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July 25, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: July 25, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for July 25, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(60-39) Pirates - 4 at 2 - Nationals (48-53)
  • Pirates SP Francisco Liriano spun 7 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and three walks.
  • Pirates RP Mark Melancon notched his first save since taking over for the injured Jason Grilli, tossing a scoreless inning in a win.
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 while allowing just one run on two hits over eight innings but suffered a loss.
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez launched a solo homer.
(45-54) Cubs - 7 at 6 - Diamondbacks (52-49) (12 innings)
  • Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija went 5.2 innings giving up three runs and six hits while striking out five.
  • Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy went 5 innings giving up two runs in a no decision.
  • Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz hit his 13th homer of the year.
  • Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt blasted his 22nd homer of the season.
(57-44) Braves - 8 at 2 - Mets (44-53)
  • Braves 2B Dan Uggla went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Braves C Evan Gattis went 2-for-4 with a home run.
  • Mets SP Jeremy Hefner allowed six runs -- five earned -- in 4 1/3 innings.
(45-57) Padres - 1 at 3 - Brewers (42-58)
  • Brewers OF Carlos Gomez went 4-for-4 with two RBI.
  • Brewers OF Norichika Aoki went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and two runs scored.
  • Padres SP Sean O'Sullivan allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 6 1/3 innings.
  • Brewers SP Kyle Lohse allowed one run over seven innings in a win.
(49-52) Phillies - 3 at 11 - Cardinals (61-37)
(37-62) Marlins - 1 at 2 - Rockies (49-53)
  • Marlins SP Jacob Turner went 6 innings giving up two runs in a no decision.
  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa picked up his 10th win of the year dealing 6 innings of shutout ball.
  • Rockies RP Rex Brothers picked up his 6th save of the year.
(57-44) Reds - at - Giants (46-54)

American League:

