Friday Lineup Card: CJ3B

Friday Lineup Card: CJ3B

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Projected Starters - A look at Friday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Pirates (Francisco Liriano - L) at Cubs (Travis Wood - L), 2:20 PM
Twins (Kevin Correia - R) at Nationals (Nate Karns - R), 7:05 PM
Rangers (Nick Tepesch - R) at Blue Jays (Esmil Rogers - R), 7:07 PM
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) at Tigers (Justin Verlander - R), 7:08 PM
Marlins (Jose Fernandez - R) at Mets (Matt Harvey - R), 7:10 PM
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R) at Reds (Mike Leake - R), 7:10 PM
Angels (Tommy Hanson - R) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L), 7:10 PM
Orioles (Jason Hammel - R) at Rays (Chris Archer - R), 7:10 PM
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Brewers (Alfredo Figaro - R), 8:10 PM
Astros (Jordan Lyles - R) at Royals (James Shields - R), 8:10 PM
Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R) at White Sox (Chris Sale - L), 8:10 PM
Padres (Edinson Volquez - R) at Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa - L), 8:40 PM
Giants (Matt Cain - R) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L), 9:40 PM
Braves (Paul Maholm - L) at Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu - L), 10:10 PM
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R) at Mariners (Jeremy Bonderman - R), 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Tyler Chatwood, P, COL - (Triceps) Will miss his scheduled start Saturday, but he's not expected to be out beyond then.
Kyle Lohse, P, MIL - (Hamstring) Expected to make his next scheduled start Sunday after experiencing minor hamstring tightness in his left leg during his last start.
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM - (Quadriceps) Missed Thursday's game with a tight quad muscle.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Illness) Was out of the lineup Thursday.
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD - (Groin) Held out of the lineup again Thursday.
Ted Lilly, P, LAD - (Neck) Status for his next start Sunday remains up in the air.
Jon Niese, P, NYM - (Shoulder) Will now start Sunday rather than Saturday as a result of Thursday's rainout.
Kelly Johnson, 2B, TB - (Back) Missed a second straight game Thursday.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU - (Groin) Missed Thursday's game with what's being called a minor injury.
Jake McGee, P, TB - (Ankle) Considered day-to-day after leaving Thursday game against the Tigers with a left shin contusion.

Players on the DL
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA - (Hamstring) Expects to return to the Marlins on Monday.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS - (Knee) Has yet to resume baseball activities and will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a second opinion.
Christian Garcia, P, WAS - (Forearm) Threw two scoreless innings in his third rehab appearance Wednesday.
Donovan Solano, 2B, MIA - (Oblique) Targeting a Monday return to the Marlins.
Joe Mahoney, 1B, MIA - (Hamstring) Could return to the Marlins on Monday.
Ross Detwiler, P, WAS - (Oblique) Will make a rehab start Friday with High-A Potomac.
Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS - (Wrist/Shoulder) Expected to resume baseball activities in four-to-five days.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD - (Hand) Landed on the 15-day DL on Thursday.
John Lannan, P, PHI - (Knee) Began a rehab assignment with High-A Clearwater on Thursday.
Fernando Salas, P, STL - (Shoulder) Resumed playing catch Thursday.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL - (Shoulder) Completed another live batting practice session Thursday but a rehab assignment is not imminent.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD - (Hamstring) Don Mattingly suggested Crawford will be out beyond the 15-day minimum, saying his injury is "fairly significant."
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS - (Oblique) Will throw a simulated game Tuesday in Colorado.
Steve Johnson, P, BAL - (Oblique) Hit the DL after leaving Wednesday's game with the injury.
Darren Oliver, P, TOR - (Shoulder) Began a rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Wednesday.
David Price, P, TB - (Triceps) Still expected to be out until at least late June.
Jake Peavy, P, CHW - (Ribs) Placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday.
Colby Lewis, P, TEX - (Forearm) Transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday.
Joakim Soria, P, TEX - (Elbow) Threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday and will throw 35 pitches Friday.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX - (Hamstring) Manager Ron Washington believes Moreland will return from the DL when first eligible.
Pedro Strop, P, BAL - (Back) Threw an inning at extended spring training Thursday.
Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC - (Ankle) Royals want him to get in between 20-35 at-bats during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha.

