Saturday Lineup Card: New Closer Up in Big Apple

Saturday Lineup Card: New Closer Up in Big Apple

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Saturday's Starters
White Sox (Jake Peavy -- R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda -- R), 1:05
Angels (Garrett Richards -- R) at Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez -- R), 1:07
Royals (Jonathan Sanchez -- L) at Twins (Scott Diamond -- L), 1:10 (Game 1)
Pirates (Jeff Karstens -- R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn -- R), 2:15
Reds (Mat Latos -- R) at Giants (Barry Zito -- L), 4:05
Indians (Josh Tomlin -- R) at Orioles (Dana Eveland -- L), 4:05
Astros (J.A. Happ -- L) at Cubs (Matt Garza -- R), 4:05
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg -- R) at Braves (Mike Minor -- L), 4:05
Phillies (Cole Hamels -- L) at Marlins (Mark Buehrle -- L), 4:10
Royals (Luke Hochevar -- R) at Twins (Cole De Vries -- R), 7:10 (Game 2)
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley -- L) at Brewers (Michael Fiers -- R), 7:15
Tigers (Rick Porcello -- R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson -- R), 7:15
Mets (Johan Santana -- L) at Dodgers (Nathan Eovaldi -- R), 7:15
Athletics (Tommy Milone -- L) at Rangers (Martin Perez -- L), 7:15
Padres (Edinson Volquez -- R) at Rockies (Christian Friedrich -- L), 7:15
Red Sox (Josh Beckett -- R) at Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez -- R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: CHW/NYY, LAA/TOR, KC/MIN (Game 1), PIT/STL, CIN/SF , CLE/BAL, WAS/ATL, PHI/MIA

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Trevor Bauer, SP, AZ -- (Groin) Injury considered minor. Will make next start Tuesday against the Padres.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL -- (Elbow) Returned to starting lineup Friday.
Andre Ethier, OF, LAD -- (Oblique) Believes he can play Sunday or Monday. Sat out Friday.
Russell Martin, C, NYY -- (Back) Believes he will return to lineup Saturday.
Kevin Millwood, SP, SEA -- (Groin) Will have start pushed back.
Martin Prado, OF, ATL -- (Hamstring) Sat out Friday, but is not expected to miss much time.
Carlos Santana, C, CLE -- (Back) Sat out for second straight game Friday.

Disabled List
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL -- (Knee) Will rejoin Cardinals on Sunday to continue rehabbing.
Chris Carpenter, SP, STL -- (Shoulder) Diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome but plans on pitching through the condition when he returns.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS -- (Elbow) Went 0-for-2 with two walks with Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Friday.
Ryan Dempster, SP, CHC -- (Shoulder) Expected to throw off mound Saturday or Sunday and return after All-Star break.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET -- (Achilles) Will need at least another week in a walking boot.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS -- (Shoulder) Went 1-for-4 with an RBI double while serving as DH for Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Friday.
Kyle Farnsworth, RP, TB -- (Elbow) Expected to be activated from DL Saturday.
Neftali Feliz, P, TEX -- (Elbow) Unlikely to be activated from 60-day DL on July 18 eligibility date.
Roy Halladay, SP, PHI -- (Shoulder) Threw 33 pitches during a bullpen session Friday.
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB -- (Shoulder) Will officially return from the DL and start Saturday.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB -- (Hamstring) Has accelerated workouts in the past couple of days.
Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL -- (Elbow) Won't return until after the All-Star break.
Drew Storen, RP, WAS -- (Elbow) Threw 40-pitch bullpen session Friday. Scheduled to throw simulated game Monday.
Vernon Wells, OF, LAA -- (Thumb) Recently began running and shagging fly balls during batting practice.

