Friday Lineup Card: Mayberry Fields Forever

Friday Lineup Card: Mayberry Fields Forever

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Friday's Starters
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R) at Orioles (Jason Hammel – R), 7:05
Tigers (Doug Fister – R) at Pirates (A.J. Burnett – R), 7:05
Rays (James Shields – R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee – L), 7:05
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero – L) at Marlins (Anibal Sanchez – R), 7:10
Yankees (Andy Pettitte – L) at Mets (Jon Niese – L), 7:10
Twins (Nick Blackburn – R) at Reds (Homer Bailey – R), 7:10
Braves (Jair Jurrjens – R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester – L), 7:10
Rockies (Christian Friedrich – L) at Rangers (Roy Oswalt – R), 8:05
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez – R) at Astros (Lucas Harrell – R), 8:05
Cardinals (Joe Kelly – R) at Royals (Vin Mazzaro – R), 8:10
Brewers (Zack Greinke – R) at White Sox (Chris Sale – L), 8:10
Cubs (Jeff Samardzija – R) at Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders – L), 9:40
Giants (Tim Lincecum – R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker – R), 10:05
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley – R) at Angels (Dan Haren – R), 10:05
Mariners (Kevin Millwood – R) at Padres (Clayton Richard – L), 10:05

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (heel) – Pinch-hit Wednesday and doubled; expect him back in Friday
Joe Mauer, C, MIN (quad) – Missed third straight Thursday, but available to pinch-hit
Matt Joyce, OF, TB (back) – Could hit DL yet; status will be determined Friday
Allen Craig, OF, STL (wrist) – 0-for-5 Wednesday with two strikeouts as DH
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA (knee) – Out Wednesday after fouling one off himself Tuesday
Matt Capps, RP, MIN (shoulder) – Could have been used Wednesday; no opportunity Thursday
Anthony Bass, SP, SD (shoulder) – Left Wednesday's game; examined Thursday, but no results yet
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU (ankle) – Had MRI Thursday; no results in yet
Don Kelly, OF, DET (knee) – Left Thursday's game after running into the wall

Disabled List
Roy Halladay, SP, PHI (shoulder) – Playing catch; still a ways from getting back on a mound
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (groin) – Likely out eight weeks in recovery from surgery
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS (elbow) – Could DH Saturday in GCL rehab game
Derek Holland, SP, TEX (shoulder) – Looking at returning next weekend
Drew Storen, RP, WAS (elbow) – Will throw live BP Friday; still on track for All-Star break return
Andrew Bailey, RP, BOS (thumb) – Throwing bullpens; rehab soon?
Bud Norris, SP, HOU (knee) – Will throw 80 pitches Saturday; likely to return in minimum time
Drew Stubbs, OF, CIN (oblique) – Set to go on rehab trip Friday; could be a short one
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI (knee) – Could be back next week
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (Achilles) – Could start rehab assignment in next week or two
Jon Jay, OF, STL (shoulder) – Homered and tripled in Wednesday rehab game; returning soon
Chris Carpenter, SP, STL (shoulder) – Progressing and could return around All-Star break
Stephen Drew, SS, AZ (ankle) – Will be activated Wednesday
Salvador Perez, C, KC (knee) – Caught nine and went 4-for-4 in Triple-A rehab game Wednesday
Luke Scott, DH, TB (back) – Will take BP over weekend and may skip rehab assignment
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL (oblique) – Didn't play Wednesday in Double-A despite being scheduled
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE (knee) – Taken BP last two days, but hasn't run yet
Charlie Morton, SP, PIT (elbow) – Had his TJ surgery and will head to Florida for rehab
Jeff Karstens, SP, PIT (shoulder) – Will start in Triple-A Sunday or Monday
Aubrey Huff, 1B, SF (knee) – No timetable
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF (shoulder) – Still limited by back soreness; not playing rehab games
Dan Runzler, RP, SF (shoulder) – Good velocity, but beat up in rehab inning
Jeff Keppinger, 2B, TB (toe) – Set to be activated Friday
Kyle Weiland, SP, HOU (shoulder) – Hopes to pitch again this year
Blake Hawksworth, RP, LAD (elbow) – Starting rehab assignment Friday
Dan Schlereth, RP, DET (shoulder) – Throwing at 120 feet; close to mound work

