Saturday Lineup Card: Here To Stay

Saturday Lineup Card: Here To Stay

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

Projected Starters - A look at Saturday's matchups (all times Eastern)
White Sox (Scott Carroll - R) at Indians (Zach McAllister - R), 3:05
Yankees (Shane Greene - R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman - R), 4:05
Braves (Mike Minor - L) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson - R), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R), 4:05
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R) at Brewers (Jimmy Nelson - R), 4:10
Red Sox (Jake Peavy - R) at Astros (Brett Oberholtzer - L), 4:10
Marlins (Tom Koehler - R) at Mets (Daisuke Matsuzaka - R), 4:10
Twins (Kevin Correia - R) at Rockies (Tyler Matzek - L), 4:10
Blue Jays (Drew Hutchison - R) at Rays (Jake Odorizzi - R), 4:10
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Royals (James Shields - R), 7:10
Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Rangers (Miles Mikolas - R), 7:15
Pirates (Charlie Morton - R) at Reds (Mike Leake - R), 7:15
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R) at Phillies (Cole Hamels - L), 7:15
Athletics (Jesse Chavez - R) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma - R), 10:10
Padres (Ian Kennedy - R) at Dodgers (Paul Maholm - L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: CHW/CLE, NYY/BAL, AZ/SF, STL/MIL, BOS/HOU, MIA/NYM, MIN/COL, TOR/TB

Injuries

Day-to-Day
George Springer, OF, HOU - (Knee) Scratched from Friday's lineup with discomfort.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET - (Back) Expected to remain out through the All-Star break.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD - (Shoulder) Suffered a setback Thursday night and is unlikely to start again before the All-Star break.
Jordan Zimmermann, P, WAS - (Undisclosed) Left Friday's start in the fourth inning.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC - (Wrist) Missed another start Friday.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Ankle) Tweaked his ankle Wednesday and is also dealing with renewed neck pain.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS - (Hand) Expected to return to the lineup Saturday.
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL - (Wrist) Remained out of the Rockies' lineup Friday.
Andre Ethier, OF, LAD - (General Soreness) Dealing with soreness "all over the place," according to manager Don Mattingly.
Mat Latos, P, CIN - (Back) Left Friday's start with lower-back spasms.
Shelby Miller, P, STL - (Back) Lifted from Thursday's start in the fifth inning.
Ben Revere, OF, PHI - (Ankle) Held out of Friday's lineup.
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB - (Knee) Fouled a ball off his knee Friday and was forced to leave the game.
Collin McHugh, P, HOU - (Finger) Scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Red Sox.
Tommy Medica, 1B, SD - (Groin) Likely out for the rest of the weekend.
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB - (Side) Late removal from Friday's lineup with soreness.

Players on the DL
Masahiro Tanaka, P, NYY - (Elbow) Diagnosed with a partially torn UCL.
Cliff Lee, P, PHI - (Elbow) Expected to start July 19 against the Braves.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL - (Back) Reported to Low-A Rome and has been cleared to swing a bat.
Gerrit Cole, P, PIT - (Lat) Will not be ready to return when first eligible July 20.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR - (Foot) Now only expected 2-to-3 weeks after receiving a second opinion.
Wil Myers, OF, TB - (Wrist) Shed his cast but has not yet been cleared to resume baseball activities.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN - (Thumb) Hit the 15-day DL on Friday.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA - (Oblique) Placed on the 15-day DL with a strain.
Josh Beckett, P, LAD - (Hip) Felt good after throwing from 90 feet Thursday.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS - (Hamstring) Restarted his rehab assignment Thursday with Low-A Lowell, playing five innings in right field.
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF - (Back) Slated to return from the DL and start Saturday.
Emilio Bonifacio, 2B, CHC - (Oblique) Began a rehab assignment with rookie-level Mesa on Friday.
Ubaldo Jimenez, P, BAL - (Ankle) Landed on the 15-day DL on Friday.
David DeJesus, OF, TB - (Hand) Targeting an early-to-mid August return.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD - (Foot) Ran at the team's spring training complex Thursday.
Jaime Garcia, P, STL - (Shoulder) Moved to the 60-day DL on Friday.
Nick Vincent, P, SD - (Shoulder) Threw a bullpen session Friday and is expected to head out for a rehab assignment Monday.
Chone Figgins, OF, LAD - (Hip) Fielded grounders and took batting practice from both sides of the plate Thursday.
Wil Nieves, C, PHI - (Quadriceps) Still experiencing soreness and tightness.
Skip Schumaker, 2B, CIN - (Concussion) Landed on the 7-day DL on Friday.

