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Probable Pitchers for July 21, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Mets 2B Daniel Murphy had a nice day at the dish, going 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI.
- Mets RP Bobby Parnell allowed a two-run homer to Chase Utley, but escaped, earning his 18th save of the season.
- Mets SP Zack Wheeler lasted just 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision, surrendering two runs on seven hits.
- Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins belted a solo homer.
- Phillies SP Cole Hamels struggled, giving up four runs on seven hits over five innings.
- Rays OF Desmond Jennings went 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs.
- Rays RP Fernando Rodney allowed a pair of baserunners in the ninth inning, but was able to escape with his 23rd save of the season.
- Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson notched his ninth victory of the season, surrendering a pair of runs on five hits over his five innings of work.
- Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista blasted his 22nd home run of the season in a losing effort.
- Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle delivered a quality start, surrendering four runs (three earned) on 10 hits in his seven innings of work.
- Rangers RP Ross Wolf was torched for seven runs in two-plus innings.
- SP Miguel Gonzalez gave the Orioles another quality start, allowing one run over 6 2/3 innings in a victory.
- Orioles OF Adam Jones went 2-for-5 and hit his 20th homer.
- Orioles OF Henry Urrutia went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his major league debut.
- Rockies recalled RHP Mitchell Boggs from Double-A Tulsa.
- Rockies placed RHP Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day disabled list with appendicitis.
- Cardinals purchased the contract of 1B/OF Brock Peterson from Triple-A Memphis.
- Cardinals placed OF Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 12, with a right hamstring strain.
- Angels recalled infielder Thomas Field from Triple-A Salt Lake.
- Angels designated infielder Brendan Harris for assignment.
- Athletics recalled RHP Dan Straily from Triple-A Sacramento.
- Yankees designated INF Alberto Gonzalez for assignment.
- Yankees recalled OF Melky Mesa from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Yankees recalled OF Thomas Neal from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Red Sox optioned INF Brock Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Red Sox activated SS Stephen Drew from the 15-day disabled list.
- Athletics optioned RHP Sonny Gray to Triple-A Sacramento.
- Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) allowed four runs and nine hits in 3 1/3 innings Saturday in his rehab start for Triple-A Memphis.
- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez doesn't believe SP Paul Maholm will land on the disabled list with his sprained left wrist.
- Cardinals Top prospect OF Oscar Taveras has been shut down for another 10 days because of his high ankle sprain.
- Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) is expected to begin a throwing program next week.
- Pirates RP Kyle McPherson underwent Tommy John surgery on July 10.
- Pirates SP Jeff Locke (back) is expected to start Sunday against the Reds.
- Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) is expected to be sidelined another 10-14 days before returning from the disabled list.
- Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Saturday.
- Padres SP Clayton Richard underwent successful left shoulder surgery on July 15.
- Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) allowed six runs over 2 2/3 innings in his latest rehab start Friday with Low-A Kane County.
- Pirates 2B Neil Walker (oblique) went 0-for-3 in his first rehab game Friday with Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt left Saturday's game in the sixth inning with an apparent groin injury.
- Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) was shifted from third base to DH at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight because of left quad tightness.
- Rays SS Yunel Escobar (hamstring) will not start Sunday.
- Indians SP Zach McAllister (finger) threw 35-40 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday and felt fine.
- Orioles RP Steve Johnson (oblique) threw two scoreless innings in an extended spring training game Saturday.
- Yankees SS Jayson Nix (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment early next week.
- Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) is expected to return from the disabled list early next week.
- Yankees SP David Phelps (forearm) is expected to make a rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (finger) could begin a rehab assignment in 7-10 days.
- According to the Royals, 2B Chris Getz left Saturday's game with left mild medial knee sprain.
Notes and Rumors:
- Rockies RP Rex Brothers will serve as the Rockies' fill-in closer while Rafael Betancourt (appendicitis) is sidelined.
- The Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson says the Rangers and Cubs haven't made any progress on a Cubs SP Matt Garza deal in the last 24 hours.
- The Indians declined to part with 3B Lonnie Chisenhall in return for the Cubs' SP Matt Garza, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Red Sox SP Jon Lester will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Yankees.
- ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that trade talks involving Astros SP Bud Norris "have been heating up" since the All-Star break.
- ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Giants and Rockies are among the teams that have discussed a trade for White Sox SP Jake Peavy.
