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Probable Pitchers for May 16, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-5 with two home runs.
- Reds 2B Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
- Marlins SP Alex Sanabia allowed four runs over six innings.
- Reds SP Mike Leake pitched a shut out over 6 2/3 innings.
(16-22) Brewers – 1 at 3 – Pirates (23-17)
- Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez spun seven innings of one-run ball.
- Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo allowed just three hits and two runs over six innings, but two of his four walks came back to bite him in a loss.
- Pirates 2B Neil Walker drove in two runs with a single.
- Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks launched a solo homer.
- Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija allowed two runs over eight innings and also contributed a two-run homer.
- Rockies 2B Josh Rutledge went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
- Cubs OF David DeJesus went 2-for-3 with his fifth home run as the Cubs beat the Rockies on Wednesday.
- Rockies SP Jon Garland allowed three runs over five innings.
- Mets SP Shaun Marcum allowed three runs — two earned — over 6 2/3 innings.
- Mets OF Rick Ankiel went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
- Cardinals RP Edward Mujica tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 11th save.
- Cardinals SP Shelby Miller tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings.
- Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez delivered an RBI single and a two-run double.
- Despite surrendering a double in the ninth, Diamondbacks RP Heath Bell picked up his second save in two days Wednesday against the Braves.
- Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with two doubles to drive in all three runs.
- Dodgers SP Zack Greinke allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings and struck out four in his return from a broken collarbone.
- Dodgers RP Brandon League pitched a scoreless inning for his ninth save.
- Nationals OF Bryce Harper appeared as a pinch-hitter and grounded out.
- Mariners OF Raul Ibanez hit two home runs and tallied six RBI.
- Yankees OF Vernon Wells hit his 10th home run of the season.
- Mariners 3B Kyle Seager homered and had three RBI.
- Yankees SP Phil Hughes surrendered seven runs in 2/3 of an inning.
- Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma allowing two runs in seven innings to pick up his fifth win of the season.
- Tigers OF Matt Tuiasosopo went 3-for-3 with an RBI before being removed for pinch-hitter Don Kelly in the ninth.
- Tigers OF Avisail Garcia hit his first major league homer off Dallas Keuchel.
- Astros C Carlos Corporan homered and doubled.
- Astros OF J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer off Max Scherzer.
- Rays OF Desmond Jennings went 2-for-5 with his sixth stolen base.
- Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks hit his seventh home run.
- Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed two runs over seven innings.
- Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-5 with a double.
- White Sox 1B Adam Dunn homered twice, doubled and knocked in five runs.
- White Sox SP Dylan Axelrod finally notched his first win after allowing three runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.
- White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.
- Twins 2B Jamey Carroll went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
- Royals SP Wade Davis went 5.1 innings for the win allowing four runs and nine hits.
- Angels RP Barry Enright, filling in for SP Tommy Hanson, got lit up in a spot start giving up four runs on five hits in just 2 innings.
- Royals OF Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.
- Royals OF Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-5 with three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base.
- Angels OF Mike Trout hit his 8th homer of the year.
- Rangers OF Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, boosting his RBI total to 32.
- Rangers SP Alexi Ogando pitched six innings of two-run ball.
- Athletics SP Dan Straily gave up five runs — four earned — in 4 1/3 innings.
- Padres 2B Alexi Amarista homered, doubled twice and scored three times.
- Facing the team that released him this spring, Orioles SP Freddy Garcia gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings in a losing effort.
- Starting for the first time in five days, Padres OF Kyle Blanks homered and walked.
- Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 4-for-5 with three doubles.
- Indians 2B Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, a walk and three runs scored.
- Indians SP Corey Kluber surrendered three runs in six innings.
- Phillies SP Cole Hamels yielded five runs and two homers in five innings.
- Playing in his 14th game since returning from a suspension, Phillies C Carlos Ruiz went 2-for-4 and drove in his first run of the season on Wednesday.
- Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia hit his 10th home run.
- Blue Jays DH Adam Lind hit his third home run of the season.
- Giants OF Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with two doubles.
- Blue Jays SP Ramon Ortiz allowed one run over seven innings.
- CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers are calling up reliever Francisco Rodriguez.
- Marlins released RHP David Aardsma.
