujica has been one of the best in-season pickup options thus far in 2013.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Nate McLouth - OFBAL vs BOS
6/14 7:05 PM
Ryan Dempster6-20.30013334.550.440.990
Dustin Pedroia - 2BBOS @ BAL
6/14 7:05 PM
Chris Tillman4-11.36401220.455.429.883
Mike Aviles - SSCLE vs WAS
6/14 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez4-13.30801143.462.471.932
Michael Bourn - OFCLE vs WAS
6/14 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez4-10.40001025.600.5001.100
Ryan Raburn - 2BCLE vs WAS
6/14 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez6-11.545233021.182.5451.727
Nick Swisher - OFCLE vs WAS
6/14 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez6-15.40012622.667.4711.137
Darwin Barney - 2BCHC @ NYM
6/14 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum4-14.28614112.714.3331.048
Jay Bruce - OFCIN vs MIL
6/14 7:10 PM
Kyle Lohse8-24.33315517.667.3601.027
Yuniesky Betancourt - 2BMIL @ CIN
6/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo4-15.26713303.600.267.867
Ryan Braun - OFMIL @ CIN
6/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo14-52.26947838.558.333.891
Aramis Ramirez - 3BMIL @ CIN
6/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo15-69.21736645.391.260.652
Marlon Byrd - OFNYM vs CHC
6/14 7:10 PM
Edwin Jackson6-21.28615512.619.318.937
Jason Heyward - OFATL vs SF
6/14 7:30 PM
Madison Bumgarner3-10.30011411.600.364.964
Justin Upton - OFATL vs SF
6/14 7:30 PM
Madison Bumgarner8-14.57112140.857.6671.524
Jeff Baker - OFTEX vs TOR
6/14 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle5-11.45501001.545.4551.000
Adrian Beltre - 3BTEX vs TOR
6/14 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle9-27.33313406.519.333.852
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS @ HOU
6/14 8:10 PM
Erik Bedard8-24.33325824.708.3851.093
Miguel Cabrera - 3BDET @ MIN
6/14 8:10 PM
Scott Diamond7-14.50002212.643.5331.176
Todd Helton - 1BCOL vs PHI
6/14 8:40 PM
Kyle Kendrick4-12.33301032.417.467.883
Erick Aybar - SSLAA vs NYY
6/14 10:05 PM
Andy Pettitte10-26.38502212.462.407.869
Josh Hamilton - OFLAA vs NYY
6/14 10:05 PM
Andy Pettitte3-10.30011202.600.300.900
Vernon Wells - OFNYY @ LAA
6/14 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson4-19.21122444.526.348.874
Coco Crisp - OFOAK vs SEA
6/14 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders8-27.29616403.593.296.889
Adam Rosales - 2BOAK vs SEA
6/14 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders3-13.23112151.538.444.983
Kyle Seager - 3BSEA @ OAK
6/14 10:05 PM
Tommy Milone4-12.33311305.583.333.917
Miguel Montero - CARI @ SD
6/14 10:10 PM
Eric Stults3-10.30013511.800.3641.164
Martin Prado - 3BARI @ SD
6/14 10:10 PM
Eric Stults5-11.45501201.636.4551.091
Chase Headley - 3BSD vs ARI
6/14 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill4-13.30801044.385.471.855
Mark Kotsay - OFSD vs ARI
6/14 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill7-19.36803122.526.429.955
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Ryan DempsterBOS @ BAL
6/14 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters13-67.194167616.330.274.604
Bronson ArroyoCIN vs MIL
6/14 7:10 PM
Brewers Batters52-236.2201227261343.436.266.701
Shaun MarcumNYM vs CHC
6/14 7:10 PM
Cubs Batters23-112.2053108621.352.258.610
Jake WestbrookSTL @ MIA
6/14 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters21-98.21404339.264.256.520
Edwin JacksonCHC @ NYM
6/14 7:10 PM
Mets Batters16-72.2223916615.425.282.708
Mark BuehrleTOR @ TEX
6/14 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters28-103.272178320.366.298.664
Scott DiamondMIN vs DET
6/14 8:10 PM
Tigers Batters15-70.214135412.286.255.540
C.J. WilsonLAA vs NYY
6/14 10:05 PM
Yankees Batters29-144.20149121834.328.302.630

