Friday Lineup Card: Late Season Surge By Leonys Martin

Friday Lineup Card: Late Season Surge By Leonys Martin

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Yankees (Brandon McCarthy – R) at Orioles (Kevin Gausman – R), 1:05
Yankees (Undecided) at Orioles (Bud Norris – L), 7:05
Cubs (Tsuyoshi Wada – L) at Pirates (Gerrit Cole – R), 7:05
Marlins (Henderson Alvarez – R) at Phillies (Cole Hamels – L), 7:05
Rays (Nathan Karns – R) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ – L), 7:07
Indians (Carlos Carrasco – R) at Tigers (David Price – L), 7:08
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L) at Mets (Dillon Gee – R), 7:10
Braves (Alex Wood – L) at Rangers (Derek Holland – L), 8:05
Reds (Mat Latos – R) at Brewers (Kyle Lohse – R), 8:10
Twins (Phil Hughes – R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 8:10
Red Sox (Allen Webster – R) at Royals (Yordano Ventura – R), 8:10
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R), 8:15
Padres (Eric Stults – L) at Diamondbacks (Vidal Nuno – L), 9:40
Astros (Brett Oberholtzer – L) at Angels (C.J. Wilson – L), 10:05
Athletics (Jason Hammel – R) at Mariners (James Paxton – L), 10:10
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu – L) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Starling Marte, OF, PIT (Arm) – Left Thursday's game due to discomfort after previously undergoing treatment.
Mike Morse, OF, SF (Oblique) – Is doubtful for the upcoming weekend series against the Dodgers.
Khris Davis, OF, MIL (Forearm) – Held out of Thursday's game.
Greg Holland, RP, KC (Triceps) – Dealing with soreness and may not be available on Friday.
Danny Duffy, SP, KC (Shoulder) – Is no longer dealing with discomfort, but his status for his next start is uncertain.
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA (Shoulder) – Will miss the next couple of games after receiving two cortisone shots.
Brock Holt, 2B, BOS (Head) – Sent to Pittsburgh on Thursday to see a concussion specialist.
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (Elbow) – Did not start on Thursday.
Martin Prado, 3B, NYY (Hamstring) – Did not start on Thursday.
David Peralta, OF, ARI (Back) – Will undergo an MRI on Friday.
Matt den Dekker, OF, NYM (Hand) – Did not start on Thursday.
Chad Qualls, RP, HOU (Hip) – Nagging injury may keep him out of Friday's game.
Brayan Pena, C, CIN (Illness) – Did not play on Thursday.
Craig Gentry, OF, OAK (Concussion) – Did not play on Thursday.
Pedro Villarreal, RP, CIN (Forearm) – May miss more time after taking a comebacker to the arm.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC (Back) – Is increasing activity and may return in the coming days.
Robinson Chirinos, C, TEX (Neck) – May return to the lineup on Friday.

Players on the DL/Out

Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS (Wrist) – Underwent successful surgery and will miss the rest of the season.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (Concussion) – Cleared to resume baseball activities.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (Hamstring) – Expected to play in an instructional league game next week.
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK (Oblique) – Expected to come off the DL on Friday.
Stephen Vogt, C, OAK (Ankle) – May be available for the final homestand.
Jake Smolinski, OF, TEX (Foot) – Has resumed batting practice.
Alex Rios, OF, TEX (Thumb) – Expected to have sutures removed for game action this weekend.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI (Hamstring) – Injury has improved, but still not ready for baseball activities.

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

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)

Blake Wood, RP, KC
Chris Dwyer, RP, KC
Ryan Wheeler, 3B, LAA

Closer Watch

Houston Astros – Chad Qualls has been dealing with a nagging hip injury, which is likely why his numbers have been poor of late. He may miss the next few days, enabling Josh Fields to receive more save opportunities.

Los Angeles Angels – Huston Street should be available for the Angels weekend series, although they will not rush his return to make sure he's completely healthy for the playoffs.

