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September 3, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 3, 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 3, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(51-85) Marlins - 4 at 3 - Cubs (58-79)
(62-74) Mets - 5 at 13 - Braves (84-53)
(82-55) Dodgers - 10 at 8 - Rockies (65-74)
  • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw didn't have his best stuff but won anyway, allowing five runs on 11 hits and a walk over five frames.
  • Rockies SP Chad Bettis was lit up for five runs on eight hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings.
  • Dodgers OF Andre Ethier went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario singled and belted a solo homer.
(69-68) Nationals - 2 at 3 - Phillies (63-75)
  • Phillies C Carlos Ruiz had two RBI singles.
  • Phillies SP Cole Hamels allowed one run and two hits over seven innings.
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed just an unearned run over six innings and struck out 10 in a no-decision.
(77-61) Reds - 2 at 7 - Cardinals (79-58)
  • Reds SP Mat Latos tossed his first complete game of the season.
  • Reds 1B Joey Votto launched his 21st home run of the year.
  • Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo finished 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright was shelled for six earned runs in six innings.
American League:
(56-80) White Sox - 1 at 9 - Yankees (73-64)
  • Yankees SS Derek Jeter went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes was limited to just 1 1/3 innings due to a rain delay.
  • White Sox SP Jose Quintana threw just one inning due to a two-hour rain delay.
  • White Sox 1B Paul Konerko launched a solo homer.
(81-57) Tigers - 3 at 0 - Red Sox (82-57)
  • Tigers SP Doug Fister fired seven scoreless innings while allowing just four hits.
  • Tigers RP Jose Veras earned the save.
  • Red Sox OF Daniel Nava finished 3-for-3.
  • Red Sox SP John Lackey gave up three earned runs in seven innings.
(62-75) Mariners - 1 at 3 - Royals (71-66)
  • Royals SS Alcides Escobar went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases.
  • Royals SP Danny Duffy lasted just 3 2/3 innings allowing one run while walking four.
  • Mariners SS Brad Miller went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple.
(79-58) Rangers - 2 at 4 - Athletics (79-58)
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily was charged with two runs over five innings.
  • Rangers SP Derek Holland lasted just 4 2/3 innings and allowed four runs -- three earned.
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes singled and rocked a solo homer.
  • Rangers OF David Murphy smacked a two-run homer.
(75-61) Rays - 2 at 11 - Angels (64-72)
  • Angels SS Erick Aybar finished 2-for-4 with a triple, home run, four RBI and two runs scored.
  • Rays 2B Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.
  • Angels RP Garrett Richards hurled five innings of one-run ball.
  • Rays SP Chris Archer was blasted for five runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings.
Inter League:

(63-75) Blue Jays - 4 at 1 - Diamondbacks (69-67)
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Padres recalled RHP Burch Smith from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Reds sent RHP Pedro Villarreal outright to Triple-A Louisville.
  • Reds activated C Corky Miller from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Reds recalled 1B Neftali Soto from Triple-A Louisville.
  • Reds purchased the contract of OF Billy Hamilton from Triple-A Louisville.
  • Braves transferred RHP Tim Hudson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Braves purchased the contract of RHP Kameron Loe from Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Braves transferred INF Ramiro Pena from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Mets signed RHP Aaron Harang to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Nationals released RHP Mark Lowe.
  • Phillies recalled LHP Joe Savery from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies recalled LHP Mauricio Robles from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies recalled RHP Luis Garcia from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies recalled RHP Tyler Cloyd from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies recalled INF/OF Freddy Galvis from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
American League:
  • Orioles recalled LHP Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Daniel Webb from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • White Sox purchased the contract of C Miguel Gonzalez from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Erik Johnson from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • White Sox purchased the contract of INF Marcus Semien from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Tigers recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.

Injury Updates:


National League:

  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown is day-to-day after an MRI revealed mild tendinitis in his right Achilles tendon.
  • Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings Monday in his final rehab start with Low-A Kane County.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina was pulled from Monday's game against the Reds due to left wrist soreness.
  • Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (groin) is scheduled to throw a simulated inning on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) threw a 90-pitch bullpen session on Monday and reported feeling fine.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese (calf) expects to make his next start.
  • Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny left Monday's game against the Pirates due to left shoulder tightness.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (thumb) may miss his next scheduled start Saturday against the Padres.
  • Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez left Monday's start against the Cubs after six innings due to right hamstring tightness.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper has been getting treatment for a hip injury recently.
  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (knee) is expected back in the lineup soon.
  • Rockies OF Corey Dickerson has been diagnosed with left knee tendinitis.
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (knee) will not play on Tuesday.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez will not undergo an MRI after being scratched from Monday's rehab appearance due to ongoing discomfort in his sprained right middle finger.
  • Braves RP Jordan Walden (groin) didn't fare well during a bullpen session Monday.
  • Nationals manager Davey Johnson said that SP Ross Detwiler (back) is expected to throw off the mound during the team's roadtrip.
  • Braves OF Jordan Schafer was diagnosed with a lower back strain.
  • Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran (back) expects to return to the starting lineup Tuesday.
American League:
  • Astros C Jason Castro was diagnosed with a right knee sprain.
  • Angels RP Robert Coello (shoulder) threw a scoreless rehab inning on Monday with Double-A Arkansas.
  • Athletics C Derek Norris (toe) will be activated on Thursday.
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) is likely to return next week.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber (finger) has been cleared to return on Friday night against the Mets.
  • Indians OF Ryan Raburn (heel) expects to be activated Tuesday.
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (abdomen) was able to take batting practice before Monday's game against the Red Sox.
  • White Sox RP Ramon Troncoso (chest) is aiming to progress to live batting practice this Wednesday.
  • Yankees SP David Phelps (elbow) has been cleared for catch.
  • White Sox C Tyler Flowers will undergo season-ending surgery this week on his right shoulder.
  • Rangers RP Neftali Feliz (elbow) threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief on Sunday against the Twins.
  • Athletics OF Coco Crisp has been diagnosed with a right shin contusion.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson left Monday's start against the Orioles with soreness on the left side of his rib cage.

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