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Probable Pitchers for May 19, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(26-17) Reds – 10 at 0 – Phillies (20-23) 

(25-18) Diamondbacks  – 1 at 0 – Marlins (11-32)

  • Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy threw a three-hit shutout.
  • Marlins RP Steve Cishek worked a perfect ninth inning in a non-save situation.
  • Diamondbacks OF Gerardo Parra hit a leadoff (but game-winning) home run.
  • Marlins RP Tom Koehler allowed one run over six innings.
(17-24) Dodgers – 1 at 3 – Braves (24-18)
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen allowed just one (unearned) run in seven innings.
  • Braves RP Craig Kimbrel picked up an easy save.
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano allowed one earned run over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen took the loss after allowing two runs in the eighth inning.
(16-24) Mets – 2 at 8 – Cubs (18-24)
(23-20) Nationals – 1 at 2 – Padres (19-23)

  • Padres SP Eric Stults allowed just one earned run over 8 innings picking up his 4th win of the year.
  • Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann gave up just one earned run over 8 innings but still picked up a loss.
  • Padres RP Huston Street picked up his 10th save of the year.
  • Padres 1B Yonder Alonso hit his 5th homer of the season.
(17-24) Brewers – 6 at 4 – Cardinals (27-15) (10 innings)
  • Brewers SS Jean Segura finished 3-for-4 with two RBI.
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada yielded four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn gave up four earned runs in five innings.
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson earned his 8th save of the year.
(24-19) Giants – 2 at 10 – Rockies (23-20)
  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum allowed six runs and seven hits over 5 innings while picking up the loss.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood allowed one run and seven hits over 5.2 innings for the win.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario hit his 9th homer of the season.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 4-for-5 with two RBI, and a run scored.
  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler went 3-for-5 with two RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base.

American League:

(17-25) Blue Jays – 2 at 7 – Yankees (26-16)
  • Yankees RP David Phelps tossed seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow yielded five runs in five innings.
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano launched a pair of two-run homers.
  • Yankees DH Travis Hafner (shoulder) clubbed a two-run homer in his return to action Saturday.
(20-19) Royals – 1 at 2 – Athletics (22-22)
  • Royals SP Ervin Santana notched another quality start spinning seven innings of two-run ball, striking out five and allowing four hits and three walks.
  • Athletics SP Tommy Milone allowed just one earned run over 6 innings for the win.
  • Athletics RP Grant Balfour earned his 8th save of the season.
  • Athletics got RBI's from SS Jed Lowrie and 1B Brandon Moss.
  • Royals DH Billy Butler went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
(18-22) White Sox – 9 at 12 – Angels (16-26)
  • Angels 1B Mark Trumbo slugged his 10th home run of the season.
  • White Sox RP Hector Santiago lasted only 3 1/3 innings in a losing effort.
  • Angels SP Joe Blanton gave up four earned runs and eleven hits over 4.1 innings in a no decision.
  • Angels RP Ernesto Frieri picked up his 8th save of the year.
  • White Sox C Hector Gimenez had a huge night going 4-for-5 with a homerun and 3 RBI.
(20-23) Mariners – 4 at 5 – Indians (24-17) 
  • Indians 1B Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, an RBI single and a walk-off fielder's choice.
  • Indians RP Chris Perez blew his second save of the season.
  • Indians SP Zach McAllister turned in another strong outing, allowing two runs over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Mariners OF Raul Ibanez's recent power surge continued, as he launched a solo homer.
(22-20) Rays – 10 at 6 – Orioles (23-19)
  • Rays OF Matt Joyce finished 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBI.
  • Orioles RP Jim Johnson blew his second consecutive save.
  • Orioles SP Jair Jurrjens surrendered four earned runs over five innings.
  • Orioles OF Adam Jones tallied three RBI in a losing effort.
(23-18) Tigers – 2 at 7 – Rangers (28-15)
  • Rangers SS Elvis Andrus went 5-for-5 with two RBI and two stolen bases.
  • Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez was rocked for six runs — five earned — in 2 2/3 innings.
  • Rangers SP Justin Grimm went 6.2 innings with two earned runs and seven hits for his 3rd win of the year.
  • Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland hit his 10th homer of the year.
(26-17) Red Sox – 12 at 5 – Twins (18-21)
  • Twins SP Scott Diamond was hammered for six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.
  • Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster allowed five earned runs over 4 2/3 innings.
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz was 3-for-4 with two homers and six RBI.
  • Twins SS Pedro Florimon went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base.
  • Red Sox OF Daniel Nava went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.
  • Red Sox C Ryan Lavarnway knocked in his first two runs of the year.