Detroit Tigers – The Tigers bullpen situation has been a bit shaky of late, but closer Joe Nathan has settled down converting three save chances as of August 26 without giving up a run. He isn't the safest option moving forward, even with 30 saves locked down so far this season.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – September 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. HechavarriaSSMIA @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels16520213.313.353.563.915
E. Lucas3BMIA @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels14530112.357.400.571.971
C. McGehee3BMIA @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels16621230.375.474.6251.099
M. OzunaOFMIA @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels18433507.222.222.722.944
J. SaltalamacchiaCMIA @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels13432305.308.357.8461.203
M. ByrdOFPHI vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez13710020.538.600.6151.215
C. Utley2BPHI vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez13510220.385.438.462.899
J. Loney1BTB @ TOR
7:07PM
J. Happ13620112.462.500.6151.115
E. Longoria3BTB @ TOR
7:07PM
J. Happ11420112.364.385.545.930
B. Zobrist2BTB @ TOR
7:07PM
J. Happ10630431.600.643.9001.543
C. SantanaCCLE @ DET
7:08PM
D. Price15640233.400.500.6671.167
M. Cabrera3BDET vs CLE
7:08PM
C. Carrasco15521233.333.444.6001.044
T. HunterOFDET vs CLE
7:08PM
C. Carrasco15642413.400.4381.0001.438
J. LagaresOFNYM vs WAS
7:10PM
G. Gonzalez14531303.357.357.7861.143
D. Murphy2BNYM vs WAS
7:10PM
G. Gonzalez14510123.357.438.500.938
R. TejadaSSNYM vs WAS
7:10PM
G. Gonzalez11400033.364.500.364.864
I. DesmondSSWAS @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee379334310.243.300.486.786
B. HarperOFWAS @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee13522421.385.467.8461.313
A. LaRoche1BWAS @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee28643534.214.290.571.862
B. UptonOFATL @ TEX
8:05PM
D. Holland19941347.474.542.8421.384
J. BruceOFCIN @ MIL
8:10PM
K. Lohse391151658.282.364.487.851
M. SierraOFCWS vs MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes16821512.500.526.7501.276
C. GomezOFMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos241052803.417.417.8331.250
L. SchaferOFMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos12430202.333.333.6671.000
J. SeguraSSMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos21921122.429.478.6671.145
R. Weeks2BMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos20632406.300.300.650.950
J. MauerCMIN @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana18822513.444.474.7781.251
M. HollidayOFSTL vs COL
8:15PM
J. De La Rosa14610124.429.500.5001.000
Y. MolinaCSTL vs COL
8:15PM
J. De La Rosa11511210.455.500.7271.227
M. MonteroCARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults22662814.273.304.7271.032
C. PenningtonSSARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults11730110.636.667.9091.576
J. Altuve2BHOU @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson23632315.261.292.565.857
C. CarterOFHOU @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson24942529.375.423.7081.131
R. Cano2BSEA vs OAK
10:10PM
J. Hammel341231516.353.361.500.861
Y. PuigOFLAD @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner18522206.278.278.611.889
H. PenceOFSF vs LAD
10:15PM
H. Ryu21920623.429.478.5241.002
Hot Pitcher Matchups – September 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Gio GonzalezWAS @ NYM
7:10PM
1222272101039.180.242.286.528
Dillon GeeNYM vs WAS
7:10PM
209472211202246.225.302.437.739
Eric StultsSD @ ARI
9:40PM
1072413315512.224.264.404.669
Madison BumgarnerSF vs LAD
10:15PM
21247154171555.222.277.340.617
Cold Batter Matchups – September 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
N. CruzOFBAL vs NYY
1:05PM
B. McCarthy19310201.158.158.211.368
R. JohnsonOFMIA @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels12210303.167.167.250.417
G. Jones1BMIA @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels10211104.200.200.500.700
