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September 23, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 23, 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 23, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(90-66) Dodgers - 1 at 0 - Padres (72-83)
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen slammed the door, striking out all three hitters he faced to preserve a one-run lead.
  • Dodgers 3B Michael Young delivered a run-scoring double in the seventh inning.
  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke worked five scoreless innings in a no-decision, surrendering just two hits and a walk.
  • Padres OF Will Venable went 0-for-3 with a walk and his 22nd stolen base of the season.
  • Andrew Cashner racked up seven strikeouts and didn’t allow an earned run in seven innings, but suffered a tough-luck loss after an error led to an unearned run crossing the plate in his final inning of work.
(89-67) Reds
- 11 at 3 - Pirates (89-67)
  • Reds OF Billy Hamilton went 3-for-6 with two more steals and two runs scored.
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke was pulled after allowing five runs in one inning.
  • Reds OF Chris Heisey busted out of his slump by going 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored.
  • Pirates 2B Neil Walker homered, doubled and walked twice.
(91-65) Cardinals
- 4 at 6 - Brewers (68-86)
  • Brewers OF Carlos Gomez swiped his 37th base of the season.
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson surrendered a run on three hits in the ninth inning, but still managed to escape with his 26th save of the season.
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta was a bit erratic, but managed to earn his 11th victory of the season after allowing three runs on five hits in his five-plus innings of work.
  • Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 and swatted his 11th home run.
  • Cardinals RP Joe Kelly was hurt by a poor defensive effort behind him as he surrendered six runs (three earned) on seven hits over seven frames.
(57-99) Marlins
- 4at 5 - Nationals (84-72)
  • Nationals OF Denard Span went 2-for-5 and drove home three runs.
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg turned in a quality start in a no-decision, allowing three runs on six hits in his six innings of work.
  • Marlins OF Justin Ruggiano belted his 18th home run of the season.
  • Marlins SP Brian Flynn pitched decently in a no-decision, surrendering two runs on four hits over his four innings of work.
(79-76) Diamondbacks - 13 at 9 - Rockies (71-86)
  • Diamondbacks 3B Matt Davidson had another big day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI.
  • Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin struggled in a no-decision, surrendering four runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.
  • Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer returned to the lineup without missing a beat, going 3-for-5 with an RBI.
  • Rockies SP Juan Nicasio was hammered, allowing seven runs on seven hits in just 2 1/3 innings of work.
(71-84) Mets - 4 at 3 - Phillies (71-84)
  • Mets RP Carlos Torres pitched six innings of two-run ball and struck out six.
  • Mets OF Juan Lagares went 3-for-4 with an RBI double.
(92-63) Braves - 5 at 2 - Cubs (65-91)
  • Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed one run in six innings and fanned seven.
  • Braves SS Andrelton Simmons hit a pair of homers, upping his season total to 17.
  • Cubs OF Junior Lake fanned all four times he was up.
American League:
(65-90) Twins - 7 at 11 - Athletics (93-63)
  • Athletics Coco Crisp had a monster day at the dish, going 2-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and a stolen base.
  • Athletics SP Sonny Gray struggled, but still walked away with his third victory of the season despite allowing four runs on seven hits over his five innings of work.
  • Twins SS Oswaldo Arcia went 3-for-4 with a homer and six RBI.
  • Twins SP Cole De Vries was destroyed, surrendering six runs on four hits in just two innings of work.
(68-88) Mariners - 3 at 2 - Angels (76-79)
  • Mariners 1B Justin Smoak launched his 18th home run of the season.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez fanned 10 in a no-decision, but was was forced to leave after four innings after throwing 93 pitches.
  • Angels OF Kole Calhoun belted his eighth home run of the season in a losing effort.
  • Angels SP C.J. Wilson racked up eight strikeouts, but allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in his eight innings of work.
(81-74) Orioles
- 1 at 3 - Rays (86-69)
  • Rays OF David DeJesus hit his 7th homer of the year and first as a member of the Rays
  • Rays SP Enny Romero pitched well in a spot start tossing 4.2 scoreless innings
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney picked up his 36th save of the season
(51-105) Astros
- 2 at 9 - Indians (86-70)
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber struck out six and was charged with just two runs on six hits and a walk over 5 1/3 frames.
  • Astros SP Erik Bedard was lit up for six runs over five innings.
  • Indians C Carlos Santana had an RBI double and a solo homer.
  • Astros 1B Chris Carter homered for the second straight game.
(84-71) Rangers - 0 at 4 - Royals (82-73)
(71-84) Blue Jays - 2 at 5 - Red Sox (95-62)
  • Red Sox got homers from Jackie Bradley, Jr. and David Ortiz
  • Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar hit his 2nd homer of the year
  • Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis stole his 45th base of the season
  • Red Sox SP Felix Doubront picked up his 11th win of the year pitching seven strong innings.
  • Red Sox RP Koji Uehara notched his 21st save of the season with a scoreless 9th inning.
(61-94) White Sox - 6 at 3 - Tigers (91-65)
Inter League:
(72-84) Giants - 2 at 1 - Yankees (82-74)
  • Giants SP Yusmeiro Petit yielded just one run while striking out seven over 6 1/3 innings.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte took a loss despite a great showing in his final Yankee Stadium start Sunday, allowing two runs one just two hits and a walk over seven frames.
  • Giants SS Ehire Adrianza smacked his first major league home run.
  • Yankees 1B Mark Reynolds ripped a solo homer.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • No Transactions Today
American League:
  • Rays purchased the contract of RHP J.D. Martin from Triple-A Durham.
  • Angels sent RHP Daniel Stange outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Rays designated RHP J.D. Martin for assignment.
  • Angels sent RHP David Carpenter outright to Double-A Arkansas.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) is not expected to take any at-bats for the rest of the season.
  • Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo is expected to return to the lineup Monday after X-rays on his left thumb came back negative.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins said that 3B Wilmer Flores' ankles are still too sore to allow him to play second base.
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta was bothered by a blister on his throwing hand during Sunday's victory over the Cardinals, leading to his poor command.
  • Brewers SS Jean Segura (hamstring) could still return before the end of the regular season.

American League:

  • Angels SP Jered Weaver (forearm) threw a bullpen session with no issues Sunday.
  • SP Bud Norris (elbow) is expected to rejoin the Orioles' rotation on Wednesday.
  • Rays RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.
  • Red Sox manager John Farrell is "optimistic" that OF Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) can return to the lineup on Wednesday.
  • MLB.com's Jason Beck reports that Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (hand) is "nowhere close" to fielding grounders yet.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) threw 26 pitches in a simulated game on Sunday.
  • Rays 3B Evan Longoria (flu) said that he will return to the Rays starting lineup on Monday.
  • Rays OF Desmond Jennings will undergo a precautionary MRI on his injured hamstring.

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