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April 21, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: April 21, 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 21, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

Cardinals - 5
 at 0 - Phillies

  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn allowed just one hit over seven scoreless innings.
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig drove in two runs but is batting just .220/.266/.305 in 15 games this season.
  • Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran went 2-for-5 while hitting his 4th homerun of the season.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina went 3-for-4, raising his average to .328.
  • Phillies SP Cliff Lee surrendered five earned runs over five innings.
  • Cardinals RP Mitchell Boggs tossed a scoreless ninth inning.

Braves - 1 at 3 - Pirates

  • Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with two doubles.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli registered his sixth save, striking out all three batters he faced in a perfect ninth inning.
  • Braves 1B Chris Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double, raising his average to .418.
  • Pirates SP James McDonald struck out nine while allowing just one run in six innings.
  • Braves SP Paul Maholm allowed three runs over six innings.

Marlins - 2 at 3 - Reds

  • Reds 2B Brandon Phillips hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in an extra innings win.
  • Reds SP Bronson Arroyo gave up two runs in eight innings in a no-decision.
  • Marlins SP Wade LeBlanc gave up two runs in four innings.
  • Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4 with three walks, a run scored and a stolen base in an extra-inning win.
  • Marlins 3B Placido Polanco had an RBI double in an extra-inning loss.

Nationals - 7 at 6 - Mets

  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper went 3-for-3 with two homers.
  • Mets 1B Ike Davis finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano earned his sixth save of the season.
  • Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez allowed five earned runs over four innings in a no-decision.

Cubs - 1 at 5 - Brewers

  • Brewers SP Hiram Burgos held the Cubs to one earned run over five innings.
  • Brewers SS Jean Segura stole his third base of the season.
  • Cubs SP Edwin Jackson yielded five runs -- one earned -- in six innings.
  • Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy hit his 3rd homer of the season.
  • Brewers C Martin Maldonado went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a rare start at first base.

Diamondbacks - 3 at 4 - Rockies

  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa pitched six innings, allowing two hits, zero runs, two walks and striking out four to get his second win of the season.
  • Diamondback SP Trevor Cahill gave up three runs and six hits over seven innings while taking the loss.
  • Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer hit his 4th homer of the season.
  • Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez hit a pinch hit two-run homer in the top of the 8th inning.
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt picked up his 7th save of the season in spite of giving up a run on two hits.
Padres - 0 at 2 - Giants
  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum gave up four hits and walked two while striking out eight over 6.2 scoreless innings while picking up the win.
  • Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval hit his 3rd homer of the season.
  • Padres SS Everth Cabrera went 2-for-3 and swiped his 5th bag of the season.
  • Padres SP Andrew Cashner gave up two runs on two hits while striking out five over four innings in his first start of the season.
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo picked up his 8th save of the year with a scoreless ninth.

American League:

Yankees - 5 at 3 - Blue Jays
  • Yankees OF Vernon Wells went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in 11 innings.
  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed just one run in seven-plus innings, but was handed a no-decision.
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle yielded three runs in seven innings in a no-decision.
  • Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in a loss.
Royals - 3 at 4 - Red Sox
  • Red Sox OF Daniel Nava launched a go-ahead three-run homer.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz improved to 4-0 on the season by allowing only two runs over eight innings.
  • Royals SP James Shields tossed six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in his return from the disabled list.
  • Royals OF Lorenzo Cain filled up the box score by going 4-for-4 with a solo homer, two doubles, three runs scored and a stolen base.
Athletics - 0 at 1 - Rays
Mariners - 0 at 5 - Rangers
  • Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-0 victory over the Mariners.
  • Mariners 3B Kyle Seager went 2-for-3 in a loss.
  • Rangers RP Derek Lowe got the win Saturday, pitching four perfect innings in relief of injured starter Nick Tepesch.
  • Mariners SP Brandon Maurer allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings.
Twins - 2 at 1 - White Sox
  • Twins RP Glen Perkins tallied his fourth save in an extra-innings win.
  • White Sox 1B/DH Adam Dunn finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in an extra-innings loss.
  • Twins SP Vance Worley allowed one run over seven innings in a victory.
  • White Sox SP Jake Peavy allowed one run over seven innings in a no-decision.
Indians - 19 at 6 - Astros
  • Indians 1B Nick Swisher tied a single-game career-high for hits (4) and runs (3) and set a new career-high for doubles (3) in a game.
  • In his first MLB start in 3 years, Indians P Scott Kazmir lasted 3.1 innings despite being given a 14-0 lead in the second inning.

