Tuesday Lineup Card: The Strike-Thrower
Tuesday Lineup Card: The Strike-Thrower

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Angels (Jered Weaver – R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman – R), 7:05
Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R) at Indians (Trevor Bauer – R), 7:05
White Sox (Jose Quintana – L) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R), 7:08
Phillies (Cole Hamels – L) at Mets (Dillon Gee – R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman – R) at Red Sox (Rubby De La Rosa – R), 7:10
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill – R) at Reds (Mike Leake – R), 7:10
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R) at Marlins (Henderson Alvarez – R), 7:10
Brewers (Matt Garza – R) at Rays (Alex Cobb – R), 7:10
Yankees (Brandon McCarthy – R) at Rangers (Nick Martinez – R), 8:05
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson – R), 8:05
Twins (Kyle Gibson – R) at Royals (James Shields – R), 8:10
Athletics (Jeff Samardzija – R) at Astros (Scott Feldman – R), 8:10
Braves (Aaron Harang – R) at Dodgers (Josh Beckett – R), 10:10
Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R) at Padres (Tyson Ross – R), 10:10
Pirates (Francisco Liriano – L) at Giants (Tim Hudson – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (ankle) – Hurt himself Monday, but hopes to be available Tuesday
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (groin) – Out Monday due to nagging left groin issue
Ian Kennedy, SP, SD (oblique) – Likely to start Saturday if Wednesday bullpen goes well
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL (back) – Left Monday's game
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (hand) – Expects to be back in Tuesday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (neck) – Had an MRI Monday; results to come Tuesday
Josh Rutledge, 2B, COL (illness) – Scratched Monday due to illness
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (back) – Feeling better; hopes to be back in Tuesday
Drew Stubbs, OF, COL (foot) – Out of Monday's lineup
Nick Tepesch, SP, TEX (knee) – Feeling better, but still uncertain for Friday start
Dana Eveland, RP, NYM (elbow) – Hit with a liner Monday, but x-rays negative

Players on the DL

Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY (elbow) – Seems to be improving; could avoid TJ surgery
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (thigh) – Expected back by mid-August
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (quad) – Won't return until next week at best
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (shoulder) – One more bullpen, then could start rehab assignment
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT (back) – Good rehab start Monday; scheduled for Aug. 7-8 return
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD (hamstring) – Hitting his stride on rehab assignment; likely back soon
James Paxton, SP, SEA (back) – Good rehab start Sunday; could be back as soon as Saturday
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (concussion) – Passed tests; expected to join team for this weekend's road trip
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR (foot) – Could return over the weekend, but far from certain
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY (back) – Hoping for a mid-August return
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (back) – If Tuesday workout goes well, will go on rehab assignment
A.J. Pollock, OF, ARI (hand) – Will take live BP Tuesday, then go on rehab trip
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (finger) – Hit off a tee Monday
Brandon Morrow, RP, TOR (finger) – Likely to be used out of the pen upon his return
Jordan Lyles, SP, COL (hand) – 3.2 scoreless in Saturday rehab game; could be just one more
Chris Owings, SS, ARI (shoulder) – Still 2-3 weeks from returning
Mike Adams, RP, PHI (shoulder) – Hopes to pitch from a mound in early August
Jim Henderson, RP, MIL (shoulder) – Has pitched well in first two rehab appearances
Jake Smolinski, OF, TEX (foot) – Unable to take BP or run at full speed yet
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB (oblique) – Will take BP on Tuesday
Hector Sanchez, C, SF (concussion) – Still feeling effects from Friday hit
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, NYM (elbow) – Should resume throwing in 3-4 days
Chone Figgins, OF, LAD (hip) – Hitting well recently in Triple-A; still not likely to be called up
Taylor Teagarden, C, NYM (hamstring) – 3-for-15 on rehab assignment so far; no rush

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

Placed on DL
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (knee)
T.J. McFarland, RP, BAL (bereavement list)
Craig Gentry, OF, OAK (hand)

Activated from DL
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD
Jordan Pacheco, C, ARI
Joel Peralta, RP, TB

Called Up
Jake Marisnick, OF, MIA
Billy Burns, OF, OAK
Jason Lane, SP, SD
Zoilo Almonte, OF, NYY
Preston Guilmet, RP, BAL

