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Probable Pitchers for July 11, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Giants SS Brandon Crawford finished 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.
- Facing the team that drafted him, Mets SP Zack Wheeler allowed just one run and three hits over seven innings.
- Giants SP Matt Cain had another brutal outing, walking three and giving up three runs in just two-thirds of an inning.
- Giants OF Hunter Pence went hitless and is 3-for-36 with one RBI in July.
- Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt recorded his 13th save despite coughing up a run in the ninth inning.
- Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBI.
- Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa allowed two runs on two hits over five innings.
- Padres SP Andrew Cashner allowed three runs — two earned — on eight hits and two walks over five innings.
- Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored.
- Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins finished 0-for-4.
- Phillies 1B Darin Ruf hit his first home run of the year.
- Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez allowed one run over seven innings.
- Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed four solo home runs in seven innings.
- Braves SP Paul Maholm surrendered four runs in 4 1/3 innings.
- Marlins 3B Placido Polanco went 3-for-5 with three RBI.
- After delivering a two-run double in the first, Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton walked three times.
- Marlins SP Jacob Turner allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings.
- Braves OF Jason Heyward went 0-for-4.
- Blue Jays RP Steve Delabar came on to record the final out.
- Indians OF Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored.
- Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers allowed just one run in six innings but settled for a no-decision.
- Indians SP Justin Masterson allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
- Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a sac fly.
- Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury, who missed two games with a sore left wrist, went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
- Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen walked two and allowed two runs in his inning of work.
- Red Sox SP Felix Doubront twirled seven frames of one-run ball in a victory.
- Mariners SP Aaron Harang was tagged for seven runs on eight hits in five innings.
- Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter hit his ninth home run of the year.
- Cardinals RP Edward Mujica picked up his 25th save of the season.
- Cardinals SP Shelby Miller allowed three earned runs over five innings in a no-decision.
- Astros SP Jordan Lyles allowed four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings.
- Astros 1B Brett Wallace went 4-for-5 all singles.
- Pirates acquired INF Brian Bocock from the Nationals to complete the Brian Jeroloman deal.
- Brewers optioned RHP Johnny Hellweg to Triple-A Nashville.
- Giants optioned LHP Mike Kickham to Triple-A Fresno.
- Orioles recalled RHP Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk.
- Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Sonny Gray from Triple-A Sacramento.
- Orioles activated LHP Wei-Yin Chen from the 15-day disabled list.
- Red Sox optioned RHP Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Yankees released 3B Josh Bell.
- Astros optioned OF Jimmy Paredes to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Rangers recalled LHP Joseph Ortiz from Triple-A Round Rock.
- Red Sox recalled RHP Pedro Beato from Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Red Sox recalled RHP Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Red Sox optioned RHP Allen Webster to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Rangers placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 7, with a slight strain in his right trapezius muscle.
- Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) is still not running at full intensity.
- Mets 1B Justin Turner (intercostal) has started hitting off a tee and soft-tossing.
- Mets OF Lucas Duda (intercostal) hasn't resumed swinging a bat.
- Mets manager Terry Collins expects RP Scott Atchison (groin) to be activated when the second half of the season begins next Friday.
- Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) threw his latest bullpen session Tuesday.
- Giants RP Santiago Casilla (knee) could be activated from the disabled list Thursday.
- Mets SP Matt Harvey (blister) will skip his next scheduled start Saturday against the Pirates.
- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that OF Norichika Aoki (elbow) will likely return to the starting lineup Thursday.
- Braves OF Jordan Schafer (ankle) took batting practice Wednesday.
- Braves C Evan Gattis (oblique) took batting practice Wednesday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.
- Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) allowed two runs in three innings Tuesday in a rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett.
- Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will take batting practice Wednesday.
- Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (wrist) could be activated from the disabled list Thursday.
- Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (rib) could be activated from the disabled list Thursday.
- Phillies 1B Ryan Howard underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair the torn meniscus in his left knee.
- Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder, back) will begin a rehab assignment Monday at Double-A Springfield.
- Nationals RP Christian Garcia injured his hamstring during a rehab appearance Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse.
- Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday at Wrigley Field.
- Mets RP Frank Francisco remains out indefinitely with ongoing elbow problems.
- Dodgers SP Josh Beckett underwent successful surgery Wednesday to relieve a nerve impingement in his right shoulder.
- Giants C Hector Sanchez (shoulder) hopes to begin playing in extended spring training games in a few days.
- Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) went 1-for-3 with an RBI single Wednesday in his latest rehab game with High-A Tampa.
- Red Sox manager John Farrell said on WEEI on Wednesday that SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start on Sunday.
- Indians OF Grady Sizemore (knee) hasn't set a date to return.
- Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen will remain shut down for about 10 more days as he continues recovering from irritation in his left shoulder.
- Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop (back) is scheduled to begin playing in rehab games on Thursday.
- Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher said that SP Tommy Hanson (forearm) "turned everything loose with no hesitation" during a 35-pitch bullpen session Wednesday.
