Saturday Lineup Card: Surging Dodgers Add Crawford To Lineup

Saturday Lineup Card: Surging Dodgers Add Crawford To Lineup

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Saturday's Starters(All times Eastern)

Orioles (Chris Tillman -- R) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte -- L), 1:05
Twins (Mike Pelfrey -- R) at Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey -- R), 1:07
Athletics (Jarrod Parker -- R) at Royals (Ervin Santana -- R), 2:10
Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi -- R) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly -- R), 2:15
Tigers (Anibal Sanchez -- R) at Indians (Carlos Carrasco -- R), 4:05
Pirates (Charlie Morton -- R) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson -- R), 4:05
Padres (Jason Marquis -- R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann -- R), 4:05
Mariners (Jeremy Bonderman -- R) at Reds (Mat Latos -- R), 4:10
Braves (Tim Hudson -- R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick -- R), 7:15
White Sox (Chris Sale -- L) at Rays (Matt Moore -- L), 7:15
Astros (Dallas Keuchel -- L) at Rangers (Yu Darvish -- R), 7:15
Dodgers (Stephen Fife -- R) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner -- L), 7:15
Mets (Shaun Marcum -- R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo -- R), 7:15
Red Sox (Ryan Dempster -- R) at Angels (Jerome Williams -- R), 10:05
Rockies (Drew Pomeranz -- L) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley -- L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: BAL/NYY, MIN/TOR, OAK/KC, MIA/STL, DET/CLE, SD/WAS, SEA/CIN

Injuries

Day-To-Day
Kyle Blanks, OF, SD (heel) -- Back in the lineup Friday against the Nationals.
Brian Bogusevic, OF, CHC (hamstring) -- Held out of the lineup Friday against the Pirates.
Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET (back) -- Returned to Tigers' lineup Friday against the Indians.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (hamstring) -- Was in the lineup Friday for the second straight game.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (back) -- Held out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC (head/hip) -- Expected to avoid the 7-day DL for a concussion.
Tim Hudson, SP, ARI (neck) -- Says he's been bothered by a neck issue for six weeks but doesn't expect to miss any starts.
Omar Infante, 2B, DET (leg) -- Will require two more days of rest before returning to lineup.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB (foot) -- Played third base in Friday's game.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (leg) -- Still feeling a little tightness and fatigue in leg but not expected to miss any starts.
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA (foot) -- Could opt for offseason surgery on left foot.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (finger) -- Returned to the lineup Friday against the Reds.

Disabled List
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (foot) -- Will have walking boot removed and can begin baseball activities.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (hand) -- Will work out and take batting practice at High-A Lake Elsinore as soon as Saturday.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL (thumb) -- Swung in the batting cage prior to Friday's game.
A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT (calf) -- Will come off the disabled list Sunday and start against the Cubs.
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL (oblique) -- Will toss a bullpen session Saturday.
Alex Cobb, SP, TB (head) -- Threw a 29-pitch bullpen session Friday and reported feeling great.
David DeJesus, OF, CHC (shoulder) -- Was able to take swings with a bat Friday.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL (oblique) -- Threw a baseball for the first time since injury Friday.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY (ankle) -- Will begin rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and play five innings at shortstop.
Zach McAllister, SP, CLE (finger) -- Tossed a 60-pitch bullpen session Friday and will throw again Saturday.
Jake Peavy, SP, CWS (ribs) -- Will throw a 45-pitch simulated game Tuesday.
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET (shoulder) -- Will be held to a pitch count in his return to the rotation Saturday.
Brian Wilson, RP, Free Agent (elbow) -- Expected to begin working out for scouts at the end of the month or early in August.

Transactions

Activated from the Disabled List
Luis Ayala, RP, ATL
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD
Mike Pelfrey, SP, MIN
Matt Tuiasosopo, OF, DET

Placed on the Disabled List (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Stephen Drew, SS, BOS
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (transferred to 60-day DL)

Called Up (from Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Charles Brewer, RP, ARI
Greg Burke, RP, NYM
Ike Davis, 1B, NYM
Jose De La Torre, RP, BOS
Cole Gillespie, OF, SF
Josh Phegley, C, CWS
Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI
Blake Tekotte, OF, CWS

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Francisley Bueno, RP, KC
Tony Campana, OF, ARI
Jordan Danks, OF, CWS
Avisail Garcia, OF, DET
Cory Gearrin, RP, ATL
Gonzalez Germen, RP, NYM
Hector Gimenez, C, CWS (designated for assignment)
Brandon Lyon, RP, NYM (designated for assignment)
Kyle McClellan, RP, TEX (to Double-A)
Juan Perez, OF, SF
Chaz Roe, RP, ARI
Burch Smith, SP, SD
Scott Van Slyke, OF, LAD
Chien-Ming Wang, SP, TOR
P.J. Walters, SP, MIN (designated for assignment)