  • Indians DH Mark Reynolds went 2-for-4 with four RBI in the Indians' 19-6 rout of the Astros.
  • Astros SP Philip Humber recorded only one out in his start while giving up eight runs before being removed. 
  • Indians 1B Jason Giambi hit his 431st career home run, tying him with Cal Ripken Jr. for 42nd place on the all-time home major league home run list.
Tigers - 0 at 10 - Angels
  • Angels OF Mike Trout finished 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI.
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Angels RP Garrett Richards hurled seven scoreless innings.
  • Tigers SP Rick Porcello only registered two outs in his start while giving up nine earned runs.
Inter League:

Dodgers
 - 5 at 7 - Orioles (Game 1)
  • Orioles DH Nolan Reimold had a big day at the plate going 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a go-ahead two-run double.
  • Orioles SP Jason Hammel gave up four runs in six innings as part of a no-decision.
  • Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu was touched up for five runs in six innings in a no-decision.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored.

Dodgers - 1 at 6 - Orioles (Game 2)

  • Dodgers SP Josh Beckett gave up six runs and eight hits while striking out three over 5.2 innings.
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen earned the win giving up just one run over six innings while striking out two.
  • Orioles RP Tommy Hunter picked up his first save of the season, pitching three scoreless innings to end the game.
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI's.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig has been placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list with a sprained left thumb.
  • Nationals placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
  • Padres recalled RHP Thad Weber from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres placed RHP Tyson Ross on the disabled list with a left shoulder subluxation.
  • Padres signed RHP Eddie Bonine to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Braves placed INF Blake DeWitt on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
  • Diamondbacks released RHP Eddie Bonine.
American League:
  • The Royals plan to recall SP Will Smith from Triple-A in time for Sunday's doubleheader against the Red Sox.
  • Astros placed OF J.D. Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee.
  • Athletics recalled RHP Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Indians optioned INF Cord Phelps to Triple-A Columbus.
  • Angels recalled INF Thomas Field from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Angels placed RHP Mark Lowe on the 15-day disabled list with neck stiffness.
  • White Sox placed OF Dayan Viciedo on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.
  • Nick Delmonico has been placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list with a concussion.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went 5-for-5 Saturday with two doubles, two runs, and two RBI in second rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett.

  • Pirates SP Francisco Liriano struggled in his first rehab game Saturday. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on four hits, three walks, four strikeouts.
  • Braves 2B Dan Uggla left Saturday's game against the Pirates because of a left calf strain.
  • Brewers SP Mark Rogers (shoulder) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday at Double-A Huntsville.
  • Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin was sent for an MRI on his sore left oblique.
  • Reds RP Nick Masset (shoulder) has been shut down from his throwing program.
  • Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) threw his second bullpen session on Saturday since being placed on the disabled list.
American League:
  • Rangers first round pick (37) of the 2011 draft, OF Zack Cone, suffered a torn Achilles tendon and will miss rest of the season.
  • Rangers first round pick (pick 33) in 2011 pitcher Kevin Matthews is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery and will miss remainder of the season.
  • Rays prospect SS Hak-Ju Lee suffered torn ligaments in his left knee Saturday in a game at Triple-A Durham.
  • Rangers SP Nick Tepesch left his start against the Mariners on Saturday with a right wrist contusion.
  • Rays OF Wil Myers (foot) played in the second game of Triple-A Durham's doubleheader on Saturday.
  • Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera left Saturday's game against the Astros with a left wrist contusion.
  • Indians C Lou Marson (neck) could be activated Wednesday.
  • X-rays taken Saturday evening on Reds SS Zack Cozart's bruised right hand turned up negative.
  • Angels RP Ryan Madson felt soreness in his surgically-repaired elbow after throwing a simulated game on Friday.
  • Indians SP Brett Myers will head back to Cleveland on Sunday to undergo an MRI on his right forearm.
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino left Saturday's game against the Royals because of tightness in his lower back.
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (hand) hit in a cage on Saturday and declared himself "ready" for activation.
  • Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis was removed in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against Toronto with lower back tightness.
  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) told reporters Friday that he hopes to resume hitting activities soon.
  • The New York Daily News reports Michael Pineda (shoulder) is on track for a mid-season return.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • Braves SP Paul Maholm is first starting pitcher to open season with 25 plus scoreless innings since Luis Tiant (27 IP) in 1966.

 

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