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September 14, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 14, 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 September 14, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(67-81) Giants - 4 at 2 - Dodgers (86-61)
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo earned his first save of September by working 1 1/3 scoreless frames.
  • Giants OF Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored.
  • Giants SP Madison Bumgarner coughed up two runs on five hits over six frames.
  • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits.
(67-79) Padres
- 4 at 3 - Braves (88-59)
  • Padres 2B Logan Forsythe connected a pinch-hit go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning.
  • Padres SP Ian Kennedy gave up three runs over six innings in a no-decision.
  • Braves SP David Hale struck out nine batters over five scoreless innings in his major league debut.
  • Braves C Brian McCann swatted a two-run homer.
(63-84) Cubs
- 5 at 4 - Pirates (85-62)
  • Cubs OF Brian Bogusevic went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.
  • Cubs SP Jake Arrieta racked up six strikeouts in a no-decision, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk in his five-plus innings of work.
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 and hit the first inside-the-park home run of his career.
  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton pitched decently in a no-decision, surrendering three runs on four hits over his five innings of work.
(68-79) Phillies - 1 at 6 -
Nationals
(78-69)
(54-92) Marlins
- 3 at 4 - Mets (65-81)
  • Mets OF Lucas Duda launched a go-ahead three-run homer.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese yielded three runs in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Marlins RP Brad Hand was touched up for four runs over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton clubbed a pair of home runs.
(83-65) Reds
- 1 at 5 - Brewers (64-82)
  • Brewers SP Kyle Lohse went the distance allowing just four hits while striking out five.
  • Reds SP Mat Latos was tagged for five runs over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Brewers OF Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with five RBI and a stolen base.
  • Reds OF Ryan Ludwick went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
(68-80) Rockies
- 7 at 5 - Diamondbacks (73-73)
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in a win.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario went 2-for-5 with a double, four RBI and a run scored in his return to the lineup.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood didn't have his good stuff, but limited the damage to two runs over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy yielded two runs on 11 hits over six innings in a no-decision
American League:
(79-68) Indians - 3 at 1 - White Sox (58-89)
(79-69) Yankees - 4 at 8 - Red Sox (90-59)
(78-69) Orioles - 5 at 3 - Blue Jays (67-80)
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis smacked his 50th home run.
  • Orioles SP Jason Hammel allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision.
  • Blue Jays SP Todd Redmond yielded one run over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in his return from the disabled list.
(77-70) Royals
- 3 at 6 - Tigers (85-62)
  • Tigers 1B Prince Fielder homered and drove home three runs.
  • Tigers RP Joaquin Benoit slammed the door, coming on to work out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning and working a scoreless ninth to preserve a three-run lead.
  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander picked up his 13th win of the season, allowing three runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez had a nice night at the dish, going 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBI.
  • Royals RP Bruce Chen was knocked around, surrendering six runs on seven hits over his 4 1/3 innings of work.
(80-66) Rays
- 3 at 0 - Twins (63-83)
  • Rays SS Yunel Escobar went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI.
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney worked a perfect ninth inning.
  • Rays SP Chris Archer was outstanding, striking out seven while spinning six shutout innings.
  • 3B Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 as the Twins were shut out by Chris Archer.
  • Twins SP Kevin Correia delivered a quality start, allowing three runs on eight hits over his six-plus frames.
(86-61) Athletics
- 9 at 8 - Rangers (81-65)
  • Athletics RP Sean Doolittle earned his second save of the season.
  • Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson led the offensive attack, going 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI.
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily picked up his 10th win of the season, allowing two runs on two hits over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • Rangers SP Derek Holland lasted just three-plus innings, getting torched for six runs on eight hits.
(70-77) Angels
- 7 at 9 - Astros (51-96)
  • Astros 3B Matt Dominguez blasted a grand slam.
  • Astros SP Dallas Keuchel notched the victory despite giving up six runs over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas was hammered for a season-high eight runs in 4 1/3 innings.
  • Angels C Chris Iannetta finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, and two runs scored.
Inter League:
(65-82) Mariners
- 1 at 2 - Cardinals (86-61)
(10 innings)
  • Cardinals SS
    Pete Kozma singled, stole a base, and scored two runs.
  • Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright fired eight innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.
  • Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma spun seven scoreless frames in a tough-luck no-decision.
  • Mariners C Mike Zunino went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.