Transactions

Placed on DL
Jerome Williams, SP, LAA (chest)

Activated from DL
Alex Avila, C, DET

Optioned to Triple-A
Joel Carreno, SP, TOR
Erik Kratz, C, PHI
Luke Putkonen, RP, DET
Todd Redmond, RP, ATL
Bryan Holaday, C, DET
Pedro Figueroa, RP, OAK
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK
Daniel McCutchen, RP, PIT

Called Up
Raul Valdes, RP, PHI
Jacob Turner, SP, DET
Derek Norris, C, OAK
Mike Dunn, RP, MIA

Waiver Claims
Brooks Conrad, 2B, TB (from MIL)

Closer Watch

Athletics – As the newly designated closer, Ryan Cook pitched a scoreless ninth in a tie game Thursday, then took home a win when Oakland rallied for three in the bottom of the inning. The walk rate remains problematic, but, well, the league is hitting .091 off him. Literally. That'll help him hold off the competition.

Rockies – Rafael Betancourt had blown up in two of his last three outings, but on Thursday, he kept things uninteresting, striking out two in a scoreless ninth for his 11th save.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Brennan Boesch - OFDET @ PIT
6/22 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett6-12.50000603.500.5001.000
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET @ PIT
6/22 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett5-17.29412614.529.333.863
Placido Polanco - 3BPHI vs TB
6/22 7:05 PM
James Shields8-17.47124302.941.4711.412
Jim Thome - 1BPHI vs TB
6/22 7:05 PM
James Shields12-34.35311347.441.421.862
Ty Wigginton - 3BPHI vs TB
6/22 7:05 PM
James Shields5-12.41722412.917.4621.379
Jose Molina - CTB @ PHI
6/22 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee3-11.27312204.636.273.909
Carlos Pena - 1BTB @ PHI
6/22 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee10-41.24435418.512.262.774
B.J. Upton - OFTB @ PHI
6/22 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee7-21.33303116.476.364.840
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS @ BAL
6/22 7:05 PM
Jason Hammel6-17.35312321.588.4211.009
Adrian Gonzalez - 1BBOS vs ATL
6/22 7:10 PM
Jair Jurrjens3-11.27313323.727.3851.112
Ryan Doumit - CMIN @ CIN
6/22 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey6-15.40002132.533.5001.033
Scott Hairston - OFNYM vs NYY
6/22 7:10 PM
Andy Pettitte4-12.33313203.750.3331.083
David Wright - 3BNYM vs NYY
6/22 7:10 PM
Andy Pettitte10-21.47624320.857.5221.379
Gordon Beckham - 2BCWS vs MIL
6/22 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke3-11.27312115.636.333.969
A.J. Pierzynski - CCWS vs MIL
6/22 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke19-46.41325506.609.4261.035
Alex Rios - OFCWS vs MIL
6/22 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke10-30.33316606.633.333.966
Jeff Baker - 1BCHC @ ARI
6/22 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders5-12.41701100.500.417.917
Howie Kendrick - 2BLAA vs LAD
6/22 10:05 PM
Chad Billingsley5-11.45500000.455.455.909
Andre Ethier - OFLAD @ LAA
6/22 10:05 PM
Dan Haren20-47.42628718.681.4381.118
James Loney - 1BLAD @ LAA
6/22 10:05 PM
Dan Haren16-42.38113428.500.409.909
Seth Smith - OFOAK vs SF
6/22 10:05 PM
Tim Lincecum9-30.300465210.767.3441.110
Nick Hundley - CSD vs SEA
6/22 10:05 PM
Kevin Millwood4-10.40000000.400.400.800
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jason HammelBAL vs WAS
6/22 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters14-63.2223711810.416.310.726
Cliff LeePHI vs TB
6/22 7:05 PM
Rays Batters33-123.2684149532.443.297.740
Anibal SanchezMIA vs TOR
6/22 7:10 PM
Blue Jays Batters14-65.2152510521.368.271.639
Roy OswaltTEX vs COL
6/22 8:05 PM
Rockies Batters13-61.213376418.425.261.687
Chad BillingsleyLAD @ LAA
6/22 10:05 PM
Angels Batters20-108.185024817.207.243.450
Tim LincecumSF @ OAK
6/22 10:05 PM
Athletics Batters19-90.211498624.409.260.669
Kevin MillwoodSEA @ SD
6/22 10:05 PM
Padres Batters15-75.2005712427.414.261.675

