Tuesday Lineup Card: Sad Harvey Day

Tuesday Lineup Card: Sad Harvey Day

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Brewers (Kyle Lohse – R) at Pirates (Jeff Locke – L), 7:05
Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi – R) at Nationals (Ross Ohlendorf – R), 7:05
Yankees (Andy Pettitte – L) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ – L), 7:07
Athletics (Tom Milone – L) at Tigers (Justin Verlander – R), 7:08
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen – L) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront – L), 7:10
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R) at Mets (Jon Niese – L), 7:10
Angels (C.J. Wilson – L) at Rays (Roberto Hernandez – R), 7:10
Indians (Danny Salazar – R) at Braves (Alex Wood – L), 7:10
Royals (James Shields – R) at Twins (Kevin Correia – R), 8:10
Astros (Paul Clemens – R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 8:10
Reds (Mat Latos – R) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly – R), 8:15
Giants (Yusmeiro Petit – R) at Rockies (Chad Bettis – R), 8:40
Padres (Ian Kennedy – R) at Diamondbacks (TBA), 9:40
Cubs (Travis Wood – L) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L), 10:10
Rangers (Derek Holland – L) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Leonys Martin, OF, TEX (ankle) – Out Monday; should be back soon
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (neck) – Out for the third straight game Monday

NL
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM (elbow) – Partial UCL tear; Tommy John possible; Mets fandom
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (oblique) – Able to pinch-hit Monday; Tuesday return possible
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (groin) – Pinch-hit Monday
Domonic Brown, OF, PHI (Achilles) – Pinch-hit Sunday and Monday
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL (knee) – Left Monday with bruise from steal attempt; sounds minor
Nate Schierholtz, OF, CHC (face) – Back in there Monday after taking one to the face

Disabled List

AL

Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (shoulder) – Less than sharp in first rehab game Sunday
Lance Berkman, 1B, TEX (hip) – Will be activated Sunday when rosters expand
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (wrist) – Hit the DL, but surgery not looking likely
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (foot) – May be activated this week to pitch in relief
Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX (elbow) – Expected back Sunday
Bartolo Colon, SP, OAK (groin) – Threw 38-pitch bullpen Monday, and could start Thursday
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR (oblique) – Had a setback; not resuming baseball activities yet
Octavio Dotel, RP, DET (elbow) – Continuing rehab assignment in Triple-A

NL
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (finger) – Good BP session Tuesday; could start rehab games soon
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD (ankle) – Has to run the bases twice more before rehab trip
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN (back) – Threw Monday and looked good, but could be a ways off yet
Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM (neck) – Improving; still undecided on surgery
Jaime Garcia, SP, STL (shoulder) – Started throwing program Monday as he prepares for 2014
Rafael Betancourt, RP, COL (elbow) – Torn UCL; may need TJ surgery, could end career
Casper Wells, OF, PHI (eye) – Placed on DL with vision problems
Jake Westbrook, SP, STL (back) – Expects to start throwing bullpens this week
Cory Luebke, SP, SD (elbow) – Throwing bullpens this week, but out for the year
Tony Cruz, C, STL (forearm) – Still about two weeks from returning

Transactions

Activated from DL
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
Miguel Montero, C, ARI
Eric Chavez, 3B, ARI

Placed on DL
Josh Reddick, SP, OAK (wrist)
Casper Wells, OF, PHI (eye)

Called Up
Reymond Fuentes, OF, SD
Anthony Bass, RP, SD
Pete Orr, 3B, PHI
Daric Barton, 1B, OAK
Evan Scribner, RP, OAK

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Matt Davidson, 3B, ARI
Gil Velazquez, 3B, MIA
Tuffy Gosewisch, C, ARI
Chien-Ming Wang, SP, TOR (DFA)
Preston Claiborne, RP, NYY
Pat Neshek, RP, OAK (DFA)
Aaron Harang, SP, SEA (DFA)
Jaff Decker, OF, SD
Brad Brach, RP, SD

Released
Casey Kotchman, 1B, MIA

Closer Watch

Blue Jays – Casey Janssen converted his third straight chance Monday, and he's now got five consecutive scoreless appearances under his belt, helping him hold onto this closing job. Perhaps most importantly, there's no one in this bullpen who really sticks out as a closer in waiting.

Rockies – In case you didn't realize, Rex Brothers is here to stay as the closer in Colorado. The news of Betancourt's injury being possibly career-ending pretty much makes it official that Brothers is the closer for the Rockies both short-term and long-term.

Cubs – Kevin Gregg blew his fifth save Sunday, blowing a two-run lead in the 13th inning. Meanwhile, Pedro Strop's looked really solid in a Cubs uniform, and rookie Blake Parker's looked good as well. Gregg's given up runs in three of his last seven outings, and he's kind of been pitching over his head all year. If he blows another one soon, it's not unfathomable that manager Dale Sveum could look to make a change.

