Saturday Lineup Card: Top of the Morneau to You

Saturday Lineup Card: Top of the Morneau to You

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Probable Pitchers (All Times Eastern)

TB (Matt Moore - L) at NYY (Nathan Eovaldi - R) 1:05 PM
BAL (Mike Wright - R) at TOR (David Price - L) 1:07 PM
MIL (Wily Peralta - R) at CIN (John Lamb - L) 1:10 PM
ARI (Robbie Ray - L) at CHC (Jake Arrieta - R) 2:20 PM
PHI (Alec Asher - R) at BOS (Wade Miley - L) 4:05 PM
PIT (Charlie Morton - R) at STL (Jaime Garcia - L) 4:05 PM
ATL (Shelby Miller - R) at WAS (Joe Ross - R) 7:05 PM
CLE (Danny Salazar - R) at DET (Alfredo Simon - R) 7:08 PM
CWS (Jose Quintana - L) at KC (Danny Duffy - L) 7:10 PM
MIN (Ervin Santana - R) at HOU (Lance McCullers - R) 7:10 PM
NYM (Bartolo Colon - R) at MIA (Brad Hand - L) 7:10 PM
SF (Jake Peavy - R) at COL (Chad Bettis - R) 8:10 PM
LAD (Alex Wood - L) at SD (Tyson Ross - R) 8:40 PM
SEA (Felix Hernandez - R) at OAK (Jesse Chavez - R) 9:05 PM
TEX (Derek Holland - L) at LAA (Jered Weaver - R) 9:05 PM

Day Game After Night Game: TB/NYY, BAL/TOR, MIL/CIN, PHI/BOX, PIT/STL

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS - Injured himself during BP and was a late scratch Friday.
Tony Sipp, RP, HOU - Dealing with back/oblique issue and will receive further tests this weekend.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET - Said his finger felt worse Friday than it did Thursday, and he'll undergo more tests.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA - (Hamstring) Was a late scratch from Friday's lineup.
Michael Taylor, OF, WAS - (Knee) Underwent an MRI on Friday and everything came back good.
Domonic Brown, OF WAS - Diagnosed with a concussion after he fell over the side wall Wednesday attempting to make a catch.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC - (Hamstring) Out of Friday's lineup.
Rajai Davis, OF, DET - (Finger) Sat Friday against the Indians.
Wilmer Flores, SS, NYM - (Personal) Out of the lineup Friday.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM - (Quad) Out of Friday's lineup as he recovers from Thursday's platelet-rich plasma injection Thursday.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, NYM - Out of the lineup Friday due to a wrist injury.
Hanley Ramirez, OF, BOS - (Shoulder) Remained out of Friday's lineup.
Mark Reynolds, 1B, STL - (Wrist) Out of the lineup Friday.
Andre Ethier, OF, LAD - Day-to-day with a swollen knee.
Corey Kluber, SP, CLE - Scratched from Friday's start with a right hamstring strain.
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM - (Illness) May be on a 180-inning limit this season.
Kyle Schwarber, C, CHC - (Ribs) Won't play until he's re-evaluated in 3-5 days.
Chris Narveson, SP, MIA - (Blister) May be replaced in the rotation by Jared Cosart on Sunday.

Out

None

Players on the DL

J.R. Graham, RP, MIN - (Shoulder) Threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday and is on track to come off the disabled list next weekend.
Matt Belisle, RP, STL - (Elbow) Faced live hitters Friday.
Aaron Barrett, RP, WAS - (Elbow) Underwent Tommy John surgery Friday.
Steven Souza, OF, TB - (Hand) Will play three games in a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham before being re-evaluated.
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY - (Knee) Threw about 60 pitches in a simulated game Friday and could start Wednesday.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL - (Groin) Expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.
Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN - (Shoulder) Scheduled to take BP on Friday.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B PIT - (Back) Ran on the field Friday.
A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT - (Elbow) Threw a simulated game Friday.
Joe Panik, 2B, SF - (Back) went 0-for-2 in a rehab appearance Thursday.
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE - (Shoulder) Scheduled to throw bullpen session Friday.
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM - (Back) Will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Saturday.

