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Probable Pitchers for June 22, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(30-42) Dodgers – 2 at 5 – Padres (38-36)
  • Padres OF Chris Denorfia went 2-for-2 with a walk, a homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's victory over the Dodgers.
  • Padres RP Huston Street earned his 15th save of the year.
  • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw was charged with his fifth loss of the season after giving up four runs on seven hits over six innings.
(37-38) Rockies – 1 at 2 – Nationals (37-36)
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed one run in seven innings.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood tossed six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.
  • Nationals SS Ian Desmond launched a go-ahead solo homer.
  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in his return to action.
  • Rockies 2B Josh Rutledge went 2-for-3 with a run scored Friday in a loss to the Nationals.
(29-41) Mets – 4 at 3 – Phillies (35-39)
  • Mets SP Jeremy Hefner surrendered three runs — two earned — over six innings.
  • Phillies SP Cole Hamels was handed his 11th loss of the season after he gave up four runs over six innings.
  • Mets OF Juan Lagares went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead RBI double.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored.
(24-49) Marlins – 6 at 3 – Giants (37-36)
(43-32) Braves – 0 at 2 – Brewers (30-42)
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta allowed just two hits over seven scoreless innings.
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson tossed a scoreless inning for his first save since coming off the disabled list.
  • Braves SP Julio Teheran yielded two runs in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Brewers SS Jean Segura went 3-for-4 with a solo homer.
  • Braves OF Justin Upton went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.
(44-31) Reds – 5 at 11 – Diamondbacks (40-33)

  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto was shelled for 7 runs and 11 hits in just 4.1 innings in the loss.
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley struggled allowing 3 runs and 5 hits over 4.2 innings in a no decision.
  • Reds OF Jay Bruce hit his 16th homer while 1B Joey Votto his his 13th.
  • Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt launched 2 homers in the win.
  • Diamondbacks OF Jason Kubel went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI.

American League:

(45-31) Red Sox – 10 at 6 – Tigers (40-32)
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino went 4-for-5 with a home run and a season-high five RBI.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester gave up five runs over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Tigers SP Doug Fister was tagged for a season-high six runs over 3 1/3 innings.
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk.
(44-32) Athletics – 6 at 3 – Mariners (32-43)
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes launched two homers and collected four RBI.
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon allowed three runs on seven hits over eight innings.
  • Mariners 2B Nick Franklin hit a three-run homer off Bartolo Colon.
  • Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma labored for a second consecutive start, allowing four runs on six hits over seven innings in defeat.
(42-32) Orioles – 6 at 7 – Blue Jays (36-36)
  • Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis delivered a walk-off RBI single.
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey was hammered for six runs over six innings in a no-decision.
  • In his first start since June 12, Orioles SP Jason Hammel yielded four runs in six innings in a no-decision.
  • Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion homered, doubled and scored two runs.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis connected for his 27th home run.
(30-41) White Sox – 9 at 1 – Royals (34-37)
  • White Sox RP Hector Santiago spun eight innings of one-run ball while striking out five.
  • Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie was chased for six runs in just 2 1/3 innings.
  • White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza launched his 10th home run of the season and drew a walk.
  • Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.
(38-36) Rays – 2 at 6 – Yankees (40-33)
(33-37) Twins – 1 at 5 – Indians (37-35)
  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir allowed one run on five hits over seven innings to earn his fourth win of the season.
  • Indians 3B Mark Reynolds went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a run scored.
  • Twins 2B Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a home run.
  • Twins SP Samuel Deduno allowed four runs on six hits over six innings.
Inter League:
(42-32) Rangers – 6 at 4 – Cardinals (42-27)
  • Rangers OF Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a go-ahead two-run single.
  • Rangers SP Derek Holland allowed four runs over seven innings in a no-decision.
  • Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons struggled, giving up four runs over just 1 2/3 innings.
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig was 2-for-4 with a two-run double.
(28-47) Astros – 1 at 3 – Cubs (30-42)
(44-30) Pirates – 5 at 2 – Angels (33-41)
  • Pirates SS Jordy Mercer went 3-for-4 with a homer, a stolen base, two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver coughed up four runs in six innings.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli bounced back from his first blown save of the year by hurling a perfect ninth inning.
  • Pirates SP Gerrit Cole earned his third win in three starts giving up two runs while striking out five.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Padres released INF James Darnell.
  • Diamondbacks designated INF Josh Wilson for assignment.
  • Pirates optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Diamondbacks recalled RHP Zeke Spruill from Triple-A Reno.
  • Brewers optioned OF Josh Prince to Triple-A Nashville.
  • Brewers activated OF Norichika Aoki from the paternity leave list.
  • Pirates recalled C Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Rockies purchased the contract of OF Corey Dickerson from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies designated RHP Logan Kensing for assignment.
  • Mets recalled RHP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Phillies optioned INF/OF Michael Martinez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies activated 2B Chase Utley from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Braves recalled INF Paul Janish from Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Braves placed INF Ramiro Pena on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 17, with a right shoulder injury.
American League:
  • Yankees re-signed RHP Chris Bootcheck.
  • Yankees acquired INF/OF Brent Lillibridge from the Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Angels purchased the contract of RHP Billy Buckner from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Angels placed LHP Jason Vargas on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 18, with a blood clot in the area of his left armpit.
  • Yankees signed OF Corey Patterson to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Mariners prospect right-hander Taijuan Walker has been promoted to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Orioles activated RHP Miguel Gonzalez from the paternity leave list.
  • Orioles placed INF/OF Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with left wrist tendinitis.
  • Yankees purchased the contract of INF Alberto Gonzalez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Tigers recalled OF Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Tigers placed INF/OF Matt Tuiasosopo on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with a strained rib cage.
  • Tigers recalled RHP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Yankees designated INF Reid Brignac for assignment.
  • Tigers designated RHP Jose Valverde for assignment.
  • Astros designated RHP Ross Seaton for assignment.
  • White Sox recalled RHP Brian Omogrosso from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Yankees acquired RHP Yoshinori Tateyama from the Rangers in exchange for future considerations.
  • Rangers activated 1B Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Yankees signed LHP Mike Zagurski to a minor league contract.
  • Blue Jays released OF Ryan Langerhans.
  • Rays optioned RHP Josh Lueke to Triple-A Durham.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Pirates OF Jose Tabata (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) will need "at least" two more rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list.
  • Mets prospect C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) has been limited to running in a pool.
  • Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday.
  • Giants RP Santiago Casilla (knee) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Thursday.
  • Giants SS Brandon Crawford (fingers) could return to the ineup Saturday.
  • Giants RP Chad Gaudin (elbow) is questionable for his next start Tuesday against the Dodgers.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder, back) has been cleared to resume a throwing program.
  • Pirates SP Jeanmar Gomez (forearm) will be activated from the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Mariners.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese was diagnosed with a partial tear of his rotator cuff.
  • Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Friday that OF Bryce Harper (knee) is on pace to begin a minor league rehab assignment next Tuesday, likely with High-A Potomac.
  • Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus (hand) has thrown from a distance of 60 feet each of the past two days.
  • Mets RP Tim Byrdak (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Mets on Friday.
  • Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will move his pitch count up to 85 pitches in a rehab start with Double-A Jacksonville on Saturday.
  • Rockies RP Edgmer Escalona (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Thursday.
  • Padres SP Clayton Richard was removed from Friday's game with left AC joint pain.
American League:
  • Rays SP David Price (triceps) allowed one earned run on two hits over 2 2/3 innings in his first rehab start Friday with High-A Charlotte.
  • Orioles RP Steve Johnson (oblique) will begin playing catch Saturday.
  • Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said Friday that SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) is close to resuming a rehab assignment.
  • Orioles prospect infielder Jonathan Schoop (back) will begin taking ground balls on Monday.
  • Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Red Sox C David Ross has been diagnosed with another concussion.
  • Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quad) took grounders and hit on the field Friday.
  • Indians SP Zach McAllister (finger) has played catch a few times this week.
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) played long-toss at 150 feet Thursday and will do so again on Friday.
  • Rangers RP Joakim Soria (elbow, pectoral) is unlikely to be activated from the disabled list prior to the All-Star break.
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb (concussion) did some arm exercises on Thursday at Tropicana Field.
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed that SP Ivan Nova will start Sunday against the Rays.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Dodgers manager Don Matingly said SP Chris Capuano could start Sunday against the Padres.
  • Diamondbacks SP Randall Delgado will start Sunday against the Reds.
  • RP Donovan Hand will start for the Brewers on Saturday against the Braves.
American League:
  • Angels RP Jerome Williams will start Saturday against the Pirates.
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova is expected to be recalled to start Sunday against the Rays.
  • RP Koji Uehara said Friday that he was told he was told by Red Sox manager John Farrell that he will serve as the closer.
  • Royals agreed to terms with competitive balance pick LHP Sean Manaea.
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