C. Asche3BPHI vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez11100011.091.167.091.258
R. Howard1BPHI vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez11211122.182.308.455.762
M. BournOFCLE @ DET
7:08PM
D. Price12310003.250.250.333.583
M. BrantleyOFCLE @ DET
7:08PM
D. Price13200112.154.214.154.368
D. MurphyOFCLE @ DET
7:08PM
D. Price10210215.200.250.300.550
B. AbreuOFNYM vs WAS
7:10PM
G. Gonzalez16110118.063.118.125.243
C. GrandersonOFNYM vs WAS
7:10PM
G. Gonzalez19211217.105.150.263.413
E. Young Jr.OFNYM vs WAS
7:10PM
G. Gonzalez10000005.000.000.000.000
D. Espinosa2BWAS @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee13100033.077.294.077.371
A. Rendon2BWAS @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee20210102.100.100.150.250
D. SpanOFWAS @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Gee25531113.200.231.400.631
T. Frazier3BCIN @ MIL
8:10PM
K. Lohse18210103.111.105.167.272
R. LudwickOFCIN @ MIL
8:10PM
K. Lohse34400218.118.143.118.261
B. PenaCCIN @ MIL
8:10PM
K. Lohse10211100.200.200.500.700
R. SantiagoSSCIN @ MIL
8:10PM
K. Lohse15310112.200.250.267.517
A. RamirezSSCWS vs MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes19400112.211.250.211.461
R. BraunOFMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos24420337.167.259.250.509
S. Gennett2BMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos17310104.176.176.235.412
J. LucroyCMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos18320130.167.286.278.563
M. MaldonadoCMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos10100003.100.100.100.200
L. Overbay1BMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos14200101.143.143.143.286
M. Reynolds1BMIL vs CIN
8:10PM
M. Latos10000015.000.091.000.091
O. ArciaOFMIN @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana10200005.200.200.200.400
T. Plouffe3BMIN @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana10210232.200.385.300.685
D. StubbsOFCOL @ STL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright16310215.188.235.313.548
J. PeraltaSSSTL vs COL
8:15PM
J. De La Rosa19331228.158.238.421.659
A. Hill2BARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults17320202.176.176.294.471
C. RossOFARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults19311403.158.190.316.506
M. Dominguez3BHOU @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson20410114.200.238.250.488
A. EllisCLAD @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner13210023.154.267.231.497
A. EthierOFLAD @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner24310109.125.160.167.327
A. Gonzalez1BLAD @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner29420206.138.138.207.345
H. RamirezSSLAD @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner23420215.174.208.304.513
G. BlancoOFSF vs LAD
10:15PM
H. Ryu11200000.182.182.182.364
B. CrawfordSSSF vs LAD
10:15PM
H. Ryu12100113.083.154.083.237
P. Sandoval3BSF vs LAD
10:15PM
H. Ryu20410033.200.304.250.554
Cold Pitcher Matchups – September 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J.A. HappTOR vs TB
7:07PM
792690131114.329.400.452.852
Carlos CarrascoCLE @ DET
7:08PM
902812391022.311.380.516.896
Brett OberholtzerHOU @ LAA
10:05PM
6119821069.311.366.540.905
Recommended Pickup

Leonys Martin, OF, TEX – Martin may still be out there for you considering his rough patch of production before his current hot streak. The Rangers outfielder is 14-for-24 over his last six games (through the fifth inning of Thursday's game). During that period, Martin has one homer, four runs scored and four stolen bases and will continue to see everyday at-bats for a struggling Rangers club.

Other Recent Recommendations :Tyler Matzek, Joe Panik, Rougned Odor, Collin McHugh, Brock Holt and Adam Dunn.

Draft Kings Value Picks

SP: Vidal Nuno, ARI ($6,800)
C: Derek Norris, OAK ($3,600)
1B: Eric Hosmer, KC ($3,600)
2B: Rougned Odor, TEX ($3,400)
SS: Jean Segura, MIL ($3,100)
3B: Nick Castellanos, DET ($3,200)
OF: Carl Crawford, LAD ($3,800)

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