Transactions

Placed on the DL

Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL (Shoulder)
T.J. House, RP, CLE (Shoulder), Transferred to 60-day DL
Elvis Araujo, RP, PHI (Groin), Transferred to 60-day DL
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (Shin)

Activated from the DL

Manny Parra, RP, CIN
Jon Jay, OF, STL
Mike Wright, SP, BAL
Jose Urena, RP, MIA
George Springer, OF, HOU
Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL
Joe Beimel, RP, SEA
Tyler Wilson, RP, BAL

Called Up

Sean Nolin, RP, OAK
Tanner Roark, SP, WAS
Jorge Rondon, RP, BAL:
Junior Lake, OF, BAL
Jarred Cosart, SP, MIA
Jose Valdez, RP, DET
Zack Godley, SP, ARI
Donovan Solano, 2B, MIA
Michael Feliz, RP, HOU
Logan Darnell, RP, MIN
Nick Rumbelow, RP, NYY
Dixon Machado, SS, DET
Jeff Ferrell, RP, DET
Brian Bogusevic, OF, PHI
Ariel Pena, RP, MIL
Giovanni Soto, RP, CLE
Michael Martinez, 2B, CLE
Rafael Ynoa, 2B, COL
David Hale, SP, COL
Dario Alvarez, RP, NYM

Sent Down

Guido Knudson, RP, DET
Tyler Wilson, SP, BAL
Matt McBride, OF, COL
Carlos Moncrief, OF, CLE

Signed

Hunter Adkins, RP, MIA

Released

Rafael Soriano, RP, CHC

Traded

None

Claimed

None

Closer Watch

San Diego Padres - Joaquin Benoit recorded his second save of the season Thursday, striking out a batter and facing the minimum to finish off the contest. However, likely the only reason he received the opportunity was because the normal closer, Craig Kimbrel, pitched each of the previous two nights. While the save conversion doesn't change much, it likely indicates he's next in line should something happen to Kimbrel.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – September 5, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
S. PearceOFBAL @ TOR
1:07PM
D. Price15511304.333.333.533.867
M. WietersCBAL @ TOR
1:07PM
D. Price4415714317.341.383.545.928
J. BruceOFCIN vs MIL
1:10PM
M. Garza301173929.367.406.8001.206
T. Frazier3BCIN vs MIL
1:10PM
M. Garza19633501.316.381.7891.170
S. SchumakerOFCIN vs MIL
1:10PM
M. Garza19820020.421.476.5261.003
A. Hill2BARI @ CHC
2:20PM
J. Arrieta17731201.412.412.7061.118
M. MorseOFPIT @ STL
4:05PM
J. Garcia12531121.417.500.8331.333
J. JayOFSTL vs PIT
4:05PM
C. Morton20920327.450.542.5501.092
Y. MolinaCSTL vs PIT
4:05PM
C. Morton251040701.400.400.560.960
D. Espinosa2BWAS vs ATL
7:05PM
S. Miller11410114.364.417.455.871
A. Rendon2BWAS vs ATL
7:05PM
S. Miller11410112.364.417.455.871
M. BrantleyOFCLE @ DET
7:08PM
A. Simon171040710.588.611.8241.435
M. Cabrera1BDET vs CLE
7:08PM
D. Salazar228325110.364.391.6821.073
R. DavisOFDET vs CLE
7:08PM
D. Salazar11400032.364.500.364.864
I. Kinsler2BDET vs CLE
7:08PM
D. Salazar17511433.294.400.471.871
V. Martinez1BDET vs CLE
7:08PM
D. Salazar20721210.350.409.550.959
J. Abreu1BCWS @ KC
7:10PM
D. Duffy15521213.333.375.600.975
C. GomezOFHOU vs MIN
7:10PM
E. Santana18731206.389.389.6671.056
L. CainOFKC vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Quintana401560315.375.405.525.930
M. Moustakas3BKC vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Quintana351152428.314.368.571.940
S. PerezCKC vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Quintana411572827.366.409.6591.068
I. SuzukiOFMIA vs NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon922563816.272.280.413.693
B. Belt1BSF @ COL
8:10PM
C. Bettis12720211.583.615.7501.365
C. CrawfordOFLAD @ SD
8:40PM
T. Ross15830043.533.632.7331.365
E. AybarSSLAA vs TEX
9:05PM
D. Holland461691403.348.348.587.935
C. CowgillOFLAA vs TEX
9:05PM
D. Holland10322412.300.364.9001.264
C. IannettaCLAA vs TEX
9:05PM
D. Holland17621422.353.400.588.988
A. Pujols1BLAA vs TEX
9:05PM
D. Holland18642313.333.368.7781.146
M. TroutOFLAA vs TEX
9:05PM
D. Holland26942955.346.424.6541.078
B. Lawrie3BOAK vs SEA
9:05PM
F. Hernandez19711402.368.368.526.895
M. SemienSSOAK vs SEA
9:05PM
F. Hernandez11422202.364.364.9091.273
S. VogtCOAK vs SEA
9:05PM
