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August 5, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 5, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for August 5 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(54-57) Nationals - 5 at 8 - Brewers (47-64)
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson earned his 15th save by tossing a perfect ninth inning.
  • Brewers SP Kyle Lohse allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings in a no-decision.
  • Nationals SP Taylor Jordan was touched for four runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings.
(52-61) Rockies - 1 at 5 - Pirates (67-44)
  • Pirates C Russell Martin blasted a three-run homer.
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett struck out nine and allowed one run in a complete-game win .
  • Rockies SP Juan Nicasio allowed four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.
(65-45) Cardinals - 15 at 2 - Reds (61-51)
  • Cardinals 1B Matt Adams smacked a two-run homer.
  • Cardinals 3B David Freese finished 3-for-4 with a double, home run, two RBI and three runs scored.
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn struck out 11, allowing two runs over eight innings, in a victory.
  • Reds SP Mike Leake was shelled for seven runs on eight hits over five innings.
(61-49) Dodgers - 1 at 0 - Cubs (49-62)
  • Dodgers SP Stephen Fife tossed 5.1 innings of shutout ball for the win.
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen picked up his 17th save of the year.
  • Dodgers C A.J. Ellis produced the lone RBI in the game.
(67-45) Braves - 4 at 1 - Phillies (50-61)
  • Braves OF B.J. Upton went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits over five innings.
  • Braves RP Alex Wood gave up just one run over six innings in his start.
  • Braves RP Craig Kimbrel picked up his 34th save.

American League:

(40-69) White Sox - 2 at 3 - Tigers (64-45) (12 innings)
  • Tigers SP Rick Porcello allowed just one run over 7 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • White Sox SP Andre Rienzo surrendered two runs over six innings in a no-decision.
  • White Sox 1B Adam Dunn finished 4-for-5 with a solo homer.
  • Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.
(51-60) Blue Jays - 6 at 5 - Angels (51-59)
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle was charged with five runs on seven hits over six innings.
  • Angels 1B Mark Trumbo hit a three run homer.
  • Angels OF Mike Trout went 2-for-2 with a home run.
  • Angels SP C.J. Wilson allowed three earned runs on eight hits over 7 1/3 innings.
(62-50) Rangers - 4 at 0 - Athletics (64-47)
  • Rangers SP Derek Holland threw eight scoreless innings while striking out ten and giving up just four hits.
  • Rangers OF Nelson Cruz went 1-for-4 with a home run.
  • Athletics SP A.J. Griffin allowed three runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.
(52-59) Mariners - 3 at 2 - Orioles (61-51)
  • Mariners RP Danny Farquhar earned his second save in as many days.
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings.
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen surrendered three runs on five hits over seven innings.
(36-74) Astros - 2 at 3 - Twins (48-60)
  • Twins 1B Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer.
  • Twins RP Glen Perkins earned his 27th save by tossing a scoreless ninth inning.
  • Twins SP Mike Pelfrey surrendered two earned runs on seven hits over five innings in a no-decision.
  • In his return to the majors, Astros SP Brad Peacock struck out 10 and allowed three runs over seven innings.
Inter League:
(56-55) Diamondbacks - 0 at 4 - Red Sox (68-45)
  • Red Sox SS Stephen Drew finished 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs.
  • Red Sox SP Felix Doubront spun seven shutout innings while striking out five and giving up five hits.
  • In his return to the rotation, Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss.
(56-51) Royals - 6 at 2 - Mets (48-60)
  • Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home runs.
  • Royals SP Ervin Santana fired six innings of one-run ball while striking out five.
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler scuffled, giving up four runs -- three earned -- on five hits over five innings.
(62-49) Indians - 2 at 0 - Marlins (43-67)
  • Indians C Yan Gomes finished 3-for-4 with a run scored.
  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir twirled six shutout innings, scattering just two hits, while striking out seven.
  • Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run on seven hits over seven innings.
(49-61) Giants - 3 at 4 - Rays (66-45)
  • Rays OF Wil Myers smacked a two-run homer and walked twice.
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney worked a perfect inning, preserving a one-run lead and earning his 27th save of the season.
  • Giants RP Guillermo Moscoso surrendered three runs on four hits over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
(57-53) Yankees - 3 at 6 - Padres (52-60)
  • Padres SS Everth Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI.
  • Padres RP Huston Street picked up his 21st save.
  • Padres SP Ian Kennedy gave up two runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in his Padres debut.
  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes lasted just 2 2/3 innings and gave up three walks.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Phillies sent RHP J.C. Ramirez outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Nationals recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Nationals placed RHP Ross Ohlendorf on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 1, with right shoulder inflammation.
  • Dodgers activated RHP Stephen Fife from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Diamondbacks designated LHP Tony Sipp for assignment.
  • Diamondbacks activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Cubs recalled INF/OF Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs placed INF Luis Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 3, with a strained right oblique.
  • Diamondbacks optioned LHP Tony Sipp to Triple-A Reno.
  • Dodgers released LHP Ted Lilly.
American League:
  • Blue Jays placed RHP Steve Delabar on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 3, with right shoulder inflammation.
  • Mariners RP Stephen Pryor has been shut down for the season after an MRI revealed a tear in his right triceps.
  • Tigers activated LHP Darin Downs from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Toledo.
  • Orioles recalled INF Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Royals purchased the contract of C Brett Hayes from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals placed RHP Wade Davis on daily emergency leave.
  • Royals placed C Salvador Perez on the 7-day disabled list, retroactive to August 4, with a concussion.
  • Rays recalled OF Brandon Guyer; placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right middle finger.
  • Astros recalled RHP Brad Peacock from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Orioles released OF Chris Pettit.
  • Tigers recalled RHP Jeremy Bonderman from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Tigers optioned RHP Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Angels signed LHP Dontrelle Willis to a minor league contract.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly expects OF Yasiel Puig (thumb) to be back in the lineup on Monday.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong (hand) could need an additional rehab start after Sunday's outing.
  • The Brewers are hoping to activate 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) from the disabled list during their road trip that begins Monday.
  • Doctors determined after examining Pirates RP Jason Grilli (forearm) Sunday that the reliever is "making quality progress."
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) will resume workouts later this week in St. Louis.
  • Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) will remain unavailable Sunday.
  • After throwing a simulated inning Saturday, Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) will make what could be a final rehab appearance Sunday.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment Monday at Low-A Lakewood.
  • SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) is expected to make one more rehab start before rejoining the Brewers' rotation.
  • Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny (elbow) is expected to miss at least one start.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez left Sunday's game with a jammed right shoulder.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth underwent x-rays on his right hand Sunday.
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (appendicitis) could throw a bullpen session Friday.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.
American League:
  • Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Sunday that it's "very possible" both SP Kyle Drabek (elbow) and Drew Hutchison (elbow) return in September.
  • Yankees SP Michael Pineda left his start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with right shoulder stiffness.
  • The Yankees are awaiting results of an MRI on SS Derek Jeter's right calf.
  • Athletics RP Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) has been throwing long-toss and thinks he'll be ready to throw off a mound by October.
  • Tigers 2B Omar Infante (ankle) is not ready for a rehab assignment yet.
  • SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) walked one and struck out two over an inning of work in his first rehab appearance with the Rangers' Arizona League team Friday.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) said his game of catch from 60 feet Sunday "went well."
  • Rays RP Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) has begun throwing to hitters.
  • Rays RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) will resume playing catch this week.
  • Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow, shoulder) resumed a rehab assignment at Double-A Northwest Arkansas Saturday.
  • Athletics manager Bob Melvin is hopeful that C John Jaso (concussion) will resume baseball activities soon.
  • Red Sox RP Matt Thornton was removed from Sunday's game with a right oblique issue.
  • Royals OF David Lough left Sunday's game against the Mets with right quad tightness.
  • Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) threw at "about 80 percent intensity" Sunday.
  • Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) allowed one run over 3 2/3 innings in second rehab start Sunday for Double-A Frisco.
  • Royals 2B Chris Getz (knee) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals OF David Lough is day-to-day with right quad tightness.
  • An MRI of Yankees SS Derek Jeter's right calf showed a mild strain.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • The Pirates do not plan on shutting SP Gerrit Cole down early this season.

American League:

  • Indians SP Danny Salazar will be called up to start on Wednesday against the Tigers
  • Red Sox OF Daniel Nava will be placed on paternity leave for the upcoming series against the Astros.
  • Red Sox RP Steven Wright will start on Tuesday against the Astros.

