Thursday Lineup Card: Look To Deal Clippard?

Thursday Lineup Card: Look To Deal Clippard?

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

Indians (Corey Kluber – R) at Rays (Matt Moore – L), 12:10
Giants (Matt Cain – R) at Marlins (Jose Fernandez – R), 12:10
Pirates (Francisco Liriano – L) at Tigers (Kyle Ryan – L), 1:08
Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R) at Mets (Jacob deGrom – R), 1:10
Brewers (Matt Garza – R) at Phillies (Chad Billingsley – R), 6:35
Rangers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Orioles (Kevin Gausman – R), 7:05
Red Sox (Wade Miley – L) at Blue Jays (Matt Boyd – L), 7:07
Nationals (Max Scherzer – R) at Braves (Manny Banuelos – L), 7:10
Padres (Tyson Ross – R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia – L), 7:15
Twins (Kyle Gibson – R) at Royals (Chris Young – R), 8:10
Rockies (Chris Rusin – L) at Diamondbacks (Jeremy Hellickson – R), 9:40
Mariners (Roenis Elias – L) at Athletics (Scott Kazmir – L), 10:05

Day Game After Night Game: CLE/TB, SF/MIA, PIT/DET and CHC/NYM

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (Ribs) – Took part in on-field activities and could return Friday.
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX (Mouth) – Underwent an oral procedure on Wednesday, but should be back in action on Thursday.
Jaime Garcia, SP, STL (Groin) – Will not start on Thursday, although he will avoid the DL.
Colby Rasmus, OF, HOU (Illness) – Missed Wednesday's game due to a skin infection.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, SD (Ankle) – Did not start on Wednesday.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, NYM (Knee) – Will likely need a few days to recover, although a DL stint is not expected.
Shane Robinson, OF, MIN (Elbow) – Left Wednesday's game after getting hit by a pitch.

Players on the DL

David Wright, 3B, NYM (Back) – Could begin limited baseball activities next week.
Hunter Pence, OF, SF (Wrist) – Likely won't return to the lineup until after the All-Star break.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (Foot) – Felt some discomfort while running the bases on Wednesday.
Jered Weaver, SP, LAA (Hip) – Threw a full bullpen session on Wednesday.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, NYY (Knee) – Was able to play at Triple-A Tampa on Wednesday.
Brandon Morrow, SP, SD (Shoulder) – Will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.
Andrew Miller, RP, NYY (Forearm) – May return to the Yankees before the All-Star break.
Aaron Sanchez, SP, TOR (Back) – Threw off a mound for the first time since mid-June.
Raisel Iglesias, SP, CIN (Oblique) – Expected to make two more rehab starts before being activated from the DL.
Michael Saunders, OF, TOR (Knee) – Expected to require a long rehab assignment before being activated from the DL.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS (Hamstring) – Expected to take batting practice on Thursday.
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS (Hand) – Will likely be activated from the DL on Thursday.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI (Ankle) – When Utley returns, he may have to battle Cesar Hernandez for playing time.

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

Activated from the DL

Dan Jennings, RP, CHW
Mike Morin, RP, LAA

Called Up

Taylor Dugas, OF, NYY
Preston Guilmet, RP, TB
C.J. Riefenhauser, RP, TB
Tyler Wilson, RP, BAL

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

Ronald Belisario, RP, TB
Delmon Young, OF, BAL
Steve Tolleson, 2B, TOR
Kirby Yates, RP, TB
Junior Guerra, RP, CHW
Cam Bedrosian, RP, BOS
Esmil Rogers, RP, NYY