- Pirates recalled INF Jordy Mercer from Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Pirates placed INF John McDonald on the 15-day disabled list with lower back discomfort.
- Phillies signed RHP Carlos Zambrano to a minor league contract.
- Padres released RHP Fautino De Los Santos.
- Dodgers signed LHP Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.
- Dodgers activated RHP Zack Greinke from the 15-day disabled list.
- Dodgers placed RHP Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14, with a left groin strain.
- Brewers transferred INF Taylor Green from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Brewers optioned C/INF Blake Lalli to Triple-A Nashville.
- Yankees optioned INF Corban Joseph to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Yankees designated INF Chris Nelson for assignment.
- Yankees purchased the contract of INF David Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Athletics activated OF Coco Crisp from the 15-day disabled list.
- Rangers signed RHP Scott Richmond to a minor league contract.
- Astros sent RHP Philip Humber outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Athletics optioned OF Michael Taylor to Triple-A Sacramento.
- Phillies RP Mike Adams had a setback Tuesday while playing to catch and was given a cortisone injection in his back.
- Mets SP Zack Wheeler was cleared of any structural damage in his clavicle Wednesday during a visit with team doctors.
- Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat, oblique) has been cleared to return to the Reds' rotation on Monday in New York.
- Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Potomac.
- Nationals manager Davey Johnson said OF Bryce Harper (shoulder, knee) would "probably" undergo more tests at some point because of nausea.
- Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) will make his first official minor league rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Gwinnett.
- Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) hopes to resume throwing on Friday.
- Braves prospect right-hander J.R. Graham will get a second opinion on his right shoulder from a specialist in Atlanta.
- Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder/neck) had another successful bullpen session on Wednesday.
- Nationals SP Ross Detwiler left Wednesday's start after three innings with an apparent injury.
- Nationals C Wilson Ramos left Wednesday's game in the fourth inning with an apparent leg injury.
- Mets RP Tim Byrdak (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.
- Brewers RP Chris Narveson (finger) threw a bullpen session over the weekend in Cincinnati and is scheduled for another one while the Brewers are in Pittsburgh.
- Brewers 1B Corey Hart (knee) is unlikely to return from the disabled list on May 30 when first eligible.
- Padres 2B Logan Forsythe (foot) will not begin baseball activities this week.
- Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) is officially scheduled to throw a simulated game on Friday afternoon.
- An MRI taken Wednesday on Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera's right quad and left hamstring showed mild irritation.
- Yankees DH Travis Hafner (shoulder) hopes to return to the starting lineup Thursday.
- Red Sox manager John Farrell said during an appearance on WEEI that RP Andrew Bailey (biceps) will come off the disabled list by Monday at the latest.
- Athletics OF Chris Young (quad) will play a minor league rehab game Thursday with Triple-A Sacramento.
- Athletics SP Brett Anderson (ankle) isn't sure when he'll be ready to come off the disabled list.
- Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Wednesday that OF Darin Mastroianni didn't feel comfortable while testing his left ankle with light sprints.
- White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (hand) hopes to begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Charlotte.
- Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) said Tuesday that he expects to be back with the Yankees by June 1.
- Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) is expected to begin a rehab assignment on Thursday or Friday.
- Rays manager Joe Maddon said an MRI on SP David Price's left triceps showed "nothing serious," but he added that the lefty would likely miss at least one start.
- Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) hit off a tee and took soft-toss on Wednesday.
- Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) is aiming to return from the disabled list on May 30 or 31.
- Mariners manager Eric Wedge said SP Felix Hernandez is "feeling good" a day after leaving his start against the Yankees early after tweaking his back.
- Red Sox RP Franklin Morales (back, pectoral) is expected to make at least two more rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list.
- Royals OF Jarrod Dyson left Wednesday's game in the eighth inning with a sprained right ankle.
Notes and Rumors:
- Padres C Yasmani Grandal will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Tucson.
- Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw will make his next start next Monday against the Brewers.
- Cardinals SP John Gast will get another start on Sunday against the Brewers.
- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said SP Ryan Vogelsong is not guaranteed to take his scheduled turn in the rotation on Monday.
- Dodgers SP Matthew Magill will start Sunday against the Braves in place of the injured Josh Beckett (groin).
- Padres manager Bud Black said SP Tyson Ross will rejoin the rotation once his left shoulder is healed.
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