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August 2, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 2, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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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.

American League:

  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told Thursday afternoon that Rangers DH Lance Berkman is not going to retire.
  • The Twins will recall outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
  • SP Jake Peavy will make his debut with the Red Sox on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
  • Royals DH Billy Butler will not start any of the three games during this weekend's series against the Mets.

Yesterday's Top Hitters

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Ryan Raburn CLE vs CHW 6-1 W 3/4 2 2 4 0 9 0
Justin Upton ATL vs COL 11-2 W 2/5 2 2 5 0 8 0
Anthony Rizzo CHC vs LAD 4-6 L 2/3 2 2 2 1 8 0
Junior Lake CHC vs LAD 4-6 L 2/4 2 2 2 0 8 0
A.J. Pierzynski TEX vs ARI 7-1 W 3/4 1 1 3 0 6 1
David Murphy TEX vs ARI 7-1 W 3/4 1 1 1 0 7 0
Shane Victorino BOS vs SEA 8-7 W 2/5 1 2 3 0 5 0
Mark Trumbo LAA vs TOR 8-2 W 2/4 1 2 2 1 5 0
Yasiel Puig LAD @ CHC 6-4 W 2/4 1 2 1 1 6 0
Jason Heyward ATL vs COL 11-2 W 1/3 1 3 2 2 4 0
Henry Blanco SEA @ BOS 7-8 L 1/3 1 1 4 1 4 0
Kendrys Morales SEA @ BOS 7-8 L 4/5 0 1 1 0 4 0
Tony Cruz STL @ PIT 13-0 W 3/5 0 1 2 0 4 0
Justin Morneau MIN vs KC 2-7 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 6 0
Kyle Seager SEA @ BOS 7-8 L 2/4 0 2 1 1 4 1
DJ LeMahieu COL @ ATL 2-11 L 3/4 0 1 0 0 5 1
Allen Craig STL @ PIT 13-0 W 2/4 0 2 2 1 3 0
Chris Davis BAL vs HOU 6-3 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Jon Jay STL @ PIT 13-0 W 2/4 0 3 2 0 2 0
Hunter Pence SF @ PHI 2-1 W 3/4 0 1 0 0 4 1
Drew Stubbs CLE vs CHW 6-1 W 3/4 0 2 0 1 3 0
Mitch Moreland TEX vs ARI 7-1 W 1/3 1 2 1 0 4 0
Chris Johnson ATL vs COL 11-2 W 3/5 0 0 2 0 3 0
Chris Nelson LAA vs TOR 8-2 W 2/3 0 1 0 1 4 0
Julio Teheran ATL vs COL 11-2 W 2/2 0 1 1 0 3 0
Matt Holliday STL @ PIT 13-0 W 2/5 0 2 1 0 3 0
David Freese STL @ PIT 13-0 W 2/3 0 1 1 1 3 0
Daniel Nava BOS vs SEA 8-7 W 2/4 0 1 1 1 3 0
Marc Krauss HOU @ BAL 3-6 L 1/3 1 1 1 0 4 0
Freddie Freeman ATL vs COL 11-2 W 2/4 0 2 0 1 3 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Yu Darvish TEX vs ARI 7-1 W 7 5 0 0 0 14 111 W
Cole Hamels PHI vs SF 1-2 L 8 7 0 0 1 5 113 ND
Matt Cain SF @ PHI 2-1 W 8 6 1 1 2 7 103 W
Felix Hernandez SEA @ BOS 7-8 L 7 6 1 1 2 8 107 ND
Joe Kelly STL @ PIT 13-0 W 6 3 0 0 4 4 102 W
Justin Masterson CLE vs CHW 6-1 W 6.2 5 1 1 3 7 104 W
Garrett Richards LAA vs TOR 8-2 W 7 4 2 2 2 4 90 W
Bud Norris BAL vs HOU 6-3 W 6 4 2 2 2 8 104 W
Julio Teheran ATL vs COL 11-2 W 5 5 1 1 2 11 103 W
Tom Koehler MIA vs NYM 3-0 W 6 5 0 0 5 5 113 W
Matt Harvey NYM @ MIA 0-3 L 5.2 5 3 3 0 8 110 L
James Shields KC @ MIN 7-2 W 6 5 2 2 5 4 116 W
Ricky Nolasco LAD @ CHC 6-4 W 5 4 3 3 1 6 82 W
Jordan Lyles HOU @ BAL 3-6 L 5.2 9 5 3 0 5 94 L
Chris Rusin CHC vs LAD 4-6 L 5 7 4 4 3 4 94 L
Charlie Morton PIT vs STL 0-13 L 6 10 5 5 1 5 104 L
Chris Sale CHW @ CLE 1-6 L 5 10 5 5 0 6 79 L
Zeke Spruill ARI @ TEX 1-7 L 4 7 5 5 0 3 67 L
Chad Bettis COL @ ATL 2-11 L 5 6 5 5 5 1 88 L
Ryan Dempster BOS vs SEA 8-7 W 6 9 7 7 5 6 110 ND
Scott Diamond MIN vs KC 2-7 L 5 9 7 6 3 1 92 L
Josh Johnson TOR @ LAA 2-8 L 2.1 10 7 6 2 1 67 L

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