Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games…throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more!
Probable Pitchers for May 18, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Phillies C Carlos Ruiz went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly.
- Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed two runs over seven innings in a no-decision.
- Reds SP Tony Cingrani yielded three runs in five innings in a no-decision.
- Reds 1B Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.
(24-18) Diamondbacks – 9 at 2 – Marlins (11-31)
- Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt swatted a pair of two-run homers.
- Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill was terrific, surrendering only one run on five hits over his eight innings.
- Marlins C Rob Brantly drove home his 11th run of the season.
- Marlins SP Kevin Slowey was knocked around in Friday’s loss to the Diamondbacks, surrendering six runs on seven hits in only three innings of work.
- Braves OF Justin Upton smacked a go-ahead grand slam and knocked in five runs.
- Braves SP Paul Maholm allowed four runs (two earned) in six innings.
- Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up two runs in five innings Friday in a no-decision.
- Braves OF Jason Heyward (appendectomy) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk and two runs scored in his return from the disabled list.
- Dodgers 1B Scott Van Slyke clubbed a pair of solo homers.
- Mets SP Matt Harvey allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings to move to 5-0.
- Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa struck out two in a perfect inning Friday versus the Mets.
- Mets 3B David Wright went 3-for-4 with a homer and a steal.
- Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez went 6.2 innings allowing two runs and six hits in a tough luck no decision.
- Padres SP Burch Smith gave up five runs and six hits in 5.1 innings while striking out eight in a loss.
- Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche homered twice while knocking in four.
- Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko hit his 4th homer of the year.
- Nationals got homers from 3B Ryan Zimmerman and 1B Chad Tracy.
- Cardinals 3B David Freese launched a grand slam.
- Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia got the win despite giving up six runs in 5 1/3 innings.
- Brewers SP Wily Peralta was knocked around for seven runs (six earned) over five innings.
- Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez connected for a pair of three-run homers.
- Rockies 1B Jordan Pacheco went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI.
- Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa was tagged for five runs in five innings.
- Giants SP Madison Bumgarner was knocked around for nine runs (seven earned) over 4 2/3 innings in a loss.
- Giants 2B Marco Scutaro went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored.
- Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda was dominant, giving up two hits over eight shutout innings.
- Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle was charged with five runs over six-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Yankees.
- Yankees C Austin Romine went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored.
- Yankees OF Brett Gardner went 2-for-3 with a walk, a triple and an RBI single.
- Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a double.
- Athletics SS Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead homer off James Shields in the eighth.
- Athletics SP Jarrod Parker pitched seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.
- Royals SP James Shields took a complete-game loss after giving up two runs in eight innings.
- Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes went 0-for-4 to drop under the Mendoza Line at .198.
- White Sox OF Alex Rios went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.
- Angels SS Erick Aybar went 0-for-4 and is just 11-for-51 this month.
- White Sox SP Chris Sale struck out 12 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings.
- Indians 2B Jason Kipnis blasted a three-run walkoff homer in the tenth inning.
- Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez delivered another strong effort in a no-decision against the Mariners on Friday, surrendering two runs on seven hits over his five frames.
- Mariners OF Raul Ibanez remained red hot in an extra-inning loss, going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer.
- Mariners SP Brandon Maurer turned in a quality start in a no-decision, allowing three runs on five hits over his six frames.
- Ryas RP Joel Peralta recorded the final four outs to preserve a two-run lead and earn his first save of the season.
- Rays OF Kelly Johnson homered and drove home four runs.
- Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson pitched poorly, but still earned a victory after allowing eight runs on 10 hits over his 7 2/3 innings.
- Orioles OF Chris Dickerson smashed a three-run homer in a losing effort.
- Orioles SP Jason Hammel was obliterated in a losing effort, getting torched for seven runs on 10 hits over his 4 2/3 innings of work.
- Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored.
- Tigers RP Jose Valverde shut the Rangers down in the ninth inning, preserving a one-run lead and earning his fourth save of the season.
- Tigers SP Rick Porcello was impressive, allowing only one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.
- Rangers C Geovany Soto homered for the second consecutive game, but that was the entirety of the Rangers offensive attack.
- Rangers SP Nick Tepesch pitched decently in a losing effort, allowing two runs on six hits over his five innings.
- Red Sox RP Koji Uehara notched his first save of the season in 10 innings.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz yielded two runs in seven innings in a no-decision.
- Twins SP Vance Worley showed some signs of life, as he allowed one unearned run over six innings as part of a no-decision.
- Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 3-for-4 with an RBI single.
- Twins OF Josh Willingham was hitless in four at-bats and is hitting .198 for the year.
- Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer.
- Pirates RP Jeanmar Gomez was touched up for four runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
- Astros SP Jordan Lyles allowed two runs (one earned) in five-plus innings in a no-decision.
- Astros C Jason Castro went 0-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly.
- Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Duane Below from Triple-A New Orleans.
- Marlins designated RHP Jon Rauch for assignment.
- Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood will be recalled from Triple-A Colorado to start against the Giants on Saturday.
- Pirates recalled RHP Jared Hughes from Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Pirates placed RHP Jose Contreras on the bereavement list.
- Mets SP Zack Wheeler was placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Las Vegas due to his recent clavicle soreness.
