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Probable Pitchers for July 4, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-6 with a walk-off single.
- Giants 2B Tony Abreu went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run.
- Reds OF Chris Heisey went 1-for-3 with a home run.
- Reds SP Tony Cingrani allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
- Giants SP Barry Zito allowed one run on seven hits in four innings of a no-decision.
- Brewers SP Kyle Lohse tossed eight innings of one-run ball.
- Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez nailed down his seventh save of the season with a scoreless inning.
- Nationals SP Ross Detwiler allowed four runs — two earned — over six innings.
- Brewers OF Norichika Aoki went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI.
- Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon belted a solo homer.
- Pirates SP Jeff Locke picked up win No. 8, allowing three runs — two earned — over 5 2/3 innings.
- Pirates RP Jason Grilli allowed a two-run homer but hung on to record his 28th save of the season.
- Phillies SP John Lannan was knocked around for four runs on 11 hits and three walks over five innings.
- Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez singled and launched a three-run homer.
- Phillies OF Domonic Brown went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer.
- Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez went 4-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored.
- Rockies C Wilin Rosario went 1-for-3 with three runs scores.
- Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.
- Dodgers SP Zack Greinke allowed five runs in five innings but earned the win.
- Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood allowed six runs — five earned — on 11 hits in five innings.
- Mariners 3B Kyle Seager went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.
- Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen earned his 17th save of the season in his first opportunity since being restored as the closer.
- Rangers SP Derek Holland allowed two runs in six innings, striking out 10 as part of a no-decision.
- Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed two runs over seven innings in a no-decision.
- Diamondbacks recalled OF Tony Campana from Triple-A Reno.
- Diamondbacks placed INF Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 28, with a left hand contusion.
- Pirates activated OF Jose Tabata from the 15-day disabled list.
- Pirates optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Nationals signed C Kelly Shoppach to a minor league contract.
- Marlins activated C Miguel Olivo from the restricted list; designated him for assignment.
- Cubs signed INF Edgar Gonzalez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.
- Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa.
- Cubs designated RHP Shawn Camp for assignment.
- White Sox recalled INF Brent Morel from Triple-A Charlotte.
- White Sox placed 1B Paul Konerko on the 15-day disawbled list with a lower back injury.
- White Sox placed RHP Jesse Crain on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.
- Orioles released RHP Jon Rauch.
- Orioles optioned 3B Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk.
- Red Sox sent RHP Clayton Mortensen outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Yankees signed INF Luis Cruz.
- Yankees placed INF Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
- Indians activated OF Michael Bourn from the paternity leave list.
- Indians optioned LHP Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus.
- Rangers signed DH Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
- Twins signed OF Jermaine Mitchell to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Rochester.
- Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus is scheduled to throw off a mound Friday for the first time since he broke his hand in May.
- Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled Thursday.
- Nationals SP Lucas Giolito (elbow) lasted just one-third of an inning Wednesday for the GCL Nationals in his first start since Tommy John surgery.
- Pirates SP Phil Irwin (elbow) underwent ulnar nerve transposition surgery Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
- Padres SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) could have his return pushed back to Friday.
- Nationals SP Dan Haren (shoulder) threw a simulated game Wednesday.
- Pirates OF Jose Tabata (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.
- Mets SP Shaun Marcum (back) is expected to make his next start, this Saturday against the Brewers.
- Giants 2B Marco Scutaro is dealing with some minor back soreness.
- Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig has been diagnosed with a bruised left hip and thigh after X-rays on his leg came back negative.
- The Cardinals don't think the pinched nerve in OF Matt Holliday's neck will be a long-term issue.
- Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) threw an extended bullpen session on Wednesday.
- Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (calf) doesn't expect to go out on a rehab assignment.
- Padres OF Will Venable (hamstring) is expected back in the lineup on Thursday.
- Pirates RP Jared Hughes (shoulder) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Thursday with no issues.
- Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) will be shut down for the next 2-3 weeks.
- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that SP Wily Peralta (hamstring) was "iffy" to make his scheduled start on Sunday.
- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that it's "a possibility" OF Ryan Braun (hand) could return before the All-Star break.
- Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York was told by a baseball official with knowledge of the Yankees' thinking that the team could have SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) pitch out of the bullpen during the second half.
- Angels RP Sean Burnett (elbow) hopes to resume throwing next week.
- Angels RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw three bullpen sessions last week.
- Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopopulos said Tuesday that RP Luis Perez (elbow) is "pretty far away" from resuming a minor league rehab assignment.
- Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopopulos said that SP Drew Hutchison (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment "soon."
- Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek (elbow) has allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk over 4 1/3 innings in his first two rehab appearances with High-A Dunedin.
- Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ still has some soreness in his right knee.
- Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) will continue his minor league rehab assignment with Low-A Lansing.
- Astros OF Justin Maxwell (head) is aiming return early next week.
- Royals OF Alex Gordon left Wednesday's game with a possible concussion and a hip contusion after crashing into the wall in left field.
- X-rays on Tigers 2B Omar Infante's shin came back negative.
- White Sox pitching prospect Erik Johnson left Wednesday's start at Triple-A Charlotte with a right groin strain.
- Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that C David Ross (concussion) has "had three or four really good days consecutively here."
- Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.
- C Jesus Montero (knee) will serve as the designated hitter on Friday for the Mariners' Arizona Rookie League team.
- Mariners C Danny Hultzen will be shut down for the next 10-14 days with left rotator cuff irritation.
- Athletics SP Jarrod Parker's (hamstring) next start has been pushed back to Saturday.
- Mariners manager Eric Wedge expects OF Michael Morse (quad) to need several rehab games before being activated.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) said Wednesday that he feels like he "finally turned a corner" after throwing from 100 feet on flat ground.
Notes and Rumors:
- Blue Jays SP Chien-Ming Wang's agent, Alan Chang, told Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca that his client would accept an assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.
- Astros prospect right-hander Mark Appel will make his pro debut Friday with Class A Tri-City.
- Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos hasn't ruled out the possibility that SP Ricky Romero could return to the majors before September.
- The Orioles plan to keep SP Kevin Gausman in their bullpen for now.
- Athletics SP Dan Straily will be called up to start on Thursday against the Cubs.
Yesterday's Top Hitters:
|Chris Carter||HOU||vs TB||4-1 W||2/3||2||2||4||0||8||0|
|Hanley Ramirez||LAD||@ COL||10-8 W||4/5||1||3||1||0||8||0|
|Matt Carpenter||STL||@ LAA||12-2 W||3/6||1||3||3||0||7||0|
|Domonic Brown||PHI||@ PIT||5-6 L||3/5||1||2||2||0||6||0|
|Justin Ruggiano||MIA||@ ATL||6-3 W||2/4||1||1||3||1||6||1|
|Kyle Seager||SEA||@ TEX||4-2 W||3/5||1||1||2||0||6||0|
|Chris Davis||BAL||@ CHW||4-2 W||2/4||1||1||3||0||6||0|
|Victor Martinez||DET||@ TOR||6-2 W||2/4||1||2||2||0||5||0|
