Sunday Lineup Card: Power Surge

Sunday Lineup Card: Power Surge

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

Projected Starters - A look at Sunday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Rays (Erasmo Ramirez – R) at Yankees (Ivan Nova – R) 1:05
Blue Jays (Marco Estrada – R) at Tigers (Justin Verlander – R), 1:08
Brewers (Taylor Jungmann – R) at Reds (Mike Leake – R), 1:10
Astros (Lance McCullers – R) at Red Sox (Eduardo Rodriguez – L), 1:35
Phillies (Cole Hamels – L) at Braves (Shelby Miller – R), 1:35
Indians (Danny Salazar – R) at Pirates (Gerrit Cole – R), 1:35
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez – R) at White Sox (Carlos Rodon – L), 2:10
Twins (Ervin Santana – R) at Royals (Danny Duffy – L), 2:10
Padres (Ian Kennedy – R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R), 2:15
Marlins (Mat Latos – R) at Cubs (Kyle Kendricks – R), 2:20
Mariners (Mike Montgomery – L) at Athletics (Chris Bassitt – R), 4:05
Mets (Steven Matz – L) at Dodgers (Mike Bolsinger – R), 4:10
Rockies (Jorge De La Ros – L) at Diamondbacks (Rubby De La Rosa – R), 4:10
Angels (C.J. Wilson – L) at Rangers (Colby Lewis – R), 7:05
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong – R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game: TB/NYY, MIL/CIN, PHI/ATL, CLE/PIT, MIN/KC, MIA/CHC, NYM/LAD, COL/ARI

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Michael Cuddyer, OF, NYM – (Knee) Missed third straight start Saturday.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, SD – (Ankle) Missed sixth straight start Saturday, but remains likely to avoid DL stint.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL – (Wrist) Left Saturday's game when he was hit by a pitch; could sit Sunday.

Players on the DL

Chase Utley, 2B, PHI – (Ankle) Hopes to return by the end of the month.
Delino DeShields Jr., OF, TEX – (Hamstring) Slated for evaluation Sunday after his six rehab starts and ensuing workout Saturday; could return Tuesday.
Josh Tomlin, SP, CLE – (Shoulder) Will soon begin rehab assignment.
Yordano Ventura, SP, KC – (Arm) Will make third rehab start Monday; could be activated by the end of the week.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL – (Quad) Will travel with the team next week and could return before the All-Star break.
John Jaso, C, TB – (Wrist) Is expected to make rehab start at Triple-A Durham before returning before the All-Star break.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM – (Elbow) Will not return when first eligible Monday.
Andrew Miller, RP, NYY – (Forearm) Threw 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday and is likely to soon begin rehab assignment; could return before the All-Star break.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD – (Arm) Will continue rehab stint at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday; still hopes to return before the All-Star break.
Derek Holland, SP, TEX – (Shoulder) Threw bullpen session Friday; targeting mid-August return.
Jake Odorizzi, SP, TB – (Oblique) Will make one more rehab start before returning to the rotation July 11.
Jorge Soler, OF, CHC – (Ankle) Expected to be activated Sunday.

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

Placed on the DL

Tommy La Stella, 2B, CHC – (Oblique) Transferred to 60-day DL.
David Ross, C, CHC – (Concussion) Placed on 7-day DL.
Tuffy Gosewisch, C, ARI – (Knee) Transferred to 60-day DL.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET – (Calf)

Signed

Derian Cruz, SS, ATL
Cristian Pache, OF, ATL

Called Up

Taylor Teagarden, C, CHC
Anthony Ranaudo, SP, TEX
Clayton Richard, SP, CHC
Steven Wright, RP, BOS
Mitch Harris, RP, STL
Jefry Marte, 3B, DET
Everett Teaford, RP, TB
James Jones, OF, SEA
Mayckol Guaipe, RP, SEA

