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August 21, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 21, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for August 21, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(74-51) Pirates - 8 at 1 - Padres (56-70)
  • Pirates C Russell Martin went 1-for-3 with two walks, a double, an RBI and a run scored.
  • Pirates 2B Neil Walker finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three runs scored.
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett completed seven innings, yielding only one run on four hits in a victory.
  • Padres RP Tyson Ross was charged with the loss, allowing five runs -- four earned -- over 6 1/3 innings.
(73-52) Dodgers - 6 at 4 - Marlins (48-76)
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hit a game-winning solo home run in the eighth inning.
  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with a double.
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano allowed three runs in five innings in a no-decision.
  • Marlins SP Jacob Turner allowed four runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits in a no-decision.
(65-59) Diamondbacks - 5 at 2 - Reds (71-55)
(72-53) Cardinals - 3 at 6 - Brewers (55-71)
  • Brewers 1B Sean Halton drove in three runs.
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn was shelled for six runs -- four earned -- in six innings.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina doubled and homered.
(59-68) Rockies - 5 at 3 - Phillies (55-70)
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt earned his first save since returning from the disabled list, and 16th overall.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 1-for-4 with a home run.
  • Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd allowed five runs in six innings.
  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 6 1/3 innings.
(61-64) Nationals - 4 at 2 - Cubs (54-71)
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren allowed one run over six innings.
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano allowed another run but recovered to earn his 32nd save of the season.
  • Cubs 3B Donnie Murphy went 2-for-4 with his seventh home run.
  • Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
  • Cubs SP Chris Rusin allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss.
(76-49) Braves - 3 at 5 - Mets (58-66)
  • Mets 1B Ike Davis went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Braves SS Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-3 with three RBI.
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy allowed four runs -- three earned -- in six innings.

American League:

(41-84) Astros - 2 at 4 - Rangers (73-53)
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run.
  • Astros 3B Matt Dominguez went 1-for-4 with his 17th home run.
  • Rangers RP Travis Blackley allowed two runs over four innings in a no-decision.
  • Astros SP Jarred Cosart allowed three runs in six innings in a loss.
(67-58) Indians - at - Angels (55-69)
(72-52) Rays - 7 at 4 - Orioles (67-58)
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb walked four but gave up just three hits and two runs -- one earned -- over six frames.
  • Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez managed to allow three runs -- two earned -- despite giving up eight hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Orioles C Matt Wieters launched a two-run homer.
(58-67) Mariners - 7 at 4 - Athletics (71-54)
  • Mariners RP Danny Farquhar locked down the win by hurling a perfect ninth inning to earn his eighth save of the season.
  • Mariners 2B Nick Franklin went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored.
  • Athletics SP Sonny Gray yielded two runs on just two hits over seven innings of a no-decision.
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders was whipped for four runs on 10 hits and three walks over six innings in a no-decision.
(57-68) Blue Jays - 4 at 8 - Yankees (65-59) (Game 1)
  • Yankees C Chris Stewart hit a three-run homer off reliever Neil Wagner.
  • Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers yielded four runs in five-plus innings in a no-decision.
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova gave up four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings, yet he still won for the ninth time this season.
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 4-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI.
(57-69) Blue Jays - 2 at 3 - Yankees (66-59) (Game 2)
  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes was charged with just two runs over six innings.
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle yielded two runs over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Yankees SS Jayson Nix was the offensive star, homering and hitting a walk-off RBI single.
(55-69) Twins - 6 at 3 - Tigers (73-52)
(50-74) White Sox - 2 at 0 - Royals (64-60)
  • White Sox SP John Danks tossed eight scoreless innings while allowing seven hits.
Inter League:
(74-54) Red Sox - 2 at 3 - Giants (56-69)
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo tossed a perfect inning of relief to earn the win.
  • Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with a double and triple.
  • Red Sox SP Jake Peavy lasted just 5 2/3 innings, but he gave up only one run on five hits.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings of two-run ball.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Mets signed RHP Daryl Thompson to a minor league contract.
  • Mets signed RHP Mitch Talbot to a minor league contract.
  • Nationals optioned LHP Ian Krol to Triple-A Syracuse.
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Padres 3B Chase Headley has been placed on waivers.
  • Giants recalled RHP Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled LHP Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment.
  • Giants placed RHP Chad Gaudin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 17, with carpal tunnel syndrome.
American League:
  • Royals optioned LHP Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Rangers purchased the contract of LHP Travis Blackley from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Rangers placed RHP Alexi Ogando on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
  • Royals activated OF Justin Maxwell from the bereavement list.
  • MLB has suspended Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster for five games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Alex Rodriguez on Sunday.
  • Astros purchased the contract of RHP David Martinez from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Astros designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment.
  • Astros placed C Carlos Corporan on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
  • Astros purchased the contract of C Max Stassi from Double-A Corpus Christi.
  • Blue Jays recalled RHP Thad Weber from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Yankees recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Indians released RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka.
  • Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Tigers recalled LHP Jose Alvarez from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Tigers optioned LHP Phil Coke to Triple-A Toledo.
  • Twins recalled OF Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins placed C Joe Mauer on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
  • Blue Jays optioned RHP Thad Weber to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Blue Jays placed OF Jose Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip bone bruise.

