The Lineup Card: Answer Your Query With Mayberry

The Lineup Card: Answer Your Query With Mayberry

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Sunday's Starters
Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 1:05
Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 1:05
Astros (Lucas Harrell - R) at Mets (Jeremy Hefner - R), 1:10
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 1:10
Royals (Will Smith - L) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L), 1:35
Brewers (Mark Rogers - R) at Pirates (Erik Bedard - L), 1:35
Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez - R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman - R), 1:35
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R) at Philles (Cliff Lee - L), 1:35
Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R) at White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R), 2:10
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R) at Cubs (Chris Volstad - R), 2:20
Twins (Cole De Vries - R) at Rangers (Scott Feldman - R), 3:05
Marlins (Mark Buehrle - L) at Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R), 4:10
Padres (Edinson Volquez - R) at Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders - L), 4:10
Braves (Tim Hudson - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game:
LAA/DET, MIL/PIT, NYY/CLE, TOR/BAL, WAS/PHI, KC/BOS, SEA/CHW, SD/ARZ, MIA/LAD

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA -- (Hamstring) Remains day-to-day after missing Saturday's game.
Mike Olt, 3B, TEX -- (Foot) Did not start Saturday with plantar fasciitis.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL -- (Ankle) Wasn't in Saturday's starting lineup and isn't expected to start Sunday.
Josh Rutledge, SS, COL -- (Quadriceps) Is progressing slowly after flareup last Sunday.
Chad Billingsley, P, LA -- (Elbow) MRI showed same inflammation that put him on DL earlier this season.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI -- (Back) Was unavailable for Saturday's game.
Domonic Brown. OF, PHI -- (Knee) Soreness causes missed start Saturday.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS -- (Hamstring) Mild strain makes him miss weekend's games.
Mike Morse, OF, WAS -- (Hand) Did not play after Saturday after being hit by a pitch Friday.

Disabled List
Rich Hill, P, BOS -- (Elbow) On Friday pitched for the second consecutive game at Triple-A.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS -- (Neck) Will start Monday against the Royals.
Orlando Hudson, 2B, CHW -- (Foot) Will begin rehab assignment Monday.
Jeff Niemann, P, TB -- (Leg) May not start in rotation when he returns to Rays.
Mike Napoli, C, TEX -- (Quadriceps) Caught bullpen session and ran bases Friday.
Koji Uehara, P, TEX -- (Ribs) On track to come off disabled list Sunday.
Ben Sheets, P, ATL -- (Shoulder) Placed on disabled list with inflammation.
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARZ -- (Back) Was not activated Friday as expected after setback.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL -- (Groin) Recorded a hit in first rehab game at Double-A.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI -- (Foot) Scheduled to begin running Tuesday.
Nate Schierholtz, OF, PHI -- (Toe) Begins rehab assignment Sunday.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT -- (Hamstring) Manager says he is continuing to improve.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Brian Schneider, C, PHI (retroactive to 8/24)
Ben Sheets, P, ATL (retroactive 8/25)

Activated from DL
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
Jeremy Hefner, P, NYM
CC Sabathia, P, NYY
Ryan Flaherty, 3B, BAL
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
Chad Beck, P, TOR (optioned to Triple-A)
Collin McHugh, P, NYM (optioned to Triple-A)
J.C. Romero, P, BAL (designated for assignment)
Tommy Hunter, P, BAL (optioned to Triple-A)
Rubby De La Rosa, P, LAD (optioned to Triple-A)
Junichi Tazawa, P, BOS (optioned to Triple-A)
Luke Putkonen, P, DET (optioned to Triple-A)
Anthony Gose, OF, TOR (optioned to Triple-A)
Adeiny Hechavarria, 3B, TOR (optioned to Triple-A)
Chris Rusin, P, CHC (optioned to Triple-A)
Armando Galarraga, P, HOU (outrighted to Triple-A)
Chuckie Fick, P, HOU (optioned to Triple-A)
Tim Corcoran, P, LAD (assigned to Triple-A)
Mike McClendon, P, MIL (outrighted to Triple-A)
Blake Lalli, C, CHC (outrighted to Triple-A)

Called Up
Luis Hernandez, 2B, TEX
Steve Lerud, C, PHI
Brian Matusz, P, BAL
Josh Spence, P, SD
Alex Castellanos, P, LAD
Jeff Bianchi, SS, MIL
Drew Smyly, P, DET
Brooks Raley, P, CHC
Fernando Abad, P, HOU
Miguel Bautista, P, ATL

