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Probable Pitchers for July 8, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Mets RP Bobby Parnell notched a four-out save by allowing no runs.
- Mets SP Jeremy Hefner continued a stretch of dominance, allowing one run on just two hits over seven frames.
- Mets 1B Josh Satin went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a steal, an RBI and a run scored.
- Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny allowed two runs — none earned — on eight hits and no walks over six innings.
- Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman smacked a third-inning grand slam off starter Robbie Erlin.
- Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon belted a two-run homer.
- Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed four runs over six innings and struck out nine in a victory.
- Padres SP Robbie Erlin was blasted for nine runs in four innings.
- Cubs RP Kevin Gregg blew his second save of the season.
- In RP Carlos Villanueva's first start since rejoining the Cubs' starting rotation, he surrendered one run over four innings in a no-decision.
- Pirates OF Starling Marte clubbed a solo homer, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.
- Upon activation from the disabled list, Pirates SP A.J. Burnett surrendered two runs — one earned — on three hits and two walks over five innings in a no-decision.
- Giants 3B Joaquin Arias (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a double in his return to the lineup.
- Giants RP Sergio Romo suffered his fourth loss of the season.
- Giants RP Chad Gaudin gave up just one run on four hits over seven innings.
- Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
- Dodgers C A.J. Ellis went 1-for-4 with a double.
- Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed one run on three hits over eight innings.
- Phillies OF Domonic Brown had an offensive outburst, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a homer, two RBI and two runs scored.
- Phillies SP Jonathan Pettibone allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings while striking out six.
- Braves C Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
- In his worst start of the season, Braves SP Kris Medlen allowed seven runs — six earned — in 5 1/3 innings
- Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus went 3-for-4 with a double, home run, walk, two runs and three RBI.
- Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis stuffed the stat sheet, going 2-for-4 with a double, home run, walk, three RBI, three runs and a stolen base.
- Blue Jays RP Todd Redmond surrendered two runs on just one hit and three walks.
- Twins SP Scott Diamond was doomed by a rough fifth inning, allowing six runs on eight hits and four walks over five innings.
- Indians OF Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with two homers, three runs and five RBI.
- Indians SP Corey Kluber struck out 10 and gave up two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision victory.
- Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera was perfect at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a walk, homer, steal and two RBI.
- Tigers SP Doug Fister allowed six runs on six hits and three walks over six innings in a no-decision.
- Rays SP David Price twirled a one-run complete game, striking out five while allowing eight hits.
- Rays DH Luke Scott went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.
- Rays OF Desmond Jennings went 1-for-2 with two walks, a double and a run scored.
- White Sox SP John Danks took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over seven innings.
- Orioles SP Jason Hammel allowed one run over five innings.
- Yankees RP Mariano Rivera suffered a rare blown save, allowing a go-ahead, two-run homer to Adam Jones.
- Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed zero runs on just three hits and a walk over seven innings.
- Orioles OF Adam Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the ninth inning off of Mariano Rivera.
- Athletics RP Jesse Chavez earned a four-inning save, allowing zero hits while striking out four.
- Athletics OF Josh Reddick finished 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI.
- Athletics SS Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI.
- Athletics SP A.J. Griffin allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over five innings in a victory.
- Giants optioned LHP Mike Kickham to Triple-A Fresno.
- Giants activated RHP Chad Gaudin from the 15-day disabled list.
- Cardinals pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins has been placed on High-A Palm Beach's disabled list with a shoulder injury.
- Marlins transferred INF Chris Valaika from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Marlins recalled RHP Chris Hatcher from Triple-A New Orleans.
- Padres purchased the contract of C Rene Rivera from Triple-A Tucson.
- Padres placed C Yasmani Grandal on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee injury.
- Pirates optioned RHP Ryan Reid to Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Pirates activated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list.
- Diamondbacks sent 1B/OF Eric Hinske outright to Triple-A Reno.
- Yankees transferred INF Kevin Youkilis from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Yankees claimed 1B Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Orioles.
- Rangers placed DH Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list with left hip inflammation.
- Rangers recalled RHP Cory Burns from Triple-A Round Rock.
- Rangers placed RHP Nick Tepesch on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 6, with right elbow inflammation.
- Rangers activated RHP Joakim Soria from the 60-day disabled list.
- Tigers recalled RHP Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo.
- Tigers placed LHP Darin Downs on the 15-day disabled list with left rotator cuff tendinitis.
- Indians transferred C Lou Marson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Indians purchased the contract of RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Columbus.
- Indians optioned RHP Carlos Carrasco to Triple-A Columbus.
