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April 15, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: April 15, 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 15, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

  • Dodgers SP Josh Beckett pitched a complete game six-hitter in a loss to the Diamondbacks.
  • Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with an RBI single against the Dodgers.

  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill didn't allow a run over seven-plus innings of work in a win over the Dodgers.

  • Padres SP Clayton Richard threw six scoreless innings in a loss to the Rockies.

  • Rockies 1B Todd Helton delivered a pinch hit two-run homer against the Padres.

  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa pitched six scoreless innings in a win over the Padres.

  • OF Hunter Pence hit a game-tying homer in the top of the ninth in the Giants' 10-7 win over the Cubs.

  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum was removed after allowing four runs in five innings against the Cubs.

  • Cubs SP Edwin Jackson yielded five runs -- four earned -- in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Giants.

  • Cubs RP Shawn Camp blew a save in the ninth and took the loss against the Giants.

  • Cubs SS Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI's in a loss to the Giants.
  • C Jonathan Lucroy belted a game-winning home run in the Brewers' 4-3 win over the Cardinals.

  • SP Jaime Garcia tossed seven innings of shutout ball but took a no-decision in the Cardinals' loss to the Brewers.

  • 1B Matt Adams hit a solo home run in the Cardinals' loss to the Brewers in St. Louis.

  • Mitchell Boggs blew a ninth-inning lead Sunday in the Cardinals' loss to the Brewers.

  • C Michael McKenry homered in the seventh and eighth innings as the Pirates came back to beat the Reds 10-7.

  • Pirates OF Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI's and two runs scored in a win over the Reds. Marte has seven two-hit games in his last eight and is batting .347 on the season.
  • Reds RP Jonathan Broxton was lit up for six runs in two-thirds of an inning by the Pirates.

  • Reds 1B Joey Votto collected his first homer and first stolen base against the Pirates.

  • SP Paul Maholm went 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Braves routed the Nationals 9-0.

  • SP Gio Gonzalez was shelled for seven earned runs in five innings as the Nationals fell to the Braves.

  • Braves 1B/3B Chris Johnson went 4-for-5 with two RBI's and a run scored in a win over the Nationals.
  • SS Andrelton Simmons hit a three-run homer in the Braves' victory over the Nationals.

  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay tossed eight innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win over the Marlins, holding Miami to five hits while walking one and striking out two.

  • Marlins SP Kevin Slowey held the Phillies to one run on nine hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.

  • Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a win over the Marlins.

  • Marlins OF Juan Pierre went 0-for-4 at the plate against the Phillies, dropping his batting average to .174.

American League:

  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen allowed three runs over six innings in a loss to the Yankees.

  • Yankees OF Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer in a win over the Orioles.

  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda threw a complete game shutout in a win over the Orioles.

  • A's SP Jarrod Parker struggled mightily in a loss to the Tigers, allowing eight runs over 3 1/3 innings.

  • Tigers SP Rick Porcello made a relief appearance against Oakland and will have his next start moved from Tuesday to Saturday.

  • Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez gave up just one run over seven innings in a win over the Athletics.

  • Rangers SP Nick Tepesch was charged with four earned runs over five-plus innings in a loss to the Mariners.

  • Mariners 1B Justin Smoak went 1-for-3 with a double against the Rangers.

  • Mariners SP Brandon Maurer allowed two runs on five hits over six innings in a win over the Rangers.

  • Astros SP Phil Humber gave up two runs over seven innings in a loss to the Angels.

  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a series-clinching win over the Astros.

  • Angels OF Mike Trout hit his first home run of the season in a win over the Astros.

  • Angels SP C.J. Wilson allowed just one run on five hits over six innings in a 4-1 win over the Astros.

  • OF Alex Gordon went 2-for-5 with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth as the Royals edged the Blue Jays 3-2.

  • Royals SP Ervin Santana yielded two runs -- one earned -- in eight innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays.

