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August 3, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 3, 2013

by Clint Chisam


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 August 3, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(53-56) Nationals - 4 at 1 - Brewers (46-63)
(52-59) Rockies - 4 at 2 - Pirates (65-44)
  • Rockies RP Rex Brothers surrendered a run on two hits, but still managed to secure his eighth save of the season.
  • Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin pitched an outstanding ballgame, surrendering just one run on six hits over his eight innings.
  • Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI.
  • Pirates SP Gerrit Cole struck out six, but was handed his fifth loss of the season after surrendering three runs on three hits and a pair of walks over 5 1/3 innings.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki homered and drove home a pair of runs.
(64-44) Cardinals - 13 at 3 - Reds (60-50)
  • Cardinals 2B Daniel Descalso socked a pair of solo homers and scored three runs.
  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller racked up eight strikeouts en route to his 11th victory of the season, allowing three runs on five hits over his five innings of work.
  • Reds 1B Joey Votto blasted a three-run homer.
  • Reds SP Bronson Arroyo was hammered, surrendering seven runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings.
(59-49) Dodgers - 6 at 2 - Cubs (49-60)
  • Batting out of the cleanup spot, Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.
  • Cubs SP Travis Wood walked five and gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings.
  • Cubs OF Cole Gillespie went 3-for-5 with a couple of doubles and an RBI.
(65-45) Braves - 6 at 4 - Phillies (50-59)
  • Braves 3B Chris Johnson went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen gave up four runs over six innings.
  • Phillies SP Ethan Martin struggled in his major league debut, giving up six runs over 4 1/3 innings.
  • Phillies OF Delmon Young went 3-for-4 with a solo homer.

American League:

(40-67) White Sox - 1 at 2 - Tigers (62-45)
  • Tigers OF Austin Jackson's solo homer in the fifth inning, proved to be the difference.
  • Tigers RP Joaquin Benoit slammed the door, protecting a one-run advantage and earning his 11th save of the season.
  • Tigers SP Doug Fister earned his 10th win of the season on Friday, limiting the White Sox to one run on seven hits over eight strong innings of work.
  • White Sox OF Alex Rios had a nice day at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a walk, the team's lone RBI and his 23rd stolen base of the season.
  • White Sox SP Hector Santiago racked up seven strikeouts in a losing effort, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over his seven frames.
(50-59) Blue Jays - 5 at 7 - Angels (50-58)
  • Angels OF Kole Calhoun went 4-for-6 and hit his first major league home run.
  • Angels RP Ernesto Frieri picked up his 26th save with a scoreless ninth.
(61-49) Rangers - 8 at 3 - Athletics (63-46)
  • Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar got the start at DH and homered.
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando was removed after allowing three runs in four innings and walking five.
  • Athletics SP Tommy Milone was tagged for six runs in 3 2/3 innings.
(50-59) Mariners - 8 at 11 - Orioles (61-49)
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis launched his 40th home run of the season.
  • Orioles SP Chris Tillman allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings giving up eight hits.
  • Mariners SP Aaron Harang was blasted for seven runs in five innings.
  • Orioles OF Nate McLouth went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs scored in a slugfest.
  • Mariners DH Kendrys Morales finished 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.
(36-72) Astros - 3 at 4 - Twins (46-60) (13 innings)
  • Astros RP Chia-Jen Lo blew a save opportunity.
  • Twins 2B Brian Dozier played hero by delivering a walk-off RBI single in the 13th inning.
  • Twins SP Samuel Deduno gave up two runs over six innings in a no-decision.
  • Astros SP Jared Cosart was handed a no-decision after tossing seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Astros SS Jonathan Villar went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two strikeouts.
Inter League:
(56-53) Diamondbacks - 7 at 6 - Red Sox (66-45)
  • Diamondbacks OF Cody Ross had a big night against his former team, going 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base.
  • Diamondbacks SP Randall Delgado notched his third straight victory, despite allowing a season-high six runs (four earned) over six innings.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester was tagged for six runs over 4 1/3 innings.
  • Red Sox SS Stephen Drew went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly.
(54-51) Royals - 2 at 4 - Mets (48-58) (11 innings)
  • Mets OF Eric Young, Jr. blasted a walk-off two-run homer in the 11th inning.
  • Mets RP David Aardsma blew a save chance.
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee surrendered one run over seven-plus innings in a no-decision.
  • Royals SP Wade Davis yielded two runs over five innings in a no-decision.
  • Royals SS Alcides Escobar went 0-for-4 with a walk in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Mets.
(60-49) Indians - 0 at 10 - Marlins (43-65)
  • Marlins 1B Logan Morrison went 4-for-5 and plated four runs.
  • Marlins SP Jose Fernandez delivered an absolutely dominating performance, striking out a career-high 14 over eight shutout innings.
  • Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera had a rough night, going 1-for-4 with three strikeouts, and also making a defensive miscue that led to three unearned runs.
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez struggled in a losing effort, surrendering five runs (two earned) on nine hits over four innings.
(49-59) Giants - 4 at 1 - Rays (64-45)
  • Giants SP Madison Bumgarner notched his 11th victory by tossing seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Rays SP Chris Archer gave up four runs over seven innings.
  • Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored.
  • Rays 2B Ben Zobrist finished 2-for-3 with an RBI single.
(56-52) Yankees - 2 at 7 - Padres (51-59)
  • Padres SP Andrew Cashner pitched seven innings of two-run ball.
  • Starting on six days' rest, Yankees SP CC Sabathia gave up five runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
  • Padres SS Everth Cabrera went 4-for-5 with an RBI.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Zach Miner from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies designated RHP J.C. Ramirez for assignment.
  • Pirates optioned RHP Vic Black to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates activated RHP Jared Hughes from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Phillies placed LHP Jonathan Pettibone on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 29, with a right shoulder strain.
  • Cubs designated OF Julio Borbon for assignment.
  • Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Dodgers have placed SP Ted Lilly on unconditional release waivers.
  • Mets OF Jordany Valdespin was issued a three-game suspension at Triple-A Las Vegas for his role in a bench-clearing incident on Monday.
  • Mets purchased the contract of LHP Pedro Feliciano from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • The Pirates are promoting prospect right-hander Jameson Taillon to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Mets placed LHP Josh Edgin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 30, with a stress fracture in his ribs.
  • The Dodgers promoted SS Corey Seager to High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
American League:
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • The Braves don't yet have a timetable for OF Reed Johnson's (Achilles) return.
  • Braves SP Paul Maholm (wrist) hopes to throw a light bullpen session off the mound sometime this weekend.
  • Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said C Gerald Laird (kidney stone) needs a few more days to recover.
  • Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny was removed from his start on Friday after just four batters, after taking a Jayson Werth line drive off of his throwing elbow.
  • Braves OF Jordan Schafer (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Braves OF B.J. Upton (groin) could be activated from the disabled list Saturday.
  • Phillies SP Cliff Lee (neck) will make his next start Sunday against the Braves.
  • Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) will be unavailable Friday and Saturday against the Royals.
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) has been sent to Triple-A Nashville on a rehab assignment.
  • Mets 3B David Wright is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right hamstring on Saturday.
  • Padres C Yasmani Grandal will undergo reconstructive ACL surgery on his right knee on August 6.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez does not expect to return to the Rockies' lineup on Saturday.
American League:
  • OF Darin Mastroianni (ankle) has been sent to the Twins' spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida to begin a minor league rehab assignment.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) took batting practice for the second consecutive day Thursday.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) will throw a three-inning simulated game on Saturday.
  • Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) doesn't believe he'll be ready for activation this weekend.
  • Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday that SP Vance Worley (elbow) has resumed playing catch without any issues.
  • Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera's (knee) MRI revealed issues with the meniscus in his left knee, and he'll head to Florida to undergo further testing.
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb (concussion, blister) is scheduled to make a minor league rehab start with Class-A Charlotte on Saturday.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Marlins OF Juan Pierre said he won't retire when his contract expires after this season.
  • Giants RP Guillermo Moscoso will start Sunday against the Rays.
  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Friday that SP Barry Zito has been pulled from the starting rotation.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that RP David Aardsma will close while Bobby Parnell (neck) is sidelined.
  • Phillies SP John Lannan will start Saturday against the Braves.
  • The Mets are expected to recall OF Mike Baxter on Saturday.
  • SP Jeremy Hefner will start for the Mets on Saturday after Carlos Torres had to be used in relief on Friday.
  • Mets OF Lucas Duda homered and drove home three runs during his most recent rehab game with Class-A St. Lucie on Friday.

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