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Probable Pitchers for August 2, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Braves OF Justin Upton homered twice and drove in five runs.
- Braves SP Julio Teheran matched his personal best with 11 strikeouts while allowing one run in five innings.
- Making his major league debut, Rockies SP Chad Bettis gave up five runs in five innings.
- Braves 3B Chris Johnson went 3-for-5 with a couple of RBI.
- Thanks to a ninth-inning rally, Giants SP Matt Cain picked up his seventh win after allowing one run over eight innings.
- Phillies SP Cole Hamels didnt give up any runs for eight innings, but he was denied a win by a Jonathan Papelbon blown save.
- Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon took a blown save and a loss after giving up two runs in the ninth.
- Giants OF Jeff Francoeur went 0-for-3 before being removed for a pinch-hitter and is 0-for-15 in his last four games.
- Red Sox OF Daniel Nava delivered a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth.
- Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster was tagged for seven runs in six innings.
- Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed one run in seven innings and struck out eight.
- After coming in with a 7-2 lead, Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen was charged with four runs without ever retiring a batter.
- Mariners DH Kendrys Morales went 4-for-5 to raise his average to .291.
- Mariners C Henry Blanco hit his second grand slam of the year.
- Rangers SP Yu Darvish matched his career high with 14 strikeouts over seven scoreless innings.
- Diamondbacks RP Zeke Spruill gave up five runs and three homers in four innings to take the loss.
- Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and his first stolen base in three years.
- Rangers OF David Murphy went 3-for-4 and hit his 12th homer.
- Padres activated RHP Sean O'Sullivan from the paternity leave list.
- Padres optioned RHP Miles Mikolas to Triple-A Tucson.
- Phillies sent OF Steve Susdorf outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Ethan Martin from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Braves sent RHP Kameron Loe outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.
- Diamondbacks recalled RHP Zeke Spruill from Triple-A Reno.
- Rockies designated RHP Josh Sullivan for assignment.
- Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Chad Bettis from Double-A Tulsa.
- Rockies optioned LHP Jeff Francis to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
- Diamondbacks optioned RHP Chaz Roe to Triple-A Reno.
- Diamondbacks placed C Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 29, with a lower back strain.
- Giants re-signed RHP Hunter Strickland to a minor league contract.
- Baseball America's Ben Badler reports that Dominican outfielder Eloy Jimenez has signed with the Cubs for $2.8 million.
- Rangers prospect SS Rougned Odor has officially been promoted from High-A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Frisco.
- Rays released RHP Ramon Ramirez.
- Royals placed 2B Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee.
- Astros recalled OF Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- White Sox prospect SS Marcus Semien has officially been promoted from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte.
- Blue Jays activated RHP Sergio Santos from the 60-day disabled list.
- Blue Jays transferred RHP Brandon Morrow from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Blue Jays placed RHP Dustin McGowan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
- Red Sox optioned RHP Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley, Jr. was placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Pawtucket due to elbow inflammation.
- Twins optioned OF Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester.
- Twins optioned LHP Scott Diamond to Triple-A Rochester.
- Red Sox optioned RHP Jose De La Torre to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Red Sox recalled RHP Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Blue Jays placed outfielder Melky Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left knee.
- Blue Jays recalled RHP Neil Wagner from Triple-A Buffalo.
- Red Sox released RHP Brandon Lyon.
- Phillies OF Domonic Brown passed an ImPACT concussion test Wednesday.
- Mets C Travis d'Arnaud could be called to the majors soon.
- Braves C Gerald Laird underwent a procedure Wednesday to remove his kidney stone.
- Phillies OF Domonic Brown (concussion) swung a bat Thursday for the first time since being placed on the 7-day disabled list.
- Rockies RP Edgmer Escalona could require a trip to the disabled list due to a sore left calf.
- Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) will not return before September, at the earliest.
- Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (groin) played light catch on Thursday.
- Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment this weekend with Triple-A Rochester.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) played long toss on Wednesday.
- An MRI taken Tuesday on Royals OF Lorenzo Cain's tight groin showed no structural damage of any kind.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) could know by Sunday when he'll be cleared to throw from a mound.
- Orioles SP Jason Hammel (forearm) will undergo an MRI on Friday.
- 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment next Tuesday with the Orioles' Gulf Coast League affiliate.
- Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (quad) participated in a simulated game Thursday.
- Angels DH Albert Pujols will not have surgery to repair the partial tear of his left plantar fascia.
Notes and Rumors
- FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told Thursday afternoon that Rangers DH Lance Berkman is not going to retire.
- The Twins will recall outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
- SP Jake Peavy will make his debut with the Red Sox on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
- Royals DH Billy Butler will not start any of the three games during this weekend's series against the Mets.
