Sunday Lineup Card: Keeping Up With Garrett Jones

Sunday Lineup Card: Keeping Up With Garrett Jones

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

White Sox (Andre Rienzo - R) at Indians (Corey Kluber - R), 1:05
Rays (Erik Bedard - L) at Yankees (CC Sabathia - L), 1:05
Dodgers (Stephen Fife) at Marlins (Jose Fernandez - R), 1:10
Athletics (Sonny Gray - R) at Red Sox (John Lackey - R), 1:35
Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L) at Braves (Alex Wood - L), 1:35
Blue Jays (Dustin McGowan - R) at Pirates (Edinson Volquez - R), 1:35
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R) at Twins (Phil Hughes - R), 2:10
Tigers (Justin Verlander - R) at Royals (Jason Vargas - L), 2:10
Mariners (Brandon Maurer - R) at Astros (Collin McHugh - R), 2:10
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Phillies (Roberto Hernandez - R), 3:05
Rangers (Yu Darvish - R) at Angels (Tyler Skaggs - L), 3:35
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L) at Padres (Tyson Ross - R), 4:10
Brewers (Kyle Lohse - R) at Reds (Alfredo Simon - R), 4:10
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R), 4:10
Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R) at Cubs (Jason Hammel - R), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: CWS/CLE, TOR/PIT, WAS/PHI, DET/KC, LAD/MIA, MIL/CIN, SF/ATL, NYM/COL, ARZ/SD, TEX/LAA

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Michael Bourn, OF, CLE - (Hamstring) Left Saturday's game with tightness.
Edward Mujica, P, BOS - (Oblique) Felt discomfort when warming up Saturday.
Dioner Navarro, C, TOR - (Quadriceps) Was available to pinch-hit Saturday.
Wilin Rosario, C, COL - (Illness) Wasn't in starting lineup Saturday.
Cole Hamels, P, PHI - (Illness) Scratched from Saturday start because of the flu.
Salvador Perez, C, KC - (Shin) Scratched from Saturday's lineup.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE - (Paternity) Placed on the paternity list Saturday.
Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN - (Hand) Was out of Saturday's lineup.

Players on the DL

Kole Calhoun, OF, LAA - (Ankle) Hoping to being rehab assignment in about two weeks.
Sean Burnett, P, LAA - (Elbow) Pitched in an extended spring training game Saturday.
Dan De La Rosa, P, LAA - (Shoulder) Starts a rehab game Saturday.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL - (Oblique) Manager said there is no discomfort at point of the injury.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS - (Wrist) Caught six innings Saturday in extended spring training.
Doug Fister, P, WAS - (Back) May not return to Nationals until Friday.
David Freese, 3B, LAA - (Finger) Placed on DL, but expects to be back when first available.
Stolmy Pimentel, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Placed on DL Saturday because of inflammation.
Nate Jones, P, CWS - (Back) Has undergone surgery on a disc.
Tim Collins, P, KC - (Elbow) Likely to rejoin Royals Monday.
Casey Janssen, P, TOR - (Back) Should return to Blue Jays in a week or two.
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR - (Finger) Placed on the disabled list because of a sprain.
Clayton Kershaw, P, LAD - (Back) In line to start Tuesday.
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD - (Elbow) Resumed playing catch Saturday.
Adam Eaton, OF, CWS - (Hamstring) Placed on the 15-day DL Saturday.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR - (Back) Begins rehab assignment Sunday.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD - (Knee) Is unable to run without pain.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL - (Oblique) Placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS - (Thumb) Yet to be cleared for hand-strengthening exercises.
Ryan Sweeney, OF, CHC - (Hamstring) Played on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.
Kyuji Fujikawa, P, CHC - (Elbow) Moved to the 60-day DL Saturday.
Darin Ruf, OF, PHI - (Oblique) Starts rehab assignment soon.

