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August 16, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 16, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for August 16, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(55-64) Mets - 4 at 1 - Padres (54-67)
  • Mets SP Zach Wheeler struck out 12 in six innings of work in a no decision.
  • Mets C John Buck hit his 15th homer of the year.
  • Padres SP Tyson Ross was excellent allowing just one run in 7 innings while striking out eight.
(53-67) Giants - 4 at 3 - Nationals (59-61)
  • Nationals OF Denard Span went 1-for-5 with a steal and a run scored.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong allowed three runs over 3 2/3 frames, but managed to escape with a no-decision.
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren deserved a win but got a no-decision Thursday, holding the Giants to one run over six innings in a loss.
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano blew his fifth save of the season by allowing three runs over an inning of work.
  • Giants C Hector Sanchez smashed a go-ahead, pinch-hit, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning.
  • Giants 1B Brandon Belt launched the fourth homer in his last seven games.
(71-49) Pirates - 5 at 6 - Cardinals (69-51) (12 innings)
  • Cardinals 3B David Freese finished 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
  • Cardinals OF Matt Holliday delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning.
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn was handed a no-decision after allowing four runs over 5 1/3 innings.
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett was tagged for five runs over 4 1/3 innings.
  • Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter reached base in five out of six plate appearances, going 4-for-5 with an RBI triple, a walk and two runs scored.
  • Pirates C Russell Martin went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and a walk.
(69-52) Reds - 2 at 1 - Brewers (52-69)
  • Reds SP Tony Cingrani struck out nine while allowing one run in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Brewers RP Rob Wooten struck out two in a perfect inning and hasn't allowed a run in 11 innings since being called up.

American League:

(62-57) Royals - 1 at 4 - Tigers (71-49)
(46-74) White Sox - 3 at 4 - Twins (54-65)
  • Twins Pinch-hitter C Chris Herrmann singled in Doug Bernier in the bottom of the ninth which proved to be the difference.
  • White Sox SP Andre Rienzo surrendered two runs -- one earned -- in six innings in a no-decision.
(54-66) Angels - 8 at 4 - Yankees (62-58)
  • Yankees C Austin Romine went 1-for-3.
  • Angels C Hank Conger went 1-for-3 with a walk, double, RBI and run scored.
  • Angels 3B Chris Nelson connected for a grand slam and a solo homer.
  • Angels SP C.J. Wilson notched his 13th victory of the season after allowing one run over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes yielded three runs over six innings.
  • Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano went 4-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored.
(72-51) Red Sox - 1 at 2 - Blue Jays (56-65)
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle scattered 10 hits while allowing one run in seven innings.
  • Red Sox SP Jake Peavy was charged with two earned runs over six-plus innings.
  • Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar struck out all three times he was up and is 0-for-7 since being called up.
(39-81) Astros - 0 at 5 - Athletics (68-52)
  • Athletics RP Sonny Gray allowed just four hits while striking out nine over eight scoreless frames.
  • Astros SP Erik Bedard lasted just 4 2/3 innings, getting rocked for five runs on seven hits and four walks in a loss.
  • Athletics 1B Nate Freiman went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI.
(55-65) Mariners - 1 at 7 - Rays (68-51)
  • Rays OF Wil Myers finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI.
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb had a successful return from the DL, allowing one run over five innings in a win.
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders surrendered five runs in 4 1/3 innings.
  • Mariners OF Raul Ibanez went 2-for-4 and homered.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Nationals recalled RHP Drew Storen from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Nationals optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Cardinals placed C Tony Cruz on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his left forearm.
  • Cardinals activated OF Shane Robinson from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Cardinals activated C Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Cardinals optioned INF Jermaine Curtis to Triple-A Memphis.
  • Padres transferred RHP Jason Marquis from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Padres purchased the contract of C Chris Robinson from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres placed C Nick Hundley on the paternity list.
  • Cardinals optioned OF Adron Chambers to Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals purchased the contract of 2B Kolten Wong from Triple-A Memphis.
American League:
  • Rays activated RHP Alex Cobb from the 60-day disabled list.
  • Rays designated INF Ryan Roberts for assignment.
  • Royals designated INF Elliot Johnson for assignment.
  • Twins activated OF Darin Mastroianni from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Rochester.
  • Yankees purchased the contract of LHP David Huff from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees optioned RHP Dellin Betances to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees transferred RHP David Phelps form the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has passed through waivers.
  • Yankees released LHP Mike Zagurski.
  • Blue Jays recalled OF Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Blue Jays optioned RHP Mickey Storey to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Yankees signed INF Mark Reynolds.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.
  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) allowed three earned runs over six innings Thursday in his rehab debut.
  • Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) expects to return Friday.
  • Braves 2B Tyler Pastornicky will get an MRI on his knee Thursday.
  • Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Thursday that it "seems likely" SP John Lannan (knee) is headed back to the disabled list.
  • Giants RP Sandy Rosario left Thursday's appearance against the Nationals after appearing to take a comebaker off his chest.
  • Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks underwent successful surgery on his left hamstring Thursday.
  • Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins (groin) could be unavailable to pitch Thursday.
  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke indicated after Thursday's game that OF Carlos Gomez's knee injury wasn't too serious.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin (knee) will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tucson over the weekend.
  • Padres OF Carlos Quentin recently received a second opinion on his right knee at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles.
  • Padres RP Huston Street hasn't allowed a run since June 23.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins doesn't expect 3B Wilmer Flores (ankle) to need a disabled list stint.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) and Sean Marshall (shoulder) will undergo strength tests on Friday or Saturday.
American League:
  • Athletics OF Coco Crisp (wrist) could return to the Athletics' lineup Friday.
  • An MRI confirmed that Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson is dealing with a strained right forearm.
  • Tigers C Alex Avila (concussion) has yet to be cleared for baseball activities.
  • Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik confirmed that SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) could be shut down for the season.
  • Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) was cleared to resume light on-field work Thursday.
  • White Sox manager Robin Ventura expects 2B Gordon Beckham to miss "a couple days."
  • Twins C Ryan Doumit has passed a concussion test and could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.
  • Twins SP Nick Blackburn will have season-ending surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon is just 10-for-16 in save conversions since his last appearance of May, posting a disappointing 4.15 ERA over 26 innings.
  • Marlins 1B Logan Morrison is slashing .340/.404/.468 with nine RBI over 12 August games.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is batting just .208/.300/.365 with four homers and 14 RBI over 110 plate appearances since he was activated from the disabled list on July 11.
  • Braves OF B.J. Upton is 0-for-15 with no walks and seven strikeouts over his last five games.
  • Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius is batting just .211/.292/.265 over 186 plate appearances since June 1.

American League

  • Tigers SP Jose Alvarez will start the second half of Friday's day-night doubleheader with the Royals.
  • Mariners C Eric Wedge could rejoin the Mariners on August 23 for the beginning of their next home stand.
  • Indians 2B Jason Kipnis hasn't homered since July 21.
  • Twins OF Chris Colabello is batting a blistering .409/.536/.727 with two homers in 28 plate appearances since August 6.

