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August 9, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 9, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for August 9, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(49-66) Brewers - 1 at 4 - Giants (51-63)
  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum tossed eight scoreless innings on just one hit and one walk.
  • Brewers RP Donovan Hand was charged with four runs on seven hits and four walks over five innings of work.
  • Giants 1B Brandon Belt smacked a three-run homer.
(64-50) Dodgers - 5 at 1 - Cardinals (66-48)
  • Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed one run over seven innings and struck out seven.
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen reached 27 straight batters retired before giving up a single.
  • Dodgers C A.J. Ellis went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk.
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig had three hits, including a double.
(50-64) Cubs - 1 at 12 - Phillies (52-62)
  • Phillies 3B Cody Asche went 3-for-5 with his first major league homer and two runs scored.
  • Phillies SP Ethan Martin tossed five innings of one-run ball for his first major league win.
  • Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija was knocked around for nine runs on 11 hits over 3 1/3 innings.
  • Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz launched a solo homer.
(43-70) Marlins - 4 at 5 - Pirates (70-44) (10 innings)
  • Pirates C Russell Martin delivered a pinch-hit walk-off single in the 10th inning.
  • Pirates SP Gerrit Cole allowed four runs in five innings in a no-decision.
  • Marlins SP Jose Fernandez yielded two runs over five innings in a no-decision.
  • Marlins OF Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with his first major league home run -- a two-run blast off Gerrit Cole.
(52-64) Rockies - 1 at 2 - Mets (52-60)
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings while striking out three.
  • Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins tallied his second save of the week.
  • Rockies OF Corey Dickerson hit his second home run of the season.
  • Rockies RP Jeff Manship yielded two earned runs in five innings.

American League:

(68-45) Tigers - 10 at 3 - Indians (62-53)
  • Tigers SP Max Scherzer moved to 17-1 by allowing two runs and four hits in seven innings.
  • Making his pitching debut, Indians OF Ryan Raburn pitched a perfect ninth inning.
  • Indians SP Zach McAllister was roughed up, surrendering six runs in 2 1/3 innings.
  • Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk and two runs scored.
  • Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 and is in a 1-for-19 slump this month.
(70-47) Red Sox - 1 at 5 - Royals (59-53)
  • Royals RP Bruce Chen went scoreless for 7 2/3 innings and improved to 5-0 on the season.
  • Royals RP Luke Hochevar picked up his second save after allowing one run in 1 1/3 innings.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester yielded three runs -- one earned -- and four hits over seven innings.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Phillies signed 2B Chase Utley to a two-year, $27 million contract extension with $15 million vesting options for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons.
  • Phillies claimed OF Casper Wells off waivers from the White Sox.
  • Giants activated C Hector Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Giants designated C Guillermo Quiroz for assignment.
  • Cubs recalled RHP Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs purchased the contract of C J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs placed OF Thomas Neal on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right shoulder.
  • Cubs placed RHP Matt Guerrier on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.
  • Rockies placed RHP Tyler Chatwood on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
  • Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Jeff Manship from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Cardinals optioned OF Brock Peterson to Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals optioned RHP Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals recalled RHP Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Brewers recalled 2B Scooter Gennett from Triple-A Nashville.
  • Brewers placed 2B Rickie Weeks on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 8, with a strained left hamstring.
  • CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports that the Nationals placed SP Dan Haren on waivers Thursday.
  • CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports that the Brewers placed SP Kyle Lohse on waivers Wednesday.
American League:
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Steven Wright to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox activated OF Daniel Nava from the paternity leave list.
  • The Royals have requested unconditional release waivers on C Adam Moore.
  • Royals purchased the contract of LHP Francisley Bueno from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals optioned LHP Danny Duffy to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Athletics claimed INF Adam Rosales off waivers from the Rangers.
  • Astros purchased the contract of LHP Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Astros designated LHP Travis Blackley for assignment.
  • Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers put in the waiver claim on White Sox OF Alex Rios.
  • Indians recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians designated INF Mark Reynolds for assignment.
  • Indians optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Columbus.
  • Angels released LHP Mitch Stetter.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Phillies C Tommy Joseph has been shut down for the remainder of the season due to lingering concussion symptoms.
  • Cubs C Dioner Navarro will have an MRI on his right ankle.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli (forearm) is scheduled to begin a throwing program this weekend.
  • Cubs RP Matt Guerrier has some soreness in his right elbow and is flying back to Chicago to be examined.
  • Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) expects to be throwing bullpen sessions by the end of the 2013 season.
  • Cardinals RP Carlos Martinez left Thursday's start against the Dodgers with a right index finger cramp.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) played catch on Wednesday and ran in place on flat ground and with elevation on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) hit off a tee and lightly swung a bat on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny (elbow) will start on Saturday in Seattle.
  • Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said during an interview on FOX Sports Midwest Thursday that he's "very optimistic" C Yadier Molina (knee) will be activated when first eligible on August 15.
  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that the team does not have plans to activate 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) from the disabled list on Friday.
  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller (elbow) doesn't expect to miss a start.
American League:
  • Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison (elbow) has been transferred to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Rangers DH Lance Berkman (knee) is taking regular batting practice but has only been able to run at 50 percent effort.
  • Red Sox C David Ross (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Portland Friday.
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish experienced some tightness in his gluteus maximus during his start on Tuesday night.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) allowed four runs on four hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings in his first rehab start with Triple-A Salt Lake Thursday.
  • Tigers 2B Ramon Santiago left Thursday's game against the Indians after tweaking something behind his left knee.
  • Tigers C Alex Avila will undergo tests for a possible concussion.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez (concussion) took a supervised jog and underwent additional physical testing on Thursday.
  • Red Sox RP Alex Wilson has had a setback with his sprained right thumb and his next rehab start is undetermined.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Phillies 3B Michael Young has passed through waivers and is now eligible to be traded to any major league team.
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins has cleared waivers.
  • The Cardinals will call up SP Michael Wacha to start Saturday against the Cubs.

