Thursday Lineup Card: Scooting Along

Thursday Lineup Card: Scooting Along

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

1 – TB (Cesar Ramos – L) at BOS (Jake Peavy – R), 1:05 PM ET
2 – TB (Chris Archer – R) at BOS (Felix Doubront – L), 7:10 PM ET
1 – LAD (Dan Haren – R) at MIN (Mike Pelfrey – R), 1:10 PM ET
2 – LAD (Josh Beckett – R) at MIN (Kris Johnson – L), 7:10 PM ET
1 – PIT (Charlie Morton – R) at BAL (Bud Norris – R), 4:05 PM ET
2 – PIT (Brandon Cumpton – R) at BAL (Chris Tillman – R), 7:35 PM ET
SEA (Roenis Elias – L) at NYY (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 7:05 PM ET
MIL (Marco Estrada – R) at CIN (Homer Bailey – R), 7:10 PM ET
ATL (Ervin Santana – R) at MIA (Henderson Alvarez – L), 7:10 PM ET
TOR (Mark Buehrle – L) at KC (Jeremy Guthrie – R), 8:10 PM ET
NYM (Bartolo Colon – R) at COL (Juan Nicasio – R), 8:40 PM ET

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Alex Avila, C, DET – (Back) He is hopeful he can play Friday.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL – (Oblique) Stayed out of lineup Wednesday, DL could be a possibility.
Melky Cabrera, OF, TOR – (Shin) Left Wednesday with contusion, x-rays negative.
Bruce Chen, P, KC – (Back) Will throw Thursday, could make scheduled start Saturday.
Matt Garza, P, MIL – (Hand) Diagnosed with thumb contusion after Wednesday's start.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE – (Abdomen) Could land on DL.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS – (Quadriceps) Out of lineup Wednesday with soreness.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR – (Back) Out of lineup Wednesday with stiffness.
Donnie Murphy, 3B, TEX – (Foot) Out of Wednesday's lineup for second straight day.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL – (Elbow) Said he will return to lineup Thursday.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL – (Head) Not in Wednesday's lineup, but was a pinch hitter again.

Players on the DL
Sean Burnett, P, LAA – (Elbow) Throwing in extended spring training.
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC – (Groin) No soreness, could rehab this weekend.
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL – (Shoulder) Should be in line to start Sunday.
Aroldis Chapman, P, CIN – (Head) Could return in a week, rehab appearance Thursday.
Tyler Chatwood, P, COL – (Elbow) Left Tuesday's start, placed on DL with tightness.
Alex Cobb, P, TB – (Oblique) Threw off mound Wednesday for first time since going on DL.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL – (Hamstring) No timetable for return.
Dane De La Rosa, P, LAA – (Shoulder) Will throw in extended spring training game Friday.
Scott Feldman, P, HOU – (Biceps) Will throw in bullpen Sunday on day eligible to be activated.
Gavin Floyd, P, ATL – (Elbow) Must be activated Sunday, could be long man.
Jaime Garcia, P, STL – (Shoulder) Will make rehab start Sunday.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, CHW – (Hand) Bruised hand has improved since Saturday.
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, P, PHI – (Shoulder) Will stay stretched out rather than work as reliever.
A.J. Griffin, P, OAK – (Elbow) Had Tommy John surgery Wednesday.
Casey Janssen, P, TOR – (Back) Bullpen session Wednesday, another Friday, then rehab.
Casey Kelly, P, SD – (Elbow) Will make another rehab start this weekend.
Joe Kelly, P, STL – (Hamstring) Long tossed Tuesday, won't be coming off DL when eligible Friday.
Clayton Kershaw, P, LAD – (Back) Allowed two runs, struck out nine in five innings at Double-A Wednesday, next start should be in Dodgers uniform.
Juan Lagares, OF, NYM – (Hamstring) Expected to rejoin Mets Thursday.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL – (Knee) Now due to be activated Thursday.
Jason Motte, P, STL – (Elbow) Will go on rehab at Double-A this weekend.
Darin Ruf, OF, PHI – (Oblique) Will start extended spring training games in two or three days.
Brendan Ryan, SS, NYY – (Back) Appeared in three games since beginning rehab, will remain in rehab for a while longer.
Chris Sale, P, CHW – (Arm) May make a rehab start before being activated, won't be ready when eligible this weekend.
Logan Schafer, OF, MIL – (Hamstring) Rehab moved to Triple-A, should be activated Saturday.
Jacob Turner, P, MIA – (Shoulder) Will rejoin rotation Saturday.

