Saturday Lineup Card: Mad for Madson
Saturday Lineup Card: Mad for Madson

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

Probable Pitchers (All Times Eastern)

NYY (Ivan Nova - R) at BAL (Wei-Yin Chen - L) 12:05 PM
KC (Yordano Ventura - R) at MIN (Tommy Milone - L) 1:05 PM
LAA (Hector Santiago - L) at TEX (Colby Lewis - R) 1:05 PM
WAS (Gio Gonzalez - L) at NYM (Noah Syndergaard - R) 1:10 PM
COL (Chris Rusin - L) at SF (Jake Peavy - R) 4:05 PM
MIA (Tom Koehler - R) at PHI (Aaron Harang - R) 4:05 PM
MIA (Justin Nicolino - L) at PHI (Alec Asher - R) TBD
TOR (Marco Estrada - R) at TB (Chris Archer - R) 6:10 PM
CIN (Brandon Finnegan - L) at PIT (A.J. Burnett) 7:05 PM
NYY (Luis Severino - R) at BAL (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) 7:05 PM
WAS (Max Scherzer - R) at NYM (Matt Harvey - R) 7:10 PM
BOS (Craig Breslow - L) at CLE (Corey Kluber - R) 7:10 PM
CHC (Kyle Hendricks - R) at MIL (Tyler Wagner - R) 7:10 PM
DET (Justin Verlander - R) at CWS (Erik Johnson - R) 7:10 PM
STL (John Lackey - R) at ATL (Shelby Miller - R) 7:10 PM
HOU (Collin McHugh - R) at ARI (Jeremy Hellickson - R) 8:10 PM
OAK (Sean Nolin - L) at SEA (Roenis Elias - L) 9:10 PM
SD (Robbie Erlin - L) at LAD (Zack Greinke - R) 9:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: NYY/BAL, KC/MIN, LAA/TEX, WAS/NYM, COL/SF, MIA/PHI

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Kendrys Morales, 1B, KC - (Quad) Available to pinch hit for the Royals on Friday.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU - (Quad) Out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Wil Myers, OF, SD - (Wrist) Not in the lineup Friday.
Justin Upton, OF, SD - (Neck) Not in the lineup Friday.
David Peralta, OF, ARI - (Wrist) Not in the lineup Friday.
Ender Inciarte, OF, ARI - (Shin) Not in the lineup Friday.
Logan Forsythe, 2B, TB - (Foot) Scratched from Friday's lineup with a foot issue.
Victor Martinez, 1B, DET - (Quad) Not in the lineup Friday.
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC - (Knee) Not in the lineup Friday.
Salvador Perez, C, KC - (Thumb) Not in the lineup Friday.
Stephen Drew, SS, NYY - Diagnosed with a vestibular concussion.
Steven Matz, SP, NYM - (Side) Visited doctors and has now rejoined the Mets, but is "not better".
Hector Olivera, 2B, ATL - (Elbow) Out of the lineup Friday.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL - (Wrist) Out of the lineup Friday.
Christian Bethancourt, C, ATL - (Thumb) Out of the lineup Friday.
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS - (Hand) Out of the lineup Friday.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL - Hand feels better but still has swelling.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY - Held out of the lineup Thursday with a stiff back.

Out

Greg Holland, RP, KC - (Elbow) Underwent successful Tommy John surgery Friday.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, NYY - (Elbow) Threw a bullpen session Friday.

Players on the DL

Paco Rodriguez, SP, ATL - (Elbow) Will miss the 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Curt Casali, C, TB - (Hamstring) Will miss the rest of the 2015 season.