Placed on the DL

Bruce Chen, P, KC
Mike Pelfrey, P, MIN
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL
Ryan Sweeney, OF, CHC
Adam Eaton, OF, CWS
Stolmy Pimentel, P, PIT
David Freese, 3B, LAA

Activated Fom the DL

Jacob Turner, P, MIA
Hisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA
Jake Arrieta, P, CHC
Skip Schumaker, 2B, CIN

Called Up

Danny Santana, SS, MIN
Logan Schafer, OF, MIL
Alfredo Aceves, P, NYY
Chris Coghlan, OF, CHC
George Kottaras, C, CLE
Nick Hagadone, P, CLE
Frank De Los Santos, P, CWS
Michael McKenry, C, COL
Jared Hughes, P, PIT
Vin Mazzaro, P, PIT
Luis Jimenez, 3B, LAA
C.J. Cron, 1B, LAA

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

Dan Jennings, P, MIA
Mike Belfiore, P, DET
Lucas Luetge, P, SEA
Zac Rosscup, P, CHC
Chris Leroux, P, NYY
Elliot Johnson, 2B, CLE
Roger Bernadina, OF, CIN
Chad Bettis, P, COL
Brandon Cumpton, P, PIT
J.B. Shuck, OF, LAA
Yoslan Herrera, P, LAA

Signed

Adam Russell, P, CIN

Claimed

Moises Sierra, OF, CWS (from TOR)

