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August 15, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 15, 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 15, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(54-66) Padres - 2 at 4 - Rockies (57-65)
  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven innings of two-run ball.
  • Rockies OF Corey Dickerson tripled and doubled twice.
  • Padres 3B Chase Headley went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts to finish a series in Coors Field 0-for-12.
(67-52) Reds - 5 at 0 - Cubs (52-67)
  • Reds SP Bronson Arroyo combined with two relievers on a two-hit shutout.
  • Cubs SP Chris Rusin took a loss after allowing two runs and three hits in six innings.
  • Reds 3B Todd Frazier homered and doubled in a run.
  • Reds OF Ryan Ludwick went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
(53-67) Phillies - 3 at 6 - Braves (74-47)
(54-64) Mets - at - Dodgers (70-50) (12 innings)
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano allowed four runs in 5 innings in a no decision.
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee allowed just two runs in 6 innings of work.
  • Dodgers SP Andre Ethier tied the game in the bottom of the 9th with a 2-run homer.
  • Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th.
(52-67) Giants - 5 at 6 - Nationals (59-60)
(71-48) Pirates - 5 at 1 - Cardinals (68-51)

American League:

(65-56) Indians - 9 at 8 - Twins (53-65) (12 innings)
  • Indians OF Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with three RBI, the last coming on a 12th-inning sac fly.
  • Indians RP Chris Perez blew his fourth save, but he went on to pick up his fifth win.
  • Twins C Joe Mauer went 5-for-7 with a homer and four RBI.
(70-49) Tigers - 6 at 4 - White Sox (46-73)
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run bomb.
  • Tigers RP Joaquin Benoit got five outs in a two-run game for a save.
  • While his teammates were combining for 14 hits and five walks, White Sox C Tyler Flowers went 0-for-3 before being removed for a pinch-hitter Wednesday.
(53-66) Angels - 3 at 11 - Yankees (62-57)
  • Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-3 with two home runs and seven RBI.
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 4-for-4 with two runs scored.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver allowed nine runs in five innings in a loss.
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings in a win.
(72-50) Red Sox - 3 at 4 - Blue Jays (55-65) (10 innings)
  • Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis went 3-for-4 and scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning.
  • Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli hit a game-tying two-run home run in the ninth inning.
  • Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers allowed one run over six innings but took a no-decision.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed three runs -- two earned -- in 6 1/3 innings.
(39-80) Astros - 2 at 1 - Athletics (67-52) (11 innings)
  • Astros SP Jarred Cosart dealt six innings of shutout ball allowing just three hits.
  • Athletics SP Jarrod Parker was great allowing just one run in 8.1 innings in a tough luck no decision.
  • Athletics RP Josh Fields picked up his 2nd save of the year.
  • Astros 1B Chris Carter launched his 22nd homer of the season in the win.
(55-64) Mariners - 4 at 5 - Rays (67-51)
  • Rays OF Matt Joyce went 2-for-5 and scored the winning run.
  • Mariners RP Danny Farquhar blew his first save opportunity since becoming the closer, giving up two runs.
  • Rays SP David Price allowed four runs in seven innings of work in a no-decision.
  • Mariners SP Aaron Harang allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision.
Inter League:
(46-73) Marlins - 5 at 2 - Royals (62-56)
  • Marlins OF Justin Ruggiano snapped his 0-for-42 skid by going 3-for-4 with an RBI.
  • Despite walking six batters, Marlins SP Jacob Turner allowed just two runs -- one earned -- in five innings.
  • Royals 2B Elliot Johnson went 0-for-4 and committed a key error at third base.
(65-55) Orioles - 4 at 5 - Diamondbacks (62-57) (14 innings)
  • Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill had a game-tying single in the ninth and a game-winning single in the 14th.
  • Pitching in relief for just the second time in his career, Orioles SP Bud Norris took the loss in the 14th inning.
  • Orioles RP Jim Johnson took his second blown save in as many days and ninth overall when he gave up a run in the ninth.
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado finished 3-for-6 and hit a two-run homer.
  • Orioles 2B Brian Roberts went 3-for-6 and 7-for-13 in the three-game series.
(52-68) Brewers - 4 at 5 - Rangers (70-51)
  • Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
  • Brewers 1B Juan Francisco went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI.
  • Rangers SP Matt Garza allowed four run in 5 2/3 innings of a no-decision.
  • Brewers RP Tyler Thornburg allowed two runs -- one earned -- in six innings but took a no-decision.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Diamondbacks optioned LHP Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks recalled OF Tony Campana from Triple-A Reno.
  • Marlins optioned RHP Steven Ames to Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Phillies released OF Delmon Young.
  • Mets placed RHP Jeremy Hefner on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 10, with a partially torn medial collateral ligament.
American League:
  • Rangers acquired LHP Travis Blackley from the Astros for cash considerations; assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Blue Jays purchased the contract of OF Kevin Pillar from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Blue Jays recalled INF Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Blue Jays placed OF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 12, with a left oblique strain.
  • Royals transferred INF Miguel Tejada from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Royals acquired INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the Blue Jays for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
  • Astros recalled INF Marwin Gonzalez from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Astros optioned RHP Jorge De Leon to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Angels optioned LHP Nick Maronde to Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Angels recalled INF Andrew Romine from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mariners SS Brendan Ryan has cleared waivers.
  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom has cleared waivers.
  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Astros SP Erik Bedard has cleared waivers.
  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Nationals SP Dan Haren has cleared waivers.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Cubs RP Matt Guerrier will seek a second opinion for a tear in his right forearm flexor mass.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (elbow) is scheduled to throw a side session Saturday.
  • The Los Angeles Times expects OF Andre Ethier (calf) to return to the Dodgers' lineup Friday.
  • Braves SP Tim Hudson (ankle) said he expects to be "totally healed" by December.
  • X-rays were negative on Cardinals OF Matt Holliday's right ankle.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins said that 3B Wilmer Flores (ankle) felt "marginally better" Wednesday.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and reported feeling fine.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) threw a successful 50-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez (back) was feeling fine on Wednesday.
  • Nationals RP Ross Ohlendorf (shoulder) will make his next rehab start Friday with High-A Potomac.
  • Braves RP Jordan Walden (hand) has played catch Tuesday and will do so again Wednesday.
  • Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) has been told that he'll only miss 1-2 days.
  • Braves 2B Tyler Pastornicky left Thursday's game against the Phillies with a sprained left knee.
  • Phillies SP John Lannan left Wednesday's start against the Braves with a left knee injury.
  • Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras will undergo season-ending surgery next week to repair a high right ankle sprain.
  • Braves OF Reed Johnson (Achilles) has yet to be cleared to resume running.
  • Reds manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that he's not expecting RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) back this season.
American League:
  • Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) will continue his rehab with Double-A Bowie.
  • Twins prospect RHP Alex Meyer (shoulder) has allowed one earned run on five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts between two rehab starts with the team's affiliate in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.
  • Twins general manager Terry Ryan anticipates C Ryan Doumit (concussion) being activated from the 7-day disabled list on Thursday or Friday, barring any setbacks.
  • Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) was spotted in a walking boot Wednesday.
  • Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (shoulder, back) hopes to be medically cleared by spring training.
  • Rays manager Joe Maddon said RP Brandon Gomes (lat) is "close" to returning from the disabled list.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) will not rejoin the Rays' rotation this weekend.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) is expected to return Friday.
  • Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) won't be available until this weekend.
  • Rays OF Desmond Jennings (finger) is aiming to return Monday.
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino has batted almost exclusively from the right side since August due to weakness in his left leg.
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando had a CT scan on his right shoulder Wednesday after complaining of soreness following Tuesday's start.
  • There remains no timetable for Athletics C John Jaso's (concussion) return.
  • Athletics OF Coco Crisp will be available only to pinch-run for the next day or two after receiving a cortisone shot for his ailing left wrist.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Padres pitching prospect Matt Wisler has registered a 3.10 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 80/25 K/BB ratio this season in 87 innings (16 starts) for Double-A San Antonio.
  • Nationals pitching prospect Lucas Giolito allowed two hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five scoreless innings on Tuesday for the GCL Nationals.
  • Cubs RP Carlos Villanueva is moving back to the bullpen.
  • The Cubs will recall SP Jake Arrieta to start Friday against the Cardinals.
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports Giants SP Barry Zito has cleared waivers.
  • Braves prospect catcher Christian Bethancourt is 6-for-8 with three home runs and four RBI over his last two games for Double-A Mississippi.

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