Sunday's Lineup Card: Lean On Leonys

Sunday's Lineup Card: Lean On Leonys

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

Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R) at Blue Jays (Chad Jenkins - R), 1:07
Twins (Mike Pelfrey - R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 1:05
Cubs (Matt Garza - R) at Reds (Johnny Cueto - R), 1:10
Indians (Corey Kluber - R) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront- L), 1:35
Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R), 1:35
Yankees (CC Sabathia - L) at Rays (Alex Cobb - R), 1:40
Angels (Jerome Williams - R) at Royals (Wade Davis - R), 2:10
Marlins (Alex Sanabia - R) at White Sox (Dylan Axelrod - R), 2:10
Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L), 2:10
Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez - L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 2:10
Rockies (Jon Garland - R) at Giants (Matt Cain - R), 4:05
Padres (Jason Marquis - R) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L), 4:10
Cardinals (Shelby Miller - R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 4:10
Rangers (Nick Tepesch - R) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma - R), 4:10
Braves (Julio Teheran - R) at Mets (Shaun Marcum - R), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: MIA/CWS, OAK/HOU, PHI/WAS, STL/LAD, SD/ARZ, TEX/SEA

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Wilkin Ramirez, OF, MIN - (Undisclosed) Left Saturday after running into teammate.
Salvador Perez, C, KC - (Personal) Placed on the bereavement list and will be out three to seven days.
Jed Lowrie, SS, OAK - (Foot) Took batting practice and fielded grounders Saturday.
Chris Sale, P, CWS - (Shoulder) Threw in the outfield before Saturday's game.
Ross Detwiler, P, DC - (Oblique) Is on track to pitch Tuesday's game.
Jim Henderson, P, MIL - (Hamstring) Saw a doctor to assess his injury Saturday.

Players on the DL

Chris Carpenter, P, STL - (Shoulder) Will not face batters after not feeling good in last bullpen session.
Jordan Walden, P, ATL - (Shoulder) Will have a rehab bullpen session Sunday.
Brandon Gomes, P, TB - (Back) Still weeks away from returning.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR - (Ankle) Was able to run for the first time Friday since injury.
Franklin Morales, P, BOS - (Chest) Will be activated over the weekend, or will make another rehab start.
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARZ - (Oblique) Had two hits and four RBI's in Triple-A rehab game.
John McDonald, SS, PIT - (Back) Will begin rehab assignment Monday.
Matt Harrison, P, TEX - (Back) Was moved to the 60-day disabled list Saturday.
David Price, P, TB - (Triceps) Has yet to play catch since being placed on the disabled list.
Josh Johnson, P, TOR - (Triceps) Is expected to need another rehab start before returning to the majors.
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY - (Hand) Placed on 15-day disabled list after being hit by pitch.
Pedro Strop, P, BAL - (Back) Lower back strain lands him on the DL.
Kevin Jepsen, P, LAA - (Shoulder) Threw a scoreless inning in a rehab start Friday.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY - (Hip) Took ground balls Friday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Wrist) Plans on returning to Yankees lineup Friday.
Luis Ayala, P, ATL - (Personal) Even after rehab appearance it is uncertain when he will return to the majors.
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU - (Hand) If all goes well he will start rehab assignment in a week.
Austin Jackson, OF, DET - (Hamstring) Was able to throw Friday, and will hit off a tee soon.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS - (Hamstring) Targeting June 3 for return to the Nationals.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI - (Oblique) Strain felt better Friday.

Placed on the DL

Pedro Strop, P, BAL
Curtis Grandeson, OF, NYY

Activated from the DL

Angel Sanchez, SS, CWS

Called Up

Jeff Kobernus, 2B, WAS
Thad Weber, P, TOR
Steve Johnson, P, BAL
P.J. Walters, P, MIN
Brennan Boesch, OF, NYY

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

Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN
Sean Nolin, P, TOR
Yunesky Maya, P, WAS
Francisco Rondon, P, NYY

Claimed

Joe Benson, OF, TEX (from MIN)
David Huff, P, NYY (from CLE)

Closer Watch

Angels - Friday was the second game in a row that Ernesto Frieri was not the man that recorded a save for the Angels. Thursday Robert Coello got his first save of the season and Friday it was Garrett Richards doing the same thing, but in totally different situations. Coello had to replace Frieri in the ninth after the Angels interim closer, while Ryan Madson has been out with an injury, and Richards came in the eighth and recorded the last five outs to finish off the Royals. At this point it is kind of hard to tell what Mike Scioscia is going to do in terms of who will come in for save situations until Madson comes back if Frieri continues to struggle.

