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September 1, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 1, 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 September 1, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(63-73) Phillies - 3 at 4 - Cubs (57-78)
  • Cubs RP Kevin Gregg collected his 28th save of the season.
  • Cubs SP Chris Rusin gave up three runs -- two earned -- over five innings.
  • Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed three runs -- two earned -- in five innings in a no-decision.
(49-85) Marlins - 4 at 5 - Braves (83-52) (11 innings)
(78-57) Cardinals - 1 at 7 - Pirates (79-56)
  • Pirates C Russell Martin went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run.
  • Pirates 2B Neil Walker went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn allowed seven runs on 10 hits over four innings.
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett allowed one run over seven innings.
(76-60) Reds - 8 at 3 - Rockies (64-73)
(62-72) Mets - 11 at 3 - Nationals (68-67)
  • Mets 2B Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Mets OF Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-6 with two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Nationals OF Denard Span went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • Mets OFJuan Lagares went 3-for-5 with two RBI.
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren allowed seven runs over 2 2/3 innings.
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win.
American League:
(60-74) White Sox - 2 at 7 - Red Sox (81-56)
  • Red Sox SP Jake Peavy allowed two runs in seven innings.
  • Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury finished 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI.
  • White Sox SP John Danks was rocked for six runs -- five earned -- in five innings.
(71-64) Indians - 5 at 10 - Tigers (80-56)
(62-73) Mariners - 3 at 1 - Astros (44-91)
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders allowed just one (unearned) run over 5 1/3 innings.
  • Astros SP Dallas Keuchel yielded three earned runs in seven innings.
(71-63) Orioles - 0 at 2 - Yankees (72-63)
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova tossed his first career shutout allowing just three hits while striking out five.
  • Orioles SP Scott Feldman fired seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Orioles DH Wilson Betemit went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
(69-66) Royals - 2 at 4 - Blue Jays (62-74)
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey yielded two runs over eight innings.
  • Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie tossed seven innings of one run-ball in a tough-luck no-decision.
  • Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
  • Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk.
(58-76) Twins - 1 at 2 - Rangers (79-56)
  • Rangers OF Leonys Martin hit a walkoff RBI single.
  • Rangers SPMatt Garza tossed seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Twins SP Mike Pelfrey allowed just one run over seven innings
Inter League:

(62-72) Angels - 6 at 5 - Brewers (59-76)
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Dodgers transferred RHP Josh Beckett from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Phillies acquired LHP Rob Rasmussen from the Dodgers for INF Michael Young and cash.
  • Mets signed RHP Cory Wade; assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Mets optioned LHP Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Phillies acquired RHP Nefi Ogando from the Red Sox for SS John McDonald.
  • Brewers sent RHP Mark Rogers outright to Class-A Brevard County.
  • Pirates recalled RHP Stolmey Pimentel from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates optioned OF Andrew Lambo to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates optioned RHP Jared Hughes to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Padres activated OF Kyle Blanks from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Padres optioned RHP Anthony bass to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Pirates acquired 1B Justin Morneau from the Twins for OF Alex Presley and a player to be named later or cash.
  • Braves recalled OF Jose Constanza from Triple-A Gwinnett.
American League:
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Padres 1B Yonder Alonso will likely miss the next 7-10 days with soreness in his right hand.
  • SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) will make a rehab start with the rookie league affiliate Grand Junction Rockies on Tuesday.
  • Mets 1B Ike Davis left Saturday's game with a strained right oblique.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto has begun a throwing program and will be examined Monday in Cincinnati.
  • OF Matt Kemp is "still not comfortable" at bat in his rehab, according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown (Achilles) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.
  • ESPN New York expects the Mets to release RP Frank Francisco (elbow) before he's activated from the disabled list.
  • Mets RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) could be cleared for a rehab assignment Monday.
  • Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (back) threw a bullpen session Friday.
American League:
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton didn't start on Saturday due to the effects of a migraine.
  • Rangers SS Elvis Andrus exited Saturday's game with lower back tightness.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber (finger) could be activated and make a start Friday against the Mets.
  • Rays DH Luke Scott's evaluation of his back went well and he will likely be activated on Sunday.
  • Blue Jays RP Steve Delabar (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list Sunday.
  • Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow) has been recalled from his rehab assignment due to renewed shoulder soreness.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow is hoping to avoid offseason forearm surgery.
Notes & Rumors:

National League:

  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters late Saturday that 3B Michael Young will see playing time between third base and first base.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said late Saturday that 3B Juan Uribe will remain the Dodgers' third baseman in the wake of the Michael Young trade.
  • The New York Post reports SP Zack Wheeler admitted to feeling "a little tired" as he approaches his 180 innings limit.

