Sunday Lineup Card: Oliver Twist

Sunday Lineup Card: Oliver Twist

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

Orioles (Jason Hammel - R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 1:05
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) at Indians (Corey Kluber - R), 1:05
Twins (Scott Diamond - L) at Blue Jays (Todd Redmond - R), 1:07
Mariners (Joe Saunders - L) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 1:10
Braves (Kris Medlen - R) at Phllies (Jonathan Pettibone - R), 1:35
Padres (Robbie Erlin - L) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R), 1:35
White Sox (John Danks - L) at Rays (David Price - L), 1:40
Mets (Jeremy Hefner - R) at Brewers (Wily Peralta - R), 2:10
Athletics (A.J. Griffin - R) at Royals (Luis Mendoza - R), 2:10
Marlins (Jose Fernandez - R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R), 2:15
Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R) at Cubs (Carlos Villanueva - R), 2:20
Astros (Erik Bedard - L) at Rangers (Justin Grimm - R), 3:05
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L) at Giants (Chad Gaudin - R), 4:05
Rockies (Roy Oswalt - R) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L), 4:10
Red Sox (John Lackey - R) at Angels (Jered Weaver - R), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: ATL/PHI, CWS/TB, HOU/TEX, LAD/SF, NYM/MIL, COL/ARZ

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - (Oblique) Removed from Saturday's game with soreness.
Yadier Molina, C, STL - (Knee) Underwent MRI Saturday.
Oswaldo Acria, OF, MIN - (Hand) X-rays returned negative.
Yasmani Grandal, C, SD - (Leg) Left Saturday;s game with apparent serious linjury.
Wily Peralta, P, MIL - (Hamstring) Sunday start has been pushed back to Tuesday.
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD - (Back) May miss next scheduled start Monday.
Omar Infante, 2B, DET - (Leg) Sore ankle will not allow him to take swings.
Brian Bugosevic, OF, CHC - (Hamstring) Was out of the lineup Saturday.
Nick Franklin, SS, SEA - (Knee) Bruise kept him out of lineup Saturday.
Led Lowrie, SS, OAK - (Calf) Was out of lineup Saturday after fouling ball off himself Friday.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC - (Head) Was back in lineup Saturday.

Players on the DL

Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI - (Knee) Placed on 15-day disabled list Saturday.
DeWayne Wise, OF, CWS - (Oblique) Activated Saturday so he can start rehab assignment.
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL - (Elbow) Threw 50-pitch bullpen session Saturday.
Joakim Soria, P, TEX (Elbow) Taken off DL on Saturday.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD - (Groin) Could begin rehab assignment in middle of this upcoming week.
Steve Johnson, P, BAL - (Oblique) Threw off the mound Saturday.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL - (Shoulder) Had best throwing session Friday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Wrist) Transferred to 60-day DL on Saturday.
David Phelps, P, NYY - (Forearm) Was placed on disabled after MRI on Friday revealed slight strain.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY - (Hip) Took six simulated at-bats Friday.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Nek) Will not return to Red Sox before All-Star break.
Erik Kratz, C, PHI - (Knee) Ran bases Friday for first time since surgery.
Ted Lilly, P, LAD - (Neck) Pitched in second rehab start Saturday.

Placed on the DL

David Phelps, P, NYY

Activated from the DL

Anibal Sanchez, P, DET
Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY

Called Up

Carlos Carrasco, P, CLE
Brock Holt, 2B, BOS

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)

Joe Martinez, P, CLE
Jose Alvarez, P, DET
Russ Canzler, 3B, BAL
Jeremy Horst, P, PHI
Jonathan Diaz, 2B, BOS

Signed

Kanekoa Texeira, P, CIN

Traded

Alex Liddi, 1B, BAL (from SEA)

Closer Watch

Orioles - Jim Johnson blew his sixth save of the season Friday against the Yankees, which was also his second blown save in his last four opportunities. Tommy Hunter was the last Orioles other than Johnson to earn a save on June 28, and would appear to be the man to take over if Johnson continues to struggle.

