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Probable Pitchers for April 19, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Pirates C Russell Martin hit his first home run of the season against the Braves.
- Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin was superb, but watched his bullpen blow his win, as he held the Yankees to one run while striking out seven over seven frames in a 6-2 extra innings victory.
- Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz blew his second save of the season, serving up a game-tying home run to Francisco Cervelli in the ninth inning.
- SS Didi Gregorius homered on the first pitch he saw as a Diamondback and also added a double in his next at-bat in a win over the Yankees.
- Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez hit his first home run of the season in a loss to the Braves.
- Braves C Evan Gattis delivered a go-ahead, pinch-hit two-run homer in a 6-4 win over the Pirates.
- Braves 1B/3B Chris Johnson continued his hot start going 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI's in a win over the Pirates.
- Braves SP Julio Teheran had another disappointing performance allowing four runs in five innings in no-decision against the Pirates.
- Pirates SP Jeff Locke allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Braves.
- Braves OF B.J. Upton went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk in a win over the Pirates.
- Braves OF Justin Upton launched his major-league leading ninth home run against the Pirates.
- Pirates OF Starling Marte went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts in a loss to the Braves.
- Reds RP Tony Cingrani only lasted five innings, but he struck out eight and held the Marlins to one run to win his first major league start in a 11-1 victory.
- Marlins SP Jose Fernandez was tagged for five runs on six hits and three walks over just four innings in a loss to the Reds.
- Reds 3B Todd Frazier had a big night against the Marlins, going 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three runs scored.
- OF Justin Ruggiano accounted for the Marlins' only run in a loss to the Reds, hitting a solo homer.
- SP Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings, allowing seven hits, three earned runs, struck out four, and did not walk a batter for the 29th straight inning to start the season to get his third win of the season without a defeat as the Cardinals beat the Phillies 4-3.
- RP Edward Mujica earned his first save of the season as the Cardinals beat the Phillies 4-3. Mujica came in with two outs in the eighth and went on to pitch 1.1 innings allowing no runs, two hits, and struck out two.
- Phillies SP Cole Hamels pitched well in a no-decision, giving up three runs while striking out eight over seven frames in a loss to the Cardinals.
- Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out the side, to earn his seventh save of the season as the Braves came from behind to defeat the Cardinals 4-3. Kimbrel is now tied with Giants RP Sergio Romo for the most saves this season.
- Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead, solo homer in the eighth inning of a win over the Phillies.
- Cardinals C Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with tow RBI's and a stolen base against the Phillies.
- Phillies INF Freddy Galvis made his first start in left field this season and went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Cardinals.
- Cubs SP Carlos Villanueva allowed a pair of solo homers but otherwise held the Rangers scoreless over seven innings in a 6-2 win.
- Cubs C Welington Castillo went 4-for-4 with a double, three singles and a run scored in a win over the Rangers. Castillo is batting .425 (17-for-40) on the season.
- Rockies SP Jon Garland gave up two runs in seven innings in an 11-3 win over the Mets.
- Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a blowout win over the Mets.
- Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and two runs scored in a win over the Mets.
- Rockies OF Dexter Fowler smoked his seventh home run of the season against the Mets.
- Mets SP Jon Niese yielded three runs in six innings in a loss to the Rockies.
- Mets 2B Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a losing effort against the Rockies.
- SP Yovani Gallardo limited the Giants to one run over six innings in the Brewers' 7-2 victory.
- Giants SP Matt Cain was hammered for seven earned runs over six innings in a loss to the Brewers.
- OF Ryan Braun slugged his third home run of the season as the Brewers defeated the Giants.
- Giants SS Brandon Crawford went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Brewers.
- Yankees SP Phil Hughes held the Diamondbacks to two runs while striking out six over seven innings in a loss.
- Yankees C Francisco Cervelli hit a game-tying solo homer in the ninth inning of a loss to the Diamondbacks.
- Orioles C Matt Wieters played hero by crushing a walk-off grand slam in a 10-6 win over the Rays in 10 innings.
- Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez was touched up for five runs (four earned) in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays.
- Rays SP David Price gave up five runs over six-plus innings in a no-decision against the Orioles. Price is now sporting a 6.26 ERA and 1.57 WHIP through 4 starts this season.
- Rays OF Desmond Jennings went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in an extra-inning loss to the Orioles.
- Rays 1B James Loney had another big night going 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored.
- Rays C Jose Molina went 2-for-5 with his first home run of the season against the Orioles.
- Red Sox SP Jon Lester was excellent yet again, holding the Indians to two runs over seven innings in a 6-3 victory. Lester is now 3-0 with a 1.73 and 0.88 WHIP through 4 starts this season.
- Indians SP Zach McAllister allowed three runs in five innings in a loss to the Red Sox.
- Red Sox OF Daniel Nava knocked in two runs in a win over the Indians.
- Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera singled and struck out in a loss to the Red Sox.
- Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen pitched a perfect ninth inning to nail down his fifth save of the season in a 3-1 win over the White Sox.
- White Sox SP Chris Sale fell to 1-2 despite a fine showing, as he limited the Blue Jays to three runs — two earned — while striking out six over seven innings.
- Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases in a win over the White Sox. Davis hit leadoff for Toronto and could see more playing time with 2B/OF Emilio Bonifacio struggling.
- Indians SP Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two runs on two hits and eight walks over four innings in a start for Triple-A Columbus.
- Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma held the Tigers scoreless on just three hits and a walk over six innings in a 2-0 victory.
- Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen nailed down his sixth save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in a win over the Tigers.
- Tigers SP Justin Verlander struck out 12 but suffered his second loss, allowing two runs over seven frames against the Mariners.
- Hitting in the leadoff spot, Mariners OF Endy Chavez came through in a spot start against the Tigers, going 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a spectacular diving catch in the 9th inning.
- Rangers SP Alexi Ogando was hit hard giving up five runs, six hits and two walks over just 2 1/3 frames in a loss to the Cubs.
- Rangers OF Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a homerun against the Cubs.
- Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler singled and ripped a solo homer in a loss to the Cubs.
- Marlins purchased the contract of INF Nick Green from Triple-A New Orleans.
- Marlins transferred RHP Nathan Eovaldi from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Marlins activated 1B Joe Mahoney from the 15-day disabled list.
- Marlins placed SS Adeiny Hechavarria on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 17, with a bruised elbow.
- The Phillies will recall RP Joe Savery from Triple-A prior to Friday's game.
- Phillies placed LHP John Lannan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps muscle.
- Reds recalled LHP Tony Cingrani from Triple-A Louisville.
Reds optioned RHP Justin Freeman to Triple-A Louisville.
- Cubs sent LHP Hisanori Takahashi outright to Triple-A Iowa.
- Brewers prospect right-hander Hiram Burgos will be called up from Triple-A Nashville to start Saturday against the Cubs.
- Brewers optioned RHP Mike Fiers to Triple-A Nashville.
- Red Sox optioned OF Jackie Bradley to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Mariners recalled RHP Hector Noesi from Triple-A Tacoma.
- Mariners optioned LHP Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A Tacoma.
- Astros designated LHP Xavier Cedeno for assignment.
- Astros purchased the contract of INF Brandon Laird from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Astros optioned 1B Brett Wallace to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Braves RP Luis Avilan had issues with his left hamstring while jogging before Thursday's game.
- Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (arm) is expected to make three more rehab starts.
- Pirates SP Charlie Morton (elbow) allowed two runs on three hits over three innings for High-A Bradenton Thursday in his first rehab start.
- Pirates SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Thursday.
- Reds SP Johnny Cueto (strained lat) has no timeline to resume throwing.
- Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Gwinnett.
- Mike Puma of the New York Post was told by a source that it will likely be 4-8 weeks before Mets prospect catcher Travis d'Arnaud (foot) will be ready for baseball activities.
- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Thursday that SP John Lannan (quadriceps) could miss 6-8 weeks.
- Phillies OF Domonic Brown is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore mid-back Thursday in Philadelphia.
- Shaun Marcum (neck) tossed four scoreless innings Thursday in an extended spring training game.
- Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (knee) jogged on a treadmill in a pool on Thursday.
- White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo has been diagnosed with a strained left oblique and will be re-evaluated on Friday.
- Red Sox RP Franklin Morales (back) is scheduled to make his next rehab appearance Monday with Double-A Portland.
- Red Sox SP John Lackey (biceps) is on track to make a minor league rehab start Monday with Double-A Portland.
- Orioles RP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) threw 45 pitches over three innings Thursday in extended spring training.
- Orioles RP Steve Johnson (lat) threw four innings in extended spring training on Thursday and will now begin a minor league rehab assignment.
- Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos was diagnosed with a strain of the flexor pronator muscle following an MRI.
- Yankees SS Derek Jeter will be out until after the All-Star break after a CT scan revealed a small crack in his surgically-repaired left ankle.
- DH David Ortiz (heel) told reporters that he is ready to join the Red Sox lineup on Friday night.
- Rays prospect OF Wil Myers was pulled from a game Thursday at Triple-A Durham with a right foot contusion.
Notes and Rumors:
- The Diamondbacks are loving the versatility Martin Prado is providing the team. In the span of two days he has made appearances at 2B, SS, 3B and LF.
- Padres president and CEO Tom Garfinkel apologized Thursday for comments that he made recently about Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke.
- There was some controversy surrounding the Orioles' 10-6 victory over the Rays in 10 innings Thursday night, when OF Adam Jones did not retouch second base on his way back to first base after the lead runner was held up.
- Twins C Joe Mauer is batting .410 in two-strike counts this season, best in the majors. Mauer's 16 hits in those situations are also best in the majors this season.