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

Donn Roach, RP, CHC
Justin Miller, RP, COL
Danny Dorn, OF, ARI
Gonzalez Germen, RP, CHC
Julio Morban, OF, SEA
Matt Stites, RP, ARI
Chi Chi Gonzalez, SP, TEX
Alex Meyer, SP, MIN
Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX
Roenis Elias, SP, SEA
Vidal Nuno, RP, SEA
Tom Wilhelmsen, RP, SEA
Noe Ramirez, RP, BOS
Greg Garcia, 2B, STL
Marc Krauss, 1B, TB
C.J. Riefenhauser, RP, TB

Closer Watch

Toronto Blue Jays – Since Roberto Osuna recorded a four-out save Sunday, the Blue Jays have played six unspiring days of baseball. In the process of dropping three of four to Boston and the first two games of a road swing in Detroit, the Toronto bullpen has been just one of several disappointments. Steve Delabar, who last received a save opportunity June 24, has allowed five runs over one inning in his last two appearances. It seems unlikely he will receive another crack at closing games for the foreseeable future, so that leaves Osuna in the role of closer by default. The 20-year-old has high-leverage stuff and should make for a much more palatable option than the veteran Delabar, but the Blue Jays – who are just three games back of the Yankees in a wide open AL East – could make a move before the July 31 trade deadline to acquire a veteran reliever to enter the mix for saves. For now, Osuna is the add. Monitor the situation, however, as trade rumors are either dispelled or come to fruition.

Hot Batter Matchups – July 5, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Loney1BTB @ NYY
1:05PM
I. Nova12600031.500.600.5001.100
E. Longoria3BTB @ NYY
1:05PM
I. Nova30933726.300.344.600.944
J. BautistaOFTOR @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander17531114.294.333.588.922
R. MartinCTOR @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander15611226.400.471.6001.071
J. ReyesSSTOR @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander11510011.455.500.5451.045
J. Smoak1BTOR @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander12422437.333.467.8331.300
S. Gennett2BMIL @ CIN
1:10PM
M. Leake13510211.385.429.462.890
C. GomezOFMIL @ CIN
1:10PM
M. Leake18720321.389.409.556.965
J. LucroyCMIL @ CIN
1:10PM
M. Leake271221423.444.483.5931.075
G. ParraOFMIL @ CIN
1:10PM
M. Leake16621301.375.375.6251.000
C. MaybinOFATL vs PHI
1:35PM
C. Hamels321250109.375.375.563.938
R. Howard1BPHI @ ATL
1:35PM
S. Miller11543623.455.5381.3641.902
A. EscobarSSKC vs MIN
2:10PM
E. Santana14510301.357.438.429.866
B. Dozier2BMIN @ KC
2:10PM
D. Duffy21650213.286.318.571.890
W. VenableOFSD @ STL
2:15PM
L. Lynn13531202.385.385.7691.154
D. FowlerOFCHC vs MIA
2:20PM
M. Latos17431114.235.278.588.866
P. Goldschmidt1BARI vs COL
4:10PM
J. De La Rosa14421432.286.412.571.983
K. CalhounOFLAA @ TEX
7:05PM
C. Lewis16841401.500.500.9381.438
A. Pujols1BLAA @ TEX
7:05PM
C. Lewis17732511.412.400.8241.224
M. TroutOFLAA @ TEX
7:05PM
C. Lewis22842737.364.440.8181.258
E. AndrusSSTEX vs LAA
7:05PM
C. Wilson241041322.417.462.7081.170
A. Beltre3BTEX vs LAA
7:05PM
C. Wilson3712515512.324.419.514.932
P. Fielder1BTEX vs LAA
7:05PM
C. Wilson15721523.467.529.7331.263
J. HamiltonOFTEX vs LAA
7:05PM
C. Wilson11311314.273.333.545.879
I. DesmondSSWAS vs SF
8:08PM
R. Vogelsong10431602.400.4001.0001.400
D. SpanOFWAS vs SF
8:08PM
R. Vogelsong13530000.385.385.6921.077
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 5, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Cole HamelsPHI @ ATL
1:35PM
134291128636.216.259.334.593
Shelby MillerATL vs PHI
1:35PM
7012739715.171.244.375.618
Danny DuffyKC vs MIN
2:10PM
10220816821.196.252.298.550
Lance LynnSTL vs SD
2:15PM
107227215823.206.265.303.568
Mat LatosMIA @ CHC
2:20PM
10524426623.229.270.311.581
Jordan ZimmermannWAS vs SF
8:08PM
7816304317.205.235.247.482
Cold Batter Matchups – July 5, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Headley3BNYY vs TB
1:05PM
E. Ramirez10000010.000.091.000.091
E. Encarnacion1BTOR @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander18322314.167.211.500.711
D. NavarroCTOR @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander10210111.200.273.300.573
R. BraunOFMIL @ CIN
1:10PM
M. Leake14211312.143.200.357.557
A. Ramirez3BMIL @ CIN
1:10PM
M. Leake33510025.152.200.182.382
K. Johnson3BATL vs PHI
1:35PM
C. Hamels26421227.154.214.308.522
A. SimmonsSSATL vs PHI
1:35PM
C. Hamels16110012.063.118.125.243
J. Uribe3BATL vs PHI
1:35PM
C. Hamels14100204.071.067.071.138
C. RuizCPHI @ ATL
1:35PM
S. Miller13220211.154.214.308.522
M. CabreraOFCWS vs BAL
2:10PM
M. Gonzalez10110021.100.308.300.608
A. RiosOFKC vs MIN
2:10PM
E. Santana33830218.242.265.333.598
J. Mauer1BMIN @ KC
2:10PM
D. Duffy13200111.154.214.154.368
T. Plouffe3BMIN @ KC
2:10PM
D. Duffy19321107.158.158.368.526
D. SantanaSSMIN @ KC
2:10PM
D. Duffy11100004.091.091.091.182
M. KempOFSD @ STL
2:15PM
L. Lynn10200103.200.200.200.400
S. CastroSSCHC vs MIA
2:20PM
M. Latos31800208.258.258.258.516
A. Rizzo1BCHC vs MIA
2:20PM
M. Latos15200022.133.235.133.369
D. Freese3BLAA @ TEX
7:05PM
C. Lewis13211303.154.267.385.651
S. ChooOFTEX vs LAA
7:05PM
C. Wilson15211225.133.316.333.649
L. MartinOFTEX vs LAA
7:05PM
C. Wilson13200002.154.154.154.308
A. Rosales2BTEX vs LAA
7:05PM
C. Wilson24310139.125.241.167.408
A. PaganOFSF @ WAS
8:08PM
J. Zimmermann24510006.208.208.250.458
B. PoseyCSF @ WAS
8:08PM
J. Zimmermann15300012.200.250.200.450
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 5, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Ivan NovaNYY vs TB
1:05PM
6420337610.312.371.453.824
Mike LeakeCIN vs MIL
1:10PM
1434411417914.308.343.453.796
Colby LewisTEX vs LAA
7:05PM
1113415725821.306.368.611.980

