Tuesday Lineup Card: Month Of Weeks

Tuesday Lineup Card: Month Of Weeks

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Tigers (Justin Verlander – R) at Indians (Trevor Bauer – R), 7:05
Reds (Johnny Cueto – R) at Nationals (Doug Fister – R), 7:05
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez – R) at Pirates (Francisco Liriano – L), 7:05
Dodgers (Josh Beckett – R) at Mets (Rafael Montero – R), 7:10
Blue Jays (J.A. Happ – L) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront – L), 7:10
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Braves (Julio Teheran – R), 7:10
Phillies (A.J. Burnett – R) at Marlins (Anthony DeSclafani – R), 7:10
Athletics (Drew Pomeranz – L) at Rays (Jake Odorizzi – R), 7:10
Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R) at Rangers (Colby Lewis – R), 8:05
Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka – R) at Cubs (Jason Hammel – R), 8:05
White Sox (Andre Rienzo – R) at Royals (Yordano Ventura – R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R), 8:15
Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L) at Rockies (Franklin Morales – L) 8:40
Astros (Scott Feldman – R) at Angels (Tyler Skaggs – L), 10:05
Twins (Kevin Correia – R) at Padres (Ian Kennedy – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (quad) – Out again Monday
Ben Revere, OF, PHI (illness) – Expected to be available Tuesday
Salvador Perez, C, KC (hand) – Will be rested a couple days
Martin Prado, 3B, ARI (eye) – Expected to be fine going forward
Jonathan Villar, SS, HOU (hand) – Out of Monday's lineup
Matt Lindstrom, RP, CHW (ankle/foot) – Suffered injury Monday
Colin Cowgill, OF, LAA (hip) – Out Monday with tightness
Tyler Pastornicky, SS, ATL (calf) – Expected back in there Tuesday

Players on the DL
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW (ankle) – MRI showed just inflammation
Chris Sale, SP, CHW (arm) – Tuesday bullpen will determine next rehab step
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE (oblique) – Hopes to head out on rehab trip this weekend
Alex Cobb, SP, TB (oblique) – Threw Monday bullpen; will start Thursday
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (elbow) – No structural damage, but no timetable
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY (knee) – Out 'til July at minimum
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (thumb) – Doing outfield drills for conditioning only
Casey Kelly, SP, SD (elbow) – Six scoreless in Monday rehab start
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS (quad) – Taking grounders; could return pretty soon
Jason Motte, RP, STL (elbow) – Will be activated Tuesday
Jordan Walden, RP, ATL (hamstring) – Hopes to throw bullpen session Tuesday
Ian Stewart, 3B, LAA (hand) – Could be optioned after activation
Matt Albers, RP, HOU (shoulder) – At least a week away from throwing
Jason Giambi, DH, CLE (calf) – Will return from DL on Tuesday
Joel Hanrahan, RP, DET (elbow) – Still building arm strength
Sean Burnett, RP, LAA (elbow) – Could be activated this week
Ross Ohlendorf, SP, WAS (back) – Five scoreless in Monday rehab start
Martin Perez, SP, TEX (elbow) – Successful Tommy John surgery Monday
Dane De La Rosa, RP, LAA (shoulder) – Resuming rehab in Triple-A Tuesday

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

Called Up
Chris Herrmann, OF, MIN

Sent Down
Michael Tonkin, RP, MIN
Marcus Stroman, SP, TOR
Brandon Cumpton, SP, PIT
Jose Ramirez, RP, NYY

Released
Carlos Marmol, RP, MIA

Traded
Raul Valdes, RP, TOR (from HOU)

Closer Watch

White Sox – Matt Lindstrom injured his ankle trying to field a bunt Monday night against the Royals, forcing him out of the game after one batter. So Scott Downs came in for the first out, then the soon-to-be-26-year-old righty Jake Petricka got the last two outs for his first career save. The Chicago bullpen is a disaster, but Petricka and Downs can probably be considered the frontrunners for matchup-dependent save chances. Ryan Webb could be in the mix too.

Indians – After getting the last two saves for the Indians, Bryan Shaw was called upon for an effective eighth inning Monday, while Cody Allen was summoned for the ninth. But Allen coughed up a game-tying homer to Detroit's J.D. Martinez, and it's hard to ignore that his struggles over his last two outings have inflated his WHIP for the year to a poor 1.41. Shaw's is 0.90. Take note.

Reds – Aroldis Chapman allowed the Nationals to come back and tie Monday's game on a Scott Hairston sac fly, but he ended up balancing things out with a scoreless second inning and two strikeouts. Despite the blown save, he's under no threat of replacement.