Yesterday's Top Hitters:
|Alex Rios||CHW||vs ATL||10-6 W||3/5||1||2||5||0||6||0|
|Jonathan Lucroy||MIL||vs MIA||6-0 W||4/4||1||1||2||0||8||0|
|Andrew McCutchen||PIT||@ CIN||4-5 L||4/5||1||1||1||0||8||0|
|Mike Moustakas||KC||vs DET||6-5 W||3/4||1||2||1||0||6||0|
|Josh Phegley||CHW||vs ATL||10-6 W||3/4||0||2||1||0||5||0|
|Chase Utley||PHI||@ NYM||4-5 L||2/4||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Dexter Fowler||COL||vs CHC||9-3 W||2/3||0||1||3||1||4||1|
|Buster Posey||SF||vs ARI||4-3 W||2/4||1||2||2||0||5||0|
|Todd Helton||COL||vs CHC||9-3 W||3/4||0||2||1||1||4||0|
|Luis Valbuena||CHC||@ COL||3-9 L||2/4||1||1||2||1||5||0|
|Alex Avila||DET||@ KC||5-6 L||3/4||0||1||2||0||4||0|
|Jason Kipnis||CLE||@ MIN||2-3 L||2/4||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Eduardo Nunez||NYY||@ BOS||5-2 W||3/4||0||1||0||0||5||1|
|Adam Jones||BAL||@ TEX||7-4 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Jose Bautista||TOR||vs TB||3-4 L||2/4||1||1||1||1||5||1|
|Alejandro De Aza||CHW||vs ATL||10-6 W||4/5||0||1||0||0||4||0|
|Freddie Freeman||ATL||@ CHW||6-10 L||1/3||1||1||3||0||4||0|
|David Murphy||TEX||vs BAL||4-7 L||3/4||0||1||2||0||3||0|
|Lyle Overbay||NYY||@ BOS||5-2 W||3/4||0||0||1||0||5||0|
|Victor Martinez||DET||@ KC||5-6 L||3/5||0||1||1||0||4||0|
|Hanley Ramirez||LAD||@ WSH||3-1 W||3/5||0||1||1||0||4||1|
|Jimmy Rollins||PHI||@ NYM||4-5 L||2/5||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Mike Carp||BOS||vs NYY||2-5 L||3/4||0||1||0||0||4||0|
|Desmond Jennings||TB||@ TOR||4-3 W||3/4||0||2||0||1||3||0|
|Chad Tracy||WSH||vs LAD||1-3 L||3/5||0||1||0||0||4||0|
|Juan Lagares||NYM||vs PHI||5-4 W||3/4||0||0||1||0||4||0|
|Nate McLouth||BAL||@ TEX||7-4 W||2/5||0||2||0||0||4||1|
|Troy Tulowitzki||COL||vs CHC||9-3 W||2/5||0||1||2||0||3||0|
|Matt Wieters||BAL||@ TEX||7-4 W||3/4||0||1||0||1||3||0|
|Dan Uggla||ATL||@ CHW||6-10 L||1/4||1||1||2||0||4||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:
|C.J. Wilson||LAA||vs OAK||2-0 W||8.1||3||0||0||2||8||119||W|
|Gio Gonzalez||WSH||vs LAD||1-3 L||6||4||0||0||2||11||98||ND|
|Erik Bedard||HOU||vs SEA||2-4 L||6.1||0||3||1||5||10||109||L|
|Yovani Gallardo||MIL||vs MIA||6-0 W||6.1||5||0||0||2||5||105||W|
|Corey Kluber||CLE||@ MIN||2-3 L||5||3||0||0||2||7||93||ND|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYY||@ BOS||5-2 W||7||5||2||2||1||4||104||W|
|Kevin Correia||MIN||vs CLE||3-2 W||6||3||2||2||1||3||93||W|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||@ HOU||4-2 W||7||7||2||2||2||7||87||W|
|Juan Nicasio||COL||vs CHC||9-3 W||5||3||1||1||2||3||93||W|
|Dan Straily||OAK||@ LAA||0-2 L||7||8||2||2||0||4||97||L|
|Miguel Gonzalez||BAL||@ TEX||7-4 W||6.2||8||1||1||0||3||103||W|
|Zack Greinke||LAD||@ WSH||3-1 W||6||7||1||1||3||3||98||ND|
|Matt Cain||SF||vs ARI||4-3 W||5||4||2||2||4||4||102||W|
|Mat Latos||CIN||vs PIT||5-4 W||5||4||3||2||4||5||99||W|
|Jake Peavy||CHW||vs ATL||10-6 W||6||7||4||2||0||3||96||W|
|Jeremy Hellickson||TB||@ TOR||4-3 W||5||5||2||2||3||3||91||W|
|Wade Miley||ARI||@ SF||3-4 L||4||4||2||2||2||4||80||ND|
|Edinson Volquez||SD||@ STL||5-3 W||5||4||3||3||1||1||107||W|
|Mark Buehrle||TOR||vs TB||3-4 L||7||10||4||3||3||5||111||L|
|Zack Wheeler||NYM||vs PHI||5-4 W||4.2||7||2||2||2||5||106||ND|
|John Lackey||BOS||vs NYY||2-5 L||6.1||10||4||4||0||7||97||L|
|A.J. Burnett||PIT||@ CIN||4-5 L||5.2||10||5||2||2||8||109||L|
|Cole Hamels||PHI||@ NYM||4-5 L||5||7||4||4||2||5||94||L|
|Lance Lynn||STL||vs SD||3-5 L||5||6||4||4||3||1||91||L|
|Jeremy Guthrie||KC||vs DET||6-5 W||6||10||5||5||2||6||106||W|
|Justin Verlander||DET||@ KC||5-6 L||5.2||8||6||5||4||3||106||L|
|Nate Eovaldi||MIA||@ MIL||0-6 L||4||10||6||6||2||5||83||L|
|Paul Maholm||ATL||@ CHW||6-10 L||3||7||7||7||2||0||70||L|
|Carlos Villanueva||CHC||@ COL||3-9 L||4||9||7||7||4||0||87||L|
|Ross Wolf||TEX||vs BAL||4-7 L||2||9||7||7||2||2||57||L|