- Red Sox recalled RHP Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Yankees transferred OF Curtis Granderson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Yankees activated RHP Michael Pineda from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Red Sox placed LHP Andrew Miller on the 15-day disabled list with a left foot injury.
- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly expects OF Matt Kemp (shoulder) to return to the lineup on Monday.
- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke doesn't expect 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) to be placed on the disabled list.
- Brewers OF Ryan Braun (hand) is hoping to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.
- Pirates 2B Neil Walker will undergo an MRI on his ailing right side Monday.
- Dodgers RP Shawn Tolleson (back) could begin a rehab assignment within the next couple weeks.
- Cardinals C Yadier Molina has been diagnosed with right knee inflammation and expects to return to the lineup Tuesday.
- Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran is nursing a minor right oblique issue.
- Padres manager Bud Black said Saturday that he believes 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) will resume a rehab assignment by mid-week.
- Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that OF Dexter Fowler (wrist) could return next weekend without going out on a rehab assignment first.
- Brewers RP Alfredo Figaro (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.
- Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder, back) told Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he would like to pitch in 2014.
- Braves C Evan Gattis (oblique) is not expected to take batting practice until at least Thursday.
- Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) will throw live batting practice on Tuesday.
- Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (rib) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs this week.
- Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson is currently sidelined with a strained oblique.
- Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) remains without a timetable to begin a throwing program.
- Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez has been diagnosed with a sprained middle finger on his right hand.
- Rockies SP Roy Oswalt was removed from Sunday's game with a strained left hamstring.
- Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) will resume his rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Gwinnett.
- Orioles OF Eric Thames (hand) will resume swinging a back on Sunday.
- Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) will rejoin the Orioles' rotation on Tuesday or Wednesday.
- Indians SP Zach McAllister (finger) threw curveballs with no issues during a flat-ground session Saturday.
- Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) is expected to be optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when his rehab window runs out on Monday.
- White Sox RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab program Monday.
- Red Sox RP Franklin Morales (shoulder, pectoral) has resumed a throwing program.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Notes and Rumors:
- Braves OF B.J. Upton was ejected from Sunday's game against the Phillies for arguing balls and strikes.
- SP Ricky Nolasco will make his Dodgers' debut on Tuesday in Arizona.
- The Dodgers have moved SP Chris Capuano to the bullpen following the addition of Ricky Nolasco.
- The Mets are considering skipping SP Shaun Marcum's next turn in the rotation.
- The Diamondbacks will give SP Patrick Corbin some extra rest around the All-Star break.
- FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox are eyeing White Sox RP Matt Thornton as a possible trade option.
