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September 9, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 9, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for September 9, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(72-70) Diamondbacks - 2 at 3 - Giants (64-79) (11 innings)
  • Giants OF Angel Pagan came through with an RBI single in the 11th inning.
  • Giants SP Madison Bumgarner delivered another outstanding performance, allowing just four hits and fanning nine over six shutout innings.
  • Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley pitched well in a no-decision, surrendering two runs on five hits in his seven innings of work.
(81-61) Pirates - 2 at 9 - Cardinals (83-60)
  • Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored.
  • Cardinals SS Pete Kozma went 2-for-3 with a walk, double and two runs scored.
  • Cardinals SP Michael Wacha was spectacular, allowing just two hits over seven shutout innings.
(62-80) Brewers - 3 at 1 - Cubs (60-82)
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson produced his 24th save of the season.
  • Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo scattered three hits over seven innings of one-run ball.
  • In his Cubs' debut, SP Scott Baker worked five shutout innings in a no-decision
(85-57) Braves
- 2 at 3 - Phillies (66-77)
  • Phillies RP B.J. Rosenberg recorded the first save of his career by tossing a perfect ninth.
  • Phillies SP Cole Hamels hurled eight innings of two-run ball, allowing merely two hits.
  • Braves C Evan Gattis blasted two solo homers off Cole Hamels.
(81-62) Dodgers
- 2 at 3 - Reds (82-62)
  • Reds RP Aroldis Chapman continued his recent domination of the National League, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning.
  • Reds OF Jay Bruce swatted a pair of solo homers off Clayton Kershaw.
  • Reds SP Homer Bailey racked up nine strikeouts in a no-decision, surrendering two runs on six hits over his seven frames.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez was responsible for all of the offense, going 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer.
  • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw went seven strong innings in a no-decision, allowing just two runs on four hits.
(73-69) Nationals - 6 at 4 -
Marlins (53-88)
  • Nationals SS Ian Desmond went 3-for-5 with double, triple, stolen base, two RBI and a run scored.
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano notched his 39th save by firing a perfect frame
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg was charged with four runs on four hits and two walks over six frames
(66-78) Rockies
- 2 at 5 - Padres (65-77)
  • Padres RP Huston Street slammed the door in the ninth inning on Sunday, retiring all three hitters he faced en route to his 29th save of the season.
  • Padres C Nick Hundley delivered a pinch-hit three-run double in the seventh inning.
  • Padres SP Ian Kennedy racked up seven strikeouts over five innings of work in a no-decision.
  • Rockies 2B Josh Rutledge added another pair of hits, going 2-for-3.
  • Rockies SP Chad Bettis was pulled after three scoreless innings to get Roy Oswalt in the game.
American League:
(87-58) Red Sox - 3 at 4 - Yankees (76-67)
  • Yankees RP Mariano Rivera blew his seventh save, but he ended up earning his fifth win.
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano finished 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs on five hits over six innings.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester yielded three runs on 10 hits over eight innings in a no-decision
(82-61) Tigers - 2 at 5 - Royals (75-68)
  • Royals RP Greg Holland locked down his 40th save of the season by tossing a scoreless ninth.
  • Royals 1B Eric Hosmer finished 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.
  • Royals RP Bruce Chen fired seven innings of two-run ball.
  • Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin splints) celebrated his return to the lineup by smacking his third homer of the season.
(57-85) White Sox - 4 at 2 - Orioles (76-66)
  • White Sox RP Addison Reed allowed a run but escaped in collecting his 37th save of the season.
  • Orioles OF Adam Jones connected for a solo homer.
  • White Sox SP Andre Rienzo worked 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, scattering four hits,
(47-96) Astros - 2 at 7 - Athletics (83-60)
  • Athletics SP Brett Anderson earned his third three-inning save of the season, working the final three frames.
  • Athletics OF Seth Smith blasted a three-run homer, capping a seven-run uprising in the third inning.
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon surrendered just one run on five hits over his six innings of work.
  • Astros 2B Jose Altuve continued his hot-hitting ways, going 1-for-4 with an RBI double.
  • Astros SP Lucas Harrell was hammered in a spot start, allowing seven runs on seven hits over his three innings.
(78-64) Rays - 4 at 1 - Mariners (65-78)
  • Rays OF Sean Rodriguez went 1-for-2 and drove in the game-winning run.
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney worked a perfect ninth inning, protecting a three-run lead and earning his 33rd save of the season.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore pitched well in a no-decision, surrendering just one run on five hits over his 6 1/3 frames.
