Monday Lineup Card: Carter's Provides Power

Monday Lineup Card: Carter's Provides Power

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

American League
Rangers (Ryan Dempster – R) at Yankees (David Phelps – R), 7:05
White Sox (Jake Peavy – R) at Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva – R), 7:07
Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R) at Twins (Samuel Deduno – R), 8:10
Indians (Justin Masterson – R) at Angels (C.J. Wilson – L), 10:05
Rays (Alex Cobb – R) at Mariners (Blake Beaven – R), 10:10

National League
Dodgers (Aaron Harang – R) at Pirates (Jeff Karstens – R), 7:05
Phillies (Cole Hamels – L) at Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi – R), 7:10
Padres (Eric Stults – L) at Braves (Mike Minor – L), 7:10
Astros (Armando Galarraga – R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija), 8:05
Brewers (Mike Fiers – R) at Rockies (Jeff Francis – L), 8:40
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong – R), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: 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)

Mike Carp, OF, SEA – (Hip) Left Sunday's game with tightness, will be evaluated Monday.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS – (Wrist) Left Sunday's game with soreness in wrist.
Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC – (Ankle) Out Sunday but could be ready Tuesday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR – (Elbow) Out of lineup Sunday, questionable for Monday.
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK – (Shoulder) Will have MRI.
Kelly Johnson, 2B, TOR – (Groin) Out of Sunday's lineup, questionable for Monday.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE – (Neck) Missed again Sunday, hoping to play Monday.
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR – (Groin) Out of Sunday's lineup, could miss Monday, too.
Denard Span, OF, MIN – (Shoulder) X-rays negative so he is day-to-day.
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE – (Arm) Was to have arm examined Sunday.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, CHW – (Arm) Still dealing with soreness but may play Monday.

Jerry Hairston, Jr., 3B, LAD – (Hip) Out of Sunday's lineup with tightness.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN – (Back) Missed fourth straight game Sunday.
Travis Snider, OF, PIT – (Hamstring) Only available off the bench for a few games.

Players on the DL

Andrew Bailey, P, BOS – (Thumb) May have made final rehab appearance before activation.
Matt Capps, P, MIN – (Shoulder) Will have MRI Monday.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE – (Arm) Has done some strength exercises and wants to return before end of the season.
Scott Downs, P, LAA – (Shoulder) Threw bullpen session Sunday.
Ryan Flaherty, SS, BAL – (Illness) Should begin rehab Tuesday.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS – (Wrist) – Does not need surgery, but still likely out for season.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS – (Achilles) Has pain following workout.
Rafael Perez, P, CLE – (Shoulder) A few more appearances likely before rejoining Indians.
Trevor Plouffe, SS, MIN – (Thumb) Should be activated Monday.
C.C. Sabathia, P, NYY – (Elbow) Says he will return August 24.
Anthony Swarzak, P, MIN – (Shoulder) Good bullpen session Sunday, should begin rehab within a week.
Koji Uehara, P, TEX – (Ribs) Should throw batting practice Wednesday and go on rehab soon after.

Emilio Bonifacio, OF, MIA – (Thumb) Will start rehab Wednesday.
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL – (Chest) Rockies will decide Monday if he is ready to be activated.
Dillon Gee, P, NYM – (Shoulder) Good exam but still out for season.
Shaun Marcum, P, MIL – (Elbow) Threw three innings in rehab start.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF – (Hamstring) Could be activated Monday.

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

Called Up
Ryota Igarashi, P, NYY

Sent Down
Jared Hughes, P, PIT
Jose Loez, 2B, CLE (released)

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)

Activated from DL
Juan Cruz, P, PIT

Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out our Closer Grid with the link to the left).

Houston – Wilton Lopez blew a save opportunity Saturday night, but he still has a firm grasp on the closer's job.

Milwaukee – The Brewers closing saga continued Sunday as Kameron Loe tossed a scoreless ninth on Sunday to earn a save. This came after John Axford blew Friday's opportunity.

Key Matchups


Andre Ethier - OFLAD @ PIT
8/13 7:05 PM
Jeff Karstens4-11.36411401.636.3641.000
Andruw Jones - OFNYY vs TEX
8/13 7:05 PM
Ryan Dempster13-40.32524855.525.383.908
Casey McGehee - 3BNYY vs TEX
8/13 7:05 PM
Ryan Dempster10-27.37014434.630.4331.063
Ryan Braun - OFMIL @ COL
8/13 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis4-11.36422513.909.4171.326
Corey Hart - OFMIL @ COL
8/13 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis5-15.33303201.533.333.867
Torii Hunter - OFLAA vs CLE
8/13 10:05 PM
Justin Masterson3-11.27322322.818.3571.175
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Jeff FrancisCOL vs MIL
8/13 8:40 PM
Brewers Batters21-64.32831014215.579.345.924
Justin MastersonCLE @ LAA
8/13 10:05 PM
Angels Batters15-72.2082661114.351.310.661
C.J. WilsonLAA vs CLE
8/13 10:05 PM
Indians Batters11-72.153144819.231.275.507



Shane Victorino - OFLAD @ PIT
8/13 7:05 PM
Jeff Karstens1-11.09101011.182.167.348
Raul Ibanez - OFNYY vs TEX
8/13 7:05 PM
Ryan Dempster2-12.16700103.167.167.333
Edwin Encarnacion - 3BTOR vs CWS
8/13 7:07 PM
Jake Peavy2-11.18201131.273.357.630
John Buck - CMIA vs PHI
8/13 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels2-12.16722404.667.167.833
David DeJesus - OFCHC vs HOU
8/13 8:05 PM
Armando Galarraga2-12.16701045.333.375.708
Asdrubal Cabrera - SSCLE @ LAA
8/13 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson1-11.09100003.091.091.182
Casey Kotchman - 1BCLE @ LAA
8/13 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson2-16.12500033.125.333.458
Vernon Wells - OFLAA vs CLE
8/13 10:05 PM
Justin Masterson2-15.13301014.200.188.388
Marco Scutaro - SSSF vs WAS
8/13 10:15 PM
Gio Gonzalez2-12.16700102.167.167.333
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Ryan DempsterTEX @ NYY
8/13 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters39-125.312412212020.496.398.894

Recommended Pickup

Chris Carter, 1B, OAK – Carter has nailed down the first base job in Oakland and he has ten home runs in 103 at-bats and is slugging north of 1.000. Strikeouts are an issue, as he has 33 of them since his promotion. The power has always been there, though he will never be much of a hitter. Leagues that have slugging as a category should take notice.

Other Recent Recommendations:Tommy Hunter, David Murphy, Eric Chavez, Michael McKenry, Domonic Brown

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