Sent Down
J.T. Realmuto, C, MIA
Brooks Conrad, 2B, SD
Liam Hendriks, SP, KC
Erik Bedard, SP, TB (DFA)
Kenny Wilson, OF, OAK (DFA)
Jeff Francis, RP, NYY (DFA)
Brett Hayes, C, KC (DFA)

Traded
Darwin Barney, 2B, LAD (from CHC)
Danny Valencia, 3B, TOR (from KC)
Erik Kratz, C, KC (from TOR)
Liam Hendriks, SP, KC (from TOR)

Released
Nick Evans, 1B, ARI

Closer Watch

Blue Jays – Casey Janssen nailed down a save Sunday against the Yankees with a clean ninth and a strikeout. That wouldn't be news, except Janssen had surrendered five runs in his prior four outings, including a pair of runs to those very same Yanks the night before. It helps Janssen that the rest of the Toronto bullpen doesn't hold a lot of potential – second chair Aaron Loup has a 2.96 ERA, but just a 41:26 K:BB in 48.2 innings.

Nationals – Rafael Soriano pulled a full-on meltdown Monday in Miami. Often, when you give up a walk, and then a double, and then a single, and then a sac fly, and then a wild pitch, and then a triple, and then a hit batsman, it really comes back to bite you. In this case, it turned a 6-3 lead into a 7-4 walk-off loss. But hey, at least Jerry Blevins gave up the game-winning hit after Soriano was yanked. Nonetheless, Raffy's insulated from any threat (that is, Tyler Clippard) here, considering he entered the game with a 1.10 ERA.

Rangers – Neftali Feliz delivered a clean ninth Monday to improve to 2-for-2 in save chances, but he again failed to strike out a batter, leaving him with just a 4:4 K:BB in 12.1 innings this year. No one's really looming behind him, so Feliz has a pretty decent grip on this job.

