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Sunday Lineup Card: Go For Ogando

Isaac Elyacharshuster

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Sunday's Starters

Mets (Jon Niese - L) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte - L), 1:05
Rays (James Shields - R) at Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R), 1:10
Royals (Bruce Chen - L) at Pirates (Burnett - R), 1:35
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Orioles (Jason Hammel - R), 1:35
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Braves (Julio Teheran - R) 1:35
Nationals (Ryan Zimmerman - R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 1:35
Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R) at Twins (Francisco Liriano - L), 2:10
Astros (Lucas Harrell - R) at White Sox (Philip Humber - R), 2:10
Padres (Anthony Bass - R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 2:10
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly - R), 2:15
Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Rockies (Christian Friedrich - L), 3:10
Rangers (Alexi Ogando - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 4:05
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) at Mariners (Blake Beavan - R), 4:10
Athletics (Travis Blackley - L) at Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders - L), 4:10
Tigers (Drew Smyly - L) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game:


Dayan Viciedo, OF, CHW -- (Hamstring) Missed Saturday, and expected to miss Sunday as well.
Octavio Dotel, P, DET -- (Elbow) Dealing with inflammation that has kept him out since June 2.
Jhonny Peralto, SS, DET -- (Personal) Placed on paternity list on Saturday.
Hiroki Kuroda, P, NYY -- (Foot) Not worried about making next start.
Yeonis Cespedes, OF, OAK -- (Hamstring) Takes batting practice, but only available for pinch hitting.
Tim Hudson, P, ATL -- (Ankle) Scratched from start on Sunday.
Drew Stubbs, OF, CIN -- (Oblique) Expected to rest until after Mondayís day off.
Chris Johnson, 3B, HOU -- (Illness) Missed Saturday, and will miss Sunday unless feels better.
Clayton Kershaw, P, LAD -- (Foot) Pain is going away and wonít affect pitching.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI -- (Wrist) Received cortisone shot Friday, and will miss the weekend and possibly more.
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT -- (Leg) Will play through pain, but could miss days because of questionable knee.
Melky Cabrera, OF, SF -- (Hamstring) Isnít ruled out for pinch hit duty, but wonít start against Rangers.

Disabled List
Chris Iannetta, C, LAA -- (Wrist) Begins rehab on Monday.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL -- (Concussion) Could be back as early as Tuesday.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS -- (Elbow) Threw for first time since surgery.
Cody Ross, OF, BOS -- (Foot) Took batting practice for the first time since fracture.
Brent Morel, 3B, CHW -- (Back) Will be reevaluated after aggravating back in rehab game.
Jonathan Sanchez, P, KC -- (Bicep) Struggled with command in rehab start.
Felipe Paulino, P, KC -- (Hip) Could start rehab in a week.
Salvador Perez, C, KC -- (Knee) Went 5-5 in Triple-A rehab start.
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY -- (Elbow) Soreness leads to Monday evaluation.
Andrew Carignan, P, OAK -- (Elbow) Moved to 60-day DL.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB -- (Hamstring) Run will be biggest test since suffering injury.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL -- (Calf) Could return as early as Sunday, with Monday more p;ausible.
Jorge De La Rosa, P, COL -- (Elbow) Should start playing catch soon after setback.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL -- (Groin) Will see if he feels good enough to go into batting cage after run.
Jon Herrera, P, COL -- (Hamstring) Hasnít played rehab game since leaving with tightnes Wednesday.
Juan Nicasio, P, COL -- (Knee) Feels great after having fluid drained.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD -- (Wrist) Tracked to return Monday.
Freddy Galvis, 2B, PHI -- (Back) Diagnosed with pars fracture of lower back, and will seek second opinion.
David Herndon, P, PHI -- (Elbow) Will be reevaluated next week.
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT -- (Shoulder) Suffers minor setback in rehab game.


