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Thursday Lineup Card: You're On the Mark, Reynolds

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Thursday’s Starters
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin – R) at Braves (Tim Hudson – R), 12:10
Brewers (Marco Estrada – R) at Marlins (Josh Johnson – R), 12:40
Cubs (Justin Germano – R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R), 7:05
Yankees (David Phelps – R) at Orioles (Jason Hammel – R), 7:05
Rangers (Scott Feldman – R) at Royals (Luke Hochevar – R), 8:10

Day Game After Night Game: COL, ATL, MIL, MIA


Edinson Volquez, RHP, SD – (Blister) Will not start Saturday.
Fernando Martinez, OF, HOU – (Thigh) Scratched from Wednesday’s starting lineup.
Sean Burnett, LHP, WAS – (Elbow) Won’t be available until this weekend at the earliest.
Matt Dominguez, 3B, HOU – (Wrist) No timetable.
Kenley Jansen, RHP, LAD – (Chest) Threw a bullpen session Wednesday.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA – (Groin) Not in Wednesday’s starting lineup.
Brandon McCarthy, RHP, OAK – (Head) Hit in the head with a line drive Wednesday.
Ben Sheets, RHP, ATL – (Shoulder) Has yet to throw off a mound since getting hurt.
Chien-Ming Wang, RHP, WAS – Threw a bullpen session Wednesday and will throw another Friday.
Travis Snider, OF, PIT – (Hamstring) Not in Wednesday’s starting lineup.
Chris Young, OF, ARI – (Quad) Will miss three-to-seven days.
Sean Doolittle, LHP, OAK – (Chin) Expected to miss at least two games.
Jered Weaver, RHP, LAA – (Shoulder) Left the team to have his bruised arm and shoulder examined.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL – (Back) Not in Wednesday’s starting lineup.

Disabled List
Chad Billingsley, RHP, LAD – (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-day DL.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL – (Finger) Starting a rehab assignment at Low-A Rome.
Jeff Niemann, RHP, TB – (Shoulder) May be able to return this season.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR – (Ribs) Expected to return to the lineup within the next couple of days.
David Cooper, 1B, TOR – (Back) Likely out for the year.
Jordan Norberto, LHP, OAK – (Shoulder) Hoping to return this season.
Andy Pettitte, LHP, NYY – (Leg) Threw 15 pitches to hitters Wednesday.
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK – (Shoulder) Set to undergo surgery next Thursday.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT – (Oblique) Began a rehab assignment Tuesday.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU – (Ankle) Close to being ready for game action.
Robbie Ross, RHP, TEX – (Forearm) Will throw for the first time since being placed on the DL.
Mike Napoli, C, LAA – (Quad) Was able to run Tuesday.
Franklin Morales, LHP, BOS – (Shoulder) Threw in the outfield prior to Tuesday night’s game.


Activated from DL

Ramiro Pena, SS, NYY – Outrighted to Triple-A
Eddy Rodriguez, C, SD – Designated for assignment
Ross Ohlendorf, RHP, SD – Designated for assignment

Called Up
Matthew McBride, C, COL
Pedro Villarreal, RHP, CIN
Todd Redmond, RHP, CIN
Anthony Cingrani, LHP, CIN
Ali Solis, C, SD
Andy Parrino, SS, SD
Brad Boxberger, RHP, SD


Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jason Giambi - 1B COL @ ATL
9/6 12:10 PM
Tim Hudson 9-23 .391 3 5 10 2 3 .870 .462 1.331
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY @ BAL
9/6 7:05 PM
Jason Hammel 5-13 .385 1 2 1 1 4 .692 .429 1.121
Derek Jeter - SS NYY @ BAL
9/6 7:05 PM
Jason Hammel 4-13 .308 1 2 4 0 3 .615 .308 .923
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ BAL
9/6 7:05 PM
Jason Hammel 6-15 .400 4 4 9 1 3 1.200 .471 1.671
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
BB K Opp



Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ KC
9/6 8:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .154 .154
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
BB K Opp
Jason Hammel BAL vs NYY
9/6 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 28-85 .329 7 11 21 3 17 .627 .355 .982

Recommended Pickup
Mark Reynolds, 3B, BAL – Reynolds has been one of the streakiest hitters in baseball for six years now. When he’s off, you don’t bat an eye at the fact that he has led his respective league in strikeouts four years in a row. You aren’t at all confused as to why he has hit only .216 since the start of the 2010 season. Even with all those strikeouts, Reynolds is all about power and when he’s on, those homers come in bunches. And right now, Reynolds is catching fire.

Over his past five games, Reynolds is 8-for-19 (.421) with five homers (including two multi-homer games) and 11 RBI. If a pitcher makes a mistake, Reynolds is hitting it and not just for wall-scraping homers. In fact, Reynolds hit not one, but two jacks into the left field bleachers in Yankee Stadium over the weekend, a feat not often accomplished. Owned in only 37 percent of ESPN leagues, he is most likely available and could add some nice power to a team in need down the stretch.

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