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Tuesday Lineup Card: Tulo-ronto

Andrew Fiorentino

Managing hockey editor, talent wrangler, football columnist, FSWA's 2015 fantasy hockey writer of the year. Twitter: @akfiorentino

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

Braves (Julio Teheran – R) at Orioles (Ubaldo Jimenez – R), 7:05
Phillies (Adam Morgan – L) at Blue Jays (Felix Doubront – L), 7:07
Padres (James Shields – R) at Mets (Noah Syndergaard – R), 7:10
White Sox (Jeff Samardzija – R) at Red Sox (Wade Miley – L), 7:10
Royals (Chris Young – R) at Indians (Trevor Bauer – R), 7:10
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R) at Marlins (Jose Fernandez – R), 7:10
Tigers (David Price – L) at Rays (Jake Odorizzi – R), 7:10
Yankees (Chris Capuano – L) at Rangers (Martin Perez – L), 8:05
Rockies (Yohan Flande – L) at Cubs (Dallas Beeler – R), 8:05
Pirates (Charlie Morton – R) at Twins (Mike Pelfrey – R), 8:10
Angels (C.J. Wilson – L) at Astros (Collin McHugh – R), 8:10
Reds (Mike Leake – R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia – L) 8:15
Diamondbacks (Zack Godley – R) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R), 10:10
Athletics (Sonny Gray – R) at Dodgers (Brett Anderson – L), 10:10
Brewers (Wily Peralta – R) at Giants (Matt Cain – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Ryan Braun, OF, MIL (back) – Late scratch with back tightness Monday
Adam Lind, 1B, MIL (back) – Feeling better; will be back in Tuesday
Randal Grichuk, OF, STL (groin) – MRI came back clean; should be short absence
Yadier Molina, C, STL (illness) – Left Monday’s game due to dehydration
Brock Holt, 3B, BOS (knee) – Out of Monday’s lineup; sounds minor
Ivan Nova, SP, NYY (arm) – Left Monday’s start early with arm fatigue
Kevin Kiermaier, OF, TB (eye) – Suffered minor injury prior to Monday’s game
Ryan Raburn, OF, CLE (illness) – Out Monday after leaving Sunday

Players on the DL

Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET (calf) – Could be ready to return by mid-August
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS (oblique) – First of two rehab starts coming Wednesday
Travis d’Arnaud, C, NYM (elbow) – Caught seven innings Monday; back this week
David Wright, 3B, NYM (back) – Starting baseball activities Tuesday or Wednesday
Jered Weaver, SP, LAA (hip) – Rehab assignment commences Thursday
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (wrist) – Will return Tuesday
Steve Pearce, OF, BAL (oblique) – Not expected to be activated after minimum time
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU (finger) – 3-for-10 on rehab assignment so far
Kyle Lobstein, SP, DET (shoulder) – Threw bullpen Monday; close to rehab action
Josh Johnson, SP, SD (elbow) – Will return in a relief role when healthy
Tommy La Stella, 2B, CHC (oblique) – Could go on rehab assignment this week

Transactions - Players who have been called up, sent down, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Called Up

Rusney Castillo, OF, BOS
Buck Farmer, SP, DET
Phil Klein, RP, TEX
Kyle Skipworth, C, CIN

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Brandon Finnegan, SP, CIN
Kyle Ryan, SP, DET
Steve Lombardozzi, 2B, PIT (outrighted)
Ross Ohlendorf, RP, TEX (DFA)
Anthony Bass, RP, TEX
Dominic Leone, RP, ARI
Joaquin Arias, 3B, SF (DFA)
Mitch Harris, RP, STL
John Lamb, SP, CIN

Activated From DL

Nori Aoki, OF, SF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, ARI
Mitch Harris, RP, STL

Placed On DL

Traded
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, TOR (from COL)
LaTroy Hawkins, RP, TOR (from COL)
Jose Reyes, SS, COL (from TOR)
Miguel Castro, RP, COL (from TOR)
Tyler Clippard, RP, NYM (from OAK)
Shane Victorino, OF, LAA (from BOS)
Josh Rutledge, 2B, BOS (from LAA)

Released

Edwin Jackson, RP, CHC

Closer Watch

Athletics -- The A’s showed their commitment to building for the future by flipping Tyler Clippard to the Mets for prospect Casey Meisner on Monday, leaving a power vacuum and some uncertainty in Oakland. Edward Mujica is expected to get the first crack at closing and Eric O’Flaherty is supposed to factor in as well, but both of those guys have had uninspiring seasons. The best arm in this bullpen has been 31-year-old Fernando Rodriguez, who’s been pretty much the only one to miss bats.

