Friday Lineup Card: Stars Falling (To Injury)

Friday Lineup Card: Stars Falling (To Injury)

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Friday's Starters

Marlins (Mark Buehrle – L) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 7:05
Twins (Carl Pavano – R) at Indians (Derek Lowe – R), 7:05
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R), 7:05
Yankees (CC Sabathia – L) at Tigers (Casey Crosby – L), 7:05
Red Sox (Clay Buchholz – R) at Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez – R), 7:07
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen – L) at Rays (David Price – L), 7:10
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R) at Mets (Johan Santana – L), 7:10
Reds (Mike Leake – R) at Astros (J.A. Happ – L), 8:05
Pirates (Kevin Correia – R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf – L), 8:10
Athletics (Bartolo Colon – R) at Royals (Felipe Paulino – R), 8:10
Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R) at White Sox (Jake Peavy – R), 8:10
Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L) at Rockies (Josh Outman – L), 8:40
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L) at Padres (Clayton Richard – L), 10:05
Rangers (Colby Lewis – R) at Angels (Jerome Williams – R), 10:05
Cubs (Paul Maholm – L) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL (Achilles) – Experiencing tightness; getting occasional rest
Adam Jones, OF, BAL (wrist) – No break; won't miss any time
Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR (leg) – Has a shin bruise; doubtful he misses a start
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (hamstring) – Hit a pinch-hit homer Wednesday
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW (knee) – Expects to be in Friday
Jason Kubel, OF, AZ (personal) – On paternity leave
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL (hand) – Broken hamate; 3-4 weeks, so DL probably by later this morning
Andy Dirks, OF, DET (Achilles) – Missed second straight Thursday, but did pinch-hit Wednesday
Sergio Romo, RP, SF (knee) – Has slightly dislocated kneecap
Henry Rodriguez, RP, WAS (finger) – Was unavailable Wednesday due to bad finger-door combo
Jesus Flores, C, WAS (hamstring) – Cleared to play; should return Friday
Juan Cruz, RP, PIT (personal) – Still on leave; no definite return announced

Disabled List
Roy Halladay, SP, PHI (shoulder) – Got a second opinion from Mets team doctor (insert joke here)
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF (hand) – Could go on rehab assignment Monday
Mike Morse, OF, WAS (back) – Could come off the DL on Friday
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (hand) – Expected to be activated Friday
Andrew Bailey, RP, BOS (thumb) – Throwing from 90 feet
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, BOS (elbow) – Solid rehab start Thursday in Triple-A
Cody Ross, OF, BOS (foot) – Reporting no pain with or without walking cast
John Danks, SP, CHW (shoulder) – Threw from 120 feet; if bullpens go well, will start Tuesday
Stephen Drew, SS, AZ (ankle) – Playing in extended spring training games Friday and Saturday
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (knee) – Surgery Friday; out for the year
David Robertson, RP, NYY (oblique) – Out 'til mid-June at least
Tim Stauffer, SP, SD (elbow) – May need surgery; getting second opinions
Juan Rivera, OF, LAD (hamstring) – Expected to be activated Friday
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE (knee) – Successful surgery Thursday
Josh Thole, C, NYM (concussion) – Will return Friday
Chris Getz, 2B, KC (ribs) – Royals plan to accelerate his rehab this weekend
Laynce Nix, OF, PHI (calf) – Doing light jogging; still a ways away
Darnell McDonald, OF, BOS (oblique) – Playing in Triple-A rehab through the weekend
Pedro Beato, RP, NYM (shoulder) – Could be activated when eligible Monday
Aaron Cook, SP, BOS (knee) – Could get a timetable soon!
Everett Teaford, RP, KC (abdomen) – Will throw live BP Friday
Justin Sellers, SS, LAD (back) – Won't be able to return when eligible June 7
Miguel Batista, SP, NYM (back) – Had rough Double-A start, but could start for Mets on Monday

Transactions

Placed on DL
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD (hamstring)
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (groin)

Activated from DL
Chris Nelson, 3B, COL

Optioned to Triple-A
Steve Delabar, RP, SEA
Tyler Pastornicky, SS, ATL
Aaron Laffey, RP, TOR
Tyson Ross, SP, OAK
Brandon Dickson, RP, STL
Chuckie Fick, RP, STL
Jamie Moyer, SP, COL (DFA)

Called Up
Alex Castellanos, OF, LAD
Maikel Cleto, RP, STL

Released
Nate McLouth, OF, PIT

Closer Watch

Yankees – David Robertson's slated to return from his oblique injury in mid-June, but Rafael Soriano has a grip on the closer's role now, as he's saved six without a hitch and though his 1.53 WHIP does look ugly, he actually posted a much more respectable 1.24 mark for the month of May. Robertson will likely reclaim the eighth-inning role upon his return.

