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August 18, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 18, 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 18, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(56-65) Mets - 2 at 8 - Padres (55-68)
  • Padres SP Edinson Volquez allowed two runs in five innings,
  • Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko's 13th homer was a three-run shot.
  • Padres OF Will Venable went 4-for-5 with a steal and three runs scored.
  • Mets C Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-2 with two walks in his major league debut.
(55-67) Giants - 6 at 4 - Marlins (46-75)
(63-58) Diamondbacks - 15 at 5 - Pirates (72-50)
  • Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-6 with a homer and three RBI.
  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill allowed four earned runs over five innings.
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke was shelled for eight runs in 2 2/3 innings.
(69-54) Reds - 0 at 2 - Brewers (54-69)
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson earned his 18th save of the season.
  • Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo went 6 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing just three hits.
  • Reds SP Mat Latos gave up two earned runs in seven innings.
(70-52) Cardinals - 4 at 0 - Cubs (53-69)
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina doubled and hit a two-run homer.
  • Cardinals RP Joe Kelly fired six scoreless innings while striking out six.
  • Cubs SP Travis Wood surrendered four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.
(72-50) Dodgers - 5 at 0 - Phillies (53-69)
  • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed three hits over eight shutout innings.
  • Dodgers RP Brandon League pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
  • Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick allowed two runs -- one earned -- over six innings.
  • Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.
(60-62) Nationals - 8 at 7 - Braves (75-48) (15 innings)
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits and a run before being ejected in the second inning.
  • Nationals OF Scott Hairston went 1-5 with three strikeouts before being ejected in the ninth inning for arguing balls and strikes.
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen allowed one run in three innings of relief.
  • Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche clubbed a go-ahead solo home run in the 15th inning.
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren earned his first career save.
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
  • Braves SP Mike Minor was shelled for four earned runs in just 1 2/3 innings.

American League:

(64-58) Royals - 5 at 6 - Tigers (72-51)
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera launched a walkoff home run.
  • Royals SP Wade Davis gave up four earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a homer.
  • Tigers C Brayan Pena went 0-2 before being ejected in the fourth inning.
(48-74) White Sox - 8 at 5 - Twins (54-67)
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale yielded three earned runs in seven innings.
  • Twins SP Andrew Albers was shelled for five runs in seven innings.
(63-59) Yankees - 1 at 6 - Red Sox (73-52)
  • Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Red Sox SP John Lackey allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda let in five runs -- three earned -- in 5 2/3 innings.
(56-66) Mariners - 3 at 15 - Rangers (71-52)
  • Rangers SP Martin Perez allowed three runs in seven innings.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez surrendered five earned runs in five innings.
  • Mariners 3B Kyle Seager slugged his 19th home run of the season.
(40-82) Astros - 5 at 6 - Angels (55-67) (10 innings)
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton hit a walkoff homer off Josh Fields in the bottom of the 10th.
  • Angels RP Ernesto Frieri finally notched his first win by pitching two scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
  • Astros RP Josh Fields took a loss by giving up Josh Hamilton's walkoff homer in the 10th inning.
  • Astros 1B Brett Wallace went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a losing cause.
(57-66) Blue Jays - 6 at 2 - Rays (69-52)
  • Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings.
  • Rays SP Roberto Hernandez was lit up for five runs (four earned) in 5 2/3 innings.
(66-57) Indians - 7 at 1 - Athletics (69-53)
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez allowed just one run and one hit over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Indians OF Michael Bourn went 2-for-5 and hit his fifth homer.
  • Athletics OF Coco Crisp pinch-hit Saturday and remained in the game to play center field.
Inter League:
(58-66) Rockies - 4 at 8 - Orioles (66-56)
  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI.
  • Orioles SP Bud Norris allowed four runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings but earned the win.
  • Rockies SP Chad Bettis was chased after just 2 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs -- two earned -- on seven hits.
  • Orioles OF Adam Jones went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Diamondbacks optioned RHP Chaz Roe to Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks activated RHP Trevor Cahill from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals optioned LHP Sam Freeman to Triple-A Memphis.
  • Brewers activated RHP Yovani Gallardo from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Nationals recalled 1B/OF Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Nationals placed RHP Taylor Jordan on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
  • Braves signed INF Tyler Greene to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Mets placed C John Buck on the paternity leave list.
  • Mets recalled C Travis d'Arnaud from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Padres activated C Nick Hundley from paternity leave.
  • Padres optioned C Chris Robinson to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Rockies activated RHP Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rockies optioned RHP Manny Corpas to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Braves released INF Blake DeWitt.
American League:
  • Orioles recalled RHP Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Mariners activated C Jesus Sucre from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Jake Petricka from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Rays placed DH Luke Scott on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15, with back spasms.
  • Rays transferred RHP Jesse Crain from the 15-day disabled list to the 60 day disabled list.
  • Rays activated RHP Brandon Gomes from the 60-day disabled list.
  • White Sox placed RHP Ramon Troncoso on the 15-day disabled list.
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain.
  • Royals optioned LHP Danny Duffy to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Athletics recalled LHP Tommy Milone from Triple-A Sacramento.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Cubs OF Brian Bogusevic (hamstring) will move his rehab assignment Saturday to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli (forearm) could be cleared for a bullpen session next week.
  • Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) will resume his rehab assignment Sunday with High-A Daytona.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) has not been cleared for throwing.
  • Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) will resume throwing Monday.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (elbow) threw 33 pitches off a mound on Saturday and reported feeling fine.
  • Nationals RP Ross Ohlendorf allowed three runs on eight hits over four innings in a rehab start with High-A Potomac on Friday.
  • Mets SP Jenrry Mejia left Saturday's game with right elbow discomfort.
  • Dodgers RP Brian Wilson (elbow) will likely be activated by the Dodgers on Sunday, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.
  • Giants 2B Marco Scutaro was removed from Saturday's game against the Marlins with a tight lower back.
American League:
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) threw a 60-pitch bullpen session Saturday.
  • Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) will begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Blue Jays RP Steve Delabar (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.
  • Rays OF Demond Jennings (finger) will play in a rehab game on Sunday afternoon with High-A Charlotte.
  • Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes will rest Saturday and Sunday due to a recent flareup in his right knee.
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) has been scratched from his scheduled start Monday against the Astros.
  • Tigers 2B Omar Infante left Saturday's game against the Royals with lower back stiffness.
  • A scan of Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia's left foot came back negative.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber (finger) played catch from 120 feet with tape on his sprained right middle finger on Saturday.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) will throw a simulated game against hitters on Wednesday.
  • Indians OF Ryan Raburn has been bothered by calf soreness in recent days, according to Indians manager Terry Francona.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt met with manager Walt Weiss on Friday and declared himself ready to resume closing.
  • SS Starlin Castro was benched by Cubs manager Dale Sveum for allowing a run to score on an infield fly in the top of the fifth inning Saturday at Wrigley Field.
American League
  • Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Royals 2B Miguel Tejada will be suspended 105 games for testing positive for amphetamines.
  • Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports Cuban first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu will have a showcase for major league teams in September.
  • Orioles SP Kevin Gausman will return to the starting rotation at Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.
  • Blue Jays SS Munenori Kawasaki will rejoin the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
  • Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez will have his next start pushed back to Tuesday.
  • Athletics SP Brett Anderson will convert back to a starting role on his minor league rehab assignment.