Transactions

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA (Placed on 7-day DL)
Justin Sellers, 2B, LAD (Transferred to 60-day DL)
Eric Surkamp, SP, SF (Transferred to 60-day DL)
Brian Bruney, RP, CWS
Shane Loux, RP, SF

Activated from the DL
Bud Norris, SP, HOU

Called Up
Chris Carter, 1B, OAK
Tyler Chatwood, SP, COL
Steve Delabar, RP, SEA
Brian Omogrosso, RP, CHW
Brad Penny, RP, SF
David Phelps, RP, NYY
Yoshinori Tateyama, RP, TEX
Kyle Waldrop, RP, MIN

Sent Down
Edwar Cabrera, SP, COL
Xavier Cedeno, RP, HOU
Ryota Igarashi, RP, NYY
Tyson Ross, SP, OAK
Chris Schwinden, SP, NYY
Randy Wells, SP, CHC

Designated for Assignment
Danny Farquhar, RP, NYY

Claimed Off Waivers
Chris Schwinden, SP, NYY

Signed
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD

Closer Watch

Chicago (NL) -- Round Two of the Carlos Marmol Experience has been strangely calm for Cubs fans. Since being reinstated as closer, Marmol is a perfect four for four on save opportunities, surrendering no runs in any of those save situations. He closed the door again Friday afternoon after Paul Maholm got into a bit of trouble in the ninth inning. He struck out J.D. Martinez and induced a foul out from Chris Johnson to end the game. Since June 15, Marmol does have three walks in four innings, which remains par for the course for his career. Expect an implosion at some point, but he does have decent job security for now.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS @ NYY
6/30 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda7-12.583248001.250.5831.833
Curtis Granderson - OFNYY vs CWS
6/30 1:05 PM
Jake Peavy4-13.30804202.615.308.923
Raul Ibanez - OFNYY vs CWS
6/30 1:05 PM
Jake Peavy5-13.38513521.769.4671.236
Jon Jay - OFSTL vs PIT
6/30 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens9-21.42904223.619.4781.097
Yadier Molina - CSTL vs PIT
6/30 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens4-10.40002212.600.4551.055
Skip Schumaker - 2BSTL vs PIT
6/30 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens8-18.44400450.444.5651.010
Wilson Betemit - 3BBAL vs CLE
6/30 4:05 PM
Josh Tomlin14-33.42426426.727.4571.184
Adam Jones - OFBAL vs CLE
6/30 4:05 PM
Josh Tomlin8-17.471256031.000.4711.471
Jay Bruce - OFCIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito5-10.50012502.900.5001.400
Miguel Cairo - 3BCIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito4-13.30813511.692.3571.049
Ryan Ludwick - OFCIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito7-26.26924457.577.387.964
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito9-17.52903330.706.6001.306
Drew Stubbs - OFCIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito6-11.54501114.636.5831.220
Wilson Valdez - SSCIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito3-10.30002201.600.300.900
Jose Lopez - 3BCLE @ BAL
6/30 4:05 PM
Dana Eveland7-16.43801301.500.438.938
Ian Desmond - SSWAS @ ATL
6/30 4:05 PM
Mike Minor3-10.30002011.500.364.864
John Buck - CMIA vs PHI
6/30 4:10 PM
Cole Hamels3-25.12033609.480.120.600
Jose Reyes - SSMIA vs PHI
6/30 4:10 PM
Cole Hamels20-48.41703358.479.472.951
Giancarlo Stanton - OFMIA vs PHI
6/30 4:10 PM
Cole Hamels10-35.286255014.600.286.886
Placido Polanco - 3BPHI @ MIA
6/30 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle14-35.40002213.457.405.862
Ty Wigginton - 3BPHI @ MIA
6/30 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle6-21.28624344.667.4001.067
Austin Jackson - OFDET @ TB
6/30 7:15 PM
Jeremy Hellickson5-15.33322403.733.3331.067
Dustin Ackley - 2BSEA vs BOS
6/30 10:10 PM
Josh Beckett6-12.50002002.667.5001.167
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jake PeavyCWS @ NYY
6/30 1:05 PM
Yankees Batters24-123.19521010933.305.256.561
Mat LatosCIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Giants Batters26-108.241246422.315.268.583
Johan SantanaNYM @ LAD
6/30 7:15 PM
Dodgers Batters21-136.154297834.264.203.467
Jeremy HellicksonTB vs DET
6/30 7:15 PM
Tigers Batters18-87.2072961023.323.289.612

