Monday Lineup Card: New Phillie Coming to Town

Monday Lineup Card: New Phillie Coming to Town

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

NYM (Matt Harvey - R) at WAS (Gio Gonzalez - L) 7:00 PM
TB (Matt Moore - L) at PHI (David Buchanan - R) 7:05 PM
SEA (Taijuan Walker - R) at DET (Alfredo Simon - R) 7:08 PM
LAD (Brandon Beachy - R) at ATL (Matt Wisler - R) 7:10 PM
CHC (Clayton Richard - L) at CIN (Mike Lorenzen - R) 7:10 PM
PIT (A.J. Burnett - R) at KC (Yordano Ventura - R) 8:10 PM
TEX (Nick Martinez - R) at COL (Chris Rusin - L) 8:40 PM
MIA (Mat Latos - R) at ARI (Rubby De La Rosa - R) 9:40 PM
BOS (Steven Wright - R) at LAA (Andrew Heaney - L) 10:05 PM
SF (Tim Hudson - R) at SD (Ian Kennedy - R) 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: - None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Chad Billingsley, P, PHI (elbow) – Left Saturday's start with tightness in his elbow.
Chris Carter, DH, HOU (ankle) – Doesn't expect to resume running until Tuesday.
Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET (face) – Suffered a cheekbone contusion and a hyperextended ring finger during Sunday's game.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, NYM (knee) – Left Sunday's game with a sore knee.
Yasmani Grandal, C, LAD (head) – Took a foul tip off his helmet Sunday and underwent X-rays for a broken jaw.
Jason Hammel, P, CHC (hamstring) – Threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Saturday and is in line to start Tuesday.
Mat Latos, P, MIA (foot) – Was scratched from Saturday's start due to a foot injury.
Francisco Liriano, P, PIT (neck) – Was scratched from Saturday's start due to a tight neck.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT (leg) – Dealing with a lower left leg injury and will return to Pittsburgh for further evaluation.
Miguel Rojas, SS, MIA (illness) – Left Sunday's game due to nausea.
Miguel Sano, 3B, MIN (ankle) – Hopes to be out for only 3-to-5 days.
Huston Street, P, LAA (groin) – Threw off flat ground Friday while recovering from a groin injury.
Justin Upton, OF, SD (undisclosed) – Was removed from Sunday's game due to lower back tightness.

Out

None

Players on the DL

Matt Adams, 1B, STL (quadricpes) – Will be sidelined until late August and may miss the rest of the season.
Henderson Alvarez, P, MIA (shoulder) – Allowed two runs over 2.1 innings during his first rehab start with High-A Jupiter.
Chase Anderson, P, ARI (triceps) – Dealing with right triceps inflammation.
Norichika Aoki, OF, SF (leg) – Remains at least two weeks away from action, as his fractured fibula is about 80 percent healed.
Archie Bradley, P, ARI (shoulder) – Threw twice in the past week on flat ground.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS (elbow) – Will see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his elbow.
Byron Buxton, OF, MIN (thumb) – Still waiting for the inflammation to subside before resuming baseball activities.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET (calf) – Has a Grade 3 calf strain and will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM (elbow) – No longer wearing a brace on his elbow and has begun limited baseball activities.
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (foot) – Began a rehab assignment Sunday at High-A Modesto.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL (wrist) – Received two more cortisone shots and had fluid drained from his injured wrist.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC (groin) – Hopes to return sometime in September after suffering a Grade 3 groin strain.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA (thumb) – Dealing with a dislocated thumb.
Tim Lincecum, P, SF (forearm) – Could be a candidate for the Giants' bullpen upon his return from the DL, but isn't quite ready yet.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU (thumb) – Expected to be out until after the All-Star break.
Steven Matz, P, NYM (side) – Won't resume throwing for three weeks.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC (thumb) – Dealing with a sprained thumb.
Wil Myers, P, SD (wrist) – Expected to begin swinging a bat next week.
James Paxton, P, SEA (finger) – Remains without a timetable to return.
Wily Peralta, P, MIL (ribs) – Will make another rehab start this week.
Anthony Rendon, 2B, WAS (quadriceps) – Began a rehab assignment Saturday at High-A Potomac.
Aaron Sanchez, P, TOR (upper body) – Will require at least one more rehab start before returning to the Blue Jays.
Steven Souza, OF, TB (hand) – Began a rehab assignment Saturday with High-A Charlotte and will likely return from the DL Tuesday.
Denard Span, OF, WAS (back) – Received a cortisone injection earlier this week.
George Springer, OF, HOU (wrist) – Expected to miss at least six weeks.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA (wrist) – Will be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS (oblique) – Has thrown off flat ground multiple times and expects to throw a bullpen session early next week.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI (ankle) – Hopes to return to the Phillies before the end of the month.
Jered Weaver, P, LAA (hip) – Completed a full bullpen session Saturday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (wrist) – Will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.
David Wright, 3B, NYM (hamstring) – Hopes to resume limited baseball activities next week.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (foot) – Began a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Sunday.