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
J.J. Hardy - SSBAL vs BOS
6/14 7:05 PM
Ryan Dempster2-27.07401217.111.103.215
Kurt Suzuki - CWAS @ CLE
6/14 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson2-11.18211405.455.182.636
Starlin Castro - SSCHC @ NYM
6/14 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum2-16.12512204.438.125.563
David DeJesus - OFCHC @ NYM
6/14 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum3-23.13001155.174.310.484
Alfonso Soriano - OFCHC @ NYM
6/14 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum2-11.18201104.273.250.523
Ryan Hanigan - CCIN vs MIL
6/14 7:10 PM
Kyle Lohse2-12.16701022.250.286.536
Greg Dobbs - 3BMIA vs STL
6/14 7:10 PM
Jake Westbrook2-12.16700001.167.167.333
Juan Pierre - OFMIA vs STL
6/14 7:10 PM
Jake Westbrook1-17.05901001.118.059.176
Giancarlo Stanton - OFMIA vs STL
6/14 7:10 PM
Jake Westbrook2-12.16701102.333.167.500
Carlos Gomez - OFMIL @ CIN
6/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo1-12.08300003.083.083.167
Rickie Weeks - 2BMIL @ CIN
6/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo8-47.170254516.362.250.612
David Wright - 3BNYM vs CHC
6/14 7:10 PM
Edwin Jackson2-10.20000223.200.333.533
Reed Johnson - OFATL vs SF
6/14 7:30 PM
Madison Bumgarner2-11.18200014.182.250.432
Dan Uggla - 2BATL vs SF
6/14 7:30 PM
Madison Bumgarner1-13.07701023.154.200.354
Elvis Andrus - SSTEX vs TOR
6/14 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle2-11.18201010.364.250.614
Geovany Soto - CTEX vs TOR
6/14 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle2-14.14301025.214.250.464
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET @ MIN
6/14 8:10 PM
Scott Diamond2-13.15400021.154.267.421
Justin Morneau - 1BMIN vs DET
6/14 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello4-23.17413423.391.240.631
Howie Kendrick - 2BLAA vs NYY
6/14 10:05 PM
Andy Pettitte4-24.16700013.167.200.367
Travis Hafner - DHNYY @ LAA
6/14 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson2-11.18201215.273.308.580
Ichiro Suzuki - OFNYY @ LAA
6/14 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson9-46.196021412.239.260.499
Mark Teixeira - 1BNYY @ LAA
6/14 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson2-15.13311222.333.235.569
Jed Lowrie - SSOAK vs SEA
6/14 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders2-10.20000011.200.273.473
Brendan Ryan - SSSEA @ OAK
6/14 10:05 PM
Tommy Milone2-10.20000013.200.273.473
Everth Cabrera - SSSD vs ARI
6/14 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill1-10.10000012.100.182.282
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Gio GonzalezWAS @ Cle
6/14 7:05 PM
Indians Batters21-71.29637111618.464.425.889
Rick PorcelloDET @ Min
6/14 8:10 PM
Twins Batters29-87.33321114107.513.405.917
Trevor CahillARI @ SD
6/14 10:10 PM
Padres Batters26-96.27119111717.389.383.772
 

Recommended Pickup
Tyler Colvin, OF, COL - The Rockies had a tough day Thursday, to say the least. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki suffered a broken rib and is likely headed for the disabled list, while outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler both left with injuries of their own. Gonzalez and Fowler reportedly only suffered bruises, but Colvin is now the only healthy outfielder on the roster aside from Michael Cuddyer, who just returned Thursday from a rib ailment that cost him five games. Colvin's off to pretty good start since his call-up last week (4-for-15 with two homers and seven RBI), and he was slashing .293/.396/.518 at Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to his promotion. Plus, the club showed confidence in Colvin by designating Eric Young Jr. for assignment earlier this week, so even when Gonzalez and Fowler are ready to go, Colvin should continue to see playing time for Colorado.

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