Saturday Lineup Card: Street Back to the DL

Saturday Lineup Card: Street Back to the DL

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L), 1:07
Pirates (Kevin Correia - R) at Brewers (Marco Estrada - R), 4:10
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R) at Yankees (Phil Hughes - R), 4:10
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) at A's (Trevor Cahill - R), 4:10
Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 7:05
Twins (Brian Duensing - L) at Indians (Josh Tomlin - R), 7:05
Nationals (John Lannan - L) at Phillies (Roy Oswalt - R), 7:05
Cubs (Randy Wells - R) at Braves (Derk Lowe - R), 7:10
Royals (Luke Hochevar - R) at White Sox (Jake Peavy - R), 7:10
Padres (Tim Stauffer - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 7:10
Giants (Tim Lincecum - R) at Marlins (Javier Vazquez - R), 7:10
Rockies (Jason Hammel - R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L), 7:15
Mets (Mike Pelfrey - R) at Diamondbacks (Dan Hudson - R), 8:10
Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez - L) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 10:10

Day game after a night game: LAA, TOR, PIT, MIL, TB, NYY, TEX, OAK

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

Day-to-Day

Matt Holliday, OF, STL - (Back) Returned to the lineup Friday
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN - (Elbow) Did not start Friday; will likely miss this weekend's series
Mike Morse, OF, WAS - (Elbow) Hopes to return to the lineup Saturday
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL - (Forearm) Returned to the lineup Friday
Carlos Beltran, OF, SF - (Hand) Sat out again Friday
Michael Brantley, OF, CLE - (Wrist) Did not start Friday
Orlando Hudson, 2B, SD - (Groin) Returned to the lineup Friday
Brennan Boesch, OF, DET - (Thumb) Did not start Friday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Calf) Could be placed on DL if unable to play this weekend
Michael Cuddyer, OF, MIN - Was scratched from Friday's lineup after straining his neck in batting practice

Players on the DL

Jose Tabata, OF, PIT - (Quad) Expected to be activated Monday
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN - (Elbow) Underwent successful surgery Friday; expected to be ready for spring training
Jake Arrieta, SP, BAL - (Elbow) Underwent successful surgery Friday
Nick Punto, SS, STL - (Oblique) Believes he will be able to return in September

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)
Huston Street, RP, COL
Jason Repko, OF, MIN
Jake Arrieta, SP, BAL - transferred to 60-day DL

Activated from the DL
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE
Brayan Pena, C, KC
Nick Hundley, C, SD
Alexi Casilla, 2B, MIN

Called Up
Kevin Slowey, P, MIN
Willie Eyre, RP, BAL

Sent Down
Ross Ohlendorf, P, PIT
Tony Cruz, C, STL
Chris Tillman, SP, BAL
Luis Martinez, C, SD

