Giants seek to overcome struggles: Sunday Lineup Card
Giants seek to overcome struggles: Sunday Lineup Card

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

Projected Starters - A look at Sunday's matchups (all times Eastern)
CIN (Johnny Cueto - R) at MIA (Dan Haren - R) 1:10 PM
HOU (Lance McCullers – R) at TB (Matt Moore – L) 1:10 PM
OAK (Sonny Gray – R) at CLE (Corey Kluber – R) 1:10PM
TOR (Felix Doubront - L) at KC (Edinson Volquez - R) 2:10 PM
CWS (Jose Quintana - L) at CHC (Jake Arrieta – R) 2:20 PM
DET (Shane Greene – R) at MIN (Kyle Gibson - R) 2:10 PM
ARI (Rubby De La Rosa - R) at NYM (Jon Niese - L) 1:10 PM
ATL (Alex Wood – L) at COL (Chris Bettis) 4:10 PM
NYY (Nathan Eovaldi – R) at BOS (Wade Miley – L) 1:35PM
WAS (Max Scherzer - R) at BAL (Wei-Yin Chen – L) 1:35 PM
SD (Tyson Ross – R) at TEX (Yovani Gallardo – R) 3:05 PM
PHI (Chad Billingsley - R) at SF (Chris Heston - R) 4:05 PM
LAA (Andrew Heaney - L) at SEA (Taijuan Walker – R) 4:10 PM
MIL (Kyle Lohse - R) at LAD (Brett Anderson – R) 4:10 PM
STL (Todd Cooney - L) at PIT (Francisco Liriano – L) 8:00 PM

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Andre Ethier, OF, LAD - (Quad) Sitting Friday with general soreness, but he's
Austin Jackson, OF, SEA - (Back) Out of the lineup Friday.
Mat Latos, SP, MIA - Scratched from Saturday's start due to a foot injury.
Jesse Hahn, SP, OAK - Shut down two weeks with a forearm injury.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT - (Oblique) Out of the lineup Friday.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY - (Calf) Out of the lineup Friday.
Anthony DeSclafani, SP, CIN - Scratched from Saturday start due to a glute strain.
Jason Hammel, SP, CHC - MRI didn't reveal any structural issues with his hamstring.

Players on the DL

Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU - (Thumb) Will continue his rehab at Astros' spring training complex during the All-Star break.
Brandon Beachy, SP, LAD - (Elbow) Will start Saturday against the Brewers.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL - (Quad) Will be sidelined through the All-Star break.
Jerry Blevins, RP, NYM - (Forearm) Still not cleared to throw.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS - (Wrist) got in some "extensive outfield work" Friday, but continues to swing a lighter than normal bat.
Denard Span, OF, WAS - MRI revealed no structural damage in his back.
Steven Souza, OF, TB - (Hand) Took dry swings Friday after a meeting with a hand specialist produced positive results.
Pat Venditte, RP, OAK - (Shoulder) Slated to throw off a flat-round session Monday.
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK - (Shoulder) Threw from 75 feet Thursday.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS - (Hamstring) Ran the bases Friday, but remains without a timetable for return.
Anthony Rendon, 2B, WAS - (Quad) jogged on the field at Camden Yards before Friday's game.
Zac Rosscup, RP, CHC - (Shoulder) Has begun throwing live batting practice.
Raisel Iglesias, SP, CIN - (Oblique) Will start Saturday against the Marlins.
Tommy La Stella, 2B, CHC - (Oblique) Has resumed baseball activities but still doesn't have a timetable.
David Ross, C, CHC - (Concussion) Probably won't be activated until after the All-Star break despite passing concussion tests.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA - (Wrist) Still feeling pain in his wrist but remains on track to return within the initial 4-6 week timetable.
Ender Inciarte, OF, ARI - (Hamstring) Moved to Double-A Mobile on Thursday to continue his rehab assignment.
Kyle Blanks, 1B, TEX - (Achilles) Still isn't running and probably won't return any time soon.
Matt Belisle, RP, STL - (Elbow) Has resumed throwing.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD - (Oblique) Had his rehab game rained out Thursday for the second time in three games.
Tyler Ladendorf, SS, OAK - (Ankle) Has done defensive work and taken batting practice.
Brendan Ryan, SS< NYY - (Back) Began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.

