Wednesday Lineup Card: The Byrd is the Word

Wednesday Lineup Card: The Byrd is the Word

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Wednesday's Starters (All times Eastern)

Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu – L) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 1:05 (Game 1)
Orioles (Chris Tillman – R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello – R), 1:08
Marlins (Jose Fernandez – R) at Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill – R), 3:40
Padres (Eric Stults – L) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L), 3:45
Royals (Luis Mendoza – R) at Indians (Justin Masterson – R), 7:05
Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L) at Yankees (Phil Hughes – R), 7:05 (Game 2)
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 7:05
Rockies (Juan Nicasio – R) at Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L), 7:07
Mets (Shaun Marcum – R) at Braves (Kris Medlen – R), 7:10
Pirates (Jeff Locke – L) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R), 7:10
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R) at Red Sox (Ryan Dempster – R), 7:10
Athletics (Tommy Milone – L) at Rangers (Justin Grimm – R), 8:05
White Sox (Chris Sale – L) at Twins (Kevin Correia – R), 8:10
Brewers (Kyle Lohse – R) at Astros (Erik Bedard – L), 8:10
Cubs (Edwin Jackson – R) at Cardinals (Jake Westbrook – R), 8:15
Mariners (Joe Saunders – L) at Angels (C.J. Wilson – L), 10:05

Day Game After Night Game: BAL/DET, MIA/ARI, SD/SF


Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (neck) – Was slated to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD (hamstring) – Remained out of the lineup Tuesday.
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN (shoulder) – Reported no issues after throwing 88 pitches Sunday vs. the Brewers.
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (finger) – Received clearance to start Tuesday.
Mike Morse, OF, SEA (quadriceps) – Sat out Tuesday with sore quad.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS (illness) – Returned to the lineup for Tuesday's doubleheader.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (shoulder) – Missed fourth straight game Tuesday.
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF (finger) – Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Denard Span, OF, WAS (foot) – Back in the lineup Tuesday.
Nick Swisher, OF, CLE (shoulder) – Reporting improvement, but not expected back before Friday.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD (back) – Remained out of the lineup Tuesday.
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN (knee) – Returned to lineup Tuesday.
Alex Wood, SP, ATL (finger) – Lifted in third inning of Tuesday's start after suffering cut on index finger.

Disabled List
Rafael Betancourt, RP, COL (groin) – Threw a 35-pitch side session Tuesday without incident.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE (quadriceps) – Hopes to be back in a week after running and hitting Monday.
Chris Carpenter, SP, STL (shoulder) – Experienced tightness during bullpen session Sunday.
Alex Cobb, SP, TB (concussion) – No timetable on a potential return to Rays rotation.
John Gast, SP, STL (back) – Has yet to throw while on the DL and will likely be sidelined for another four weeks.
Matt Harrison, SP, TEX (back) – Continuing to throw at 60 feet before extending the distance next week.
Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN (hamstring) – Likely to require a rehab assignment before rejoining Twins.
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD (hamstring) – Able to run at 75 percent capacity without pain but remains without a timetable for a rehab assignment.
Ryan Madson, RP, LAA (elbow) – Continues to play catch and could get back on mound soon.
Zach McAllister, SP, CLE (finger) – Played catch Monday from 60 feet.
Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR (forearm) – Suffered setback during Monday's rehab start at High-A Dunedin.
Alexi Ogando, SP, TEX (shoulder) – Still feeling discomfort and was unable to complete bullpen session Tuesday.
Felipe Paulino, SP, KC (elbow) – Rehab has been shut down after experiencing soreness during a side session.
J.J. Putz, RP, ARI (elbow) – Will begin rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on Thursday.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR (ankle) – Will serve as DH on Tuesday for High-A Dunedin and will advance to Double-A or Triple-A by end of the week.
Wandy Rodriguez, SP, PIT (forearm) – Will make first rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.
Joakim Soria, RP, TEX (elbow) – Scheduled to pitch rehab outing Thursday at Double-A Frisco.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY (back) – Has herniated disk and will require back surgery that will keep him out for 10-to-12 weeks.