Out
Jake McGee, P, TB - (Personal) Placed on the paternity list Friday.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT - (Personal) Not expected back from the bereavement list until after the All-Star break.

Transactions - Players who have been called up, sent down, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Activated from the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL
Mark Trumbo, OF, AZ
Joe Kelly, P, STL
Norichika Aoki, OF, KC
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB
Darwin Barney, 2B, CHC (paternity list)
Skip Schumaker, 2B, CIN (7-day concussion DL)

Placed on the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA
Jake McGee, P, TB (paternity list)
Ubaldo Jimenez, P, BAL
Wei-Chung Wang, P, MIL
Jaime Garcia, P, STL (transferred to 60-day DL)

Called Up
Jimmy Nelson, P, MIL
Grady Sizemore, OF, PHI
Kevin Gausman, P, BAL
Kris Johnson, P, MIN
Dan Johnson, DH, TOR
Austin Adams, P, CLE
Matt Daley, P, NYY
Zach Rosscup, P, CHC
Carlos Contreras, P, CIN
Curtis Partch, P, CIN
Justin Smoak, OF, SEA
Donald Lutz, OF, CIN

Sent Down
Kyle Hendricks, P, CHC
T.J. House, P, CLE
David Buchanan, P, PHI
Tucker Barnhart, C, CIN
Tyler Lyons, P, STL
Yohan Pino, P, MIN
Blake Parker, P, CHC
Christian Colon, SS, KC
Roger Kieschnick, OF, AZ

Designated for Assignment
Bobby Korecky, P, TOR
Jim Miller, P, NYY

Traded
Jeff Francis, P, NYY (from OAK)

Claimed Off Waivers
George Kottaras, C, STL (from CLE)

Closer Watch

Chicago Cubs - After giving up a double to Jason Heyward to begin the top of the ninth inning Friday, Hector Rondon allowed an RBI single to Christian Bethancourt to blow the save -- his third of the year -- and spoil another quality start from Jake Arrieta. The Cubs ended up rallying in the bottom of the frame, taking Rondon off the hook and giving him the win, but it's the latest in a series of recent poor performances from the right-hander. In his last eight appearances, Rondon has given up eight runs on 12 hits and four walks, with five strikeouts over 6.2 innings. Meanwhile, Neil Ramirez has surrendered just two runs on 10 hits in his last 24 appearances, dating back to May 8, and is the clear choice to inherit the closer role should Rondon lose it.

