Wednesday Lineup Card: You're Gonna Hear Him, Roark
Wednesday Lineup Card: You're Gonna Hear Him, Roark

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Cubs (Jon Lester – L) at Cardinals (Carlos Martinez – R), 1:45 PM
Orioles (Ubaldo Jimenez – R) at Yankees (CC Sabathia – L), 7:05 PM
Braves (Julio Teheran – R) at Phillies (Adam Morgan – L), 7:05 PM
Rays (Jake Odorizzi – R) at Tigers (Kyle Lobstein – L), 7:08 PM
Blue Jays (Drew Hutchison – R) at Red Sox (Joe Kelly – R), 7:10 PM
Pirates (J.A. Happ – L) at Reds (Keyvius Sampson – R), 7:10 PM
Brewers (Ariel Pena – R) at Marlins (Tom Koehler – R), 7:10 PM
Yankees (Jacob deGrom – R) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R), 7:10 PM
Indians (Josh Tomlin – R) at White Sox (Jeff Samardzija – R), 8:10 PM
Twins (Mike Pelfrey – R) at Royals (Kris Medlen – R), 8:10 PM
Rockies (Chris Rusin – L) at Padres (James Shields – R), 9:10 PM
Giants (Chris Heston – R) at Diamondbacks (Zack Godley – R), 9:40 PM
Astros (Collin McHugh – R) at Athletics (Aaron Brooks – R), 10:05 PM
Dodgers (Mat Latos – R) at Angels (Garrett Richards – R), 10:10 PM
Rangers (Martin Perez – L) at Mariners (Vidal Nuno – L), 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: CHC/STL

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Abrahama Almonte, OF, CLE – (undisclosed) Late scratch Tuesday, origin unknown.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD – (back) Out again Tuesday, has been out since Sept. 1.
Mark Buehrle, P, TOR – (rest) Turn in rotation will be skipped in favor of Marcus Stroman, had cortisone shot and should make next start.
Brandon Crawford, SS, SF – (calf) Left Tuesday with tightness.
Nelson Cruz, OF, SEA – (quadriceps) Hitting from cage, but sitting for fifth straight game Tuesday.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, NYM – (wrist) Out of Tuesday's lineup following Sunday's cortisone shot.
Delino DeShileds, Jr., OF, TEX – (knee) Out of the lineup Tuesday after sustaining a sprain Monday.
Adam Duvall, 3B, CIN – (knee) Left Tuesday after being hit by pitch.
Nathan Eovaldi, P, NYY – (elbow) Will miss the rest of the regular season.
Sam Fuld, OF, OAK – (back) Out again Tuesday, but playing time may not be related to health.
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY – (shoulder) Expects to be in lineup Wednesday.
Yasmani Grandal, C, LAD – (shoulder) Missed again Tuesday, diagnosed with shoulder inflammation. Appears inflammation will bother him for the rest of the season.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA – (groin) Missed fourth straight game Tuesday.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA – (hamstring) Out of Tuesday's lineup for fifth straight game Tuesday.
Aaron Hill, 2B, AZ – (hamstring) Could be back in the lineup mid-week.
Nick Hundley, C, COL – (neck) Missed second game with stiffness Tuesday.
Adam Jones, OF, BAL – (shoulder) Out of Tuesday's lineup after being lifted Monday with various soreness ailments. Jones says he could return to lineup immediately, but check back when lineups are posted.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CHW – (knee) Scratched Monday and out again Tuesday.
Victor Martinez, 1B, DET – (illness) Out of lineup for second straight day Tuesday.
Cameron Maybin, OF, ATL – (eye) Expected to miss a couple more days.
Kris Negron, 3B, CIN – (shoulder) Suffered partial dislocation Tuesday, will be evaluated Wednesday.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, LAD – (hand) Missed second straight start Tuesday, but x-rays negative after sliding into a base Sunday.
Kyle Schwarber, C, CHC – (ribs) Was able to pinch-hit Tuesday, should return to lineup Wednesday.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS – (back) Will start Wednesday barring any setbacks.
Stephen Vogt, C, OAK – (groin) Could be out for "a while."
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL – (calf) Out Tuesday for second straight day.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS – (oblique) Out of lineup Tuesday.

Players on the DL
Chris Bassitt, P, OAK – (shoulder) Could be out for the season.
Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI – (wrist) Will hit off tee Wednesday, will be shut down for season if he is still sore.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAD – (hamstring) Hitting but not running in simulated games, a week or two from returning.
Brandon Maurer, P, SD – (shoulder) Will have more treatment, season could be finished.
Daniel Norris, P, DET – (oblique) May throw simulated game this weekend, still a possibility he returns this season.
James Paxton, P, SEA – (finger) Likely to start Sunday.
Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX – (shoulder) Pulled from rehab, out for the season.
Paco Rodriguez, P, ATL – (elbow) Not expected to return this season.
Aaron Sanchez, P, DET – (shoulder) Will throw bullpen session Tuesday, return this season remains questionable.
Steven Souza, OF, TB – (hand) Will play two more games at High-A before being reevaluated.
Marcus Stroman, P, TOR – (knee) Set to start Saturday for Blue Jays after two rehab starts.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY – (leg) Had two injections, Yankees sound unsure he will make it back this season.
Adam Wainwright, P, STL – (Achilles) Return to rotation before end of season looks like a real possibility.

