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September 7, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 7, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for September 7, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(71-69) Diamondbacks - 0 at 3 - Giants (63-78)
  • Giants SP Yusmeiro Petit came within one pitch of a perfect game, settling for his first career shutout.
  • Giants OF Hunter Pence went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and three runs scored.
(81-59) Pirates - 8 at 12 - Cardinals (81-60)
  • Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
  • Cardinals OF Jon Jay went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored.
  • Cardinals OF Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with two RBI doubles.
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett had a short start, allowing five runs in just three innings of work.
  • Cardinals RP Joe Kelly earned his eighth straight win by allowing one run over six innings
(60-80) Brewers - 5 at 8 - Cubs (60-80)
  • Cubs OF Junior Lake hit his first career grand slam and singled.
  • Brewers SP Kyle Lohse surrendered seven runs and 11 hits in five innings.
  • Brewers SS Jean Segura singled and swiped his 40th base of the season.
(85-55) Braves - 1 at 2 - Phillies (64-77)
  • Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed one run on two hits over eight innings.
  • Braves SS Andrelton Simmons hit his 14th home run of the year.
  • Phillies 3B Cody Asche went 2-for-3 with a game-winning two-run homer.
  • Braves SP Mike Minor allowed two runs over seven innings but was saddled with the loss.
(80-61) Dodgers - 2 at 3 - Reds (80-62)
  • Reds 1B Joey Votto went 2-for-2 and reached base four times.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with his 16th home run.
  • Reds SS Billy Hamilton entered as a pinch-runner and stole his third base of the year.
  • Reds SP Mike Leake allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings in a win.
(71-69) Nationals - 0 at 7 - Marlins (53-86)
  • Marlins 1B Logan Morrison belted a mammoth 484-foot homer, the longest in the history of Marlins’ park.
  • Marlins SP Jose Fernandez turned in another outstanding performance, allowing just one hit over seven scoreless innings.
  • Nationals SS Ian Desmond had a forgettable evening, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren was knocked around, surrendering five runs on six hits over just three innings of work.
(66-76) Rockies - 3 at 4 - Padres (63-77)
  • Padres 3B Chase Headley homered in the bottom of the ninth.
  • Padres SP Burch Smith allowed two runs in five innings and struck out seven.
  • Rockies RP Rex Brothers took his second blown save and first loss after giving up two runs in the ninth.
  • Rockies 1B Todd Helton hit a go-ahead homer off former teammate Huston Street in the top of the ninth.
American League:
(86-57) Red Sox - 12 at 8 - Yankees (75-66)
  • Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli blasted his third grand slam of the season, capping off a five-run seventh inning.
  • Red Sox SP Felix Doubront was atrocious in a no-decision, allowing six runs on three hits and six walks in just 3 2/3 innings.
  • Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano belted his 30th home run of the season.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte racked up eight strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision.
(82-59) Tigers - 16 at 2 - Royals (73-68)
  • Tigers 2B Omar Infante had an outstanding night at the dish, going 5-for-5 with a double and six RBI.
  • Tigers OF Andy Dirks had a memorable night at the dish, going 5-for-5 with a double, four runs scored and an RBI.
  • Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez pitched another fantastic ballgame, allowing just one run on seven hits and a walk over his seven frames.
  • Royals OF Jarrod Dyson went 1-for-3 with an RBI single.
  • Royals SP James Shields was destroyed, allowing 10 runs on 14 hits over his 3 2/3 innings of work.
(56-84) White Sox - 0 at 4 - Orioles (75-65)
  • Orioles SP Scott Feldman threw a five-hit shutout.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis went 3-for-4 with a home run.
  • Orioles DH Danny Valencia went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.
  • White Sox SP John Danks allowed four runs, including three home runs, over 5 1/3 innings.
(47-94) Astros - 5 at 7 - Athletics (81-60)
  • Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three runs scored.
  • C Jason Castro went 0-for-5 Friday in his return to Houston's lineup.
(80-60) Rangers - 5 at 6 - Angels (66-74)
  • Angels 1B Mark Trumbo hit a three-run homer.
  • Angels RP Ernesto Frieri picked up his 31st save despite giving up a run in the ninth.
  • Rangers SS Elvis Andrus had a rare homer and an RBI single.
(77-63) Rays - 4 at 6 - Mariners (64-77)
  • Mariners 1B Justin Smoak delivered a go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the eighth.
  • Rays OF Delmon Young went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer for the Rays since 2007.
(65-76) Blue Jays - 6 at 5 - Twins (61-78)
  • Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes went 1-for-3 with two runs scored.
  • Twins 1B Chris Colabello went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings.
  • Twins SP Mike Pelfrey allowed six runs -- five earned -- over six innings.
Inter League:
(63-76) Mets - 1 at 8 - Indians (75-65)
  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir recorded 12 strikeouts over six scoreless innings.
  • Mets 3B Justin Turner hit his first home run of the season.
  • Indians 1B Nick Swisher went 2-for-5 with a grand slam.
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Cubs sent OF Cole Gillespie outright to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs sent RHP Michael Bowden outright to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cardinals activated RHP Jake Westbrook from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Mets purchased the contract of LHP Sean Henn from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Giants outrighted Dan Runzler to Triple-A Fresno.
  • Rockies activated LHP Drew Pomeranz from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rockies activated RHP Roy Oswalt from the 15-day disabled list.
American League:
  • White Sox activated RHP Ramon Troncoso from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Astros transferred C Max Stassi from the 7-day disabled list to the 15-day disabled list.
  • Orioles recalled OF Chris Dickerson from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Matt Daley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Injury Updates:


National League:

  • SP Scott Baker (elbow) will make his Cubs' debut on Sunday against the Brewers.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will try to take batting practice Friday.
  • Phillies OF Casper Wells could miss the rest of the season due to vision issues related to Lasik surgery.
  • An X-ray on Giants C Buster Posey's right ring finger showed a small fracture.
  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler was removed from Friday's game after aggravating his left knee injury.
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano was removed from Friday's start after just 1 2/3 innings due to a mild groin strain.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (elbow, forearm) fared well during his rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits in his three innings of work.
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) began taking two-handed swings off a tee on Friday.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hamsting) suffered a setback in his recovery and has been shut down "indefinitely" after experiencing renewed tightness in his right hamstring.
  • Brewers OF Khris Davis was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a sore left wrist.
American League:
  • Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) hit off a tee and took soft-toss Friday.
  • The Indians expect to know within the next few days whether or not SP Justin Masterson (oblique) will be able to return this season.
  • SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) will rejoin the Red Sox' rotation on Tuesday in Tampa.
  • Yankees RP Boone Logan (biceps) will get an MRI on Saturday to determine the severity of his injury.
  • Yankees RP David Robertson (shoulder) will be shut down for the next 5-6 games due to tendinitis in his shoulder.
  • OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is nearing a return to the Angels' outfield.
  • Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) seems unlikely to return before the end of the 2013 season, after experiencing further concussion symptoms.
  • Athletics OF Josh Reddick (wrist) is scheduled to test his injured wrist with a round of batting practice on Tuesday.
  • Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin splints) indicated Friday that he was feeling better, but was getting an extra day of rest.
  • Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated Friday that time is running out for OF Colby Rasmus to return to the Blue Jays lineup before the end of the season.
  • Twins C Joe Mauer (concussion) was able to take a live round of batting practice on the field before Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
  • Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) hit off a tee and took soft-toss Friday.

Notes & Rumors:


National League:

  • SP Tyler Cloyd will take Ethan Martin's spot in the Phillies' rotation.
  • Cardinals RP John Axford was ejected from Friday's game against the Pirates after beaning Tony Sanchez in the eighth inning.
  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that he will ease off his use of left-handed specialist Jose Mijares down the stretch as he's been somewhat overused this season.
  • SP Tyler Cloyd will take Ethan Martin's spot in the Phillies' rotation.

American League:

  • The Orioles plan to use SP Jason Hammel as a reliever for the time being.
  • Astros OF Brandon Barnes was ejected from Friday's game against the A's in the sixth inning for arguing whether or not he should be awarded first base after being hit by a pitch.
  • 2B Howie Kendrick (knee) took a significant step towards returning to the Angels lineup, running the bases at 90% speed before Friday's game.
  • Mariners SP Brandon Maurer will return to the Mariners rotation next week after Taijuan Walker is shut down for the season.
  • SP Nick Tepesch will return to the Rangers rotation to start against the Angels on Sunday in Anaheim.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Omar Infante DET @ KC 16-2 W 5/5 0 2 6 0 6 0
Mike Napoli BOS @ NYY 12-8 W 3/3 1 3 4 2 7 0
Andy Dirks DET @ KC 16-2 W 5/5 0 4 1 1 6 0
Josh Donaldson OAK vs HOU 7-5 W 3/5 1 3 2 0 7 1
Hunter Pence SF vs ARI 3-0 W 3/3 1 3 1 1 7 0
Jon Jay STL vs PIT 12-8 W 3/4 0 3 3 0 4 1
Joey Votto CIN vs LAD 3-2 W 2/2 1 2 2 2 5 0
Nick Swisher CLE vs NYM 8-1 W 2/5 1 1 4 0 5 0
Junior Lake CHC vs MIL 8-5 W 2/4 1 1 4 0 5 0
Giancarlo Stanton MIA vs WSH 7-0 W 2/4 1 2 3 1 5 0
Chris Davis BAL vs CHW 4-0 W 3/4 1 1 1 0 6 1
Austin Jackson DET @ KC 16-2 W 3/6 0 1 4 0 4 0
Matt Carpenter STL vs PIT 12-8 W 2/3 0 3 1 1 5 0
Alex Rios TEX @ LAA 5-6 L 2/2 1 1 2 1 5 1
Chris Colabello MIN vs TOR 5-6 L 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Shane Victorino BOS @ NYY 12-8 W 2/5 1 2 2 0 5 0
Delmon Young TB @ SEA 4-6 L 2/5 1 2 1 0 6 0
Cody Asche PHI vs ATL 2-1 W 2/3 1 1 2 0 5 0
Danny Valencia BAL vs CHW 4-0 W 2/3 1 1 2 0 5 0
Alex Avila DET @ KC 16-2 W 3/5 0 2 1 1 4 0
Elvis Andrus TEX @ LAA 5-6 L 2/5 1 1 2 0 5 0
Jonathan Villar HOU @ OAK 5-7 L 3/5 0 2 1 0 4 1
Will Middlebrooks BOS @ NYY 12-8 W 2/5 1 2 1 0 5 0
Scooter Gennett MIL @ CHC 5-8 L 1/1 1 1 3 0 4 0
Hanley Ramirez LAD @ CIN 2-3 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Dustin Pedroia BOS @ NYY 12-8 W 3/5 0 1 1 1 4 0
Logan Morrison MIA vs WSH 7-0 W 2/5 1 1 2 0 5 0
Josmil Pinto MIN vs TOR 5-6 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Carlos Beltran STL vs PIT 12-8 W 3/4 0 0 2 0 4 0
Chris Coghlan MIA vs WSH 7-0 W 3/5 0 2 0 0 4 0


Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Yusmeiro Petit SF vs ARI 3-0 W 9 1 0 0 0 7 95 W
Cliff Lee PHI vs ATL 2-1 W 8 2 1 1 0 10 103 W
Jose Fernandez MIA vs WSH 7-0 W 7 1 0 0 2 9 94 W
Scott Feldman BAL vs CHW 4-0 W 9 5 0 0 1 3 106 W
Scott Kazmir CLE vs NYM 8-1 W 6 4 0 0 0 12 97 W
Mike Minor ATL @ PHI 1-2 L 7 4 2 2 1 9 102 L
Mike Leake CIN vs LAD 3-2 W 7.2 5 2 2 0 5 98 W
Anibal Sanchez DET @ KC 16-2 W 7 7 1 1 1 5 98 W
Juan Nicasio COL @ SD 3-4 L 6 4 2 1 2 7 105 ND
Patrick Corbin ARI @ SF 0-3 L 8 8 3 3 1 5 110 L
Chris Capuano LAD @ CIN 2-3 L 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 30 ND
Andy Pettitte NYY vs BOS 8-12 L 6 5 3 3 3 8 100 ND
Burch Smith SD vs COL 4-3 W 5 4 2 2 4 7 96 ND
Joe Kelly STL vs PIT 12-8 W 6 8 1 1 3 4 105 W
A.J. Griffin OAK vs HOU 7-5 W 6 7 4 4 1 9 98 W
R.A. Dickey TOR @ MIN 6-5 W 6.1 7 3 3 1 4 101 W
Alex Cobb TB @ SEA 4-6 L 6 7 4 4 1 5 92 ND
Zack Wheeler NYM @ CLE 1-8 L 5 5 3 2 5 3 92 L
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA vs TB 6-4 W 5.2 8 3 3 2 5 98 ND
C.J. Wilson LAA vs TEX 6-5 W 6.2 7 4 4 3 2 116 W
Mike Pelfrey MIN vs TOR 5-6 L 6 6 6 5 2 7 102 L
John Danks CHW @ BAL 0-4 L 5.1 7 4 4 1 4 103 L
Matt Garza TEX @ LAA 5-6 L 7 9 6 5 0 4 96 L
Chris Rusin CHC vs MIL 8-5 W 3.2 7 2 2 2 1 85 ND
Dan Haren WSH @ MIA 0-7 L 3 6 5 5 2 5 58 L
A.J. Burnett PIT @ STL 8-12 L 3 6 5 5 1 4 65 L
Felix Doubront BOS @ NYY 12-8 W 3.2 3 6 6 6 2 88 ND
Dallas Keuchel HOU @ OAK 5-7 L 3.1 10 5 5 2 3 95 L
Kyle Lohse MIL @ CHC 5-8 L 5 11 7 7 1 3 71 L

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