- SP Lucas Harrell has been removed from the Astros' rotation.
Yesterday's Top Hitters:
|Michael Brantley||CLE||vs DET||9-6 W||3/4||2||3||5||0||10||0|
|Colby Rasmus||TOR||vs MIN||11-5 W||3/4||1||2||3||1||7||0|
|Miguel Cabrera||DET||@ CLE||6-9 L||4/4||1||1||2||1||7||1|
|Rajai Davis||TOR||vs MIN||11-5 W||2/4||1||3||3||1||6||1|
|Alexi Amarista||SD||@ WSH||7-11 L||3/5||1||2||3||0||6||0|
|Josh Reddick||OAK||@ KC||10-4 W||2/5||1||2||4||0||6||0|
|Eric Sogard||OAK||@ KC||10-4 W||2/4||1||2||3||0||6||0|
|Domonic Brown||PHI||vs ATL||7-3 W||2/4||1||2||2||0||7||0|
|Jed Lowrie||OAK||@ KC||10-4 W||3/5||1||1||2||0||6||0|
|Torii Hunter||DET||@ CLE||6-9 L||2/5||1||1||4||0||5||0|
|Anthony Rendon||WSH||vs SD||11-7 W||2/5||1||2||3||0||5||0|
|Ryan Zimmerman||WSH||vs SD||11-7 W||1/4||1||2||4||1||4||1|
|Josh Satin||NYM||@ MIL||2-1 W||3/4||0||1||1||0||5||1|
|Aaron Hill||ARI||vs COL||6-1 W||2/4||0||2||2||0||4||1|
|Trevor Plouffe||MIN||@ TOR||5-11 L||2/4||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Bryce Harper||WSH||vs SD||11-7 W||3/4||0||2||1||1||3||2|
|Lonnie Chisenhall||CLE||vs DET||9-6 W||2/3||1||1||1||1||5||1|
|Chase Headley||SD||@ WSH||7-11 L||3/5||0||1||1||0||5||0|
|Alex Gordon||KC||vs OAK||4-10 L||2/3||1||1||1||1||5||0|
|Jonathan Herrera||COL||@ ARI||1-6 L||2/3||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Edwin Encarnacion||TOR||vs MIN||11-5 W||1/2||0||2||2||3||3||0|
|Jose Tabata||PIT||@ CHC||3-4 L||2/3||0||1||1||2||4||0|
|Nick Markakis||BAL||@ NYY||2-1 W||3/4||0||1||0||0||4||0|
|A.J. Pierzynski||TEX||vs HOU||5-4 W||1/4||1||1||3||0||4||0|
|Adam Jones||BAL||@ NYY||2-1 W||1/4||1||1||2||0||4||0|
|Hanley Ramirez||LAD||@ SF||4-1 W||2/4||0||1||0||0||5||0|
|George Kottaras||KC||vs OAK||4-10 L||1/2||1||1||1||2||4||0|
|Marc Krauss||HOU||@ TEX||4-5 L||1/4||1||1||2||0||4||0|
|Jose Reyes||TOR||vs MIN||11-5 W||1/5||1||2||1||0||4||0|
|Scott Hairston||CHC||vs PIT||4-3 W||1/1||1||1||1||0||4||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:
|Patrick Corbin||ARI||vs COL||6-1 W||8||3||1||1||1||10||97||W|
|Jeremy Hefner||NYM||@ MIL||2-1 W||7||2||1||1||1||8||105||W|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYY||vs BAL||1-2 L||7||3||0||0||1||4||88||ND|
|Clayton Kershaw||LAD||@ SF||4-1 W||8||3||1||1||1||3||100||W|
|Chad Gaudin||SF||vs LAD||1-4 L||7||4||1||1||1||9||92||ND|
|David Price||TB||vs CHW||3-1 W||9||8||1||1||0||5||98||W|
|Jered Weaver||LAA||vs BOS||3-0 W||6.2||5||0||0||2||6||114||W|
|John Lackey||BOS||@ LAA||0-3 L||7||5||2||2||1||9||116||L|
|Joe Saunders||SEA||@ CIN||3-1 W||7||6||1||1||0||2||101||W|
|Corey Kluber||CLE||vs DET||9-6 W||6.1||5||2||2||3||10||109||ND|
|Lance Lynn||STL||vs MIA||3-2 W||7||7||2||2||1||7||110||W|
|Tom Gorzelanny||MIL||vs NYM||1-2 L||6||8||2||0||0||8||83||L|
|Jonathan Pettibone||PHI||vs ATL||7-3 W||5.1||5||1||1||1||6||96||W|
|Todd Redmond||TOR||vs MIN||11-5 W||5||1||2||2||3||4||84||W|
|John Danks||CHW||@ TB||1-3 L||7||5||3||3||2||5||100||L|
|A.J. Burnett||PIT||@ CHC||3-4 L||5||3||2||1||2||3||66||ND|
|Carlos Villanueva||CHC||vs PIT||4-3 W||4||3||1||1||1||5||69||ND|
|Bronson Arroyo||CIN||vs SEA||1-3 L||6||5||3||3||1||6||96||L|
|Jason Hammel||BAL||@ NYY||2-1 W||5||6||1||1||2||4||102||ND|
|Jose Fernandez||MIA||@ STL||2-3 L||6||4||3||3||4||5||89||L|
|A.J. Griffin||OAK||@ KC||10-4 W||5||5||2||2||1||4||105||W|
|Stephen Strasburg||WSH||vs SD||11-7 W||6||7||4||4||2||9||111||W|
|Roy Oswalt||COL||@ ARI||1-6 L||1.2||2||1||1||0||2||23||L|
|Erik Bedard||HOU||@ TEX||4-5 L||6.1||5||5||4||5||4||104||L|
|Doug Fister||DET||@ CLE||6-9 L||6||6||6||6||3||4||110||ND|
|Justin Grimm||TEX||vs HOU||5-4 W||4||6||4||3||2||2||83||ND|
|Kris Medlen||ATL||@ PHI||3-7 L||5.1||8||7||6||3||5||90||L|
|Luis Mendoza||KC||vs OAK||4-10 L||1.2||5||5||5||2||1||46||L|
|Scott Diamond||MIN||@ TOR||5-11 L||4.2||8||6||6||4||1||88||L|
|Robbie Erlin||SD||@ WSH||7-11 L||4||6||9||9||4||3||104||L|