Cubs – Carlos Marmol's back and he's wild as ever. He walked a pair of batters (and struck one out) in a scoreless inning in his return from the DL. Rafael Dolis wasn't the answer (or even decent), James Russell is best used as a lefty specialist, and Shawn Camp is a 36-year-old finesse pitcher with an 87 mph fastball.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Shin-Soo Choo - OFCLE vs MIN
6/1 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano5-12.41711122.667.5001.167
Johnny Damon - DHCLE vs MIN
6/1 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano9-26.34602303.423.357.780
Miguel Cabrera - 1BDET vs NYY
6/1 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia9-16.5632311431.000.5911.591
Gerald Laird - CDET vs NYY
6/1 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia8-17.47113422.765.5261.291
Jose Reyes - SSMIA @ PHI
6/1 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick9-25.36023331.640.4291.069
Jamey Carroll - SSMIN @ CLE
6/1 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe5-13.38500002.385.429.814
Joe Mauer - CMIN @ CLE
6/1 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe6-10.60001210.700.6361.336
Justin Morneau - 1BMIN @ CLE
6/1 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe4-11.36411421.636.4621.098
Josh Willingham - OFMIN @ CLE
6/1 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe5-27.18533633.519.267.786
Placido Polanco - 3BPHI vs MIA
6/1 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle14-35.40002213.457.405.862
Nick Markakis - OFBAL @ TB
6/1 7:10 PM
David Price6-17.35302226.529.400.929
Carlos Beltran - OFSTL @ NYM
6/1 7:10 PM
Johan Santana4-20.20023243.550.333.883
Rafael Furcal - SSSTL @ NYM
6/1 7:10 PM
Johan Santana4-12.33302005.500.333.833
Matt Holliday - OFSTL @ NYM
6/1 7:10 PM
Johan Santana3-11.27312403.636.273.909
Yadier Molina - CSTL @ NYM
6/1 7:10 PM
Johan Santana7-17.41200103.412.412.824
Ichiro Suzuki - OFSEA @ CWS
6/1 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy7-19.36801002.421.368.789
Torii Hunter - OFLAA vs TEX
6/1 10:05 PM
Colby Lewis2-11.18212123.545.308.853
Angel Pagan - OFSF vs CHC
6/1 10:15 PM
Paul Maholm5-12.41712322.750.5001.250
Ryan Theriot - SSSF vs CHC
6/1 10:15 PM
Paul Maholm11-29.37905542.552.4551.007
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Felix HernandezSEA @ CWS
6/1 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters23-111.207169628.270.246.516

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Asdrubal Cabrera - SSCLE vs MIN
6/1 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano0-16.00000114.000.056.056
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET vs NYY
6/1 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia1-17.05901135.118.190.308
Delmon Young - OFDET vs NYY
6/1 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia3-18.16701005.222.167.389
Ryan Doumit - CMIN @ CLE
6/1 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe2-10.20001121.300.333.633
Juan Pierre - OFPHI vs MIA
6/1 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle3-12.25000001.250.250.500
Jimmy Rollins - SSPHI vs MIA
6/1 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle2-11.18200001.182.182.364
Adam Jones - OFBAL @ TB
6/1 7:10 PM
David Price2-14.14301114.214.200.414
Carlos Lee - OFHOU vs CIN
6/1 8:05 PM
Mike Leake1-12.08301000.167.083.250
Gordon Beckham - 2BCWS vs SEA
6/1 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez2-11.18201011.273.250.523
A.J. Pierzynski - CCWS vs SEA
6/1 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez5-26.19203016.308.222.530
Alex Rios - OFCWS vs SEA
6/1 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez4-20.20000307.200.200.400
Clint Barmes - SSPIT @ MIL
6/1 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf2-17.11801020.176.211.387
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT @ MIL
6/1 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf4-20.20000123.200.261.461
Neil Walker - 2BPIT @ MIL
6/1 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf2-10.20002101.400.200.600
Howie Kendrick - 2BLAA vs TEX
6/1 10:05 PM
Colby Lewis1-10.10000015.100.182.282
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Kyle KendrickPHI vs Mia
6/1 7:05 PM
Marlins Batters24-73.32947936.538.355.894
Mark BuehrleMIA @ Phi
6/1 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters28-83.337044310.386.356.741
CC SabathiaNYY @ Det
6/1 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters31-107.29041117924.482.333.815
Derek LoweCLE vs Min
6/1 7:05 PM
Twins Batters24-77.312461388.496.383.879
Johan SantanaNYM vs StL
6/1 7:10 PM
Cardinals Batters18-61.295377514.503.348.851
Paul MaholmCHC @ SF
6/1 10:15 PM
Giants Batters22-69.3192101197.523.398.921
 

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