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May 21, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: May 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 May 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:
 
(28-16) Cardinals - 2 at 4 - Padres (21-23) 
  • Padres RP Huston Street notched his 11th save by tossing a perfect ninth.
  • Padres SP Jason Marquis allowed two runs -- one earned -- on three hits over six innings for the win.
  • Padres OF Chris Denorfia went 3-for-4 with a steal and an RBI.
  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller coughed up three runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings in the loss.
(27-18) Reds  - 4 at 3 - Mets (17-25)
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto won in his return from the disabled list after allowing three runs and three hits in five innings.
  • Reds RP Aroldis Chapman bounced back from Sunday's blown save by pitching a perfect ninth in a one-run game.
  • Mets SP Shaun Marcum fell to 0-5 after allowing four runs in six innings.
  • Mets 1B Ike Davis was removed in a double-switch after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Reds 3B Todd Frazier went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, dropping his average back down to .224.
  • Mets OF Marlon Byrd knocked in all three Mets runs with a homer off Johnny Cueto.
(21-24) Phillies - 1 at 5 - Marlins (13-32)
  • Marlins SP Alex Sanabia scattered seven hits while allowing one run in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Phillies SP Cole Hamels struck out 10, but he still took a loss after allowing two runs in six innings.
  • Phillies RP Phillippe Aumont gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown went 2-for-4 and homered.
(18-25) Dodgers - 3 at 1 - Brewers (17-26)
(26-19) Diamondbacks - 5 at 1 - Rockies (24-21)
  • Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock broke out of a slump by going 3-for-5 with two runs scored.
  • Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin moved to 7-0 by pitching a three-hitter and striking out 10.
  • Rockies SP Jon Garland was roughed up giving up eleven hits and five runs over 6 innings.
  • Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius went 3-for-5 with two RBI.
  • Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez went 3-for-5 with an RBI triple.
(23-22) Nationals - 0 at 8 - Giants (25-20) 
  • Giants OF Angel Pagan went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI.
  • Giants OF Andres Torres went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong pitched well giving up just three hits over 5 scoreless innings before leaving the game due to injury.
  • Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 4-for-5 with his sixth home run of the season and four runs scored.
  • Nationals RP Zach Duke was rocked for four runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings.

American League:

(20-25) Mariners - 8 at 10 - Indians (26-17) (10 innings)
  • Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma allowed five earned runs over six innings Monday in the Mariners' loss to the Indians.
  • Indians C Yan Gomes slugged two home runs -- including a 10th-inning walkoff.
  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir was shelled for five earned runs over three innings in a no-decision.
  • Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen blew his first save of the season.
(23-21) Rays - 5 at 7 - Blue Jays (18-26)
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey yielded three runs (two earned) in eight innings.
  • Rays SP Jake Odorizzi gave up three runs in five innings in his debut.
  • Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a three-run double and a run scored.
  • Rays SS Yunel Escobar smacked a two-run homer in a loss.
(24-22) Athletics - 9 at 2 - Rangers (29-16)
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon allowed just two runs over seven innings.
  • Athletics OF Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with a homer, two walks and three runs scored.
  • Rangers SP Josh Lindblom was shaky in his first start of the year allowing four runs and seven hits over 4.2 innings in the loss.
  • Making his first start this season, Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar went 0-for-2 with a pair of RBI.
(27-18) Red Sox - 4 at 6 - White Sox (20-23) 
  • White Sox SP Dylan Axelrod allowed two runs and four hits in six innings to pick up a win.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester yielded six runs -- five earned -- in six innings to take his first loss of the season.
  • White Sox 1B Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer off Jon Lester.
  • Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer.
(20-21) Royals - 5 at 6 - Astros (13-32)
  • Astros 3B Matt Dominguez went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer off Jeremy Guthrie.
  • Astros RP Jose Veras struck out two in a perfect ninth to earn his seventh save.
  • Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie took a second straight loss after allowing six runs in five innings.
  • Royals 2B Miguel Tejada's first homer since July 16, 2011 was a three-run shot off Dallas Keuchel.
(28-16) Yankees - 6 at 4 - Orioles (23-21) (10 innings)
  • Yankees SP CC Sabathia gave up four runs and 11 hits in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Orioles SP Freddy Garcia yielded two runs and three hits in six innings in a no-decision.
  • Orioles RP Jim Johnson took his third straight blown save after giving up a solo homer to Travis Hafner in the ninth inning.
  • Yakees 3B David Adams went 2-for-4 and hit his first major league homer off Freddy Garcia.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk.
Inter League:
 