Mets -- The acquisition of Clippard shouldn’t displace Jeurys Familia, but after blowing two saves in a row, Familia’s going to be looking over his shoulder until he stabilizes things.

Diamondbacks -- Andrew Chafin got the 10th-inning save despite a pair of baserunners Monday night; earlier, Daniel Hudson and Oliver Perez combined to blow a ninth-inning lead. It was Chafin’s second save of the year, but the last one came more than a month ago. He is, however, a candidate to take over the ninth if Brad Ziegler gets dealt.

Mariners -- Apparently, the Mariners think that Fernando Rodney has been tipping his pitches, which is a cute, but misguided sentiment. His problem is that he’s just not good anymore. Rodney did manage to get four outs without allowing a baserunner Monday, but he didn’t strike anyone out either. Meanwhile, Carson Smith struggled and ended up with the loss.

Giants -- Sergio Romo netted his second save with a scoreless ninth Monday night, but he was just filling in after Santiago Casilla nailed two down over the weekend.

Cubs -- The Cubs and Rockies (below) traded blown saves Monday, with the Jason Motte-Rafael Soriano combo giving up four runs in the top of the ninth before Kris Bryant’s two-run homer won it for them in the bottom. Motte has just not been very good, nor has Soriano looked like his old self, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Cubs go back to Hector Rondon – or maybe they’ll actually give Pedro Strop his shot.

Rockies -- In their pursuit of a Coors Field-style game away from home, the Rockies succeeded, but it didn’t work out quite the way they’d hope, as their big ninth-inning comeback was erased by John Axford giving up the homer to Bryant. Axford has been atrocious recently, but as usual, no one’s very good in this bullpen. LaTroy Hawkins, perhaps still their best reliever, was shipped off to Toronto on Tuesday.