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

Houston Astros recalled L.J. Hoes from Fresno Grizzlies.
Oakland Athletics optioned Chris Bassitt to Nashville Sounds.
Oakland Athletics recalled Dan Otero from Nashville Sounds.
Miami Marlins recalled Donovan Solano from New Orleans Zephyrs.
Detroit Tigers optioned Buck Farmer to Toledo Mud Hens.
Detroit Tigers recalled Shane Greene from Toledo Mud Hens.
Miami Marlins optioned Adam Conley to New Orleans Zephyrs.
Houston Astros optioned Dan Straily to Fresno Grizzlies.
Chicago Cubs sent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
Miami Marlins designated LF Jordany Valdespin for assignment.
Boston Red Sox designated RHP Dalier Hinojosa for assignment.
Seattle Mariners signed free agent RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract.
Los Angeles Dodgers designated RHP Matt West for assignment.
Los Angeles Dodgers optioned Josh Ravin to Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Brandon Beachy from the 60-day disabled list.
Milwaukee Brewers sent RHP Wily Peralta on a rehab assignment to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
Texas Rangers designated LHP Ross Detwiler for assignment.
Texas Rangers recalled Roman Mendez from Round Rock Express.
Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Aaron Sanchez on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
Boston Red Sox selected the contract of LHP Brian Johnson from Pawtucket Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox placed RHP Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list. Right Flexor Strain
Washington Nationals activated RHP Jordan Zimmermann from the paternity list.
New York Yankees selected the contract of 2B Rob Refsnyder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
New York Mets signed free agent OF Joe Benson to a minor league contract.
Cleveland Indians recalled Jose Ramirez from Columbus Clippers.
SS Mike Aviles roster status changed by Cleveland Indians.
Philadelphia Phillies optioned Severino Gonzalez to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Philadelphia Phillies recalled David Buchanan from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Colorado Rockies designated LHP Aaron Laffey for assignment.
Colorado Rockies recalled Rex Brothers from Albuquerque Isotopes.
Detroit Tigers signed RHP Neftali Feliz.
Detroit Tigers optioned RHP Jeff Ferrell to Toledo Mud Hens.
Cincinnati Reds optioned Yorman Rodriguez to Louisville Bats.
Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Raisel Iglesias from the 15-day disabled list.
St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Mitch Harris on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 9, 2015. Strained right groin.
St. Louis Cardinals optioned 1B Xavier Scruggs to Memphis Redbirds.
St. Louis Cardinals recalled Nick Greenwood from Memphis Redbirds.
St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
Oakland Athletics recalled RHP Chris Bassitt from Nashville Sounds.
Oakland Athletics placed RHP Jesse Hahn on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 6, 2015. Strained right forearm.
Tampa Bay Rays optioned Andrew Bellatti to Durham Bulls.
Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Jake Odorizzi from the 15-day disabled list.
Miami Marlins recalled LHP Adam Conley from New Orleans Zephyrs.
New York Yankees optioned Cole Figueroa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Texas Rangers sent OF Antoan Richardson on a rehab assignment to AZL Rangers.
New York Yankees transferred CF Mason Williams from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Right shoulder inflammation.
New York Yankees sent Taylor Dugas outright to Trenton Thunder.

Closer Watch

San Francisco Giants – The defending champs are among the few teams with two proven relievers with closing experience. When Santiago Casilla is unavailable, Sergio Romo steps in with little dropoff. Manager Bruce Bochy has avoided using Casilla recently due to struggles he attributes to a tired arm. When healthy, Casilla is firmly entrenched as the team's ninth inning man. Romo, however, could make for a sneaky play should Casilla's struggles continue.

