Monday Lineup Card: Leave It To Lee

Monday Lineup Card: Leave It To Lee

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

Projected Starters - A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)

TEX (Miles Mikolas - R) at NYY (Shane Greene - R) 7:00 PM ET
SF (Ryan Vogelsong - R) at PHI (Cliff Lee - L) 7:05 PM ET
LAD (Hyun-Jin Ryu - L) at PIT (Edinson Volquez - R) 7:05 PM ET
BOS (John Lackey - R) at TOR (Drew Hutchison - R) 7:07 PM ET
MIA (Tom Koehler - R) at ATL (Julio Teheran - R) 7:10 PM ET
KC (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at CWS (Chris Sale - L) 8:10 PM ET
CIN (Mat Latos - R) at MIL (Wily Peralta - R) 8:10 PM ET
CLE (T.J. House - L) at MIN (Kris Johnson - L) 8:10 PM ET
WAS (Doug Fister - R) at COL (Franklin Morales - L) 8:40 PM ET
DET (Justin Verlander - R) at ARI (Vidal Nuno - L) 9:40 PM ET
BAL (Bud Norris - R) at LAA (Matt Shoemaker - R) 10:05 PM ET
NYM (Jon Niese - L) at SEA (Roenis Elias - L) 10:10 PM ET

Day Game After Night Game: None.

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Justin Morneau, 1B, COL (neck) – Missed his third straight start Sunday.
Cliff Lee, P, PHI (elbow) – Expected to start Monday against San Francisco.
Alex Rios, OF, TEX (ankle) – Missed a start Sunday due to an ankle sprain.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA (hamstring) – Was held out of Sunday's starting lineup due to hamstring tightness.
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA (groin) – Missed his second straight start Sunday.
Justin Upton, OF, ATL (triceps) – Left Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (thigh) – Was held out of Sunday's starting lineup as a precaution.
Mat Latos, P, CIN (back) – Expected to start Monday at Milwaukee.
Charlie Blackmon, OF, COL (ankle) – Was held out of Sunday's starting lineup as a precaution after X-rays on his ankle came back clean.
Salvador Perez, C, KC (groin) – Expects to return to the starting lineup Monday.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL (quadriceps) – Was held out of Sunday's lineup.
George Springer, OF, HOU (knee, quadriceps) – Could miss a few games as a precaution and to avoid a DL stint.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (hand) – Will undergo another X-ray exam in Pittsburgh on Monday.
Homer Bailey, P, CIN (knee) – Expects to start Tuesday at Milwaukee after throwing a full bullpen Saturday without incident.
Matt Cain, P, SF (elbow) – Has a "cranky" elbow but is still expected to start Tuesday at Philadelphia.
Jordan Zimmerman, P, WAS (biceps) – Threw a strong bullpen on Saturday and will start Tuesday at Colorado.

Players on the DL

Evan Gattis, C, ATL (back) – Expected to come off the DL to start Monday against Miami.
Collin McHugh, P, HOU (finger) – Expected to make one rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City in the near future before he's activated.
Josh Beckett, P, LAD (hip) – Has a torn labrum and two cysts in his hip but will start Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN (oblique) – Is not ready to resume baseball activities.
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU (back) – Will not be activated from the DL Tuesday and will need a rehab assignment whenever he's ready to return.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (finger) – Homered in a rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket while playing nine innings at third base.
Wil Nieves, C, PHI (quadriceps) – Will likely be activated from the DL on Monday.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (wrist) – Will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Tucson on Monday.
Jim Henderson, P, MIL (shoulder) – Rehab assignment was recently moved to Triple-A Nashville.

