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Probable Pitchers for April 17, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

  • RP Jim Henderson earned his second save of the season in the Brewers' 10-8 victory over the Giants.
  • Padres SP Jason Marquis limited the Dodgers to one run and three hits in 7 2/3 innings to earn his first win of the season.

  • Rockies SP Jeff Francis was roughed up again, but escaped with a no-decision, allowing eight runs — six earned — over 4 1/3 frames in the 9-8 win over the Mets.

  • Padres 2B Alexi Amarista singled three times and drove in four runs against the Dodgers.

  • Padres OF Chris Denorfia went 3-for-6 with a double, a steal and two runs scored vs.the Dodgers.

  • Mets SP Aaron Laffey lasted just four innings against the Rockies, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks.

  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being removed against the Padres.

  • Mets RP Bobby Parnell blew his first save of the season in a loss to the Rockies.

  • Rockies 1B Jordan Pacheco went 3-for-5 and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th in a win over the Mets.

  • Mets OF Collin Cowgill went 3-for-6 with a run scored in a loss to the Rockies.

  • 3B Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-4 with four RBI in the Giants' loss to the Brewers.

  • OF Ryan Braun went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Brewers' win over the Giants.

  • Brewers OF Carlos Gomez went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season against the Giants.

  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta allowed six runs — five earned — in four innings against the Giants.

  • SP Barry Zito allowed nine runs in 2 2/3 innings as the Giants lost to the Brewers.

  • Reds SP Homer Bailey struck out 10 batters over eight scoreless innings against the Phillies.

  • Cubs SP Travis Wood allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings, but he took the loss against the Rangers.

  • Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy exited after allowing nine hits and four walks in four innings against the Yankees.

  • Braves OF Justin Upton hit his eighth home run of the season against the Royals.

  • SP Alex Sanabia allowed just two runs in six innings in the Marlins' 8-2 win over the Nationals.

  • SP Dan Haren allowed seven runs — three earned — in 4 1/3 innings as the Nationals fell to the Marlins.

  • Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick pitched 7 innings of shutout ball against the Reds.
  • OF Justin Ruggiano finished 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Marlins' win over the Nationals.

  • Braves 3B Juan Francisco hit two solo home runs off Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.

  • OF Juan Pierre stole two bases in the Marlins' defeat of the Nationals.

  • SP Kris Medlen allowed two runs — one earned — over seven innings as the Braves beat the Royals.

  • OF Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a steal as the Rockies beat the Mets 8-4 in the first game of a doubleheader.

  • Mets SP Dillon Gee lost to the Rockies after allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

  • Mets 3B David Wright hit his first two homers of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against the Rockies.

American League:

  • 3B Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI as the Tigers beat the Mariners 6-2.
  • Tigers SP Doug Fister yielded two runs and four hits in seven innings in a win over the Mariners.

  • SP Aaron Harang took a loss in his Mariners debut after allowing three runs in five innings against the Tigers.

  • Tigers DH Victor Martinez had three hits to raise his average from .146 to .194.

  • 2B Eric Sogard went 3-for-3 with a triple, a double and a steal as the A's edged the Astros 4-3.

  • A's SP A.J. Griffin yielded two runs and four hits in six innings against the Astros.

  • Astros C Jason Castro went hitless to drop his average to .200 in 50 at-bats.

  • C Joe Mauer went 4-for-5 with three RBI in the Twins' 8-6 victory against the Angels.

  • RP Glen Perkins recorded his third save of the season in the Twins' defeat of the Angels.

  • Angels SP Jason Vargas surrendered five earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Twins.

  • OF Josh Hamilton finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Angels' loss to the Twins.

  • SP Derek Holland allowed just two hits in seven innings of work as the Rangers defeated the Cubs 4-2.

  • Rangers RP Joe Nathan allowed two inherited runs to score but recorded the final out against the Cubs for his fifth save of the season.

  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Cubs.

  • Red Sox SP Felix Doubront struck out seven but lasted just five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks in a 7-2 win over the Indians.

  • RP Jim Johnson saved his sixth game of the year, securing a 5-4 victory for the Orioles over the Rays.

  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez was lit up for seven runs on two hits and five walks over just 1 2/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox.

  • OF Nick Markakis went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the Orioles' win over the Rays.

  • SP Jake Arrieta walked five but allowed just one run in five innings as the Orioles beat the Rays.

  • Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli stayed hot, going 2-for-5 with a bases-clearing double in a win over the Indians.

  • SP Roberto Hernandez allowed five runs — three earned — in 5 1/3 innings as the Rays lost to the Orioles.

  • Yankees RP Mariano Rivera converted his third save of the season closing out the Diamondbacks.

  • Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 at the plate in a loss to the Red Sox.

  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 including his fourth home run of the season in a win over Arizona.

  • SP Ivan Nova allowed two runs in five innings as the Yankees defeated the Diamondbacks.

  • 1B Paul Konerko went 2-for-3 with a home run as the White Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-3.

  • Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia went 2-for-4 and hit his fifth home run of the season .