- Padres designated RHP Thad Weber for assignment.
- Padres purchased the contract of RHP Tim Stauffer from Triple-A Tucson.
- Braves placed RHP Jordan Walden on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 12, with right shoulder inflammation.
- Nationals acquired C Brian Jeroloman from the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations.
- Phillies recalled RHP B.J. Rosenberg from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Phillies optioned LHP Raul Valdes to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Twins released LHP Rafael Perez.
- Yankees recalled LHP Vidal Nuno from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Yankees placed LHP Andy Pettitte on the 15-day disabled list with a strained trapezius muscle.
- Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Hideki Okajima from Triple-A Sacramento.
- Athletics designated RHP Chris Resop for assignment.
- Tigers prospect left-hander Casey Crosby was placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A due to a left shoulder impingement.
- Mariners transferred RHP Stephen Pryor from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Mariners optioned RHP Hector Noesi to Triple-A Tacoma.
- Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Danny Farquhar from Triple-A Tacoma.
- Indians activated RHP Vinnie Pestano from the 15-day disabled list.
- Royals released RHP Blaine Boyer.
- Royals recalled OF David Lough from Triple-A Omaha.
- Royals placed OF Jarrod Dyson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16, with a sprained right ankle.
- Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis was removed early from Friday's rehab game as a precautionary measure due to poor field conditions.
- Nationals manager Davey Johnson confirmed Friday that SP Ross Detwiler will not make his scheduled start against the Giants on Monday due to a lower back injury.
- Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis (quad) was scheduled to play four innings and receive two at-bats during his rehab game with Double-A Chattanooga on Friday, but was removed from the game after just three innings and one at-bat.
- Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) racked up six strikeouts over three innings during his first minor league rehab start with High-A St. Lucie on Friday.
- Cardinals SPJake Westbrook (elbow) isn't expected to return from the disabled list when he's first eligible.
- Mets prospect catcher Travis d'Arnaud (foot) can't do anything weight-bearing for another two weeks.
- Phillies RP Mike Adams went for an MRI which revealed a mild mid-back strain.
- The Cubs will wait to see how SP Matt Garza (lat) feels and how his bullpen session goes Saturday before they make a decision about activating him.
- Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (neck) isn't sure he'll be ready for activation from the disabled list on May 24 when first eligible.
- Pirates 2B Chase d'Arnaud (thumb) began a rehab assignment with High-A Bradenton on Thursday.
- Royals OF Jarrod Dyson has been diagnosed with a mild high ankle sprain and is expected to be sidelined for 2-to-4 weeks.
- Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Friday that SP Rich Harden's rehab has been "slow" and "not very well to be honest".
- Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (biceps) underwent an MRI which revealed no structural damage.
- Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) fared well in his first minor league rehab start with Double-A Akron on Friday, allowing just one hit and a walk over three scoreless innings of work.
- Twins OF Darin Mastroianni will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a bone chip on his left ankle, and will be sidelined for at least six weeks.
- Angels SP Jered Weaver (elbow) threw four innings in a simulated game Friday and feels ready for a minor league rehab assignment.
- Athletics OF Chris Young (quad) had some cramping in his leg after Thursday's rehab game, but hopes to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.
- Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) began jogging in a pool on Friday.
- Orioles C Taylor Teagarden (thumb) had the splint removed from his dislocated left thumb on Friday.
- Athletics C John Jaso (leg) indicated Friday that his right leg is still sore, making him unlikely to be available for Friday night's game against the Royals.
- Angels RP Sean Burnett (forearm) will pitch in a minor league rehab game Saturday with High-A Inland Empire.
- Athletics SP Brett Anderson was diagnosed with a navicular stress fracture of his right foot and will be shut down for four weeks.
- Red Sox C David Ross is still experiencing concussion symptoms and is likely to be re-examined Monday in Boston.
- Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis (oblique) has been sent to Florida to start his rehab.
- Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (triceps) is on track to make a rehab start on Monday or Tuesday.
- Blue Jays SP Dustin McGowan (shoulder) will continue his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo.
- Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) is expected to be activated to start Tuesday against the Yankees.
- Astros SP Bud Norris (back) will have his next start pushed back to Tuesday against the Royals.
- Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) is expected to rejoin the Rangers' rotation in the first week of June.
- The Mariners think SP Aaron Harang (back) will be ready to make his next start.
- Yankees manager Joe Girardi said 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) will take batting practice "pretty soon."
- White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (hand) could be activated from the disabled list for the series against the Marlins next weekend.
- White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) could rejoin the rotation next weekend.
Notes and Rumors:
- Padres OF Carlos Quentin will return from the paternity leave list Saturday.
- Rockies SP Juan Nicasio has had his next start pushed back a day, and will now start against the Giants on Sunday.
- Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that Rays prospect right-hander Jake Odorizzi is the most likely option to fill in for David Price (triceps) in the starting rotation.
- Astros SP Lucas Harrell will move up in the rotation to start Sunday against the Pirates.
Thank you for reading
This is a free article. If you enjoyed it, consider subscribing to Baseball Prospectus. Subscriptions support ongoing public baseball research and analysis in an increasingly proprietary environment.Subscribe now