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Probable Pitchers for June 12, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(39-26) Braves – 2 at 3 – Padres (31-34)
  • Padres SP Andrew Cashner pitched eight innings of two-run ball and struck out eight.
  • Padres RP Luke Gregerson got a one-out save, striking out the only batter he faced in the ninth.
  • Braves SP Tim Hudson fell to 4-6 after giving up three runs and five hits in 7 1/3 innings.
  • Padres 3B Chase Headley hit his sixth homer and walked.

(26-38) Brewers – 4 at 5 – Marlins (19-45)

  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run, eighth-inning homer.
  • Marlins RP Steve Cishek worked a perfect ninth inning to pick up his seventh save of the season.
  • Brewers SS Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases.
  • Marlins SP Jacob Turner allowed four runs — three earned — in seven innings, taking a no-decision.
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta allowed three runs over six innings in taking a no-decision.
(39-26) Reds – 12 at 2 – Cubs (25-37)
  • Reds 1B Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer.
  • Reds OF Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI.
  • Reds SS Zack Cozart went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI.
  • Cubs SP Matt Garza allowed nine runs in five innings.
  • Reds SP Tony Cingrani went seven innings, allowing two runs, to pick up the win.
(36-29) Diamondbacks – 3 at 5 – Dodgers (28-36)
  • Diamondbacks OF Jason Kubel hit his first homer since April 29th.
  • Dodgers C Tim Federowicz delivered a three-run double in the bottom of the eighth.
  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke pitched seven innings of two-run ball before getting hit in the shoulder by a pitch and eventually leaving.
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen protected a two-run lead in the ninth for his third save.
  • Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy was tossed from the game after intentionally hitting Zack Greinke with a pitch in the seventh.
(33-30) Giants – 2 at 8 – Pirates (38-26)
  • Making his major league debut, Pirates SP Gerrit Cole tossed 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball.
  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum allowed four runs — two earned — over 4 2/3 innings.
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez finished 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI.
  • Giants 3B Joaquin Arias went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
(42-22) Cardinals – 9 at 2 – Mets (23-36)
  • Cardinals SP Michael Wacha rebounded from a rough first inning to pick up his first major league win, allowing two runs over six frames.
  • Mets SP Jeremy Hefner allowed six runs – one earned – over six innings.
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig singled and belted a three-run homer.
  • Mets SS Omar Quintanilla launched a solo homer.
(31-32) Nationals – 3 at 8 – Rockies (35-30)
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren was rocked for five runs and eight hits over 5 innings in the loss.
  • Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin picked up his 4th win of the year going 5 innings allowing just two runs.
  • Rockies got homers from Tyler Colvin and Carlos Gonzalez.

American League:

(27-38) Angels – 2 at 3 – Orioles (37-28)
  • Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez allowed one run over eight innings while striking out five.
  • Orioles OF Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
  • Angels OF Mike Trout hit his 12th home run of the year.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings while giving up seven hits.
(40-26) Red Sox – 3 at 8 – Rays (35-29)
  • Rays SP Roberto Hernandez allowed three runs over seven innings while striking out seven.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester walked a career-high seven and allowed seven runs over 4 2/3 innings.
  • Rays OF Desmond Jennings singled and smashed a pair of solo homers.
  • Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored.
(31-33) Indians – 5 at 2 – Rangers (38-26)
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber helped break an eight-game losing streak, allowing one run over eight innings.
  • Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski went 2-for-3 with his fifth homer of the season.
  • Indians 2B Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with his 14th stolen base.
  • Rangers SP Derek Holland allowed four runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss.
(28-36) Blue Jays – 7 at 5 – White Sox (28-35) (10 innings)
  • Blue Jays SP Chien-Ming Wang allowed five runs over 7.1 innings in a no decision.
  • White Sox SP Jorge Quintana allowed two runs over 6.1 innings in a no decision.
  • Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen picked up his 13th save of the year.
  • Blue Jays got homers from Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista.
  • White Sox got homers from Conor GIllaspie and Adam Dunn.
(36-27) Tigers – 3 at 2 – Royals (29-33)
  • Tigers SP Max Scherzer won his ninth game, allowing two runs over seven innings while striking out six batters.
  • Tigers RP Jose Valverde worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his ninth save of the season.
  • Royals OF David Lough hit his first major league home run.
  • Royals SP Wade Davis allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
(37-27) Yankees – 4 at 6 – Athletics (39-27)
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon allowed zero runs for six innings to win his fifth straight start.
  • Yankees SP CC Sabathia gave up six runs in six innings.
  • Athletics C Derek Norris had a three-run homer and an RBI single.
(23-43) Astros – 0 at 4 – Mariners (29-37)
  • Mariners SP Aaron Harang pitched his second shutout of the year, allowing just two hits and striking out 10.
  • Batting second for a major league baseball team, Mariners SS Brendan Ryan went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Astros SS Ronny Cedeno went 0-for-3 and is in a 3-for-28 slump at the moment.
Inter League:
(31-34) Phillies – 2 at 3 – Twins (28-33)
  • Twins 1B Justin Morneau went 3-for-4 with two RBI, including the game-winner.
  • Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
  • Twins SP P.J. Walters allowed two runs — one earned — in 7 1/3 innings, but took a no-decision .
  • Phillies SP Cole Hamels allowed two runs in six innings in a no-decision.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Padres recalled RHP Nick Vincent from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres optioned RHP Burch Smith to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Rockies recalled LHP Josh Outman from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies placed RHP Edgmer Escalona on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
  • Nationals signed RHP Mark Lowe to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Giants recalled INF Nick Noonan from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants placed 3B Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day disabled list with a left foot strain.
  • Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Gerrit Cole from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates placed LHP Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 6, with forearm tightness.
  • Brewers released RHP Clay Hensley.
  • Mets recalled LHP Josh Edgin from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Mets recalled OF Collin Cowgill from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Mets purchased the contract of 1B Josh Satin from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Reds optioned INF Henry Rodriguez to Triple-A Louisville.
  • Reds recalled LHP Tony Cingrani from Triple-A Louisville.
  • Nationals optioned RHP Nate Karns to Double-A Harrisburg.
  • Cubs designated RHP Eduardo Sanchez for assignment.
  • Nationals acquired RHP Ian Dickson from the Cubs in exchange for RHP Henry Rodriguez.
  • Dodgers placed OF Scott Van Slyke on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder bursitis.
  • Dodgers recalled RHP Chris Withrow from Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Dodgers recalled OF Alex Castellanos from Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Dodgers optioned INF Justin Sellers to Triple-A Albuquerque.
American League:
  • White Sox recalled LHP Leyson Septimo from the 60-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Red Sox RP Daniel Bard has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Portland with a strained abdominal muscle.
  • Rays recalled RHP Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Durham.
  • Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the bereavement list.
  • Red Sox recalled RHP Jose De La Torre from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox placed RHP Clayton Mortensen on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip impingement.
  • Angels recalled RHP Dane De La Rosa from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Angels placed RHP Robert Coello on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 10, with right shoulder inflammation.
  • Blue Jays released C Henry Blanco.
  • Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Chien-Ming Wang from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Blue Jays designated INF Andy LaRoche for assignment.
  • Mariners designated C Brandon Bantz for assignment.
  • Mariners purchased the contract of C Mike Zunino from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Indians optioned INF Juan Diaz to Triple-A Columbus.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (triceps) threw all of his pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday and felt fine.
  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that 3B Pablo Sandoval (foot) should be back in 15 days.
  • Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.
  • An MRI taken Tuesday afternoon on Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer's sore rib cage revealed only a bruise.
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (lat) threw a simulated game on Tuesday afternoon at Coors Field.
  • An MRI taken Tuesday morning on Marlins OF Chris Coghlan's injured lower back showed a strain.
  • Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
  • Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) will rejoin the Cardinals' rotation on Friday in Miami.
  • Cubs RP Zach Putnam will receive an MRI on his right elbow.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin will be sidelined at least six weeks with damage to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa is nursing with a small cut on his left middle finger.
  • Giants 2B Marco Scutaro will visit a hand specialist Wednesday to determine whether he has tendon damage in his left pinkie.
  • Diamondbacks RP Matt Reynolds has been diagnosed with a slight tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
  • Giants RP Shane Loux will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
  • The Reds are hoping that SP Johnny Cueto (lat) will be ready to rejoin the rotation on Sunday.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (triceps) will rejoin the Rockies' rotation on Friday against the Phillies.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) hasn't resumed running after having a setback on Sunday.
  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly received an epidural in his ailing neck on Tuesday.
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano (lat) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.
  • Mets SS Ruben Tejada (quad) did some running on Tuesday.
  • Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (oblique) is expected to be activated from the disabled list to start on Thursday in Colorado.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper has been given platelet-rich plasma and cortisone shots in the bursa sac of his left knee and will be shut down for the next week.
  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton (elbow) will make his first start for the Pirates this season on Thursday against the Giants.
American League:
  • Twins RP Ryan Pressly (shoulder) expects to be available out of the bullpen Wednesday.
  • White Sox OF Dewayne Wise (hamstring) is aiming to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (neck) is tentatively scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday afternoon.
  • SS Jose Reyes (ankle) is scheduled to travel to the Blue Jays' spring training complex on Wednesday.
  • Rays RP Kyle Farnsworth (elbow) played catch on Tuesday.
  • Rays SP David Price (triceps) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment early next week.
  • Angels RP Sean Burnett does not need surgery on his injured left elbow but will be shut down for the next month.
  • Angels RP Ryan Madson (elbow) is still limited to throwing on flat ground.
  • Astros OF Justin Maxwell (hand) is 0-for-17 with eight strikeouts through five rehab games with Double-A Corpus Christi.
  • Athletics RP Jordan Norberto (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery in two weeks.
  • Red Sox RP Clayton Mortensen could land on the disabled list with a hip problem.
  • Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (knee, hamstring) said Monday that he's getting closer to going out on a minor league rehab assignment.
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes is considered day-to-day after leaving Tuesday's game with left hamstring tightness.
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is still nursing a left hamstring injury.
  • Tigers RP Octavio Dotel is currently limited to playing catch after feeling more soreness in his right elbow after throwing from a mound.
  • Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.
  • Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow) struck out six over five scoreless innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Northwest Arkansas Tuesday.
  • Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) started taking ground balls on Tuesday.
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) will throw off a half-mound on Thursday.
  • Orioles RP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) allowed eight runs — seven earned — on six hits and two walks over just 1 1/3 innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday.
  • Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) is hoping to be cleared for full activity after visiting with a doctor on Thursday.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Rockies SP Roy Oswalt will likely make one more minor league start before joining the Rockies' rotation.
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo is 16-for-18 in save opportunities this season.
  • Marlins rookie RP A.J. Ramos has a 4.50 ERA through 32 innings.
  • Braves RP Craig Kimbrel hasn't allowed a run since May 7.
  • Reds RP Aroldis Chapman has struck out two batters or more in eight of his last nine appearances.
  • Cardinals agreed to terms with first-round pick LHP Marco Gonzales.
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks for his role in a brawl.
  • Marlins OF Jake Marisnick has started to heat up at Double-A Jacksonville, hitting .270/.322/.491 with eight homers, 31 RBI and eight stolen bases.
  • Diamondbacks prospect SP Archie Bradley has excelled since his promotion to Double-A Mobile on May 1, going 5-1 with a 1.34 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 47/24 K/BB ratio over 47 innings.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has named RP Kenley Jansen his new closer.
  • Nationals SP Ross Ohlendorf will be called up to start for the Nationals on Wednesday in Colorado.
American League:
  • Red Sox SP Alfredo Aceves is expected to join the Red Sox active roster to start Wednesday against the Rays.
  • Athletics agreed to terms with first-round pick OF Billy McKinney.
  • Astros OF George Springer has been absolutely demolishing the baseball at Double-A Corpus Christi, hitting .305/.409/.623 with 18 homers, 50 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 60 games.
  • Royals prospect SP Kyle Zimmer remains winless through his first 12 starts at High-A Wilmington.
  • Rangers SP Josh Lindblom will start on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

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