Yesterday's Top Hitters
|Ryan Raburn||CLE||vs CHW||6-1 W||3/4||2||2||4||0||9||0|
|Justin Upton||ATL||vs COL||11-2 W||2/5||2||2||5||0||8||0|
|Anthony Rizzo||CHC||vs LAD||4-6 L||2/3||2||2||2||1||8||0|
|Junior Lake||CHC||vs LAD||4-6 L||2/4||2||2||2||0||8||0|
|A.J. Pierzynski||TEX||vs ARI||7-1 W||3/4||1||1||3||0||6||1|
|David Murphy||TEX||vs ARI||7-1 W||3/4||1||1||1||0||7||0|
|Shane Victorino||BOS||vs SEA||8-7 W||2/5||1||2||3||0||5||0|
|Mark Trumbo||LAA||vs TOR||8-2 W||2/4||1||2||2||1||5||0|
|Yasiel Puig||LAD||@ CHC||6-4 W||2/4||1||2||1||1||6||0|
|Jason Heyward||ATL||vs COL||11-2 W||1/3||1||3||2||2||4||0|
|Henry Blanco||SEA||@ BOS||7-8 L||1/3||1||1||4||1||4||0|
|Kendrys Morales||SEA||@ BOS||7-8 L||4/5||0||1||1||0||4||0|
|Tony Cruz||STL||@ PIT||13-0 W||3/5||0||1||2||0||4||0|
|Justin Morneau||MIN||vs KC||2-7 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|Kyle Seager||SEA||@ BOS||7-8 L||2/4||0||2||1||1||4||1|
|DJ LeMahieu||COL||@ ATL||2-11 L||3/4||0||1||0||0||5||1|
|Allen Craig||STL||@ PIT||13-0 W||2/4||0||2||2||1||3||0|
|Chris Davis||BAL||vs HOU||6-3 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Jon Jay||STL||@ PIT||13-0 W||2/4||0||3||2||0||2||0|
|Hunter Pence||SF||@ PHI||2-1 W||3/4||0||1||0||0||4||1|
|Drew Stubbs||CLE||vs CHW||6-1 W||3/4||0||2||0||1||3||0|
|Mitch Moreland||TEX||vs ARI||7-1 W||1/3||1||2||1||0||4||0|
|Chris Johnson||ATL||vs COL||11-2 W||3/5||0||0||2||0||3||0|
|Chris Nelson||LAA||vs TOR||8-2 W||2/3||0||1||0||1||4||0|
|Julio Teheran||ATL||vs COL||11-2 W||2/2||0||1||1||0||3||0|
|Matt Holliday||STL||@ PIT||13-0 W||2/5||0||2||1||0||3||0|
|David Freese||STL||@ PIT||13-0 W||2/3||0||1||1||1||3||0|
|Daniel Nava||BOS||vs SEA||8-7 W||2/4||0||1||1||1||3||0|
|Marc Krauss||HOU||@ BAL||3-6 L||1/3||1||1||1||0||4||0|
|Freddie Freeman||ATL||vs COL||11-2 W||2/4||0||2||0||1||3||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines
|Yu Darvish||TEX||vs ARI||7-1 W||7||5||0||0||0||14||111||W|
|Cole Hamels||PHI||vs SF||1-2 L||8||7||0||0||1||5||113||ND|
|Matt Cain||SF||@ PHI||2-1 W||8||6||1||1||2||7||103||W|
|Felix Hernandez||SEA||@ BOS||7-8 L||7||6||1||1||2||8||107||ND|
|Joe Kelly||STL||@ PIT||13-0 W||6||3||0||0||4||4||102||W|
|Justin Masterson||CLE||vs CHW||6-1 W||6.2||5||1||1||3||7||104||W|
|Garrett Richards||LAA||vs TOR||8-2 W||7||4||2||2||2||4||90||W|
|Bud Norris||BAL||vs HOU||6-3 W||6||4||2||2||2||8||104||W|
|Julio Teheran||ATL||vs COL||11-2 W||5||5||1||1||2||11||103||W|
|Tom Koehler||MIA||vs NYM||3-0 W||6||5||0||0||5||5||113||W|
|Matt Harvey||NYM||@ MIA||0-3 L||5.2||5||3||3||0||8||110||L|
|James Shields||KC||@ MIN||7-2 W||6||5||2||2||5||4||116||W|
|Ricky Nolasco||LAD||@ CHC||6-4 W||5||4||3||3||1||6||82||W|
|Jordan Lyles||HOU||@ BAL||3-6 L||5.2||9||5||3||0||5||94||L|
|Chris Rusin||CHC||vs LAD||4-6 L||5||7||4||4||3||4||94||L|
|Charlie Morton||PIT||vs STL||0-13 L||6||10||5||5||1||5||104||L|
|Chris Sale||CHW||@ CLE||1-6 L||5||10||5||5||0||6||79||L|
|Zeke Spruill||ARI||@ TEX||1-7 L||4||7||5||5||0||3||67||L|
|Chad Bettis||COL||@ ATL||2-11 L||5||6||5||5||5||1||88||L|
|Ryan Dempster||BOS||vs SEA||8-7 W||6||9||7||7||5||6||110||ND|
|Scott Diamond||MIN||vs KC||2-7 L||5||9||7||6||3||1||92||L|
|Josh Johnson||TOR||@ LAA||2-8 L||2.1||10||7||6||2||1||67||L|