Recommended Pickup

Miguel Sano, 3B, MIN – The Minnesota Twins made their third prominent call-up of the season Thursday when Sano followed top prospect Byron Buxton and Eddie Rosario to the majors. Manager Paul Molitor announced the team's intention to get Sano's bat in the lineup and the corresponding decision to play him solely at designated hitter. Sano will not be expected to field a position, as the team wishes for him to focus on providing a middle-of-the-order presence in the middle of its lineup. He hit .274/.374/.544 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI through 66 games at Double-A prior to his promotion, so the power potential could easily be an asset the rest of the way. If he can maintain a palatable average, Sano could make a similar impact for the Twins that Kyle Schwarber made with the Chicago Cubs recently. As Minnesota plays in the American League, however, Sano figures to be in the lineup as DH for as long as he continues to hit this season, as the team has no immidiate plans to send him back down.

Other Recent Recommendations:Alejandro De Aza, Cesar Hernandez, Mitch Moreland, Kendall Graveman, Michael Taylor and Matt Cain.

Draft Kings Value Picks

SP: Carlos Rodon, CWS ($5,400)
C: Alex Avila, DET ($3,300)
1B: Carlos Santana, CLE ($3,700)
2B: Jace Peterson, ATL ($2,900)
SS: Andrelton Simmons, ATL ($2,900)
3B: Mike Moustakas, KC ($3,400)
OF: Joc Pederson, LAD ($3,700)

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