Sunday Lineup Card: Who Knows Deduno?

Sunday Lineup Card: Who Knows Deduno?

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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Sunday's Starters
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen - L) at Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 1:05
Rangers (Matt Harrison - L) at Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez - R), 1:07
Cubs (Chris Volstad - R) at Reds (Mat Latos - R), 1:10
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) at Braves (Mike Minor - L), 1:35
Mets (Jeremy Hefner - R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L), 1:35
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R) at Astros (Armando Galarraga - R), 2:05
White Sox (Jose Quintana - L) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 2:10
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf - L), 2:10
Pirates (Jeff Karstens - R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L), 2:15
Marlins (Josh Johnson - R) at Rockies (Drew Pomeranz - L), 3:10
Rays (Matt Moore - L) at Angels (Zack Greinke - R), 3:35
Indians (Justin Masterson - R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R), 4:05
Giants (Ryan Vogelson - R) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 4:05
Twins (Samuel Deduno - R) at Mariners (Blake Beavan - R), 4:10
Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game:
BAL/DET, LAD/ATL, NYM/WAS, ARZ/HOU, CHW/KC, PHI/MIL, MIA/COL, TB/LAA, SF/SD, MIN/SEA

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW -- (Back) Left Friday's game with stiffness, and consequently also missed Saturdays' game.
Brennan Boesch, OF, DET -- (Undisclosed) Missed third game out of four Saturday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY -- (Wrist) Missed second straight game Saturday with soreness.
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX -- (Hamstring) Entered Friday's game as pinch hitter.
Ryan Dempster, P, TEX -- (Personal) Missed Saturday's start, but will face Orioles on Monday.
Brian McCann, C, ATL -- (Shoulder) Missed second straight game Saturday, but should return Sunday.
John McDonald, SS, ARZ -- (Elbow) Was scratched from lineup Thursday, and has not played since last Sunday.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARZ -- (Neck) Didn't start Saturday because of soreness.
Josh Rutledge, SS, COL -- (Quadriceps) Returned to lineup Friday after missing two games in a row.
Greg Dobbs, 3B, MIA -- (Oblique) Has been playing through injury this past week.

Disabled List
Felix Doubront, P, BOS -- (Knee) Threw simulated game Friday, and is eligible to return next Saturday.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS -- (Achilles) Took soft-toss swings Friday.
CC Sabathia, P, NYY -- (Elbow) Said he was going to pitch this upcoming Friday after Bullpen session Saturday.
Luke Scott, DH, TB -- (Oblique) Scheduled to return to Rays Monday or Tuesday.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR -- (Back) Increased intensity of rehab program recently.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR -- (Ribs) Started rehab assignment Saturday, and could join Blue Jays as early as Tuesday.
John Collmenter, P, ARZ -- (Stomach) Could start rehab game as soon as Tuesday.
Shawun Marcum, P, MIL -- (Elbow) Will make another rehab before joining Brewers sometime next weekend.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI -- (Back) Will return to club Monday.
Nate Schierholtz, OF, PHI -- (Toe) Hopes to return when eligible August 28.
Nick Hundley, C, SD -- (Knee) Eligible to return from disabled list August 31.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Felix Doubront, P, BOS (retroactive to 8/10)
Nick Hundley, C, SD (retroactive to 8/16)
Chris Getz, 2B, KC (retroactive to 8/17)
Freddy Galvis, 2B, PHI (retroactive to 8/17)

Activated from DL
Yasmani Grandal, C, SD
Scott Downs, P, LAA

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
Steve Geltz, P, LAA (optioned to Triple-A)
Mike Ekstrom, P, COL (outrighted to Triple-A)
Juan Abreu, P, TOR (outrighted to Triple-A)

Called Up
Johnny Giavotella, 2B, KC
Brooks Raley, P, CHC
Mauro Gomez, 1B, BOS
Zach Britton, P, BAL
Charlie Blackmon, OF,COL

