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August 30, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 30, 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 30, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(61-73) Phillies - 3 at 11 - Mets (60-72)
  • Mets 2B Daniel Murphy finished 4-for-5 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored.
  • Mets RP Carlos Torres yielded one run over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Phillies SP Ethan Martin struck out a career-high nine batters, but gave up three runs over four innings before exiting.
  • Mets OF Eric Young, Jr. went 3-for-5 with a three-run triple and two runs scored.
  • Phillies OF Roger Bernadina smacked a two-run homer.
(49-83) Marlins - 0 at 9 - Nationals (68-65)
  • Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez fired seven scoreless innings allowing three hits while striking out eight.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper finished 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk and three runs scored.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth went 3-for-4 and hit a three-run homer.
(59-74) Brewers - 4 at 0 - Pirates (77-56)
American League:
(60-72) Angels - 2 at 0 - Rays (75-57)
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas allowed just two hits over seven shutout frames.
  • Rays SP Jake Odorizzi allowed just one run but last only five innings.
  • Angels RP Ernesto Frieri recorded his 28th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
  • Angels OF J.B. Shuck went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
(75-58) Athletics - 6 at 7 - Tigers (78-56)
  • Tigers OF Torii Hunter hit a walk-off three-run homer off Grant Balfour in the bottom of the ninth inning.
  • Athletics RP Grant Balfour gave up four runs for his second blown save of the season.
  • Tigers SP Max Scherzer's quest for his 20th win came up short, as he allowed six runs (five earned) over five innings.
  • Making his return from the disabled list, Athletics SP Bartolo Colon allowed one run over five innings in a no-decision.
  • Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 3-for-5 with an RBI single.
  • Tigers 1B Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a walk.
  • Athletics SS Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run.
  • Athletics 1B Brandon Moss clubbed a two-run homer and stole a base Thursday against the Tigers.
(60-73) Mariners - 3 at 2 - Astros (44-89)
  • Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer.
  • Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez struck out seven while allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
  • Mariners RP Danny Farquhar recorded his 10th save with a scoreless ninth.
  • Pitching three days after picking up a save against the White Sox, Astros SP Jordan Lyles gave up three runs in six innings.
(71-61) Orioles - 3 at 2 - Red Sox (79-56)
  • Orioles SP Chris Tillman allowed two runs over seven innings and struck out eight.
  • Orioles RP Jim Johnson pitched around a leadoff single to record his 41st save.
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 2-for-3 with a two-run double and two walks.
  • Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 and swiped his 50th base.
(69-64) Royals - 3 at 1 - Twins (57-75)
  • Twins SP Samuel Deduno gave up three earned runs in three innings before exiting because of right shoulder soreness.
  • Royals RP Bruce Chen allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Twins 2B Brian Dozier blasted a solo homer.
Inter League:

(71-62) Indians - 1 at 3 - Braves (81-52)
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out six, in a victory.
  • Braves C Brian McCann hit a three-run homer.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Marlins recalled RHP Sam Dyson from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Rockies sent RHP Edgmer Escalona outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals optioned RHP Michael Blazek to Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals optioned RHP Michael Wacha to Double-A Springfield.
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that 3B Chase Headley was claimed off revocable waivers and pulled back by the Padres.
American League:
  • Indians released RHP Brett Myers.
  • The Orioles were the team that claimed Mariners OF Michael Morse off revocable waivers, reports CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
  • Angels placed INF Chris Nelson on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
  • Angels recalled INF Luis Jimenez from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Rays recalled RHP Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Durham.
  • Ahtletics activated RHP Bartolo Colon from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Athletics optioned RHP Evan Scribner to Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Yankees released 1B/DH Dan Johnson.
  • Rays pitching prospect Enny Romero has been promoted to Triple-A Durham.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) threw five scoreless innings in his rehab debut Wednesday with Low-A Kane County.
  • Braves RP Jordan Walden is currently nursing a minor groin injury.
  • Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that OF Starling Marte (hand) took one-handed swings on Wednesday.
  • X-rays on Braves OF Justin Upton's left hand came back negative.
  • OF Norichika Aoki wasn't in the Brewers' lineup Thursday due to ongoing right patellar tendinitis.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) threw short-toss on flat ground Thursday.
American League:
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (abdominal) expects to be in the lineup on Friday.
  • Red Sox RP Daniel Bard (abdomen) walked five of the six batters he faced Thursday in the Gulf Coast League.
  • Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez will undergo X-rays and an MRI on his left shin Thursday afternoon.
  • Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) could begin taking live batting practice early next week.
  • Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (illness) is expected to return to the Royals' starting lineup on Friday night.
  • Athletics C Derek Norris (toe) could begin playing in minor league rehab games this weekend.
  • Red Sox 3B Brandon Snyder (elbow) is likely to return September 1.
  • SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) is on track to rejoin the Red Sox starting rotation on September 10.
  • Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) has begun throwing side sessions with the High-A Tampa Yankees.
  • Yankees OF Zoilo Almonte recently had his wisdom teeth removed.
  • Yankees DH Travis Hafner (shoulder) hopes to begin taking batting practice by the end of this week.
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano (hand) is aiming to return Friday.
  • Twins SP Samuel Deduno will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder Monday.
  • Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez underwent an MRI on his right knee on Thursday which came back negative.
  • Blue Jays prospect catcher A.J. Jimenez is currently sidelined with nerve irritation in his throwing elbow.
  • Astros DH Max Stassi has been riding an exercise bike and has had a reduction in his post-concussion symptoms.
  • Astros C Carlos Corporan (concussion) has been working out for the past few days.
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