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Probable Pitchers for July 22, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer.
- Nationals OF Jayson Werth went 2-for-3 with two homers and a walk.
- Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings.
- Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann was whipped for seven runs on eight hits and two walks over just two innings.
- Pirates RP Jason Grilli worked a scoreless ninth inning, preserving a one-run lead and earning his National League-leading 30th save.
- Pirates 1B Garrett Jones hit a solo homer off Homer Bailey.
- Pirates SP Jeff Locke twirled six innings of one-run ball, allowing just one hit while striking out six.
- Reds SP Homer Bailey struck out a career-high 12 batters over 6 1/3 innings while allowing three runs.
- Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez tossed a scoreless inning of relief.
- Brewers OF Caleb Gindl smacked a solo homer in the bottom of the 13th inning.
- Brewers SP Wily Peralta allowed just two hits over eight shutout innings while striking out seven.
- Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez hurled seven shutout innings in a no-decision.
- Rays OF Kelly Johnson went 3-for-4 with a double and a homer.
- Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, a steal and two RBI.
- Rays SP Chris Archer allowed just one run on five hits over seven innings while walking four.
- Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings.
- Yankees SP CC Sabathia was charged with seven runs over five innings in a no-decision.
- Red Sox OF Shane Victorino went 2-for-5 in his return to the lineup.
- Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli hit a walkoff home run.
- Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster lasted just 5 1/3 innings allowing three runs on six hits and giving up four walks.
- In his first appearance of the second half, Tigers RP Joaquin Benoit tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn his ninth save.
- Tigers OF Andy Dirks had a nice day at the dish, going 2-for-4 with a homer and a steal.
- Tigers SP Doug Fister twirled six innings of one-run ball while striking out five.
- Royals SP James Shields allowed three runs on nine hits over seven innings.
- Mariners 2B Nick Franklin went 2-for-6 and cracked a grand slam.
- Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBI.
- Mariners SP Felix Hernandez gave up zero runs over six innings, while striking out seven.
- Astros SP Jordan Lyles was obliterated for 10 runs — nine earned — on eight hits over four innings.
- Braves SP Mike Minor allowed three runs — two earned — over eight innings.
- White Sox RP Addison Reed struck out a batter in a perfect ninth inning to earn his 25th save.
- White Sox OF Alex Rios went 2-for-4 with a run, RBI and steal.
- White Sox SP Jose Quintana allowed one run on nine hits through 5 2/3 innings.
- Giants recalled RHP Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno.
- Giants placed LHP Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain.
- Braves transferred LHP Eric O'Flaherty from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Braves optioned INF Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett.
- Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.
- Padres recalled RHP Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Tucson.
- Padres placed RHP Jason Marquis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with a right elbow strain.
- Braves purchased the contract of RHP Kameron Loe from Triple-A Gwinnett.
- Padres signed LHP Jason Lane to a minor league contract.
- Rays optioned INF Ryan Roberts to Triple-A Durham.
- Rays activated 1B James Loney from the paternity leave list.
- Blue Jays optioned RHP Neil Wagner to Triple-A Buffalo.
- Blue Jays activated OF Melky Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.
- Twins SP Nick Blackburn has been promoted to Triple-A.
- White Sox optioned INF Brent Morel to Triple-A Charlotte.
- Astros designated SS Ronny Cedeno for assignment.
- Astros recalled SS Jonathan Villar from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Astros designated 1B Carlos Pena for assignment.
- Braves C Gerald Laird left Sunday's game with a left hand contusion.
- Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a moderate left groin strain.
- When RP Brian Wilson (elbow) auditions for teams within the next couple weeks, the Giants will be in attendance.
- Brewers RP Alfredo Figaro (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with the Brewers' rookie-level Arizona team on Sunday.
- Cardinals SP John Gast remains shut down, as he's still having some soreness in his left lat.
- Braves SP Paul Maholm is returning to Atlanta to have his left wrist checked by a team specialist.
- Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Dayton on Wednesday.
- Reds OF Derrick Robinson did not play Saturday due to ongoing left shoulder soreness.
- Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday.
- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said SP Jeff Locke (back) will not be under any restrictions Sunday against the Reds.
- Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to resume a throwing program next week.
- Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez said Saturday that his right hip stiffness is feeling much better.
- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly doesn't anticipate that OF Matt Kemp (ankle) will need to be placed on the disabled list.