Signed
Kelly Shoppach, C, WAS
Ian Stewart, 3B, LAD

Released
Jeff Francoeur, OF, KC
Miguel Olivo, C, MIA

Closer Watch

Astros -- Jose Veras was removed from Thursday's game in the 10th inning after his right hand was struck by a comebacker, but early indications are that he didn't suffer anything more than a light bruise. Even so, it wouldn't be surprising if manager Bo Porter elected to keep Veras on the bench for a few days to let his hand heal. Jose Cisnero and Wesley Wright would seem to be the top candidates to close on a short-term basis if Veras is rested and a save opportunity becomes available.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Nick Markakis - OFBAL @ NYY
7/6 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte12-37.32424415.541.342.883
Robinson Cano - 2BNYY vs BAL
7/6 1:05 PM
Chris Tillman8-16.50012623.750.5561.306
John Jaso - COAK @ KC
7/6 2:10 PM
Ervin Santana7-14.50012631.786.5881.374
Asdrubal Cabrera - SSCLE vs DET
7/6 4:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez4-11.36411213.636.4171.053
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT @ CHC
7/6 4:05 PM
Edwin Jackson3-11.27322222.818.3851.203
Jayson Werth - OFWAS vs SD
7/6 4:05 PM
Jason Marquis8-15.533254401.133.6501.783
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS vs SD
7/6 4:05 PM
Jason Marquis5-15.33313413.733.3751.108
Shin-Soo Choo - OFCIN vs SEA
7/6 4:10 PM
Jeremy Bonderman4-13.30814322.769.4001.169
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN vs SEA
7/6 4:10 PM
Jeremy Bonderman3-10.30012503.800.3001.100
Dan Uggla - 2BATL @ PHI
7/6 7:15 PM
Kyle Kendrick11-35.31415523.514.368.883
Kevin Frandsen - 3BPHI vs ATL
7/6 7:15 PM
Tim Hudson5-10.50000000.500.5001.000
Ryan Howard - 1BPHI vs ATL
7/6 7:15 PM
Tim Hudson22-65.338710171211.708.4361.144
John Mayberry - OFPHI vs ATL
7/6 7:15 PM
Tim Hudson4-13.30822542.769.4711.240
Jimmy Rollins - SSPHI vs ATL
7/6 7:15 PM
Tim Hudson17-78.218310756.462.265.727
Mike Carp - OFBOS @ LAA
7/6 10:05 PM
Jerome Williams3-10.30002421.500.462.962
Mike Napoli - CBOS @ LAA
7/6 10:05 PM
Jerome Williams6-12.500245221.250.5711.821
Chris Iannetta - CLAA vs BOS
7/6 10:05 PM
Ryan Dempster2-10.20011432.500.385.885
Albert Pujols - 1BLAA vs BOS
7/6 10:05 PM
Ryan Dempster19-56.33971116122.786.4431.229
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Edwin JacksonCHC vs PIT
7/6 4:05 PM
Pirates Batters21-97.216369920.344.291.635
Madison BumgarnerSF vs LAD
7/6 7:15 PM
Dodgers Batters15-81.185036418.224.224.447

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
J.J. Hardy - SSBAL @ NYY
7/6 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte1-15.06701002.200.067.267
Matt Wieters - CBAL @ NYY
7/6 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte2-10.20000026.200.333.533
Ichiro Suzuki - OFNYY vs BAL
7/6 1:05 PM
Chris Tillman1-10.10000101.100.100.200
Vernon Wells - OFNYY vs BAL
7/6 1:05 PM
Chris Tillman1-12.08311201.333.083.417
Coco Crisp - OFOAK @ KC
7/6 2:10 PM
Ervin Santana3-15.20003310.400.250.650
Seth Smith - OFOAK @ KC
7/6 2:10 PM
Ervin Santana2-10.20000025.200.333.533
Russell Martin - CPIT @ CHC
7/6 4:05 PM
Edwin Jackson2-10.20000011.200.273.473
Raul Ibanez - OFSEA @ CIN
7/6 4:10 PM
Mat Latos0-11.00000014.000.083.083
Freddie Freeman - 1BATL @ PHI
7/6 7:15 PM
Kyle Kendrick2-10.20000032.200.385.585
Jason Heyward - OFATL @ PHI
7/6 7:15 PM
Kyle Kendrick3-19.15800025.158.238.396
Andre Ethier - OFLAD @ SF
7/6 7:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner1-13.07700103.077.077.154
Adrian Gonzalez - 1BLAD @ SF
7/6 7:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner2-11.18201101.273.182.455
Hanley Ramirez - SSLAD @ SF
7/6 7:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner1-11.09100212.091.167.258
Yuniesky Betancourt - 2BMIL vs NYM
7/6 7:15 PM
Shaun Marcum2-17.11802101.294.118.412
David Wright - 3BNYM @ MIL
7/6 7:15 PM
Yovani Gallardo3-16.18811238.375.316.691
Laynce Nix - OFPHI vs ATL
7/6 7:15 PM
Tim Hudson8-26.30812418.462.333.795
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Anibal SanchezDET @ Cle
7/6 4:05 PM
Indians Batters24-75.320169718.441.374.816
Jason MarquisSD @ Was
7/6 4:05 PM
Nationals Batters29-90.322513121210.595.4051.000
Ryan DempsterBOS @ LAA
7/6 10:05 PM
Angels Batters36-108.3331019252314.697.4441.141
 
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