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June 16, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: June 16, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for June 16, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(28-39) Brewers - 6 at 0 - Reds (41-28)
(29-38) Dodgers - 5 at 3 - Pirates (40-28) (11 innings)
  • Dodgers RP Brandon League pitched a scoreless 11th inning to collect his 14th save of the season.
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen blew his second save of the season.
  • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed one run over seven innings in a no-decision.
  • Pirates SP Brandon Cumpton allowed three earned runs over five innings.
(28-38) Cubs - 5 at 2 - Mets (24-39)
  • Cubs SP Scott Feldman allowed just two hits in seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese yielded two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
  • Batting out of the No. 3 spot, Cubs SS Starlin Castro had a two-run ground-rule double.
  • Mets OF Jordany Valdespin had an RBI single.
(37-31) Diamondbacks - 4 at 6 - Padres (34-34)
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley was tagged for six runs -- only one earned -- over six innings.
  • Padres SP Jason Marquis won his 8th consecutive start firing 6.2 innings of 3 run ball.
  • Padres C Yasmani Grandal finally hit his 1st homer of the year. The homer was a moonshot traveling 442 feet.
  • Padres 1B Kyle Blanks continued to smash the ball collecting two more hits including a laser homerun, his 7th of the year.
(44-24) Cardinals - 13 at 7 - Marlins (20-47)
  • Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran went 3-for-6 with two home runs.
  • Cardinals 3B David Freese went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored.
  • Marlins 3B Ed Lucas went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn allowed seven runs in five innings but stuck around long enough to get his ninth win.
  • Marlins SP Tom Koehler allowed nine runs in 4 2/3 innings.
(37-31) Giants - 5 at 6 - Braves (40-28)
  • Braves 1B Freddie Freeman delivered a bases-loaded, walk-off single to complete a ninth-inning comeback.
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo blew his third save of the season, allowing two runs in a loss.
  • Braves OF B.J. Upton went 2-for-4 with two home runs.
  • Giants RP Chad Gaudin allowed four runs in five innings and took a no-decision.
  • Braves SP Mike Minor allowed five runs -- four earned -- in six innings.
(33-36) Phillies - 5 at 10 - Rockies (36-33)
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood allowed two runs over five innings.
  • SS Jimmy Rollins (hip) finished 0-for-3 on Saturday in his return to the Phillies' starting lineup.
  • Phillies SP Jonathan Pettibone yielded seven runs -- six earned -- over three innings.

American League:

(42-28) Red Sox - 5 at 4 - Orioles (39-30)
  • Red Sox SP John Lackey allowed two runs over seven innings.
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored.
  • Red Sox OF Mike Carp hit his eighth home run of the season, a two-run shot.
  • Orioles SP Freddy Garcia allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings.
(32-34) Royals - 3 at 5 - Rays (36-32)
  • Rays DH Luke Scott finished 2-for-3 with a two-run homer.
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb was forced to leave his start early after getting hit in the head with the ball. Cobb pitched 4.1 innings allowing just two runs.
  • Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie allowed four runs over 7 innings for the loss.
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney picked up his 14th save of the year.
(31-36) Blue Jays - 6 at 1 - Rangers (38-30)
  • Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Rangers SP Josh Lindblom yielded four earned runs over six innings.
(37-31) Yankees - 2 at 6 - Angels (30-38)
  • Angels SP Tommy Hanson allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings and struck out a season-high eight betters.
  • Yankees SP David Phelps gave up four earned runs in six innings.
  • Angels SS Erick Aybar hit his 2nd homer of the year.
  • Angels DH Albert Pujols knocked in a pair giving him 42 RBI's on the year.
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick was perfect at the plate going 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.
(37-29) Tigers - 3 at 6 - Twins (30-35)
(28-37) White Sox - 3 at 4 - Astros (25-44)
  • Astros RP Jose Veras earned his 13th save of the season.
  • Astros C Jason Castro hit his ninth home run of the season.
  • White Sox SP John Danks allowed four earned runs over six innings.
(31-38) Mariners - 4 at 0 - Athletics (41-29)
Inter League:
(34-33) Nationals - 7 at 6 - Indians (33-34)
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Marlins recalled 1B/OF Jordan Brown from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Marlins placed C Miguel Olivo on the restricted list.
  • Reds placed RHP Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 14, with a right elbow flexor strain.
  • Reds recalled RHP Pedro Villarreal from Triple-A Louisville.
  • Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Brandon Cumpton from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Cubs activated RHP Shawn Camp from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Cubs placed OF David DeJesus on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.
  • Mets designated RHP Collin McHugh for assignment.
  • Mets optioned RHP Greg Burke to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Dodgers claimed C John Baker off waivers from the Padres; optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Mets purchased the contract of RHP Carlos Torres from Triple-A Las Vegas.
American League:
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Mets RP Scott Atchison (elbow) could rejoin the Mets for Tuesday's doubleheader against Atlanta.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) will return from the disabled list on Sunday.
  • Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) has resumed throwing off a mound.
  • Nationals RP Christian Garcia (shoulder, forearm) has been shut down from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse.
  • An MRI on Braves SP Brandon Beachy's elbow taken Saturday showed no structural damage.
American League:
  • Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quad) has resumed a throwing program.
  • Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (illness) will be sent back to Boston to undergo further tests.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (neck) has been scratched from his start Tuesday against the Rays.
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) threw a bullpen session on Saturday.
  • Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (knee, hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment on June 24.
  • Orioles SP Jason Hammel (illness) is questionable for his start Monday against the Tigers.
  • Astros manager Bo Porter suggested Friday that OF Justin Maxwell (hand) may not be the starting center fielder when he returns from the disabled list.
  • Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez (oblique) has resumed baseball activities.
  • Athletics SP Brett Anderson (ankle) is expected to be sidelined until August at the earliest.
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira left Saturday's game against the Angels with an aggravated right wrist.
  • Jeremy Hellickson told reporters that Rays SP Alex Cobb was "acting normal" in the hospital on Saturday night.
  • Indians RP Chris Perez (shoulder) will throw one inning Sunday in a rehab game with Low-A Lake Country.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • Dodgers RP J.P. Howell has dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins suggested Friday that SP Shaun Marcum’s rotation spot could be in jeopardy.
American League:
  • Tigers C Alex Avila is batting .166/.265/.280 this season.
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira is batting just .157/.279/.353 through 61 plate appearances since coming off the disabled list.
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Astros have agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Mark Appel.

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