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Andruw Jones - OFNYY vs CWS
6/30 1:05 PM
Jake Peavy1-21.04800028.048.167.215
Russell Martin - CNYY vs CWS
6/30 1:05 PM
Jake Peavy4-32.12501049.156.222.378
Billy Butler - DHKC @ MIN
6/30 1:10 PM
Francisco Liriano6-33.18211627.273.229.501
Jeff Francoeur - OFKC @ MIN
6/30 1:10 PM
Francisco Liriano3-15.20000305.200.200.400
Brayan Pena - CKC @ MIN
6/30 1:10 PM
Francisco Liriano3-12.25000201.250.250.500
Rafael Furcal - SSSTL vs PIT
6/30 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens2-14.14300002.143.143.286
Mark Reynolds - 3BBAL vs CLE
6/30 4:05 PM
Josh Tomlin3-13.23100002.231.231.462
Chris Johnson - 3BHOU @ CHC
6/30 4:05 PM
Paul Maholm1-12.08300001.083.083.166
Brandon Belt - 1BSF vs CIN
6/30 4:05 PM
Mat Latos2-10.20002024.400.333.733
Angel Pagan - OFSF vs CIN
6/30 4:05 PM
Mat Latos2-12.16700004.167.167.333
Ryan Theriot - SSSF vs CIN
6/30 4:05 PM
Mat Latos2-11.18200012.182.250.432
Juan Pierre - OFPHI @ MIA
6/30 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle3-12.25000001.250.250.500
Jimmy Rollins - SSPHI @ MIA
6/30 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle2-11.18200001.182.182.364
Jim Thome - 1BPHI @ MIA
6/30 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle3-20.150114212.300.227.527
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET @ TB
6/30 7:15 PM
Jeremy Hellickson2-12.16700027.167.286.452
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3BLAD vs NYM
6/30 7:15 PM
Johan Santana0-13.00000113.000.067.067
Juan Rivera - OFLAD vs NYM
6/30 7:15 PM
Johan Santana2-12.16701101.250.167.417
Juan Uribe - 3BLAD vs NYM
6/30 7:15 PM
Johan Santana9-62.145152019.258.145.403
Hideki Matsui - OFTB vs DET
6/30 7:15 PM
Rick Porcello6-29.20701725.241.258.499
John Jaso - CSEA vs BOS
6/30 10:10 PM
Josh Beckett0-12.00000006.000.000.000
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Hiroki KurodaNYY vs CWS
6/30 1:05 PM
White Sox Batters27-96.28181219819.597.337.934
Jeff KarstensPIT @ StL
6/30 2:15 PM
Cardinals Batters43-118.364113161013.500.414.915
Josh TomlinCLE @ Bal
6/30 4:05 PM
Orioles Batters35-96.36571413511.686.3961.082
Barry ZitoSF vs Cin
6/30 4:05 PM
Reds Batters41-122.336618281620.604.4091.012
Mark BuehrleMIA vs Phi
6/30 4:10 PM
Phillies Batters33-107.3083710722.436.347.783
 

Recommended Pickup

Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM -- With Frank Francisco headed to the DL, Parnell has already been anointed as the Mets' closer in the interim. Fantasy owners with the foresight to add Parnell were rewarded with a save, as Parnell tossed a clean ninth inning to seal the 3-2 win over the Dodgers on Thursday. Although Parnell lost out on his chance to be the team's closer coming out of spring training by blowing six of 12 save opportunities last season, the 27-year-old has a solid fastball and has been dependable this season. On the season, Parnell has 31 strikeouts in the 32 innings -- a pretty standard K/9 ratio for a closer. Don't expect Parnell to blow anybody away, but he'll likely convert more than half of his save chances this time around.

Other recent recommendations:Andrew Cashner, Dillon Gee, Jim Thome, Trevor Bauer, Salvador Perez

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C -- Buster Posey ($7,307)
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SS -- Yunel Escobar ($5,434)
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RP -- Jonathan Broxton ($2,774)

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