Traded
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (from BOS to LAD)
Josh Beckett, P (from BOS to LAD)
Carl Crawford, OF (from BOS to LAD)
Nick Punto, INF (from BOS to LAD)
James Loney, 1B (from LAD to BOS)
Ivan DeJesus, Jr., INF (from LAD to BOS)
Allen Webster, P (from LAD to BOS)

Signed
Sam Lewis, P, KC
Tim Corcoran, P, LAD

Closer Watch
Red Sox -- Andrew Bailey made his first appearance for Boston on August 14 when he struck out one and walked another against Baltimore. On Friday, ten days after returning to the bigs, Bailey finally got his first save for Boston against Kansas City by pitching a perfect one-and-one-third innings. The man that was supposed to start the season as Jonathan Papelbon's replacement should now be the man when it comes to save opportunities for Boston.

Brewers -- John Axford was given a three-run lead Friday against Pittsburgh to start the ninth inning, but after giving up two runs off two hits and two walks, Kam Loe was called in to shut down the rally. Loe did exactly that by stricking out the Gabby Sanchez to give Milwaukee a 6-5 win. The save was Loe's second of the season, but he shouldn't be necessarily considered as the next in line to Axford's closing role because the team still has Frank Rodriguez and Jim Henderson as possible replacements, who may have gotten the save opportunity over Loe if they hadn't already pitched Friday.

Angels -- After starting nine games for the Angels in 2012 Garrett Richards picked up his first MLB save Friday against the Tigers. With a bullpen that had been overworked Richards was called upon to record the last two outs in a one-run game, and made it look easy by recording two strikeouts on only seven pitches. Even though Richards was dominant on Friday, this should only be noted as a spot save, but if given the opportunity again, he has proven that he has what it takes to finish a game in a pressure situation.

Astros -- Wilton Lopez recorded his second save of the season Friday by recording the last four outs for Houston against New York at Citi Field. It seems that Rodriguez is Houston's closer, but that really doesn't mean much as the team doesn't really have that many save opportunities. The last Houston pitcher that wasn't Lopez to record a save was Brett Myers on July 16, and since then Lopez has only notched one save not including the one Friday against New York.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Casey Kotchman - 1BCLE vs NYY
8/26 1:05 PM
Freddy Garcia5-12.41703221.667.4671.133
Miguel Cabrera - 3BDET vs LAA
8/26 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana4-11.36411312.636.4171.053
Gerald Laird - CDET vs LAA
8/26 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana6-18.33303104.556.316.871
Russell Martin - CNYY @ CLE
8/26 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez9-28.32102577.393.457.850
Jay Bruce - OFCIN vs STL
8/26 1:10 PM
Adam Wainwright3-11.27311212.545.333.879
Rafael Furcal - SSSTL @ CIN
8/26 1:10 PM
Homer Bailey5-12.41700202.417.417.833
Matt Holliday - OFSTL @ CIN
8/26 1:10 PM
Homer Bailey6-15.40012324.667.4711.137
Danny Espinosa - 2BWAS @ PHI
8/26 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee7-10.700345011.700.7002.400
Kurt Suzuki - CWAS @ PHI
8/26 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee7-17.41202322.529.4741.003
Adam Dunn - 1BCWS vs SEA
8/26 2:10 PM
Kevin Millwood8-19.421667061.368.4761.845
Kevin Youkilis - 3BCWS vs SEA
8/26 2:10 PM
Kevin Millwood7-15.46701031.533.5561.089
Chone Figgins - 3BSEA @ CWS
8/26 2:10 PM
Gavin Floyd6-24.25013274.458.419.878
Joe Mauer - CMIN @ TEX
8/26 3:05 PM
Scott Feldman5-14.35711402.571.357.929
Carlos Lee - OFMIA @ LAD
8/26 4:10 PM
Aaron Harang17-46.37016815.565.375.940
Chase Headley - 3BSD @ ARI
8/26 4:10 PM
Joe Saunders6-17.35303120.588.4211.009
Chipper Jones - 3BATL @ SF
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum6-20.30013104.550.300.850
Brian McCann - CATL @ SF
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum9-27.333153110.593.357.950
Angel Pagan - OFSF vs ATL
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Hudson11-28.39312515.536.400.936
Hunter Pence - OFSF vs ATL
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Hudson5-13.38501011.462.429.890
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Ubaldo JimenezCLE vs NYY
8/26 1:05 PM
Yankees Batters16-74.2160361521.279.348.627
Adam WainwrightSTL @ CIN
8/26 1:10 PM
Reds Batters14-77.182135613.262.241.502
Cliff LeePHI vs WAS
8/26 1:35 PM
Nationals Batters29-94.3093910324.468.328.796
Gavin FloydCWS vs SEA
8/26 2:10 PM
Mariners Batters14-87.1612631121.288.255.543
Mark BuehrleMIA @ LAD
8/26 4:10 PM
Dodgers Batters40-169.23731120514.342.255.597

