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Probable Pitchers for June 6, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(27-32) Padres – 6 at 2 – Dodgers (25-33)

(16-44) Marlins – 1 at 6 – Phillies (30-30)

  • Phillies SP Cole Hamels fired seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Marlins SP Jacob Turner allowed just one run over six innings.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown hit his NL leading 18th homer of the year.
  • Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich hit his 4th dinger of the season.
(35-25) Pirates – 0 at 5 – Braves (37-22)
  • Braves SP Julio Teheran tossed eight scoreless innings and struck out eleven.
  • Braves C Evan Gattis launched his 13th home run of the season.
  • Pirates OF Travis Snider finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
(32-28) Rockies – 12 at 4 – Reds (36-24)
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez hit three home runs, driving in six.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 5-for-5 with two home runs.
  • Reds OF Xavier Paul hit a three-run home run for his only hit of the night.
  • Rockies SP Jon Garland allowed four runs in six innings to earn the win.
(34-25) Diamondbacks – 10 at 3 – Cardinals (38-21)

  • Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt finished 2-for-5 with a grand slam.
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley allowed three runs and eleven hits over 6.2 innings.
  • Cardinals spot starter Joe Kelly allowed just one run over 5.2 innings.
(23-33) Mets – 10 at 1 – Nationals (29-30)
  • Mets 3B David Wright went 2-for-5 with a home run.
  • Mets OF Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with two home runs.
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren lasted only four innings, allowing five runs.
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee picked up his second-straight decisive victory, allowing one run over seven innings.

American League:

(30-29) Indians – 4 at 6 – Yankees (34-25)
  • Yankees SP CC Sabathia went all nine innings, allowing four runs while striking out nine.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber allowed six runs — four earned — over six innings.
  • Yankees OF Brett Gardner hit a three-run home run on Wednesday as the Yankees defeated the Indians.
  • Indians 3B Mark Reynolds went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
(34-25) Orioles – 7 at 11 – Astros (22-38)
  • Orioles C Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Astros RP Dallas Keuchel allowed one run over six innings to earn the win.
  • Orioles SP Freddy Garcia allowed six runs — including four home runs — in three innings.
  • Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with his third home run of the season.
  • Orioles SS J.J. Hardy went 2-for-5 with his 13th home run of the season.
(25-31) White Sox – 7 at 5 – Mariners (25-34) (16 innings)
  • White Sox RP Addison Reed was awarded the win in a game that lasted 16 innings.
  • Mariners 3B Kyle Seager hit a 14th-inning grand slam.
  • Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma dominated over eight innings allowing six hits in a no-decision.
  • White Sox SP Dylan Axelrod went 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision.
(32-26) Rays – 3 at 0 – Tigers (31-26)
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb spun 7 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out seven while allowing five hits and three walks.
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney nailed down his 12th save of the season with a scoreless ninth.
  • Tigers SP Doug Fister was dealt a tough-luck loss, allowing three runs over 8 1/3 innings in a defeat.
  • Rays 3B.Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
(36-22) Rangers – 3 at 2 – Red Sox (36-24)
  • Rangers SS Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a two-run double.
  • Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia went 1-for-3 with a home run.
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre hit his 12th home run.
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings while striking out six.
  • Red Sox SP John Lackey went six innings, allowing just one run in a no-decision.
(27-29) Twins – 1 at 4 – Royals (24-32)
  • Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie allowed one run over six innings while allowing six hits.
  • Royals RP Greg Holland pitched a scoreless ninth inning to lock down his 10th save of the season.
  • Twins SP P.J. Walters allowed three runs — none earned — over six innings but took the loss.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with two runs scored as the Royals defeated the Twins on Wednesday.
Inter League:
(36-25) Athletics – 6 at 1 – Brewers (22-36)
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon allowed just one run over seven innings.
  • Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo allowed five runs and six hits over 6 innings in the loss.
  • Athletics 1B Brandon Moss hit his 9th homer of the year.
(24-33) Cubs – 8 at 6 – Angels (26-34) (10 innings)

  • Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-6 and came through with a bases-loaded double in the 10th inning.
  • Angels 1B Mark Trumbo went 2-for-4 with two home runs.
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with a home run.
  • Cubs SP Matt Garza allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings but was denied a win.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas allowed five runs over five innings, taking a no-decision.
(25-34) Blue Jays – 4 at 0 – Giants (31-28)
  • Blue Jays DH Adam Lind went 3-for-4 at the dish.
  • Giants SP Barry Zito allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks over six frames.
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey gave up just two hits over 8 1/3 shutout innings.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right lat.
  • Reds placed RHP Johnny Cueto on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat injury.
  • Reds recalled RHP Pedro Villarreal from Double-A Pensacola.
  • Marlins prospect OF Christian Yelich has been placed on the disabled list with Double-A Jacksonville.
  • Cardinals recalled RHP Maikel Cleto from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals optioned RHP Victor Marte to Triple-A Memphis.
  • Brewers recalled RHP Tyler Thornburg from Triple-A Nashville.
  • Brewers placed RHP Marco Estrada on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 4, with a strained left hamstring.
American League:
  • White Sox sent INF Tyler Greene outright to Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Rangers activated RHP Alexi Ogando from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rangers optioned LHP Joseph Ortiz to Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Mariners transferred OF Franklin Gutierrez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Mariners optioned INF Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Red Sox released RHP Oscar Villarreal.
  • Mariners purchase the contract of C Brandon Bantz from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Angels optioned RHP Dane De La Rosa to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Nationals SP Ross Ohlendorf is expected to replace Stephen Strasburg (lat) in the Nationals' starting rotation.
  • Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (forearm) is expected to return to the Reds' lineup on Friday against the Cardinals.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) reported feeling "really good" after throwing a bullpen session Wednesday.
  • Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Louisville.
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Low-A Wisconsin.
  • Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi (shoulder) will make one more start at Double-A Jacksonville before rejoining the Marlins.
  • Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list Saturday.
  • Cardinals prospect OF Oscar Taveras is dealing with a high-ankle sprain.
  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton (elbow, shoulder) will make his final rehab appearance for Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.
  • Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) will make his next rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Dodgers RP Scott Elbert will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.
  • Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) has been cleared to face live pitching.
  • Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Tuesday that ruled out structural damage.
  • Diamondbacks SP Daniel Hudson left his rehab start Tuesday for Double-A Mobile with elbow stiffness.
  • The Dodgers announced after Tuesday's game that SP Josh Beckett has been shut down for the next four weeks because of the nerve problem in his right arm.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (triceps) will not make his next scheduled start on Saturday.
  • Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (oblique) is expected to make one rehab start before rejoining the Nationals' rotation.
  • Dodgers RP Matt Guerrier (thumb) is expected to avoid the disabled list.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins doesn't expect RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) to return this season.
  • Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) has been sent to the Nationals' spring training facility and will resume baseball activities.
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano (lat) thinks he'll spend the minimum amount of time on the disabled list.
American League:
  • Rays SP David Price (triceps) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session this Friday.
  • An MRI taken Wednesday on White Sox SP Jake Peavy's left rib cage showed a non-displaced fracture.
  • reports that Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (back) could be optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket when he returns from the disabled list.
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Angels DH Albert Pujols confirmed on Wednesday that he still isn't completely recovered from his knee and foot injuries and considered going on the disabled list earlier this season.
  • Angels RP Sean Burnett (elbow) is is expected to throw a bullpen session this week.
  • Indians manager Terry Francona said that SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quad) could return in 3-4 weeks.
  • Orioles OF Lew Ford will undergo groin surgery on Thursday.
  • Royals SP Danny Duffy (elbow) will move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
  • Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) is not as far along in his rehab as initially thought.
  • Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler (rib cage) hasn't begun swinging a bat but has improved mobility.
  • Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland will fly to Arlington, Texas on Thursday to undergo an MRI on his right hamstring.
  • Yankees OF Brennan Boesch was removed from Wednesday's game at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre due to shoulder tightness.
  • Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie's ailing left ankle has yet to show noticeable signs of improvement.
  • Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (groin) is confident he'll return to the lineup on Thursday.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos (hamstring) is hoping to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina has dropped his suspension appeal.
  • Dodgers SP Stephen Fife will start Saturday against the Braves.
American League:

  • The Angels have moved RP Jerome Williams to the bullpen.
  • White Sox RP Hector Santiago will start Sunday against the Athletics.
  • WTAM's Nick Camino reports that no arrest was made against Indians closer Chris Perez.
  • The Detroit News speculates that the Tigers could call up 3B Nick Castellanos soon.

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Maybe it's just me and a touch of bad luck: does anyone know if there are more quality starts, or quality plus starts, that are resulting in no-decisions or losses this season than in the past? Iwakuma and Ogando last night threw 13.2 innings for my fantasy team, allowing 1 earned run between the two of them...both got no-decisions.