Injury Updates:


National League:

  • SP Paul Maholm (wrist) will return to the Braves' starting rotation on Thursday against the Cardinals.
  • Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) is done for the season.
  • Mets SP Jenrry Mejia will undergo season-ending elbow surgery in the next 7-10 days.
  • Mets SP Jeremy Hefner has been recommended Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
  • Braves 2B Dan Uggla is taking batting practice Tuesday for the first time since LASIK surgery.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) still plans to throw a simulated game Thursday.
  • Mets SP Johan Santana (shoulder) hopes to be ready for spring training next year.
  • Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that OF Justin Upton (back) could return to the lineup Wednesday.
  • Nationals RP Ross Ohlendorf (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list to start on Wednesday against the Cubs.
  • Padres OF Kyle Blanks (Achilles) is likely to begin a rehab assignment early next week.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli (forearm) was scheduled to throw off the slope of the mound Tuesday.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that RP Bobby Parnell's (neck) symptoms "are lessening."
  • Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) said Tuesday that he doesn't think "in my mind there's any question" that he'll return this season.
  • Reds SP Tony Cingrani (back) thinks he'll make his next scheduled start.
  • Brewers RP Chris Narveson's season is likely over due to a nerve issue near his throwing shoulder.
  • Phillies RP Joe Savery (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment later this week.
  • Phillies RP Jeremy Horst (elbow) could begin a throwing program soon.
  • Phillies RP Michael Stutes (biceps) has been long-tossing.
  • Phillies OF Ben Revere (foot) is no longer using crutches.
  • Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) will begin baseball activities on Thursday.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) will undergo an MRI on Friday.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin (knee) will not do any baseball activities for the next two weeks.
  • Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) will move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Fresno Friday.
American League:
  • Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista is undergoing tests on his left hip.
  • Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia is out Tuesday with a sore left wrist.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) played catch again Tuesday.
  • Tigers C Alex Avila (concussion) has been cleared for workouts.
  • Twins prospect RHP Alex Meyer (shoulder) was dominant in his rehab outing on Monday, allowing two hits with nine strikeouts over 3 2/3 scoreless innings for the Twins' affiliate in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League.
  • Rangers SP Neftali Feliz (elbow, triceps) pitched a scoreless inning of relief Monday in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) is scheduled to play in another simulated game Tuesday.
  • Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez underwent an MRI on his right hamstring Monday which came back negative.
  • Mariners 2B Nick Franklin suffered a laceration on his left knee during Tuesday's game and is expected to miss up to a week.
  • Athletics C Derek Norris suffered a fractured left toe in Tuesday's game against the Mariners, but it's uncertain whether he'll need to go on the DL.
  • Blue Jays 2B Maicer Izturis left Tuesday's game against the Yankees with a left ankle sprain.
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick (knee) has yet to run at full speed.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment on Sunday for Short-Season Lowell.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:



PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Robinson Cano NYY vs TOR 8-4 W 4/4 1 1 4 0 8 0
Justin Morneau MIN @ DET 6-3 W 4/5 1 1 4 0 8 0
Nick Franklin SEA @ OAK 7-4 W 2/4 1 2 3 0 5 0
Yadier Molina STL @ MIL 3-6 L 2/4 1 2 2 0 6 0
Adrian Beltre TEX vs HOU 4-2 W 2/4 1 2 2 0 6 0
Neil Walker PIT @ SD 8-1 W 2/4 1 3 1 0 5 0
Matt Wieters BAL vs TB 4-7 L 1/3 1 3 2 1 4 0
Donnie Murphy CHC vs WSH 2-4 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 6 0
Ike Davis NYM vs ATL 5-3 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Paul Goldschmidt ARI @ CIN 5-2 W 1/3 1 1 4 1 4 0
Martin Prado ARI @ CIN 5-2 W 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Jayson Nix NYY vs TOR 3-2 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Josh Donaldson OAK vs SEA 4-7 L 2/5 1 1 2 0 5 0
Ryan Zimmerman WSH @ CHC 4-2 W 2/4 0 2 1 1 4 0
Brandon Belt SF vs BOS 3-2 W 3/4 0 0 0 0 6 0
Giancarlo Stanton MIA vs LAD 4-6 L 3/5 0 1 1 0 4 0
Matt Joyce TB @ BAL 7-4 W 1/2 0 2 3 2 2 0
Chris Stewart NYY vs TOR 8-4 W 1/4 1 1 3 0 4 0
Sean Halton MIL vs STL 6-3 W 2/3 0 1 3 1 2 0
Austin Romine NYY vs TOR 3-2 W 3/3 0 1 0 0 4 0
Chris Heisey CIN vs ARI 2-5 L 1/1 1 1 2 0 4 0
J.B. Shuck LAA vs CLE 1-4 L 2/7 1 1 1 0 5 0
Roger Kieschnick SF vs BOS 3-2 W 3/4 0 2 0 0 3 0
Prince Fielder DET vs MIN 3-6 L 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0
Pedro Florimon MIN @ DET 6-3 W 1/3 1 2 1 1 4 0
Adrian Gonzalez LAD @ MIA 6-4 W 3/5 0 0 1 0 4 0
Marlon Byrd NYM vs ATL 5-3 W 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0
Troy Tulowitzki COL @ PHI 5-3 W 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0
Drew Stubbs CLE @ LAA 4-1 W 1/5 1 1 2 1 4 0
Nate Freiman OAK vs SEA 4-7 L 1/2 1 1 1 1 4 0


Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Patrick Corbin ARI @ CIN 5-2 W 9 6 2 2 0 10 103 W
A.J. Burnett PIT @ SD 8-1 W 7 4 1 1 1 7 112 W
Sonny Gray OAK vs SEA 4-7 L 7 2 2 2 2 7 94 ND
John Danks CHW @ KC 2-0 W 8 7 0 0 1 2 100 W
C.J. Wilson LAA vs CLE 1-4 L 7.1 4 1 1 3 5 113 ND
Dan Haren WSH @ CHC 4-2 W 6 5 1 1 0 6 103 W
Danny Salazar CLE @ LAA 4-1 W 5.1 3 1 1 2 7 75 ND
Alex Cobb TB @ BAL 7-4 W 6 3 2 1 4 5 92 W
Ervin Santana KC vs CHW 0-2 L 6 4 2 1 2 5 111 L
Ryan Vogelsong SF vs BOS 3-2 W 7 6 2 2 1 5 103 ND
Jake Peavy BOS @ SF 2-3 L 5.2 5 1 1 1 4 92 ND
Mark Buehrle TOR @ NYY 2-3 L 6.2 6 2 2 1 5 110 ND
Jorge De La Rosa COL @ PHI 5-3 W 6.1 3 3 2 3 3 100 W
Phil Hughes NYY vs TOR 3-2 W 6 7 2 2 2 6 100 ND
Tony Cingrani CIN vs ARI 2-5 L 3.2 2 1 1 1 1 54 L
Jarred Cosart HOU @ TEX 2-4 L 6 4 3 3 3 3 112 L
Brandon Beachy ATL @ NYM 3-5 L 6 5 4 3 0 4 86 L
Zack Wheeler NYM vs ATL 5-3 W 6.2 6 3 3 3 5 114 W
Kyle Lohse MIL vs STL 6-3 W 6 6 3 3 2 4 111 W
Mike Pelfrey MIN @ DET 6-3 W 6.2 7 3 3 1 2 96 W
Travis Blackley TEX vs HOU 4-2 W 4 3 2 2 1 2 66 ND
Tyson Ross SD vs PIT 1-8 L 6.1 6 5 4 2 6 102 L
Miguel Gonzalez BAL vs TB 4-7 L 5.2 8 3 2 4 4 112 L
Chris Capuano LAD @ MIA 6-4 W 5 6 3 3 1 1 81 ND
Tyler Cloyd PHI vs COL 3-5 L 6 8 5 5 1 6 99 L
Chris Rusin CHC vs WSH 2-4 L 5.2 10 2 2 2 2 81 L
Esmil Rogers TOR @ NYY 4-8 L 5 7 4 4 2 4 97 ND
Ivan Nova NYY vs TOR 8-4 W 6.1 9 4 4 2 2 88 W
Joe Saunders SEA @ OAK 7-4 W 6 10 4 4 3 2 102 ND
Rick Porcello DET vs MIN 3-6 L 4.1 7 5 5 2 6 87 L

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