  • Mariners DH Kendrys Morales belted his 20th homer of the season.
  • Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez pitched well in a losing effort, firing six scoreless innings.
(67-76) Blue Jays - 2 at 0 - Twins (61-80)
  • Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen earned his 29th save of the season.
  • Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers restricted Minnesota to three hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings.
  • Twins SP Andrew Albers fired seven shutout innings, scattering four hits, in a no-decision.
Inter League:
(64-77) Mets - 2 at 1 - Indians (76-66)
  • Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins earned his eighth save with a scoreless ninth.
  • Mets 3B Justin Turner went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.
  • Indians SS Mike Aviles was ejected for arguing after he was caught stealing in the ninth inning to end the game.
  • Indians SP Danny Salazar struck out eight, but was yanked after four innings in a no-decision
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Cubs activated RHP Scott Baker from the 60-day disabled list.
  • Cubs designated INF Cody Ransom for assignment.
  • Mets transferred RHP Jeremy Hefner from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Mets recalled C Juan Centeno from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Mets recalled OF Mike Baxter from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Mets recalled RHP Aaron Harang from Triple-A Las Vegas.
American League:
  • Red Sox recalled RHP Allen Webster from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Angels recalled INF Tommy Field from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Twins transferred OF Wilkin Ramirez to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Twins transferred RHP Samuel Deduno to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins recalled C/OF Eric Fryer from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins recalled RHP Shairon Martis from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins recalled INF/OF Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins recalled RHP Cole De Vries from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins recalled INF Eduardo Escobar from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins recalled RHP Scott Diamond from Triple-A Rochester.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig has had the walking boot removed from his left foot.
  • Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) remains shut down from baseball activities.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) took 15 simulated at-bats Saturday.
  • Padres OF Carlos Quentin said that he feels "a lot better" about surgery this past week on his right knee than he did about the previous two operations on the knee.
  • Surgery on Padres OF Cameron Maybin's right wrist Friday was more extensive than the Padres had predicted.
  • Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will get a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews this week.
  • Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that SP Wandy Rodriguez (elbow, forearm) felt "a little sore" after his rehab start Friday.
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte said Saturday that his right hand feels "brutal" when he tries to swing a bat with two hands.
  • Mets RP Frank Francisco revealed Sunday that he's pitching with a tear in his right flexor-pronator.
  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (knee) is expected to be sidelined for a few more days.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) was unable to taking batting practice Saturday.
  • Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) has returned to New York to continue his rehab.
  • Braves manager OF Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday that Jordan Schafer (back, quad) is fine to play.
  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton left Sunday's start against the Cardinals due to a left foot injury.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper will visit a doctor on Monday to discuss his hip injury.
American League:
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that there has been no consideration given to shutting SS Derek Jeter (ankle) down.
  • Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen (shoulder) threw a three-inning simulated game at Safeco Field Saturday.
  • White Sox OF Avisail Garcia is out Sunday and could miss a few more days while having dental work on a bad tooth.
  • Astros OF Robbie Grossman (oblique) is hoping to take batting practice soon.
  • An MRI on Yankees RP Boone Logan's left elbow has revealed inflammation.
  • Twins SP Samuel Deduno could need surgery on his right shoulder.
  • Yankees C Chris Stewart is expected to miss a few games after bruising his foot in Sunday's game against the Red Sox.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos will undergo season-ending surgery on Tuesday to repair his injured right wrist.
  • Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury has been diagnosed with a compression fracture in his right foot.