Hot Batter Matchups – July 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
G. Beckham2BCWS @ CLE
3:05PM
Z. McAllister11330114.273.333.545.879
A. Hill2BARI @ SF
4:05PM
R. Vogelsong221131523.500.542.7271.269
M. MonteroCARI @ SF
4:05PM
R. Vogelsong23820435.348.464.435.899
F. Freeman1BATL @ CHC
4:05PM
E. Jackson14742402.500.5001.1431.643
J. UptonOFATL @ CHC
4:05PM
E. Jackson11631213.545.5831.0001.583
J. RuggianoOFCHC vs ATL
4:05PM
M. Minor20742622.350.409.7501.159
B. PoseyCSF vs ARI
4:05PM
W. Miley17941520.529.579.8821.461
C. GonzalezOFCOL vs MIN
4:10PM
K. Correia17643625.353.421.9411.362
G. StantonOFMIA @ NYM
4:10PM
D. Matsuzaka10311212.300.364.600.964
A. Ramirez3BMIL vs STL
4:10PM
A. Wainwright471992639.404.462.6811.142
D. Wright3BNYM vs MIA
4:10PM
T. Koehler17630412.353.389.529.918
J. BautistaOFTOR @ TB
4:10PM
D. Price41147511610.341.429.7561.185
A. AvilaCDET @ KC
7:10PM
J. Shields258325311.320.393.600.993
M. Cabrera3BDET @ KC
7:10PM
J. Shields4719102847.404.451.7021.153
A. JacksonOFDET @ KC
7:10PM
J. Shields321040239.313.371.500.871
A. GordonOFKC vs DET
7:10PM
R. Porcello341142717.324.343.559.902
E. Hosmer1BKC vs DET
7:10PM
R. Porcello16522321.313.368.6881.056
J. BruceOFCIN vs PIT
7:15PM
C. Morton24862624.333.407.7921.199
T. Frazier3BCIN vs PIT
7:15PM
C. Morton12541311.417.4621.0001.462
M. ByrdOFPHI vs WAS
7:15PM
S. Strasburg12421404.333.333.6671.000
N. Walker2BPIT @ CIN
7:15PM
M. Leake3311511166.333.439.545.984
S. HairstonOFWAS @ PHI
7:15PM
C. Hamels38151059210.395.439.9211.360
A. LaRoche1BWAS @ PHI
7:15PM
C. Hamels341054718.294.333.6761.010
D. SpanOFWAS @ PHI
7:15PM
C. Hamels14610112.429.467.500.967
R. Zimmerman3BWAS @ PHI
7:15PM
C. Hamels7320636616.274.329.438.767
A. EthierOFLAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy321042527.313.353.563.915
D. GordonSSLAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy10420112.400.455.7001.155
Y. PuigOFLAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy10311422.300.462.6001.062
Y. CespedesOFOAK @ SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma18873505.444.4441.1671.611
C. CrispOFOAK @ SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma16332320.188.278.625.903
J. LowrieSSOAK @ SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma12331302.250.250.7501.000
E. SogardSSOAK @ SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma10420010.400.455.6001.055
C. DenorfiaOFSD @ LAD
10:10PM
P. Maholm14321331.214.353.500.853
C. MaybinOFSD @ LAD
10:10PM
P. Maholm14520102.357.357.571.929
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Zach McAllisterCLE vs CWS
3:05PM
10920917927.183.252.289.541
Tom KoehlerMIA @ NYM
4:10PM
111229210815.198.258.316.573
Stephen StrasburgWAS @ PHI
7:15PM
10121539532.208.245.311.557
Cold Batter Matchups – July 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Dunn1BCWS @ CLE
3:05PM
Z. McAllister162212410.125.300.375.675
P. Konerko1BCWS @ CLE
3:05PM
Z. McAllister18300203.167.167.167.333
D. ViciedoOFCWS @ CLE
3:05PM
Z. McAllister13210001.154.154.231.385
D. Uggla2BATL @ CHC
4:05PM
E. Jackson15110116.067.125.133.258
S. CastroSSCHC vs ATL
4:05PM
M. Minor15310003.200.200.267.467
J. AriasSSSF vs ARI
4:05PM
W. Miley12200000.167.167.167.333
B. CrawfordSSSF vs ARI
4:05PM
W. Miley11210021.182.308.273.580
H. PenceOFSF vs ARI
4:05PM
W. Miley15200017.133.188.133.321
D. StubbsOFCOL vs MIN
4:10PM
K. Correia17321104.176.176.412.588
R. BraunOFMIL vs STL
4:10PM
A. Wainwright529426215.173.228.327.555
R. Weeks2BMIL vs STL
4:10PM
A. Wainwright437401314.163.234.256.490
L. DudaOFNYM vs MIA
4:10PM
T. Koehler14210122.143.250.214.464
E. Young Jr.OFNYM vs MIA
4:10PM
T. Koehler10110011.100.182.200.382
C. RasmusOFTOR @ TB
4:10PM
D. Price22400025.182.280.182.462
N. ReimoldOFTOR @ TB
4:10PM
D. Price23411426.174.231.304.535
R. DavisOFDET @ KC
7:10PM
J. Shields16210003.125.125.250.375
T. HunterOFDET @ KC
7:10PM
J. Shields5317401013.321.345.396.742
I. Kinsler2BDET @ KC
7:10PM
J. Shields42842233.190.261.381.642
V. MartinezDHDET @ KC
7:10PM
J. Shields411351609.317.317.488.805
B. ButlerDHKC vs DET
7:10PM
R. Porcello4514417110.311.319.444.764
A. EscobarSSKC vs DET
7:10PM
R. Porcello23100005.043.043.043.087
S. PerezCKC vs DET
7:10PM
R. Porcello13200002.154.154.154.308
Z. CozartSSCIN vs PIT
7:15PM
C. Morton13100013.077.143.077.220
D. BrownOFPHI vs WAS
7:15PM
S. Strasburg12200016.167.231.167.397
J. RollinsSSPHI vs WAS
7:15PM
S. Strasburg242112211.083.154.208.362
C. Utley2BPHI vs WAS
7:15PM
S. Strasburg16200012.125.176.125.301
R. MartinCPIT @ CIN
7:15PM
M. Leake26921404.346.346.500.846
T. SniderOFPIT @ CIN
7:15PM
M. Leake10100112.100.167.100.267
I. DesmondSSWAS @ PHI
7:15PM
C. Hamels387412110.184.205.368.574
D. Espinosa2BWAS @ PHI
7:15PM
C. Hamels18310028.167.250.222.472
W. RamosCWAS @ PHI
7:15PM
C. Hamels11200014.182.250.182.432
J. WerthOFWAS @ PHI
7:15PM
C. Hamels22311426.136.200.273.473
A. EllisCLAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy15300024.200.294.200.494
M. KempOFLAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy236326110.261.280.565.845
H. RamirezSSLAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy18300022.167.286.167.452
J. Uribe3BLAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy13210033.154.313.231.543
A. Callaspo3BOAK @ SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma15200412.133.176.133.310
J. Donaldson3BOAK @ SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma17210005.118.118.176.294
B. Moss1BOAK @ SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma15211206.133.133.333.467
C. Headley3BSD @ LAD
10:10PM
P. Maholm17310135.176.300.235.535
C. Hart1BSEA vs OAK
10:10PM
J. Chavez10200203.200.250.200.450
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Ryan VogelsongSF vs ARI
4:05PM
12240131171524.328.416.448.864
James ShieldsKC vs DET
7:10PM
27984338261459.301.341.492.833
Charlie MortonPIT @ CIN
7:15PM
7721103121012.273.370.491.861

