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Probable Pitchers for June 29, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(38-41) Giants – 1 at 4 – Rockies (40-41)
(42-37) Diamondbacks – 0 at 3 – Braves (46-34)
  • Braves SS Andrelton Simmons launched a solo home run off Randall Delgado, his sixth of the season.
  • Braves RP Craig Kimbrel worked a scoreless ninth inning, protecting a three-run advantage and earning his 23rd save of the season.
  • Braves SP Julio Teheran was outstanding, racking up 10 strikeouts over six scoreless innings, while allowing just four hits and a walk.
  • Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero had a rough night at the dish, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
  • Diamondbacks SP Randall Delgado pitched well in a losing effort against the Braves on Friday, allowing two runs on eight hits over six innings.
(32-46) Brewers – 3 at 10 – Pirates (49-30)
  • Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including a home run, and three RBI.
  • Pirates SP Gerrit Cole wasn’t terrific, but picked up his fourth consecutive victory, allowing three runs on eight hits over his six innings.
  • Brewers OF Carlos Gomez returned to the starting lineup without missing a beat, going 2-for-5 with a run scored.
  • Brewers SP Johnny Hellweg was absolutely obliterated in his major league debut, surrendering seven runs (five earned) on six hits in just 1 2/3 innings in a loss.
(40-39) Nationals – 6 at 4 – Mets (32-44)
  • Nationals SS Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored.
  • Nationals RP Drew Storen recorded his second save of the season with a perfect ninth inning.
  • Nationals SP Ross Detwiler yielded three runs (two earned) in five innings in a no-decision.
  • Mets SP Matt Harvey struck out 11 batters over seven innings of one-run ball, but was handed a no-decision.
  • Mets 1B Josh Satin went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a walk.
(40-40) Padres – 9 at 2 – Marlins (27-51)
  • Padres SP Edinson Volquez yielded two runs over six innings.
  • Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco was tagged for six runs (five earned) over five innings Friday in a loss to the Padres.
  • Padres 2B Logan Forsythe went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, a stolen base, and a walk.
  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Padres.
(39-42) Phillies – 16 at 1 – Dodgers (36-43)

  • Phillies OF Delmon Young went 3-for-6 with a double and six RBI.
  • Phillies SP John Lannan pitched seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano was lit up for seven runs — five earned — in 3 2/3 innings.
  • Phillies 3B Michael Young went 4-for-6 and hit his fifth homer Friday against the Dodgers.

American League:

(39-40) Blue Jays – 5 at 7 – Red Sox (49-33)
  • Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes delivered a pinch-hit go-ahead RBI single.
  • Red Sox RP Koji Uehara notched a save in a third straight game.
  • Red Sox SP Allen Webster allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson was chased for five runs in 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Red Sox 3B Jose Iglesias went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored .
  • Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored.
(41-38) Indians – 19 at 10 – White Sox (32-44) Game 1
  • Indians 2B Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBI, three walks and four runs scored.
  • White Sox RP Hector Santiago was chased for five runs over 2 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Indians OF Ryan Raburn went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored Friday in the first game of a doubleheader against the White Sox.
  • White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.
  • Indians SP Trevor Bauer was yanked after giving up five runs and throwing 49 pitches while getting just two outs.
(42-38) Indians – 9 at 8 – White Sox (32-45) Game 2
  • Indians 1B Nick Swisher homered off Addison Reed in the top of the ninth.
  • White Sox RP Addison Reed took a blown save and his first loss after giving up four runs in the ninth inning.
  • White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-5 with a double and scored four runs.
  • After homering in Game 1, White Sox 2B Jeff Keppinger went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI.
(42-37) Yankees – 3 at 4 – Orioles (45-36)
  • Orioles OF Nate McLouth went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored.
  • Orioles RP Tommy Hunter notched a six-out save.
  • Orioles SP Kevin Gausman tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for his first major league win.
  • Yankees SP CC Sabathia gave up four runs over seven innings.
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored.
(43-35) Tigers – 6 at 3 – Rays (41-39)
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera continued his onslaught against American League pitching in Friday’s 6-3 win over the Rays, going 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs and a double.
  • Tigers RP Joaquin Benoit worked a scoreless ninth inning, earning his first save since replacing Jose Valverde as the team's closer.
  • Tigers SP Max Scherzer delivered another strong performance, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk over his seven frames, improving to 12-0 on the season.
  • Rays OF Wil Myers blasted his third home run of the season, a solo shot off Max Scherzer.
  • Rays SP Alex Colome pitched decently, allowing four runs on four hits over his six innings of work.
(37-40) Royals – 9 at 3 – Twins (35-41)
  • Royals 1B Eric Hosmer had a monster day at the plate, leaving the yard twice.
  • Royals SP James Shields picked up his third victory of the season, allowing three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings.
  • Twins OF Clete Thomas smacked a solo homer, his second of the season.
  • Twins SP P.J. Walters was knocked around again, surrendering six runs on six hits in his three innings of work.
(37-43) Angels – 4 at 2 – Astros (30-50)
  • Angels SS Erick Aybar went 2-for-3 with a two-run single, a walk, and a run scored.
  • Angels RP Jerome Williams allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Astros SP Bud Norris allowed only an unearned run over seven innings in a no-decision.
  • Astros C Jason Castro hit a solo homer and drew a walk Friday in a loss to the Angels.
Inter League:
(45-35) Reds – 0 at 4 – Rangers (47-33)
  • Rangers SP Martin Perez spun 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored.
  • Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
(48-31) Cardinals – 1 at 6 – Athletics (47-34)
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon moved to 11-2 by allowing one run in eight innings.
  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller lasted just 1 2/3 innings allowed five runs in a loss.
  • Cardinals RP Joe Kelly allowed just one run in 5 1/3 innings out of the pen.
  • Athletics C Stephen Vogt hit his first major league homer.
(33-45) Cubs – 4 at 5 – Mariners (35-45) (10 innings)
  • Mariners C Mike Zunino delivered the game-winning hit in the 10th.
  • Mariners RP Yoervis Medina picked up the win in relief after pitching a scoreless 10th inning.
  • Mariners OF Jason Bay homered and walked three times.
  • Cubs C Dioner Navarro went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Rockies optioned RHP Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies activated RHP Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Giants activated LHP Eric Surkamp from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Fresno.
  • Padres recalled RHP Burch Smith from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres optioned LHP Tom Layne to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Reds released RHP Mark Prior.
  • Pirates optioned C Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates recalled INF Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Brewers activated RHP Hiram Burgos from the 15-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.
  • Phillies optioned INF/OF Freddy Galvis to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Diamondbacks activated INF Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Diamondbacks designated 1B/OF Eric Hinkse for assignment.
  • Brewers recalled RHP Tyler Thornburg from Triple-A Nashville.
  • Brewers optioned OF Caleb Gindl to Triple-A Nashville.
  • Nationals optioned 1B Chris Marrero to Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Cubs activated C Steve Clevenger from 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Dodgers activated OF/1B Scott Van Slyke from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Dodgers designated INF Luis Cruz for assignment.
American League:
  • Mariners activated RHP Josh Kinney from the 60-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Tigers optioned RHP Evan Reed to Triple-A Toledo.
  • Indians optioned LHP Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians recalled RHP Carlos Carrasco from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians recalled RHP Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Tigers recalled RHP Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo.
  • White Sox reinstated INF Conor Gillaspie from the paternity leave list.
  • Royals released LHP George Sherrill.
  • Indians optioned RHP Trevor Bauer to Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians recalled RHP Matt Langwell from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Mariners designated INF Alex Liddi for assignment.
