CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

<< Previous Article
Premium Article Overthinking It: Trade... (08/01)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around ... (08/01)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around ... (08/03)
Next Article >>
Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitch... (08/02)

August 2, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 2, 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 August 2, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(48-58) Mets - 0 at 3 - Marlins (42-65)
(51-59) Rockies - 2 at 11 - Braves (64-45)
  • Braves OF Justin Upton homered twice and drove in five runs.
  • Braves SP Julio Teheran matched his personal best with 11 strikeouts while allowing one run in five innings.
  • Making his major league debut, Rockies SP Chad Bettis gave up five runs in five innings.
  • Braves 3B Chris Johnson went 3-for-5 with a couple of RBI.
(63-44) Cardinals - 13 at 0 - Pirates (65-43)
  • Cardinals RP Joe Kelly didnt give up a run for six innings.
  • Cardinals OF Jon Jay went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored.
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig broke out of his slump by going 2-for-5 with a two-run double.
(58-49) Dodgers - 6 at 4 - Cubs (49-59)
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig homered, doubled and walked.
  • Cubs SP Chris Rusin surrendered four runs and seven hits in five-plus innings.
  • Cubs OF Junior Lake hit his third and fourth homers as a major leaguer.
  • Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of solo homers and walked.
(48-59) Giants - 2 at 1 - Phillies (50-58)
  • Thanks to a ninth-inning rally, Giants SP Matt Cain picked up his seventh win after allowing one run over eight innings.
  • Phillies SP Cole Hamels didnt give up any runs for eight innings, but he was denied a win by a Jonathan Papelbon blown save.
  • Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon took a blown save and a loss after giving up two runs in the ninth.
  • Giants OF Jeff Francoeur went 0-for-3 before being removed for a pinch-hitter and is 0-for-15 in his last four games.

American League:

(40-66) White Sox - 1 at 6 - Indians (60-48)
  • Indians OF Ryan Raburn smacked two home runs.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings to earn his 13th win.
  • White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza slugged his 13th home run of the 2013 season.
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale was hammered for 10 hits and five earned runs over five innings.
(50-58) Blue Jays - 2 at 8 - Angels (49-58)
  • Angels RP Garrett Richards gave up just two runs over seven innings.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson was hammered for seven runs (six earned) over 2 1/3 innings.
  • Angels OF Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and a stolen base.
  • Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia was hitless in three at-bats.
(36-71) Astros - 3 at 6 - Orioles (60-49)
  • Orioles SP Bud Norris beat his old team by allowing two runs over six innings and striking out eight.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis went 2-for-4 and hit his 39th homer.
  • Astros 1B Brett Wallace hit his seventh homer off former teammate Bud Norris.
(50-58) Mariners - 7 at 8 - Red Sox (66-44)
  • Red Sox OF Daniel Nava delivered a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth.
  • Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster was tagged for seven runs in six innings.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed one run in seven innings and struck out eight.
  • After coming in with a 7-2 lead, Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen was charged with four runs without ever retiring a batter.
  • Mariners DH Kendrys Morales went 4-for-5 to raise his average to .291.
  • Mariners C Henry Blanco hit his second grand slam of the year.
(54-51) Royals - 7 at 2 - Twins (45-60)
  • Royals SP James Shields allowed two runs in six innings.
  • Twins SP Scott Diamond was tagged for seven runs (six earned) over five innings.
  • Making his Royals' debut, OF Justin Maxwell finished 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk.
  • Twins 1B Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a double.
Inter League:
(55-53) Diamondbacks - 1 at 7 - Rangers (60-49)
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish matched his career high with 14 strikeouts over seven scoreless innings.
  • Diamondbacks RP Zeke Spruill gave up five runs and three homers in four innings to take the loss.
  • Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and his first stolen base in three years.
  • Rangers OF David Murphy went 3-for-4 and hit his 12th homer.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Padres activated RHP Sean O'Sullivan from the paternity leave list.
  • Padres optioned RHP Miles Mikolas to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Phillies sent OF Steve Susdorf outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Ethan Martin from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Braves sent RHP Kameron Loe outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Diamondbacks recalled RHP Zeke Spruill from Triple-A Reno.
  • Rockies designated RHP Josh Sullivan for assignment.
  • Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Chad Bettis from Double-A Tulsa.
  • Rockies optioned LHP Jeff Francis to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Diamondbacks optioned RHP Chaz Roe to Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks placed C Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 29, with a lower back strain.
  • Giants re-signed RHP Hunter Strickland to a minor league contract.
  • Baseball America's Ben Badler reports that Dominican outfielder Eloy Jimenez has signed with the Cubs for $2.8 million.
American League:
  • Rangers prospect SS Rougned Odor has officially been promoted from High-A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Frisco.
  • Rays released RHP Ramon Ramirez.
  • Royals placed 2B Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee.
  • Astros recalled OF Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • White Sox prospect SS Marcus Semien has officially been promoted from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Blue Jays activated RHP Sergio Santos from the 60-day disabled list.
  • Blue Jays transferred RHP Brandon Morrow from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Blue Jays placed RHP Dustin McGowan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley, Jr. was placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Pawtucket due to elbow inflammation.
  • Twins optioned OF Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins optioned LHP Scott Diamond to Triple-A Rochester.
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Jose De La Torre to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox recalled RHP Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Blue Jays placed outfielder Melky Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left knee.
  • Blue Jays recalled RHP Neil Wagner from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Red Sox released RHP Brandon Lyon.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown passed an ImPACT concussion test Wednesday.
  • Mets C Travis d'Arnaud could be called to the majors soon.
  • Braves C Gerald Laird underwent a procedure Wednesday to remove his kidney stone.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown (concussion) swung a bat Thursday for the first time since being placed on the 7-day disabled list.
  • Rockies RP Edgmer Escalona could require a trip to the disabled list due to a sore left calf.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) will not return before September, at the earliest.
  • Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (groin) played light catch on Thursday.
American League:
  • Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment this weekend with Triple-A Rochester.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) played long toss on Wednesday.
  • An MRI taken Tuesday on Royals OF Lorenzo Cain's tight groin showed no structural damage of any kind.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) could know by Sunday when he'll be cleared to throw from a mound.
  • Orioles SP Jason Hammel (forearm) will undergo an MRI on Friday.
  • 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment next Tuesday with the Orioles' Gulf Coast League affiliate.
  • Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (quad) participated in a simulated game Thursday.
  • Angels DH Albert Pujols will not have surgery to repair the partial tear of his left plantar fascia.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Phillies SP Ethan Martin will make a spot start on Friday night against the Braves.
  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy will announce Friday who will start Sunday against the Rays.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki was ejected from Thursday's game against the Braves for arguing balls and strikes.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

1 comment has been left for this article.

<< Previous Article
Premium Article Overthinking It: Trade... (08/01)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around ... (08/01)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around ... (08/03)
Next Article >>
Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitch... (08/02)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Fantasy Article Deep Impact: Week 17
Fantasy Article The Stash List: 15th Edition
Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 2...
Premium Article What You Need to Know: July 29, 2014
BBQ State of Mind
Notes About Baseball: The Logistics of Human...
Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Trading Ryan Howard For No...

MORE FROM AUGUST 2, 2013
Premium Article The Call-Up: Chad Bettis
Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, Augu...
Premium Article What You Need to Know: The AL Central Gap Gr...
Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, Aug. 2
Prospectus Q&A: Donald Pries
Fantasy Article Fantasy Mailbag: Looking Ahead
Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19

MORE BY CLINT CHISAM
2013-08-05 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 5, ...
2013-08-04 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 4, ...
2013-08-03 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 3, ...
2013-08-02 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 2, ...
2013-08-01 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 1, ...
2013-07-31 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: July 31, 2...
2013-07-30 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: July 30, 2...
More...

MORE DAILY ROUNDUP
2013-08-05 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 5, ...
2013-08-04 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 4, ...
2013-08-03 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 3, ...
2013-08-02 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 2, ...
2013-08-01 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 1, ...
2013-07-31 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: July 31, 2...
2013-07-30 - Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: July 30, 2...
More...