Designated For Assignment
Austin Kearns, OF, CLE

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

Houston - Mark Melancon blew his fourth save of the season Thursday when he served up a two-run home run to Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt in the bottom of the ninth inning. Melancon probably won't see many save opportunities down the stretch as the closer for the team with the worst record in the league, but his job is safe.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Erick Aybar - SSLAA @ TOR
8/13 1:07 PM
Ricky Romero5-13.38502303.538.385.923
Aaron Hill - 2BTOR vs LAA
8/13 1:07 PM
Jered Weaver4-15.26713205.600.267.867
Adam Lind - 1BTOR vs LAA
8/13 1:07 PM
Jered Weaver6-18.33313204.611.333.944
Mark Teahen - 3BTOR vs LAA
8/13 1:07 PM
Jered Weaver9-21.42901312.476.435.911
Casey McGehee - 3BMIL vs PIT
8/13 4:10 PM
Kevin Correia4-10.40001111.500.417.917
Hideki Matsui - DHOAK vs TEX
8/13 4:10 PM
Colby Lewis6-13.462235201.000.5331.533
David Murphy - OFTEX @ OAK
8/13 4:10 PM
Trevor Cahill8-25.32012322.480.370.850
Michael Young - 3BTEX @ OAK
8/13 4:10 PM
Trevor Cahill6-21.28613324.524.348.872
Magglio Ordonez - OFDET @ BAL
8/13 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie6-10.600131011.100.6001.700
Raul Ibanez - OFPHI vs WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
John Lannan11-20.550254141.050.5911.641
Chase Utley - 2BPHI vs WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
John Lannan11-25.44023635.720.5481.268
Shane Victorino - OFPHI vs WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
John Lannan10-30.33312330.467.429.896
Laynce Nix - OFWAS @ PHI
8/13 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt9-17.529264121.176.5561.732
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS @ PHI
8/13 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt6-17.35323623.765.3811.146
Carlos Pena - 1BCHC @ ATL
8/13 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe6-17.35302214.529.389.918
Alfonso Soriano - OFCHC @ ATL
8/13 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe12-54.222345013.407.236.643
Gordon Beckham - 2BCWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar6-15.40011221.600.4711.071
Juan Pierre - OFCWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar4-10.40001110.600.4551.055
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar7-15.46702241.667.5791.246
Billy Butler - 1BKC @ CWS
8/13 7:10 PM
Jake Peavy4-10.400333231.300.5001.800
Miguel Montero - CARI vs NYM
8/13 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey7-15.46704211.733.5001.233
Justin Upton - OFARI vs NYM
8/13 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey3-10.30002255.500.5331.033
Chris Young - OFARI vs NYM
8/13 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey7-19.36802011.526.400.926
Casey Blake - 3BLAD vs HOU
8/13 10:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez3-10.30012312.700.3641.064
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Felipe Lopez - 2BMIL vs PIT
8/13 4:10 PM
Kevin Correia5-26.19202253.269.323.592
Cliff Pennington - SSOAK vs TEX
8/13 4:10 PM
Colby Lewis3-18.16700114.167.211.378
Kurt Suzuki - COAK vs TEX
8/13 4:10 PM
Colby Lewis3-15.20022204.600.200.800
Nelson Cruz - OFTEX @ OAK
8/13 4:10 PM
Trevor Cahill2-15.13300122.133.222.355
Ian Kinsler - 2BTEX @ OAK
8/13 4:10 PM
Trevor Cahill2-15.13300021.133.235.368
Mike Napoli - CTEX @ OAK
8/13 4:10 PM
Trevor Cahill0-10.00000002.000.000.000
Michael Brantley - OFCLE vs MIN
8/13 7:05 PM
Brian Duensing1-11.09101001.273.091.364
Miguel Cabrera - 1BDET @ BAL
8/13 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie2-10.20000024.200.333.533
Ryan Howard - 1BPHI vs WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
John Lannan5-30.167235213.400.286.686
Wilson Valdez - SSPHI vs WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
John Lannan3-16.18800011.188.235.423
Ian Desmond - SSWAS @ PHI
8/13 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt0-11.00000004.000.000.000
Alex Gonzalez - SSATL vs CHC
8/13 7:10 PM
Randy Wells1-10.10011101.400.100.500
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar3-18.16711343.333.348.681
A.J. Pierzynski - CCWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar2-17.11800100.118.118.236
Alexis Rios - OFCWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar2-17.11800102.118.167.285
Mitchell Maier - OFKC @ CWS
8/13 7:10 PM
Jake Peavy1-11.09100002.091.091.182
Aubrey Huff - 1BSF @ FLA
8/13 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez3-17.17622213.529.222.751
Aaron Rowand - OFSF @ FLA
8/13 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez2-14.14300013.143.200.343
Rafael Furcal - SSSTL vs COL
8/13 7:15 PM
Jason Hammel2-10.20001211.300.273.573
Gerardo Parra - OFARI vs NYM
8/13 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey2-13.15400104.154.154.308
Jacoby Ellsbury - OFBOS @ SEA
8/13 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez2-14.14300013.143.200.343
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - CBOS @ SEA
8/13 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez3-16.18801016.250.235.485
Jason Varitek - CBOS @ SEA
8/13 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez2-15.13300115.133.188.321
Clint Barmes - 2BHOU @ LAD
8/13 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw3-16.18811322.375.278.653
Andre Ethier - OFLAD vs HOU
8/13 10:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez2-11.18200001.182.182.364
James Loney - 1BLAD vs HOU
8/13 10:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez2-13.15400201.154.143.297
Aaron Miles - 2BLAD vs HOU
8/13 10:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez2-11.18200002.182.182.364
Ichiro Suzuki - OFSEA vs BOS
8/13 10:10 PM
Josh Beckett5-24.20800107.208.208.416
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jered WeaverLAA @ Tor
8/13 1:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters30-97.3093129723.485.352.837
John LannanWAS @ Phi
8/13 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters64-202.317920321630.509.389.897
Luke HochevarKC @ CWS
8/13 7:10 PM
White Sox Batters27-113.23925101313.348.332.680
 

Recommended Pickup

Rafael Betancourt, RP, COL - With Huston Street landing on the 15-day DL, Betancourt slots in as the team's closer as Matt Lindstrom is also on the shelf. As the strong ratios -- 3.61 ERA, 1.08 WHIP -- and excellent 56:8 K:BB suggest, Betancourt is more than capable of handling the ninth-inning role for the Rockies as long as they need him. The interesting thing to consider here is that Colorado is out of the playoff hunt, which could lead them to handle Street with extra caution. Even if the absence is a short one, Betancourt should get a handful of saves over the next 10 days or so while Street is sidelined.

Other recent recommendations:J.D. Martinez, Robinson Chirinos, Kyle Blanks, Garrett Jones, Jose Altuve

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