Monday Lineup Card: Memorial Day Edition

Monday Lineup Card: Memorial Day Edition

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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Projected Starters – A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Twins (Nick Blackburn - R) at Tigers (Brad Penny - R), 1:05
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) at Nationals (Livan Hernandez - R), 1:05
Padres (Aaron Harang - R) at Braves (Tim Hudson - R), 1:05
Astros (Aneury Rodriguez - R) at Cubs (Rodrigo Lopez - R), 2:20
Yankees (Bartolo Colon - R) at Athletics (Trevor Cahill - L), 4:05
Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Royals (Luke Hochevar - R), 4:10
Orioles (Jake Arrieta - R) at Mariners (Doug Fister - R), 4:10
Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L) at Cardinals (Kyle McClellan - R), 4:15
Rangers (Derek Holland - L) at Rays (Wade Davis - R), 6:40
Indians (Fausto Carmona - R) at Blue Jays (Jo-Jo Reyes - L), 7:07
White Sox (Jake Peavy - R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 7:10
Brewers (Chris Narveson - L) at Reds (Travis Wood - L), 7:10
Pirates (Charlie Morton - R) at Mets (Dillon Gee - R), 7:10
Rockies (Jason Hammel - R) at Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R), 8:10
Marlins (Chris Volstad - R) at Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders - L), 8:10

Day game after a night game: DET, ATL

Injuries – A brief look at players who have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)
Matt Harrison, P, TEX - (Blister) Left Saturday's game early.
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS - (Hamstring) Returned to the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader.
Gordon Beckham, 2B, CHW - (Eye) Eyeing return to lineup on Monday.
Francisco Liriano, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Bullpen session Tuesday will determine whether he hits DL.
Miguel Olivo, C, SEA - (Head) Did not play Sunday.
Adam Jones, OF, BAL - Left Sunday's game with soreness in right shoulder; expects to play Monday
Casey Kotchman, 1B, TB - Left Sunday's game with sprained ankle; likely out Monday.
Ross Gload, 1B, PHI - (Hip) Says he can play through injury; will wait until offseason to undergo surgery.
Eric O'Flaherty, P, ATL - (Back) Was unavailable Saturday with tightness.
Corey Hart, OF, MIL - (Illness) Missed second straight game Sunday.
R.A. Dickey, P, NYM - (Heel) Good bullpen session; should make scheduled start Tuesday.
Sam LeCure, P, CIN - (Forearm) Could not get loose Saturday for second attempt in a row; DL likely.
Steven Pearce, 1B, PIT - (Calf) Did not start Sunday after leaving early Saturday.
Seth Smith, OF, COL - (Groin) Did not start Sunday for third straight day but was able to pinch hit.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA - Left Sunday's game with lower back stiffness.
Ryan Doumit, C, PIT - Left Sunday's game with left ankle injury.

Players on the DL
Phil Coke, P, DET - (Ankle) Ran on steps; still no timetable for return.
Magglio Ordonez, OF, DET - (Ankle) Minor league rehab on tap for next weekend.
Brian Matusz, P, BAL - (Back) Will throw bullpen session Sunday; set to be activated Wednesday.
Justin Duchscherer, P, BAL - (Hip) Pitched three innings in extended rehab.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN - (Leg) Transferred to 60-day DL, mid-June return is possible.
Joe Nathan, P, MIN - (Elbow) Out another ten days, or possibly a whole month.
Philip Hughes, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Throwing again.
John McDonald, 2B, TOR - (Hamstring) Placed on DL Saturday.
Mark Teahen, 3B, CHW - (Oblique) 2-for-4 in first rehab game; will likely play two more before being activated.
Julio Borbon, OF, TEX - (Hamstring) Will begin rehab Monday; should return June 6.
Brandon Webb, P, TEX - (Shoulder) Expected to throw 60 to 75 pitches in Monday rehab.
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE - (Oblique) Has yet to resume baseball activities
Jose Mijares, P, MIN - (Elbow) Will be activated Monday
Buster Posey, C, SF - (Leg) Underwent successful surgery Sunday; confirmed out for the season
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI - (Hamstring) Made first rehab appearance; felt good.
Jason Bourgeois, OF, HOU - (Oblique) Will start minor league rehab Monday; should return June 6.
Johan Santana, P, NYM - (Shoulder) Will resume throwing batting practice by mid-June.
Matt Maloney, P, CIN - (Ribs) Transferred to 60-day DL. That must have been quite a sneeze.
Sam Demel, P, ARI - (Shoulder) May miss more than minimum 15 days.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Hand) Will start to take batting practice; looking at a return June 11 or 12.