Placed on Disabled List (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Jeff Baker, OF, TEX
Evan Gattis, C, ATL
Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL (placed on paternity list)
David Ross, C, BOS (placed on 7-day DL)
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
Justin Turner, 2B, NYM

Activated from Disabled List (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Scott Atchison, RP, NYM
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, MIA (60-day DL)
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Chris Bootcheck, RP, NYY (designated for assignment)
Charles Brewer, RP, ARI
Matt Langwell, RP, CLE
Steve Lerud, C, PHI
Alex Liddi, 3B, SEA
Chris McGuiness, 1B, TEX
Yamaico Navarro, 3B, BAL (designated for assignment)
Edgar Olmos, RP, MIA (optioned to Double-A)
Jimmy Paredes, OF, HOU

Called Up (from Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Alfredo Aceves, SP, BOS
Zoilo Almonte, OF, NYY
Zach Britton, SP, BAL
Robinson Chirinos, C, TEX
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE
Randall Delgado, SP, ARI
Travis Ishikawa, 1B, BAL
Wil Myers, OF, TB
Jake Odorizzi, SP, TB
Joe Ortiz, RP, TEX
Tyler Pastornicky, SS, ATL
Cory Rasmus, RP, ATL
Adam Warren, RP, NYY
Zack Wheeler, SP, NYM

Ramon Ramirez, RP, SF

Closer Watch

Detroit – After Drew Smyly picked up a three-inning save Monday against the Orioles, Tigers manager Jim Leyland confirmed that he will "mix-and-match" at closer going forward. Smyly's save should be viewed as an aberration, as Leyland specifically called out Jose Valverde, Joaquin Benoit and Phil Coke as his options in close games. Coke would only face left-handed heavy lineups, so Valverde and Benoit are the best two options to take a flier on in the Tigers bullpen right now if you're fishing for saves.


Adrian Gonzalez - 1BLAD @ NYY
6/19 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda11-32.34437760.750.4471.197
Skip Schumaker - 2BLAD @ NYY
6/19 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda6-14.42901202.500.429.929
Nick Markakis - OFBAL @ DET
6/19 1:08 PM
Rick Porcello6-13.46212221.769.5001.269
Matt Wieters - CBAL @ DET
6/19 1:08 PM
Rick Porcello4-11.36401221.455.500.955
Chris Denorfia - OFSD @ SF
6/19 3:45 PM
Madison Bumgarner13-32.40606215.625.4241.049
Jesus Guzman - OFSD @ SF
6/19 3:45 PM
Madison Bumgarner9-23.39115516.739.4171.156
Chase Headley - 3BSD @ SF
6/19 3:45 PM
Madison Bumgarner8-26.308241035.615.367.982
Joaquin Arias - SSSF vs SD
6/19 3:45 PM
Eric Stults4-10.40011203.700.4001.100
Alex Gordon - OFKC @ CLE
6/19 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson11-27.40715513.704.4291.132
Ian Desmond - SSWAS @ PHI
6/19 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick10-23.43525502.870.4581.328
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS @ PHI
6/19 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick10-33.30318224.606.378.984
Michael Cuddyer - OFCOL @ TOR
6/19 7:07 PM
Mark Buehrle34-104.32731413417.519.360.880
David Ortiz - DHBOS vs TB
6/19 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson7-19.36823360.789.5201.309
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - CBOS vs TB
6/19 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson5-18.27813334.556.381.937
Neil Walker - 2BPIT @ CIN
6/19 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo5-11.45512310.818.5001.318
Elvis Andrus - SSTEX vs OAK
6/19 8:05 PM
Tommy Milone5-10.50001101.600.5001.100
Jeff Keppinger - 3BCWS @ MIN
6/19 8:10 PM
Kevin Correia5-11.45512320.818.5001.318
Ronny Cedeno - SSHOU vs MIL
6/19 8:10 PM
Kyle Lohse8-21.38102213.476.409.885
Carlos Gomez - OFMIL @ HOU
6/19 8:10 PM
Erik Bedard4-10.40012313.900.4551.355
Yadier Molina - CSTL vs CHC
6/19 8:15 PM
Edwin Jackson8-12.667224211.167.7141.881
Ty Wigginton - 3BSTL vs CHC
6/19 8:15 PM
Edwin Jackson4-13.30812123.615.4001.015
Josh Hamilton - OFLAA vs SEA
6/19 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders4-10.40012612.900.4171.317
Justin Smoak - 1BSEA @ LAA
6/19 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson5-18.27822533.611.381.992
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Shaun MarcumNYM @ ATL
6/19 7:10 PM
Braves Batters22-93.237035731.273.290.563
Jake WestbrookSTL vs CHC
6/19 8:15 PM
Cubs Batters20-102.196034512.223.234.456
C.J. WilsonLAA vs SEA
6/19 10:05 PM
Mariners Batters20-96.20835121427.315.306.621