(18-23) Twins - 1 at 5 - Braves (26-18) 
  • Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed one run over 8 1/3 innings.
  • Braves RP Cory Gearrin got a one-out save in a four-run game.
  • Braves 2B Dan Uggla hit his 8th homer of the year, a 3-run blast in the 1st inning.
  • Twins SP Kevin Correia surrendered five runs in four innings.
  • Twins 2B Brian Dozier went 0-for-4 as the Twins' leadoff man, dropping his average to .205.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Reds activated RHP Johnny Cueto from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Reds optioned 1B Neftali Soto to Triple-A Louisville.
  • Marlins purchased the contract of 1B/OF Jordan Brown from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Marlins placed OF Matt Diaz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19, with a left knee contusion.
  • Mets signed RHP David Aardsma to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Diamondbacks released INF Mark Teahen.
  • Phillies placed RHP Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list with a right back strain.
  • Phillies purchased the contract of C Humberto Quintero from Triple-A Lehigh Valeey.
  • Dodgers activated LHP Ted Lilly from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Dodgers optioned RHP Matt Magill to Triple-A Albuquerque.
American League:
  • Red Sox activated RHP Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Jose De La Torre to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Twins recalled LHP Caleb Thielbar from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins optioned LHP Pedro Hernandez to Triple-A Rochester.
  • Athletics sent RHP Chris Resop outright to Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Rays recalled RHP Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Durham.
  • Rays optioned LHP Jeff Beliveau to Triple-A Durham.
  • Blue Jays recalled OF Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Blue Jays optioned RHP Mickey Storey to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Tigers recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Tigers optioned RHP Evan Reed to Triple-A Toledo.
  • Rangers recalled and then optioned RHP Josh Lindblom back to Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Rangers designated RHP Derek Lowe for assignment.
  • Orioles signed C Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract.
  • Rangers optioned C Robinson Chirinos to Triple-A Round Rock.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras (ankle) is expected to return to action at Triple-A Memphis by the middle of this week.
  • Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) has resumed throwing.
  • An MRI on Dodgers 3B Jerry Hairston Jr.'s knee has revealed tendinitis.
  • Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (neck) will play two games in extended spring training this week and is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday.
  • Phillies 1B Ryan Howard received a cortisone shot in his left knee on Sunday.
  • Phillies C Carlos Ruiz was diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.
  • Padres manager Bud Black said he'd like OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) to get around 30 rehab at-bats.
  • Padres OF James Darnell could need another surgery on his left shoulder after injuring it at Triple-A Tucson on May 14.
  • Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) plans to resume throwing from a mound on Tuesday.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said RP Scott Elbert's (elbow) velocity during his rehab assignment "still isn't where we want it to be."
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) has been taking ground balls and hitting recently.
  • Brewers 1B Corey Hart (knee) ran on the field and took full batting practice.
  • Rockies SP Jeff Francis (groin) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
  • Nationals SP Ross Detwiler reported improvement with his back Monday and hopes be ready to make his next start.
  • Braves RP Eric O'Flaherty will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn left ulnar collateral ligament.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) will not be ready for activation from the disabled list on Friday and could be sidelined for as much as two more weeks.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong was diagnosed with a fractured right hand.
American League:
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) will head to the Orioles' spring training complex Tuesday to begin his rehab.
  • Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski (oblique) is expected to return to the Rangers' active roster on Tuesday.
  • Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) will make his second minor league rehab start on Wednesday at Double-A Akron.
  • Indians C Lou Marson (shoulder) admitted Monday that there is no timetable for his return to the Indians' active roster.
  • Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) allowed two runs over 2 1/3 innings Monday in a rehab start with Double-A Frisco.
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) went 1-for-2 with a walk Monday in his first extended spring training game.
  • Mariners SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) has begun playing catch.
  • Angels RP Sean Burnett reported no pain in his left forearm after playing catch on Sunday afternoon.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver (elbow) is scheduled to pitch in a game at extended spring training on Wednesday.
  • Yankees C Chris Stewart (groin) estimated Monday that it will be likely be a few more days before he's ready to return to the lineup.
  • Athletics C John Jaso's right leg is still bothering him a bit, but he could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday.
  • Red Sox SS Jose Iglesias has been taking ground balls at second and third base at Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox C David Ross (concussion) has been cleared to resume throwing and hitting off a tee.
  • Athletics OF Josh Reddick (wrist) will try taking batting practice on Friday.
  • Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) fielded grounders and took 25 swings in an indoor batting cage Monday at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, Florida.
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) is considered day-to-day.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez left Monday's game with a right hip injury.
  • Astros OF Justin Maxwell (hand) hit 15 balls off a tee and took 30 soft-tosses on Monday.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal has not allowed a run since April 24.
  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly will be available out of the bullpen for the next couple days but then will rejoin the Dodgers' rotation.
  • Pitching exclusively out of the bullpen, Diamondbacks RP Josh Collmenter is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 0.95 WHIP over 22 innings.
American League:
  • Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that OF Anthony Gose will not be an everyday player.
  • Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Friday that SP Kyle Gibson, P.J. Walters, or Sam Deduno will be called up to start Friday against the Tigers.
  • Red Sox manager John Farrell does not want to use RP Andrew Bailey on back-to-back days for now.
  • Rangers manager Ron Washington said 2B Jurickson Profar will split playing time with Leury Garcia at second base while Ian Kinsler is on the disabled list.

 

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