Tuesday Lineup Card: Drawing a LeBlanc

Tuesday Lineup Card: Drawing a LeBlanc

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Tuesday's Starters
AL
Orioles (Chris Tillman - R) at Yankees (Ivan Nova - R), 7:05
Tigers (Justin Verlander - R) at Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R), 7:10
Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Rangers (Derek Holland - L), 8:05
White Sox (Francisco Liriano - L) at Twins (Nick Blackburn - R), 8:10
Indians (Derek Lowe - R) at Royals (Luke Hochevar - R), 8:10
Rays (James Shields - R) at Athletics (Tommy Milone - L), 10:05
Blue Jays (Aaron Laffey - L) at Mariners (Jason Vargas - L), 10:10

NL
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R), 7:05
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Braves (Kris Medlen - R), 7:10
Padres (Jason Marquis - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 7:10
Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R) at Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R), 8:05
Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Cardinals (Kyle Lohse - R) at Rockies (Jeff Francis - L), 8:40
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L) at Dodgers (Chris Capuano - L), 10:10
Mets (Matt Harvey - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Mark Trumbo, 1B, LAA - (Ribs) Was not in the lineup on Monday due to a dislocated rib.
Jim Thome, DH, BAL - (Neck) Returned to Baltimore on Monday for an MRI.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Hamstring) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Mike Aviles, 2B, BOS - (Toe) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Dan Haren, P, LAA - (Back) Was evaluated after his bullpen session Monday and might miss his next scheduled start on Wednesday.
Chris Sale, P, CHW - (Arm) Is expected to make his next start in approximately five or six days.

NL
Rafael Furcal, SS, STL - (Back) Though the Cardinals insist Furcal's back injury is minor, there is concern.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL - (Hand) Was not in the lineup on Monday due to blisters on his hand.
Matt Garza, P, CHC - (Triceps) His bullpen session on Monday reportedly went well.

Disabled List
AL
Mark Lowe, P, TEX - (Abdomen) Will make two final rehab appearances this week.
Dan Schlereth, P, TEX - (Shoulder) Is nearing a rehab assignment.
Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY - (Ankle) Will have another rehab outing in Double-A Trenton on Tuesday.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS - (Achilles) Unlikely to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
John Danks, P, CHW - (Shoulder) Threw a side session Monday, with little progress to report.
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA - (Toe) Could be ready for the start of the series against Oakland next Monday.
Andrew Bailey, P, BOS - (Thumb) Will actually begin his rehab assignment on Wednesday, not Monday as was previously reported.

NL
Jaime Garcia, P, STL - (Shoulder) Threw during a minor league rehab assignment on Monday.
Jason Castro, C, HOU - (Knee) Will likely continue his rehab at the Astros' spring training facility this week.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL - (Finger) Braves expect him to return to the lineup in approximately six weeks.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN - (Knee) Has not yet been able to resume hitting and still has no timetable for a return.
Jonathan Herrera, SS, COL - (Wrist) Continued his rehab assignment with a game in Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.
Shaun Marcum, P, MIL - (Elbow) Will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Juan Cruz, P, PIT - (Elbow) Will throw a 25-30 pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG - (Hamstring) Played catch before Monday's game.
Frank Francisco, P, NYM - (Oblique) Will likely pitch in Double-A Binghampton on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Johan Santana, P, NYM - (Ankle) Will throw off a mound on Thursday for the first time since being placed on the DL.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX
Mike Baxter, OF, NYM

Placed on DL
Joe Thatcher, P, SDP
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR

Designated for Assignment
Lyle Overbay, 1B, ARI

Optioned to Triple-A
Leonys Martin, OF, TEX
Hector Santiago, P, CHW
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF, NYM
Tyler Thornburg, P, MIL
Derek Norris, C, OAK
Fautino De Los Santos, P, MIL
Brian Bixler, 2B, HOU

Called Up
David Cooper, 1B, TOR
Brad Boxberger, P, SDP
Brett Wallace, 1B, HOU
Jeff Manship, P, MIN
Mike McClendon, P, MIL

Closer Watch
Royals: It does not currently appear that a trade involving closer Jonathan Broxton is close. With the trade deadline Tuesday afternoon, it appears that there may not be a change in Kansas City.

