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Probable Pitchers for May 7, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
(10-23) Marlins – 0 at 5 – Padres (14-18)
- Padres RP Andrew Cashner held the Marlins scoreless on four hits and three walks over 7 1/3 innings for the win.
- Marlins SP Wade LeBlanc didn’t have it against his former team, allowing four runs – three earned – over just five frames in the loss.
- Padres 3B Chase Headley extended his hitting streak to 11 games, going 2-for-4 with an RBI double.
- Padres SS Everth Cabrera went 1-for-2 with and RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases.
- Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko hit his 3rd homer of the year.
- Braves SS Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI.
- Braves SP Paul Maholm allowed just two runs and four hits over 5.2 innings for the win.
- Reds SP Bronson Arroyo allowed eight hits and four runs over 5 innings while taking the loss.
- Reds RP Alfredo Simon fanned all six Braves he faced after coming out of the pen.
- Braves OF B.J. Upton struck out four times lowering his average to .148.
- Braves C Brian McCann went 0-for-4 with a walk in his season debut.
- Braves OF Jordan Schafer hit his 1st homer of the year.
- Braves RP Craig Kimbrel picked up his 10th save of the year.
- Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill’s hot start continued, as he allowed just two runs over seven innings while picking up his 2nd win of the year.
- Dodgers RP Chris Capuano was lit up in his return from the disabled, giving up six runs – five earned – over just four innings in a loss.
- Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 4-for-5 and smacked his sixth homer of the season.
- Dodgers OF Carl Crawford ripped a solo homer.
- Diamondbacks OF Cody Ross hit his 1st homer of the year.
(15-18) Phillies – 6 at 2 – Giants (19-13)
- Cliff Lee had a nice rebound start, allowing two runs over eight innings in the win.
- Giants SP Madison Bumgarner suffered through his worst start of the season, yielding five runs over six innings for the loss.
- Phillies Domonic Brown launched his sixth home run of the season.
- Giants OF Hunter Pence went 3-for-3 with his sixth home run of the season.
- Phillies 3B Michael Young went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
- Royals RP Greg Holland blew his second save of the season, allowing one run on four hits and a walk in one inning of work.
- White Sox SP Chris Sale tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball in a no decision.
- White Sox 1B Paul Konerko went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- Royals SP James Shields allowed just two hits in eight scoreless innings, but got stuck with a no-decision.
- Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts lowering his average to .258 and is still searching for his 1st homer of the year.
- Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera hit a pair of solo homers.
- Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez recorded his second straight win after allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings and striking out eight while picking up the win.
- Athletics SP Jarrod Parker yielded four runs — all coming on solo homers — in five innings for the loss.
- Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes hit his 6th bomb of the year.
- Indians 2B Jason Kipnis launched his 3rd homer of the year while 3B Mark Reynolds hit his 10th.
- Red Sox SS Stephen Drew went 4-for-5 with a homer and a game-winning double in the bottom of the 11th.
- Bidding for his seventh win, Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz fanned nine Twins, but he didn't factor into the decision after allowing four runs in six innings.
- OF Shane Victorino went 3-for-5 and hit his first homer as a Red Sox.
- Twins 2B Brian Dozier went 2-for-6 and hit his first homer of the year.
- Red Sox RP Clayton Mortensen picked up the win in relief pitching 2.1 scoreless innings.
- Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia hit a two-run homer off Fernando Rodney in the top of the ninth to complete the comeback win.
- Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle was tagged for seven runs in six innings in a no-decision.
- Rays RP Fernando Rodney took his second blown save and first loss after giving up J.P. Arencibia's two-run homer in the ninth.
- Blue Jays 3B Mark DeRosa came off the bench to hit his second homer.
- Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen picked up his 8th save in 8 tries on the season.
- Rays 3B Evan Longoria went 2-for-5 and hit his third career grand slam off Mark Buehrle.
- Rangers SP Nick Tepesch struggled through four innings, allowing six runs — five earned — to take a loss.
- Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo finished 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI.
- Cubs SS Starlin Castro singled twice, walked and scored three times.
- Cubs SP Scott Feldman gave up just two hits over 7 scoreless innings for the win.
