Monday Lineup Card: Take the Under

Monday Lineup Card: Take the Under

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):

American League

Athletics (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Orioles (Brian Matusz - L), 7:05
Twins (Scott Baker - R) at Indians (Josh Tomlin - R), 7:05
Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at Rangers (Colby Lewis - R), 8:05
Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R) at Royals (Felipe Paulino - R), 8:10
Mariners (Michael Pineda - R) at White Sox (John Danks - L), 8:10
Rays (Alex Cobb - R) at Angels (Tyler Chatwood - R), 10:05

National League

Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 7:05
Cubs (Matt Gareza - R) at Reds (Chad Reineke - R), 7:10
Brewers (Zack Greinke - R) at Marlins (Javier Vazquez - R), 7:10
Rockies (Clayton Mortensen - R) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 10:05
Nationals (John Lannan - L) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 10:15

Day After Night: None

Injuries - A brief look at players that have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns.

Day-to-Day - (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)


David Purcey, P, DET - (Personal) Out a few days for birth of son.
Vinnie Pestano, P, CLE - (Back) Removed from Saturday's game with tightness.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN - (Wrist) Did not play Sunday, status for Monday sounds very up in the air.
Jack Hannahan, 3B, CLE - (Hamstring) Not in Indians lineup Sunday, remains day-to-day.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Back) Next start being moved from Wednesday to Friday.
Josh Willingham, OF, OAK - (Achilles) Aggravated previous injury Saturday, did not start Sunday.
Denard Span, OF, MIN - (Neck) Out of Sunday's lineup, Ben Revere got second straight start.
Nick Blackburn, P, MIN - (Back) Stiff on Sunday, could miss next start.
Dan Haren, P, LAA - (Back) Good bullpen session Sunday, looks like he will make normal start on Tuesday.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB - (Upper Body) Did not start Sunday but says he will return Monday.
Jake Peavy, P, CHW - (Groin) Left Sunday's start with strained groin, will be evaluated Monday.


Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI - (Knee) Did not start Sunday, could miss a couple days more.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA - (Back) Out since May 29, team will decide Sunday night whether he hits DL.
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL - (Wrist) Cortisone shot caused him to miss Sunday, could return Tuesday.
Edgar Renteria, SS, CIN - (Back) Has some stiffness, was not available Sunday.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN - (Illness) Got Sunday off.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Abdomen) Has some discomfort, got Sunday off.

Players on the DL


Elliot Johnson, OF, TB - (Knee) Should return around June 10.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN - (Leg) Will start rehab Monday.
John McDonald, 2B, TOR - (Hamstring) Still tight, may not return when eligible on June 12.
Marco Scutaro, SS, BOS - (Oblique) Began rehab Saturday, should be back on Tuesday.
Tommy Hunter, P, Rangers (Groin) Three more rehab starts before being activated, yet role with MLB team is not determined.
Tyson Ross, P, OAK - (Oblique) Not throwing yet.
Philip Hughes, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Throwing, but not close to rehab yet.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN - (Legs) Rehab starts in High-A, will progress to Double-A or Triple-A, eligible for return on June 12.


Doug Slaten, P, WAS - (Elbow) Severity of injury not determined, so no timetable after being placed on DL Saturday.
Orlando Hudson, 2B, SD - (Groin) Will resume baseball activities shortly, start of rehab should be less than a week away.
Nick Hundley, C, NYM - (Oblique) Caught five innings Saturday, will progress to full game and then return to team.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF - (Wrist) Broken wrist, not sure how long he is out yet.
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL - (Oblique) Should start rehab in about a week and then return in late-June.
Brad Lidge, P, PHI - (Shoulder) Threw without pain, could move on to extended spring training appearances soon.
Brian Schneider, C, PHI - (Hamstring) About a week from rehab that starts at extended spring training.
Clay Hensley, P, FLA - (Shoulder) Says he expects to return game action in three weeks.
Humberto Quintero, C, HOU - (Ankle) Appears he is several weeks away.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT - (Quadriceps) Playing field in extended spring training.
Marlon Byrd, OF, CHC - (Face) Playing catch, still about a month away from returning.
Homer Bailey, P, CIN - (Shoulder) Threw 25 pitches off mound, will probably make a rehab appearance before activation. Expect him to be about two weeks away.
Josh Johnson, P, FLA - (Shoulder) Still no timetable, probably a week or two at the minimum.
Aroldis Chapman, P, CIN - (Shoulder) Should rejoin Triple-A soon.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Hand) Sat out of rehab due to wet weather, but could be back with Giants in a week, give or take.

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

Called Up
Craig Stammen, P, Nationals
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, Giants
Adam Wilk, P, Tigers
David Herndon, P, Phillies

Sent Down
Pedro Viola, P, Orioles
Mike Zagurski, P, Phillies
Andy LaRoche, 3B, Athletics (designated for assignment)
Jeff Marquez, P, White Sox (designated for assignment)
Josh Reddick, OF, Red Sox

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Doug Slaten, P, Nationals
Brandon Belt, 1B/OF, Giants

Activated from DL
Derrek Lee, 1B, Orioles
Grant Balfour, P, Athletics
Mark Teahen, 3B, White Sox
John Lackey, P, Red Sox

Closer Watch

Red Sox - Boston won a marathon over the Athletics in 14 innings, but not before Jonathan Papelbon endured a a four run meltdown in the ninth inning. In fairness, it was aided by an error and only three of the runs were earned. Papelbon retired just one batter before he was yanked in favor of Bobby Jenks, who then allowed the tying run to score on Papelbon's record. Daniel Bard then stepped in and picked up Sunday's save.