  • Mariners purchased the contract of INF Brad Miller from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Mariners optioned INF Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A Tacoma.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Friday that 1B Corey Hart needs surgery on his left knee and is done for the season.
  • Braves C Evan Gattis (oblique) is still not ready for baseball activities.
  • Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list Saturday.
  • Giants prospect RHP Kyle Crick allowed three hits and struck out eight batters over five scoreless innings for High-A San Jose.
  • Diamondbacks 2B Willie Bloomquist said Friday that his left hand felt much improved.
  • The MRI on Rockies OF Dexter Fowler's right wrist came back negative.
  • Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Nationals.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (rib) hopes to begin swinging a bat soon.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto was removed from Friday's start against the Rangers after just 29 pitches due to tightness in his right leg.
  • 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) has not been given a timetable for his return to the Padres after suffering a setback during his first minor league rehab game on Wednesday.
  • Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) will throw his second simulated game on Saturday.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) is expected to resume throwing off a mound at some point during the team's current homestand.
  • The Padres are being cautious with the workload of SP Andrew Cashner this season, and will utilize the All-Star break to provide him with a few extra days of rest.
  • Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
  • Giants RP Santiago Casilla (knee) threw a two-inning simulated game Friday.
  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (neck) will make a minor league rehab start Sunday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
American League:
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira will undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist Monday.
  • Astros OF Justin Maxwell (concussion) has been cleared to play.
  • Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) took five simulated at-bats, ran the bases, and fielded grounders Friday.
  • Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) has resumed facing live pitching.
  • Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera will undergo an MRI on his left knee.
  • Orioles DH Steve Pearce (wrist) hasn't been cleared for baseball activities.
  • Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) has resumed baseball activities.
  • Rays SP David Price (triceps) is expected to be activated from the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Astros.
  • Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that SP Jon Lester (hip) remain in line to make his next scheduled start.
  • Indians SP Zach McAllister (finger) is nearing a bullpen session.
  • White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (back) won't return to the lineup until at least Sunday.
  • Rangers SP Joakim Soria (elbow) will move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.
  • Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) won't rejoin the rotation until after the All-Star break.
  • Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli will undergo an MRI in the coming days on his hips as part of a three-month check-up.
  • Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer (shoulder) will travel to the team's spring training complex this weekend to begin rehab work.
  • Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez suffered a recurrence of his concussion symptoms after diving for a ball during his rehab stint last week at High-A Fort Myers.
  • Twins OF Darin Mastroianni (ankle) ran at full speed and hit in the batting cage on Thursday.
  • Mariners SP Danny Hultzen performed well for Triple-A Tacoma in his first start since returning from the disabled list, allowing just two hits over six scoreless innings.
  • White Sox top prospect OF Courtney Hawkins was removed from Friday's game due to a hamstring injury.
  • SS Stephen Drew, who was removed from Friday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, hopes to return to the Red Sox lineup within a day or two.
  • Rays 3B Evan Longoria left after the second inning of Friday's game against the Tigers after he aggravated the plantar fascitis in his left foot.
  • Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Friday that RP Daniel Bard is fully recovered from his abdominal strain and could soon return to game action at Double-A Portland.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) is on track to begin a throwing program at some point this weekend.
  • C John Jaso (hand) may not start a game for the Athletics during their weekend series against the Cardinals, but is available as a pinch hitter.
  • Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) is slated to throw 60 pitches during a minor league rehab start on Monday.
  • SP Colby Lewis (elbow) stated his optimism on Friday that he'll be able to return to the Rangers rotation in late July.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that there has been "heavy traffic" on Cubs SP Matt Garza and he is likely to be dealt "way ahead" of the trade deadline.
  • Dodgers prospect SS Corey Seager is batting .345/.387/.655 with four doubles, four home runs and 18 RBI in 15 games this month for Low-A Great Lakes.
  • RP Ian Krol has tossed 9 2/3 scoreless innings while boasting a 12/1 K/BB ratio in nine appearances since being called up by the Nationals.
American League:

  • Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley will make his first major league start in center field Friday against the Cubs.
  • Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Friday that RP Bruce Rondon will not serve as closer.
  • Indians prospect right-hander Dillon Howard was suspended 50 games for testing positive for an Amphetamine.

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Well, watching Hellwig get torched doesn't give me much hope for Nelson in the rotation.
The Browns scored a touchdown and four field goals but the Bears could only must a touchdown and a field goal. I didn't realize it was football season already.
Not sure that Brothers got the save in the Rockies win.
Hellweg was hit hard, but Segura missed two double play grounders that would've gotten him out of the inning.
Hellweg may have lost the game, but I doubt that he was absolutely obliterated.