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May 26, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: May 26, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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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 May 26, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
 
(24-25) Phillies - 5 at 3 - Nationals (25-24) 
(22-26) Padres  - 10 at 4 - Diamondbacks (27-22)
  • Padres SP Andrew Cashner allowed four earned runs on nine hits over six innings.
  • Padres SS Everth Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, a steal, four RBI and two runs scored.
  • Diamondbacks OF Gerardo Parra went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley was pounded for seven runs on seven hits.
(18-30) Cubs - 2 at 5 - Reds (31-18)
  • Cubs SP Travis Wood surrendered five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss.
  • Reds RP Aroldis Chapman earned his 12th save of the season.
  • Reds SP Homer Bailey pitched well giving up just two runs while striking out eight over 6 innings for the win.
  • Reds 3B Todd Frazier knocked in a pair of runs, giving him 31 on the season.
  • Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 3-for 3 with an RBI, run scored and a walk.
(29-18) Braves - 7 at 5 - Mets (17-28) (Suspended from 5/24) (10 innings)
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen went 6 innings stirking out nine in a no decision.
  • Mets SP Jeremy Hefner pitched well giving up just two runs while stirking out seven over 6 innings.
  • Braves got homers from 1B Freddie Freeman and 2B Dan Uggla.
  • Mets C John Buck hit his 11th bomb of the year.
  • Mets OF Marlon Byrd went 1-for-5 with an RBI and four strikeouts.
  • Braves RP Craig Kimbrel wrapped up Friday's suspended game with his 15th save of the year.
(30-18) Braves - 6 at 0 - Mets (17-29)
  • Braves SP Mike Minor tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out ten batters and allowing only three hits. Minor also homered on the night, his 1st of the season.
  • Braves got two hits each from SS Andrelton Simmons, 1B Freddie Freeman, 3B Chris Johnson and OF Justin Upton.
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee allowed five earned runs in five innings.
(30-19) Pirates - 5 at 2 - Brewers (19-28)
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke threw six scoreless innings to pick up his fifth win of the season.
  • Brewers RP Mike Fiers allowed four runs -- including three homers -- in four innings 
  • Brewers OF Carlos Gomez went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs.
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs and drove in three.
(31-17) Cardinals - 3 at 5 - Dodgers (20-27) 
  • Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez had three hits, including his fifth homer.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp was removed as part of a double-switch after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
(27-22) Rockies - 5 at 6 - Giants (27-22) (10 innings)
  • Giants OF Angel Pagan hit a walkoff two-run inside-the-park homer in the 10th inning.
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt blew a save in the bottom of the 10th inning.
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo picked up the win in relief after allowing a run in the top half of the 10th.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez continued his excellent season smashing his 13th homer of the year.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki blasted his 10th bomb of the year.
  • Giants SP Barry Zito allowed four runs and seven hits over 6 innings in a no decision.
  • Rockies SP Juan Nicasio gave up two runs and seven hits over 5 innings.

American League:

(32-17) Rangers - 5 at 2 - Mariners (20-29)
  • Rangers SP Derek Holland tossed 6.2 shutout frames while striking out ten in the win.
  • Rangers RP Joe Nathan notched his 16th save of the year.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez was rocked for five runs and eleven hits over 5.2 innings in the loss.
  • Rangers OF Nelson Cruz launched his 12th homer of the year.
  • Rangers OF David Murphy continued to excel in the 2-hole going 2-for-5 with three RBI.
(27-23) Athletics - 11 at 5 - Astros (14-35)
  • Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson finished 4-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.
  • Astros C Jason Castro went 3-for-4 with two home runs.
  • Astros 3B Matt Dominguez launched two homers in the loss.
  • Athletics 1B Brandon Moss hit his 7th homer of the year.
  • Athletics SP A.J. Griffin allowed four runs in just 5.2 innings but still qualified for the win.
  • Astros SP Lucas Harrell was torched for six runs in just 1.2 innings.
(22-27) Angels - 7 at 0 - Royals (21-25)
  • Angels 1B Mark Trumbo had a two-run single and extended his hitting streak to a career-high ten games.
  • Angels SP Billy Buckner was a pleasant surprise, as he fired five shutout frames.
  • Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie gave up seven runs (six earned) over seven innings.
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton launched his seventh home run of the season.
  • Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 1-for-2 with a hit-by-pitch and a caught stealing.
(30-18) Yankees - 4 at 3 - Rays (24-24) (11 innings)
  • Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay cranked a go-ahead homer in the top of the 11th inning.
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney blew his fifth save of the season.
  • Yankees RP Mariano Rivera earned his 18th save of the season.
  • Yankees RP Vidal Nuno allowed two earned runs in six frames.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore took a no-decision despite allowing only one run in six innings.
(27-21) Indians - 4 at 7 - Red Sox (30-20)
  • Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia had a go-ahead RBI double.
  • Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey notched a save for the first time since coming off the disabled list.
  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir yielded two runs in five innings in a no-decision.
  • Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 with an RBI double, two stolen bases and a run scored.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester gave up four runs over seven innings in a no-decision.
(19-27) Twins - 3 at 2 - Tigers (27-20)
  • Twins SP P.J. Walters allowed two runs over seven innings for the win.
  • Tigers SP Doug Fister allowed three runs over seven innings in the loss.
  • Twins RP Glen Perkins notched his 9th save of the year and first since May 9th.
  • Twins C Joe Mauer hit his 3rd homer of the season in the 1st inning.
  • Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta tallied his 5th homer of the year.
(27-22) Orioles - 6 at 5 - Blue Jays (20-29)
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey was tagged for five runs over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Orioles DH Danny Valencia launched a two-run homer and drew a walk.
  • Blue Jays 2B Emilio Bonifacio swatted his second home run of the season.
  • Orioles SS J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with a two-run double.
  • Orioles SP Freddy Garcia yielded three runs (two earned) in five innings.
Inter League:
 
