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Probable Pitchers for May 12, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Cubs SP Edwin Jackson allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings for his 1st win of the year.
- Nationals SS Ian Desmond finished 3-for-4 for the second straight game.
- Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed four runs — though none were earned — in a losing effort.
- Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with two RBI.
- Cubs OF David DeJesus went 1-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored and a walk.
(15-19) Brewers – 7 at 13 – Reds (21-16)
- Pirates SP Francisco Liriano made his season debut and allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings.
- Mets SP Jon Niese was hammered for eight runs over 4 1/3 innings.
- Pirates OF Jose Tabata had a huge day at the plate, as he went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored.
- Pirates 2B Jordy Mercer clubbed two solo homers.
- Mets OF Andrew Brown smacked a solo homer.
- Dodgers SS Dee Gordon took Kevin Slowey deep for his second big-league homer.
- Dodgers OF Andre Ethier went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored.
- Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu helped end the eight-game losing streak by allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings.
- Marlins SP Kevin Slowey was handed a loss after giving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings.
- Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two RBI on Saturday.
- Indians RP Chris Perez worked out of a jam in the ninth inning to earn his sixth save.
- Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez delivered another strong performance, allowing just one run on three hits over his six innings.
- Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta hit his third home run of the season in a losing effort.
- Tigers SP Justin Verlander struggled allowing four runs and six hits in five frames.
- Blue Jays DH Adam Lind went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead solo homer and two runs scored.
- Red Sox RP Junichi Tazawa gave up a go-ahead homer to Adam Lind in the top of the ninth.
- Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle allowed one run over seven-plus innings Saturday against the Red Sox, but was handed a tough-luck no-decision.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz yielded two runs in eight innings in a no-decision.
- Yankees OF Vernon Wells hit a two-run homer off James Shields.
- Yankees RP Mariano Rivera worked a scoreless ninth inning, preserving a one-run lead and notching his 14th save of the season in the process.
- Yankees SP Andy Pettitte delivered seven strong innings surrendering just two runs.
- Royals DH Billy Butler swatted his fourth homer of the year in a losing effort.
- Royals SP James Shields pitched very well in a losing effort, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over eight innings of work.
- Rays 3B Evan Longoria smashed a game-winning two-run walkoff homer.
- Rays 1B James Loney hit a two-run homer as part of a six-run second inning.
- Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson was unable to hold an early 6-2 lead, surrendering six runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
- Padres RP Huston Street blew his first save of the 2013 season, surrendering a two-out, two-run homer to third baseman Evan Longoria.
- Padres OF Jesus Guzman slugged a pinch-hit grand slam off Jeremy Hellickson in the sixth inning.
- Padres SP Burch Smith was absolutely pummeled in his major league debut, surrendering six runs on five hits in just one-plus innings of work.
- Braves signed RHP Kameron Loe to a minor league contract.
- Brewers recalled RHP Mike Fiers from High-A Brevard County.
- Brewers placed LHP Tom Gorzelanny on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 8, with shoulder tendinitis.
- Padres purchased the contract of RHP Burch Smith from Double-A San Antonio.
- Padres designated RHP Fautino De Los Santos for assignment.
- Padres optioned RHP Brad Boxberger to Triple-A Tucson.
- Nationals placed OF Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 3, with a strained right hamstring.
- Mets prospect RHP Domingo Tapia has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with High-A St. Lucie.
- Nationals recalled OF Eury Perez from Triple-A Syracuse.
- Pirates activated LHP Francisco Liriano from the 15-day disabled list.
- Pirates optioned RHP Duke Welker to Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Phillies recalled RHP Justin De Fratus from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Phillies optioned RHP Tyler Cloyd to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Orioles optioned RHP Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk.
- Astros sent OF Fernando Rodriguez outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Orioles recalled RHP Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk.
- Orioles optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk.
- Angels recalled RHP Robert Coello from Triple-A Salt Lake.
- Angels optioned OF Scott Cousins to Triple-A Salt Lake.
- Blue Jays recalled RHP Chad Jenkins from Double-A New Hampshire.
- Blue Jays placed OF Rajai Davis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
- Royals released RHP Dan Wheeler.
- Braves OF Jason Heyward went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch Saturday in his second rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett.
- Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his jammed right pinkie came back negative.
- Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat) tossed 65 pitches in his second rehab start with Double-A Tennessee on Saturday, allowing three hits and a pair of walks over 3 1/3 scoreless innings.
- Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval, who was hit by a pitch during Saturday's game, underwent X-rays on his forearm to rule out a fracture.
- Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (collarbone) reported feeling no pain or discomfort after Friday's rehab start and has deemed himself ready to start on Wednesday against the Nationals.
- Giants RP Santiago Casilla (knee) is not expected to be available until Tuesday.
- Dodgers SP Stephen Fife (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.
- Yankees OF Curtis Granderson went 2-for-4 as the DH in his third rehab game Saturday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Athletics SP Brett Anderson (ankle) will throw around 85 pitches in his rehab start with Double-A Midland on Sunday.
- Athletics OF Chris Young (quad) will head to extended spring training in Arizona on Sunday and is scheduled to play in two games before returning from the DL on Wednesday.
- White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (hand) hit off of a tee again Saturday and noted that he felt better than he did on Friday.
- Angels RP Kevin Jepsen (triceps) threw his first bullpen session Saturday since landing on the disabled list.
- Angels SP Jered Weaver (elbow) threw his second bullpen session Saturday and reported feeling fine.
- Rangers SP Colby Lewis is experiencing discomfort in his right triceps muscle and may miss his next rehab start.
- Tigers RP Octavio Dotel visited Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his injured right elbow.
- Blue Jays prospect RHP Roberto Osuna could need Tommy John surgery.
- Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (forearm) may be able to return without a rehab assignment.
- Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (neck) will have his next start pushed back to Wednesday against the Giants.
- Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan (elbow) confirmed Saturday that he will undergo season-ending surgery.
Notes and Rumors:
- Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez will receive a planned day off when the Brewers wrap up their series with the Reds on Sunday.
- Dodgers 3B Luis Cruz might be demoted to Triple-A once Mark Ellis and Jerry Hairston return from the disabled list.
- Cubs GM Jed Hoyer reiterated Saturday that slumping second baseman Darwin Barney is in no danger of being demoted to Triple-A.
- 1B Ike Davis will resume batting fourth for the Mets.
- Cubs SP Scott Feldman is a candidate to lose his rotation spot when Matt Garza (lat) returns from the disabled list.
- Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates could call up C Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.
- The Indians are expected to keep OF Michael Bourn out of Sunday's lineup to give him a day of rest.
- Blue Jays RP Chad Jenkins will start Sunday against the Red Sox.