Closer Watch

Oakland Athletics – Tyler Clippard was able to lock down his 14th save of the season for the Athletics, pitching 1.1 innings, while striking out two batters on Wednesday. Clippard has been a solid fixture in the late innings for the A's, although it might be a great time to consider selling him in your leagues. Clippard is a free agent in 2016 and if the A's don't get back into the playoff race soon, GM Billy Beane could sell Clippard off to the highest bidder, which may just be a club that's looking to shore up their seventh and/or eighth innings.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – July 2, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Aviles2BCLE @ TB
12:10PM
M. Moore10311112.300.364.600.964
D. DeJesusDHTB vs CLE
12:10PM
C. Kluber12430203.333.333.583.917
E. Longoria3BTB vs CLE
12:10PM
C. Kluber10411313.400.455.7001.155
M. Cabrera1BDET vs PIT
1:08PM
F. Liriano35952788.257.386.514.901
R. DavisOFDET vs PIT
1:08PM
F. Liriano23741214.304.333.565.899
V. Martinez1BDET vs PIT
1:08PM
F. Liriano281371746.464.531.7861.317
C. GrandersonOFNYM vs CHC
1:10PM
J. Arrieta26953833.346.400.8081.208
A. Ramirez3BMIL @ PHI
6:35PM
C. Billingsley24841324.333.385.6251.010
D. BrownOFPHI vs MIL
6:35PM
M. Garza10320120.300.417.500.917
C. RuizCPHI vs MIL
6:35PM
M. Garza14520011.357.400.500.900
N. MarkakisOFATL vs WAS
7:10PM
M. Scherzer16520035.313.421.438.859
A. EscobarSSKC vs MIN
8:10PM
K. Gibson17810102.471.500.5291.029
A. GordonOFKC vs MIN
8:10PM
K. Gibson14521431.357.471.6431.113
M. Moustakas3BKC vs MIN
8:10PM
K. Gibson15520021.333.412.467.878
R. Cano2BSEA @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir399337013.231.250.462.712
F. GutierrezOFSEA @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir18733501.389.389.8891.278
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 2, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Chris YoungKC vs MIN
8:10PM
721283956.167.221.370.590
Scott KazmirOAK vs SEA
10:05PM
1443110618439.215.247.366.613
Cold Batter Matchups – July 2, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Baker2BMIA vs SF
12:10PM
M. Cain11200004.182.182.182.364
Y. CespedesOFDET vs PIT
1:08PM
F. Liriano12100002.083.154.083.237
I. Kinsler2BDET vs PIT
1:08PM
F. Liriano20331244.150.292.400.692
R. Howard1BPHI vs MIL
6:35PM
M. Garza13000025.000.133.000.133
S. PearceOFBAL vs TEX
7:05PM
Y. Gallardo14211115.143.200.357.557
R. MartinCTOR vs BOS
7:07PM
W. Miley12310106.250.250.333.583
L. CainOFKC vs MIN
8:10PM
K. Gibson13200015.154.214.154.368
O. Infante2BKC vs MIN
8:10PM
K. Gibson10200012.200.273.200.473
K. Morales1BKC vs MIN
8:10PM
K. Gibson11110101.091.167.182.348
S. PerezCKC vs MIN
8:10PM
K. Gibson16200104.125.125.125.250
B. Dozier2BMIN @ KC
8:10PM
C. Young11221211.182.250.545.795
T. HunterOFMIN @ KC
8:10PM
C. Young12211312.167.231.417.647
J. Mauer1BMIN @ KC
8:10PM
C. Young14210010.143.200.214.414
T. Plouffe3BMIN @ KC
8:10PM
C. Young10220102.200.200.500.700
K. SuzukiCMIN @ KC
8:10PM
C. Young11221200.182.182.545.727
W. BloomquistSSSEA @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir19200003.105.150.105.255
A. JacksonOFSEA @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir17300019.176.222.176.399
K. Seager3BSEA @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir10110102.100.100.200.300
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 2, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Francisco LirianoPIT @ DET
1:08PM
14040206201934.286.374.525.899
Max ScherzerWAS @ ATL
7:10PM
8626817320.302.322.430.753
Recommended Pickup

Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX – Okay, so maybe you've been hiding out like a turtle in his shell the last week or so. And maybe you haven't, but you're just not taking Moreland seriously. Well, Moreland deserves attention in all formats right now, especially with his massive homer-binge that he's been on. Yeah, that's right… massive. As of June 25, Moreland has SIX home runs. You read that correctly, six home runs. Sure, the binge will end at some point but you've got to add him while you can. It's not like Moreland is just coming on at this point, as he's putting up this line to this point: .305 AVG, 26 R, 14 HR and 43 RBI. Get Moreland while you can.

Other Recent Recommendations:Kendall Graveman, Michael Taylor, Matt Cain, Welington Castillo, Justin Turner and Randal Grichuk

DraftKings Value Picks

SP: Chris Young, KC ($5,500)
C: J.T. Realmuto, MIA ($3,100)
1B: Victor Martinez, DET ($3,900)
2B: Kolten Wong, STL ($3,700)
SS: Ian Desmond, WAS ($3,900)
3B: Josh Harrison, PIT ($3,800)
OF: Randal Grichuk, STL ($3,700)

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