(13-36) Marlins - 1 at 2 - White Sox (23-24) 
  • White Sox SP Jake Peavy threw a complete game while striking out five batters and allowing only six hits in his nine total frames.
  • White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie hit a walkoff RBI single.
  • Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich hit a solo home run.
  • Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings in a losing effort.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Phillies optioned RHP B.J. Rosenberg to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Brewers placed RHP Jim Henderson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
American League:
  • Yankees designated LHP Francisco Rondon for assignment.
  • Yankees claimed LHP David Huff off waivers from the Indians.
  • White Sox sent INF Angel Sanchez outright to Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Rangers transferred LHP Matt Harrison from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • White Sox 2B Angel Sanchez cleared waivers and was declined when offered back to the Angels.
  • Rangers claimed OF Joe Benson off waivers from the Twins; assigned him to Double-A Frisco.
  • Yankees placed OF Curtis Granderson on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured fifth metacarpal of his left hand.
  • Yankees recalled OF Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Orioles placed RHP Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 24, with a lower back strain.
  • Blue Jays recalled RHP Thad Weber from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Orioles recalled RHP Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Royals purchased the contract of C Adam Moore from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals placed C Salvador Perez on the bereavement list.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) threw a bullpen session Saturday and reported feeling fine.
  • Braves RP Jordan Walden (shoulder) threw a bullpen session at Citi Field on Friday.
  • Dodgers C A.J. Ellis doesn't expect to miss any time after he was involved in a home-plate collision with Jon Jay in the second inning of Friday's loss to the Cardinals.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) allowed two runs over four innings in his first minor league rehab start Friday with Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) went 1-for-3 with a single in his first rehab game Friday with Triple-A Tucson.
  • Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) will seek a second opinion next week, likely from Dr. James Andrews.
  • Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder, neck) did not feel good after his latest bullpen session so the Cardinals are backing him off his current throwing program.
  • Cardinals SP John Gast left in the second inning of his start Saturday against the Dodgers due to left shoulder tightness.
  • RP J.J. Putz (elbow) has been playing catch from 90 feet and doing strengthening exercises, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Saturday.
  • Padres SP Clayton Richard (illness) will likely be activated from the disabled list on Monday.
  • Pirates 2B Chase d'Arnaud (thumb) will move his rehab assignment Saturday to Triple-A Indianapolis.
American League:
  • The Red Sox have yet determine if RP Franklin Morales (back, pectoral) will be activated this weekend or receive one more rehab start in the minors.
  • Red Sox RP Rubby De La Rosa (intercostal) has resumed a throwing program.
  • Angels SP Tommy Hanson could return for Thursday night's game against the Dodgers.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver (elbow) is expected to start Wednesday against the Dodgers.
  • Astros RP Josh Fields (forearm) could be activated from the disabled list in 7-10 days.
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale (shoulder) played catch on Saturday and has deemed himself ready to make his Tuesday start.
Notes and Rumors:
 
American League:
  • The Red Sox are expected to call up OF Jackie Bradley "in the coming days."

 

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