Monday Lineup Card: Turning A Corner

Monday Lineup Card: Turning A Corner

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

American League
Tigers (Doug Fister – R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 2:10
Red Sox (Aaron Cook – R) at Rays (Alex Cobb – R), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Tillman – R) at Mariners (Hector Noesi – R), 10:10

National League
Phillies (Cliff Lee – L) at Mets (R.A. Dickey – R), 7:10
Braves (Tim Hudson – R) at Marlins (Wade LeBlanc – L), 7:10
Pirates (Kevin Correia – R) at Cubs (Travis Wood – L), 8:05
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin – R) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L), 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)

AL
Mike Adams, P, TEX – (Back) Out until Tuesday at earliest.
Alex Avila, C, DET – (Jaw) Doubtful for Monday's game.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK – (Eye) Has pink eye, could return Tuesday.
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR – (Toe) Expected to return Tuesday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR – (Illness) Out Sunday with the flu.
Sam Fuld, OF, TB – (Hamstring) Left Sunday with strain.
Austin Jackson, OF, DET – (Ankle) Trainers say he should play Monday.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – (Ankle) Still DH-ing.
Jeff Mathis, C, TOR – (Illness) Scratched Sunday with illness.
Kevin Millwood, P, SEA – (Shoulder) Will miss Monday's start, season in doubt.
Roy Oswalt, P, TEX – (Forearm) Out until end of the week at earliest.
Casper Wells, OF, SEA – (Neck) Scratched Saturday and out of Sunday's lineup.

NL
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL – (Back) Returned to lineup Sunday after sitting Saturday.
Gregor Blanco, OF, SF – (Shoulder) Felt pain after Saturday's game, out for multiple days.
Mitchell Boggs, P, STL – (Back) Unavailable Sunday with stiffness.
Aroldis Chapman, P, CIN – (Shoulder) Out for sixth day Sunday, Reds won't rush him.
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN – (Oblique) Reds say he is making progress, but still no timetable.
Corey Hart, OF, MIL – (Foot) Running drills did not go well Sunday.
Xavier Nady, OF, SF – (Hamstring) Out of lineup again Sunday.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD – (Knee) Out of lineup again Sunday.

Players on the DL

AL
Jordan Norberto, P, OAK – (Shoulder) Not responding to treatment, regular season in serious doubt.
Troy Patton, P, BAL – (Ankle) Threw in instructional league, likely return next weekend.
Jim Thome, 1B, BAL – (Neck) Getting in game action in rehab beginning Monday.

NL
Chris Carpenter, P, STL – (Shoulder) Played catch Sunday, appears on track to return within a week.

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

Called Up
Nathan Adcock, P, KC
Adam Moore, C, KC
Tommy Hottovy, P, KC
Irving Falu, 2B, KC
Jake Odorizzi, P, KC
Justin Grimm, P, TEX
Wilmer Font, P, TEX
Charlie Culberson, 2B, COL

Sent Down
None

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
None

Activated from DL
None

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

Cincinnati – Aroldis Chapman continues to get rest in Cincinnati and Jonathan Broxton notched Sunday's save. Chapman has not pitched in six days.

Los Angeles Angels – Pitching in his second day in a row, Ernesto Frieri blew Saturday's save opportunity. Kevin Jepsen got the call for Sunday's save.

Texas – Joe Nathan was rested Friday and Saturday after experiencing a large workload earlier in the week. He was thought to be available Sunday, but Koji Uehara was called upon for a one out save.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Carlos Lee - OFMIA vs ATL
9/17 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson12-32.375121033.500.417.917
Carlos Ruiz - CPHI @ NYM
9/17 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey4-10.40000112.400.455.855
Darwin Barney - 2BCHC vs PIT
9/17 8:05 PM
Kevin Correia6-13.46201000.538.4621.000
Starlin Castro - SSCHC vs PIT
9/17 8:05 PM
Kevin Correia6-11.54501101.636.5451.182
Carlos Gonzalez - OFCOL @ SF
9/17 10:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner5-14.35723422.857.4381.295
Aubrey Huff - 1BSF vs COL
9/17 10:15 PM
Jhoulys Chacin2-12.16722334.667.3331.000
Pablo Sandoval - 3BSF vs COL
9/17 10:15 PM
Jhoulys Chacin6-12.500132101.000.5381.538
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
R.A. DickeyNYM vs PHI
9/17 7:10 PM
Phillies Batters16-73.219247512.334.264.598
Jhoulys ChacinCOL @ SF
9/17 10:15 PM
Giants Batters19-86.2213561213.363.316.680

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
A.J. Pierzynski - CCWS vs DET
9/17 2:10 PM
Doug Fister0-11.00000001.000.000.000
Giancarlo Stanton - OFMIA vs ATL
9/17 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson2-12.16700005.167.167.333
Scott Hairston - OFNYM vs PHI
9/17 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee1-11.09100002.091.091.182
Ryan Howard - 1BPHI @ NYM
9/17 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey3-12.25000102.250.250.500
Jimmy Rollins - SSPHI @ NYM
9/17 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey1-14.07101002.143.071.214
Jeff Keppinger - 2BTB vs BOS
9/17 7:10 PM
Aaron Cook0-12.00000010.000.077.077
Ryan Theriot - SSSF vs COL
9/17 10:15 PM
Jhoulys Chacin3-17.17600022.176.263.440
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Doug FisterDET @ CWS
9/17 2:10 PM
White Sox Batters22-64.34405847.425.381.806
 

Recommended Pickup

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