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July 23, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: July 23, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for July 23, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(58-39) Pirates - 6 at 5 - Nationals (48-51)
  • Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen hit his 13th and 14th homers.
  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs.
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren surrendered five runs in five innings.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth had a second straight two-homer, knocking in four runs.
(44-53) Cubs - 4 at 2 - Diamondbacks (51-48)
  • Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Cubs OF Junior Lake went 4-for-5 and hit his first major league homer.
  • Cubs SP Chris Rusin notched a victory after allowing two runs in five innings.
(56-43) Braves - 2 at 1 - Mets (43-52)
  • Thanks to a fantastic catch from Jason Heyward, Braves RP Craig Kimbrel picked up his 28th save.
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee took a no-hitter into the seventh and ended up pitching seven scoreless innings.
  • Mets RP Bobby Parnell took his fourth blown save and fifth loss after allowing two runs -- one earned -- in the ninth.
  • Mets 1B Ike Davis went 2-for-4 and drove in the only run.
(44-56) Padres - 5 at 3 - Brewers (41-57)
  • Padres SP Andrew Cashner allowed three runs and three hits over six innings.
  • Padres 1B Jesus Guzman had a solo homer and a two-run double.
  • Brewers OF Logan Schafer walked twice and stole a base against the Padres on Monday.
(36-61) Marlins - 3 at 1 - Rockies (48-52)
  • Marlins SP Tom Koehler allowed one run in seven innings and struck out seven.
  • Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz dropped to 0-4 after allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings.
  • Marlins 3B Ed Lucas went 2-for-5 and hit his second homer.
(56-43) Reds - 11 at 0 - Giants (45-53)
  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum followed up his 148-pitch no-hitter by getting shelled for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings.
  • Reds C Devin Mesoraco went 3-for-5 with a home run.
  • Reds 3B Todd Frazier doubled twice and knocked in three runs.
  • Reds SP Bronson Arroyo went the distance, pitching a seven-hitter complete-game.

American League:

(59-41) Rays - 3 at 0 - Red Sox (60-41)
  • Rays SP Matt Moore hurled a shutout, allowing just two hits while striking out four in his first career complete game.
  • Red Sox SP Brandon Workman gave another solid effort, yielding two runs in six innings in a loss.
(52-47) Yankees - 0 at 3 - Rangers (55-44)
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed two hits over 6 1/3 innings .
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova took a loss after allowing three runs in seven innings.
  • Rangers OF Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 and hit his 23rd homer.
  • Yankees DH Travis Hafner went 0-for-2 with a walk and is 0-for-9 so far in the second half.
(57-43) Orioles - 9 at 2 - Royals (45-51)
  • Orioles SP Scott Feldman allowed just two runs in eight innings.
  • Royals SP Wade Davis lasted just 2 2/3 innings and gave up four runs -- two earned -- in a loss.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a sac fly.
(54-44) Tigers - 7 at 3 - White Sox (39-57)
  • Tigers SP Max Scherzer recorded his 14th win by allowing two runs in eight innings.
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale fanned 11 in eight innings tonight, but he took a loss giving up four runs, two of which were earned.
  • Tigers DH Victor Martinez had a four-hit game and drove in three runs.
(42-54) Twins - 4 at 3 - Angels (46-51)
  • Twins SP Samuel Deduno picked up the win going 7 innings allowing just two runs.
  • Angels SP Joe Blanton was roughed up allowing four runs in just 3.2 innings in the loss.
  • Twins OF Clete Thomas hit his 4th homer of the year.
  • Twins RP Glen Perkins picked up his 24th save of the year.
(52-47) Indians - 1 at 2 - Mariners (47-52)
  • Starting on 11 days' rest, Mariners SP Aaron Harang pitched seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen picked up his third save in four days with a scoreless ninth.
  • Mariners C Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 and hit his second big-league homer.
(58-41) Athletics - 4 at 3 - Astros (33-65)
  • Athletics OF Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth.
  • Athletics OF Seth Smith went 0-for-4, leaving him 4-for-38 with no RBI this month.
Inter League:
(51-47) Dodgers - 14 at 5 - Blue Jays (45-53)
  • Dodgers C A.J. Ellis had his first career four-hit and five-RBI game.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson was pulled after giving up five runs in two-plus innings.
  • Dodgers OF Skip Schumaker's first homer of the season was a three-run shot off All-Star Steve Delabar.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Brewers OF Ryan Braun has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the season for violations of MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
  • Rockies recalled LHP Drew Pomeranz from Double-A Tulsa.
  • Rockies optioned INF Josh Rutledge to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Braves placed LHP Paul Maholm on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 21, with a left wrist contusion.
  • Mets optioned RHP Greg Burke to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Mets activated INF Justin Turner from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Diamondbacks optioned LHP Eury De La Rosa to Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks recalled LHP Tyler Skaggs from High-A Visalia.
  • Marlins optioned 2B Derek Dietrich to Double-A Jacksonville.
  • Marlins optioned OF Marcell Ozuna to Double-A Jacksonville.
  • Brewers recalled OF Khris Davis from Triple-A Nashville.
  • The Cubs could choose SP Neil Ramirez as the player to be named later in the Matt Garza trade.
  • Cubs recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa.
American League:
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Braves OF B.J. Upton (groin) ran Monday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.
  • X-rays on Dodgers OF Matt Kemp's left ankle came back negative.
  • Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) has been cleared to play in minor league games.
  • Pirates 2B Neil Walker (oblique) is scheduled to work out and be evaluated Monday.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins said that SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) is one of three or four pitchers being considered to start in Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
  • Rockies SP Armando Galarraga suffered a forearm strain while pitching in a game at Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Marlins SP Andrew Heaney was brilliant once again on Sunday, allowing two hits over six scoreless innings for High-A Jupiter.
  • Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus (hand) is shifting his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Mets 1B Justin Turner (intercostal) will be activated Monday.
  • Cubs OF David DeJesus (shoulder) finished 1-for-4 in a rookie league game on Sunday night.
  • Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) acknowledged this weekend that he still has a "long way to go."
  • Dodgers SP Stephen Fife (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque Monday.
  • Padres manager Bud Black revealed Monday that SP Jason Marquis has "significant damage" to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli left Monday's save appearance with a sore right forearm.
  • Dodgers RP Jose Dominguez left Monday's appearance against the Blue Jays with a quad injury.
  • Rockies SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) hopes to throw a bullpen session this weekend.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) could begin throwing off a mound in the next couple of days.
  • Giants RP Brian Wilson (elbow) will throw for interested teams on Thursday in Los Angeles.
  • Mets OF Lucas Duda (intercostal) is expected to begin a rehab assignment later this week.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong (hand) will throw a 30-35 pitch simulated game Tuesday.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) threw long-toss on Saturday and Monday with no issues.
American League:
  • Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) 25-35 pitches in a bullpen session Monday.
  • Red Sox RP Franklin Morales (shoulder, pectoral) threw a bullpen session Monday.
  • Red Sox C David Ross is scheduled for another appointment with a concussion specialist on Wednesday.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (neck, shoulder) was told by Dr. James Andrews on Monday that he doesn't have any structural damage and is merely dealing with inflammation.
  • Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow, shoulder) threw a 25-pitch live batting practice session Monday.
  • Royals 2B Chris Getz (knee) has been cleared for action after going through a workout Monday.
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) will take batting practice on Tuesday.
  • Oakland Athletics top prospect SS Addison Russell has been sidelined since July 17 with a bruised right thumb.
  • Yankees C Austin Romine has been unavailable to play lately due to a stiff neck.
  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (finger) played in a simulated game Monday.
  • Yankees DH Derek Jeter (quad) fielded ground balls hit directly at him on Monday.
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera is day-to-day after being diagnosed with a sore left hip flexor.
  • Tigers RP Darin Downs (shoulder) threw live batting practice Monday.
  • Tigers 2B Omar Infante (ankle) might not be ready for activation from the disabled list this week.
  • Rangers DH Lance Berkman (hip) took batting practice Monday.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) will see the doctor on Tuesday in hopes of being cleared to throw off a mound that day or Wednesday.
  • Mariners OF Michael Morse (quad) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma Monday.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • The Cubs will call up left-hander Chris Rusin to start Monday against the Diamondbacks.
  • The Braves will recall left-hander Alex Wood to start Thursday against the Mets.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina is batting .232/.306/.321 since June 28.
  • Mets SP Matt Harvey will start Game 2 of the Mets' doubleheader with the Nationals on Friday.
  • Padres SP Sean O'Sullivan will start on Wednesday in Milwaukee.
  • The Diamondbacks plan to use Brad Ziegler in the closer role for the time being.
  • The Marlins will call up OF Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick prior to Tuesday's game.
  • Giants SP Eric Surkamp will be recalled to start one of the games of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Reds.

American League:

  • Yankees OF Vernon Wells is batting a sickly .210/.244/.235 since June 1.
  • According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez "declined to answer the questions of MLB investigators when they interviewed him" about the Biogenesis clinic.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:



PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Mike Napoli BOS vs NYY 8-7 W 2/6 2 2 4 0 8 0
Jayson Werth WSH vs LAD 2-9 L 2/3 2 2 2 1 8 0
Matt Kemp LAD @ WSH 9-2 W 3/4 1 1 3 1 7 0
Jason Kipnis CLE @ MIN 7-1 W 2/4 1 2 3 1 5 0
Kelly Johnson TB @ TOR 4-3 W 3/4 1 1 1 0 7 0
Hanley Ramirez LAD @ WSH 9-2 W 2/4 1 2 3 0 5 0
Nick Franklin SEA @ HOU 12-5 W 2/6 1 1 4 0 5 0
Juan Lagares NYM vs PHI 5-0 W 2/3 1 1 3 0 5 0
Eric Sogard OAK @ LAA 6-0 W 2/4 1 2 2 0 5 0
Starlin Castro CHC @ COL 3-4 L 4/5 0 1 0 0 5 0
David Wright NYM vs PHI 5-0 W 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Martin Prado ARI @ SF 3-1 W 3/4 0 2 0 0 5 0
Caleb Gindl MIL vs MIA 1-0 W 2/5 1 1 1 0 6 0
Dustin Ackley SEA @ HOU 12-5 W 3/4 0 1 2 0 3 0
Carl Crawford LAD @ WSH 9-2 W 3/5 0 1 1 1 4 1
Anthony Rizzo CHC @ COL 3-4 L 2/4 1 1 1 1 5 0
Brett Gardner NYY @ BOS 7-8 L 3/4 0 1 1 2 3 1
Andy Dirks DET @ KC 4-1 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 1
Marlon Byrd NYM vs PHI 5-0 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Matt Wieters BAL @ TEX 4-2 W 2/4 0 2 1 1 3 0
Luke Scott TB @ TOR 4-3 W 1/3 1 1 2 0 4 1
Robinson Cano NYY @ BOS 7-8 L 3/5 0 0 2 1 3 0
Jose Reyes TOR vs TB 3-4 L 2/3 0 0 2 2 3 1
Mark Ellis LAD @ WSH 9-2 W 3/5 0 1 0 0 4 0
Carlos Gonzalez COL vs CHC 4-3 W 2/3 0 2 1 1 2 2
Eduardo Nunez NYY @ BOS 7-8 L 3/6 0 2 0 0 3 1
Michael Saunders SEA @ HOU 12-5 W 1/3 0 2 2 2 2 0
Brandon Moss OAK @ LAA 6-0 W 3/4 0 0 1 0 3 0
Miguel Tejada KC vs DET 1-4 L 1/3 1 1 1 1 4 0
Kendrys Morales SEA @ HOU 12-5 W 2/4 0 2 1 1 2 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:



Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Wily Peralta MIL vs MIA 1-0 W 8 2 0 0 2 7 97 ND
Bartolo Colon OAK @ LAA 6-0 W 9 4 0 0 1 5 116 W
Matt Harvey NYM vs PHI 5-0 W 7 3 0 0 0 10 112 W
Justin Masterson CLE @ MIN 7-1 W 7 1 1 1 0 8 93 W
Clayton Kershaw LAD @ WSH 9-2 W 7 2 2 2 0 9 97 W
Felix Hernandez SEA @ HOU 12-5 W 6 4 0 0 1 7 99 W
Mike Minor ATL @ CHW 1-3 L 8 5 3 2 2 8 101 L
Jeff Locke PIT @ CIN 3-2 W 6 1 1 1 4 6 87 W
Henderson Alvarez MIA @ MIL 0-1 L 7 5 0 0 1 1 83 ND
Chris Tillman BAL @ TEX 4-2 W 8 6 2 2 3 7 117 W
Madison Bumgarner SF vs ARI 1-3 L 7 5 1 1 3 6 100 L
Adam Wainwright STL vs SD 3-2 W 8 8 2 2 2 7 103 W
Randall Delgado ARI @ SF 3-1 W 5.2 3 0 0 4 2 89 W
Doug Fister DET @ KC 4-1 W 6 6 1 1 1 5 103 W
Chris Archer TB @ TOR 4-3 W 7 5 1 1 4 1 103 W
Homer Bailey CIN vs PIT 2-3 L 6.1 7 3 3 1 12 121 L
Edwin Jackson CHC @ COL 3-4 L 7 5 4 3 2 5 93 L
James Shields KC vs DET 1-4 L 7 9 3 3 0 6 99 L
Tyler Chatwood COL vs CHC 4-3 W 6 7 2 1 4 2 94 W
R.A. Dickey TOR vs TB 3-4 L 6 7 4 4 1 8 102 L
Jose Quintana CHW vs ATL 3-1 W 5.2 9 1 1 3 4 97 W
Eric Stults SD @ STL 2-3 L 6 8 3 3 1 2 124 L
Martin Perez TEX vs BAL 2-4 L 6.1 9 4 4 1 5 97 L
Cliff Lee PHI @ NYM 0-5 L 6 7 5 5 1 6 99 L
Ryan Dempster BOS vs NYY 8-7 W 5.1 6 5 3 4 4 98 ND
Jerome Williams LAA vs OAK 0-6 L 5 8 6 4 3 4 92 L
Scott Diamond MIN vs CLE 1-7 L 4.2 7 6 5 3 0 91 L
CC Sabathia NYY @ BOS 7-8 L 5 9 7 7 2 5 102 ND
Jordan Zimmermann WSH vs LAD 2-9 L 2 8 7 7 2 1 58 L
Jordan Lyles HOU vs SEA 5-12 L 4 8 10 9 2 3 95 L

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