Astros – Houston pieced together the ninth with three relievers Monday – Josh Zeid got the first two outs, Kevin Chapman walked the only man he faced, and then Jordan Lyles got one out for his first career save. As far as I'm concerned, you can apply the 10-foot-pole rule liberally here.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Pedro Alvarez - 3BPIT vs MIL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse5-18.27813416.556.316.871
Jose Tabata - OFPIT vs MIL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse10-21.47613412.762.5001.262
Neil Walker - 2BPIT vs MIL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse8-20.40004547.650.5001.150
Rajai Davis - OFTOR vs NYY
8/27 7:07 PM
Andy Pettitte7-12.58311302.833.5831.417
Coco Crisp - OFOAK @ DET
8/27 7:08 PM
Justin Verlander8-22.36402303.455.364.818
Chris Davis - 1BBAL @ BOS
8/27 7:10 PM
Felix Doubront5-10.50012200.900.5451.445
Josh Hamilton - OFLAA @ TB
8/27 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez7-22.31816520.727.3751.102
John Mayberry - OFPHI @ NYM
8/27 7:10 PM
Jon Niese9-28.32135703.714.3101.025
Carlos Ruiz - CPHI @ NYM
8/27 7:10 PM
Jon Niese6-17.35311324.529.421.950
Sean Rodriguez - SSTB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson5-15.33311232.533.4741.007
Ben Zobrist - 2BTB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson6-23.26124626.609.308.916
Jamey Carroll - SSKC @ MIN
8/27 8:10 PM
Kevin Correia9-17.52900311.529.5261.056
Justin Morneau - 1BMIN vs KC
8/27 8:10 PM
James Shields10-29.34526625.690.3751.065
Josh Willingham - OFMIN vs KC
8/27 8:10 PM
James Shields6-19.31604325.526.409.935
Carlos Beltran - OFSTL vs CIN
8/27 8:15 PM
Mat Latos4-11.364334311.182.5001.682
Jon Jay - OFSTL vs CIN
8/27 8:15 PM
Mat Latos8-17.47102013.588.5001.088
Yadier Molina - CSTL vs CIN
8/27 8:15 PM
Mat Latos7-17.41213403.706.4121.118
Kyle Seager - 3BSEA vs TEX
8/27 10:10 PM
Derek Holland4-11.36411221.636.4621.098
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Kyle KendrickPHI @ NYM
8/27 7:10 PM
Mets Batters11-68.16206448.254.241.495
C.J. WilsonLAA @ TB
8/27 7:10 PM
Rays Batters24-128.18858171736.333.290.623
Derek HollandTEX @ SEA
8/27 10:10 PM
Mariners Batters21-97.216297527.357.255.612

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Greg Dobbs - 3BMIA @ WAS
8/27 7:05 PM
Ross Ohlendorf1-10.10000103.100.091.191
Clint Barmes - SSPIT vs MIL
8/27 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse2-11.18201112.273.250.523
Adam Lind - 1BTOR vs NYY
8/27 7:07 PM
Andy Pettitte3-21.14301038.190.250.440
Jose Reyes - SSTOR vs NYY
8/27 7:07 PM
Andy Pettitte5-22.22700004.227.227.455
Adam Jones - OFBAL @ BOS
8/27 7:10 PM
Felix Doubront2-12.16700006.167.167.333
Matt Wieters - CBAL @ BOS
8/27 7:10 PM
Felix Doubront0-10.00000017.000.091.091
Lucas Duda - OFNYM vs PHI
8/27 7:10 PM
Kyle Kendrick1-10.10001200.200.250.450
Daniel Murphy - 2BNYM vs PHI
8/27 7:10 PM
Kyle Kendrick3-15.20001022.267.294.561
Justin Turner - 2BNYM vs PHI
8/27 7:10 PM
Kyle Kendrick1-10.10001100.200.100.300
Chase Utley - 2BPHI @ NYM
8/27 7:10 PM
Jon Niese2-15.13300121.133.316.449
David DeJesus - OFTB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson2-17.11800113.118.211.328
Desmond Jennings - OFTB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson2-15.13301125.200.235.435
Evan Longoria - 3BTB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson3-18.16711247.333.318.652
Jose Molina - CTB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
C.J. Wilson0-13.00000104.000.000.000
Martin Prado - 3BARI vs SD
8/27 9:40 PM
Ian Kennedy2-10.20001112.300.273.573
Starlin Castro - SSCHC @ LAD
8/27 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw0-13.00000005.000.000.000
Dustin Ackley - 2BSEA vs TEX
8/27 10:10 PM
Derek Holland3-17.17612306.412.176.588
Kendrys Morales - 1BSEA vs TEX
8/27 10:10 PM
Derek Holland2-10.20002013.400.273.673
Brendan Ryan - SSSEA vs TEX
8/27 10:10 PM
Derek Holland2-13.15401005.231.154.385
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Kyle LohseMIL @ Pit
8/27 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters44-138.31951927924.546.357.902
Roberto HernandezTB vs LAA
8/27 7:10 PM
Angels Batters22-72.3065121358.651.345.996
Mat LatosCIN @ StL
8/27 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters30-85.35351220815.631.4061.037
 

Recommended Pickup
Adam Eaton, OF, ARI – Cut loose in many leagues after a slow return from his elbow injury, Eaton could yield great rewards for owners who scoop him up for the final month of the season. He's been heating up lately, going 13-for-36 (.361) over his last eight games with a homer, two doubles, a triple and a steal. He had legit 15/30 upside entering this season, and he could be starting to realize that potential down the stretch as he feels more and more comfortable with his elbow.

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