Yesterday's Top Hitters

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Nate Freiman OAK vs HOU 5-0 W 4/4 1 1 4 0 8 0
Chris Nelson LAA @ NYY 8-4 W 2/4 2 2 5 0 8 0
Matt Carpenter STL vs PIT 6-5 W 4/5 0 2 1 1 7 0
Wil Myers TB vs SEA 7-1 W 3/4 0 2 4 0 5 0
Andy Dirks DET vs KC 4-1 W 4/4 0 2 0 0 6 0
Alfonso Soriano NYY vs LAA 4-8 L 4/5 0 1 1 0 4 0
Clint Barmes PIT @ STL 5-6 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Hector Sanchez SF @ WSH 4-3 W 1/1 1 1 3 0 4 0
Evan Longoria TB vs SEA 7-1 W 2/5 1 1 2 0 5 0
Daniel Nava BOS @ TOR 1-2 L 3/4 0 1 0 0 5 0
Trevor Plouffe MIN vs CHW 4-3 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Robinson Cano NYY vs LAA 4-8 L 3/5 0 1 1 0 4 0
Raul Ibanez SEA @ TB 1-7 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Russell Martin PIT @ STL 5-6 L 2/5 1 1 1 1 5 0
Jose Tabata PIT @ STL 5-6 L 3/3 0 0 0 0 5 0
Prince Fielder DET vs KC 4-1 W 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0
Khris Davis MIL vs CIN 1-2 L 1/3 1 1 1 0 4 0
Marlon Byrd NYM @ SD 4-1 W 2/4 0 0 2 0 3 0
Starling Marte PIT @ STL 5-6 L 2/5 0 1 0 0 5 0
Joey Votto CIN @ MIL 2-1 W 1/3 1 1 1 1 4 0
Brandon Belt SF @ WSH 4-3 W 1/4 1 1 1 0 4 0
Paul Konerko CHW @ MIN 3-4 L 2/3 0 0 1 0 3 0
John Buck NYM @ SD 4-1 W 1/4 1 1 1 0 4 0
Matt Holliday STL vs PIT 6-5 W 2/5 0 0 2 1 3 0
Jayson Werth WSH vs SF 3-4 L 2/4 0 1 0 1 3 1
Dustin Pedroia BOS @ TOR 1-2 L 3/5 0 0 0 0 3 0
J.B. Shuck LAA @ NYY 8-4 W 2/5 0 1 1 0 2 1
Brett Gardner NYY vs LAA 4-8 L 1/4 0 2 0 1 3 0
Hank Conger LAA @ NYY 8-4 W 1/3 0 1 1 1 2 0
Grant Green LAA @ NYY 8-4 W 2/4 0 1 0 0 3 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Sonny Gray OAK vs HOU 5-0 W 8 4 0 0 1 9 118 W
Tyson Ross SD vs NYM 1-4 L 7 5 1 1 0 8 109 ND
Tony Cingrani CIN @ MIL 2-1 W 6.1 4 1 1 1 9 95 W
Zack Wheeler NYM @ SD 4-1 W 6 7 1 1 1 12 115 ND
Anibal Sanchez DET vs KC 4-1 W 7.1 7 1 1 1 5 115 W
Dan Haren WSH vs SF 3-4 L 6 3 1 1 2 3 98 ND
Alex Cobb TB vs SEA 7-1 W 5 3 1 1 2 6 88 W
Kyle Lohse MIL vs CIN 1-2 L 7 5 2 1 4 4 101 L
Andre Rienzo CHW @ MIN 3-4 L 6 4 2 1 0 2 93 ND
Jake Peavy BOS @ TOR 1-2 L 6 5 2 2 0 4 99 L
Mark Buehrle TOR vs BOS 2-1 W 7 10 1 1 2 4 111 W
Phil Hughes NYY vs LAA 4-8 L 6 6 3 3 1 5 104 L
Mike Pelfrey MIN vs CHW 4-3 W 6.1 7 3 3 1 4 88 ND
C.J. Wilson LAA @ NYY 8-4 W 6.2 11 1 1 1 3 124 W
Lance Lynn STL vs PIT 6-5 W 5.1 8 4 4 1 6 99 ND
Jeremy Guthrie KC @ DET 1-4 L 7 13 4 4 0 2 104 L
Ryan Vogelsong SF @ WSH 4-3 W 3.2 6 3 3 3 3 92 ND
Erik Bedard HOU @ OAK 0-5 L 4.2 7 5 5 4 4 97 L
A.J. Burnett PIT @ STL 5-6 L 4.1 8 5 5 1 4 76 ND
Joe Saunders SEA @ TB 1-7 L 4.1 7 5 5 3 0 98 L

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