Notes & Rumors:


National League:

  • The Mets will recall SS Ruben Tejada within the next few days.
  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay could have his next start pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday due to illness.
  • Rockies RP Matt Belisle explained Sunday that his recent struggles aren't a result of him wearing down, but he thinks he may have become too predictable with his pitches.
  • Giants prospect SP Kyle Crick was dominant in his first playoff start for High-A San Jose on Sunday, scattering three hits over seven shutout innings of work.

American League:

  • Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster or SP Felix Doubront will be removed from the rotation following Clay Buchholz's (shoulder) return.
  • Astros C Bo Porter was ejected from Sunday's game against the Athletics in the fifth inning after arguing balls and strikes.
  • The Red Sox will skip SP Felix Doubront's next scheduled start.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:



PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Evan Gattis ATL @ PHI 2-3 L 2/3 2 2 2 0 8 0
Jay Bruce CIN vs LAD 3-2 W 2/4 2 2 2 0 8 0
Eric Hosmer KC vs DET 5-2 W 3/4 1 1 3 0 6 0
Wilson Ramos WSH @ MIA 6-4 W 3/5 1 2 2 0 6 0
Ian Desmond WSH @ MIA 6-4 W 3/5 0 1 2 0 6 1
Alex Rios TEX @ LAA 4-3 W 2/4 1 1 2 1 6 0
Hanley Ramirez LAD @ CIN 2-3 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 6 0
Brandon Moss OAK vs HOU 7-2 W 3/4 0 1 2 0 4 0
Darin Ruf PHI vs ATL 3-2 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Kole Calhoun LAA vs TEX 3-4 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 6 0
James Loney TB @ SEA 4-1 W 3/4 0 1 1 1 4 0
Robinson Cano NYY vs BOS 4-3 W 3/4 0 0 2 0 4 0
Will Middlebrooks BOS @ NYY 3-4 L 2/3 1 1 1 1 5 0
Junior Lake CHC vs MIL 1-3 L 2/3 1 1 1 0 5 0
Seth Smith OAK vs HOU 7-2 W 1/2 1 1 3 0 4 0
Justin Turner NYM @ CLE 2-1 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Jon Jay STL vs PIT 9-2 W 2/4 0 2 1 1 3 0
Jose Iglesias DET @ KC 2-5 L 1/3 1 1 2 0 4 0
Kendrys Morales SEA vs TB 1-4 L 1/2 1 1 1 2 4 0
David Ortiz BOS @ NYY 3-4 L 2/4 0 2 0 0 4 0
Pete Kozma STL vs PIT 9-2 W 2/3 0 2 0 1 3 0
Leonys Martin TEX @ LAA 4-3 W 2/3 0 2 0 1 3 0
Jose Reyes TOR @ MIN 2-0 W 2/4 0 1 1 0 3 1
Matt Carpenter STL vs PIT 9-2 W 2/5 0 2 1 0 3 0
Justin Ruggiano MIA vs WSH 4-6 L 3/4 0 1 0 0 3 0
Adam Dunn CHW @ BAL 4-2 W 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0
Chase Utley PHI vs ATL 3-2 W 2/4 0 1 1 0 3 0
Aramis Ramirez MIL @ CHC 3-1 W 2/4 0 1 0 0 4 0
Daric Barton OAK vs HOU 7-2 W 2/2 0 1 1 2 2 0
Adam Jones BAL vs CHW 2-4 L 1/3 1 1 1 1 4 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:



Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Cole Hamels PHI vs ATL 3-2 W 8 2 2 2 2 9 99 W
Esmil Rogers TOR @ MIN 2-0 W 7.2 3 0 0 1 4 93 W
Andrew Albers MIN vs TOR 0-2 L 7 4 0 0 0 5 97 ND
Michael Wacha STL vs PIT 9-2 W 7 2 0 0 2 2 97 W
Madison Bumgarner SF vs ARI 3-2 W 6 4 0 0 0 9 89 ND
Yovani Gallardo MIL @ CHC 3-1 W 7 3 1 1 1 6 96 W
Homer Bailey CIN vs LAD 3-2 W 7 6 2 2 0 9 99 ND
Erasmo Ramirez SEA vs TB 1-4 L 6 4 0 0 4 5 106 ND
Clayton Kershaw LAD @ CIN 2-3 L 7 4 2 2 3 7 104 ND
Andre Rienzo CHW @ BAL 4-2 W 6.2 4 1 1 2 4 99 W
Bartolo Colon OAK vs HOU 7-2 W 6 5 1 1 1 7 94 W
Bruce Chen KC vs DET 5-2 W 7 5 2 2 0 4 81 W
Scott Baker CHC vs MIL 1-3 L 5 2 0 0 1 1 55 ND
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM @ CLE 2-1 W 5.2 3 1 1 3 6 103 ND
Wade Miley ARI @ SF 2-3 L 7 5 2 2 2 3 109 ND
Jason Vargas LAA vs TEX 3-4 L 6 6 2 2 1 8 112 ND
Matt Moore TB @ SEA 4-1 W 6.1 5 1 1 3 3 103 ND
Chad Bettis COL @ SD 2-5 L 3 2 0 0 0 4 48 ND
Hiroki Kuroda NYY vs BOS 4-3 W 6 5 2 2 2 6 117 ND
Danny Salazar CLE vs NYM 1-2 L 4 4 1 1 2 8 80 ND
Ian Kennedy SD vs COL 5-2 W 5 5 2 1 2 7 87 ND
Jon Lester BOS @ NYY 3-4 L 8 10 3 3 1 6 115 ND
Stephen Strasburg WSH @ MIA 6-4 W 6 4 4 4 2 7 94 W
Paul Maholm ATL @ PHI 2-3 L 6 7 2 2 3 5 108 ND
Nick Tepesch TEX @ LAA 4-3 W 3.1 4 2 2 1 5 63 ND
Doug Fister DET @ KC 2-5 L 6.1 8 5 5 1 4 111 L
Bud Norris BAL vs CHW 2-4 L 4.1 9 4 4 1 6 100 L
Jacob Turner MIA vs WSH 4-6 L 4 9 5 5 3 3 84 L
Charlie Morton PIT @ STL 2-9 L 1.2 6 5 5 2 0 46 L
Lucas Harrell HOU @ OAK 2-7 L 3 7 7 7 2 2 72 L

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