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April 8, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: April 8, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 
 

Probable Pitchers for April 8, 2013

Pitchf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

  • Giants SP Matt Cain was shelled for nine runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals.

  • Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright allowed two runs over seven innings in Sunday's 14-3 win over the Giants.

  • Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with two RBI in a loss to the Dodgers

  • Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu got his first career win in his start against the Pirates.

  • Padres SP Edinson Volquez allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings in a loss to the Rockies

  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler went 2-for-5 with a home run in a win over the Padres.

  • Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings against the Diamondbacks.

  • Brewers RP John Axford gave up a game winning two-run homer in the 11th inning in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

  • Mets SP Aaron Laffey escaped with a no-decision despite allowing three runs on 10 hits and a walk over 4 1/3 innings in a 4-3 victory over the Marlins.

  • Marlins RP Steve Cishek blew his first save chance of the season, allowing a walk-off, two-run single to Marlon Byrd in a loss to the Mets.

  • Marlins SP Jose Fernandez was electric in his major league debut, tossing five innings of one-run ball while striking out eight in a loss to the Mets.

  • Mets 2B Daniel Murphy had a single and a solo homer in a comeback win over the Marlins.

  • Phillies SP Cole Hamels allowed eight earned runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals.

  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto was good enough to pick up his first win of the season, giving up three runs on seven hits and three walks over six frames in a 6-3 victory over the Nationals.

  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg was touched up for six runs over just 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Reds.

  • Reds OF Jay Bruce went 2-for-5 with three RBI in a win over the Nationals.

  • Nationals C Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two doubles in a loss to the Reds.

  • Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija struck out a career-high 13 batters over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Braves.

American League:

  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a double in a loss to the Rangers.

  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed three runs on six hits over five innings against the Angels.

  • OF Dayan Viciedo launched a walkoff solo home run to lift the White Sox past the Mariners 4-3.

  • DH Billy Butler drove in seven runs as the Royals topped the Phillies by a score of 9-8.

  • RP Kelvin Herrera earned his first save of the season in the Royals' defeat of the Phillies.

  • Royals RP Greg Holland retired only one of the three batters he faced in a win over the Phillies.

  • Yankees SP CC Sabathia held the Tigers scoreless on four hits and three walks while striking out four over seven innings in a 7-0 win.

  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees.

  • Yankees SS Jayson Nix went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in a win over the Tigers.

  • RP Glen Perkins earned his second save of the season in the Twins' 4-3 victory over the Orioles.

  • Indians C Carlos Santana went 5-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 13-0 rout of the Rays.

  • SP Justin Masterson fired seven scoreless innings in the Indians' 13-0 defeat of the Rays.

  • Rays SP David Price was shelled for eight earned runs over five innings in a loss to the Indians.

  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester spun seven shutout innings in a 13-0 blowout victory over the Blue Jays.

  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey was blasted for eight runs -- seven earned -- on 10 hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox.

  • Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks registered the first three-homer day of his career in a blowout win over the Blue Jays.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Braves purchased the contract of INF/OF Blake DeWitt from Triple-A Gwinnett.

  • Braves placed 1B Freddie Freeman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.

American League:
  • Blue Jays transferred RHP Dustin McGowan from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list

  • Blue Jays claimed RHP Edgar Gonzalez off waivers from the Astros.

  • Athletics sent RHP Dan Otero outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

  • Indians optioned RHP Trevor Bauer to Triple-A Columbus.

  • Twins activated RHP Anthony Swarzak from the 15-day disabled list.

  • Twins recalled LHP Pedro Hernandez from Triple-A Rochester.

  • Twins placed RHP Cole De Vries on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with a right forearm strain.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Cardinals 3B David Freese (back) has been cleared for Monday's home opener against the Reds.

  • Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

  • Brewers SS Jean Segura left Sunday's game in the fifth inning with a bruised left quad.

  • Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that, in a best-case scenario, SP Shaun Marcum (neck) would return in mid- to late-April.

  • X-rays on Pirates RP Jeanmar Gomez's ribs came back clean.

  • There is no timetable for when Pirates SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder) will resume throwing off a mound.

  • Pirates RP Jose Contreras (elbow) will throw two innings in an extended spring training game on Wednesday.

  • Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (arm) will throw a two-inning simulated game on Wednesday.

  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton (elbow) will throw two innings in an extended spring training game on Monday.

  • Cubs 2B Darwin Barney hopes to have the stitches in his left knee removed on Monday.

  • RP Jason Motte (elbow) will be re-evaluated during the middle of the Cardinals' April 8-14 home stand.

  • Cubs 3B Ian Stewart (quad) was the designated hitter in an extended spring training game on Saturday

American League:
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver was removed from Sunday night's game with a strained left elbow
  • RP Luis Ayala (illness) is expected to be available for the Orioles' upcoming three-game series with the Red Sox.

  • Orioles DH Nolan Reimold (hamstring) said he expects to be available for Monday's game against the Red Sox.

  • X-rays to A's SP Brett Anderson's left thumb were negative.

  • A's OF Josh Reddick suffered a sprained right wrist in Sunday's game against the Astros.

  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz (heels) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday.

  • Red Sox SS Stephen Drew (concussion) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

  • Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (rib cage) threw from 120 feet, hit off a tee and soft toss, took grounders and ran sprints on Saturday.

  • Rays SP Jeff Niemann will have his right shoulder re-evaluated on Monday.

  • Twins OF Darin Mastroianni (ankle) said he's progressing but will still likely need a few days before he's ready to start.

  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson is expected to have the brace on his right arm removed next weekend.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox, Twins, and Astros have all expressed interest in trading for Rockies RP Aaron Harang.

  • Giants RP Guillermo Mota is considering signing a minor-league deal with the Orioles.

  • Cubs RP Carlos Marmol has been replaced by Kyuji Fujikawa as the Cubs' closer.

American League:
  • Royals manager Ned Yost said RP Greg Holland remains the team's closer following Saturday's blown save.

 

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