- Rangers C Geovany Soto went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
- Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
- Cubs purchased the contract of OF Ryan Sweeney from Triple-A Iowa.
- Cubs recalled RHP Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa.
- Cubs optioned OF Dave Sappelt to Triple-A Iowa.
- Cubs designated RHP Kameron Loe for assignment.
- Phillies recalled LHP Joe Savery from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Phillies placed RHP Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.
- Cardinals optioned INF Jermaine Curtis to Triple-A Memphis.
- Phillies signed LHP Greg Smith to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Braves activated C Brian McCann from the 15-day disabled list.
- Dodgers placed 2B Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27, with a strained right quad.
- Giants placed LHP Jose Mijares on the restricted list.
- Dodgers activated LHP Chris Capuano from the 15-day disabled list.
- Astros optioned INF Brandon Laird to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Astros activated OF J.D. Martinez from the 15-day disabled list.
- Astros purchased the contract of OF Trevor Crowe from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Astros recalled OF/INF Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Astros designated OF Fernando Martinez for assignment.
- Astros designated OF Rick Ankiel for assignment.
- Indians recalled LHP Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus.
- Indians placed RHP Vinnie Pestano on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 29, with right elbow tendinitis.
- Angels optioned RHP Ryan Brasier to Triple-A Salt Lake.
- Red Sox activated LHP Craig Breslow from the 15-day disabled list.
- Red Sox placed RHP Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a right biceps injury.
- Orioles sent RHP Zach Clark outright to Double-A Bowie.
- Red Sox OFJackie Bradley has been placed on Triple-A Pawtucket's seven-day disabled list due to right biceps tendinitis.
- Reds SP Mark Prior has been on Triple-A Louisville's disabled list since April 25 with a right shoulder strain.
- Reds C Ryan Hanigan (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday if a Monday check-up reveals no issues.
- Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat/oblique) reported no issues after a 25-pitch bullpen session on Monday.
- Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat) allowed one run over 3 1/3 innings Monday in a rehab appearance at Triple-A Iowa.
- Braves OF Jason Heyward (appendectomy) took batting practice on the field Monday.
- Cubs manager Dale Sveum said after Monday's game that SP Scott Feldman (hand) will be fine.
- Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said Monday that he expects SS Willie Bloomquist (oblique) back in late May.
- Marlins 2B Donovan Solano (side) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.
- Dodgers 3B Jerry Hairston Jr. (groin) had to come off the field after limping while loosening up prior to a workout Monday.
- Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) is 10-14 days away from resuming baseball activities.
- An MRI on Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson's triceps has come back negative.
- If Athletics SP Brett Anderson's (ankle) running session goes well Monday, he'll join the Athletics during their road trip and throw a bullpen session.
- Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.
- White Sox SP Gavin Floyd needs Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and is expected to miss the next 14-19 months.
- White Sox SP Jake Peavy (back) has been cleared to make his next scheduled start, Wednesday against the Mets.
- White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo (oblique) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Charlotte.
- Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) arrived at the Yankees' spring training complex Monday to begin baseball activities.
- Angels RP Sean Burnett has been diagnosed with forearm inflammation and nerve irritation.
- Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan is dealing with tightness in his right forearm.
- Indians RP Vinnie Pestano said Monday that an MRI on his right elbow revealed no major issues from his previous Tommy John surgery.
- Athletics SP Jarrod Parker had to leave Monday's start early due to a minor neck strain.
- Blue Jays RP Luis Perez (elbow) is expected to appear in an extended spring training game later this week.
- Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek (elbow) threw a bullpen session at extended spring training on Monday.
- Twins SP Cole De Vries (forearm) will make his second rehab start with Double-A New Britain on Friday.
- Rangers manager Ron Washington said RP Martin Perez (forearm) is not guaranteed a spot in the rotation once he's healthy.
Notes and Rumors:
- Dodgers OF Matt Kemp has just one home run through his first 127 plate appearances.
- The Cubs are planning to promote outfielder Ryan Sweeney from Triple-A Iowa before Tuesday's game.
- Astros OF Chris Carter is expected to see more playing time at first base and in the designated hitter spot moving forward.
- Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said he and manager Bo Porter have discussed the possibility of removing SP Philip Humber from the rotation.