Placed on the DL
Fernando Martinez, OF, HOU (7-day, retroactive to 6/9)
Felipe Paulino, P, KC (retroacive to 6/7)

Activated from DL
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
Austin Jackson, OF, DET
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS
LaTroy Hawkins, P, LAA

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
Raul Valdes, P, PHI (optioned to Triple-A)
Brett Pill, 1B, SF (optioned to Triple-A)
Bobby Cassevah, P, LAA (optioned to Triple-A)
Esmil Rogers, P, COL (designated for assignment)
Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL (optioned to Triple-A)
Steve Edlefsen, P, SF (optioned to Triple-A)
Jose Ortega, P, DET (optioned to Triple-A)
Marlon Byrd, OF, BOS (designated for assignment)
Danny Farquhar, P, OAK (optioned to Triple-A)
Ryan Kalish, OF, BOS (optioned to Triple-A)
John Gaub, P, STL (optioned to Triple-A)

Called Up
Hernan Perez, 2B, DET
Matt Downs, OF, HOU
Tommy Hunter, P, BAL
George Kontos, P, SF
B.J. Roenberg, P, PHI
Nathan Adcock, P, KC

Closer Watch
Athletics - Brian Fuentes has recorded a blown save in two out of his last four appearances for Oakland, and over last five times on the moung he has given up an atroshious seven earned runs over 3.1 innings. Even with that in mind, Bob Melvin may still give Fuentes a chance to redeem himself as the closer is one of the most veteran players on the team.


Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jason Bay - OF NYM @ NYY
6/10 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 14-32 .438 1 3 3 4 7 .625 .500 1.125
Scott Hairston - OF NYM @ NYY
6/10 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 4-12 .333 1 3 2 0 3 .750 .333 1.083
David Wright - 3B NYM @ NYY
6/10 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 10-21 .476 2 4 3 2 0 .857 .522 1.379
John Buck - C MIA vs TB
6/10 1:10 PM
James Shields 4-14 .286 2 3 2 0 2 .786 .286 1.072
Hanley Ramirez - SS MIA vs TB
6/10 1:10 PM
James Shields 8-21 .381 1 2 3 0 4 .571 .391 .962
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Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
BB K Opp
A.J. Burnett PIT vs KC
6/10 1:35 PM
Royals Batters 10-63 .159 1 1 6 4 11 .199 .219 .418
Joe Saunders ARI vs OAK
6/10 4:10 PM
Athletics Batters 21-105 .200 3 10 11 7 9 .372 .250 .621


Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs NYM
6/10 1:05 PM
Jon Niese 2-10 .200 1 1 1 1 3 .500 .333 .833
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS KC @ PIT
6/10 1:35 PM
A.J. Burnett 4-19 .211 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .211 .422
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ PIT
6/10 1:35 PM
A.J. Burnett 2-15 .133 1 1 1 1 4 .333 .235 .568
Ryan Doumit - C MIN vs CHC
6/10 2:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 4-22 .182 0 0 0 1 6 .182 .250 .432
Jason Giambi - 1B COL vs LAA
6/10 3:10 PM
Ervin Santana 2-18 .111 0 2 3 5 3 .222 .333 .555
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Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
BB K Opp
Andy Pettitte NYY vs NYM
6/10 1:05 PM
Mets Batters 29-69 .420 4 10 8 6 10 .696 .467 1.163

Recommended Pickup

Alexi Ogando, P, TEX -- After pitching 31.2 relief innings for the Rangers this year, Ogando will be asked to start Sunday for the first time since last year when he was a regular in the rotation. Ogando has been great out the pen putting up 8 holds, with 33 strikeouts, over 31.2 innings, which was good enough for a lot of fantasy owners digging through the waiver wires to pick him up. While Ogando will be held to only 70 pitches, it may be enough to prove be an effective fantasy option against a not so impressive Giants roster, which will be at a pitchers park, against a lineup that wonít have a designated hitter. There is no doubt that Ogando has what it takes to be a legit fantasy starter for anyone who can get their hands on him while he is on the waiver wire, and if you need a last minute win, or some Kís, he could be your man to give you the edge this week.
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