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)
Kenley Jansen, P, LAD
Tony Pena, P, CWS
Franklin Morales, P, BOS
Reed Johnson, OF, CHC
Andrew Cashner, P, CHC (transferred to 60-day DL)
Sam LeCure, P, CIN
Matt Maloney, P, CIN (transferred to 60-day DL)

Activated from DL
Geovany Soto, C, CHC
Andrew Bailey, P, OAK

Called Up
Chuck James, P, MIN
Yunesky Maya, P, WAS
Lucas Harrell, P, CWS
Pedro Viola, P, BAL
Chris Nelson, SS, COL
Michael Bowden, P, BOS
Brad Snyder, OF, CHC
Bobby Cramer, P, OAK
Tom Cochran, P, CIN
Josh Lindblom, P, LAD
Cory Gearrin, P, ATL

Sent Down
Chris Tillman, P, BAL
Bradley Bergesen, P, BAL
Alfredo Amezaga, 2B, COL
Welington Castillo, C, CHC
Colin Balester, P, WAS
Wilkin Ramirez, OF, ATL
Bobby Cramer, P, OAK

Designated For Assignment
Alfredo Amezaga, 2B, COL

Closer Watch – A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (also check out our Closer Grid)

Oakland - Andrew Bailey threw a perfect seventh inning after being activated before Sunday's game. When healthy, Bailey is one of the better closers out there. Those in leagues with weekly lineups should still have him in there Monday in hopes that he will be closing again by the end of the week.

Toronto - Frank Francisco blew another save Saturday. That's two blown saves and two losses in his last four appearances, so the Jays may look to Jon Rausch next time out. Octavio Dotel also gave up a run, his coming in the eighth inning.

Texas - Nothing to worry about here, Neftali Feliz owners. Yoshinori Tateyama's save Saturday was of the three-inning variety.


Chipper Jones - 3BATL vs SD
5/30 1:05 PM
Aaron Harang6-15.40013404.800.4001.200
Brian McCann - CATL vs SD
5/30 1:05 PM
Aaron Harang8-17.471255141.000.5001.500
Dan Uggla - 2BATL vs SD
5/30 1:05 PM
Aaron Harang9-21.42926743.905.5201.425
Miguel Cabrera - 1BDET vs MIN
5/30 1:05 PM
Nick Blackburn11-24.458231012.750.4801.230
Austin Jackson - OFDET vs MIN
5/30 1:05 PM
Nick Blackburn3-10.30002023.500.417.917
Ryan Howard - 1BPHI @ WAS
5/30 1:05 PM
Livan Hernandez7-30.23333659.533.333.866
Cameron Maybin - OFSD @ ATL
5/30 1:05 PM
Tim Hudson5-12.41711315.667.4621.129
Coco Crisp - OFOAK vs NYY
5/30 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon4-13.30804103.615.308.923
David DeJesus - OFOAK vs NYY
5/30 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon11-31.35526418.710.3941.104
Hideki Matsui - DHOAK vs NYY
5/30 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon4-12.33322451.833.5291.362
Billy Butler - 1BKC vs LAA
5/30 4:10 PM
Ervin Santana6-24.25034636.667.3791.046
Chris Getz - 2BKC vs LAA
5/30 4:10 PM
Ervin Santana7-16.43800100.438.438.876
Bobby Abreu - OFLAA @ KC
5/30 4:10 PM
Luke Hochevar4-12.33302313.500.385.885
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS @ BOS
5/30 7:10 PM
Jon Lester4-12.33311432.583.4671.050
Kelly Johnson - 2BARI vs FLA
5/30 8:10 PM
Chris Volstad2-12.16712322.583.286.869
Todd Helton - 1BCOL @ LAD
5/30 8:10 PM
Chad Billingsley8-21.38124653.762.5001.262
Casey Blake - 3BLAD vs COL
5/30 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel7-20.35013515.650.3911.041
Andre Ethier - OFLAD vs COL
5/30 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel5-16.31312336.563.421.984
James Loney - 1BLAD vs COL
5/30 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel5-20.25024401.650.250.900
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Roy HalladayPHI @ WAS
5/30 1:05 PM
Nationals Batters33-164.201379640.281.232.513
Nick BlackburnMIN @ DET
5/30 1:05 PM
Tigers Batters34-126.27051323522.460.296.756
Chris NarvesonMIL @ CIN
5/30 7:10 PM
Reds Batters19-62.307268315.462.352.814
Jon LesterBOS vs CWS
5/30 7:10 PM
White Sox Batters17-77.2211381318.297.340.638



