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Probable Pitchers for August 3, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Rockies RP Rex Brothers surrendered a run on two hits, but still managed to secure his eighth save of the season.
- Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin pitched an outstanding ballgame, surrendering just one run on six hits over his eight innings.
- Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI.
- Pirates SP Gerrit Cole struck out six, but was handed his fifth loss of the season after surrendering three runs on three hits and a pair of walks over 5 1/3 innings.
- Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki homered and drove home a pair of runs.
- Cardinals 2B Daniel Descalso socked a pair of solo homers and scored three runs.
- Cardinals SP Shelby Miller racked up eight strikeouts en route to his 11th victory of the season, allowing three runs on five hits over his five innings of work.
- Reds 1B Joey Votto blasted a three-run homer.
- Reds SP Bronson Arroyo was hammered, surrendering seven runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings.
- Tigers OF Austin Jackson's solo homer in the fifth inning, proved to be the difference.
- Tigers RP Joaquin Benoit slammed the door, protecting a one-run advantage and earning his 11th save of the season.
- Tigers SP Doug Fister earned his 10th win of the season on Friday, limiting the White Sox to one run on seven hits over eight strong innings of work.
- White Sox OF Alex Rios had a nice day at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a walk, the team's lone RBI and his 23rd stolen base of the season.
- White Sox SP Hector Santiago racked up seven strikeouts in a losing effort, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over his seven frames.
- Orioles 1B Chris Davis launched his 40th home run of the season.
- Orioles SP Chris Tillman allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings giving up eight hits.
- Mariners SP Aaron Harang was blasted for seven runs in five innings.
- Orioles OF Nate McLouth went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs scored in a slugfest.
- Mariners DH Kendrys Morales finished 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.
- Astros RP Chia-Jen Lo blew a save opportunity.
- Twins 2B Brian Dozier played hero by delivering a walk-off RBI single in the 13th inning.
- Twins SP Samuel Deduno gave up two runs over six innings in a no-decision.
- Astros SP Jared Cosart was handed a no-decision after tossing seven innings of one-run ball.
- Astros SS Jonathan Villar went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two strikeouts.
- Diamondbacks OF Cody Ross had a big night against his former team, going 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base.
- Diamondbacks SP Randall Delgado notched his third straight victory, despite allowing a season-high six runs (four earned) over six innings.
- Red Sox SP Jon Lester was tagged for six runs over 4 1/3 innings.
- Red Sox SS Stephen Drew went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly.
- Mets OF Eric Young, Jr. blasted a walk-off two-run homer in the 11th inning.
- Mets RP David Aardsma blew a save chance.
- Mets SP Dillon Gee surrendered one run over seven-plus innings in a no-decision.
- Royals SP Wade Davis yielded two runs over five innings in a no-decision.
- Royals SS Alcides Escobar went 0-for-4 with a walk in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Mets.
- Marlins 1B Logan Morrison went 4-for-5 and plated four runs.
- Marlins SP Jose Fernandez delivered an absolutely dominating performance, striking out a career-high 14 over eight shutout innings.
- Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera had a rough night, going 1-for-4 with three strikeouts, and also making a defensive miscue that led to three unearned runs.
- Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez struggled in a losing effort, surrendering five runs (two earned) on nine hits over four innings.
- Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Zach Miner from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Phillies designated RHP J.C. Ramirez for assignment.
- Pirates optioned RHP Vic Black to Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Pirates activated RHP Jared Hughes from the 15-day disabled list.
- Phillies placed LHP Jonathan Pettibone on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 29, with a right shoulder strain.
- Cubs designated OF Julio Borbon for assignment.
- Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Dodgers have placed SP Ted Lilly on unconditional release waivers.
- Mets OF Jordany Valdespin was issued a three-game suspension at Triple-A Las Vegas for his role in a bench-clearing incident on Monday.
- Mets purchased the contract of LHP Pedro Feliciano from Triple-A Las Vegas.
- The Pirates are promoting prospect right-hander Jameson Taillon to Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Mets placed LHP Josh Edgin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 30, with a stress fracture in his ribs.
- The Dodgers promoted SS Corey Seager to High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
- Toronto's Melky Cabrera, Seattle's Aaron Harang, Milwaukee's Mike Gonzalez and Miami's Placido Polanco were all placed on waivers Friday, according to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo.
- Rangers claimed INF Adam Rosales off waivers from the Athletics.
- Indians released RHP Boof Bonser.
- Twins recalled OF Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A Rochester.
- The Red Sox promoted pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Tigers released RHP Cesar Carrillo.
- Yankees designated OF Thomas Neal for assignment.
- Yankees optioned OF Melky Mesa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Yankees activated OF Curtis Granderson from the 60-day disabled list.
- Orioles activated RHP Steve Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.
- Rangers optioned OF Engel Beltre to Triple-A Round Rock.