Closer Watch

Blue Jays - Sergio Santos entered Friday's interleague game at Pittsburgh with a two-run lead as Toronto's closer, but quickly lost that role after blowing the lead and the game when he first gave up a game tying homer to Pedro Alvarez, and then a walkoff blast to Starling Marte. Aaron Loup will serve as the team's closer until Casey Janssen returns from the disabled list. Santos could have another chance to pick up more saves later this season, but that would only be under certain conditions starting with him pitching with more confidence.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – May 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Dunn1BCWS @ CLE
1:05PM
C. Kluber14510225.357.438.429.866
P. Konerko1BCWS @ CLE
1:05PM
C. Kluber11311112.273.333.545.879
D. ViciedoOFCWS @ CLE
1:05PM
C. Kluber13421212.308.357.615.973
A. SorianoOFNYY vs TB
1:05PM
E. Bedard16741331.438.500.8131.313
I. SuzukiOFNYY vs TB
1:05PM
E. Bedard17721141.412.524.7061.230
Y. EscobarSSTB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia3913721033.333.381.615.996
E. Longoria3BTB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia562313613125.411.522.8571.379
W. MyersOFTB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia11311514.273.333.545.879
S. RodriguezSSTB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia451473749.311.392.6221.014
J. UptonOFATL vs SF
1:35PM
M. Bumgarner20921142.450.542.6501.192
D. Barton1BOAK @ BOS
1:35PM
J. Lackey27951430.333.400.593.993
A. Callaspo3BOAK @ BOS
1:35PM
J. Lackey17621501.353.353.588.941
J. JasoCOAK @ BOS
1:35PM
J. Lackey15611413.400.438.6001.038
M. Machado3BBAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes10500100.500.500.5001.000
N. MarkakisOFBAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes471552727.319.347.511.858
M. Cabrera3BDET @ KC
2:10PM
J. Vargas11321142.273.467.6361.103
I. Kinsler2BDET @ KC
2:10PM
J. Vargas471472432.298.353.532.885
B. ButlerDHKC vs DET
2:10PM
J. Verlander7131621189.437.500.5771.077
S. PerezCKC vs DET
2:10PM
J. Verlander2411711004.458.423.8331.256
J. MayberryOFPHI vs WAS
3:05PM
G. Gonzalez17422313.235.278.588.866
B. RevereOFPHI vs WAS
3:05PM
G. Gonzalez10400112.400.455.400.855
M. TroutOFLAA vs TEX
3:35PM
Y. Darvish289546610.321.441.7861.227
J. BruceOFCIN vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse341051647.294.368.529.898
E. CabreraSSSD vs ARI
4:10PM
W. Miley14821304.571.571.9291.500
S. CastroSSCHC vs STL
8:05PM
L. Lynn271040304.370.370.556.926
J. PeraltaSSSTL @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel15732811.467.500.9331.433
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Phil HughesMIN vs BAL
2:10PM
1875117725325.273.291.439.729
Yu DarvishTEX @ LAA
3:35PM
1192575101746.210.313.364.677
Cold Batter Matchups – May 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
G. Beckham2BCWS @ CLE
1:05PM
C. Kluber10100010.100.182.100.282
A. De AzaOFCWS @ CLE
1:05PM
C. Kluber11200133.182.357.182.539
M. Teixeira1BNYY vs TB
1:05PM
E. Bedard12110011.083.154.167.321
D. DeJesusOFTB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia5716816013.281.293.456.749
B. GuyerOFTB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia13000005.000.000.000.000
D. JenningsOFTB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia408301311.200.256.275.531
J. Loney1BTB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia18511304.278.278.444.722
J. MolinaCTB @ NYY
1:05PM
C. Sabathia20100113.050.095.050.145
C. Johnson3BATL vs SF
1:35PM
M. Bumgarner14310007.214.214.357.571
D. Uggla2BATL vs SF
1:35PM
M. Bumgarner18110028.056.150.111.261
C. CrispOFOAK @ BOS
1:35PM
J. Lackey33522244.152.243.333.577
N. Punto2BOAK @ BOS
1:35PM
J. Lackey24421503.167.167.333.500
M. CabreraOFTOR @ PIT
1:35PM
E. Volquez11200103.182.182.182.364
C. RasmusOFTOR @ PIT
1:35PM
E. Volquez12320204.250.250.417.667
N. CruzOFBAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes12220001.167.231.333.564
J. HardySSBAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes21421301.190.190.381.571
A. JonesOFBAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes41842706.195.195.390.585
M. WietersCBAL @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes32711418.219.265.313.577
R. DavisOFDET @ KC
2:10PM
J. Vargas11100013.091.167.091.258
A. JacksonOFDET @ KC
2:10PM
J. Vargas17310104.176.167.235.402
A. EscobarSSKC vs DET
2:10PM
J. Verlander42820224.190.244.238.483
M. Moustakas3BKC vs DET
2:10PM
J. Verlander36611317.167.189.250.439
M. ByrdOFPHI vs WAS
3:05PM
G. Gonzalez10200024.200.333.200.533
J. RollinsSSPHI vs WAS
3:05PM
G. Gonzalez15310031.200.333.267.600
C. Utley2BPHI vs WAS
3:05PM
G. Gonzalez11200111.182.250.182.432
C. IannettaCLAA vs TEX
3:35PM
Y. Darvish14200028.143.250.143.393
H. Kendrick2BLAA vs TEX
3:35PM
Y. Darvish16000027.000.111.000.111
T. Frazier3BCIN vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse10100001.100.100.100.200
R. LudwickOFCIN vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse28400217.143.172.143.315
N. HundleyCSD vs ARI
4:10PM
W. Miley15310015.200.250.267.517
N. SchierholtzOFCHC vs STL
8:05PM
L. Lynn11111203.091.091.364.455
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Wade MileyARI @ SD
4:10PM
1043411312714.327.369.508.877
Recommended Pickup

Garrett Jones, 1B, MIA - There isn't much exceptional about Jones' season line of .282 average, 5 HR, 14 R, and 15 RBI, but in a six game hitting streak starting April 25 to Friday Jones raised his average 60 points. In those six game Jones has a .500 average to go along with a 1.409 OPS and even tied a Marlins record with three doubles in Friday's game. Jones has to be one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now, and if your team is already stacked at 1B, then check to see Jones' OF eligibility because he manned 32 games in RF for the Pirates last year making him eligible in most leagues.

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