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May 6, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: May 6th, 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 May 6, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(16-15) Diamondbacks - 1 at 5 - Padres (13-18)

  • Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius went 2-for-3 with a home run in his return to the lineup.
  • Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy allowed five runs and three walks on five hits in 5 2/3 innings.
  • Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko hit a two run homer.
  • Padres SP Edinson Volquez allowed one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings.
(18-14) Reds - 7 at 4 - Cubs (11-20)
(10-22) Marlins - 14 at 2 - Phillies (14-18)
(17-15) Nationals - 6 at 2 - Pirates (17-14)
  • Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez allowed two earned runs in six innings for the win.
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning.
  • Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa hit his 3rd homer of the year while 1B Tyler Moore hit his 1st.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez allowed three runs and six hits over 6 innings while striking out seven in the loss.
(12-16) Mets - 4 at 9 - Braves (18-12)
  • Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings for the win.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese was hammered for seven earned runs over four innings.
  • Mets 3B David Wright finished 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Braves 1B Freddie Freeman hit his 2nd homer of the year.
(20-11) Cardinals - 10 at 1 - Brewers (14-16)
  • Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia allowed just one run over eight innings in a four-game series sweep in Milwaukee.
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada was lit up for eight earned runs over 3 1/3 innings.
  • Cardinals OF Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with three RBI's, three runs scored and a homerun.
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig went 2-for-5 with four RBI's and a run scored.
(13-17) Dodgers - 3 at 4 - Giants (19-12)
  • Giants SP Matt Cain allowed just one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings for the win, his 1st of the year.
  • Giants OF Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI's.
  • Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu struggled allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings for his second loss of the season.
  • Dodgers SS Dee Gordon knocked in a run and stole his 3rd base of the season in 3 tries.

American League:

(13-14) Twins  - 4 at 2 -  Indians (14-14)
  • Twins SP Mike Pelfrey had his strongest start of the season, spinning six innings of one-run ball while striking out seve.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber labored through 5 2/3 innings, yielding three runs on five hits and four walks in a loss.
  • Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe belted a two-run homer.
  • Indians C Carlos Santana singled and launched a solo homer.
(18-14) Athletics - 5 at 4 - Yankees (18-12)
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily wasn't sharp over 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs, but he escaped with a no-decision.
  • Athletics RP Grant Balfour converted his fifth save of the season with a scoreless inning.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte struggled for the second straight start, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on four hits and four walks over five frames.
  • Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson's solo shot in the eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a victory.
  • Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki doubled in a run and also added a single and a walk.
(15-18) Mariners - 2 at 10 - Blue Jays (11-21)
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow allowed two runs in eight innings for the win.
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders was shelled for seven earned runs over five innings.
  • Blue Jays OF Emilio Bonifacio finally stole his 1st base of the season and ended up stealing another later in the game.
  • Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 and hit his 1st homer of the year.
(20-11) Red Sox - 3 at 4 - Rangers (20-11)
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester gave up five hits and three runs over 6 innings in a no decision.
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed four hits and three runs while striking out fourteen over 7 innings in a no decision.
  • OF Nelson Cruz and 1B Mitch Moreland hit homers for the Rangers.
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz and C David Ross launched homeruns in a loss.
  • Rangers RP Joe Nathan picked up his 1st win of the season in relief.
(19-11) Tigers - 9 at 0 - Astros (8-24)
  • Astros SP Phil Humber was shelled for eight runs in just four innings of work in a loss.
  • Tigers OF Andy Dirks went 4-for-4 with a home run.
  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander threw seven scoreless innings for the win.
  • Tigers 1B Price Fielder went 3-for-5 with four RBI's, a run scored and a homer.
(19-13) Orioles - 8 at 4 - Angels (11-20) 
  • Angels RP Jerome Williams gave up five runs and lasted just 4 1/3 innings.
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a home run.
  • Orioles SP Jason Hammel allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings for the win.
  • Orioles SS J.J. Hardy blasted his 5th homer of the season.
  • Angels OF Mike Trout had a nice day going 2-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and a stolen base.
(12-17) White Sox - 5 at 6 - Royals (17-10)  (10 Innings)
  • Royals OF Alex Gordon hit a walkoff RBI single in the extra-innings win.
  • White Sox SP Jose Quintana went 5 innings allowing six hits and three runs in a no decision.
  • Royals SP Wade Davis pitched well giving up just one run over six strong innings in a no decision.
  • Royals RP Greg Holland picked up his 1st win of the year in relief.
  • White Sox OF Alex Rios smashed his 7th homer of the season.
Inter League:
 
(14-16) Rays - 8 at 3 - Rockies (18-13)
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Braves optioned INF Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Padres activated RHP Tyson Ross from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Padres placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list with an intestinal virus.
  • Rockies activated RHP Jhoulys Chacin from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rockies optioned RHP Tyler Chatwood to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies activated 1B Todd Helton from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rockies optioned INF Ryan Wheeler to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Marlins sent INF Nick Green outright to Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Marlins recalled C Kyle Skipworth from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Marlins placed OF Austin Kearns on the bereavement list.
  • Padres activated 3B/OF James Darnell from the 15-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Brewers signed RHP Tim Dillard to a minor league contract.
American League:
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Braves C Brian McCann (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list Monday against the Reds.
  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.
  • Braves 3B Juan Francisco (ankle) reported improvement Sunday but is not yet ready to play.
  • The Pirates will slow down SP Charlie Morton's (elbow) rehab after he was diagnosed with tightness in his right shoulder and upper back.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth reported improvement with his right hamstring Sunday and is hoping to return to the lineup on Tuesday following Monday's off day.
American League:
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper was ejected from Sunday's game against the Pirates for arguing a checked-swing call.
American League:

 

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