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

Called Up

Wilfredo Boscan, P, PIT
Eddie Butler, P, COL
Danny Dorn, 1B, ARI
Yohan Pino, P, KC
Hector Sanchez, C, SF
Matt Stites, P, ARI

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Enrique Burgos, P, ARI
Brandon Finnegan, P, KC
Taylor Jordan, P, WAS
Zach Lee, P, LAD
Dixon Machado, SS, DET
Jesus Montero, 1B, SEA
Rob Refsynder, 2B, NYY

Activated from the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

Matt Albers, P, CWS
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY
Marc Krauss, 1B, DET (paternity list)

Placed on the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

Chase Anderson, P, ARI
Chad Bettis, P, COL
Gorkys Hernandez, OF, PIT
Andrew Susac, C, SF

Claimed

None

Designated for Assignment

Conor Gillaspie, 3B, CWS

Signed

None

Released

None

Traded

None

Closer Watch

Cleveland IndiansCody Allen blew his second save of the season Sunday against the Reds, but Zach McAllister earned his first save of the season as Cleveland won the game in extra innings 5-3.

Kansas City Royals - With Greg Holland unavailable Sunday, Joe Blanton preserved a 4-1 victory against the White Sox to earn his first save of the season.

Miami Marlins - A.J. Ramos blew his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Phillies after allowing a walk-off two-run homer to Jeff Francoeur.

New York Yankees - Andrew Miller struck out two during a perfect ninth inning Sunday against the Mariners to earn his 20th save of the season.

San Francisco Giants - Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against Arizona to earn his 24th save of the season.

Seattle Mariners - Fernando Rodney took his fourth loss of the season after allowing a home run to Mark Teixeira during Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Yankees.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – July 20, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. CuddyerOFNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez16621365.375.545.6251.170
J. LagaresOFNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez19841403.421.450.7891.239
D. Murphy2BNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez20710124.350.409.450.859
I. DesmondSSWAS vs NYM
7:05PM
M. Harvey14421132.286.412.571.983
J. BruceOFCIN vs CHC
7:10PM
C. Richard11420101.364.364.545.909
B. Phillips2BCIN vs CHC
7:10PM
C. Richard12411232.333.467.5831.050
J. Votto1BCIN vs CHC
7:10PM
C. Richard11421121.364.462.7271.189
A. Amarista2BSD vs SF
10:10PM
T. Hudson17720621.412.474.5291.003
M. KempOFSD vs SF
10:10PM
T. Hudson24831315.333.360.542.902
B. Belt1BSF @ SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy3110524312.323.382.6451.028
B. PoseyCSF @ SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy401641745.400.455.5501.005
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 20, 2015
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 "hot" today.
Cold Batter Matchups – July 20, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
E. CampbellOFNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez11200213.182.250.182.432
L. Duda1BNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez17310134.176.300.235.535
W. FloresSSNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez10000014.000.091.000.091
C. GrandersonOFNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez24321218.125.160.292.452
J. MayberryOFNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez22422325.182.250.455.705
B. HarperOFWAS vs NYM
7:05PM
M. Harvey12000016.000.077.000.077
Y. CespedesOFDET vs SEA
7:08PM
J. Happ16310415.188.235.250.485
C. BarmesSSSD vs SF
10:10PM
T. Hudson13100002.077.077.077.154
J. Gyorko2BSD vs SF
10:10PM
T. Hudson12200001.167.167.167.333
J. UptonOFSD vs SF
10:10PM
T. Hudson10210003.200.200.300.500
W. VenableOFSD vs SF
10:10PM
T. Hudson28411318.143.167.250.417
A. PaganOFSF @ SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy35610125.171.216.200.416
J. Panik2BSF @ SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy14100111.071.125.071.196
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 20, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Alfredo SimonDET vs SEA
7:08PM
541672747.296.363.503.866
J.A. HappSEA @ DET
7:08PM
55167110711.291.371.496.866
Clayton RichardCHC @ CIN
7:10PM
551972665.345.410.550.960
Recommended Pickup

Aaron Nola, P, PHI - Nola will be promoted to start July 21 at Tampa Bay. He was spectacular at Double-A Reading this season, posting a 1.88 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 59:9 K:BB over 76.2 innings to earn a call-up to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Nola continued that success at Triple-A, going 3-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 33:9 K:BB in 32.2 innings. He was the seventh pick of the 2014 draft and went a combined 4-3 with a 2.93 ERA and 45:10 K:BB in 55.1 innings between High-A and Double-A after signing with the Phillies last June. Nola commands all three of his pitches very well, mixing a 91-93 mph fastball with a sinker, a changeup that occasionally flashes as a plus-offering and a slider.

Other Recent Recommendations:Trevor Plouffe, C.J. Cron, Nick Castellanos, Gerardo Parra, Jason Motte and Patrick Corbin.

DraftKings Value Picks

SP - Yordano Ventura, KC (5,900)
C - Alex Avila, DET ($2,900)
1B - Michael Cuddyer, NYM ($3,000)
2B - Cesar Hernandez, PHI ($2,600)
3B - Jedd Gyorko, SD ($2,200)
SS - Jimmy Rollins, LAD ($3,000)
OF - Yasiel Puig, LAD ($3,400)

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