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August 7, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 7, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for August 7, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(48-65) Brewers - 3 at 1 - Giants (50-62)
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson notched his 16th save by firing a perfect ninth inning.
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta allowed just one run on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.
  • Giants SP Matt Cain allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings.
(62-50) Dodgers - 1 at 5 - Cardinals (66-46)
  • Cardinals RP Joe Kelly allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings.
  • Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran launched his 20th home run of the season.
  • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs in six innings.
(69-45) Braves - 2 at 1 - Nationals (54-59)
  • Braves SP Julio Teheran spun six innings of one-run ball.
  • Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs over seven innings but suffered a loss.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper singled and launched a solo homer.
(49-63) Cubs - 8 at 9 - Phillies (51-61)
  • Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick was charged with five runs – four earned – over six frames.
  • Cubs SP Edwin Jackson was smacked around for seven runs on 10 hits and two walks over just five innings.
  • Phillies 1B Darin Ruf doubled in a run and also ripped a solo homer.
(43-68) Marlins - 3 at 4 - Pirates (68-44)
  • Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
  • Marlins 2B Donovan Solano went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke allowed three runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez allowed three runs over seven innings in a no-decision.
(52-62) Rockies - 2 at 3 - Mets (50-60)

American League:

(66-45) Tigers - 5 at 1 - Indians (62-51)
  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed one run in eight innings while striking out seven.
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI against the Indians on Tuesday.
  • Tigers OF Don Kelly went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson allowed five runs over seven innings in a loss.
(64-50) Rangers - 8 at 3 - Angels (51-61)
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish went 7 innings allowing three runs for the win.
  • Angels SP Garrett Richards was decent striking out five over six innings while allowing three runs.
  • Rangers base runners ran wild stealing six bases off Angels C Chris Iannetta including three from OF Leonys Martin.
(57-55) Yankees - 2 at 3 - White Sox (42-69)
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale allowed one run in 7 1/3 innings while striking out six.
  • White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed three runs over seven innings.
  • Whoite Sox 2B Gordon Beckham went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
(49-61) Twins - 7 at 0 - Royals (57-53)
(69-46) Red Sox - 15 at 10 - Astros (37-75)
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino went 3-for-5 with four runs scored.
  • Astros SP Jordan Lyles lasted just 4 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits in a loss.
  • Astros OF Robbie Grossman went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
(53-60) Blue Jays - 7 at 2 - Mariners (52-61)
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez suffered his worst start in over a month, allowing six runs -- three earned -- over five innings.
  • Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson twirled five shutout innings in a victory.
Inter League:
(64-48) Athletics - 1 at 3 - Reds (62-51)
  • Reds SP Mat Latos went scoreless over 7 1/3 innings giving up just four hits and three walks.
  • Athletics C Derek Norris hit a pinch-hit home run against closer Aroldis Chapman.
  • Reds OF Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a home run.
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily allowed two runs in four innings.
(66-46) Rays - 1 at 6 - Diamondbacks (57-55)
  • Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt posted an unusual line, walking three times, stealing a base and scoring two runs.
  • Diamondbacks OF Cody Ross hit a three-run homer.
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley pitched seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson was shelled for five runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.
(62-51) Orioles - 4 at 1 - Padres (52-61)
  • Orioles SP Bud Norris was solid again allowing just one run over 6 innings for the win.
  • Orioles RP Jim Johnson picked up his MLB leading 39th save of the year.
  • Orioles OF Adam Jones blasted his 23rd homer of the year in front of his hometown.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Padres purchased the contract of SS Ronny Cedeno from High-A Lake Elsinore.
  • Cubs sent OF Julio Borbon outright to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Mets placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 31, with a herniated disk in his neck.
  • Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Giants have signed left-hander Ted Lilly to a split contract.
  • Phillies designated OF Laynce Nix for assignment.
  • Phillies activated OF Domonic Brown from the 7-day disabled list.
  • Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Tanner Roark from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Nationals optioned LHP Xaiver Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuase.
  • Phillies purchased the contract of LHP Cesar Jimenez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Cubs optioned RHP Eduardo Sanchez to Triple-A Iowa.
American League:
  • Mariners released OF Jason Bay.
  • Orioles optioned INF Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles activated 2B Brian Roberts from the paternity leave list.