(60-42) Rays - 5 at 1 - Red Sox (61-42)
  • Rays SP David Price threw a five-hit complete game, allowing just one run.
  • Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with a home run.
  • Rays OF Wil Myers went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
  • Red Sox SP Felix Doubront allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings.
(53-48) Yankees - 1 at 3 - Rangers (56-45)
  • Rangers SP Matt Garza allowed only an unearned run over 7 1/3 innings.
  • Yankees OF Brett Gardner went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored.
  • Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte allowed two runs in six innings but took the loss.
(57-45) Orioles - 3 at 4 - Royals (47-51)
  • Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with two home runs.
  • Orioles C Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a home run.
  • Royals SP Ervin Santana allowed three runs -- one earned -- in eight innings in a no-decision.
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
(56-44) Tigers - 6 at 2 - White Sox (39-59)
  • Tigers 1B Prince Fielder went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
  • White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo went 3-for-4 with a home run.
  • Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez threw six shutout innings allowing six hits while striking out five.
  • White Sox SP John Danks allowed six runs on 11 hits in seven innings.
(43-55) Twins - 0 at 1 - Angels (47-52)
  • Angels RP Ernesto Frieri recovered and pitched a scoreless ninth.
  • Twins SP Mike Pelfrey took a tough loss after allowing one run over six innings.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver allowed zero runs for eight innings, striking out nine, to earn his fifth victory.
  • Angels 3B Alberto Callaspo went hitless in a fourth straight game.
  • Twins DH Chris Colabello went 0-for-3 and is just 2-for-18 since his callup.
(52-48) Indians - 10 at 1 - Mariners (48-52)
  • Indians OF Michael Bourn went 2-for-4 and hit his first career grand slam.
  • Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera homered, doubled, walked and scored four times.
  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir allowed one unearned run and one hit over eight innings.
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders surrendered six runs -- five earned -- in 4 2/3 innings.
(59-42) Athletics - 4 at 3 - Astros (34-66)
  • Athletics RP Ryan Cook recorded the final four outs for a save.
  • Astros SP Bud Norris yielded three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Athletics C John Jaso homered, doubled and walked.
  • Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a homer and a steal.
Inter League:
(53-47) Dodgers - 8 at 3 - Blue Jays (45-55) (10 innings)
  • Dodgers SP Ricky Nolasco permitted two runs on two hits and four walks over 5 2/3 frames.
  • Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers allowed two runs over seven innings but was dealt a no-decision.
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Phillies purchased the contract of UTIL Michael Martinez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies designated C Humberto Quintero for assignment.
  • Dodgers activated LHP Ted Lilly from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Dodgers placed OF Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.
  • Cubs activated OF David DeJesus from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Cubs optioned OF Dave Sappelt to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Brewers activated RHP Alfredo Figaro from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Giants re-signed RHP Chris Heston; assigned him to Triple-A Fresno.
American League:
  • Tigers signed RHP Jair Jurrjens to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.
  • Rays prospect infielder Tim Beckham has been placed on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Durham.
  • Red Sox and 2B Dustin Pedroia agreed to an eight-year, $110 million contract extension.
  • Angels claimed RHP J.C. Gutierrez off waivers from the Royals.
  • Athletics designated INF/OF Vinnie Catricala for assignment.
  • Athletics purchased the contract of INF Adam Rosales from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Yankees recalled INF David Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees placed INF Luis Cruz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 23, with a right knee sprain.
  • Twins recalled C Drew Butera from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins placed C Joe Mauer on the paternity list.
  • Athletics optioned INF Grant Green to Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Neil Ramirez has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Frisco because of a biceps train.
  • Orioles optioned INF Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles signed OF Dariel Alvarez.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper got treatment recently for his left knee.
  • Mets RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) has begun throwing in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
  • Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) went 1-for-3 on Wednesday in his first game with the GCL Mets.
  • Mets OF Lucas Duda (intercostal) went 0-for-2 with a walk Wednesday in his first rehab game with the GCL Mets.
  • Diamondbacks RP Matt Reynolds (elbow) is scheduled to throw Wednesday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Mets this weekend.
  • Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero will visit the doctor Wednesday after feeling slight pain in his back during batting practice prior to Tuesday's game.
  • Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown is displaying concussion-like symptoms.
  • Braves SP Tim Hudson will have season-ending surgery for a fractured right ankle that he suffered in Wednesday's win over the Mets.
  • Nationals SP Ross Detwiler will miss the next month due to a disc issue that's led to a pinched nerve in his back.
  • Brewers RP Donovan Hand (hand) is expected to make his next scheduled start on Sunday in Colorado.
  • Braves OF Jordan Schafer (ankle) could be cleared to swing a bat as soon as this weekend.
  • Braves OF B.J. Upton (groin) played catch and took batting practice Wednesday.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) could rejoin the Braves' rotation as soon as Monday.
  • Cardinals SP John Gast will undergo season-ending surgery on his left lat.
  • Padres OF Kyle Blanks (Achilles) will not return from the disabled list when first eligible on Saturday.
  • Reds C Ryan Hanigan (wrist) won't be activated from the disabled list on Thursday as originally hoped.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Friday.
American League:
  • Rays SP Taylor Guerrieri will have Tommy John surgery Wednesday.
  • Yankees SS Jayson Nix (hamstring) will continue his rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Tampa.
  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (finger) said he will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Tampa.
  • Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez (concussion) flew to the Twins' complex in Fort Myers, Florida on Wednesday.
  • Rangers manager Ron Washington said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Wednesday that SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) could be ready to begin a rehab assignment by August 2.
  • Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) threw around 40 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday.
  • Astros OF Brandon Barnes left Tuesday's game against the Athletics after six innings with a mild left calf strain.
  • Astros OF J.D. Martinez left Tuesday's game against the Athletics after he collided with teammate Justin Maxwell while going after a fly ball in the ninth inning.
  • White Sox RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) might not throw a bullpen session Thursday as originally hoped.
  • SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) threw on flat ground with "with increasing intensity" Wednesday, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.
  • Athletics C John Jaso was hit in the mask again on Wednesday afternoon and came away with a headache.
  • Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) felt fine after throwing a session of live batting practice on Wednesday.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow will have his forearm reexamined.
  • Yankees SP David Phelps (forearm) will make at least one more rehab start before being activated from the disabled list.
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Wednesday that it was unlikely DH Derek Jeter (quad) would be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, the first day he's eligible.
  • White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham took flips prior to Wednesday's game and said his injured left wrist "felt better than it did."
  • Rangers DH Lance Berkman (hip) admitted Wednesday that he's "probably still not quite ready" to return to the lineup.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen indicated after Tuesday's game that he knows he knows he could be moved to the bullpen.
  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Wednesday that OF Jeff Francoeur will be his regular left fielder going forward.
  • Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Taylor Jordan will be shut down after about 20-30 more innings.
  • OF Alfonso Soriano met with Cubs president Theo Epstein on Tuesday to give him a list of teams he would approve a trade to.

American League:

  • According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers are eyeing White Sox outfielder Alex Rios.
  • Evan Drellich of MLB.com was told by a source that the Red Sox plan to have a scout in attendance to watch White Sox SP Jake Peavy's start against the Tigers on Thursday.
  • Mariners manager Eric Wedge will miss at least the next three series after suffering a "very mild stroke."
  • MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports that 3B Will Middlebrooks' name has been involved in the Red Sox' trade talks with the White Sox regarding Jake Peavy.
  • Angels RP Garrett Richards will take Joe Blanton's spot in the rotation starting on Saturday in Oakland.
  • Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers have expressed interest in Hunter Pence, Alex Rios and Kendrys Morales


