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September 10, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 10, 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 10, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(72-71) Diamondbacks - 1 at 8 - Dodgers (84-59)
  • Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI.
  • Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe crushed solo home runs in his first three at-bats.
  • Dodgers SP Ricky Nolasco only gave up an unearned run on three hits over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Diamondbacks SP Randall Delgado was blasted for five runs in just 2 2/3 innings.
(86-57) Braves
- 5 at 2 - Marlins (53-89)
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen yielded two runs in 6 1/3 innings and struck out six.
  • Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez was lifted after giving up five runs in four innings.
  • Marlins OF Chris Coghlan went 4-for-4 from the leadoff spot.
(61-82) Cubs
- 2 at 0 - Reds (82-63)
  • Cubs SP Travis Wood scattered six hits in seven innings and combined with two relievers on a shutout.
  • Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena doubled and homered.
(74-69) Nationals - 9 at 0 -
Mets
(64-78)
(66-79) Rockies
- 2 at 3 - Giants (65-79) (10 innings)
  • Giants C Buster Posey finished 2-for-4 with a homer.
  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum yielded two runs on seven hits over eight innings.
  • Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin tossed seven innings of one-run ball
American League:
(75-69) Royals - 3 at 4 - Indians (77-66)
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez allowed just an unearned run over seven innings and struck out 10.
  • Royals OF Alex Gordon went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer.
(82-62) Tigers - 1 at 5 - White Sox (58-85)
  • White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie smacked a pair of doubles.
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale fired eight innings of one-run ball.
  • Tigers SP Max Scherzer failed in his quest for his 20th win, allowing five runs (four earned) over four innings.
(76-68) Yankees - 2 at 4 - Orioles (77-66)
  • Orioles SP Chris Tillman struck out nine while allowing two runs in seven innings.
  • Hitting second for the first time this year, Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a homer.
(48-96) Astros - 6 at 4 - Mariners (65-79)
  • Astros RP Josh Fields allowed a solo homer but escaped to earn his fourth save of the season.
  • Astros SP Jarred Cosart allowed one unearned run on only two hits over five innings in a no-decision.
  • Mariners SP Taijuan Walker struck out eight in five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, in a no-decision.
(67-76) Angels - 3 at 6 - Twins (62-80)
  • Twins C Josmil Pinto doubled three times and walked.
  • Getting a rare start against a lefty, Angels OF Kole Calhoun finished up 3-for-4 with an RBI double.
Inter League:
(81-61) Pirates - 1 at 0 - Rangers (81-61)
  • Pirates RP Mark Melancon secured his 12th save of the year.
  • Pirates SP Gerrit Cole struck out a career-high nine batters over seven shutout innings in a brilliant road victory.
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed only one run on four hits over seven innings.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Nationals released C Kris Watts.
  • Braves recalled C Christian Bethancourt from Double-A Mississippi.
  • Mets placed LHP Scott Rice on the 60-day disabled list with a sports hernia.
  • Mets placed 1B Ike Davis on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
American League:
  • Orioles sent INF Alex Liddi outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Astros activated C Carlos Corporan from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Angels optioned INF Tommy Field to Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Angels recalled C John Hester from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • SP Charlie Morton (left foot) hopes to rejoin the Pirates on Tuesday and throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (elbow, forearm) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Thursday.
  • Braves RP Jordan Walden (groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward (jaw) will take batting practice on the field Friday.
  • Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) still believes that he'll return to the field this season.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper (hip) will miss just two more games.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto (back) threw 30 pitches of live batting practice on Sunday afternoon.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown (heel) is scheduled to resume baseball-related activities on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton (left foot) hopes to rejoin the Pirates on Tuesday and throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.
  • Marlins C Jeff Mathis left Monday's game against the Braves with a bruised right thumb.
  • 3B Wilmer Flores (ankles) returned to the Mets' lineup Monday.
  • Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Mets RP Bobby Parnell will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.
  • Giants RP Chad Gaudin (carpal tunnel syndrome) threw a simulated game Monday.
  • Mets RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) began a rehab assignment with Single-A Savannah on Monday.
American League
  • Steve Pearce (wrist) "likely won't be ready to come off [the disabled list] when eligible Thursday," according to the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) would like to resume playing catch during the club's upcoming series against the White Sox, which begins on Friday.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez has been scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start due to ongoing back discomfort.
  • C Jason Castro (knee) remained out of the Astros' lineup Monday.
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish left Monday's start against the Pirates due to cramping in his right leg.
  • Mariners 2B Nick Franklin (head) returned to the Mariners' lineup Monday.
  • Rangers OF Jim Adduci left Monday's game against the Pirates with a right biceps strain.
  • Yankees RP David Robertson (shoulder) might not be available for the series against the Orioles.
  • SP Felix Hernandez (oblique) will throw this weekend before the Mariners determine when he'll make his next start.

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