  • Mariners recalled RHP Carter Capps from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Blue Jays designated RHP Michael Schwimer for assignment.
  • Blue Jays activated LHP J.A. Happ from the 60-day disabled list.
  • Mariners optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Indians recalled RHP Matt Langwell from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians placed RHP Corey Kluber on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right middle finger.
  • Angels optioned RHP Daniel Stange to Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Angels recalled INF Grant Green from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Rays transferred RHP Alex Cobb from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Nationals RP Ross Ohlendorf played catch Tuesday and reported no issues with his right shoulder.
  • Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.
  • Cardinals prospect SP Tyrell Jenkins underwent season-ending surgery Monday on his right shoulder.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) will make his third minor league rehab start Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp said Monday that his sprained left ankle is progressing well.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez reported continued improvement in the range of motion with his right shoulder Tuesday.
  • Diamondbacks 2B Willie Bloomquist (hand) was cleared to take ground balls and play catch on Tuesday.
  • Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) is likely out until at least Friday and could require a stint on the disabled list.
  • Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.
  • Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) has not yet been cleared to hit.
  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) threw a five-inning bullpen session Monday.
  • Pirates OF Travis Snider (toe) played catch Tuesday.
  • Braves C Gerald Laird (kidney stone) could be activated from the disabled list as early as Saturday.
  • Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to start playing catch around August 22.
  • Rockies SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) will attempt to throw a simulated game sometime in the "near future."
  • Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) is expected to return around September 1.
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward is considered day-to-day after leaving Tuesday's game with a muscle strain in his neck.
  • The Rockies are considering placing OF Carlos Gonzalez on the disabled list due to his sprained right middle finger.
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) will start on Wednesday in San Francisco in place of the injured Tom Gorzelanny (elbow).
  • Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero received an epidural for his ailing lower back last Friday.
  • Braves SP Paul Maholm (wrist) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.
American League:
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) threw off a mound at about 60-65 percent effort on Tuesday evening.
  • Rangers SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) will move his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
  • Rangers SP Colby Lewis needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his hip and will miss the rest of the season.
  • Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) has returned from his rehab assignment, but remains on the 15-day disabled list.
  • Tigers RP Octavio Dotel (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Lakeland.
  • Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) has been shut down for the next week to 10 days.
  • Yankees SP David Phelps has been diagnosed with a new elbow strain and will be shut down for two weeks.
  • Dr. James Andrews has recommended a non-surgical option to treat Yankees C Francisco Cervelli's ailing right elbow.
  • Red Sox RP Matt Thornton has felt continued improvement with his strained right oblique.
  • Athletics C John Jaso is still experiencing concussion-related symptoms.
  • Indians RP Josh Tomlin (elbow) will move his rehab assignment up to Double-A Akron Wednesday.
  • Rays manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that he expects OF Desmond Jennings (finger) to return around when he's first eligible.
  • White Sox RP Brian Omogrosso underwent surgery Monday to remove loose bodies and shave down a bone spur in his right elbow.
  • Angels RP Sean Burnett will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a small tear in his left flexor tendon.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) is hoping to throw a bullpen session this weekend.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake Thursday.
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick is day-to-day after being diagnosed with a sprained left knee.
  • Twins SS Pedro Florimon Jr. (wrist) is expected back in the lineup Wednesday.
  • Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) could be activated before the second game of Friday's doubleheader in Chicago.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez awoke without a headache Tuesday for the first time since suffering his concussion.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Rockies prospect RHP Jonathan Gray was dominant in his debut with High-A Modesto on Friday, allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts over five scoreless innings.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins said during a radio interview on WFAN Tuesday that he will use a closer by committee while RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is out.
  • According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Giants have called off a deal with left-hander Ted Lilly.

American League

  • Mariners interim manager Robby Thompson said Tuesday that there are no plans at this time to convert RP Tom Wilhelmsen into a starter.