  • Blue Jays 3B Maicer Izturis went 0-for-4, leaving him with a .194 average in 31 at-bats.

  • SP Clay Buchholz fired eight innings of shutout ball in the Red Sox' 5-0 win over the Rays.

  • 2B Ben Zobrist drew two walks and stole a base in the Rays' loss to the Red Sox.

  • OF Jackie Bradley went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Boston's defeat of the Rays.

  • Rays SP Alex Cobb allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox.

  • Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 4-for-6 with a homer, three RBI's and three runs scored in a win over the Athletics.
  • Tigers OF Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over Oakland.
  • White Sox SP Jake Peavy spun seven innings of one-run ball while striking out 11 in a 3-1 victory over the Indians.

  • White Sox RP Addison Reed converted his fourth save with a scoreless inning in a win over the Indians.

  • Indians SP Brett Myers rebounded from his disastrous first two appearances, holding the White Sox to two runs over six innings in a loss.

  • Indians OF Michael Bourn clubbed his second homer of the season while going 3-for-4 in a loss to the White Sox.
  • White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza launched a solo homer in a win over the Indians.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Cubs optioned RHP Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa.

  • Cubs placed C/INF Steve Clevenger on the 60-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

  • Cubs claimed RHP Kameron Loe off waivers from the Mariners.

  • Padres optioned RHP Thad Weber to Triple-A Tucson.

  • Padres recalled OF/1B Kyle Blanks from Triple-A Tucson.

  • Cubs signed RHP Kevin Gregg to a minor league contract.

  • Nationals recalled C Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse.

  • Nationals placed C Wilson Ramos on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

  • Pirates recalled RHP Phil Irwin from Triple-A Indianapolis.

  • Pirates optioned INF Josh Harrison to Triple-A Indianapolis.

American League:
  • White Sox designated LHP Charlie Leesman for assignment.

  • White Sox purchased the contract of INF Tyler Greene from Triple-A Charlotte.

  • White Sox placed INF Angel Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

  • Orioles 1B Conor Jackson has retired from baseball.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (shoulder) has refused to continue his minor league rehab assignment.

  • Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) left the game against the Dodgers with left wrist soreness.

  • X-rays were negative on Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa's right wrist.

  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Sunday that it's very unlikely 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) will be activated on April 21 when he is first eligible.

  • RP Kyle McPherson will have his sore right elbow examined by Pirates doctors this week.

  • SP Shaun Marcum (neck) could join the Mets' rotation on April 21.

  • Padres 3B Chase Headley (thumb) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday.

  • Padres OF Mark Kotsay is dealing with a strained hamstring.

  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Reds SP Johnny Cueto will be placed on the disabled list with a lat strain.

American League:
  • Mariners RP Stephen Pryor left Sunday's game with a right lat strain.

  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (back) will make his next start Friday against the Orioles.

  • Indians OF Michael Bourn could miss 5-7 days after leaving Sunday's game with a right hand laceration.

  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir (rib cage) will begin a rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Columbus.

  • Twins SP Rich Harden (shoulder) threw to hitters for the first time this spring on Saturday.

  • Astros RP John Ely will undergo Tommy John surgery.

  • Rangers SP Matt Harrison received a second epidural injection in his ailing back on Saturday.

  • Astros OF Fernando Martinez (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.

  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz (heels) was scratched from Sunday's rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket due to illness.

  • Rays DH Luke Scott (calf) has yet to run the bases.

  • Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan will be sidelined for at least the next few days due to a right hamstring injury.

  • Indians SP Daisuke Matsuzaka left Friday's start at Triple-A Columbus with pain in his right forearm.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Padres OF Carlos Quentin has dropped the appeal of his eight-game suspension and will begin serving it on Sunday.

  • The Rockies plan to continue using Yorvit Torrealba as Jorge De La Rosa's personal catcher.

  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that OF Ryan Braun's neck is "still bothering him some."

American League:

 

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