American League:

  • Rays SP Roberto Hernandez will not start Sunday.
  • SP Jamey Wright will start for the Rays in Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Athletics.
  • 3B Nick Castellanos will likely be recalled by the Tigers on Sunday.
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen will start Sunday against the Yankees
Yesterday's Top Hitters:

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Omar Infante DET vs CLE 10-5 W 2/5 2 2 5 0 8 0
Brandon Phillips CIN @ COL 8-3 W 3/5 1 3 2 0 9 0
B.J. Upton ATL vs MIA 5-4 W 4/6 1 1 3 0 7 0
Coco Crisp OAK vs TB 2-1 W 3/4 1 1 2 0 6 1
Jonathan Lucroy MIL vs LAA 5-6 L 3/5 0 1 4 0 4 1
Justin Ruggiano MIA @ ATL 4-5 L 2/4 1 2 2 1 5 0
Robinson Cano NYY vs BAL 2-0 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 6 0
Carlos Santana CLE @ DET 5-10 L 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Chris Johnson ATL vs MIA 5-4 W 4/6 0 1 0 0 6 0
Daniel Murphy NYM @ WSH 11-3 W 3/5 0 2 2 0 4 0
Shin-Soo Choo CIN @ COL 8-3 W 3/4 0 2 1 1 4 0
Jacoby Ellsbury BOS vs CHW 7-2 W 3/5 0 2 1 0 4 0
Eric Young Jr. NYM @ WSH 11-3 W 3/6 0 2 2 0 3 1
Juan Lagares NYM @ WSH 11-3 W 3/5 0 2 2 0 3 0
Russell Martin PIT vs STL 7-1 W 1/3 1 2 3 1 4 0
Austin Jackson DET vs CLE 10-5 W 2/3 0 1 2 1 4 0
Scooter Gennett MIL vs LAA 5-6 L 3/4 0 2 0 0 4 0
Starlin Castro CHC vs PHI 4-3 W 2/5 1 1 1 0 6 0
Neil Walker PIT vs STL 7-1 W 3/4 0 0 1 1 5 0
Brian Dozier MIN @ TEX 1-2 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Chris Iannetta LAA @ MIL 6-5 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Michael Young PHI @ CHC 3-4 L 3/5 0 0 1 0 5 0
Hank Conger LAA @ MIL 6-5 W 1/1 1 1 2 0 4 0
Giancarlo Stanton MIA @ ATL 4-5 L 1/3 1 2 1 2 4 0
Ronny Cedeno SD @ LAD 1-2 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Josh Satin NYM @ WSH 11-3 W 3/4 0 1 0 1 4 0
Martin Prado ARI vs SF 4-3 W 3/4 0 1 0 0 4 0
Omar Quintanilla NYM @ WSH 11-3 W 2/4 0 1 2 1 3 0
Denard Span WSH vs NYM 3-11 L 3/5 0 1 1 0 3 0
Willie Bloomquist ARI vs SF 4-3 W 3/5 0 1 1 0 3 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Ivan Nova NYY vs BAL 2-0 W 9 3 0 0 1 5 104 W
Matt Garza TEX vs MIN 2-1 W 7 3 1 1 3 9 119 ND
Sonny Gray OAK vs TB 2-1 W 6.2 5 0 0 1 7 102 W
A.J. Burnett PIT vs STL 7-1 W 7 4 1 1 1 6 92 W
Mike Pelfrey MIN @ TEX 1-2 L 7 6 1 1 0 7 98 ND
Alex Cobb TB @ OAK 1-2 L 8 5 2 2 4 7 108 L
Scott Feldman BAL @ NYY 0-2 L 7 6 1 1 1 5 111 L
R.A. Dickey TOR vs KC 4-2 W 8 7 2 2 2 6 100 W
Dallas Keuchel HOU vs SEA 1-3 L 7 4 3 3 2 8 109 L
Chris Capuano LAD vs SD 2-1 W 7 8 1 1 1 7 104 ND
Jake Peavy BOS vs CHW 7-2 W 7 5 2 2 1 4 109 W
Jeremy Guthrie KC @ TOR 2-4 L 7 8 1 1 0 4 92 ND
Greg Reynolds CIN @ COL 8-3 W 8 7 3 3 0 5 104 W
Zack Wheeler NYM @ WSH 11-3 W 6.2 5 2 2 1 3 99 W
Andrew Cashner SD @ LAD 1-2 L 7 10 1 1 3 7 119 ND
Mike Minor ATL vs MIA 5-4 W 7 5 4 4 1 6 95 ND
Anibal Sanchez DET vs CLE 10-5 W 6.2 6 3 3 1 5 106 W
Joe Saunders SEA @ HOU 3-1 W 5.1 6 1 0 3 2 86 W
Jacob Turner MIA @ ATL 4-5 L 5.2 4 3 2 4 4 99 ND
Marco Estrada MIL vs LAA 5-6 L 7 9 4 4 1 8 98 ND
Chris Rusin CHC vs PHI 4-3 W 5 4 3 2 3 3 84 ND
Jerome Williams LAA @ MIL 6-5 W 6 8 3 3 1 2 80 ND
Trevor Cahill ARI vs SF 4-3 W 6.1 9 3 3 3 3 99 ND
Ryan Vogelsong SF @ ARI 3-4 L 6 9 3 3 2 1 88 ND
Cliff Lee PHI @ CHC 3-4 L 5 9 3 2 3 4 113 ND
Scott Kazmir CLE @ DET 5-10 L 5 7 4 4 2 4 98 L
Juan Nicasio COL vs CIN 3-8 L 4.1 7 6 6 3 4 94 L
John Danks CHW @ BOS 2-7 L 5 11 6 5 1 2 110 L
Dan Haren WSH vs NYM 3-11 L 2.2 9 7 7 0 3 57 L
Lance Lynn STL @ PIT 1-7 L 4 10 7 7 3 4 94 L

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