Hot Batter Matchups – July 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. JonesOFBAL vs LAA
7:05PM
J. Weaver16531413.313.333.6881.021
M. Cabrera3BDET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Quintana17621323.353.421.5881.009
R. DavisOFDET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Quintana20831114.400.429.6501.079
I. Kinsler2BDET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Quintana11410113.364.417.455.871
A. Hill2BARI @ CIN
7:10PM
M. Leake12411302.333.333.583.917
G. ParraOFARI @ CIN
7:10PM
M. Leake13511301.385.385.6151.000
G. StantonOFMIA vs WAS
7:10PM
S. Strasburg269738310.346.414.8461.260
J. LagaresOFNYM vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels20830225.400.455.5501.005
D. Murphy2BNYM vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels441751619.386.400.545.945
D. Wright3BNYM vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels732410516517.329.372.616.988
R. Howard1BPHI @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee189761404.500.5001.5562.056
J. RollinsSSPHI @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee221131422.500.542.7271.269
B. HarperOFWAS @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez13632412.462.5001.0001.500
A. LaRoche1BWAS @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez13610121.462.533.5381.072
A. Beltre3BTEX vs NYY
8:05PM
B. McCarthy3314621012.424.429.7271.156
S. ChooOFTEX vs NYY
8:05PM
B. McCarthy13411313.308.357.538.896
B. Dozier2BMIN @ KC
8:10PM
J. Shields20752712.350.364.8001.164
E. NunezSSMIN @ KC
8:10PM
J. Shields20932321.450.500.8001.300
J. WillinghamOFMIN @ KC
8:10PM
J. Shields25840327.320.393.480.873
A. Gonzalez1BLAD vs ATL
10:10PM
A. Harang17743526.412.4741.0001.474
M. KempOFLAD vs ATL
10:10PM
A. Harang16521424.313.368.563.931
H. RamirezSSLAD vs ATL
10:10PM
A. Harang261065725.385.4291.0001.429
P. Alvarez3BPIT @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson13421323.308.400.6151.015
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jered WeaverLAA @ BAL
7:05PM
1794012518735.223.249.355.604
Josh BeckettLAD vs ATL
10:10PM
6011512222.183.231.314.545
Tim HudsonSF vs PIT
10:15PM
1172610141523.222.321.336.657
Cold Batter Matchups – July 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Davis1BBAL vs LAA
7:05PM
J. Weaver31610305.194.194.226.419
J. HardySSBAL vs LAA
7:05PM
J. Weaver17200001.118.118.118.235
A. RamirezSSCWS @ DET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez15310111.200.250.267.517
D. ViciedoOFCWS @ DET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez10210101.200.273.300.573
T. HunterOFDET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Quintana17500205.294.294.294.588
P. Goldschmidt1BARI @ CIN
7:10PM
M. Leake12200201.167.167.167.333
A. HechavarriaSSMIA vs WAS
7:10PM
S. Strasburg15310206.200.200.333.533
G. Jones1BMIA vs WAS
7:10PM
S. Strasburg18100009.056.056.056.111
C. YelichOFMIA vs WAS
7:10PM
S. Strasburg11200126.182.308.182.490
L. Overbay1BMIL @ TB
7:10PM
A. Cobb11100004.091.091.091.182
L. DudaOFNYM vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels13100057.077.333.077.410
D. BrownOFPHI @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee15410103.267.267.333.600
C. RuizCPHI @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee13110101.077.077.154.231
J. MolinaCTB vs MIL
7:10PM
M. Garza14000003.000.000.000.000
N. SchierholtzOFCHC vs COL
8:05PM
J. De La Rosa10211212.200.273.500.773
E. AndrusSSTEX vs NYY
8:05PM
B. McCarthy20310414.150.182.200.382
A. RiosOFTEX vs NYY
8:05PM
B. McCarthy16110222.063.167.125.292
J. Altuve2BHOU vs OAK
8:10PM
J. Samardzija11100023.091.231.091.322
T. Plouffe3BMIN @ KC
8:10PM
J. Shields13200023.154.267.154.421
A. Callaspo3BOAK @ HOU
8:10PM
S. Feldman16200200.125.176.125.301
B. UptonOFATL @ LAD
10:10PM
J. Beckett377301112.189.211.270.481
J. Uribe3BLAD vs ATL
10:10PM
A. Harang13110013.077.143.154.297
R. MartinCPIT @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson16310016.188.235.250.485
A. McCutchenOFPIT @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson16310132.188.350.250.600
G. Sanchez1BPIT @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson22410002.182.182.227.409
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jose QuintanaCWS @ DET
7:08PM
116358211624.302.342.415.757
Cole HamelsPHI @ NYM
7:10PM
26282267352469.313.370.462.832
Henderson AlvarezMIA vs WAS
7:10PM
1053511314715.333.385.496.881
Dillon GeeNYM vs PHI
7:10PM
1133815725418.336.366.588.954
Scott FeldmanHOU vs OAK
8:10PM
62156310129.242.370.460.830
James ShieldsKC vs MIN
8:10PM
12337155161020.301.355.501.856
Aaron HarangATL @ LAD
10:10PM
108321410191123.296.358.611.969

Recommended Pickup
Kyle Hendricks, SP, CHC – A former eighth-round pick, Hendricks didn't garner much notice last season even after putting up a straight 2.00 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A as a 23-year-old. No top-100 lists for him. It's not that surprising – even with the incredible results, he posted just a 6.9 K/9, always a red flag to prospectors. But he also showed outstanding control – he's never averaged more than 2.0 BB/9 in a season, and last year made it 1.8 – and at some point, we have to admit that this guy is doing something right. No, he doesn't throw hard, but he has command of a cutter, slider, curve and change, and he uses all of them. It's been to good effect in the majors thus far – he's quietly posted a 2.33 ERA in his first three MLB starts, striking out a respectable-enough 14 against six walks in 19.1 innings. And it's worth noting that his K rate spiked in Triple-A this year – all the way to 8.5 K/9.

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DraftKings Value Picks
SP: Trevor Bauer, CLE ($6,500)
C: Stephen Vogt, OAK ($3,800)
1B: Matt Adams, STL ($4,000)
2B: Kolten Wong, STL ($3,900)
SS: Starlin Castro, CHC ($4,400)
3B: Todd Frazier, CIN ($4,400)
OF: Khris Davis, MIL ($3,800)

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