Transactions

Placed on the DL

Logan Darnell, RP, MIN (Pneumonia), 60-day DL

Activated from the DL

Ricky Nolasco, RP, MIN
Johnny Giatovella, 2B, LAA

Called Up

None

Sent Down

None

Signed

None

Released

None

Traded

None

Claimed

None

Closer Watch

Kansas City Royals - Ryan Madson picked up his third save of the season Friday, setting down each of the three batters he faced in order. However, that opportunity only came because closer Wade Davis was sidelined with back stiffness. With just three games left in the season, it's possible the Royals will elect to rest their closer for the rest of the regular, which could result in extra save opportunities for Madson over the last couple days.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – October 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Davis1BBAL vs NYY
12:05PM
I. Nova278431028.296.375.6671.042
M. WietersCBAL vs NYY
12:05PM
I. Nova341174743.324.395.7651.159
B. GardnerOFNYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen21631527.286.375.524.899
C. Headley3BNYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen12510101.417.417.500.917
C. YoungOFNYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen14631332.429.529.7861.315
A. GordonOFKC @ MIN
1:05PM
T. Milone14431222.286.412.6431.055
K. CalhounOFLAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis261141504.423.423.6921.115
D. Freese3BLAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis19531403.263.333.526.860
A. Pujols1BLAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis24943724.375.414.7921.205
M. TroutOFLAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis2811641149.393.471.9641.435
T. Plouffe3BMIN vs KC
1:05PM
Y. Ventura11320221.273.385.545.930
A. Beltre3BTEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago26753363.269.406.6921.099
M. Napoli1BTEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago10211475.200.529.5001.029
R. Odor2BTEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago15841312.533.611.9331.544
M. CuddyerOFNYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez16621365.375.545.6251.170
J. LagaresOFNYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez231051413.435.480.7831.263
D. Murphy2BNYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez26930125.346.393.500.893
D. Wright3BNYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez19631451.316.440.6321.072
D. Dietrich2BMIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang12520200.417.417.6671.083
M. OzunaOFMIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang21732722.333.391.6671.058
D. Solano2BMIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang11811200.727.7271.0001.727
E. Encarnacion1BTOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer34433625.118.189.382.572
D. NavarroCTOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer21722423.333.375.619.994
J. Smoak1BTOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer17611316.353.389.529.918
J. Votto1BCIN @ PIT
7:05PM
A. Burnett311021666.323.432.452.884
N. MarkakisOFATL vs STL
7:10PM
J. Lackey6622705813.333.413.455.868
D. OrtizDHBOS @ CLE
7:10PM
C. Kluber11322412.273.333.8181.152
J. Abreu1BCWS vs DET
7:10PM
J. Verlander18832226.444.500.8331.333
K. DavisOFMIL vs CHC
7:10PM
K. Hendricks12500223.417.500.417.917
C. BarmesSSSD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke19720213.368.400.474.874
Hot Pitcher Matchups – October 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Chris ArcherTB vs TOR
6:10PM
18940169301647.212.280.388.669
Marco EstradaTOR @ TB
6:10PM
6510403415.154.214.222.437
Kyle HendricksCHC @ MIL
7:10PM
7919105512.241.286.260.546
Zack GreinkeLAD vs SD
9:10PM
117236041032.197.266.244.510
Cold Batter Matchups – October 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. JonesOFBAL vs NYY
12:05PM
I. Nova40831509.200.227.325.552
M. Machado3BBAL vs NYY
12:05PM
I. Nova16210013.125.176.188.364
D. AckleyOFNYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen13300003.231.231.231.462
C. BeltranOFNYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen12210103.167.167.250.417
A. Rodriguez3BNYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen18322436.167.304.500.804
B. RyanSSNYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen12110112.083.154.167.321
K. Morales1BKC @ MIN
1:05PM
T. Milone24421405.167.167.333.500
A. RiosOFKC @ MIN
1:05PM
T. Milone16200104.125.118.125.243
E. AybarSSLAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis30620323.200.265.300.565
D. DeJesusOFLAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis14110043.071.278.143.421
E. AndrusSSTEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago27400043.148.258.148.406
S. ChooOFTEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago26511147.192.300.308.608
C. CorporanCTEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago11111135.091.286.364.649
E. CampbellOFNYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez15200224.133.235.133.369
T. d'ArnaudCNYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez12220212.167.231.333.564
L. Duda1BNYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez17310134.176.300.235.535
W. FloresSSNYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez15200114.133.188.133.321
C. GrandersonOFNYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez304212110.133.161.267.428
E. Young Jr.OFNYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez17200007.118.118.118.235
C. BlackmonOFCOL @ SF
4:05PM
J. Peavy13200011.154.214.154.368
D. Gordon2BMIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang13200030.154.313.154.466
M. Prado3BMIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang25420221.160.222.240.462
I. SuzukiOFMIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang20200112.100.143.100.243
C. YelichOFMIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang20441338.200.304.500.804
F. GalvisSSPHI vs MIA
4:05PM
T. Koehler14300203.214.214.214.429
J. BautistaOFTOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer31411443.129.243.226.469
J. Donaldson3BTOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer14200024.143.250.143.393
R. Goins2BTOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer15210104.133.125.200.325
R. MartinCTOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer12211225.167.333.417.750
K. PillarOFTOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer17320207.176.176.294.471
J. BruceOFCIN @ PIT
7:05PM
A. Burnett333104311.091.154.121.275
M. BournOFATL vs STL
7:10PM
J. Lackey12210024.167.286.333.619
N. Swisher1BATL vs STL
7:10PM
J. Lackey6410326924.156.280.266.546
D. Pedroia2BBOS @ CLE
7:10PM
C. Kluber11210212.182.250.273.523
T. FlowersCCWS vs DET
7:10PM
J. Verlander21432238.190.292.524.815
S. Gennett2BMIL vs CHC
7:10PM
K. Hendricks15300001.200.200.200.400
J. SeguraSSMIL vs CHC
7:10PM
K. Hendricks12300000.250.250.250.500
J. HeywardOFSTL @ ATL
7:10PM
S. Miller10211122.200.333.500.833
J. LowrieSSHOU @ ARI
8:10PM
J. Hellickson12210201.167.167.250.417
C. RasmusOFHOU @ ARI
8:10PM
J. Hellickson25431247.160.300.360.660
A. Amarista2BSD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke16300123.188.278.188.465
J. Gyorko2BSD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke11100032.091.286.091.377
W. MyersOFSD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke13100003.077.077.077.154
Y. Solarte3BSD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke10110002.100.100.200.300
M. Upton Jr.OFSD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke274201315.148.258.222.480
Cold Pitcher Matchups – October 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Colby LewisTEX vs LAA
1:05PM
203632510411941.310.376.550.925

Recommended Pickup

Ryan Madson, RP, KC - As mentioned above, Ryan Madson could be an option to close for the Royals if Wade Davis winds up being held out over the weekend series. While Davis has been exceptional this season, Madson has posted a solid 2.17 ERA and 0.947 WHIP of his own over 62.1 innings this season. With just three games remaining in the season, there aren't a lot of players worth picking up to make an instant impact, but Madson could provide a save or two for the Royals if given the opportunity, potentially giving people the boost necessary to take home the league title.

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DraftKings Value Picks

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2B: Scooter Gennett, MIL ($2,700)
3B: Derek Dietrich, MIA ($2,800)
SS: Didi Gregorius, NYY ($3,100)
OF: Marcell Ozuna, ($3,500)

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