Mariners - Oliver Perez struck out the side Friday night against the Reds to earn his second save of the season. The reason Perez was chosen to appear in the save opportunity rather than Tom Wilhelmsen who has accumulated 17 for Seattle so far this season was because the Reds had three lefties due up. It seems that it will be a closer by committee for now, and the man coming out will depend on the matchup.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Mark Reynolds - 1BCLE vs DET
7/7 1:05 PM
Doug Fister3-10.30011102.600.300.900
Robinson Cano - 2BNYY vs BAL
7/7 1:05 PM
Jason Hammel8-23.34812405.522.333.855
Ichiro Suzuki - OFNYY vs BAL
7/7 1:05 PM
Jason Hammel7-12.58300214.583.6151.199
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN vs SEA
7/7 1:10 PM
Joe Saunders3-12.25012310.583.308.891
Raul Ibanez - OFSEA @ CIN
7/7 1:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo5-12.41711302.667.4171.083
Alex Rios - OFCWS @ TB
7/7 1:40 PM
David Price8-16.500257341.125.5791.704
Sean Rodriguez - SSTB vs CWS
7/7 1:40 PM
John Danks5-10.500033011.000.6151.615
Luke Scott - DHTB vs CWS
7/7 1:40 PM
John Danks5-17.29422313.647.333.980
Starlin Castro - SSCHC vs PIT
7/7 2:20 PM
A.J. Burnett6-13.46200201.462.462.923
Russell Martin - CPIT @ CHC
7/7 2:20 PM
Carlos Villanueva5-10.50012410.900.5451.445
Nelson Cruz - OFTEX vs HOU
7/7 3:05 PM
Erik Bedard5-16.31323305.750.3131.063
A.J. Pierzynski - CTEX vs HOU
7/7 3:05 PM
Erik Bedard6-11.54511100.818.5451.364
Carl Crawford - OFLAD @ SF
7/7 4:05 PM
Chad Gaudin5-11.455132111.000.5001.500
Marco Scutaro - 2BSF vs LAD
7/7 4:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw5-10.50000000.500.5001.000
Mike Napoli - CBOS @ LAA
7/7 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver8-25.32024235.640.3931.033
David Ortiz - DHBOS @ LAA
7/7 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver10-29.34524936.621.3941.015
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - CBOS @ LAA
7/7 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver5-15.33311415.533.389.922
Alberto Callaspo - 3BLAA vs BOS
7/7 8:05 PM
John Lackey5-14.35712500.643.3571.000
Josh Hamilton - OFLAA vs BOS
7/7 8:05 PM
John Lackey12-27.44445934.926.5151.441
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Doug FisterDET @ CLE
7/7 1:05 PM
Indians Batters32-142.2253710626.316.255.572
Hiroki KurodaNYY vs BAL
7/7 1:05 PM
Orioles Batters15-64.234144110.328.247.575
Bronson ArroyoCIN vs SEA
7/7 1:10 PM
Mariners Batters20-81.247138419.305.279.584
A.J. BurnettPIT @ CHC
7/7 2:20 PM
Cubs Batters27-109.248126329.278.300.578
Clayton KershawLAD @ SF
7/7 4:05 PM
Giants Batters33-180.1830691251.217.241.459
Roy OswaltCOL @ ARI
7/7 4:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters15-72.208052312.275.240.515

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
J.J. Hardy - SSBAL @ NYY
7/7 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda1-10.10011101.400.100.500
Nate McLouth - OFBAL @ NYY
7/7 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda2-16.12501102.188.125.313
Asdrubal Cabrera - SSCLE vs DET
7/7 1:05 PM
Doug Fister8-35.22900128.229.270.499
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3BCLE vs DET
7/7 1:05 PM
Doug Fister0-10.00000001.000.000.000
Carlos Santana - CCLE vs DET
7/7 1:05 PM
Doug Fister4-24.16701225.208.222.431
Nick Swisher - OFCLE vs DET
7/7 1:05 PM
Doug Fister2-10.20011212.500.273.773
Lyle Overbay - 1BNYY vs BAL
7/7 1:05 PM
Jason Hammel0-11.00000011.000.083.083
Henry Blanco - CSEA @ CIN
7/7 1:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo1-13.07700215.077.143.220
Gordon Beckham - 2BCWS @ TB
7/7 1:40 PM
David Price1-18.05600013.056.150.206
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS @ TB
7/7 1:40 PM
David Price3-16.18800022.188.278.465
Ben Zobrist - 2BTB vs CWS
7/7 1:40 PM
John Danks2-14.14301017.286.200.486
Brian Bogusevic - OFCHC vs PIT
7/7 2:20 PM
A.J. Burnett2-10.20000003.200.273.473
Adrian Beltre - 3BTEX vs HOU
7/7 3:05 PM
Erik Bedard3-19.15811513.316.200.516
David Murphy - OFTEX vs HOU
7/7 3:05 PM
Erik Bedard2-10.20000100.200.200.400
Joaquin Arias - SSSF vs LAD
7/7 4:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw1-12.08300013.083.154.237
Brandon Belt - 1BSF vs LAD
7/7 4:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw3-21.14301039.190.250.440
Gregor Blanco - OFSF vs LAD
7/7 4:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw2-10.20000033.200.385.585
Hunter Pence - OFSF vs LAD
7/7 4:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw1-23.04300106.043.043.087
Buster Posey - CSF vs LAD
7/7 4:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw6-33.18201119.212.206.418
Andres Torres - OFSF vs LAD
7/7 4:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw2-22.09100018.091.200.291
Martin Prado - 3BARI vs COL
7/7 4:10 PM
Roy Oswalt2-13.15401000.231.154.385
Mike Carp - OFBOS @ LAA
7/7 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver3-12.25000004.250.250.500
Dustin Pedroia - 2BBOS @ LAA
7/7 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver5-25.20002227.280.259.539
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
John LackeyBOS @ LAA
7/7 8:05 PM
Angels Batters28-83.3376821414.593.373.966
 
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