Tuesday Lineup Card: Perky Royals Saved in Holland

Tuesday Lineup Card: Perky Royals Saved in Holland

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Projected Starters – A look at Tuesday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Red Sox (Erik Bedard - L) @ Orioles (Zach Britton - L), 7:05
Indians (Jeanmar Gomez - R) @ Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 7:05
Nationals (John Lannan - L) @ Marlins (Javier Vazquez - R), 7:10
Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R) @ Mets (Chris Capuano - L), 7:10
Yankees (TBD) @ Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R), 7:10
Phillies (Roy Oswalt - R) @ Braves (Derek Lowe - R), 7:10
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook - R) @ Astros (Henry Sosa - R), 8:05
Royals (Sean O'Sullivan - R) @ Twins (Anthony Swarzak - R), 8:05
Pirates (Ross Ohlendorf - R) @ Brewers (Randy Wolf - L), 8:10
Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez - R) @ White Sox (Mark Buehrle - L), 8:10
Dodgers (Hiroki Kuroda - R) @ Diamondbacks (Jarrod Parker - R), 9:40
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) @ Angels (Ervin Santana - ), 10:05
Cubs (Matt Garza - R) @ Padres (Anthony Bass - R), 10:05
A's (Trevor Cahill - R) @ Mariners (Blake Beavan - R), 10:10
Rockies (Alex White - R) @ Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L), 10:15

Day game after a night game: None

Injuries – A brief look at players who have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)
Alex Rios, OF, CHI-A - (Face) Not in Monday's lineup after running into the wall Sunday
David DeJesus, OF, OAK - (Hip) Not expected to play Monday
Phil Hughes, P, NY-A - (Back) Will pitch out of the bullpen thru ALDS
Felix Hernandez, P, SEA - (Forearm) Bruise is OK, but he doesn't have another scheduled start for 2011
Wilson Betemit, 3B, DET - (Knee) Still in pain and out of the lineup
Jason Varitek, C, BOS - (Knee) Scratched from Monday's lineup
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Wrist) Out for final few games
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL - (Hip) Only available in "emergency" situations
Jason Bay, OF, NY-N - (Illness) Out again Monday
Angel Pagan, OF, NY-N - (Head) Won't play Monday
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI - (Toe) Dealing with toe and heel problems, received a cortisone shot
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, CHI-N - (Quadriceps) Eyeing a Tuesday return
Justin Upton, OF, AZ - (Head) Will undergo baseline concussion tests prior to Monday's game, out of the lineup
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT – (Abdomen) Out of the lineup Monday after taking a pitch in BP
Cody Ross, OF, SF – (Hamstring) Done for the year

Players on the DL/Out
Mark Trumbo, 1B, ANA - (Foot) Out for the rest of the season
Peter Moylan, P, ATL - (Shoulder) Will go under the knife, much of 2012 season in doubt
George Sherrill, P, AT L - (Elbow) Returned to the Braves on Sunday, should be active for Monday's game
Tommy Hanson, P, ATL - (Shoulder) Did not throw BP on Sunday, and will not start Wednesday
Russ Mitchell, 1B, LA - (Wrist) Surgery on tap for Tuesday

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

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
NA

Activated from DL
George Sherrill, P, BAL

Called Up
Luis Esposito, C, BOS

Sent Down
NA

Designated for Assignment
NA

Closer Watch – A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (also check out our Closer Grid)

Kansas City - It looks like Greg Holland will be the guy for the Royals' final two games, as Joakim Soria remains out with a hamstring injury. Holland picked up his fourth save in Sunday's win over the White Sox, and his 11.1 K/9 leads the club.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Vladimir Guerrero - DHBAL vs BOS
9/27 7:05 PM
Erik Bedard6-13.46212322.769.5331.302
Asdrubal Cabrera - SSCLE @ DET
9/27 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer3-11.27311225.545.385.930
Travis Hafner - DHCLE @ DET
9/27 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer6-10.60011321.900.6671.567
Matt LaPorta - 1BCLE @ DET
9/27 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer2-10.20012121.600.333.933
Wilson Betemit - 3BDET vs CLE
9/27 7:05 PM
Jeanmar Gomez3-10.30022322.900.4171.317
Alex Gonzalez - SSATL vs PHI
9/27 7:10 PM
Roy Oswalt12-27.44424314.741.4641.205
Jack Wilson - SSATL vs PHI
9/27 7:10 PM
Roy Oswalt23-59.39007735.525.429.954
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN @ NYM
9/27 7:10 PM
Chris Capuano10-23.43512203.609.4351.044
Omar Infante - 2BFLA vs WAS
9/27 7:10 PM
John Lannan5-11.45501001.545.4551.000
Ronny Paulino - CNYM vs CIN
9/27 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo6-14.42903342.643.5561.199
Chase Utley - 2BPHI @ ATL
9/27 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe12-30.40025330.700.4551.155
Johnny Damon - OFTB vs NYY
9/27 7:10 PM
Bartolo Colon12-29.41413342.586.4851.071
Alex Cora - SSWAS @ FLA
9/27 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez8-16.50001120.563.5561.119
Ivan Rodriguez - CWAS @ FLA
9/27 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez13-29.44816507.759.4481.207
Carlos Lee - OFHOU vs STL
9/27 8:05 PM
Jake Westbrook11-25.44013522.640.4811.121
Craig Counsell - SSMIL vs PIT
9/27 8:10 PM
Ross Ohlendorf5-11.45501211.545.5001.045
Prince Fielder - 1BMIL vs PIT
9/27 8:10 PM
Ross Ohlendorf2-10.20022314.800.2501.050
Ronny Cedeno - SSPIT @ MIL
9/27 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf10-20.50003221.650.5221.172
Jose Bautista - 3BTOR @ CWS
9/27 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle4-16.25012244.500.400.900
Mark Teahen - 3BTOR @ CWS
9/27 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle24-53.45319629.660.4911.151
Chris Woodward - 3BTOR @ CWS
9/27 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle3-11.27302033.545.4671.012
Torii Hunter - OFLAA vs TEX
9/27 10:05 PM
Colby Lewis2-11.18212123.545.308.853
Adrian Beltre - 3BTEX @ LAA
9/27 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana10-47.213341038.447.260.707
Nelson Cruz - OFTEX @ LAA
9/27 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana8-30.26734409.600.267.867
Ian Kinsler - 2BTEX @ LAA
9/27 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana13-36.36116335.611.4251.036
Michael Young - 3BTEX @ LAA
9/27 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana24-64.3753612214.563.377.940
Ichiro Suzuki - OFSEA vs OAK
9/27 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill7-15.46702020.600.5561.156
Dexter Fowler - OFCOL @ SF
9/27 10:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner4-10.40001000.600.4001.000
Carlos Gonzalez - OFCOL @ SF
9/27 10:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner4-11.364234211.000.4621.462
Todd Helton - 1BCOL @ SF
9/27 10:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner4-10.40000202.400.400.800
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Derek LoweATL vs PHI
9/27 7:10 PM
Phillies Batters59-267.221516181633.320.265.585
Hiroki KurodaLAD @ ARI
9/27 9:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters13-64.203256618.364.271.635
Colby LewisTEX @ LAA
9/27 10:05 PM
Angels Batters12-67.1793641016.371.286.657

