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Saturday Lineup Card: Mad for Madson

Chris Benzine

Chris has been a RW contributor since early 2014, focused on Breaking News, MLB Daily Lineups and occasional NFL Team Previews.



Probable Pitchers (All Times Eastern)

NYY (Ivan Nova - R) at BAL (Wei-Yin Chen - L) 12:05 PM
KC (Yordano Ventura - R) at MIN (Tommy Milone - L) 1:05 PM
LAA (Hector Santiago - L) at TEX (Colby Lewis - R) 1:05 PM
WAS (Gio Gonzalez - L) at NYM (Noah Syndergaard - R) 1:10 PM
COL (Chris Rusin - L) at SF (Jake Peavy - R) 4:05 PM
MIA (Tom Koehler - R) at PHI (Aaron Harang - R) 4:05 PM
MIA (Justin Nicolino - L) at PHI (Alec Asher - R) TBD
TOR (Marco Estrada - R) at TB (Chris Archer - R) 6:10 PM
CIN (Brandon Finnegan - L) at PIT (A.J. Burnett) 7:05 PM
NYY (Luis Severino - R) at BAL (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) 7:05 PM
WAS (Max Scherzer - R) at NYM (Matt Harvey - R) 7:10 PM
BOS (Craig Breslow - L) at CLE (Corey Kluber - R) 7:10 PM
CHC (Kyle Hendricks - R) at MIL (Tyler Wagner - R) 7:10 PM
DET (Justin Verlander - R) at CWS (Erik Johnson - R) 7:10 PM
STL (John Lackey - R) at ATL (Shelby Miller - R) 7:10 PM
HOU (Collin McHugh - R) at ARI (Jeremy Hellickson - R) 8:10 PM
OAK (Sean Nolin - L) at SEA (Roenis Elias - L) 9:10 PM
SD (Robbie Erlin - L) at LAD (Zack Greinke - R) 9:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: NYY/BAL, KC/MIN, LAA/TEX, WAS/NYM, COL/SF, MIA/PHI

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Kendrys Morales, 1B, KC - (Quad) Available to pinch hit for the Royals on Friday.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU - (Quad) Out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Wil Myers, OF, SD - (Wrist) Not in the lineup Friday.
Justin Upton, OF, SD - (Neck) Not in the lineup Friday.
David Peralta, OF, ARI - (Wrist) Not in the lineup Friday.
Ender Inciarte, OF, ARI - (Shin) Not in the lineup Friday.
Logan Forsythe, 2B, TB - (Foot) Scratched from Friday’s lineup with a foot issue.
Victor Martinez, 1B, DET - (Quad) Not in the lineup Friday.
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC - (Knee) Not in the lineup Friday.
Salvador Perez, C, KC - (Thumb) Not in the lineup Friday.
Stephen Drew, SS, NYY - Diagnosed with a vestibular concussion.
Steven Matz, SP, NYM - (Side) Visited doctors and has now rejoined the Mets, but is “not better”.
Hector Olivera, 2B, ATL - (Elbow) Out of the lineup Friday.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL - (Wrist) Out of the lineup Friday.
Christian Bethancourt, C, ATL - (Thumb) Out of the lineup Friday.
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS - (Hand) Out of the lineup Friday.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL - Hand feels better but still has swelling.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY - Held out of the lineup Thursday with a stiff back.

Out

Greg Holland, RP, KC - (Elbow) Underwent successful Tommy John surgery Friday.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, NYY - (Elbow) Threw a bullpen session Friday.

Players on the DL

Paco Rodriguez, SP, ATL - (Elbow) Will miss the 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Curt Casali, C, TB - (Hamstring) Will miss the rest of the 2015 season.