Recommended Pickup
Arismendy Alcantara, 2B, CHC - There had been rumblings that a promotion to the major leagues was likely in store for Alcantara shortly after the All-Streak break, but he ended up getting the call earlier in the week to fill in while Darwin Barney was away on paternity leave. Alcantara's debut was a bit of a letdown, as he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, but he followed it up by going 4-for-5 in Thursday's finale in Cincinnati, falling a home run shy of the cycle. It led the Cubs to reconsider sending him back down, and manager Rick Renteria even slotted Alcantara atop the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Braves. The 22-year-old was beating down the door at Triple-A Iowa, batting .307/.353/.537 with 25 doubles, 11 triples, 10 homers and 21 steals in 89 games, and if he produces at a level anywhere near that, he will stay up for good. Forget Alcantara simply being an NL-only option, his ability to hit for average and power, along with his impressive speed, make him worthy of consideration in nearly all formats, certainly in any leagues with more than 12 teams.

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DraftStreet Value Plays
SP - Jimmy Nelson, MIL ($9,021)
C - Dioner Navarro, TOR ($4,589)
1B - Mike Napoli, BOS ($4,387)
2B - Rougned Odor, TEX ($3,484)
SS - Enrique Hernandez, HOU ($4,895)
3B - Aramis Ramirez, MIL ($4,760)
OF - Austin Jackson, DET ($4,744)

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