Athletics - Andrew Bailey had put up two scoreless innings since returning on May 29. When the Athletics took a one run lead in the 11th, Bailey was called upon to nail things down in his first save opportunity. While he did strike out the side, Bailey gave up back-to-back doubles to Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jacoby Ellsbury and the game went 14 innings.


Ryan Howard - 1BPHI vs LAD
6/6 7:05 PM
Ted Lilly4-14.28623406.786.2861.072
Shane Victorino - OFPHI vs LAD
6/6 7:05 PM
Ted Lilly5-15.33312103.600.375.975
Austin Jackson - OFDET @ TEX
6/6 8:05 PM
Colby Lewis5-10.50012112.900.5451.445
Michael Young - 3BTEX vs DET
6/6 8:05 PM
Max Scherzer4-11.36403112.818.4171.235
Todd Helton - 1BCOL @ SD
6/6 10:05 PM
Clayton Richard6-14.42900112.429.467.896
Troy Tulowitzki - SSCOL @ SD
6/6 10:05 PM
Clayton Richard7-12.583339401.333.6882.021
Howie Kendrick - 2BLAA vs TB
6/6 10:05 PM
David Price5-13.38502112.538.429.967
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Cliff LeePHI vs LAD
6/6 7:05 PM
Dodgers Batters7-66.10602208.136.120.257
Ted LillyLAD @ PHI
6/6 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters25-100.25061315124.499.268.767
Matt GarzaCHC @ CIN
6/6 7:10 PM
Reds Batters17-63.270175314.412.308.720
Max ScherzerDET @ TEX
6/6 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters16-72.222034618.286.295.581
John DanksCWS vs SEA
6/6 8:10 PM
Mariners Batters24-123.195369920.289.255.544
John LannanWAS @ SF
6/6 10:15 PM
Giants Batters13-64.20313585.302.286.588
Tim LincecumSF vs WAS
6/6 10:15 PM
Nationals Batters19-69.275289414.467.315.782



Vladimir Guerrero - DHBAL vs OAK
6/6 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez4-21.19001113.238.227.465
Michael Brantley - OFCLE vs MIN
6/6 7:05 PM
Scott Baker2-11.18200011.182.250.432
Shin-Soo Choo - OFCLE vs MIN
6/6 7:05 PM
Scott Baker3-20.15002237.250.292.542
Grady Sizemore - OFCLE vs MIN
6/6 7:05 PM
Scott Baker13-40.32503128.400.386.786
Luis Valbuena - 2BCLE vs MIN
6/6 7:05 PM
Scott Baker3-16.18803111.375.235.610
Rod Barajas - CLAD @ PHI
6/6 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee0-12.00000002.000.077.077
Juan Castro - SSLAD @ PHI
6/6 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee2-11.18201201.273.182.455
Dioner Navarro - CLAD @ PHI
6/6 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee1-16.06301001.125.063.188
Raul Ibanez - OFPHI vs LAD
6/6 7:05 PM
Ted Lilly3-14.21411315.429.267.696
Ramon Hernandez - CCIN vs CHC
6/6 7:10 PM
Matt Garza2-12.16700002.167.167.334
Omar Infante - 2BFLA vs MIL
6/6 7:10 PM
Zack Greinke0-13.00000002.000.000.000
Yuniesky Betancourt - SSMIL @ FLA
6/6 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez2-10.20000002.200.200.400
Brennan Boesch - OFDET @ TEX
6/6 8:05 PM
Colby Lewis0-10.00000004.000.000.000
Jack Cust - DHSEA @ CWS
6/6 8:10 PM
John Danks1-10.10000025.100.250.350
Chone Figgins - 2BSEA @ CWS
6/6 8:10 PM
John Danks4-23.17400015.174.208.382
Dexter Fowler - OFCOL @ SD
6/6 10:05 PM
Clayton Richard2-19.10500036.105.227.332
Jason Giambi - 1BCOL @ SD
6/6 10:05 PM
Clayton Richard2-11.18211104.455.182.637
Freddy Sanchez - 2BSF vs WAS
6/6 10:15 PM
John Lannan2-11.18200000.182.182.364
Miguel Tejada - SSSF vs WAS
6/6 10:15 PM
John Lannan2-14.14300001.143.143.286
Rick Ankiel - OFWAS @ SF
6/6 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum2-14.14301113.214.200.414
Alex Cora - SSWAS @ SF
6/6 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum2-13.15400012.154.214.368
Jayson Werth - OFWAS @ SF
6/6 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum3-12.25011114.500.308.808
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
David PriceTB @ LAA
6/6 10:05 PM
Angels Batters23-68.338159611.434.399.833
Clayton RichardSD vs Col
6/6 10:05 PM
Rockies Batters36-112.32148181620.481.406.887

Recommended Pickup

Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL - Fact, Freeman did not start the year the blistering pace many expected, hitting .225 for the month of April. May was a different story, as Freeman upped his AVG and OBP. He bumped his OPS up to .802 in May from .717 in April and in June Freeman is off to a 5-for-13 start with three doubles. Freeman had a pedestrian start in Triple-A in 2010 before exploding in the second half.

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