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

Activated from the DL

Skip Schumaker, OF, CIN

Placed on the DL

Felipe Paulino, P, CWS (transferred to 60-day DL)

Called Up

Taylor Thompson, P, CWS
Anthony DeSclafani, P, MIA

Sent Down

Zach McAllister, P, CLE
Carlos Sanchez, SS, CWS
Ed Lucas, 2B, MIA
Neftali Soto, 1B, CIN
Drew VerHagen, P, DET

Signed

Leland Clemmons, OF, KC

Closer Watch

Tampa Bay Rays - Kirby Yates, who blew his first career save opportunity on July 9, earned a save Sunday against the Twins. Jake McGee worked the eighth inning, while Joel Peralta (illness) was unavailable to pitch in the game. Manager Joe Madden continues to stick to a closer-by-committee approach.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – July 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. EthierOFLAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez19630452.316.458.474.932
A. Gonzalez1BLAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez14422406.286.333.7141.048
M. KempOFLAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez14621223.429.529.7141.244
M. MorseOFSF @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee23920106.391.391.478.870
H. PenceOFSF @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee11632302.545.5451.1821.727
J. BautistaOFTOR vs BOS
7:07PM
J. Lackey21522375.238.429.524.952
C. Johnson3BATL vs MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler10410201.400.455.500.955
J. UptonOFATL vs MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler10310024.300.417.500.917
C. HeiseyOFCIN @ MIL
8:10PM
W. Peralta10511202.500.545.8001.345
P. Konerko1BCWS vs KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie521474738.269.304.558.861
B. ButlerDHKC @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale3714531037.378.415.6761.090
C. GomezOFMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos20842703.400.400.8501.250
J. SeguraSSMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos18711122.389.450.5561.006
R. Weeks2BMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos20632406.300.300.650.950
J. Morneau1BCOL vs WAS
8:40PM
D. Fister28941405.321.321.536.857
D. Freese3BLAA vs BAL
10:05PM
B. Norris18720227.389.450.500.950
J. HamiltonOFLAA vs BAL
10:05PM
B. Norris12421102.333.333.6671.000
M. TroutOFLAA vs BAL
10:05PM
B. Norris12530113.417.462.6671.128
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Cliff LeePHI vs SF
7:05PM
11832935424.271.295.396.692
Julio TeheranATL vs MIA
7:10PM
91196310725.209.271.338.609
Wily PeraltaMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
6414537215.219.249.384.634
Cold Batter Matchups – July 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. EllisCLAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez12100154.083.353.083.436
D. GordonSSLAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez10100115.100.167.100.267
H. RamirezSSLAD @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez20310125.150.217.200.417
M. ByrdOFPHI vs SF
7:05PM
R. Vogelsong13200001.154.154.154.308
P. Sandoval3BSF @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee15200004.133.133.133.267
D. JohnsonDHTOR vs BOS
7:07PM
J. Lackey20411363.200.385.350.735
D. NavarroCTOR vs BOS
7:07PM
J. Lackey19210405.105.100.158.258
J. HeywardOFATL vs MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler11210111.182.250.364.614
A. SimmonsSSATL vs MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler11211121.182.308.455.762
A. HechavarriaSSMIA @ ATL
7:10PM
J. Teheran17410004.235.235.294.529
G. Jones1BMIA @ ATL
7:10PM
J. Teheran11221303.182.231.545.776
G. StantonOFMIA @ ATL
7:10PM
J. Teheran15221344.133.316.400.716
J. BruceOFCIN @ MIL
8:10PM
W. Peralta16311217.188.235.375.610
Z. CozartSSCIN @ MIL
8:10PM
W. Peralta17210002.118.118.176.294
C. Gillaspie3BCWS vs KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie17400212.235.250.235.485
A. RamirezSSCWS vs KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie45830055.178.275.244.519
D. ViciedoOFCWS vs KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie25521409.200.200.360.560
E. Hosmer1BKC @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale28610008.214.214.250.464
O. Infante2BKC @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale17300001.176.176.176.353
M. Moustakas3BKC @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale20410007.200.200.250.450
R. BraunOFMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos20210136.100.217.150.367
S. Gennett2BMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos13210104.154.154.231.385
J. LucroyCMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos15320130.200.333.333.667
M. MaldonadoCMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos10100003.100.100.100.200
L. Overbay1BMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos14200101.143.143.143.286
H. Kendrick2BLAA vs BAL
10:05PM
B. Norris11100013.091.167.091.258
A. Pujols1BLAA vs BAL
10:05PM
B. Norris36730254.194.293.278.570
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
There are no pitchers who qualify as "cold" today.

Recommended Pickup

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