Hot Batter Matchups – July 12, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. ByrdOFCIN @ MIA
1:10PM
D. Haren301493616.467.5001.0001.500
C. McGehee3BMIA vs CIN
1:10PM
J. Cueto23731313.304.333.522.855
C. Davis1BBAL vs WAS
1:35PM
M. Scherzer17711206.412.412.5881.000
A. JonesOFBAL vs WAS
1:35PM
M. Scherzer18931205.500.500.7781.278
H. RamirezSSBOS vs NYY
1:35PM
N. Eovaldi11421302.364.364.7271.091
P. Sandoval3BBOS vs NYY
1:35PM
N. Eovaldi1712411001.706.6671.0591.725
I. Kinsler2BDET @ MIN
2:10PM
K. Gibson18721331.389.476.6111.087
J. MartinezOFDET @ MIN
2:10PM
K. Gibson17732514.412.444.8241.268
A. RamirezSSCWS @ CHC
2:20PM
J. Arrieta10500101.500.500.5001.000
Y. Alonso1BSD @ TEX
3:05PM
Y. Gallardo18731402.389.389.6671.056
M. KempOFSD @ TEX
3:05PM
Y. Gallardo20631325.300.364.550.914
W. VenableOFSD @ TEX
3:05PM
Y. Gallardo20731442.350.458.6001.058
B. Wallace1BSD @ TEX
3:05PM
Y. Gallardo16611106.375.375.563.938
H. PenceOFSF vs PHI
4:05PM
C. Billingsley13741602.538.5381.0001.538
B. PoseyCSF vs PHI
4:05PM
C. Billingsley261230531.462.533.5771.110
A. Gonzalez1BLAD vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse261072451.385.500.8081.308
J. PeraltaSSSTL @ PIT
8:05PM
F. Liriano49164371014.327.441.531.971
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 12, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Max ScherzerWAS @ BAL
1:35PM
121351049333.289.304.433.737
Wade MileyBOS vs NYY
1:35PM
7217407613.236.295.286.581
Francisco LirianoPIT vs STL
8:05PM
17939155142054.218.295.372.666
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
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Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 12, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Max ScherzerWAS @ BAL
1:35PM
121351049333.289.304.433.737
Wade MileyBOS vs NYY
1:35PM
7217407613.236.295.286.581
Francisco LirianoPIT vs STL
8:05PM
17939155142054.218.295.372.666
Cold Batter Matchups – July 12, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. BruceOFCIN @ MIA
1:10PM
D. Haren14200025.143.250.143.393
C. RasmusOFHOU @ TB
1:10PM
M. Moore12100025.083.214.083.298
B. Butler1BOAK @ CLE
1:10PM
C. Kluber24410218.167.200.208.408
J. HardySSBAL vs WAS
1:35PM
M. Scherzer23421314.174.208.348.556
C. Headley3BNYY @ BOS
1:35PM
W. Miley22410234.182.280.227.507
Y. EscobarSSWAS @ BAL
1:35PM
W. Chen19321110.158.200.368.568
N. Castellanos3BDET @ MIN
2:10PM
K. Gibson16210115.125.176.188.364
A. RiosOFKC vs TOR
2:10PM
F. Doubront11200000.182.182.182.364
J. BautistaOFTOR @ KC
2:10PM
E. Volquez11210222.182.308.273.580
G. Beckham2BCWS @ CHC
2:20PM
J. Arrieta10200002.200.200.200.400
A. LaRoche1BCWS @ CHC
2:20PM
J. Arrieta10100034.100.308.100.408
C. BarmesSSSD @ TEX
3:05PM
Y. Gallardo20100026.050.136.050.186
G. BlancoOFSF vs PHI
4:05PM
C. Billingsley11200026.182.308.182.490
J. RollinsSSLAD vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse46832544.174.240.326.566
M. Carpenter3BSTL @ PIT
8:05PM
F. Liriano22420137.182.280.273.553
P. KozmaSSSTL @ PIT
8:05PM
F. Liriano12000007.000.000.000.000
Y. MolinaCSTL @ PIT
8:05PM
F. Liriano19321103.158.158.368.526
M. Reynolds1BSTL @ PIT
8:05PM
F. Liriano18111148.056.227.222.449
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 12, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Dan HarenMIA vs CIN
1:10PM
1293916612625.302.337.520.857
Nathan EovaldiNYY @ BOS
1:35PM
6322821317.349.349.547.896
Kyle GibsonMIN vs DET
2:10PM
1093393161117.303.373.439.812
Chad BillingsleyPHI @ SF
4:05PM
793110217815.392.454.5791.033
Kyle LohseMIL @ LAD
4:10PM
13033145141414.254.327.455.783

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Draft Kings Value Picks

P: Chris Heston, SF ($4,200)
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3B: Pablo Sandoval, BOS ( $ 3,400 )
SS: Carlos Correa, HOU ($3,900)
OF: Jorge Soler, CHC ($3,900)

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