Inter League:
(12-31) Astros – 4 at 2 – Pirates (25-18) (11 innings)
  • Astros C Jason Castro had two hits and scored the winning run.
  • Astros C Jose Altuve went 3-for-5, his first game since May 13.
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett allowed one run over seven innings but took a no-decision.
  • Astros SP Erik Bedard allowed two runs in six innings and took a no-decision.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Braves signed LHP Joe Beimel to a minor league contract.
  • Padres activated OF Carlos Quentin from the paternity leave list.
  • Padres optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Marlins signed INF Gil Velazquez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Cardinals recalled RHP Mitchell Boggs from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals placed LHP Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.
  • Rockies recalled RHP Tyler Chatwood from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies optioned RHP Rob Scahill to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Braves recalled RHP Cory Rasmus from Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Braves placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left elbow.
  • Giants recalled RHP Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants optioned 1B Brett Pill to Triple-A Fresno.
  • Reds recalled 1B Neftali Soto from Triple-A Louisville.
  • Reds optioned LHP Tony Cingrani to Triple-A Louisville.
American League:
  • Rays recalled LHP Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham.
  • Orioles optioned INF Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Athletics activated OF Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Athletics designated 1B Daric Barton for assignment.
  • Blue Jays promoted prospect right-hander John Stilson to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Astros optioned INF Jacob Elmore to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Angels designated OF Scott Cousins for assignment.
  • Angels claimed INF Chris Nelson off waivers from the Yankees.
  • Orioles transferred 2B Brian Roberts from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Orioles placed OF Nolan Reimold on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 12, with a right hamstring strain.
  • Orioles recalled RHP Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Jair Jurrjens from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • White Sox recalled LHP Donnie Veal from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Yankees designated INF Alberto Gonzalez for assignment.
  • Yankees acquired INF Reid Brignac from the Rockies for cash considerations.
  • White Sox optioned RHP Deunte Heath to Triple-A Charlotte.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth is going to Chicago to see another specialist regarding his tight right hamstring.
  • Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) has had his throwing program stopped for the second time this year in his attempt to return from Tommy John surgery.
  • An MRI taken Saturday on Braves RP Eric O'Flaherty's left arm revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament.
  • Phillies SP John Lannan (quad) threw a bullpen session on Saturday afternoon in Clearwater, Florida.
  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) could begin jogging sometime next week.
  • Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat) will return from the disabled list to start Tuesday's game against the Pirates.
  • Mets GM Sandy Alderson confirmed Friday that C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) should be ready to play in minor league games by the end of June.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that 3B Jerry Hairston Jr. (knee, groin) had "a little bit of a setback."
American League:
  • Rays C Jose Molina said he was "OK" after Saturday's game after exiting due to left hamstring tightness.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (triceps) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with High-A Dunedin.
  • Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley went 1-for-3 with a triple in his return from the disabled list Friday with Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox prospect SP Matt Barnes allowed three runs on five hits over six innings and had seven strikeouts in his start Friday with Double-A Portland.
  • Angels RP Kevin Jepsen (triceps) is expected to begin a rehab assignment early next week.
  • The New York Post confirms Yankees C Chris Stewart (groin) will not be placed on the disabled list.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Nationals RP Zach Duke will start for the Nationals on Monday against the Giants.
  • Mets 1B Ike Davis was told Satturday by Mets general manger Sandy Alderson that a demotion is not imminent.
  • The Cubs are moving SP Carlos Villanueva to the bullpen.
American League:

  • The Rays have officially announced that SP Jake Odorizzi will be Monday's starter against the Blue Jays.


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Frieri hit his 8th homer of the wonder I'm fielding trade offers with Madson returning in a couple weeks. Lol jk bud, love the daily roundup.
Haha, not sure how that got in there. Thanks for the heads up and the kind words!