Yesterday's Top Hitters

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Jacoby Ellsbury BOS @ HOU 15-10 W 2/4 2 4 3 2 8 0
Adam Jones BAL @ SD 4-1 W 4/4 1 2 2 0 7 1
Don Kelly DET @ CLE 5-1 W 3/4 1 1 3 0 6 0
Robbie Grossman HOU vs BOS 10-15 L 2/3 1 2 3 1 5 1
David Ortiz BOS @ HOU 15-10 W 4/4 0 2 2 1 4 0
Jonny Gomes BOS @ HOU 15-10 W 2/3 1 1 4 0 5 0
Chase Utley PHI vs CHC 9-8 W 3/4 0 2 2 0 5 0
Brian Dozier MIN @ KC 7-0 W 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Shane Victorino BOS @ HOU 15-10 W 3/5 0 4 0 1 4 0
Darin Ruf PHI vs CHC 9-8 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 6 0
Nate Schierholtz CHC @ PHI 8-9 L 3/5 0 2 2 0 4 0
Elvis Andrus TEX @ LAA 8-3 W 3/5 0 3 1 0 3 2
Jake Elmore HOU vs BOS 10-15 L 2/2 1 2 1 0 5 0
Chris Colabello MIN @ KC 7-0 W 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Jose Reyes TOR @ SEA 7-2 W 2/5 1 1 2 0 5 0
Michael Young PHI vs CHC 9-8 W 2/3 0 2 1 1 4 0
Mike Trout LAA vs TEX 3-8 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Juan Lagares NYM vs COL 3-2 W 2/4 0 0 3 0 4 0
Eric Chavez ARI vs TB 6-1 W 2/4 0 1 2 0 4 0
Kole Calhoun LAA vs TEX 3-8 L 2/5 1 1 1 0 5 0
Bryce Harper WSH vs ATL 1-2 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Carlos Beltran STL vs LAD 5-1 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Cody Ross ARI vs TB 6-1 W 1/4 1 1 3 0 4 0
Donnie Murphy CHC @ PHI 8-9 L 1/4 1 1 3 0 4 0
Welington Castillo CHC @ PHI 8-9 L 3/4 0 1 1 1 3 0
Andrew McCutchen PIT vs MIA 4-3 W 2/3 0 1 2 1 3 0
Matt Adams STL vs LAD 5-1 W 1/1 1 1 2 0 4 0
Ike Davis NYM vs COL 3-2 W 2/2 0 1 0 2 4 0
Donovan Solano MIA @ PIT 3-4 L 3/5 0 1 1 0 3 0
Dustin Pedroia BOS @ HOU 15-10 W 2/5 0 1 2 0 3 0


Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Justin Verlander DET @ CLE 5-1 W 8 4 1 1 0 7 112 W
Andrew Albers MIN @ KC 7-0 W 8.1 4 0 0 1 2 109 W
Mat Latos CIN vs OAK 3-1 W 7.1 4 0 0 3 3 108 W
Matt Cain SF vs MIL 1-3 L 7 4 2 2 0 6 87 L
Chris Sale CHW vs NYY 3-2 W 7.1 5 1 1 4 6 108 W
Wade Miley ARI vs TB 6-1 W 7 5 1 1 2 5 103 W
Wily Peralta MIL @ SF 3-1 W 6.1 5 1 1 2 6 108 W
Julio Teheran ATL @ WSH 2-1 W 6 4 1 1 2 4 90 W
Bud Norris BAL @ SD 4-1 W 6 5 1 1 2 5 95 W
Gio Gonzalez WSH vs ATL 1-2 L 7 6 2 2 1 5 96 L
Josh Johnson TOR @ SEA 7-2 W 5 5 0 0 2 5 86 W
Jenrry Mejia NYM vs COL 3-2 W 5.1 4 2 1 2 7 96 ND
Henderson Alvarez MIA @ PIT 3-4 L 7 6 3 3 0 6 90 ND
Edinson Volquez SD vs BAL 1-4 L 6 6 2 2 2 6 107 L
Clayton Kershaw LAD @ STL 1-5 L 6 6 2 2 2 5 90 L
Garrett Richards LAA vs TEX 3-8 L 6 6 3 3 1 5 97 ND
Yu Darvish TEX @ LAA 8-3 W 7 8 3 3 3 6 113 W
Chad Bettis COL @ NYM 2-3 L 5 4 2 2 1 2 89 ND
Joe Kelly STL vs LAD 5-1 W 5.1 6 1 1 2 1 88 W
Hiroki Kuroda NYY @ CHW 2-3 L 7 9 3 3 1 4 116 L
Justin Masterson CLE vs DET 1-5 L 7 7 5 5 2 6 100 L
Kyle Kendrick PHI vs CHC 9-8 W 6 6 5 4 0 4 105 W
Dan Straily OAK @ CIN 1-3 L 4 6 2 2 1 3 75 L
Jeff Locke PIT vs MIA 4-3 W 5.2 9 3 3 3 4 102 ND
Steven Wright BOS @ HOU 15-10 W 1 1 3 3 2 1 38 ND
Jeremy Hellickson TB @ ARI 1-6 L 4.2 5 5 5 3 1 90 L
Felix Hernandez SEA vs TOR 2-7 L 5 9 6 3 3 3 101 L
James Shields KC vs MIN 0-7 L 6 8 7 7 2 3 110 L
Edwin Jackson CHC @ PHI 8-9 L 5 10 7 7 2 2 92 L
Jordan Lyles HOU vs BOS 10-15 L 4.2 9 8 8 3 6 92 L

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