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET vs LAA
8/26 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana2-14.14300213.143.188.330
Delmon Young - OFDET vs LAA
8/26 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana3-16.18800116.188.235.423
Alberto Callaspo - 3BLAA @ DET
8/26 1:05 PM
Max Scherzer1-10.10000022.100.250.350
Casey McGehee - 3BNYY @ CLE
8/26 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez2-12.16700023.167.286.452
Mark Teixeira - 1BNYY @ CLE
8/26 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez0-10.00000125.000.167.167
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN vs STL
8/26 1:10 PM
Adam Wainwright4-25.16000114.160.192.352
Scott Rolen - 3BCIN vs STL
8/26 1:10 PM
Adam Wainwright2-10.20001022.300.333.633
Drew Stubbs - OFCIN vs STL
8/26 1:10 PM
Adam Wainwright2-10.20001213.400.273.673
Ian Desmond - SSWAS @ PHI
8/26 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee2-10.20001014.300.273.573
Jayson Werth - OFWAS @ PHI
8/26 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee2-13.15401106.231.143.374
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS @ PHI
8/26 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee1-12.08300003.083.083.167
Miguel Olivo - CSEA @ CWS
8/26 2:10 PM
Gavin Floyd2-13.15402015.308.214.522
Justin Smoak - 1BSEA @ CWS
8/26 2:10 PM
Gavin Floyd2-16.12511113.313.176.489
Starlin Castro - SSCHC vs COL
8/26 2:20 PM
Jhoulys Chacin1-10.10001101.300.100.400
Mark Ellis - 2BLAD vs MIA
8/26 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle9-49.18401035.204.231.435
Adam Kennedy - 2BLAD vs MIA
8/26 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle3-17.17600101.176.176.353
Jose Reyes - SSMIA @ LAD
8/26 4:10 PM
Aaron Harang2-13.15400212.154.214.368
Cameron Maybin - OFSD @ ARI
8/26 4:10 PM
Joe Saunders2-11.18200001.182.182.364
Michael Bourn - OFATL @ SF
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum5-21.23801117.286.273.558
Dan Uggla - 2BATL @ SF
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum0-10.00000026.000.167.167
Pablo Sandoval - 3BSF vs ATL
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Hudson1-11.09100100.091.091.182
Ryan Theriot - SSSF vs ATL
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Hudson1-12.08300002.083.083.167
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Homer BaileyCIN vs StL
8/26 1:10 PM
Cardinals Batters23-67.343276811.516.413.929
Kevin MillwoodSEA @ CWS
8/26 2:10 PM
White Sox Batters40-116.34571113818.550.401.951
Aaron HarangLAD vs Mia
8/26 4:10 PM
Marlins Batters28-93.3012813518.437.333.770
Joe SaundersARI vs SD
8/26 4:10 PM
Padres Batters22-85.25916477.379.314.692
 

Recommended Pickup

Other Recent Recommendations:
John Mayberry, 1B/OF, PHI -- In a seven game stretch from August 18-24 Mayberry smashed two home runs, six RBIs, and six runs, while going collecting a .375 batting average in 24 at-bats. Mayberry was selected in the first round of the 2005 draft by the Rangers, but has seen limited time at the MLB level until this year after Philadelphia sent Shane Victorino to Los Angeles and Hunter Pence to San Francisco. Mayberry is eligible in most fantasy leagues at left field, center field, and even first base, meaning that he could prove to be a valuable member of certain fantasy team's benches that are in need of a little bit of flexibility. If Mayberry is able to continue to show the same power that he has in the past week then he may start to be in contention for your starting lineup during this season's stretch run.

Other recent recommendations: Pedro Ciriaco, Tyler Skaggs, Wilin Rosario, Brett Anderson, and Tyler Colvin

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