Braves -- Jim Johnson failed to record the save Monday, giving up a run in the ninth against Baltimore. The Braves seem to be using him as their closer strictly due to inertia, as there are several arms in their pen with shinier numbers; keep an eye out to see if they make a change.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – July 28, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Gomes OF ATL @ BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 19 7 4 3 8 3 6 .368 .455 .895 1.349
H. Ramirez SS BOS vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Samardzija 19 8 2 0 2 0 7 .421 .421 .526 .947
M. Bourn OF CLE vs KC
7:10PM
C. Young 11 6 2 0 1 1 1 .545 .583 .727 1.311
B. Moss 1B CLE vs KC
7:10PM
C. Young 17 5 4 4 6 2 4 .294 .368 1.000 1.368
L. Cain OF KC @ CLE
7:10PM
T. Bauer 11 3 2 1 2 1 1 .273 .333 .636 .970
A. Escobar SS KC @ CLE
7:10PM
T. Bauer 11 5 1 0 1 2 1 .455 .500 .545 1.045
M. Prado 3B MIA vs WAS
7:10PM
J. Zimmermann 23 9 3 0 2 0 1 .391 .391 .522 .913
D. DeJesus DH TB vs DET
7:10PM
D. Price 10 4 1 0 1 1 0 .400 .417 .500 .917
P. Fielder 1B TEX vs NYY
8:05PM
C. Capuano 11 4 3 2 5 0 3 .364 .364 1.000 1.364
C. Carter DH HOU vs LAA
8:10PM
C. Wilson 27 9 4 2 5 6 11 .333 .471 .630 1.100
M. Joyce OF LAA @ HOU
8:10PM
C. McHugh 10 3 3 0 2 1 2 .300 .364 .600 .964
A. Pujols 1B LAA @ HOU
8:10PM
C. McHugh 15 5 1 1 3 2 3 .333 .412 .533 .945
A. McCutchen OF PIT @ MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey 14 6 0 0 3 2 1 .429 .529 .429 .958
J. Bourgeois OF CIN @ STL
8:15PM
J. Garcia 11 6 4 0 3 0 0 .545 .545 .909 1.455
B. Phillips 2B CIN @ STL
8:15PM
J. Garcia 41 13 6 2 8 0 8 .317 .317 .561 .878
M. Holliday OF STL vs CIN
8:15PM
M. Leake 39 15 4 1 7 3 2 .385 .429 .538 .967
M. Reynolds 1B STL vs CIN
8:15PM
M. Leake 11 4 2 1 2 2 4 .364 .462 .727 1.189
K. Wong 2B STL vs CIN
8:15PM
M. Leake 18 6 1 1 4 1 1 .333 .350 .500 .850
R. Braun OF MIL @ SF
10:15PM
M. Cain 25 9 3 1 6 1 5 .360 .385 .600 .985
J. Lucroy C MIL @ SF
10:15PM
M. Cain 18 6 3 1 4 0 4 .333 .333 .667 1.000
A. Pagan OF SF vs MIL
10:15PM
W. Peralta 10 6 1 0 2 0 1 .600 .600 .700 1.300
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 28, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jordan Zimmermann WAS @ MIA
7:10PM
129 32 7 2 8 3 24 .248 .265 .345 .610
James Shields SD @ NYM
7:10PM
110 17 7 2 8 4 28 .155 .184 .276 .460
Mike Pelfrey MIN vs PIT
8:10PM
72 16 5 1 9 4 15 .222 .280 .321 .601
Jaime Garcia STL vs CIN
8:15PM
146 41 15 4 19 5 33 .281 .303 .434 .737
Cold Batter Matchups – July 28, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Pierzynski C ATL @ BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 26 5 3 1 2 1 3 .192 .222 .385 .607
A. De Aza OF BOS vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Samardzija 14 2 0 0 0 1 5 .143 .200 .143 .343
R. Hanigan C BOS vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Samardzija 10 2 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400
E. Hosmer 1B KC @ CLE
7:10PM
T. Bauer 10 2 0 0 1 2 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
K. Morales 1B KC @ CLE
7:10PM
T. Bauer 12 3 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .333 .583
M. Moustakas 3B KC @ CLE
7:10PM
T. Bauer 12 3 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .333 .583
S. Perez C KC @ CLE
7:10PM
T. Bauer 13 1 1 0 0 0 6 .077 .077 .154 .231
A. Hechavarria SS MIA vs WAS
7:10PM
J. Zimmermann 28 7 1 0 1 0 3 .250 .250 .321 .571
C. McGehee 3B MIA vs WAS
7:10PM
J. Zimmermann 18 4 0 0 0 1 6 .222 .263 .222 .485
C. Granderson OF NYM vs SD
7:10PM
J. Shields 61 7 5 2 6 2 14 .115 .143 .279 .422
K. Johnson 3B NYM vs SD
7:10PM
J. Shields 16 2 0 0 0 0 10 .125 .125 .125 .250
A. Cabrera SS TB vs DET
7:10PM
D. Price 15 3 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .250 .267 .517
A. Beltre 3B TEX vs NYY
8:05PM
C. Capuano 10 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400
J. Castro C HOU vs LAA
8:10PM
C. Wilson 12 2 0 0 3 0 4 .167 .154 .167 .321
E. Aybar SS LAA @ HOU
8:10PM
C. McHugh 15 2 0 0 1 1 3 .133 .188 .133 .321
M. Trout OF LAA @ HOU
8:10PM
C. McHugh 11 2 2 1 2 0 5 .182 .250 .545 .795
F. Cervelli C PIT @ MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey 10 1 0 0 1 0 4 .100 .182 .100 .282
A. Ramirez 3B PIT @ MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey 11 2 1 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .273 .523
N. Walker 2B PIT @ MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey 17 3 2 1 4 0 2 .176 .176 .412 .588
J. Bruce OF CIN @ STL
8:15PM
J. Garcia 36 9 1 1 4 1 9 .250 .263 .333 .596
T. Frazier 3B CIN @ STL
8:15PM
J. Garcia 14 2 0 0 1 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286
J. Heyward OF STL vs CIN
8:15PM
M. Leake 13 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
J. Peralta SS STL vs CIN
8:15PM
M. Leake 17 2 1 0 0 1 6 .118 .167 .176 .343
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 28, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL vs ATL
7:05PM
69 22 13 6 14 6 13 .319 .369 .678 1.047
Chris Young KC @ CLE
7:10PM
70 24 14 5 16 8 12 .343 .401 .707 1.108
C.J. Wilson LAA @ HOU
8:10PM
118 38 16 8 26 13 35 .322 .397 .586 .983
Matt Cain SF vs MIL
10:15PM
118 36 12 3 15 6 23 .305 .344 .470 .814


Recommended Pickup
Rusney Castillo, OF, BOS – With Shane Victorino shipped out, Castillo returned to the Red Sox on Monday, going 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs. Even though he hasn’t outperformed with Triple-A Pawtucket – just a .722 OPS – Castillo’s 162-game pace in the minors would have him hitting a dozen homers and stealing 40 bases. And there’s little doubt that he can actually be a better hitter than that. Castillo will have to win time away from Alejandro De Aza, but that seems doable. However, if he can’t, he’ll be stuck on the wrong side of a platoon.

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DraftKings Value Picks

SP: Jordan Zimmermann, WAS ($7,700)
C: Jonathan Lucroy, MIL ($3,000)
1B: Brandon Moss, CLE ($3,500)
2B: Joe Panik, SF ($3,600)
3B: Daniel Murphy, NYM ($3,200)
SS: Starlin Castro, CHC ($2,900)
OF: Nori Aoki, SF ($3,500)
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