Transactions

Placed on the DL

Logan Darnell, RP, MIN (Pneumonia), 60-day DL

Activated from the DL

Ricky Nolasco, RP, MIN
Johnny Giatovella, 2B, LAA

Called Up

None

Sent Down

None

Signed

None

Released

None

Traded

None

Claimed

None

Closer Watch

Kansas City Royals - Ryan Madson picked up his third save of the season Friday, setting down each of the three batters he faced in order. However, that opportunity only came because closer Wade Davis was sidelined with back stiffness. With just three games left in the season, it’s possible the Royals will elect to rest their closer for the rest of the regular, which could result in extra save opportunities for Madson over the last couple days.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – October 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Davis 1B BAL vs NYY
12:05PM
I. Nova 27 8 4 3 10 2 8 .296 .375 .667 1.042
M. Wieters C BAL vs NYY
12:05PM
I. Nova 34 11 7 4 7 4 3 .324 .395 .765 1.159
B. Gardner OF NYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen 21 6 3 1 5 2 7 .286 .375 .524 .899
C. Headley 3B NYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen 12 5 1 0 1 0 1 .417 .417 .500 .917
C. Young OF NYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen 14 6 3 1 3 3 2 .429 .529 .786 1.315
A. Gordon OF KC @ MIN
1:05PM
T. Milone 14 4 3 1 2 2 2 .286 .412 .643 1.055
K. Calhoun OF LAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis 26 11 4 1 5 0 4 .423 .423 .692 1.115
D. Freese 3B LAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis 19 5 3 1 4 0 3 .263 .333 .526 .860
A. Pujols 1B LAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis 24 9 4 3 7 2 4 .375 .414 .792 1.205
M. Trout OF LAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis 28 11 6 4 11 4 9 .393 .471 .964 1.435
T. Plouffe 3B MIN vs KC
1:05PM
Y. Ventura 11 3 2 0 2 2 1 .273 .385 .545 .930
A. Beltre 3B TEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago 26 7 5 3 3 6 3 .269 .406 .692 1.099
M. Napoli 1B TEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago 10 2 1 1 4 7 5 .200 .529 .500 1.029
R. Odor 2B TEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago 15 8 4 1 3 1 2 .533 .611 .933 1.544
M. Cuddyer OF NYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez 16 6 2 1 3 6 5 .375 .545 .625 1.170
J. Lagares OF NYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez 23 10 5 1 4 1 3 .435 .480 .783 1.263
D. Murphy 2B NYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez 26 9 3 0 1 2 5 .346 .393 .500 .893
D. Wright 3B NYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez 19 6 3 1 4 5 1 .316 .440 .632 1.072
D. Dietrich 2B MIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang 12 5 2 0 2 0 0 .417 .417 .667 1.083
M. Ozuna OF MIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang 21 7 3 2 7 2 2 .333 .391 .667 1.058
D. Solano 2B MIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang 11 8 1 1 2 0 0 .727 .727 1.000 1.727
E. Encarnacion 1B TOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer 34 4 3 3 6 2 5 .118 .189 .382 .572
D. Navarro C TOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer 21 7 2 2 4 2 3 .333 .375 .619 .994
J. Smoak 1B TOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer 17 6 1 1 3 1 6 .353 .389 .529 .918
J. Votto 1B CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
A. Burnett 31 10 2 1 6 6 6 .323 .432 .452 .884
N. Markakis OF ATL vs STL
7:10PM
J. Lackey 66 22 7 0 5 8 13 .333 .413 .455 .868
D. Ortiz DH BOS @ CLE
7:10PM
C. Kluber 11 3 2 2 4 1 2 .273 .333 .818 1.152
J. Abreu 1B CWS vs DET
7:10PM
J. Verlander 18 8 3 2 2 2 6 .444 .500 .833 1.333
K. Davis OF MIL vs CHC
7:10PM
K. Hendricks 12 5 0 0 2 2 3 .417 .500 .417 .917
C. Barmes SS SD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke 19 7 2 0 2 1 3 .368 .400 .474 .874
Hot Pitcher Matchups – October 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Chris Archer TB vs TOR
6:10PM
189 40 16 9 30 16 47 .212 .280 .388 .669
Marco Estrada TOR @ TB
6:10PM
65 10 4 0 3 4 15 .154 .214 .222 .437
Kyle Hendricks CHC @ MIL
7:10PM
79 19 1 0 5 5 12 .241 .286 .260 .546
Zack Greinke LAD vs SD
9:10PM
117 23 6 0 4 10 32 .197 .266 .244 .510
Cold Batter Matchups – October 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Jones OF BAL vs NYY
12:05PM
I. Nova 40 8 3 1 5 0 9 .200 .227 .325 .552
M. Machado 3B BAL vs NYY
12:05PM
I. Nova 16 2 1 0 0 1 3 .125 .176 .188 .364
D. Ackley OF NYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen 13 3 0 0 0 0 3 .231 .231 .231 .462
C. Beltran OF NYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen 12 2 1 0 1 0 3 .167 .167 .250 .417
A. Rodriguez 3B NYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen 18 3 2 2 4 3 6 .167 .304 .500 .804
B. Ryan SS NYY @ BAL
12:05PM
W. Chen 12 1 1 0 1 1 2 .083 .154 .167 .321
K. Morales 1B KC @ MIN
1:05PM