Brewers - Francisco Rodriguez recorded his first save of the season for Milwaukee on Friday after their normal closer, Jim Henderson, had to leave the game with one out to go after sustaining a hamstring injury attempting to field a ground ball. Rodriguez isn't the only reliever on Milwaukee's roster with experience as a closer, so with the likes of John Axford and Mike Gonzalez also in consideration it will be unclear who will get the ball in the ninth as long as Henderson is out.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Prince Fielder - 1BDET vs MIN
5/26 1:08 PM
Mike Pelfrey5-11.45512521.818.5001.318
Omar Infante - 2BDET vs MIN
5/26 1:08 PM
Mike Pelfrey15-28.53601321.607.5811.188
Joe Mauer - CMIN @ DET
5/26 1:08 PM
Max Scherzer8-20.40011211.550.429.979
Justin Morneau - 1BMIN @ DET
5/26 1:08 PM
Max Scherzer5-10.500344401.500.6432.143
Josh Willingham - OFMIN @ DET
5/26 1:08 PM
Max Scherzer4-15.26712226.533.353.886
Alfonso Soriano - OFCHC @ CIN
5/26 1:10 PM
Johnny Cueto11-40.27545637.600.326.926
Jay Bruce - OFCIN vs CHC
5/26 1:10 PM
Matt Garza3-11.27312314.636.333.970
Bryce Harper - OFWAS vs PHI
5/26 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels5-13.38501111.462.467.928
Adam LaRoche - 1BWAS vs PHI
5/26 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels8-25.32045717.840.3701.210
Chad Tracy - 1BWAS vs PHI
5/26 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels3-11.27311112.545.333.879
Evan Longoria - 3BTB vs NYY
5/26 1:40 PM
CC Sabathia14-39.359589103.821.5001.321
Sean Rodriguez - SSTB vs NYY
5/26 1:40 PM
CC Sabathia9-28.32113335.500.406.906
Carlos Pena - 1BHOU vs OAK
5/26 2:10 PM
Bartolo Colon9-30.300335315.600.353.953
Ryan Braun - OFMIL vs PIT
5/26 2:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez14-39.35949866.795.4441.239
Aramis Ramirez - 3BMIL vs PIT
5/26 2:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez20-51.39225615.588.396.984
Rickie Weeks - 2BMIL vs PIT
5/26 2:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez12-40.30014378.450.429.879
Gaby Sanchez - 1BPIT @ MIL
5/26 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo6-16.37512414.625.4121.037
Jose Tabata - OFPIT @ MIL
5/26 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo4-10.40001021.500.5001.000
Yorvit Torrealba - CCOL @ SF
5/26 4:05 PM
Matt Cain11-37.29714568.514.395.909
Troy Tulowitzki - SSCOL @ SF
5/26 4:05 PM
Matt Cain18-53.3404106510.698.3971.095
Pablo Sandoval - 3BSF vs COL
5/26 4:05 PM
Jon Garland6-11.545133111.000.5831.583
Marco Scutaro - 2BSF vs COL
5/26 4:05 PM
Jon Garland12-25.48003112.600.4811.081
Miguel Montero - CARI vs SD
5/26 4:10 PM
Jason Marquis4-14.28623623.786.3531.139
Martin Prado - 3BARI vs SD
5/26 4:10 PM
Jason Marquis3-10.30011101.600.300.900
Allen Craig - 1BSTL @ LAD
5/26 4:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw4-11.36411500.636.333.970
Matt Holliday - OFSTL @ LAD
5/26 4:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw8-24.33301195.375.515.890
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
None

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Darwin Barney - 2BCHC @ CIN
5/26 1:10 PM
Johnny Cueto2-13.15400002.154.154.308
Joey Votto - 1BCIN vs CHC
5/26 1:10 PM
Matt Garza2-10.20000122.200.333.533
Ian Desmond - SSWAS vs PHI
5/26 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels5-26.19214218.462.222.684
Danny Espinosa - 2BWAS vs PHI
5/26 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels3-18.16701028.222.250.472
Jose Molina - CTB vs NYY
5/26 1:40 PM
CC Sabathia0-14.00000112.000.067.067
Luke Scott - DHTB vs NYY
5/26 1:40 PM
CC Sabathia2-11.18211326.455.308.762
Jeff Francoeur - OFKC vs LAA
5/26 2:10 PM
Jerome Williams1-12.08300214.083.143.226
Yuniesky Betancourt - 2BMIL vs PIT
5/26 2:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez3-17.17600002.176.176.353
Carlos Gomez - OFMIL vs PIT
5/26 2:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez4-28.143010014.179.143.321
Alex Gonzalez - SSMIL vs PIT
5/26 2:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez2-23.08700306.087.087.174
Pedro Alvarez - 3BPIT @ MIL
5/26 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo0-12.00000037.000.200.200
Clint Barmes - SSPIT @ MIL
5/26 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo1-15.06700014.067.125.192
Dexter Fowler - OFCOL @ SF
5/26 4:05 PM
Matt Cain3-19.158010810.263.429.692
Carlos Gonzalez - OFCOL @ SF
5/26 4:05 PM
Matt Cain4-34.118002510.118.225.343
Jonathan Herrera - SSCOL @ SF
5/26 4:05 PM
Matt Cain2-20.10000211.100.136.236
Eric Young Jr. - OFCOL @ SF
5/26 4:05 PM
Matt Cain2-14.14300124.143.250.393
David Freese - 3BSTL @ LAD
5/26 4:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw2-10.20000211.200.250.450
Ty Wigginton - 3BSTL @ LAD
5/26 4:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw2-15.13300115.133.188.321
Chris Johnson - 3BATL @ NYM
5/26 8:05 PM
Shaun Marcum1-12.08300005.083.083.167
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Mike PelfreyMIN @ Det
5/26 1:08 PM
Tigers Batters30-66.4552612114.602.5351.136
Max ScherzerDET vs Min
5/26 1:08 PM
Twins Batters22-71.310578915.592.388.979
Yovani GallardoMIL vs Pit
5/26 2:10 PM
Pirates Batters33-117.282410142127.466.391.857
Jon GarlandCOL @ SF
5/26 4:05 PM
Giants Batters28-63.44429954.680.4781.158
 

Recommended Pickup

Leonys Martin, OF, TEX - A lot of the guys that are available on the waiver wire that consistently contribute stolen bases are there because they hurt your team in all the other offensive categories, but Martin has been hitting well the past couple weeks, and is worth a look at in almost all leagues. While "splitting" time with Craig Gentry as of late Martin is currently on a seven game hitting streak in which he has also picked up five steals. The only downside to picking up Martin is that he doesn't really contribute RBI's as he only has five in 2013, but if your team is looking at picking up some SB off the waiver wire then you may already have plenty of power to make up for Martin's lack there of.

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