- Orioles DH Chris Dickerson has been diagnosed with a left shoulder strain.
- Yankees OF Brett Gardner left Wednesday's game against the Royals with a right leg contusion.
- Yankees DH Travis Hafner left Wednesday's game against the Royals with a left foot contusion.
- Yankees SP David Phelps (forearm) doesn't expect to miss more than one turn in the rotation.
- Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) is not ready for a rehab assignment yet.
- Mariners OF Michael Morse (quad) is still not ready to begin a rehab assignment.
- Mariners RP Stephen Pryor (lat) will throw another simulated game on Saturday.
- Indians SP Zach McAllister (finger) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Akron on Friday.
- Sources told FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal that SS Derek Jeter (ankle) will rejoin the Yankees for Thursday's game against the Royals.
Notes and Rumors:
- CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs are close to agreeing to a deal with first-round pick Kris Bryant.
- Giants RP Chad Gaudin was charged with one count of open and gross lewdness after allegedly groping a woman who was on a hospital gurney in Las Vegas.
- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Tuesday that he plans to give C Yadier Molina more days off moving forward.
- Cubs agreed to terms with first-round pick 3B Kris Bryant.
- SP Shelby Miller won't start until the Cardinals' fourth game after the All-Star break.
- The Pirates are considering optioning SP Gerrit Cole to the minors during the All-Star break.
- Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is just 3-for-23 with no extra-base hits in July.
- Padres OF Kyle Blanks hasn't logged a multi-hit game since June 24.
- Padres RP Huston Street owns a 4.30 ERA and has struck out just 16 batters over 29 1/3 innings.
- Cardinals 3B David Freese is batting .306/.373/.439 with five homers and 26 RBI over 217 plate appearances since May 1.
- Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal is second in the National League with 19 holds.
- Padres prospect SS Jace Peterson won California League Player of the Month honors in June.
- Diamondbacks prospect SS Chris Owings was 4-for-4 on with three home runs, three runs scored and five RBI.
- Major League Baseball has denied Dodgers OF Skip Schumaker's appeal of his two-game suspension.
- The Padres will call up RP Sean O'Sullivan from Triple-A Tucson to start on Friday against the Giants.
- Cardinals RP Joe Kelly will have his first turn in the rotation after the All-Star break skipped.
- George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have shipped SS Derek Jeter's equipment from Tampa to New York.
- The Astros have promoted prospect right-hander Mark Appel to Class A Quad Cities.
- FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told by an AL executive that the Yankees are "aggressively" pushing trades involving RP Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes.
- Rangers OF Manny Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, a walk, and two runs scored in his third game with Triple-A Round Rock.
- CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are close to a deal with first-round pick Aaron Judge.
- Twins RP Glen Perkins hasn't allowed a run since May 28.
- Astros SP Jarred Cosart will be called up to start on Friday against the Rays.
- Orioles OF Nick Markakis has logged a .367/.412/.400 batting line in 34 July plate appearances.
- Rangers RP Ross Wolf will start for the Rangers on Thursday in Baltimore.
- Rays RP Alex Torres leads all American League relievers since his call-up on June 1 with a 0.42 ERA and .085 opposing average.
- Rangers RP Joe Nathan has allowed just one run since May 26.
- Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland is batting an anemic .164/.238/.200 over 63 plate appearances since he was activated from the disabled list on June 21.
- Red Sox manager John Farrell said that either SP Brandon Workman or SP Steven Wright will likely start on Sunday in Oakland.
- The Rangers will start either SP Neil Ramirez or SP Ross Wolf in place of the injured Yu Darvish on Thursday in Baltimore.