  • SP Dylan Axelrod allowed two runs in seven innings, helping the White Sox beat the Blue Jays.

  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson struck out eight batters and allowed two runs over seven innings in a tough luck loss to the White Sox.

  • Royals RP Kelvin Herrera allowed four runs, including three solo home runs, to the Braves.

  • SP Jeremy Guthrie allowed only two solo home runs over seven innings, but the Royals lost to the Braves 6-3.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Marlins optioned C Kyle Skipworth to Triple-A New Orleans.

  • Marlins 1B Joe Mahoney (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list prior to Wednesday's game.
  • Giants recalled RHP Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno.

  • Giants placed LHP Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15, with a strained right oblique.

  • Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Kevin Gregg from Triple-A Iowa.

  • Cubs designated INF/OF Brent Lillibridge for assignment.

  • Cubs designated LHP Hisanori Takahashi for assignment.

  • Cubs claimed INF Cody Ransom off waivers from the Padres.

  • Cubs activated 2B Darwin Barney from the 15-day disabled list.

  • Diamondbacks activated INF Didi Gregorius from the 15-day disabled list.

  • Diamondbacks placed 2B Aaron Hill (fractured hand) on the 15-day disabled list. He's expected to be out 4-6 weeks.
  • Padres 3B Chase Headley (thumb) is scheduled to return from the disabled list on Wednesday.
  • Pirates optioned RHP Bryan Morris to Triple-A Indianapolis.

  • Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A Indianapolis.

American League:
  • Twins recalled OF Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A Rochester.

  • Twins placed OF Darin Mastroianni on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle injury.

  • The White Sox will recall OF Jordan Danks prior to Wednesday's game.

  • White Sox optioned RHP Deunte Heath to Triple-A Charlotte.

  • Mariners recalled RHP Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Tacoma.

  • Indians OF Michael Bourn (hand) will be placed on the 15-day DL.

  • Blue Jays sent RHP Jeremy Jeffress outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

  • Indians sent RHP Robert Whitenack outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

  • Indians recalled INF Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus.

  • Indians optioned C Omir Santos to Triple-A Columbus.

  • Athletics recalled OF Shane Peterson from Triple-A Sacramento.

  • Athletics placed 1B Brandon Moss on the paternity leave list.

  • Rays transferred RHP Jeff Niemann from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

  • Rays acquired LHP Jeff Beliveau from the Rangers for cash considerations; optioned him to Triple-A Durham.

  • Red Sox recalled RHP Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket.

  • Red Sox placed RHP Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 14, with a right hamstring strain.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Mets OF Lucas Duda left the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies with lower back tightness.
  • Dodgers RP Chris Capuano left Tuesday's start in the third inning with a left leg injury.

  • Braves RP Luis Avilan left Tuesday's game against the Royals with a left hamstring injury.

  • SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb) said he'll return to the Dodgers' lineup "way sooner" than mid-May.

  • Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Kane County on Friday.

  • Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) isn't expected back in the lineup until Friday.

  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday before he's cleared to start on Friday.

  • Marlins OF Austin Kearns (irregular heartbeat) has been cleared to resume playing.

  • Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) said he "felt fine" while taking 30 swings on Tuesday.

  • Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (arm) struck out six over three perfect innings Monday in his first minor league rehab start with High-A Bradenton.

American League:
  • Angels RP Ryan Madson (elbow) expects to begin a rehab assignment next week and be activated on May 1.

  • Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez left Tuesday's game with a back contusion.

  • SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) won't begin a rehab assignment until the A's next homestand, which begins on April 25.

  • A's 2B Adam Rosales (intercostal) will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday.

  • White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) threw six innings in an extended spring training game on Monday.

  • Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista is also dealing with an inner ear infection in addition to his back spasms.

  • Mariners RP Stephen Pryor will not require surgery to repair a right lat tear.

  • An MRI on Angels RP Kevin Jepsen's right shoulder came back normal, but he will undergo further testing.

  • Red Sox SP John Lackey (biceps) threw from 120 feet on Tuesday with no issues.

  • Red Sox RP Franklin Morales (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Greenville on Wednesday.

  • Rays DH Luke Scott (calf) ran the bases at about 60 percent effort on Tuesday.

  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that a May 1 return for SS Derek Jeter (ankle) is very unlikely.

  • A's 2B Scott Sizemore underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.

  • SP Scott Kazmir (rib cage) is on track to join the Indians' starting rotation Saturday against the Astros.

  • White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham underwent surgery on Tuesday afternoon to remove the hamate bone from his left hand.

  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (back) threw 40 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday and expects to start Friday against the Orioles.

  • Indians C Carlos Santana (thumb) is back in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Red Sox.

  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz (heel) still expects to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

  • Indians C Lou Marson (neck) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday night with Triple-A Columbus.

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Clint, I just wanted to say thanks for these recaps. They help keep me in the loop when things are too busy to read all of the recaps from the games.
No problem, that is the goal with this column!
You 'd think that 7 innings of one-hit ball would earn a mention in this column. Oh yeah, he recorded career K#2000 too.