- Tigers optioned INF Hernan Perez to Double-A Erie.
- Twins purchased the contract of LHP Andrew Albers from Triple-A Rochester.
- The Braves don't yet have a timetable for OF Reed Johnson's (Achilles) return.
- Braves SP Paul Maholm (wrist) hopes to throw a light bullpen session off the mound sometime this weekend.
- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said C Gerald Laird (kidney stone) needs a few more days to recover.
- Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny was removed from his start on Friday after just four batters, after taking a Jayson Werth line drive off of his throwing elbow.
- Braves OF Jordan Schafer (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Gwinnett.
- Braves OF B.J. Upton (groin) could be activated from the disabled list Saturday.
- Phillies SP Cliff Lee (neck) will make his next start Sunday against the Braves.
- Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) will be unavailable Friday and Saturday against the Royals.
- Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) has been sent to Triple-A Nashville on a rehab assignment.
- Mets 3B David Wright is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right hamstring on Saturday.
- Padres C Yasmani Grandal will undergo reconstructive ACL surgery on his right knee on August 6.
- Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez does not expect to return to the Rockies' lineup on Saturday.
- OF Darin Mastroianni (ankle) has been sent to the Twins' spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida to begin a minor league rehab assignment.
- Angels OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) took batting practice for the second consecutive day Thursday.
- Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) will throw a three-inning simulated game on Saturday.
- Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) doesn't believe he'll be ready for activation this weekend.
- Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday that SP Vance Worley (elbow) has resumed playing catch without any issues.
- Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera's (knee) MRI revealed issues with the meniscus in his left knee, and he'll head to Florida to undergo further testing.
- Rays SP Alex Cobb (concussion, blister) is scheduled to make a minor league rehab start with Class-A Charlotte on Saturday.
Notes and Rumors
- Marlins OF Juan Pierre said he won't retire when his contract expires after this season.
- Giants RP Guillermo Moscoso will start Sunday against the Rays.
- Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Friday that SP Barry Zito has been pulled from the starting rotation.
- Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that RP David Aardsma will close while Bobby Parnell (neck) is sidelined.
- Phillies SP John Lannan will start Saturday against the Braves.
- The Mets are expected to recall OF Mike Baxter on Saturday.
- SP Jeremy Hefner will start for the Mets on Saturday after Carlos Torres had to be used in relief on Friday.
- Mets OF Lucas Duda homered and drove home three runs during his most recent rehab game with Class-A St. Lucie on Friday.
- CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Biogenesis suspensions will indeed be levied on Monday.
- Angels RP Ernesto Frieri knows he's fighting to save his closer's job.
- Mariners RP Danny Farquhar credits his new approach to a pep talk from 41-year-old catcher Henry Blanco.
- White Sox manager Robin Ventura has used Paul Konerko exclusively as the designated hitter since the slugger returned from the disabled list on July 22.
- Rangers manager Ron Washington indicated Friday that 2B Jurickson Profar will be used primarily in the infield, even if Nelson Cruz is suspended.
- Astros RP Brett Oberholtzer will start Monday against the Red Sox.
- Mariners acting manager Robby Thompson said Friday that RP Tom Wilhelmsen is out as closer for the time being.
- The Astros have listed RP Brett Oberholtzer as a starting pitcher.