Bereavement List
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL

Signed
Matt Young, OF, STL
Jordan Allen, OF, DET

Released
Mark Hamilton, 1B, STL

Closer Watch
Marlins -- Steve Cishek has been terrific since taking over the role of closer from Heath Bell for Miami. Cishek picked up his first save of the season on May 25, and didn't get another until after the All-Star break when he pitched 1.2 innings with three strikeouts against Washington on July 14. Including that game Cishek has only given up one run over 11.2 innings, and has recorded 12 Ks in the process. Ozzie Guillen will surely keep Cishek in the ninth inning role until he breaks the form that has otherwise been perfect.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Nick Markakis - OFBAL @ DET
8/19 1:05 PM
Doug Fister6-14.42911603.643.4291.071
Wilson Valdez - SSCIN vs CHC
8/19 1:10 PM
Chris Volstad6-14.42900221.429.500.929
Brian McCann - CATL vs LAD
8/19 1:35 PM
Chad Billingsley4-16.25011256.438.429.866
Martin Prado - OFATL vs LAD
8/19 1:35 PM
Chad Billingsley5-11.45501000.545.4551.000
Gordon Beckham - 2BCWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie4-15.26722502.667.3531.020
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie7-29.24135424.621.281.902
A.J. Pierzynski - CCWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie8-25.32014301.560.320.880
Alex Rios - OFCWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie12-38.31624522.526.366.892
Kevin Youkilis - 3BCWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie11-43.25636658.535.347.882
Ryan Braun - OFMIL vs PHI
8/19 2:10 PM
Kyle Kendrick5-10.50001301.600.4551.055
Juan Pierre - OFPHI @ MIL
8/19 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf14-34.41203022.500.444.944
Jimmy Rollins - SSPHI @ MIL
8/19 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf5-13.38511102.615.3851.000
Jon Jay - OFSTL vs PIT
8/19 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens6-13.46202112.615.5001.115
Skip Schumaker - 2BSTL vs PIT
8/19 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens5-13.38500220.385.467.851
Matt Joyce - OFTB @ LAA
8/19 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke4-10.40012114.800.5001.300
Adrian Gonzalez - 1BBOS @ NYY
8/19 8:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda6-23.26125560.652.4141.066
Robinson Cano - 2BNYY vs BOS
8/19 8:05 PM
Josh Beckett23-71.32431213511.577.385.962
Curtis Granderson - OFNYY vs BOS
8/19 8:05 PM
Josh Beckett8-33.242344514.576.359.935
Nick Swisher - OFNYY vs BOS
8/19 8:05 PM
Josh Beckett10-44.227337713.432.333.765
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Doug FisterDET vs BAL
8/19 1:05 PM
Orioles Batters21-65.323349012.477.330.807
Zack GreinkeLAA vs TB
8/19 3:35 PM
Rays Batters22-121.1823105447.326.218.544

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
J.J. Hardy - SSBAL @ DET
8/19 1:05 PM
Doug Fister3-17.17601003.235.176.412
Rajai Davis - OFTOR vs TEX
8/19 1:07 PM
Matt Harrison2-10.20001014.300.273.573
Dan Uggla - 2BATL vs LAD
8/19 1:35 PM
Chad Billingsley1-17.05900017.059.111.170
Andres Torres - OFNYM @ WAS
8/19 1:35 PM
Gio Gonzalez2-11.18200113.182.308.490
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie1-19.05301043.105.217.323
Ryan Howard - 1BPHI @ MIL
8/19 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf2-17.11812316.353.167.520
Chase Utley - 2BPHI @ MIL
8/19 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf3-14.21400015.214.267.481
Ramon Hernandez - CCOL vs MIA
8/19 3:10 PM
Josh Johnson2-10.20000101.200.200.400
Evan Longoria - 3BTB @ LAA
8/19 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke2-16.12511102.313.125.438
Jose Molina - CTB @ LAA
8/19 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke1-13.07701004.154.077.231
Carlos Pena - 1BTB @ LAA
8/19 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke6-36.167133218.306.211.516
Ben Zobrist - 2BTB @ LAA
8/19 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke3-17.17601018.294.222.516
Angel Pagan - OFSF @ SD
8/19 4:05 PM
Clayton Richard2-10.20000003.200.200.400
Scott Podsednik - OFBOS @ NYY
8/19 8:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda2-11.18202102.364.182.545
Ichiro Suzuki - OFNYY vs BOS
8/19 8:05 PM
Josh Beckett7-30.23311218.333.258.591
Mark Teixeira - 1BNYY vs BOS
8/19 8:05 PM
Josh Beckett8-47.170224919.298.316.614
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jeff KarstensPIT @ StL
8/19 2:15 PM
Cardinals Batters25-75.33317958.461.369.830
 

Recommended Pickup

Other Recent Recommendations:
Samuel Deduno, P, MIN -- Prior to the start of the 2012 season Deduno had a combined six Major League appearances for the Rockies and Padres all in a relief role. The Twins decided to take a chance on the Dominican pitcher this off-season, and he has proved to a nice addition to their rotation thus far. Sinxe being called up July 7 Deduno has started seven game and has picked up four wins, no loses, and has a 3.38 ERA. On Sunday Deduno will have a chance to improve his perfect record at Safeco Field as the Twins will wrap up their weekend series against the Mariners at a park that is a one of the best places to pitch at especially considering Felix Hernandez just threw the second perfect game their this season.

Other Recent Recommendations: Gregor Blanco, Jon Jay, Yonder Alonso, Eric Young, Jr., and Andy Dirks

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