T. Milone 24 4 2 1 4 0 5 .167 .167 .333 .500
A. Rios OF KC @ MIN
1:05PM
T. Milone 16 2 0 0 1 0 4 .125 .118 .125 .243
E. Aybar SS LAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis 30 6 2 0 3 2 3 .200 .265 .300 .565
D. DeJesus OF LAA @ TEX
1:05PM
C. Lewis 14 1 1 0 0 4 3 .071 .278 .143 .421
E. Andrus SS TEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago 27 4 0 0 0 4 3 .148 .258 .148 .406
S. Choo OF TEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago 26 5 1 1 1 4 7 .192 .300 .308 .608
C. Corporan C TEX vs LAA
1:05PM
H. Santiago 11 1 1 1 1 3 5 .091 .286 .364 .649
E. Campbell OF NYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez 15 2 0 0 2 2 4 .133 .235 .133 .369
T. d'Arnaud C NYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez 12 2 2 0 2 1 2 .167 .231 .333 .564
L. Duda 1B NYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez 17 3 1 0 1 3 4 .176 .300 .235 .535
W. Flores SS NYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez 15 2 0 0 1 1 4 .133 .188 .133 .321
C. Granderson OF NYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez 30 4 2 1 2 1 10 .133 .161 .267 .428
E. Young Jr. OF NYM vs WAS
1:10PM
G. Gonzalez 17 2 0 0 0 0 7 .118 .118 .118 .235
C. Blackmon OF COL @ SF
4:05PM
J. Peavy 13 2 0 0 0 1 1 .154 .214 .154 .368
D. Gordon 2B MIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang 13 2 0 0 0 3 0 .154 .313 .154 .466
M. Prado 3B MIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang 25 4 2 0 2 2 1 .160 .222 .240 .462
I. Suzuki OF MIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang 20 2 0 0 1 1 2 .100 .143 .100 .243
C. Yelich OF MIA @ PHI
4:05PM
A. Harang 20 4 4 1 3 3 8 .200 .304 .500 .804
F. Galvis SS PHI vs MIA
4:05PM
T. Koehler 14 3 0 0 2 0 3 .214 .214 .214 .429
J. Bautista OF TOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer 31 4 1 1 4 4 3 .129 .243 .226 .469
J. Donaldson 3B TOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer 14 2 0 0 0 2 4 .143 .250 .143 .393
R. Goins 2B TOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer 15 2 1 0 1 0 4 .133 .125 .200 .325
R. Martin C TOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer 12 2 1 1 2 2 5 .167 .333 .417 .750
K. Pillar OF TOR @ TB
6:10PM
C. Archer 17 3 2 0 2 0 7 .176 .176 .294 .471
J. Bruce OF CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
A. Burnett 33 3 1 0 4 3 11 .091 .154 .121 .275
M. Bourn OF ATL vs STL
7:10PM
J. Lackey 12 2 1 0 0 2 4 .167 .286 .333 .619
N. Swisher 1B ATL vs STL
7:10PM
J. Lackey 64 10 3 2 6 9 24 .156 .280 .266 .546
D. Pedroia 2B BOS @ CLE
7:10PM
C. Kluber 11 2 1 0 2 1 2 .182 .250 .273 .523
T. Flowers C CWS vs DET
7:10PM
J. Verlander 21 4 3 2 2 3 8 .190 .292 .524 .815
S. Gennett 2B MIL vs CHC
7:10PM
K. Hendricks 15 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
J. Segura SS MIL vs CHC
7:10PM
K. Hendricks 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
J. Heyward OF STL @ ATL
7:10PM
S. Miller 10 2 1 1 1 2 2 .200 .333 .500 .833
J. Lowrie SS HOU @ ARI
8:10PM
J. Hellickson 12 2 1 0 2 0 1 .167 .167 .250 .417
C. Rasmus OF HOU @ ARI
8:10PM
J. Hellickson 25 4 3 1 2 4 7 .160 .300 .360 .660
A. Amarista 2B SD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke 16 3 0 0 1 2 3 .188 .278 .188 .465
J. Gyorko 2B SD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke 11 1 0 0 0 3 2 .091 .286 .091 .377
W. Myers OF SD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke 13 1 0 0 0 0 3 .077 .077 .077 .154
Y. Solarte 3B SD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke 10 1 1 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200 .300
M. Upton Jr. OF SD @ LAD
9:10PM
Z. Greinke 27 4 2 0 1 3 15 .148 .258 .222 .480
Cold Pitcher Matchups – October 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Colby Lewis TEX vs LAA
1:05PM
203 63 25 10 41 19 41 .310 .376 .550 .925


Recommended Pickup

Ryan Madson, RP, KC - As mentioned above, Ryan Madson could be an option to close for the Royals if Wade Davis winds up being held out over the weekend series. While Davis has been exceptional this season, Madson has posted a solid 2.17 ERA and 0.947 WHIP of his own over 62.1 innings this season. With just three games remaining in the season, there aren’t a lot of players worth picking up to make an instant impact, but Madson could provide a save or two for the Royals if given the opportunity, potentially giving people the boost necessary to take home the league title.

Other Recent Recommendations: Kevin Pillar, Aaron Altherr, Jarrett Parker, Chris Carter, Rich Hill and Kevin Kiermaier

DraftKings Value Picks

P: Shelby Miller, ATL ($7,700)
C: Matt Wieters, BAL ($3,000)
1B: Stephen Vogt, OAK ($3,300)
2B: Scooter Gennett, MIL ($2,700)
3B: Derek Dietrich, MIA ($2,800)
SS: Didi Gregorius, NYY ($3,100)
OF: Marcell Ozuna, ($3,500)

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