Transactions - Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX
Steve Johnson, P, BAL
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (retroactive to June 1)
Colby Lewis, P, TEX (transferred to 60-day DL)
Jake Peavy, P, CHW (retroactive to June 5)

Activated from the DL
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD

Called Up
Chris McGuiness, 1B, TEX
Blake Beavan, P, SEA
Deunte Heath, P, CHW
Kevin Siegrist, P, STL
Xavier Avery, OF, BAL
Xavier Cedeno, P, WAS

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Xavier Avery, OF, BAL
Nate Adcock, P, KC (designated for assignment)
Anthony Gose, OF, TOR
Maikel Cleto, P, STL
Brian Omogrosso, P, CHW
Edinson Rincon, P, KC
Dane De La Rosa, P, LAA
Hector Noesi, P, SEA

Claimed off Waivers
Edinson Rincon, P, KC (from SD)

Released
Mark Lowe, P, LAA

Closer Watch

Baltimore - Jim Johnson converted on a fifth straight save chance Thursday, breezing through a perfect frame against the Astros on just 10 pitches. The right-hander has recovered nicely since his rough stretch there in May, much to the chagrin of those who added Darren O'Day in hopes of Johnson losing his job as closer for the Orioles. Despite a 4.34 ERA on the year, Johnson's 20 saves have him one behind Mariano Rivera for the American League lead.

Detroit - In his first appearance since his disastrous four-run blown save against the Orioles last Friday, Jose Valverde threw a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Rays for his seventh save of the season. It was a nice bounce-back performance, and considering the Tigers' lack of other end-game options, Valverde's job seems secure. Joaquin Benoit has been good in the set-up role, but he's now given up three runs in his last four appearances.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Adam LaRoche - 1BWAS vs MIN
6/7 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia7-23.30426545.739.4071.147
Michael Brantley - OFCLE @ DET
6/7 7:08 PM
Justin Verlander10-23.43501433.522.5001.022
Jason Giambi - 1BCLE @ DET
6/7 7:08 PM
Justin Verlander4-13.30822406.769.2861.055
Carlos Santana - CCLE @ DET
6/7 7:08 PM
Justin Verlander4-18.22223234.611.364.975
Nick Swisher - OFCLE @ DET
6/7 7:08 PM
Justin Verlander11-55.200377720.436.290.727
Alex Avila - CDET vs CLE
6/7 7:08 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez5-20.25012676.450.444.894
Miguel Cabrera - 3BDET vs CLE
6/7 7:08 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez12-35.34314666.514.439.953
Victor Martinez - CDET vs CLE
6/7 7:08 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez6-16.37523611.813.4121.224
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET vs CLE
6/7 7:08 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez6-22.27304332.500.360.860
Stephen Drew - SSBOS vs LAA
6/7 7:10 PM
Tommy Hanson4-11.36411112.636.4171.053
Jay Bruce - OFCIN vs STL
6/7 7:10 PM
Adam Wainwright6-18.33311226.500.400.900
Matt Holliday - OFSTL @ CIN
6/7 7:10 PM
Mike Leake6-14.42901211.500.467.967
Yadier Molina - CSTL @ CIN
6/7 7:10 PM
Mike Leake4-12.33312103.667.3331.000
James Loney - 1BTB vs BAL
6/7 7:10 PM
Jason Hammel9-29.31035801.690.3101.000
Ryan Braun - OFMIL vs PHI
6/7 8:10 PM
Cliff Lee8-16.500333031.063.5001.563
Aramis Ramirez - 3BMIL vs PHI
6/7 8:10 PM
Cliff Lee5-16.31334416.938.3531.290
Carlos Gonzalez - OFCOL vs SD
6/7 8:40 PM
Edinson Volquez5-12.41701203.500.417.917
Buster Posey - CSF @ ARI
6/7 9:40 PM
Patrick Corbin4-11.36401213.455.417.871
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3BLAD vs ATL
6/7 10:10 PM
Paul Maholm7-20.35034410.850.3641.214
Hanley Ramirez - SSLAD vs ATL
6/7 10:10 PM
Paul Maholm6-20.30023334.650.4171.067
Travis Hafner - DHNYY @ SEA
6/7 10:10 PM
Jeremy Bonderman10-37.2703561115.568.4491.017
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Travis WoodCHC vs PIT
6/7 2:20 PM
Pirates Batters13-68.1911581017.307.309.616
Kevin CorreiaMIN @ WAS
6/7 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters17-77.2213107914.434.308.742
Mike LeakeCIN vs STL
6/7 7:10 PM
Cardinals Batters22-79.278377213.451.292.743
Adam WainwrightSTL @ CIN
6/7 7:10 PM
Reds Batters19-106.179357519.291.221.512
Cliff LeePHI @ MIL
6/7 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters29-112.259101314426.559.290.849
Jorge De La RosaCOL vs SD
6/7 8:40 PM
Padres Batters15-66.227142123.319.244.563
Patrick CorbinARI vs SF
6/7 9:40 PM
Giants Batters19-73.260289113.439.278.716
Hiroki KurodaNYY @ SEA
6/7 10:10 PM
Mariners Batters8-67.119355310.273.181.454