Mets: As noted above, Frank Francisco is expected to pitch on Tuesday and Wednesday with Double-A Binghampton. If all goes well he could potentially return to the Mets' bullpen soon thereafter.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Chipper Jones - 3BATL vs MIA
7/31 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco14-31.452481032.968.4861.454
Brian McCann - CATL vs MIA
7/31 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco14-38.368691818.921.3751.296
Scott Rolen - 3BCIN vs SD
7/31 7:10 PM
Jason Marquis6-28.21433512.536.267.803
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET @ BOS
7/31 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett4-12.33301031.417.467.884
Delmon Young - OFDET @ BOS
7/31 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett5-14.35703113.571.400.971
Torii Hunter - OFLAA @ TEX
7/31 8:05 PM
Derek Holland2-10.20011232.500.385.885
Mitch Moreland - 1BTEX vs LAA
7/31 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver4-11.364232131.000.4171.417
Shin-Soo Choo - OFCLE @ KC
7/31 8:10 PM
Luke Hochevar13-23.5653710241.130.6001.730
Gordon Beckham - 2BCWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn6-15.40012302.667.4001.067
A.J. Pierzynski - CCWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn12-32.37503303.469.382.851
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn10-26.38501041.423.484.907
Alex Rios - OFCWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn5-15.33312102.600.333.933
Kevin Youkilis - 3BCWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn4-10.40001103.600.4001.000
Todd Helton - 1BCOL vs STL
7/31 8:40 PM
Kyle Lohse8-17.47113440.765.5711.336
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jeff FrancisCOL vs STL
7/31 8:40 PM
Cardinals Batters16-72.222151047.328.254.582

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Mike Morse - OFWAS vs PHI
7/31 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee2-10.20000004.200.200.400
Nick Punto - 2BBOS vs DET
7/31 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander4-26.154001310.154.241.395
Ryan Sweeney - OFBOS vs DET
7/31 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander2-10.20000003.200.200.400
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN vs SD
7/31 7:10 PM
Jason Marquis3-15.20001010.267.250.517
David DeJesus - OFCHC vs PIT
7/31 8:05 PM
A.J. Burnett2-11.18200120.182.308.490
Kendrys Morales - 1BLAA @ TEX
7/31 8:05 PM
Derek Holland2-10.20002013.400.273.673
Adrian Beltre - 3BTEX vs LAA
7/31 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver8-46.17403209.239.204.443
David Murphy - OFTEX vs LAA
7/31 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver5-28.17901118.214.200.414
Johnny Damon - DHCLE @ KC
7/31 8:10 PM
Luke Hochevar1-13.07700001.077.143.220
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS @ MIN
7/31 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn7-36.19411234.278.256.534
Lance Berkman - 1BSTL @ COL
7/31 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis1-10.10011122.400.250.650
Yadier Molina - CSTL @ COL
7/31 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis2-15.13300111.133.188.321
Coco Crisp - OFOAK vs TB
7/31 10:05 PM
James Shields2-14.14300004.143.200.343
David Wright - 3BNYM @ SF
7/31 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum2-17.118001211.118.211.329
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Ricky NolascoMIA @ Atl
7/31 7:10 PM
Braves Batters46-135.341122336727.702.3661.069
Jason MarquisSD @ Cin
7/31 7:10 PM
Reds Batters17-70.24336875.408.321.729
Luke HochevarKC vs Cle
7/31 8:10 PM
Indians Batters38-119.31951525918.528.374.902
Nick BlackburnMIN vs CWS
7/31 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters44-139.31631010816.432.359.791
 

Recommended Pickup
Wade LeBlanc, P, MIA: With Carlos Zambrano being demoted to a bullpen role by the Marlins, Wade LeBlanc will step into a rotation role for Miami for the first time this season. Since being called up at the beginning of July, LeBlanc has thrown 15.2 innings of relief and has just a 1.15 ERA over that span. LeBlanc began the season in Triple-A and made 16 starts for the New Orleans Zephyrs. In just under 100 innings, he had a 3.74 ERA and 1.125 WHIP. Though he had almost a strikeout per inning in Triple-A, he held just a 5.76 K/9 in his short time in the majors so far and has not proven to be an effective strikeout pitcher in the majors. However, he has had some success starting in the majors in the past. He won't be someone who will net you the big strikeout numbers, but a starter who could give you a 3.50-4.00 ERA is something that can be very valuable. LeBlanc is worth a try if you need pitching help.

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