Activated from the DL
Jeremy Affeldt, P, SF
Brennan Boesch, OF, CIN
Carlos Carrasco, P, CLE
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL
Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
Neil Ramirez, P, CHC

Placed on the DL
Henderson Alvarez, P, MIA (transferred to 60-day DL)
Darrell Ceciliani, OF, NYM
Charlie Furbush, P, SEA (transferred to 60-day DL)
Evan Marshall, P, AZ
Hector Sanchez, P, SF

Claimed Off Waivers
Tommy Medica, 1B, MIA from SD

Called Up
Dariel Alvarez, OF, BAL
Jonathan Aro, P, BOS
Nevin Ashley, C, MIL
Steve Baron, C, SEA
Matt Barnes, P, BOS
Andrew Bellatti, P, TB
Socrates Brito, OF, AZ
David Buchanan, P, PHI
Jhoulys Chacin, P, AZ
Andrew Chafin, P, AZ
Tony Cingrani, P, CIN
Todd Cunningham, OF, ATL
Steve Delabar, P, TOR
Brandon Finnegan, P, CIN
Nick Franklin, SS, TB
Cory Gearrin, P, SF
Craig Gentry, OF, OAK
Matt Hague, 1B, TOR
Dilson Herrera, 2B, NYM
Rich Hill, P, BOS
Micah Johnson, 2B, CHW
James Jones, OF, SET
Ian Krol, P, DET
Kyle Kubitza, 3B, LAA
Jefry Marte, 3B, DET
Scott McGough, P, MIA
Yoervis Medina, P, CHC
Johnny Monell, C, NYM
Jesus Montero, 1B, SEA
Steven Moya, OF, DET
Max Muncy, 1B, OAK
Kris Negron, 3B, CIN
Peter O'Brien, OF, AZ
Nefi Ogando, P, PHI
Ken Roberts, P, PHI
Daniel Robertson, OF, LAA
Luis Sardinas, SS, MIL
Josh Smith, P, CIN
Tim Stauffer, P, NYM
Sam Tuivailala, P, STL
Logan Verrett, P, NYM
Ryan Weber, P, ATL
Allen Webster, P, AZ
Josh Wilson, 2B, DET

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Cesar Cabral, P, BAL
Oliver Drake, P, BAL
Daniel Fields, OF, DET (designated for assignment)
Preston Guilmet, P, MIL
Brandon Kintzler, P, MIL
Junior Lake, OF, BAL

Closer Watch

Boston – The Red Sox did not encounter a save situation Tuesday, but they did use Jean Machi in the sixth inning of a tie game. Robbie Ross worked the ninth, also in a tie game. This is notable because Ross picked up the last save opportunity for the Red Sox last Friday. With struggling of late, the Red Sox may have moved on to Ross.