Brandon Inge - 3BDET vs MIN
5/30 1:05 PM
Nick Blackburn4-22.18211314.318.217.535
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET vs MIN
5/30 1:05 PM
Nick Blackburn3-20.15000415.150.182.332
Jim Thome - DHMIN @ DET
5/30 1:05 PM
Brad Penny2-12.16711205.417.167.584
Jimmy Rollins - SSPHI @ WAS
5/30 1:05 PM
Livan Hernandez15-61.24614415.361.258.619
Alberto Gonzalez - SSSD @ ATL
5/30 1:05 PM
Tim Hudson2-10.20000004.200.200.400
Alex Cora - SSWAS vs PHI
5/30 1:05 PM
Roy Halladay4-29.13811213.241.167.408
Ian Desmond - SSWAS vs PHI
5/30 1:05 PM
Roy Halladay2-14.14300125.143.235.378
Danny Espinosa - 2BWAS vs PHI
5/30 1:05 PM
Roy Halladay1-10.10000103.100.100.200
Jerry Hairston Jr. - SSWAS vs PHI
5/30 1:05 PM
Roy Halladay3-22.13600018.136.174.310
Carlos Lee - OFHOU @ CHC
5/30 2:20 PM
Rodrigo Lopez3-19.15801235.211.261.472
Wilson Betemit - 3BKC vs LAA
5/30 4:10 PM
Ervin Santana3-16.18800004.188.188.376
Melky Cabrera - OFKC vs LAA
5/30 4:10 PM
Ervin Santana2-11.18200112.182.250.432
Mitchell Maier - OFKC vs LAA
5/30 4:10 PM
Ervin Santana2-10.20000001.200.200.400
Aaron Hill - 2BTOR vs CLE
5/30 7:07 PM
Fausto Carmona4-15.26701115.333.353.686
J.D. Drew - OFBOS vs CWS
5/30 7:10 PM
Jake Peavy3-17.17601146.235.333.568
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS @ BOS
5/30 7:10 PM
Jon Lester1-10.10000022.100.250.350
Seth Smith - OFCOL @ LAD
5/30 8:10 PM
Chad Billingsley2-11.18202014.364.250.614
Rafael Furcal - SSLAD vs COL
5/30 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel2-10.20001211.300.273.573
Matt Kemp - OFLAD vs COL
5/30 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel3-15.20001033.267.333.600
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Aaron HarangSD @ Atl
5/30 1:05 PM
Braves Batters34-86.39682027915.820.4461.266
Bartolo ColonNYY @ Oak
5/30 4:05 PM
Athletics Batters24-80.30041411713.600.360.960

***For a deeper look at the matchups please consult the new Batter v. Pitcher tool in the left hand menu.***

Recommended Pickup

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, Red Sox - Salty endured a brutal April (.216, 0 HR) in which he lost a lot of at-bats to Jason Varitek, but his power has returned in May (4 HR), and it looks like he is getting a bump in playing time to boot. Believe it or not, it has been four years since Saltalamacchia filled in for an injured Brian McCann in Atlanta and hit .284 over 47 games. He has done little else at the MLB level to make one believe he is capable of getting back to that level of play, but four home runs in his last eight games is a good step in the right direction.

Other recent recommendations:Andrew Oliver, Jonathan Lucroy, Brandon Belt, Mike Minor, Allen Craig

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