Yesterday's Top Hitters

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Martin Prado ARI @ PIT 15-5 W 4/5 1 4 3 1 7 0
Juan Uribe LAD @ PHI 5-0 W 3/3 1 2 3 1 7 0
Adam Lind TOR @ TB 6-2 W 2/3 2 2 2 1 8 0
Jason Heyward ATL vs WSH 7-8 L 2/7 2 2 3 0 8 0
Paul Goldschmidt ARI @ PIT 15-5 W 3/6 1 2 3 0 6 0
Mark Trumbo LAA vs HOU 6-5 W 2/5 1 2 3 0 7 0
Brett Wallace HOU @ LAA 5-6 L 3/5 1 1 3 0 6 0
Alejandro De Aza CHW @ MIN 8-5 W 2/4 1 3 2 0 5 0
Will Venable SD vs NYM 8-2 W 4/5 0 3 0 0 5 1
Prince Fielder DET vs KC 6-5 W 2/4 1 2 2 0 6 0
Brian McCann ATL vs WSH 7-8 L 3/7 1 1 2 0 6 0
David Ortiz BOS vs NYY 6-1 W 2/4 1 2 1 1 6 0
Nick Swisher CLE @ OAK 7-1 W 2/4 1 2 2 1 5 0
Miguel Cabrera DET vs KC 6-5 W 2/5 1 1 2 0 6 0
Yadier Molina STL @ CHC 4-0 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 6 0
Didi Gregorius ARI @ PIT 15-5 W 3/4 0 1 2 1 4 0
Adam Dunn CHW @ MIN 8-5 W 3/4 0 1 1 0 5 0
Salvador Perez KC @ DET 5-6 L 2/4 1 1 2 1 5 0
Ryan Doumit MIN vs CHW 5-8 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Kyle Seager SEA @ TEX 3-15 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Jayson Werth WSH @ ATL 8-7 W 2/3 0 2 2 2 3 1
Nick Hundley SD vs NYM 8-2 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Michael Bourn CLE @ OAK 7-1 W 2/5 1 2 1 0 5 0
Erick Aybar LAA vs HOU 6-5 W 3/5 0 0 2 0 4 0
Wil Nieves ARI @ PIT 15-5 W 2/5 0 1 3 0 3 0
Jacoby Ellsbury BOS vs NYY 6-1 W 3/5 0 0 2 0 4 0
Josh Hamilton LAA vs HOU 6-5 W 2/5 1 1 1 0 5 0
Dayan Viciedo CHW @ MIN 8-5 W 1/3 1 1 3 0 4 0
Freddie Freeman ATL vs WSH 7-8 L 2/7 1 2 1 0 5 0
Jurickson Profar TEX vs SEA 15-3 W 2/4 0 2 2 1 2 1

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