Hanley Ramirez - SSLAD @ NYY
6/19 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda4-18.22201105.278.222.500
Adam Jones - OFBAL @ DET
6/19 1:08 PM
Rick Porcello3-12.25000003.250.250.500
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET vs BAL
6/19 1:08 PM
Chris Tillman1-10.10011102.400.100.500
Everth Cabrera - SSSD @ SF
6/19 3:45 PM
Madison Bumgarner0-11.00000115.000.083.083
Eric Hosmer - 1BKC @ CLE
6/19 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson3-15.20000205.200.188.388
John Mayberry - OFPHI vs WAS
6/19 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez2-11.18211212.455.250.705
Roger Bernadina - OFWAS @ PHI
6/19 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick2-12.16700023.167.286.452
Adam LaRoche - 1BWAS @ PHI
6/19 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick3-21.14301043.190.280.470
Steve Lombardozzi - 2BWAS @ PHI
6/19 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick3-12.25000000.250.250.500
Jayson Werth - OFWAS @ PHI
6/19 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick1-14.07100013.071.133.205
Chris Johnson - 3BATL vs NYM
6/19 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum1-12.08300005.083.083.167
Jacoby Ellsbury - OFBOS vs TB
6/19 7:10 PM
Jeremy Hellickson3-17.17600113.176.222.399
Daniel Murphy - 2BNYM @ ATL
6/19 7:10 PM
Kris Medlen2-14.14301102.214.143.357
David Wright - 3BNYM @ ATL
6/19 7:10 PM
Kris Medlen2-16.12500027.125.222.347
Russell Martin - CPIT @ CIN
6/19 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo4-20.20000217.200.238.438
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT @ CIN
6/19 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo1-19.05311233.211.182.392
Kelly Johnson - 2BTB @ BOS
6/19 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster1-11.09101165.182.412.594
James Loney - 1BTB @ BOS
6/19 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster2-16.12500000.125.125.250
Josh Willingham - OFMIN vs CWS
6/19 8:10 PM
Chris Sale1-12.08300117.083.154.237
Darwin Barney - 2BCHC @ STL
6/19 8:15 PM
Jake Westbrook3-16.18801010.250.235.485
Alfonso Soriano - OFCHC @ STL
6/19 8:15 PM
Jake Westbrook3-30.10000123.100.156.256
Raul Ibanez - OFSEA @ LAA
6/19 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson3-21.14312327.333.217.551
Michael Saunders - OFSEA @ LAA
6/19 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson2-15.13300134.133.278.411
Kyle Seager - 3BSEA @ LAA
6/19 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson1-13.07700025.077.200.277
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Hiroki KurodaNYY vs LAD
6/19 1:05 PM
Dodgers Batters26-90.2894121289.546.347.893
Rick PorcelloDET vs Bal
6/19 1:08 PM
Orioles Batters28-89.315268915.430.378.807
Madison BumgarnerSF vs SD
6/19 3:45 PM
Padres Batters42-137.307420201133.513.358.864
Kyle KendrickPHI vs Was
6/19 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters35-132.265617121317.530.343.874
Mark BuehrleTOR vs Col
6/19 7:07 PM
Rockies Batters43-131.32831513620.496.364.860
Edwin JacksonCHC @ StL
6/19 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters23-69.33347131016.536.418.929

Recommended Pickup

Marlon Byrd, OF, NYM – You'd be excused if you missed it with the Mets being utterly unwatchable this season, but over the past two weeks, Byrd's five home runs are tied for the second-most in all of baseball during that span. While such a power surge is likely not sustainable, it has allowed Byrd to claim prime real estate in the Mets' lineup, as he's batted either cleanup or fifth in the order for five straight games. Run-scoring opportunities should remain scarce for the Mets, but with competent bats in Daniel Murphy and David Wright ahead of him in the lineup, Byrd figures to benefit from the most chances to bat with runners on base. Just keep in mind that Byrd no longer is a factor on the bases and carries some risk in the batting average department, making him essentially a home run/RBI plug-in.

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