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September 13, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 13, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for September 13, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(66-81) Giants - 2 at 3 - Dodgers (86-60) (10 innings)
  • Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez delivered a walk-off RBI single.
  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke tossed six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.
  • Giants SP Matt Cain allowed two runs (one earned) over seven innings as part of a no-decision.
  • Giants OF Hunter Pence smacked a solo homer.
(88-58) Braves
- 6 at 1 - Marlins (54-91)
  • Braves 1B Freddie Freeman finished 3-for-4 with two RBI.
  • Braves SP Freddy Garcia allowed one earned run over six innings.
  • Braves RP Jordan Walden (groin) threw a scoreless inning of relief in his return to action.
  • Marlins SP Brian Flynn was hammered for six earned runs in a four-inning start.
(62-84) Cubs
- 1 at 3 - Pirates (85-61)
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to win.
  • Pirates SS Jordy Mercer delivered an RBI double in the eighth.
(77-69) Nationals - 7 at 2 -
Mets
(64-81)
  • Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI.
  • Nationals RP Tanner Roark yielded two runs over six innings.
  • Making his first start with the Mets, SP Aaron Harang struck out 10 batters over six innings.
  • Mets OF Eric Young, Jr. went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored.
(66-79) Padres
- 5 at 10 - Phillies (68-78)
  • Phillies C Carlos Ruiz finished 3-for-3 with a double, three RBI and two walks.
  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay yielded five runs -- four earned -- in 4 1/3 innings.
  • Padres RP Tyson Ross lasted just two-thirds of an inning and gave up six runs.
  • Phillies 2B Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a walk.
(63-82) Brewers
- 5 at 3 - Cardinals (85-61)
  • Brewers RP Tyler Thornburg gave up just two runs over six frames.
  • Cardinals RP Joe Kelly was charged with four runs – three earned – over just five innings.
  • Brewers 1B Sean Halton had an RBI single and a two-run homer.
  • Cardinals 1B Matt Adams singled and ripped a solo homer.
American League:
(78-68) Indians - 14 at 3 - White Sox (58-88)
  • Indians OF Ryan Raburn went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double, five RBI and a walk.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber pitched five innings of two-run ball for a win.
  • White Sox RP Charlie Leesman was charged with seven earned runs without getting an out in relief.
  • White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham went 0-for-5 and his hitting .207 in 164 at-bats since the All-Star break.
(79-68) Yankees - 6 at 5 - Orioles (77-69)
  • Yankees RP Mariano Rivera was credited with the victory after pitching a scoreless ninth.
  • Yankees RP David Robertson struggled in his second appearance back, giving up three runs in the eighth.
  • Orioles RP Jim Johnson took his eighth loss after giving up an unearned run in a tie game.
  • 1B Mark Reynolds hit his fourth homer as a Yankee.
  • Orioles OF Nick Markakis homered and singled.
(70-76) Angels - 4 at 3 - Blue Jays (67-79)
  • Angels RP Garrett Richards allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes went 4-for-4 with a homer, two doubles and a walk.
(89-59) Red Sox
- 3 at 4 - Rays (79-66)
  • Rays OF Wil Myers hit a go-ahead double in the bottom of the eighth.
  • Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings and struck out seven in a no-decision.
(85-61) Athletics
- 8 at 2 - Twins (63-82)
  • Athletics SP A.J. Griffin gave up just one run on two hits and a walk over seven innings.
  • Twins SP Scott Diamond was chased after giving up five runs (four earned) over 4 2/3 innings.
  • Athletics OF Josh Reddick collected a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly.
  • Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.
Inter League:
Player Transactions:

National League:
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) took full swings in a simulated game Thursday.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy is still experiencing elbow discomfort.
  • Nathan Eovaldi was scratched from his scheduled Thursday start because of back tightness.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez left Thursday's game against the Giants for precautionary reasons due to mild left hamstring tightness.
  • Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) has been cleared to play defense and will likely hit in the batting cage this weekend.
  • Giants RP Chad Gaudin (carpal tunnel syndrome) will throw another simulated game Friday.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown (heel) took batting practice Thursday and said afterwards that he feels "close to 100 percent."
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig (foot) will remain in a walking boot for now as a precaution.
American League
  • Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that C Joe Mauer (concussion) felt fine after working out at Target Field on Thursday.
  • Yankees C Austin Romine (concussion) said Thursday that he feels "much better" than he did two days ago.
  • Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) hit off a tee Thursday and hopes to return this weekend.
  • Twins GM Terry Ryan said Thursday that SP Samuel Deduno is "leaning toward" undergoing shoulder surgery.
  • Orioles RP Darren O'Day underwent two sets of tests on his hand and elbow on Thursday.
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova (triceps) expects to make his next scheduled start Saturday against the Red Sox.
  • Yankees RP Boone Logan had to stop a game of catch Thursday after just five throws when he felt discomfort in his left elbow.
  • Yankees OF Brett Gardner will travel to New York to undergo an MRI on his left oblique.
  • X-rays on Red Sox SP Jake Peavy's right wrist came back negative.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver (forearm) threw a bullpen session with no issues Thursday.
  • Yankees OF Brett Gardner has been diagnosed with a strained left oblique.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) played catch from 90 feet Thursday.
  • Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus (oblique) still hopes to return this weekend.
  • Orioles SP Bud Norris (elbow) expects to miss only one start.

Notes & Rumors:

National League:

  • Cardinals prospect 3B Stephen Piscotty batted .295/.355/.464 with 15 home runs, 11 stolen bases and a 46/37 K/BB ratio in 112 games this season between High-A Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield.
  • Mets pitching prospect Gabriel Ynoa posted a 15-4 record, 2.72 ERA and 106/16 K/BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings this season at Low-A Savannah.
  • Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow finished the 2013 season with a 9-3 record, 2.18 ERA, .142 BAA and 164/61 K/BB ratio in 111 1/3 innings for Low-A West Virginia.
  • Rockies prospect 3B Ryan McMahon batted .321/.402/.583 with 11 home runs, 52 RBI and a 59/28 K/BB ratio in 59 games for rookie-level Grand Junction.
  • Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday that RP Jason Grilli will now be used in the seventh and eighth innings.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina is expected back in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

American League:

  • Red Sox prospect 2B Mookie Betts batted .314/.417/.506 with 93 runs, 55 extra-base hits and 38 steals in 127 games this year between Low-A Greenville and High-A Salem.
  • Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa batted .320/.405/.467 with 45 extra-base hits, 86 RBI, 10 steals and a 83/53 K/BB ratio in 117 games for Low-A Quad Cities.
  • OF Nelson Cruz began working out at the Rangers' spring training complex in Arizona on Wednesday.
  • C Jose Molina is expected to rejoin the Rays on Friday.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Ryan Raburn CLE @ CHW 14-3 W 3/3 1 2 5 1 7 0
Jose Reyes TOR vs LAA 3-4 L 4/4 1 2 1 1 9 0
Freddie Freeman ATL @ MIA 6-1 W 3/4 1 2 2 1 6 0
Nick Swisher CLE @ CHW 14-3 W 2/6 1 3 3 0 5 0
Carlos Ruiz PHI vs SD 10-5 W 3/3 0 1 3 2 4 0
Ryan Zimmerman WSH @ NYM 7-2 W 2/4 1 2 2 0 6 0
Cesar Hernandez PHI vs SD 10-5 W 3/4 0 2 2 1 4 0
Adam LaRoche WSH @ NYM 7-2 W 2/4 1 2 1 0 6 0
Sean Halton MIL @ STL 5-3 W 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Jason Kipnis CLE @ CHW 14-3 W 2/2 0 2 2 1 3 1
Nick Markakis BAL vs NYY 5-6 L 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Chris Johnson ATL @ MIA 6-1 W 3/5 0 0 2 0 5 0
Kole Calhoun LAA @ TOR 4-3 W 2/3 1 1 1 1 5 0
Josh Reddick OAK @ MIN 8-2 W 1/2 1 1 3 1 4 0
Danny Valencia BAL vs NYY 5-6 L 1/3 1 1 3 0 4 0
Michael Bourn CLE @ CHW 14-3 W 2/4 0 2 1 0 4 0
Chris Young OAK @ MIN 8-2 W 2/4 0 2 0 0 5 0
Moises Sierra TOR vs LAA 3-4 L 3/4 0 0 1 0 5 0
Evan Longoria TB vs BOS 4-3 W 2/4 0 2 0 0 5 0
Oswaldo Arcia MIN vs OAK 2-8 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Drew Stubbs CLE @ CHW 14-3 W 3/4 0 1 0 1 4 0
Matt Adams STL vs MIL 3-5 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Jarrod Saltalamacchia BOS @ TB 3-4 L 1/3 1 2 1 1 4 1
Jimmy Rollins PHI vs SD 10-5 W 2/3 0 2 1 2 2 1
Will Venable SD @ PHI 5-10 L 1/4 1 2 1 1 4 1
Anthony Rendon WSH @ NYM 7-2 W 1/3 1 1 2 0 4 0
Yan Gomes CLE @ CHW 14-3 W 2/3 0 1 0 1 4 0
Yoenis Cespedes OAK @ MIN 8-2 W 2/5 0 0 2 0 4 0
Paul Konerko CHW vs CLE 3-14 L 1/2 1 1 1 0 4 0
Mark Reynolds NYY @ BAL 6-5 W 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
A.J. Griffin OAK @ MIN 8-2 W 7 2 1 1 1 8 97 W
Jeff Locke PIT vs CHC 3-1 W 7 3 1 1 1 5 100 W
Chris Rusin CHC @ PIT 1-3 L 7 4 2 2 0 2 79 L
Zack Greinke LAD vs SF 3-2 W 6 4 1 1 2 5 107 ND
Matt Cain SF @ LAD 2-3 L 7 6 2 1 1 5 89 ND
Tyler Thornburg MIL @ STL 5-3 W 6 3 2 2 2 6 99 W
Aaron Harang NYM vs WSH 2-7 L 6 4 3 3 1 10 101 L
Freddy Garcia ATL @ MIA 6-1 W 6 5 1 1 1 3 81 W
Tanner Roark WSH @ NYM 7-2 W 6 6 2 2 1 3 78 W
Phil Hughes NYY @ BAL 6-5 W 3 3 1 1 0 3 50 ND
Jeremy Hellickson TB vs BOS 4-3 W 5.1 4 3 3 3 7 104 ND
Jake Peavy BOS @ TB 3-4 L 6 4 3 3 5 4 107 ND
Corey Kluber CLE @ CHW 14-3 W 5 6 2 2 1 2 87 W
Garrett Richards LAA @ TOR 4-3 W 6.2 9 3 3 1 4 100 W
Wei-Yin Chen BAL vs NYY 5-6 L 6.1 7 5 5 2 9 108 ND
Joe Kelly STL vs MIL 3-5 L 5 7 4 3 1 4 94 L
J.A. Happ TOR vs LAA 3-4 L 4.1 6 4 3 2 6 87 L
Roy Halladay PHI vs SD 10-5 W 4.1 4 5 4 5 6 101 ND
Scott Diamond MIN vs OAK 2-8 L 4.2 6 5 4 2 1 93 L
Brian Flynn MIA vs ATL 1-6 L 4 6 6 6 6 4 96 L
Tyson Ross SD @ PHI 5-10 L 0.2 5 6 6 2 2 41 L
John Danks CHW vs CLE 3-14 L 4 9 7 6 3 1 92 L

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