Activated from the DL
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD (from paternity list)

Placed on the DL
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD – transferred to 60-day DL
Tyler Chatwood, P, COL

Called Up
Chad Bettis, P, COL
Ender Inciarte, OF, AZ
Miguel Olivo, C, LAD
Paco Rodriguez, P, LAD

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Tim Federowicz, C, LAD
Roger Kieschnick, OF, AZ
Tommy Medica, 1B, SD
Carlos Triunfel, SS, SEA

Closer Watch

Los Angeles Angels – Newly anointed closer Joe Smith notched saves against Cleveland, his former team, without incident both Monday and Tuesday. Smith allowed one hit and struck out two in the two innings.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – May 1, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Loney1BTB @ BOS
1:05PM
J. Peavy311072513.323.344.6771.021
B. Zobrist2BTB @ BOS
1:05PM
J. Peavy13431213.308.333.6921.026
A. Gonzalez1BLAD @ MIN
1:10PM
M. Pelfrey14332322.214.313.7141.027
M. KempOFLAD @ MIN
1:10PM
M. Pelfrey11610002.545.545.6361.182
J. KubelOFMIN vs LAD
1:10PM
D. Haren18631500.333.333.611.944
J. MauerCMIN vs LAD
1:10PM
D. Haren261031623.385.414.577.991
K. SuzukiCMIN vs LAD
1:10PM
D. Haren19820103.421.421.526.947
N. Walker2BPIT @ BAL
4:05PM
B. Norris21921154.429.538.6191.158
J. UptonOFATL @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez10330102.300.300.600.900
J. BruceOFCIN vs MIL
7:10PM
M. Estrada17654824.353.4211.1181.539
Z. CozartSSCIN vs MIL
7:10PM
M. Estrada13322203.231.231.692.923
B. Phillips2BCIN vs MIL
7:10PM
M. Estrada18621301.333.333.556.889
J. Votto1BCIN vs MIL
7:10PM
M. Estrada13431333.308.438.6921.130
R. BraunOFMIL @ CIN
7:10PM
H. Bailey25951627.360.407.6401.047
S. Gennett2BMIL @ CIN
7:10PM
H. Bailey11520010.455.500.6361.136
R. Weeks2BMIL @ CIN
7:10PM
H. Bailey261342859.500.594.8081.401
B. ButlerDHKC vs TOR
8:10PM
M. Buehrle6020631544.333.369.533.903
A. GordonOFKC vs TOR
8:10PM
M. Buehrle30851335.267.353.500.853
J. BautistaOFTOR @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie308512410.267.353.533.886
M. CabreraOFTOR @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie371371804.351.351.622.973
E. Encarnacion1BTOR @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie301162322.367.412.7001.112
C. Getz2BTOR @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie12721301.583.615.9171.532
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 1, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jake PeavyBOS vs TB
1:05PM
1202715615723.225.265.464.729
Cold Batter Matchups – May 1, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
D. DeJesusOFTB @ BOS
1:05PM
J. Peavy22310328.136.208.227.436
Y. EscobarSSTB @ BOS
1:05PM
J. Peavy10100011.100.182.100.282
E. Longoria3BTB @ BOS
1:05PM
J. Peavy15321201.200.200.533.733
M. OlivoCLAD @ MIN
1:10PM
M. Pelfrey12310004.250.250.333.583
P. Alvarez3BPIT @ BAL
4:05PM
B. Norris142213010.143.143.429.571
J. TabataOFPIT @ BAL
4:05PM
B. Norris19520304.263.263.421.684
K. Seager3BSEA @ NYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda13200002.154.154.154.308
A. SimmonsSSATL @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez12100000.083.083.083.167
R. LudwickOFCIN vs MIL
7:10PM
M. Estrada10100004.100.100.100.200
C. GomezOFMIL @ CIN
7:10PM
H. Bailey20300114.150.190.150.340
J. SeguraSSMIL @ CIN
7:10PM
H. Bailey15310111.200.294.267.561
O. Infante2BKC vs TOR
8:10PM
M. Buehrle17200102.118.118.118.235
D. NavarroCTOR @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie15300103.200.200.200.400
J. Morneau1BCOL vs NYM
8:40PM
B. Colon11000124.000.143.000.143
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 1, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Dan HarenLAD @ MIN
1:10PM
76301021336.395.412.575.987
Homer BaileyCIN vs MIL
7:10PM
17454207291836.310.380.507.888
Marco EstradaMIL @ CIN
7:10PM
852012816519.235.278.581.859
Jeremy GuthrieKC vs TOR
8:10PM
1454924823723.338.376.6261.003

Recommended Pickup

Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL – After opening the season hitting low in the Brewers order, Gennett has seen opportunities to take Jean Segura's No. 2 slot between Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun. That is a pretty good place to land. With Braun out indefinitely, the Brewers turned to Gennett to hit No. 3. That shows how committed the organization is to Gennett. Gennett is hitting .296/.337/.407 on the season, not bad for a middle infielder in his first full season at the MLB level. Do not forget he emerged with a .324/.356/.479 slash in 69 games in 2013.

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DraftStreet Value Picks

SP: Chris Archer, TB ($12,661)
C: Mike Zunino, SEA ($4,051)
1B: James Loney ($6,015)
2B: Ben Zobrist ($6,445)
SS: J.J. Hardy ($4,541)
3B: Jonathan Schoop ($4,407)
OF: Wil Myers ($4,861)

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