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
David DeJesus - OFCHC vs PIT
6/7 2:20 PM
Francisco Liriano2-15.13300113.133.188.321
Clint Barmes - SSPIT @ CHC
6/7 2:20 PM
Travis Wood1-13.07700013.077.200.277
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT @ CHC
6/7 2:20 PM
Travis Wood1-11.09101343.182.353.535
Jayson Werth - OFWAS vs MIN
6/7 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia2-10.20002023.400.385.785
Mike Aviles - SSCLE @ DET
6/7 7:08 PM
Justin Verlander4-16.25000102.250.250.500
Jason Kipnis - 2BCLE @ DET
6/7 7:08 PM
Justin Verlander1-10.10000133.100.286.386
Mark Reynolds - 1BCLE @ DET
6/7 7:08 PM
Justin Verlander2-12.16711107.417.167.583
Andy Dirks - OFDET vs CLE
6/7 7:08 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez4-22.18201103.273.182.455
Torii Hunter - OFDET vs CLE
6/7 7:08 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez2-10.20000102.200.200.400
Don Kelly - OFDET vs CLE
6/7 7:08 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez2-11.18201011.273.250.523
Ryan Hanigan - CCIN vs STL
6/7 7:10 PM
Adam Wainwright2-12.16700101.167.167.333
Joey Votto - 1BCIN vs STL
6/7 7:10 PM
Adam Wainwright1-17.05901015.118.111.229
Carlos Beltran - OFSTL @ CIN
6/7 7:10 PM
Mike Leake1-15.06711104.267.067.333
Yunel Escobar - SSTB vs BAL
6/7 7:10 PM
Jason Hammel2-15.13300113.133.188.321
Ryan Roberts - 3BTB vs BAL
6/7 7:10 PM
Jason Hammel2-15.13311124.333.278.611
Yuniesky Betancourt - 2BMIL vs PHI
6/7 8:10 PM
Cliff Lee5-25.20013204.440.200.640
Rickie Weeks - 2BMIL vs PHI
6/7 8:10 PM
Cliff Lee1-10.10000012.100.182.282
Dexter Fowler - OFCOL vs SD
6/7 8:40 PM
Edinson Volquez2-12.16701024.250.286.536
Chase Headley - 3BSD @ COL
6/7 8:40 PM
Jorge De La Rosa7-28.25000009.250.250.500
Nick Hundley - CSD @ COL
6/7 8:40 PM
Jorge De La Rosa2-10.20002005.400.200.600
Paul Goldschmidt - 1BARI vs SF
6/7 9:40 PM
Matt Cain2-13.15401033.231.313.543
Cliff Pennington - SSARI vs SF
6/7 9:40 PM
Matt Cain2-11.18202002.364.182.545
Juan Uribe - 3BLAD vs ATL
6/7 10:10 PM
Paul Maholm3-19.15801312.263.200.463
Lyle Overbay - 1BNYY @ SEA
6/7 10:10 PM
Jeremy Bonderman1-16.06301154.125.286.411
Ichiro Suzuki - OFNYY @ SEA
6/7 10:10 PM
Jeremy Bonderman14-43.32603117.395.341.736
Mark Teixeira - 1BNYY @ SEA
6/7 10:10 PM
Jeremy Bonderman3-18.16712313.389.211.599
Kevin Youkilis - 3BNYY @ SEA
6/7 10:10 PM
Jeremy Bonderman1-15.06711226.267.222.489
Jason Bay - OFSEA vs NYY
6/7 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda2-14.14311103.357.143.500
Raul Ibanez - OFSEA vs NYY
6/7 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda1-11.09101001.182.091.273
Brendan Ryan - SSSEA vs NYY
6/7 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda0-10.00000012.000.167.167
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
None
 

Recommended Pickup
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL - Now that Juan Francisco is with Milwaukee, Johnson is left to handle the bulk of the duties at third base for Atlanta. Ramiro Pena will likely continue to steal occasional starts against right-handers, but Johnson's consistency at the plate should keep him in the lineup most days. He's an especially nice option when a lefty is on the mound for the opposition, as the 28-year-old Johnson is slashing .386/.429/.596 against southpaws so far this season. That's not to say he struggles against right-handers, as he's still batting above .300 against them for the year, but his numbers are significantly better against lefties. While his counting stats may not be extraordinary, more playing time for Johnson could help him become more than an one-category player.

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