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Probable Pitchers for April 23, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

Cardinals – 3 at 2 – Nationals

  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight in the victory.
  • Cardinals RP Edward Mujica pitched a perfect ninth inning for a save.
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren allowed three runs in five innings in the loss.
  • Cardinals OF Jon Jay went hitless in his fifth straight game, dropping his average to .197.
  • Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon collected his first big-league hit and RBI.

Pirates – 2 at 3 – Phillies

  • Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins knocked in two of the three runs in a victory.
  • Phillies SP Jonathan Pettibone allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings in his major league debut.
  • Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 4th save of the year.
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett gave up two runs and five hits while striking out seven over 5 innings.
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 and homered.
  • Pirates C Russell Martin stayed hot, going 2-for-3 with a homer.

Brewers – 7 at 1 – Padres

  • Padres SP Jason Marquis lasted just 4 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs on four hits and four walks.
  • Brewers 1B Yuniesky Betancourt ripped a three-run homer, his 3rd of the season.
  • Brewers SP Kyle Lohse picked up the win, giving up one run and five hits while striking out four over 5 innings.
  • Brewers OF Ryan Braun bashed a three run homer, his 6th of the season.

Cubs – 4 at 5 – Reds

  • Reds OF Jay Bruce knocked in the tying runs and scored the winning run.
  • Reds SP Mike Leake pitched seven innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Cubs.
  • Cubs RP Carlos Marmol pitched two more scoreless innings and has now gone seven straight innings without allowing a run.
  • After pitching a scoreless 12th, Cubs RP Michael Bowden gave up three runs in the 13th.
  • Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena went 2-for-6 and hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the 13th.

Diamondbacks – 4 at 5 – Giants

  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong allowed a pair of homers but went seven solid innings, giving up four runs.
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley held the Giants to two runs over 6 2/3 innings but left with a no-decision.
  • Giants C Buster Posey launched a game-tying two-run homer off of Diamondbacks setup man David Hernandez..
  • Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez cranked a solo homer.
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo threw one pitch and got one out while picking up the win.
Braves – 0 at 0 – Rockies – Postponed

American League:

Blue Jays – 1 at 2 – Orioles

  • Orioles OF Nick Markakis singled in Chris Davis in the bottom of the ninth for the win.
  • Orioles SP Chris Tillman yielded one run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Playing in a full game for the first time in six days, Blue Jays 2B Emilio Bonifacio went 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ gave up just one run and four hits while striking out six over 6 innings.
  • Orioles RP Jim Johnson picked up the win in relief pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
Yankees – 1 at 5 – Rays
  • Rays SP Matt Moore gave up just one run and two hits in eight innings to move to 4-0 on the season.
  • Yankees SP CC Sabathia surrendered three homers while allowing five runs in seven innings.
  • Rays 2B Ryan Roberts went 3-for-5 and hit his first two homers of the season off CC Sabathia.
  • 2B Robinson Cano homered and singled for the Yankees' only two hits.
  • Yankees DH Ben Francisco went 0-for-4 as the No. 2 hitter.
Athletics – 6 at 9 – Red Sox
  • AL co-player of the week Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli had a grand slam and an RBI double.
  • Red Sox SP Felix Doubront earned a win after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings.
  • Athletics SP A.J. Griffin was torched for nine runs — seven earned — in four-plus innings.
  • Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks hit a three-run homer.
  • Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson doubled twice and knocked in two runs.

Indians – 3 at 2 – White Sox

  • Indians SP Justin Masterson bounced back with a nice showing, allowing two runs over six frames.
  • Indians RP Chris Perez pitched a scoreless ninth inning to convert his third save of the season.
  • White Sox SP Dylan Axelrod held the Indians to one run over six frames but was stuck with a no-decision.
  • Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a two-out single in the eighth inning in a comeback win.
  • 3B Conor Gillaspie launched his first homer since joining the White Sox.