- Braves OF Jason Heyward (hamstring) is expected to return to the lineup Monday.
- Angels RP Sean Burnett (elbow) is hoping to begin throwing off a mound in the next day or two.
- Angels SP Tommy Hanson (forearm) will be activated from the disabled list to start on Tuesday against the Twins.
- White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (back) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.
- Indians SP Corey Kluber (hip) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday before determining whether he's ready to make his next scheduled start on Friday.
- An MRI of Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez's left quad revealed a Grade 1 strain.
- Rays manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that he expects SS Yunel Escobar (hamstring) to play in the upcoming series against the Red Sox.
- Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez (concussion) took early batting practice on Saturday.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) is expected to seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.
- Rangers DH Lance Berkman (hip) could be cleared to take live batting practice Monday.
- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that OF Josh Willingham (knee) could resume baseball activities next week.
- Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) could be cleared to take live batting practice Monday.
- White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham is day-to-day with a wrist injury.
- Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey will undergo surgery to his right shoulder Wednesday.
Notes and Rumors:
- FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report that the Athletics are one of the teams that Cubs are talking to about SP Matt Garza.
- Padres SP Tyson Ross will be recalled to start on Tuesday in Milwaukee.
- Reds RP Greg Reynolds will be called up to start one of the games of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Giants.
- Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Saturday that RP Pedro Strop would be "one of the higher candidates" to close if Kevin Gregg is traded.
- Diamondbacks SP Tyler Skaggs will be recalled to start on Monday against the Cubs.
- Cubs manager Dale Sveum indicated after RP Carlos Villanueva struggled Saturday that his rotation spot could be in jeopardy.
- MLB.com's Peter Gammons was told that the Dodgers are prepared to offer SP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez a contract in the five-year, $50 million range, which is expected to be enough to sign him.
- FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Tigers have expressed interest in Padres RP Huston Street.
- CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports the Dodgers have been the team most heavily scouting RP Francisco Rodriguez.
- Athletics RP Grant Balfour hasn't allowed a run over his last eight appearances.
- Angels RP Ernesto Frieri hasn't allowed a run in July.
- Rangers RP Joe Nathan has posted a 0.73 ERA over 25 appearances since May 15.
- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Saturday that DH Chris Colabello will be given a chance to play regularly.
- White Sox SP Dylan Axelrod has been demoted to the bullpen following the return of Jake Peavy to the rotation.
- Red Sox SP Brandon Workman will start Monday against the Rays.
Yesterday's Top Hitters
|Mike Napoli||BOS||vs NYY||8-7 W||2/6||2||2||4||0||8||0|
|Jayson Werth||WSH||vs LAD||2-9 L||2/3||2||2||2||1||8||0|
|Matt Kemp||LAD||@ WSH||9-2 W||3/4||1||1||3||1||7||0|
|Jason Kipnis||CLE||@ MIN||7-1 W||2/4||1||2||3||1||5||0|