- White Sox OF Avisail Garcia made a very strong impression on his new employer during his first start with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, going 3-for-4 with a homer
Yesterday's Top Hitters
|Cody Ross||ARI||@ BOS||7-6 W||4/5||1||2||3||0||9||1|
|Logan Morrison||MIA||vs CLE||10-0 W||4/5||0||2||4||0||7||0|
|Daniel Descalso||STL||@ CIN||13-3 W||3/5||2||3||2||0||9||0|
|Kendrys Morales||SEA||@ BAL||8-11 L||4/4||1||2||2||0||8||0|
|Allen Craig||STL||@ CIN||13-3 W||3/3||1||3||3||1||6||0|
|Brandon Belt||SF||@ TB||4-1 W||3/4||1||2||2||0||8||0|
|Kole Calhoun||LAA||vs TOR||7-5 W||4/5||1||1||2||0||7||0|
|Ryan Flaherty||BAL||vs SEA||11-8 W||3/4||1||2||1||0||7||0|
|Carlos Beltran||STL||@ CIN||13-3 W||3/3||0||4||0||1||5||0|
|Nate McLouth||BAL||vs SEA||11-8 W||2/5||1||2||4||0||5||0|
|J.B. Shuck||LAA||vs TOR||7-5 W||3/4||0||2||1||0||6||0|
|Delmon Young||PHI||vs ATL||4-6 L||3/4||1||1||1||0||7||0|
|Stephen Drew||BOS||vs ARI||6-7 L||2/2||1||1||3||1||5||0|
|Joey Votto||CIN||vs STL||3-13 L||2/2||1||1||3||2||5||0|
|Everth Cabrera||SD||vs NYY||7-2 W||4/5||0||1||1||0||6||0|
|Michael Morse||SEA||@ BAL||8-11 L||2/4||1||2||2||0||6||0|
|Troy Tulowitzki||COL||@ PIT||4-2 W||2/3||1||2||2||1||5||0|
|Chris Nelson||LAA||vs TOR||7-5 W||3/4||0||2||2||0||4||0|
|Cole Gillespie||CHC||vs LAD||2-6 L||3/4||0||1||1||0||5||0|
|Chris Johnson||ATL||@ PHI||6-4 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|Eric Young Jr.||NYM||vs KC||4-2 W||2/5||1||1||2||1||5||0|
|Brian Dozier||MIN||vs HOU||4-3 W||3/7||0||1||2||0||4||0|
|Bryce Harper||WSH||@ MIL||4-1 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Brian McCann||ATL||@ PHI||6-4 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Paul Goldschmidt||ARI||@ BOS||7-6 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|David Wright||NYM||vs KC||4-2 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Michael Saunders||SEA||@ BAL||8-11 L||1/3||1||1||3||0||4||0|
|Jake Marisnick||MIA||vs CLE||10-0 W||3/5||0||1||1||0||4||1|
|Adam Jones||BAL||vs SEA||11-8 W||2/4||0||1||3||0||3||0|
|Martin Prado||ARI||@ BOS||7-6 W||2/5||0||2||1||0||4||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines
|Jose Fernandez||MIA||vs CLE||10-0 W||8||3||0||0||1||14||108||W|
|Dillon Gee||NYM||vs KC||4-2 W||7||3||1||1||2||4||104||ND|
|Jhoulys Chacin||COL||@ PIT||4-2 W||8||6||1||1||0||3||96||W|
|Madison Bumgarner||SF||@ TB||4-1 W||7||7||1||1||3||11||112||W|
|Doug Fister||DET||vs CHW||2-1 W||8||7||1||1||0||2||88||W|
|Jarred Cosart||HOU||@ MIN||3-4 L||7||5||1||1||1||4||99||ND|
|Jordan Zimmermann||WSH||@ MIL||4-1 W||6||4||0||0||4||5||100||W|
|Hector Santiago||CHW||@ DET||1-2 L||7||6||2||2||1||7||106||L|
|Andrew Cashner||SD||vs NYY||7-2 W||7||7||2||2||0||2||97||W|
|Samuel Deduno||MIN||vs HOU||4-3 W||6||4||2||2||5||5||104||ND|
|Gerrit Cole||PIT||vs COL||2-4 L||5.1||3||3||3||2||6||102||L|
|Tom Gorzelanny||MIL||vs WSH||1-4 L||1||1||0||0||0||1||13||ND|
|Kris Medlen||ATL||@ PHI||6-4 W||6||6||4||4||1||8||96||W|
|Shelby Miller||STL||@ CIN||13-3 W||5||5||3||3||3||8||97||W|
|Chris Archer||TB||vs SF||1-4 L||7||7||4||4||3||4||109||L|
|Wade Davis||KC||@ NYM||2-4 L||5||8||2||2||0||5||104||ND|
|Randall Delgado||ARI||@ BOS||7-6 W||6||6||6||4||1||7||97||W|
|Hyun-Jin Ryu||LAD||@ CHC||6-2 W||5.1||11||2||2||0||6||101||W|
|Todd Redmond||TOR||@ LAA||5-7 L||3.2||7||3||3||1||5||92||ND|
|Alexi Ogando||TEX||@ OAK||8-3 W||4||4||3||3||5||1||92||ND|
|Tommy Hanson||LAA||vs TOR||7-5 W||5.1||7||5||4||3||1||80||ND|
|Ubaldo Jimenez||CLE||@ MIA||0-10 L||4||9||5||2||2||4||107||L|
|Chris Tillman||BAL||vs SEA||11-8 W||5.1||8||6||6||3||5||102||W|
|CC Sabathia||NYY||@ SD||2-7 L||5.2||11||5||5||3||4||105||L|
|Ethan Martin||PHI||vs ATL||4-6 L||4.1||8||6||6||3||6||93||L|
|Aaron Harang||SEA||@ BAL||8-11 L||5||7||7||7||2||1||91||L|
|Jon Lester||BOS||vs ARI||6-7 L||4.1||11||6||6||0||6||102||ND|
|Travis Wood||CHC||vs LAD||2-6 L||3.1||7||5||5||5||2||96||L|
|Tommy Milone||OAK||vs TEX||3-8 L||3.2||9||6||6||0||2||76||L|
|Bronson Arroyo||CIN||vs STL||3-13 L||3.2||8||7||7||1||5||84||L|