Washington – Under immense pressure for his job, Matt Williams finally caved and used Jonathan Papelbon in a non-save situation. He was used Tuesday in the eighth inning of a tie game against the Mets and the decision backfired on Williams, as Papelbon allowed a decisive solo home run in two innings of work and took the loss. The There will be no change in the closer's job, but Papelbon could log more innings as the Nationals are in desperation mode.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – September 9, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. HeywardOFSTL vs CHC
1:45PM
J. Lester18851102.444.444.8331.278
J. PeraltaSSSTL vs CHC
1:45PM
J. Lester349435510.265.359.559.918
J. HardySSBAL @ NYY
7:05PM
C. Sabathia311061613.323.344.581.924
A. JonesOFBAL @ NYY
7:05PM
C. Sabathia6119941448.311.343.607.950
M. Machado3BBAL @ NYY
7:05PM
C. Sabathia27941703.333.333.556.889
N. ReimoldOFBAL @ NYY
7:05PM
C. Sabathia301152516.367.375.7001.075
D. AckleyOFNYY vs BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez11611201.545.545.8181.364
C. BeltranOFNYY vs BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez20742330.350.435.7501.185
S. DrewSSNYY vs BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez421172567.262.354.524.878
J. EllsburyOFNYY vs BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez11711320.636.692.9091.601
C. Headley3BNYY vs BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez26841545.308.438.538.976
Y. EscobarSSWAS vs NYM
7:05PM
J. deGrom10510010.500.545.6001.145
B. HarperOFWAS vs NYM
7:05PM
J. deGrom13510013.385.429.462.890
W. RamosCWAS vs NYM
7:05PM
J. deGrom11321401.273.273.636.909
X. BogaertsSSBOS vs TOR
7:10PM
D. Hutchison14720100.500.500.6431.143
D. Pedroia2BBOS vs TOR
7:10PM
D. Hutchison15511521.333.412.533.945
B. Phillips2BCIN vs PIT
7:10PM
J. Happ14753733.500.5561.2861.841
J. Votto1BCIN vs PIT
7:10PM
J. Happ16730324.438.500.6251.125
J. Donaldson3BTOR @ BOS
7:10PM
J. Kelly11600222.545.615.5451.161
R. MartinCTOR @ BOS
7:10PM
J. Kelly13421632.308.412.6151.027
L. CainOFKC vs MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey12620402.500.538.6671.205
A. GordonOFKC vs MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey11410014.364.462.5451.007
O. Infante2BKC vs MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey411710331.415.467.463.930
M. Moustakas3BKC vs MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey10411430.400.538.7001.238
N. Arenado3BCOL @ SD
9:10PM
J. Shields14843514.571.6001.2861.886
C. BlackmonOFCOL @ SD
9:10PM
J. Shields15422204.267.313.667.979
C. GonzalezOFCOL @ SD
9:10PM
J. Shields16742325.438.500.9381.438
J. Morneau1BCOL @ SD
9:10PM
J. Shields50161041127.320.340.6801.020
D. DeJesusOFLAA vs LAD
10:05PM
M. Latos18631204.333.333.611.944
S. VictorinoOFLAA vs LAD
10:05PM
M. Latos10321222.300.417.7001.117
K. Seager3BSEA vs TEX
10:10PM
M. Perez17722304.412.412.7651.176
Hot Pitcher Matchups – September 9, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Stephen StrasburgWAS vs NYM
7:05PM
1353241111143.237.298.287.585
Jacob deGromNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
94237314424.245.272.379.652
CC SabathiaNYY vs BAL
7:05PM
23667301037853.284.302.509.812
Cold Batter Matchups – September 9, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
S. CastroSSCHC @ STL
1:45PM
C. Martinez11100105.091.091.091.182
A. SimmonsSSATL @ PHI
7:05PM
D. Buchanan12111102.083.083.333.417
C. Davis1BBAL @ NYY
7:05PM
C. Sabathia245112015.208.208.333.542
S. PearceOFBAL @ NYY
7:05PM
C. Sabathia14310005.214.214.286.500
M. WietersCBAL @ NYY
7:05PM
C. Sabathia36631229.167.205.306.511
C. GrandersonOFNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg10200133.200.385.200.585
J. LagaresOFNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg12200005.167.167.167.333
R. TejadaSSNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg13200004.154.154.154.308
J. Uribe3BNYM @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg10200003.200.273.200.473
B. GardnerOFNYY vs BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez17300134.176.333.176.510
B. RyanSSNYY vs BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez13200114.154.214.154.368
C. YoungOFNYY vs BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez437303217.163.217.233.450
C. Hernandez2BPHI vs ATL
7:05PM
J. Teheran11210111.182.250.273.523
R. Howard1BPHI vs ATL
7:05PM
J. Teheran21432204.190.190.524.714
C. RuizCPHI vs ATL
7:05PM
J. Teheran13200002.154.154.154.308
D. OrtizDHBOS vs TOR
7:10PM
D. Hutchison17400414.235.263.235.498
J. BruceOFCIN vs PIT
7:10PM
J. Happ11211216.182.250.455.705
J. BautistaOFTOR @ BOS
7:10PM
J. Kelly10211122.200.333.500.833
C. Johnson3BCLE @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Samardzija11200006.182.308.182.490
A. RamirezSSCWS vs CLE
8:10PM
J. Tomlin10100202.100.100.100.200
C. DickersonOFCOL @ SD
9:10PM
J. Shields11211114.182.250.455.705
J. ReyesSSCOL @ SD
9:10PM
J. Shields13200200.154.154.154.308
C. IannettaCLAA vs LAD
10:05PM
M. Latos10211112.200.273.500.773
Cold Pitcher Matchups – September 9, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Joe KellyBOS vs TOR
7:10PM
742073161416.270.388.471.859
Drew HutchisonTOR @ BOS
7:10PM
8731103151012.356.420.538.958
J.A. HappPIT @ CIN
7:10PM
622011415716.323.381.6511.032
Mike PelfreyMIN @ KC
8:10PM
1475192171114.347.402.463.865
James ShieldsSD vs COL
9:10PM
15149231225729.325.357.642.999

Recommended Pickup

Tanner Roark, P, WAS – To be clear, this is not one of those must adds in all formats where Superman is going to show up. In fact, Roark has been quite human in 35 appearances this season, including seven starts. He was nudged out of the rotation in spring training and has logged just 83.2 innings. But with Joe Ross fatigued to the point that the Nationals moved him to the bullpen, Roark finally appears to have a secure rotation spot for the duration of the season. Roark has a 2.77 ERA since August, but a 1.46 WHIP over the same time frame. His 15 wins, 2/85 ERA and 1.09 WHIP from 2014 are a thing of the past, but of starting pitching options coming online, Roark will have the experience factor over other recent September promotions. There is certainly risk here, but can be worth a flyer in deeper leagues.

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DraftKingsValue Picks

SP: James Shields, SD ($9,400)
C: Salvador Perez, KC ($3,600)
1B: Albert Pujols, LAA ($4,000)
2B: Rougned Odor, TEX ($3,500)
SS: Eugenio Suarez, CIN ($3,900)
3B: Jake Lamb, AZ ($3,600)
OF: Stephen Piscotty, STL ($3,800)

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