Hot Batter Matchups – May 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. JonesOFBAL @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano15433401.267.267.8671.133
M. BournOFCLE vs DET
7:05PM
J. Verlander20800237.400.478.400.878
M. BrantleyOFCLE vs DET
7:05PM
J. Verlander411620836.390.432.463.895
N. McLouthOFWAS vs CIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto19621236.316.409.526.935
J. HeywardOFATL vs MIL
7:10PM
Y. Gallardo11211143.182.400.455.855
C. GrandersonOFNYM vs LAD
7:10PM
J. Beckett3711635714.297.422.6761.098
J. BautistaOFTOR @ BOS
7:10PM
F. Doubront14333311.214.267.8571.124
E. Encarnacion1BTOR @ BOS
7:10PM
F. Doubront15521425.333.389.600.989
J. ReyesSSTOR @ BOS
7:10PM
F. Doubront15631202.400.400.7331.133
J. EllsburyOFNYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel10410110.400.455.500.955
B. Roberts2BNYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel17720322.412.474.5291.003
A. SorianoOFNYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel12331302.250.250.667.917
I. SuzukiOFNYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel20800225.400.455.400.855
M. SaundersOFSEA @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis16431237.250.368.625.993
K. Seager3BSEA @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis14621402.429.467.7141.181
J. Smoak1BSEA @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis11631114.545.5831.0001.583
A. Beltre3BTEX vs SEA
8:05PM
H. Iwakuma22832413.364.391.6821.073
M. MonteroCARI @ STL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright14511123.357.438.5711.009
D. Descalso2BSTL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo301140403.367.367.533.900
M. HollidayOFSTL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo54168411610.296.371.593.964
J. JayOFSTL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo371441415.378.395.568.962
C. GonzalezOFCOL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Bumgarner371385948.351.415.8381.252
J. Pacheco3BCOL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Bumgarner25941613.360.385.600.985
T. TulowitzkiSSCOL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Bumgarner22721323.318.375.500.875
E. AybarSSLAA vs HOU
10:05PM
S. Feldman221040311.455.500.7271.227
R. IbanezOFLAA vs HOU
10:05PM
S. Feldman17521225.294.368.529.898
H. Kendrick2BLAA vs HOU
10:05PM
S. Feldman20921312.450.500.6501.150
S. SmithOFSD vs MIN
10:10PM
K. Correia15600022.400.471.400.871
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Yovani GallardoMIL @ ATL
7:10PM
94192121224.202.292.248.540
Josh BeckettLAD @ NYM
7:10PM
14728124123145.190.335.338.672
Cold Batter Matchups – May 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. AvilesSSCLE vs DET
7:05PM
J. Verlander23500102.217.217.217.435
D. Uggla2BATL vs MIL
7:10PM
Y. Gallardo21400013.190.227.190.418
J. GomesOFBOS vs TOR
7:10PM
J. Happ12110143.083.313.167.479
J. SaltalamacchiaCMIA vs PHI
7:10PM
A. Burnett12100007.083.083.083.167
D. Wright3BNYM vs LAD
7:10PM
J. Beckett18100023.056.150.056.206
A. Lind1BTOR @ BOS
7:10PM
F. Doubront12200113.167.231.167.397
B. GardnerOFNYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel10110001.100.100.200.300
B. McCannCNYY @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel16400103.250.250.250.500
D. Ackley2BSEA @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis12210023.167.286.250.536
C. Hart1BSEA @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis10000005.000.000.000.000
L. MartinOFTEX vs SEA
8:05PM
H. Iwakuma12100104.083.077.083.160
M. Moreland1BTEX vs SEA
8:05PM
H. Iwakuma18210113.111.158.167.325
M. Carpenter3BSTL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo18410002.222.222.278.500
A. Craig1BSTL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo18410303.222.222.278.500
M. Ellis2BSTL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo13211101.154.154.385.538
Y. MolinaCSTL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo521020302.192.204.231.434
J. PeraltaSSSTL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. Arroyo14200033.143.294.143.437
D. LeMahieu2BCOL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Bumgarner17200034.118.250.118.368
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 20, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Felix DoubrontBOS vs TOR
7:10PM
822412714415.293.321.607.928
Colby LewisTEX vs SEA
8:05PM
872612412725.299.357.540.897
Jason HammelCHC vs NYY
8:05PM
15047124221128.313.358.439.797
Adam WainwrightSTL vs ARI
8:15PM
7222624313.306.333.447.780
Madison BumgarnerSF @ COL
8:40PM
17452198261535.299.358.508.867
Scott FeldmanHOU @ LAA
10:05PM
78279210510.346.402.535.937
Kevin CorreiaMIN @ SD
10:10PM
662020579.303.386.347.732

Recommended Pickup
Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL – Are we learning to love Weeks all over again? Well, hitting .328 goes a long way toward that, and with Scooter Gennett not making huge waves at second base, Weeks has been winning more and more playing time of late. In May so far, he's 14-for-29 (.483) with a couple homers, and he's hitting both lefties and righties effectively. Weeks is currently sitting on the best strikeout rate of his career, and though his average is BABIP-inflated, he's hitting line drives and grounders at the best rates of his career, and he hasn't hit an infield pop-up yet this year. Second base is deep this season, but with the way he's been hitting lately, Weeks plays in a lot of formats.

Other Recent Recommendations: Gordon Beckham, Ryan Vogelsong, Ichiro Suzuki, Anthony Gose, Darren O'Day

DraftStreet Value Picks
SP: Rafael Montero, NYM ($11,970)
C: Carlos Ruiz, PHI ($5,208)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, ARI ($6,573)
2B: Kolten Wong, STL ($4,696)
SS: Everth Cabrera, SD ($4,054)
3B: David Wright, NYM ($5,520)
OF: Alex Gordon, KC ($5,026)

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