American League

  • 1B Mark Reynolds has told the Indians that he's not interested in going to the minors if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
  • The Blue Jays will not trade 3B Mark DeRosa.

Yesterday's Top Hitters

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Cody Asche PHI vs CHC 12-1 W 3/5 1 2 2 0 7 0
Christian Yelich MIA @ PIT 4-5 L 3/4 1 2 2 1 6 0
A.J. Ellis LAD @ STL 5-1 W 2/3 1 2 3 1 5 0
Darin Ruf PHI vs CHC 12-1 W 2/4 1 2 2 1 5 0
Chase Utley PHI vs CHC 12-1 W 2/3 0 2 1 1 4 0
Brandon Crawford SF vs MIL 4-1 W 3/4 0 1 1 0 4 0
Brandon Belt SF vs MIL 4-1 W 1/3 1 1 3 1 4 0
Neil Walker PIT vs MIA 5-4 W 3/3 0 0 2 1 3 0
Victor Martinez DET @ CLE 10-3 W 2/5 0 1 3 0 3 0
Prince Fielder DET @ CLE 10-3 W 2/5 0 1 2 0 4 0
Marco Scutaro SF vs MIL 4-1 W 3/5 0 2 0 0 4 0
John McDonald PHI vs CHC 12-1 W 1/1 1 1 2 0 4 0
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE vs DET 3-10 L 2/4 0 0 2 0 4 0
Austin Jackson DET @ CLE 10-3 W 2/4 0 2 0 1 4 0
Billy Butler KC vs BOS 5-1 W 1/3 1 2 1 1 4 0
Yasiel Puig LAD @ STL 5-1 W 3/5 0 0 0 0 5 0
Justin Maxwell KC vs BOS 5-1 W 1/3 1 1 1 1 4 0
Corey Dickerson COL @ NYM 1-2 L 1/3 1 1 1 0 4 0
Jason Kipnis CLE vs DET 3-10 L 2/4 0 2 0 0 3 0
Miguel Cabrera DET @ CLE 10-3 W 1/3 0 1 3 2 1 0
Andy Dirks DET @ CLE 10-3 W 2/5 0 1 1 0 3 0
Carlos Ruiz PHI vs CHC 12-1 W 2/5 0 2 1 0 2 0
Starling Marte PIT vs MIA 5-4 W 2/4 0 2 0 2 2 1
Nate Schierholtz CHC @ PHI 1-12 L 1/4 1 1 1 0 4 0
DJ LeMahieu COL @ NYM 1-2 L 3/4 0 0 0 0 3 0
Michael Martinez PHI vs CHC 12-1 W 2/4 0 1 1 0 2 0
David Freese STL vs LAD 1-5 L 3/4 0 0 0 0 3 0
Hernan Perez DET @ CLE 10-3 W 2/5 0 2 0 0 2 0
Mike Moustakas KC vs BOS 5-1 W 2/4 0 0 2 0 2 0
Placido Polanco MIA @ PIT 4-5 L 2/4 0 0 1 1 2 0


Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Tim Lincecum SF vs MIL 4-1 W 8 1 0 0 1 8 108 W
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD @ STL 5-1 W 7 5 1 0 0 7 110 W
Bruce Chen KC vs BOS 5-1 W 7.2 5 0 0 1 2 108 W
Max Scherzer DET @ CLE 10-3 W 7 4 2 2 1 5 100 W
Jon Lester BOS @ KC 1-5 L 7 4 3 1 2 4 121 L
Dillon Gee NYM vs COL 2-1 W 7.2 8 1 1 0 3 87 W
Ethan Martin PHI vs CHC 12-1 W 5 4 1 1 3 4 95 W
Jeff Manship COL @ NYM 1-2 L 5 4 2 2 3 4 91 L
Jose Fernandez MIA @ PIT 4-5 L 5 5 2 2 4 5 101 ND
Gerrit Cole PIT vs MIA 5-4 W 5 6 4 4 1 4 73 ND
Donovan Hand MIL @ SF 1-4 L 5 7 4 4 4 4 107 L
Carlos Martinez STL vs LAD 1-5 L 4.2 7 4 4 3 2 97 L
Zach McAllister CLE vs DET 3-10 L 2.1 4 6 5 4 3 61 L
Jeff Samardzija CHC @ PHI 1-12 L 3.1 11 9 9 0 3 83 L

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