Yesterday's Top Hitters

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
David Freese STL @ CIN 15-2 W 3/4 1 3 2 0 7 0
Adam Dunn CHW @ DET 2-3 L 4/5 1 1 1 0 7 0
Mike Trout LAA vs TOR 5-6 L 2/2 1 2 1 2 6 0
Tony Cruz STL @ CIN 15-2 W 2/4 1 2 2 1 5 0
Danny Valencia BAL vs SEA 2-3 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 6 0
Rajai Davis TOR @ LAA 6-5 W 3/5 0 3 1 0 3 3
Matt Adams STL @ CIN 15-2 W 2/5 1 2 2 0 5 0
Zack Cozart CIN vs STL 2-15 L 2/3 1 1 2 0 5 0
Justin Morneau MIN vs HOU 3-2 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Austin Romine NYY @ SD 3-6 L 2/3 1 1 1 1 5 0
Mike Moustakas KC @ NYM 6-2 W 2/4 1 1 1 1 5 0
Jon Jay STL @ CIN 15-2 W 3/5 0 0 2 1 4 0
Jose Bautista TOR @ LAA 6-5 W 3/5 0 1 2 0 3 0
Mark Trumbo LAA vs TOR 5-6 L 1/4 1 1 3 0 4 0
Daniel Descalso STL @ CIN 15-2 W 2/5 0 2 1 0 4 0
Matt Carpenter STL @ CIN 15-2 W 2/5 0 2 2 1 3 0
Wil Myers TB vs SF 4-3 W 1/2 1 1 2 2 4 0
Russell Martin PIT vs COL 5-1 W 1/4 1 1 3 0 4 0
Henry Blanco SEA @ BAL 3-2 W 1/3 1 1 2 0 4 0
Matt Holliday STL @ CIN 15-2 W 2/4 0 2 1 0 3 0
Anthony Rendon WSH @ MIL 5-8 L 1/1 1 1 1 0 4 0
Mitch Moreland TEX @ OAK 4-0 W 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0
Jonathan Herrera COL @ PIT 1-5 L 3/3 0 0 1 0 3 0
Yan Gomes CLE @ MIA 2-0 W 3/4 0 1 0 0 3 0
Everth Cabrera SD vs NYY 6-3 W 2/5 0 1 2 0 3 0
Paul Konerko CHW @ DET 2-3 L 1/4 1 1 1 1 4 0
Oswaldo Arcia MIN vs HOU 3-2 W 1/3 1 1 1 0 4 0
Stephen Drew BOS vs ARI 4-0 W 2/3 0 2 0 1 2 0
Raul Ibanez SEA @ BAL 3-2 W 2/4 0 0 1 0 4 0
Andrew McCutchen PIT vs COL 5-1 W 2/3 0 1 1 1 2 0


Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Derek Holland TEX @ OAK 4-0 W 8 4 0 0 2 10 112 W
Lance Lynn STL @ CIN 15-2 W 8 4 2 2 2 11 115 W
A.J. Burnett PIT vs COL 5-1 W 9 8 1 1 1 9 110 W
Scott Kazmir CLE @ MIA 2-0 W 6 2 0 0 2 7 102 W
Felix Doubront BOS vs ARI 4-0 W 7 5 0 0 0 5 95 W
Carlos Villanueva CHC vs LAD 0-1 L 6 2 1 1 3 5 101 L
Brad Peacock HOU @ MIN 2-3 L 7 4 3 3 2 10 117 L
Alex Wood ATL @ PHI 4-1 W 6 2 1 1 2 3 95 W
Rick Porcello DET vs CHW 3-2 W 7.2 8 1 1 1 4 93 ND
Ervin Santana KC @ NYM 6-2 W 6 5 1 1 3 5 111 W
Nate Eovaldi MIA vs CLE 0-2 L 7 7 1 1 1 2 105 L
Wei-Yin Chen BAL vs SEA 2-3 L 7 5 3 3 3 5 110 L
Stephen Fife LAD @ CHC 1-0 W 5.1 7 0 0 2 5 98 W
Andre Rienzo CHW @ DET 2-3 L 6 4 2 2 3 3 84 ND
A.J. Griffin OAK vs TEX 0-4 L 6.2 5 4 3 1 7 108 L
C.J. Wilson LAA vs TOR 5-6 L 7.1 8 4 3 0 7 109 ND
Ian Kennedy SD vs NYY 6-3 W 5.2 4 2 2 4 6 98 W
Joe Saunders SEA @ BAL 3-2 W 6 8 2 2 2 2 115 W
Kyle Lohse MIL vs WSH 8-5 W 5 5 3 2 1 2 93 ND
Brandon McCarthy ARI @ BOS 0-4 L 4.1 5 2 2 3 5 97 L
Mike Pelfrey MIN vs HOU 3-2 W 5 7 2 2 3 4 104 ND
Taylor Jordan WSH @ MIL 5-8 L 5.1 4 4 4 2 2 85 ND
Zack Wheeler NYM vs KC 2-6 L 5 5 4 3 5 5 101 L
Cliff Lee PHI vs ATL 1-4 L 5 8 4 3 2 8 95 L
Guillermo Moscoso SF @ TB 3-4 L 4.2 4 3 3 4 3 93 ND
Mark Buehrle TOR @ LAA 6-5 W 6 7 5 5 2 4 106 ND
Roberto Hernandez TB vs SF 4-3 W 4.2 8 3 3 1 2 75 ND
Juan Nicasio COL @ PIT 1-5 L 4.1 6 4 4 3 4 103 L
Phil Hughes NYY @ SD 3-6 L 2.2 6 5 5 3 1 71 L
Mike Leake CIN vs STL 2-15 L 5 8 7 7 2 3 76 L

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Clint Chisam
MLBDepthCharts.com

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