Mariners – 7 at 1 – Astros

  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez secured his 100th career victory by tossing six shutout frames.
  • Astros SP Brad Peacock was hammered for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.
  • Mariners C Jesus Montero hit his first home run of the season.
  • Astros OF Rick Ankiel hit his fifth home run of the season.

Rangers – 7 at 6 – Angels

  • Rangers SP Derek Holland yielded six runs over 5 2/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision.
  • Angels RP Ernesto Frieri suffered his first loss of the season when he allowed a go-ahead solo homer to A.J. Pierzynski.
  • Angels SP Joe Blanton was roughed up for four runs on 12 hits and a walk over six innings.
  • Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski lifted a solo homer into the right field seats in Monday's comeback victory.
  • Making his first start this season in the No. 5 spot, Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 4-for-4 with four singles and two runs scored. 
Inter League:

Marlins – 0 at 0 – Twins – Postponed


Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Nationals SP Chris Young will make his first start for Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.
  • Mets signed RHP D.J. Mitchell to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.

American League:

  • Astros recalled RHP Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Athletics transferred INF Scott Sizemore from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Athletics acquired OF Casper Wells from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.
  • The Astros are preparing to call up right-hander Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Indians activated RHP Matt Albers from the restricted list.
  • Royals optioned LHP Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Braves OF Jason Heyward underwent successful appendectomy surgery on Monday in Denver, Colorado.
  • Padres 2B Logan Forsythe will have the protective boot on his right foot removed on Wednesday.
  • Brewers SP Kyle Lohse left Monday's start in the sixth inning after injuring his left pinkie on a play at first base. The club is hopeful that he'll be able to make his next start.
  • Phillies C Carlos Ruiz underwent a second set of X-rays on his left wrist which came back negative.
  • Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance Monday night at Triple-A Louisville.
  • Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton (elbow) resumed throwing on Friday.
American League:
  • Angels RP Kevin Jepsen has yet to resume throwing but said Monday that he "can definitely tell the difference" with his strained triceps.
  • Angels RP Ryan Madson (elbow) could throw another simulated game before the Angels' home stand ends on Wednesday.
  • White Sox C Hector Gimenez left Monday's game after being hit on the left shin by a pitch.
  • Astros RP Josh Fields (forearm) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Monday at about 90 percent intensity.
  • Red Sox SP John Lackey (biceps) struck out five over 3 2/3 scoreless innings in a rehab start for Double-A Portland on Monday.
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (hand) took batting practice with no issues on Monday.
  • Angels SS Erick Aybar (heel) ran sprints and took batting practice on Monday.
  • An X-ray on Astros 3B Matt Dominguez's left elbow came back negative.
  • Indians C Lou Marson (neck) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.
  • Rangers RP Joakim Soria (elbow) will be shut down for 2-3 weeks with a strained pectoral muscle and is now not expected to return until around July 1.
  • Mariners OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) played some catch from a short distance on Monday.
  • Indians OF Michael Bourn will have the stitches removed from his injured right index finger on Thursday.
  • Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw one inning Monday in a simulated game.
  • White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) will make at least one more start in extended spring training.
  • Rays prospect infielder Hak-Ju Lee will likely require season-ending surgery on his left knee.
  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) began hitting off a tee and soft tosses on Monday.
  • Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan (hamstring) threw off a mound Monday for the first time since hitting the disabled list.
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) is not ready to hit soft-toss and has not been cleared for tee drills.
  • Rays DH Luke Scott (calf) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

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WHat's the story on Tommy Hanson? I see he's on the Bereavement List, but not entirely sure why or for how long...
Hanson was scheduled to start Wednesday, but he won't since he has to spend at least three days on the bereavement list. The Angels could push him back to Thursday. It's unclear at the moment what their plans are.
No love for Wade Miley's dinger?
Haha ya, I probably could have mentioned it. Big fan of Miley, having a great sophomore season so far!