Yesterday's Top Hitters

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Nate Schierholtz CHC @ ARI 7-6 W 3/6 1 1 5 0 7 0
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE @ SEA 10-1 W 2/4 1 4 3 1 6 0
Eric Hosmer KC vs BAL 4-3 W 2/4 2 2 3 0 8 0
Yasiel Puig LAD @ TOR 8-3 W 3/5 1 2 2 1 7 0
Michael Bourn CLE @ SEA 10-1 W 2/4 1 2 4 1 5 0
Andre Ethier LAD @ TOR 8-3 W 4/6 0 1 2 0 6 0
Carlos Gomez MIL vs SD 3-1 W 4/4 0 0 2 0 6 1
Dayan Viciedo CHW vs DET 2-6 L 3/4 1 2 1 0 6 0
Hunter Pence SF vs CIN 3-8 L 5/5 0 0 1 0 5 0
Prince Fielder DET @ CHW 6-2 W 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Dan Uggla ATL @ NYM 8-2 W 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Shane Robinson STL vs PHI 11-3 W 3/5 0 0 3 0 5 0
Paul Goldschmidt ARI vs CHC 6-7 L 1/3 1 2 3 4 4 0
John Jaso OAK @ HOU 4-3 W 2/3 1 1 1 1 6 0
Matt Wieters BAL @ KC 3-4 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Mike Napoli BOS vs TB 1-5 L 2/3 1 1 1 0 6 0
A.J. Pierzynski TEX vs NYY 3-1 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Joey Votto CIN @ SF 8-3 W 2/4 0 2 2 0 4 0
Yadier Molina STL vs PHI 11-3 W 3/5 0 2 1 0 4 0
Carlos Santana CLE @ SEA 10-1 W 3/5 0 0 2 0 5 0
Andrelton Simmons ATL @ NYM 8-2 W 2/5 1 1 2 0 5 0
Evan Gattis ATL @ NYM 8-2 W 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Torii Hunter DET @ CHW 6-2 W 2/5 1 2 1 0 5 0
Jose Altuve HOU vs OAK 3-4 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 1
Austin Jackson DET @ CHW 6-2 W 2/5 1 1 1 0 5 0
Matt Adams STL vs PHI 11-3 W 2/4 0 1 3 0 3 0
Brandon Phillips CIN @ SF 8-3 W 2/4 0 2 2 0 2 0
Daniel Murphy NYM vs ATL 2-8 L 2/3 0 0 2 1 4 0
Junior Lake CHC @ ARI 7-6 W 2/5 0 1 1 0 4 0
Mike Leake CIN @ SF 8-3 W 3/4 0 1 0 0 4 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines



Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Jered Weaver LAA vs MIN 1-0 W 8 2 0 0 1 9 114 W
Stephen Strasburg WSH vs PIT 2-4 L 8 2 1 1 0 12 118 L
Scott Kazmir CLE @ SEA 10-1 W 8 1 1 0 2 7 103 W
Francisco Liriano PIT @ WSH 4-2 W 7.2 2 0 0 3 8 110 W
David Price TB @ BOS 5-1 W 9 5 1 1 0 4 97 W
Matt Garza TEX vs NYY 3-1 W 7.1 5 1 0 0 5 95 W
Kyle Lohse MIL vs SD 3-1 W 7 5 1 1 0 6 112 W
Tim Hudson ATL @ NYM 8-2 W 7.2 4 2 2 3 9 107 W
Jorge De La Rosa COL vs MIA 2-1 W 6 5 0 0 1 5 96 W
Anibal Sanchez DET @ CHW 6-2 W 6 6 0 0 1 5 101 W
Mike Pelfrey MIN @ LAA 0-1 L 6 5 1 1 1 5 94 L
Ervin Santana KC vs BAL 4-3 W 8 7 3 1 2 3 98 ND
Ricky Nolasco LAD @ TOR 8-3 W 5.2 2 2 2 4 5 98 ND
A.J. Griffin OAK @ HOU 4-3 W 6.1 6 3 3 0 8 95 W
Bud Norris HOU vs OAK 3-4 L 6.1 4 3 3 3 7 119 ND
Wei-Yin Chen BAL @ KC 3-4 L 7.1 7 3 3 0 3 107 ND
Jacob Turner MIA @ COL 1-2 L 6 6 2 2 2 4 80 L
Felix Doubront BOS vs TB 1-5 L 6.2 6 3 3 2 5 104 L
Esmil Rogers TOR vs LAD 3-8 L 7 10 2 2 1 4 104 ND
Sean O'Sullivan SD @ MIL 1-3 L 6.1 7 3 2 3 4 97 L
Andy Pettitte NYY @ TEX 1-3 L 6 8 2 2 1 2 94 L
Jake Westbrook STL vs PHI 11-3 W 7 9 3 3 0 2 90 W
Mike Leake CIN @ SF 8-3 W 6 12 1 1 2 2 105 W
Ian Kennedy ARI vs CHC 6-7 L 5 6 6 2 2 7 92 ND
Jeff Samardzija CHC @ ARI 7-6 W 5.2 6 4 3 5 5 118 ND
John Danks CHW vs DET 2-6 L 7 11 6 6 1 3 109 L
Jeremy Hefner NYM vs ATL 2-8 L 4.1 6 6 5 1 3 89 L
John Lannan PHI @ STL 3-11 L 4 8 4 4 2 3 88 L
Joe Saunders SEA vs CLE 1-10 L 4.2 9 6 5 3 5 104 L
Chad Gaudin SF vs CIN 3-8 L 3.2 7 6 6 5 1 90 L

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