Player Transactions:

National League:
American League:
  • Astros acquired RHP David Paulino from the Tigers to complete the Jose Veras trade.
  • Orioles placed OF Henry Urrutia on the restricted list.
  • Orioles purchased the contract of 1B/DH Dan Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Blue Jays activated OF Colby Rasmus from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Astros activated OF J.D. Martinez from the 15-day disabled list.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg was scratched from Friday's scheduled start due to right forearm tightness.
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte said Friday that his hand feels better, but that he's still dealing with some pain.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez is dealing with an irritated nerve in his back.
  • Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a left wrist contusion.
  • Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz (biceps) threw two successful innings in a simulated game on Friday.
  • SP Johnny Cueto (back) will throw another bullpen session on Saturday, and if all goes well he could return to the Reds starting rotation on Monday or Tuesday.
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward (jaw) took batting practice on the field on Friday, the first time he had done so since undergoing surgery to repair his broken jaw.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is making progress in his recovery, as he was able to run curves on the field prior to Friday's game against the Giants.
  • Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz (finger) is expected to throw a simulated game on Saturday.
  • Diamondbacks RP Matt Reynolds (elbow) felt renewed pain during Thursday's side session and will visit a doctor to get checked out again.
  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (thumb) isn't sure whether he'll be able to make his next scheduled start.
  • Braves RP Scott Downs (finger) will see hand specialist Dr. Gary Lourie on Friday.
American League
  • Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) has resumed some exercises.
  • Rays RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) will face hitters in the next few days if Friday's bullpen session goes well.
  • Astros RP Paul Clemens (blister) will start on Sunday against the Angels.
  • Yankees C Austin Romine (concussion) passed an ImPACT test.
  • Athletics RP Brett Anderson was removed from Friday's game against the Rangers due to back spasms.
  • 3B Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) will continue to serve as the Yankees DH until at least Tuesday.
  • Twins C Joe Mauer (concussion) continued to show improvement on Friday.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Jarrod Saltalamacchia BOS vs NYY 8-4 W 2/3 1 2 4 1 6 0
Robinson Cano NYY @ BOS 4-8 L 4/4 0 1 2 0 7 0
Miguel Montero ARI vs COL 5-7 L 3/3 1 1 3 2 6 0
Josh Donaldson OAK @ TEX 9-8 W 2/3 1 2 3 2 6 0
Giancarlo Stanton MIA @ NYM 3-4 L 2/4 2 2 2 0 8 0
Ryan Zimmerman WSH vs PHI 6-1 W 3/5 1 3 1 0 6 0
Brian Bogusevic CHC @ PIT 5-4 W 3/4 1 1 2 0 6 0
Jose Altuve HOU vs LAA 9-7 W 2/4 1 2 3 0 5 0
Carlos Gomez MIL vs CIN 5-1 W 3/4 0 0 5 0 3 1
Wilson Ramos WSH vs PHI 6-1 W 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Chris Iannetta LAA @ HOU 7-9 L 2/4 1 2 1 0 6 0
Prince Fielder DET vs KC 6-3 W 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Matt Dominguez HOU vs LAA 9-7 W 1/2 1 1 4 1 4 0
Brendan Ryan NYY @ BOS 4-8 L 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Adam Lind TOR vs BAL 3-5 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Hunter Pence SF @ LAD 4-2 W 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Yunel Escobar TB @ MIN 3-0 W 3/4 0 1 1 0 5 0
Anthony Rizzo CHC @ PIT 5-4 W 2/5 1 1 2 0 5 0
Juan Uribe LAD vs SF 2-4 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Wilin Rosario COL @ ARI 7-5 W 2/5 0 1 4 0 3 0
Trevor Crowe HOU vs LAA 9-7 W 3/4 0 1 2 0 3 0
Mike Zunino SEA @ STL 1-2 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Justin Upton ATL vs SD 3-4 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Pedro Alvarez PIT vs CHC 4-5 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Adam Jones BAL @ TOR 5-3 W 3/5 0 2 0 0 4 0
David Ortiz BOS vs NYY 8-4 W 2/3 0 2 0 1 4 0
Yoenis Cespedes OAK @ TEX 9-8 W 1/4 1 1 3 1 4 0
Colby Rasmus TOR vs BAL 3-5 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Andrew Brown NYM vs MIA 4-3 W 1/2 1 2 1 2 4 0
Adrian Beltre TEX vs OAK 8-9 L 3/4 0 1 1 1 3 0

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