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Dan Uggla - 2BATL vs PHI
9/27 7:10 PM
Roy Oswalt3-22.13601158.182.296.478
Edgar Renteria - SSCIN @ NYM
9/27 7:10 PM
Chris Capuano2-15.13300105.133.133.266
Angel Pagan - OFNYM vs CIN
9/27 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo3-16.18811102.375.188.563
John Bowker - OFPHI @ ATL
9/27 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe2-10.20001011.300.273.573
Ryan Howard - 1BPHI @ ATL
9/27 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe9-42.21401527.238.250.488
Raul Ibanez - OFPHI @ ATL
9/27 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe6-38.15822623.316.200.516
Jimmy Rollins - SSPHI @ ATL
9/27 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe8-38.21102001.263.211.474
Brian Schneider - CPHI @ ATL
9/27 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe2-13.15401033.231.313.544
Wilson Valdez - SSPHI @ ATL
9/27 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe2-13.15400205.154.154.308
Shane Victorino - OFPHI @ ATL
9/27 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe6-30.20011114.300.226.526
B.J. Upton - OFTB vs NYY
9/27 7:10 PM
Bartolo Colon2-11.18200125.182.308.490
Jayson Werth - OFWAS @ FLA
9/27 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez2-22.09100028.091.200.291
Ryan Braun - OFMIL vs PIT
9/27 8:10 PM
Ross Ohlendorf1-12.08300002.083.083.166
Ryan Ludwick - OFPIT @ MIL
9/27 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf3-15.20000135.200.350.550
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT @ MIL
9/27 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf4-20.20000123.200.261.461
Neil Walker - 2BPIT @ MIL
9/27 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf2-10.20002101.400.200.600
Adam Lind - 1BTOR @ CWS
9/27 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle0-12.00000004.000.000.000
Justin Upton - OFARI vs LAD
9/27 9:40 PM
Hiroki Kuroda2-12.16700115.167.231.398
Howie Kendrick - 2BLAA vs TEX
9/27 10:05 PM
Colby Lewis1-10.10000015.100.182.282
Vernon Wells - OFLAA vs TEX
9/27 10:05 PM
Colby Lewis3-15.20012121.467.294.761
Jeremy Hermida - OFSD vs CHC
9/27 10:05 PM
Matt Garza2-11.18201013.273.250.523
Josh Hamilton - OFTEX @ LAA
9/27 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana4-24.16713512.375.192.567
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Max ScherzerDET vs Cle
9/27 7:05 PM
Indians Batters23-76.30348141116.509.391.899
Jeanmar GomezCLE @ Det
9/27 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters28-68.4123111548.670.4281.098
Roy OswaltPHI @ Atl
9/27 7:10 PM
Braves Batters53-161.329217201426.465.390.855
Javier VazquezFLA vs Was
9/27 7:10 PM
Nationals Batters28-92.3041109623.437.355.792
Chris CapuanoNYM vs Cin
9/27 7:10 PM
Reds Batters21-63.3333610517.542.382.924
Mark BuehrleCWS vs Tor
9/27 8:10 PM
Blue Jays Batters36-109.330314101020.524.399.924
Ervin SantanaLAA vs Tex
9/27 10:05 PM
Rangers Batters82-272.3021426491449.502.333.835
 

Recommended Pickup

Greg Holland, P, KC

I briefly mentioned Holland in the "closer watch" section above, and he seems like a good answer for the "Who should I pick up with two days left?" question. As mentioned above, Holland has apparently taken over the closer reins from the injured Joakim Soria, and there might be a save or two waiting for him with the Royals' offense acting perky of late. He's also the kind of guy who might appear in a middle inning if a save chance isn't coming, and he could K several in either situation. I could also see Holland challenge Soria for the closer role in 2012 if Soria continues to slide.

Other recent recommendations:Jarrod Parker, Chris Parmelee, Steve Cishek, Drew Pomeranz, Jerry Sands, Octavio Dotel

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