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
J.J. Hardy - SSBAL vs WAS
6/22 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann2-12.16700200.167.167.333
Adam Jones - OFBAL vs WAS
6/22 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann3-15.20022301.600.200.800
Matt Wieters - CBAL vs WAS
6/22 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann0-12.00000004.000.000.000
Juan Pierre - OFPHI vs TB
6/22 7:05 PM
James Shields5-28.17900003.179.179.357
Cody Ross - OFBOS vs ATL
6/22 7:10 PM
Jair Jurrjens3-15.20011602.400.200.600
Austin Kearns - OFMIA vs TOR
6/22 7:10 PM
Ricky Romero1-10.10000121.100.308.408
Raul Ibanez - OFNYY @ NYM
6/22 7:10 PM
Jon Niese6-24.25011117.375.280.655
Colby Rasmus - OFTOR @ MIA
6/22 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez3-12.25000309.250.250.500
Tyler Colvin - OFCOL @ TEX
6/22 8:05 PM
Roy Oswalt2-11.18212203.545.182.727
Carlos Lee - OFHOU vs CLE
6/22 8:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez1-10.10000021.100.250.350
Jordan Schafer - OFHOU vs CLE
6/22 8:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez0-12.00000028.000.143.143
Orlando Hudson - 2BCWS vs MIL
6/22 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke1-13.07700023.077.200.277
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS vs MIL
6/22 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke9-59.153136617.237.242.479
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS vs MIL
6/22 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke3-23.13012205.304.125.429
David DeJesus - OFCHC @ ARI
6/22 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders4-25.16000106.160.160.320
Torii Hunter - OFLAA vs LAD
6/22 10:05 PM
Chad Billingsley2-11.18200134.182.400.582
Maicer Izturis - 3BLAA vs LAD
6/22 10:05 PM
Chad Billingsley2-21.09500205.095.095.190
Albert Pujols - 1BLAA vs LAD
6/22 10:05 PM
Chad Billingsley3-24.12501031.167.222.389
Tony Gwynn Jr. - OFLAD @ LAA
6/22 10:05 PM
Dan Haren2-16.12501334.250.263.513
Juan Uribe - 3BLAD @ LAA
6/22 10:05 PM
Dan Haren2-18.11111102.278.111.389
Coco Crisp - OFOAK vs SF
6/22 10:05 PM
Tim Lincecum2-14.14300022.143.250.393
Cliff Pennington - SSOAK vs SF
6/22 10:05 PM
Tim Lincecum1-13.07701006.231.077.308
Kurt Suzuki - COAK vs SF
6/22 10:05 PM
Tim Lincecum2-13.15400001.154.154.308
Mark Kotsay - OFSD vs SEA
6/22 10:05 PM
Kevin Millwood5-30.167223215.367.219.586
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
James ShieldsTB @ Phi
6/22 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters33-107.3085913520.488.339.828
A.J. BurnettPIT vs Det
6/22 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters35-117.299512241021.525.354.880
Joe SaundersARI vs ChC
6/22 9:40 PM
Cubs Batters22-79.27841281012.606.357.963
 

Recommended Pickup
John Mayberry, OF, PHI – Mayberry, a trendy sleeper pick in this year's drafts with much time in the outfield (and at first base) assured, slumped horribly early in the year and only now is coming out of it. He's got an extra-base hit in five straight games and homered four times in his last seven outings, bumping his OPS up 100 points in the process. Summer is just ramping up and Citizens Bank Park is notorious for its long balls, making the widely available Mayberry a nice add for deeper formats. Ryan Howard is slowly getting healthy, but don't worry about that affecting Mayberry, who will play if he continues to hit.

Other Recent Recommendations: Andrelton Simmons, Norichika Aoki, Anthony Rizzo, Alex Cobb, Trevor Plouffe

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C: A.J. Pierzynski, CWS ($7,021)
1B: Adam LaRoche, WAS ($7,107)
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