F. Hernandez18931220.500.550.8331.383
R. Cano2BSEA @ OAK
9:05PM
J. Chavez19810314.421.429.474.902
N. CruzOFSEA @ OAK
9:05PM
J. Chavez13643715.462.5001.2311.731
L. Morrison1BSEA @ OAK
9:05PM
J. Chavez17522403.294.294.647.941
S. ChooOFTEX @ LAA
9:05PM
J. Weaver371460524.378.439.541.980
M. Moreland1BTEX @ LAA
9:05PM
J. Weaver321032216.313.333.531.865
M. Napoli1BTEX @ LAA
9:05PM
J. Weaver321153457.344.432.6881.120
Hot Pitcher Matchups – September 5, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
David PriceTOR vs BAL
1:07PM
1544614314746.299.329.429.758
Shelby MillerATL @ WAS
7:05PM
9821619929.214.286.302.587
Ervin SantanaMIN @ HOU
7:10PM
8219625329.232.265.350.615
Bartolo ColonNYM @ MIA
7:10PM
2055714415124.278.283.390.674
Brad HandMIA vs NYM
7:10PM
8017203510.212.259.233.492
Felix HernandezSEA @ OAK
9:05PM
30269156161562.228.270.325.595
Cold Batter Matchups – September 5, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
I. DesmondSSWAS vs ATL
7:05PM
S. Miller17110108.059.059.118.176
M. CabreraOFCWS @ KC
7:10PM
D. Duffy10210001.200.273.300.573
A. EatonOFCWS @ KC
7:10PM
D. Duffy16300024.188.278.188.465
T. FlowersCCWS @ KC
7:10PM
D. Duffy13111406.077.143.308.451
J. LowrieSSHOU vs MIN
7:10PM
E. Santana10220101.200.182.400.582
C. RasmusOFHOU vs MIN
7:10PM
E. Santana14000016.000.067.000.067
L. Valbuena3BHOU vs MIN
7:10PM
E. Santana11200015.182.250.182.432
O. Infante2BKC vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Quintana27410007.148.148.185.333
M. OzunaOFMIA vs NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon11210003.182.182.273.455
J. RealmutoCMIA vs NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon10110002.100.100.200.300
C. GrandersonOFNYM @ MIA
7:10PM
B. Hand10210105.200.200.300.500
D. Wright3BNYM @ MIA
7:10PM
B. Hand11100102.091.091.091.182
C. BlackmonOFCOL vs SF
8:10PM
J. Peavy10200011.200.273.200.473
B. CrawfordSSSF @ COL
8:10PM
C. Bettis10100102.100.100.100.200
A. EllisCLAD @ SD
8:40PM
T. Ross11100027.091.231.091.322
S. FuldOFOAK vs SEA
9:05PM
F. Hernandez22310016.136.174.182.356
J. ReddickOFOAK vs SEA
9:05PM
F. Hernandez497201210.143.176.184.360
D. Valencia3BOAK vs SEA
9:05PM
F. Hernandez20300017.150.190.150.340
B. MillerSSSEA @ OAK
9:05PM
J. Chavez15210011.133.188.200.388
K. Seager3BSEA @ OAK
9:05PM
J. Chavez17321333.176.333.412.745
A. Beltre3BTEX @ LAA
9:05PM
J. Weaver7918715115.228.250.342.592
Cold Pitcher Matchups – September 5, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Matt GarzaMIL @ CIN
1:10PM
13647168251221.346.404.575.980
Charlie MortonPIT @ STL
4:05PM
943591151017.372.449.477.927
Chad BettisCOL vs SF
8:10PM
611962949.311.354.485.839
Tyson RossSD vs LAD
8:40PM
962910171123.302.371.430.801
Derek HollandTEX @ LAA
9:05PM
13847238291019.341.375.6271.002
Jesse ChavezOAK vs SEA
9:05PM
1043114720821.298.350.573.923

Recommended Pickup

Justin Morneau, 1B, COL - As noted above, Morneau was activated from the disabled list Friday, and was inserted into the lineup in the fifth spot against the Giants. Given his long stint on the disabled list (out since mid-July), he may be available in some leagues. While it's unclear how much of a role he'll carve out upon his return to the club, the veteran has the ability to hit for both average and power (.290/.317/.450 batting line with three home runs in 27 games this season). When added to the fact that he plays in the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field, he could be worth a pickup in leagues if unowned.

Other Recent Recommendations:Corey Seager, Didi Gregorius, Hector Olivera, Ben Paulsen, Jose Berrios and Stephen Piscotty

DraftKings Value Picks

P: Derek Holland, TEX ($7,200)
C: J.T. Realmuto, MIA ($3,100)
1B: Justin Morneau, COL ($3,600)
2B: Rougned Odor, TEX ($3,200)
3B: Nick Castellanos, DET ($3,400)
SS: Tyler Saladino, CWS ($3,100)
OF: Trayce Thompson, ($3,200)

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