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April 9, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: April 9, 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 9, 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 Madison Bumgarner walked five but limited the damage to two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a 4-2 victory over the Rockies.
  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa registered a quality start, giving up three runs over six innings in a loss to the Giants.

  • Giants OF Hunter Pence belted a three-run homer in a win over the Rockies.

  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez launched a mammoth solo homer in a loss to the Giants.

  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill struck out seven but gave up four runs over just five innings in a loss to the Pirates.

  • Marlins SP Kevin Slowey was a hard-luck loser after allowing two runs in seven innings against the Braves.

  • Braves OF Justin Upton went 4-for-4 with his sixth homer and a double in a win over the Marlins.

  • Braves 1B/3B Chris Johnson delivered three singles in four at-bats against the Marlins.

  • Braves SP Paul Maholm allowed one hit over seven innings and struck out seven in the Braves' 2-0 win over the Marlins.
  • Mets SP Matt Harvey continued to dominate, striking out nine Phillies over seven innings of one-run ball as part of a 7-2 win.

  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton walked three times and struck out once against the Mets. Stanton has yet to record a HR or RBI.

  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay labored again in a loss to the Mets, allowing seven runs over four-plus innings.

  • Phillies 1B Ryan Howard saw his average drop to .148 (4-for-27) after going 0-for-3 with a sac fly.
  • Mets C John Buck clubbed a three-run homer in a win over the Phillies. Buck is batting .375 with 3 HR and 12 RBI.

  • Reds SP Mat Latos allowed four runs, one earned, over six innings in a 13-4 win over the Cardinals.

  • Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia struck out 10 while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision versus the Reds.

  • Cardinals RP Mitchell Boggs had a meltdown in a non-save chance against the Reds, allowing seven runs, six earned, on two hits and four walks over 1/3 of an inning.

  • Reds 2B Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and RBI double in a win over the Cardinals.

  • Cubs SP Edwin Jackson gave up five runs on eight hits over six innings in a loss to the Brewers.

  • Brewers OF Ryan Braun went 3-for-4 with two doubles in a win over the Cubs.

  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson recorded his first save of the season in a 7-4 win over the Cubs.

American League:
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders spun 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory over the Astros.
  • Astros SP Philip Humber posted a quality start but suffered a loss, allowing three runs over six frames against the Mariners.

  • Mariners DH Kendrys Morales went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in a win over the Astros.

  • 1B Mitch Moreland went 3-for-3 and hit his second homer in three days in the Rangers' 5-4 victory over the Rays.

  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando yielded one run in 5 1/3 innings in a victory over the Rays.

  • Rangers RP Joe Nathan picked up a shaky save against the Rays with help from home plate umpire Marty Foster.
  • Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson lost after allowing three runs in five innings against the Rangers.

  • Rays 3B Evan Longoria went 3-for-3 with a walk versus the Rangers.

  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano busted out in a 11-6 win over the Indians by going 3-for-4 with two solo homers and a double.

  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings in a win over the Indians.

  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez was torched for six runs, five earned, over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees.

  • Yankees DH Travis Hafner had a huge day in his return to Cleveland, as he went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI.

  • Royals SP Ervin Santana held the Twins to one run over eight strong innings in a 3-1 victory.

  • With both Greg Holland and Kelvin Herrera unavailable, Royals RP Aaron Crow closed out a win over the Twins with a scoreless ninth.

  • Twins SP Kevin Correia was unscored upon in the first seven frames against the Royals but then came undone in a three-run eighth inning.

  • Royals OF Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 and scored a run in a win over the Twins.

  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen allowed three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox.

  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz threw seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Orioles.

Player Transactions:

National League:
  • The Brewers plan to move 1B Corey Hart (knee) to the 60-day disabled list before Tuesday's game, which puts him out until at least June 1st.

  • Brewers C Blake Lalli will be called up from Triple-A Nashville prior to Tuesday's game.

  • Brewers placed LHP Chris Narveson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 7, with a sprained left middle finger.

  • Nationals prospect 3B Matt Skole has been placed on the 7-day minor-league disabled list.

  • Cardinals activated 3B David Freese from the 15-day disabled list.

  • Cardinals optioned INF Ryan Jackson to Triple-A Memphis.

American League:
  • Blue Jays designated RHP Dave Bush for assignment just two days after signing him.

  • Blue Jays claimed 1B Mauro Gomez off waivers from the Red Sox; optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

  • Rangers designated LHP Jeff Beliveau for assignment.

  • Astros recalled RHP Paul Clemens from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

  • Astros placed RHP Josh Fields on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 4, with a right forearm strain.

  • Rangers acquired C Robinson Chirinos from the Rays for a player to be named later or cash considerations; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

  • DH Julio Borbon is expected to be designated for assignment Tuesday when the Rangers call up no. 5 starter Nick Tepesch.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez has been diagnosed with tightness in his left hamstring after leaving his start early Monday night.

  • Diamondbacks OF Cody Ross (calf) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Friday.

  • Cardinals RP Jason Motte will undergo a follow-up MRI on his right elbow on Tuesday.

  • Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that SP Shaun Marcum (neck) has begun playing catch.

  • Mets manager Terry Collins hopes that RP Frank Francisco (elbow) will be able to pitch in a game this week.

  • Cubs 2B Darwin Barney (knee) has been cleared to resume baseball activities.

  • Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton (elbow) won't test his elbow for two weeks.
American League:
  • Rays SP Jeff Niemann will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.

  • X-rays on Indians C Carlos Santana's left thumb came back negative, and he is listed as day-to-day.

  • Red Sox SS Stephen Drew (concussion) went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk in his final rehab game with Double-A Portland.

  • A Red Sox source told Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com that a trip to the disabled list for SP John Lackey (bicep) "could go either way at this point."

  • Twins RP Tim Wood (shoulder) could be ready to pitch in an extended spring training game as soon as Thursday.

  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish (blisters) is expected to make his next scheduled start, Friday against the Mariners.

  • Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) felt great after throwing live batting practice for the first time Saturday.

  • Rangers SP Matt Harrison dealt with lower back soreness in his last outing but is still scheduled to make his start on Thursday.
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz (heels) went 2-for-4 with a single and a double Monday in a simulated game.

  • Red Sox RP Franklin Morales (back) will throw a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

  • The Blue Jays still don't have a timetable for 3B Brett Lawrie (ribs) to return.

Notes and Rumos:

National League:

  • Mets SP Aaron Laffey won't make his next start until next Tuesday against the Rockies.

  • Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the Cubs' long-range plan for RP Carlos Marmol includes returning him to the closer's role.

American League:

 

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