|Andrew McCutchen||PIT||vs PHI||6-5 W||3/3||0||2||0||2||5||1|
|Jason Kipnis||CLE||@ KC||5-6 L||2/4||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Alex Avila||DET||@ TOR||6-2 W||2/4||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Pedro Alvarez||PIT||vs PHI||6-5 W||2/4||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Jon Jay||STL||@ LAA||12-2 W||2/6||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Tony Abreu||SF||@ CIN||2-3 L||2/5||1||1||2||1||6||0|
|David Wright||NYM||vs ARI||3-5 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|Eric Hosmer||KC||vs CLE||6-5 W||2/4||1||2||1||0||5||0|
|Matt Kemp||LAD||@ COL||10-8 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|David Murphy||TEX||vs SEA||2-4 L||2/3||1||1||1||1||5||0|
|Daniel Descalso||STL||@ LAA||12-2 W||2/4||0||2||2||0||3||0|
|Logan Schafer||MIL||@ WSH||4-1 W||2/4||0||1||2||0||4||0|
|Daniel Murphy||NYM||vs ARI||3-5 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Mark Ellis||LAD||@ COL||10-8 W||3/5||0||0||1||0||5||0|
|Gordon Beckham||CHW||vs BAL||2-4 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Luis Valbuena||CHC||@ OAK||3-1 W||2/5||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Carlos Gonzalez||COL||vs LAD||8-10 L||2/4||1||1||1||1||5||0|
|Yadier Molina||STL||@ LAA||12-2 W||3/4||0||1||1||1||3||0|
|Robinson Cano||NYY||@ MIN||3-2 W||2/3||0||1||2||1||3||0|
|Cody Ross||ARI||@ NYM||5-3 W||1/4||1||1||3||0||4||0|
|Chris Heisey||CIN||vs SF||3-2 W||1/3||1||1||2||0||4||0|
|Carlos Quentin||SD||@ BOS||1-2 L||3/4||0||1||0||0||4||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:
|Kyle Lohse||MIL||@ WSH||4-1 W||8||4||1||1||1||7||103||W|
|Matt Garza||CHC||@ OAK||3-1 W||8||4||1||1||3||5||114||W|
|Hector Santiago||CHW||vs BAL||2-4 L||7||5||2||2||2||9||123||ND|
|Jon Lester||BOS||vs SD||2-1 W||7||6||1||1||1||5||102||ND|
|Ricky Nolasco||MIA||@ ATL||6-3 W||7||6||2||2||0||7||96||W|
|Randall Delgado||ARI||@ NYM||5-3 W||7||7||2||2||0||9||106||W|
|Bud Norris||HOU||vs TB||4-1 W||7||6||1||1||3||5||105||W|
|CC Sabathia||NYY||@ MIN||3-2 W||7||7||2||2||3||9||121||W|
|Felix Hernandez||SEA||@ TEX||4-2 W||7||7||2||2||2||7||107||ND|
|Edinson Volquez||SD||@ BOS||1-2 L||6||7||1||1||1||6||104||ND|
|Scott Feldman||BAL||@ CHW||4-2 W||6||6||2||2||0||6||98||ND|
|Max Scherzer||DET||@ TOR||6-2 W||6.1||7||2||2||1||8||113||W|
|Derek Holland||TEX||vs SEA||2-4 L||6||7||2||2||2||10||104||ND|
|Shelby Miller||STL||@ LAA||12-2 W||6||5||2||2||2||6||102||W|
|Tony Cingrani||CIN||vs SF||3-2 W||5.2||4||2||2||4||5||97||ND|
|Roberto Hernandez||TB||@ HOU||1-4 L||6||4||3||3||0||1||78||L|
|Bartolo Colon||OAK||vs CHC||1-3 L||7||9||2||2||1||0||106||L|
|Mike Minor||ATL||vs MIA||3-6 L||6||6||4||4||3||9||107||L|
|P.J. Walters||MIN||vs NYY||2-3 L||5||4||3||3||3||3||79||L|
|Scott Kazmir||CLE||@ KC||5-6 L||5||6||3||3||0||3||87||ND|
|Ross Detwiler||WSH||vs MIL||1-4 L||6||8||4||2||1||3||95||L|
|Barry Zito||SF||@ CIN||2-3 L||4||7||1||1||1||3||88||ND|
|Jeff Locke||PIT||vs PHI||6-5 W||5.2||7||3||2||3||2||99||W|
|Jeremy Guthrie||KC||vs CLE||6-5 W||6.1||5||5||5||3||3||103||ND|
|Josh Johnson||TOR||vs DET||2-6 L||5||7||6||1||2||5||105||L|
|Matt Harvey||NYM||vs ARI||3-5 L||6||9||5||5||3||9||110||L|
|Zack Greinke||LAD||@ COL||10-8 W||5||6||5||5||7||4||107||W|
|John Lannan||PHI||@ PIT||5-6 L||5||11||4||4||3||5||93||L|
|Tyler Chatwood||COL||vs LAD||8-10 L||5||11||6||5||0||1||79||L|
|Jerome Williams||LAA||vs STL||2-12 L||1.2||4||7||7||4||2||55||L|