Yesterday's Top Hitters:
|Josh Hamilton||LAA||@ CHC||13-2 W||2/5||2||2||5||0||8||0|
|Robinson Cano||NYY||vs KC||8-1 W||3/4||1||2||3||0||7||1|
|Hanley Ramirez||LAD||@ ARI||7-5 W||3/6||1||2||3||1||7||0|
|Prince Fielder||DET||vs CHW||8-5 W||3/4||1||2||3||0||6||0|
|David Ortiz||BOS||@ SEA||11-4 W||2/3||1||2||3||0||6||0|
|Mike Trout||LAA||@ CHC||13-2 W||3/4||0||2||1||1||5||1|
|A.J. Ellis||LAD||@ ARI||7-5 W||3/6||1||1||2||1||6||0|
|Albert Pujols||LAA||@ CHC||13-2 W||1/1||1||2||3||3||4||0|
|Cody Ransom||CHC||vs LAA||2-13 L||2/4||1||2||1||0||6||0|
|Anthony Rendon||WSH||@ PHI||5-1 W||2/4||1||2||1||0||6||0|
|Placido Polanco||MIA||vs ATL||6-2 W||3/5||0||1||3||0||4||0|
|Nolan Reimold||BAL||vs TEX||6-1 W||2/4||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Aaron Hill||ARI||vs LAD||5-7 L||2/5||1||2||2||0||5||0|
|Jacoby Ellsbury||BOS||@ SEA||11-4 W||3/4||0||2||1||0||4||0|
|Brett Wallace||HOU||@ STL||4-5 L||4/5||0||1||1||0||4||0|
|Manny Machado||BAL||vs TEX||6-1 W||3/5||0||1||1||0||5||0|
|Conor Gillaspie||CHW||@ DET||5-8 L||2/4||1||2||1||0||5||0|
|Lyle Overbay||NYY||vs KC||8-1 W||1/4||1||1||4||0||4||0|
|Shin-Soo Choo||CIN||@ MIL||6-2 W||3/4||0||2||0||1||4||0|
|A.J. Pollock||ARI||vs LAD||5-7 L||3/6||0||2||0||1||5||0|
|Adrian Gonzalez||LAD||@ ARI||7-5 W||2/4||1||1||1||1||5||0|
|Jayson Werth||WSH||@ PHI||5-1 W||2/3||1||1||1||1||5||0|
|Kelly Johnson||TB||vs MIN||4-3 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Wilson Ramos||WSH||@ PHI||5-1 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Brendan Harris||LAA||@ CHC||13-2 W||1/5||1||2||2||0||4||0|
|Gordon Beckham||CHW||@ DET||5-8 L||1/3||1||1||2||0||4||0|
|Michael Bourn||CLE||vs TOR||4-5 L||3/5||0||2||0||0||3||1|
|Victor Martinez||DET||vs CHW||8-5 W||3/4||0||1||1||0||3||0|
|Matt Carpenter||STL||vs HOU||5-4 W||1/3||1||1||2||1||4||0|
|Miguel Cabrera||DET||vs CHW||8-5 W||3/5||0||1||1||0||3||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:
|Francisco Liriano||PIT||vs OAK||5-0 W||7||4||0||0||1||6||90||W|
|Ivan Nova||NYY||vs KC||8-1 W||8||5||1||1||2||6||105||W|
|C.J. Wilson||LAA||@ CHC||13-2 W||7||4||1||1||0||6||112||W|
|Zack Wheeler||NYM||@ SF||7-2 W||7||3||1||1||3||5||101||W|
|Wei-Yin Chen||BAL||vs TEX||6-1 W||7||3||1||1||3||4||100||W|
|Felix Doubront||BOS||@ SEA||11-4 W||7||5||1||1||2||6||107||W|
|Mike Leake||CIN||@ MIL||6-2 W||8.1||4||2||2||4||2||104||W|
|Esmil Rogers||TOR||@ CLE||5-4 W||6||4||1||1||3||7||100||ND|
|Gio Gonzalez||WSH||@ PHI||5-1 W||7||6||1||1||2||5||116||W|
|Jacob Turner||MIA||vs ATL||6-2 W||7||4||2||2||3||5||110||W|
|Justin Masterson||CLE||vs TOR||4-5 L||6.2||4||2||2||5||6||120||ND|
|Jeremy Hellickson||TB||vs MIN||4-3 W||6||6||3||3||0||8||95||ND|
|Jorge De La Rosa||COL||@ SD||5-4 W||5||2||2||2||4||4||99||W|
|Rick Porcello||DET||vs CHW||8-5 W||6||7||3||3||0||6||93||W|
|Cliff Lee||PHI||vs WSH||1-5 L||7||9||4||4||0||6||76||L|
|Kevin Correia||MIN||@ TB||3-4 L||5.1||5||3||3||5||6||104||ND|
|Jordan Lyles||HOU||@ STL||4-5 L||6.1||6||4||4||2||2||95||ND|
|Shelby Miller||STL||vs HOU||5-4 W||5||5||3||3||5||5||94||ND|
|Andrew Cashner||SD||vs COL||4-5 L||5||8||3||2||2||5||91||L|
|Johnny Hellweg||MIL||vs CIN||2-6 L||4.1||4||4||4||5||1||83||L|
|Tyler Skaggs||ARI||vs LAD||5-7 L||4.1||8||3||3||3||3||91||ND|
|Matt Cain||SF||vs NYM||2-7 L||0.2||2||3||3||3||1||36||L|
|Hyun-Jin Ryu||LAD||@ ARI||7-5 W||5||7||5||5||2||3||100||ND|
|Tommy Milone||OAK||@ PIT||0-5 L||2.2||7||3||3||2||2||80||L|
|Paul Maholm||ATL||@ MIA||2-6 L||4.1||7||4||4||5||3||99||L|
|Wade Davis||KC||@ NYY||1-8 L||5||6||8||8||3||6||104||L|
|Josh Lindblom||TEX||@ BAL||1-6 L||5.1||9||6||6||4||1||119||L|
|Dylan Axelrod||CHW||@ DET||5-8 L||5.2||11||7||7||2||3||111||L|
|Aaron Harang||SEA||vs BOS||4-11 L||5||8||7||7||3||0||93||L|
|Jeff Samardzija||CHC||vs LAA||2-13 L||4.2||9||9||9||2||5||99||L|