|Kelly Johnson||TB||@ TOR||4-3 W||3/4||1||1||1||0||7||0|
|Hanley Ramirez||LAD||@ WSH||9-2 W||2/4||1||2||3||0||5||0|
|Nick Franklin||SEA||@ HOU||12-5 W||2/6||1||1||4||0||5||0|
|Juan Lagares||NYM||vs PHI||5-0 W||2/3||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Eric Sogard||OAK||@ LAA||6-0 W||2/4||1||2||2||0||5||0|
|Starlin Castro||CHC||@ COL||3-4 L||4/5||0||1||0||0||5||0|
|David Wright||NYM||vs PHI||5-0 W||2/4||1||2||1||0||5||0|
|Martin Prado||ARI||@ SF||3-1 W||3/4||0||2||0||0||5||0|
|Caleb Gindl||MIL||vs MIA||1-0 W||2/5||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|Dustin Ackley||SEA||@ HOU||12-5 W||3/4||0||1||2||0||3||0|
|Carl Crawford||LAD||@ WSH||9-2 W||3/5||0||1||1||1||4||1|
|Anthony Rizzo||CHC||@ COL||3-4 L||2/4||1||1||1||1||5||0|
|Brett Gardner||NYY||@ BOS||7-8 L||3/4||0||1||1||2||3||1|
|Andy Dirks||DET||@ KC||4-1 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||1|
|Marlon Byrd||NYM||vs PHI||5-0 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Matt Wieters||BAL||@ TEX||4-2 W||2/4||0||2||1||1||3||0|
|Luke Scott||TB||@ TOR||4-3 W||1/3||1||1||2||0||4||1|
|Robinson Cano||NYY||@ BOS||7-8 L||3/5||0||0||2||1||3||0|
|Jose Reyes||TOR||vs TB||3-4 L||2/3||0||0||2||2||3||1|
|Mark Ellis||LAD||@ WSH||9-2 W||3/5||0||1||0||0||4||0|
|Carlos Gonzalez||COL||vs CHC||4-3 W||2/3||0||2||1||1||2||2|
|Eduardo Nunez||NYY||@ BOS||7-8 L||3/6||0||2||0||0||3||1|
|Michael Saunders||SEA||@ HOU||12-5 W||1/3||0||2||2||2||2||0|
|Brandon Moss||OAK||@ LAA||6-0 W||3/4||0||0||1||0||3||0|
|Miguel Tejada||KC||vs DET||1-4 L||1/3||1||1||1||1||4||0|
|Kendrys Morales||SEA||@ HOU||12-5 W||2/4||0||2||1||1||2||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:
|Wily Peralta||MIL||vs MIA||1-0 W||8||2||0||0||2||7||97||ND|
|Bartolo Colon||OAK||@ LAA||6-0 W||9||4||0||0||1||5||116||W|
|Matt Harvey||NYM||vs PHI||5-0 W||7||3||0||0||0||10||112||W|
|Justin Masterson||CLE||@ MIN||7-1 W||7||1||1||1||0||8||93||W|
|Clayton Kershaw||LAD||@ WSH||9-2 W||7||2||2||2||0||9||97||W|
|Felix Hernandez||SEA||@ HOU||12-5 W||6||4||0||0||1||7||99||W|
|Mike Minor||ATL||@ CHW||1-3 L||8||5||3||2||2||8||101||L|
|Jeff Locke||PIT||@ CIN||3-2 W||6||1||1||1||4||6||87||W|
|Henderson Alvarez||MIA||@ MIL||0-1 L||7||5||0||0||1||1||83||ND|
|Chris Tillman||BAL||@ TEX||4-2 W||8||6||2||2||3||7||117||W|
|Madison Bumgarner||SF||vs ARI||1-3 L||7||5||1||1||3||6||100||L|
|Adam Wainwright||STL||vs SD||3-2 W||8||8||2||2||2||7||103||W|
|Randall Delgado||ARI||@ SF||3-1 W||5.2||3||0||0||4||2||89||W|
|Doug Fister||DET||@ KC||4-1 W||6||6||1||1||1||5||103||W|
|Chris Archer||TB||@ TOR||4-3 W||7||5||1||1||4||1||103||W|
|Homer Bailey||CIN||vs PIT||2-3 L||6.1||7||3||3||1||12||121||L|
|Edwin Jackson||CHC||@ COL||3-4 L||7||5||4||3||2||5||93||L|
|James Shields||KC||vs DET||1-4 L||7||9||3||3||0||6||99||L|
|Tyler Chatwood||COL||vs CHC||4-3 W||6||7||2||1||4||2||94||W|
|R.A. Dickey||TOR||vs TB||3-4 L||6||7||4||4||1||8||102||L|
|Jose Quintana||CHW||vs ATL||3-1 W||5.2||9||1||1||3||4||97||W|
|Eric Stults||SD||@ STL||2-3 L||6||8||3||3||1||2||124||L|
|Martin Perez||TEX||vs BAL||2-4 L||6.1||9||4||4||1||5||97||L|
|Cliff Lee||PHI||@ NYM||0-5 L||6||7||5||5||1||6||99||L|
|Ryan Dempster||BOS||vs NYY||8-7 W||5.1||6||5||3||4||4||98||ND|
|Jerome Williams||LAA||vs OAK||0-6 L||5||8||6||4||3||4||92||L|
|Scott Diamond||MIN||vs CLE||1-7 L||4.2||7||6||5||3||0||91||L|
|CC Sabathia||NYY||@ BOS||7-8 L||5||9||7||7||2||5||102||ND|
|Jordan Zimmermann||WSH||vs LAD||2-9 L||2||8||7||7||2||1||58||L|
|Jordan Lyles||HOU||vs SEA||5-12 L||4||8||10||9||2||3||95||L|
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