Probable Pitchers for June 27, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Phillies SP Cole Hamels allowed four runs and seven hits over 6 innings in a no decision.
- Padres SP Robbie Erlin allowed just two runs over 6.1 innings while striking out seven.
- Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon saved his 15th game of the year.
- Phillies OF Delmon Young hit his 7th bomb of the season.
- Padres OF Chris Denorfia slugged his 6th homer of the year.
- Giants C Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw.
- Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw pitched eight innings of two-run ball.
- Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen took over for Kershaw in the ninth and retired three of the four batters he faced for a save.
- Giants SP Tim Lincecum was charged with four runs in 5 1/3 innings.
- Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig collected three hits in four at-bats against the Giants on Wednesday.
- Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann won his 11th game, allowing two runs over seven innings.
- Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
- Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley allowed three runs — two earned — in seven innings in a loss.
- Nationals RP Rafael Soriano notched his 21st save of the year.
- Indians 2B Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer.
- Orioles RP Jim Johnson blew his fifth save chance of the season, allowing two runs in 2/3 of an inning.
- Indians RP Vinnie Pestano worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his fifth save of the season.
- Orioles SP Jason Hammel allowed two runs over seven innings in a no-decision.
- Angels OF Mike Trout went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI.
- Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with his 22nd home run of the year.
- Angels SS Erick Aybar went 2-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base.
- Tigers SP Jose Alvarez allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss.
- Angels RP Billy Buckner lasted three innings, allowing three runs on seven hits in a no-decision.
- Red Sox SP John Lackey struck out 12 while allowing two runs over seven innings.
- Red Sox RP Koji Uehara nailed down the save with two strikeouts in a perfect ninth inning.
- Rockies SP Roy Oswalt gave up five runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings.
- Red Sox OF Shane Victorino went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
- Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer smacked a pair of solo homers.
- Mets SP Shaun Marcum went eight scoreless innings allowing just four hits to get his first win of the season
- White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
- Mets OF Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
- White Sox SP John Danks took the loss, allowing three runs — one earned — over 7 1/3 innings.
- Royals OF Alex Gordon went 3-for-5 with a walk-off single in the 10th inning.
- Royals C Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.
- Braves SP Mike Minor allowed three runs on nine hits in six innings in a no-decision.
- Royals SP Luis Mendoza allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
- Pirates activated RHP Jeanmar Gomez from the 15-day disabled list.
- Pirates optioned RHP Duke Welker to Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Cardinals activated RHP Fernando Salas from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Memphis.
- Padres recalled LHP Robbie Erlin from Triple-A Tucson.
- Padres optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson.
- Brewers purchased the contract of OF/1B Sean Halton from Triple-A Nashville.
- Brewers optioned 2B Scooter Gennett to Triple-A Nashville.
- Rockies signed INF Reid Brignac to a minor league deal, assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
- Indians activated SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.
- Indians designated INF John McDonald for assignment.
- Nationals released RHP Jeremy Accardo.
- White Sox recalled INF Brent Morel from Triple-A Charlotte.
- White Sox placed INF Conor Gillaspie on the paternity leave list.
- Orioles sent INF/OF Yamaico Navarro outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
- Red Sox activated RHP Clayton Mortensen from the 15-day disabled list.
- Blue Jays activated SS Jose Reyes from the 60-day disabled list.
- Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) felt good Tuesday after pitching off flat ground.
- Reds pitching coach Bryan Price said Wednesday that RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) is "very unlikely" to be activated from the disabled list when he's eligible on Saturday.
- Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) isn't ready to grip a bat.
- Cubs prospect OF Jorge Soler will have his left shin examined this week by team doctors in Chicago.
- Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Tuesday that he's hoping C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) will be ready to return from the 15-day disabled list on July 4.
- X-rays on Braves OF Jordan Schafer's right ankle came back negative.
- Braves 3B Ramiro Pena will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a torn right labrum.
- Padres SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) took ground balls, hit and ran in the outfield before Wednesday's game.
- Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) left Wednesday's rehab game with High-A Potomac early after fouling a ball off his foot.
- X-rays on Diamondbacks 2B Willie Bloomquist's left hand came back negative.
- Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko was removed after one at-bat during his rehab game at Double-A San Antonio Wednesday after aggravated his strained right groin.
- Giants RP Santiago Casilla (knee) will face hitters on Friday.
- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that 3B Joaquin Arias (hamstring) could be placed on the disabled list if he's not feeling well enough to play by Friday.
- Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) isn't expected to be activated from the disabled list until the second week of July.
- Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) thinks he'll be ready to rejoin the rotation, at the very latest, just after the All-Star break.
- Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) is hoping to be cleared to resume throwing after a follow-up exam next week.
- Mets SS Ruben Tejada (quad) will begin a rehab assignment later this week for the Gulf Coast League Mets.
- Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery Thursday.
- The Yankees announced Wednesday that surgery has been recommended for 1B Mark Teixeira's right wrist.
- Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Wednesday that SP Nick Blackburn (arm) will make his first minor league rehab start Saturday with the team's Gulf Coast League affiliate.
- Rangers manager Ron Washington said Wednesday on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that he expects SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) to return in 10-12 days.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (trapezius) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.
- Indians RP Chris Perez (shoulder) pitched a perfect inning Tuesday in a rehab appearance with Class A Mahoning Valley.
- Angels SP Jason Vargas underwent surgery Wednesday to remove a blood clot from his left armpit.
- White Sox SP Jake Peavy (rib) played catch on Wednesday.
- Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow, back) will restart his rehab assignment Sunday at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
- Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez (oblique) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday night with High-A Tampa.
- Angels SP Tommy Hanson (forearm) will undergo further tests on Thursday but is expected to be placed on the disabled list.
- Astros OF Justin Maxwell (concussion) thinks he could return to the lineup on Friday.
- Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.
- Orioles RP Steve Johnson (oblique) moved his flat-ground throwing from 75 feet to 90 feet Wednesday.
- Rangers SP Alexi Ogando threw another bullpen session Tuesday but admitted that his right shoulder still isn't 100 percent.
- Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) is currently slated to make five rehab appearances.
Notes and Rumors:
- CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs and first-round pick third baseman Kris Bryant are "nowhere close to a deal."
- According to ESPN's Buster Olney, there has been a breakdown in the negotiations between the Rockies and Marlins involving a trade of right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
- Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is batting just .106 (5-for-47) with 29 strikeouts since he's demotion to Triple-A Syracuse.
- Giants SP Mike Kickham will make his next start on Monday in Cincinnati.
- Diamondbacks RP Heath Bell said Wednesday that he has fixed a mechanical flaw that was leading to his recent struggles.