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Probable Pitchers for August 7, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins earned the save.
- Mets OF Juan Lagares went 2-for-4 with three RBI.
- Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon hit a pinch-hit home run.
- Mets SP Jenrry Mejia allowed two runs — one earned — in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
- Rockies SP Chad Bettis allowed two runs over five innings in a no-decision.
- Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed one run in eight innings while striking out seven.
- Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI against the Indians on Tuesday.
- Tigers OF Don Kelly went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
- Indians SP Justin Masterson allowed five runs over seven innings in a loss.
- Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt posted an unusual line, walking three times, stealing a base and scoring two runs.
- Diamondbacks OF Cody Ross hit a three-run homer.
- Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley pitched seven innings of one-run ball.
- Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson was shelled for five runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.
- Padres purchased the contract of SS Ronny Cedeno from High-A Lake Elsinore.
- Cubs sent OF Julio Borbon outright to Triple-A Iowa.
- Mets placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 31, with a herniated disk in his neck.
- Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Giants have signed left-hander Ted Lilly to a split contract.
- Phillies designated OF Laynce Nix for assignment.
- Phillies activated OF Domonic Brown from the 7-day disabled list.
- Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Tanner Roark from Triple-A Syracuse.
- Nationals optioned LHP Xaiver Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuase.
- Phillies purchased the contract of LHP Cesar Jimenez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Cubs optioned RHP Eduardo Sanchez to Triple-A Iowa.
- Mariners released OF Jason Bay.
- Orioles optioned INF Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk.
- Orioles activated 2B Brian Roberts from the paternity leave list.
- Mariners recalled RHP Carter Capps from Triple-A Tacoma.
- Blue Jays designated RHP Michael Schwimer for assignment.
- Blue Jays activated LHP J.A. Happ from the 60-day disabled list.
- Mariners optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma.
- Indians recalled RHP Matt Langwell from Triple-A Columbus.
- Indians placed RHP Corey Kluber on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right middle finger.
- Angels optioned RHP Daniel Stange to Triple-A Salt Lake.
- Angels recalled INF Grant Green from Triple-A Salt Lake.
- Rays transferred RHP Alex Cobb from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Nationals RP Ross Ohlendorf played catch Tuesday and reported no issues with his right shoulder.
- Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.
- Cardinals prospect SP Tyrell Jenkins underwent season-ending surgery Monday on his right shoulder.
- Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) will make his third minor league rehab start Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton.
- Dodgers OF Matt Kemp said Monday that his sprained left ankle is progressing well.
- Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez reported continued improvement in the range of motion with his right shoulder Tuesday.
- Diamondbacks 2B Willie Bloomquist (hand) was cleared to take ground balls and play catch on Tuesday.
- Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) is likely out until at least Friday and could require a stint on the disabled list.
- Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.
- Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) has not yet been cleared to hit.
- Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) threw a five-inning bullpen session Monday.
- Pirates OF Travis Snider (toe) played catch Tuesday.
- Braves C Gerald Laird (kidney stone) could be activated from the disabled list as early as Saturday.
- Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to start playing catch around August 22.
- Rockies SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) will attempt to throw a simulated game sometime in the "near future."
- Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) is expected to return around September 1.
- Braves OF Jason Heyward is considered day-to-day after leaving Tuesday's game with a muscle strain in his neck.
- The Rockies are considering placing OF Carlos Gonzalez on the disabled list due to his sprained right middle finger.
- Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) will start on Wednesday in San Francisco in place of the injured Tom Gorzelanny (elbow).
- Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero received an epidural for his ailing lower back last Friday.
- Braves SP Paul Maholm (wrist) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) threw off a mound at about 60-65 percent effort on Tuesday evening.
- Rangers SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) will move his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
- Rangers SP Colby Lewis needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his hip and will miss the rest of the season.
- Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) has returned from his rehab assignment, but remains on the 15-day disabled list.
- Tigers RP Octavio Dotel (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Lakeland.
- Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) has been shut down for the next week to 10 days.
- Yankees SP David Phelps has been diagnosed with a new elbow strain and will be shut down for two weeks.
- Dr. James Andrews has recommended a non-surgical option to treat Yankees C Francisco Cervelli's ailing right elbow.
- Red Sox RP Matt Thornton has felt continued improvement with his strained right oblique.
- Athletics C John Jaso is still experiencing concussion-related symptoms.
- Indians RP Josh Tomlin (elbow) will move his rehab assignment up to Double-A Akron Wednesday.
- Rays manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that he expects OF Desmond Jennings (finger) to return around when he's first eligible.
- White Sox RP Brian Omogrosso underwent surgery Monday to remove loose bodies and shave down a bone spur in his right elbow.
- Angels RP Sean Burnett will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a small tear in his left flexor tendon.
- Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) is hoping to throw a bullpen session this weekend.
- Angels OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake Thursday.
- Angels 2B Howie Kendrick is day-to-day after being diagnosed with a sprained left knee.
- Twins SS Pedro Florimon Jr. (wrist) is expected back in the lineup Wednesday.
- Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) could be activated before the second game of Friday's doubleheader in Chicago.
- Royals C Salvador Perez awoke without a headache Tuesday for the first time since suffering his concussion.
Notes and Rumors
- Rockies prospect RHP Jonathan Gray was dominant in his debut with High-A Modesto on Friday, allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts over five scoreless innings.
- Mets manager Terry Collins said during a radio interview on WFAN Tuesday that he will use a closer by committee while RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is out.
- According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Giants have called off a deal with left-hander Ted Lilly.
- Mariners interim manager Robby Thompson said Tuesday that there are no plans at this time to convert RP Tom Wilhelmsen into a starter.
Yesterday's Top Hitters
|Jacoby Ellsbury||BOS||@ HOU||15-10 W||2/4||2||4||3||2||8||0|
|Adam Jones||BAL||@ SD||4-1 W||4/4||1||2||2||0||7||1|
|Don Kelly||DET||@ CLE||5-1 W||3/4||1||1||3||0||6||0|
|Robbie Grossman||HOU||vs BOS||10-15 L||2/3||1||2||3||1||5||1|
|David Ortiz||BOS||@ HOU||15-10 W||4/4||0||2||2||1||4||0|
|Jonny Gomes||BOS||@ HOU||15-10 W||2/3||1||1||4||0||5||0|
|Chase Utley||PHI||vs CHC||9-8 W||3/4||0||2||2||0||5||0|
|Brian Dozier||MIN||@ KC||7-0 W||2/4||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Shane Victorino||BOS||@ HOU||15-10 W||3/5||0||4||0||1||4||0|
|Darin Ruf||PHI||vs CHC||9-8 W||2/4||1||1||2||0||6||0|
|Nate Schierholtz||CHC||@ PHI||8-9 L||3/5||0||2||2||0||4||0|
|Elvis Andrus||TEX||@ LAA||8-3 W||3/5||0||3||1||0||3||2|
|Jake Elmore||HOU||vs BOS||10-15 L||2/2||1||2||1||0||5||0|
|Chris Colabello||MIN||@ KC||7-0 W||2/4||1||2||1||0||5||0|
|Jose Reyes||TOR||@ SEA||7-2 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Michael Young||PHI||vs CHC||9-8 W||2/3||0||2||1||1||4||0|
|Mike Trout||LAA||vs TEX||3-8 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Juan Lagares||NYM||vs COL||3-2 W||2/4||0||0||3||0||4||0|
|Eric Chavez||ARI||vs TB||6-1 W||2/4||0||1||2||0||4||0|
|Kole Calhoun||LAA||vs TEX||3-8 L||2/5||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Bryce Harper||WSH||vs ATL||1-2 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Carlos Beltran||STL||vs LAD||5-1 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Cody Ross||ARI||vs TB||6-1 W||1/4||1||1||3||0||4||0|
|Donnie Murphy||CHC||@ PHI||8-9 L||1/4||1||1||3||0||4||0|
|Welington Castillo||CHC||@ PHI||8-9 L||3/4||0||1||1||1||3||0|
|Andrew McCutchen||PIT||vs MIA||4-3 W||2/3||0||1||2||1||3||0|
|Matt Adams||STL||vs LAD||5-1 W||1/1||1||1||2||0||4||0|
|Ike Davis||NYM||vs COL||3-2 W||2/2||0||1||0||2||4||0|
|Donovan Solano||MIA||@ PIT||3-4 L||3/5||0||1||1||0||3||0|
|Dustin Pedroia||BOS||@ HOU||15-10 W||2/5||0||1||2||0||3||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines
|Justin Verlander||DET||@ CLE||5-1 W||8||4||1||1||0||7||112||W|
|Andrew Albers||MIN||@ KC||7-0 W||8.1||4||0||0||1||2||109||W|
|Mat Latos||CIN||vs OAK||3-1 W||7.1||4||0||0||3||3||108||W|
|Matt Cain||SF||vs MIL||1-3 L||7||4||2||2||0||6||87||L|
|Chris Sale||CHW||vs NYY||3-2 W||7.1||5||1||1||4||6||108||W|
|Wade Miley||ARI||vs TB||6-1 W||7||5||1||1||2||5||103||W|
|Wily Peralta||MIL||@ SF||3-1 W||6.1||5||1||1||2||6||108||W|
|Julio Teheran||ATL||@ WSH||2-1 W||6||4||1||1||2||4||90||W|
|Bud Norris||BAL||@ SD||4-1 W||6||5||1||1||2||5||95||W|
|Gio Gonzalez||WSH||vs ATL||1-2 L||7||6||2||2||1||5||96||L|
|Josh Johnson||TOR||@ SEA||7-2 W||5||5||0||0||2||5||86||W|
|Jenrry Mejia||NYM||vs COL||3-2 W||5.1||4||2||1||2||7||96||ND|
|Henderson Alvarez||MIA||@ PIT||3-4 L||7||6||3||3||0||6||90||ND|
|Edinson Volquez||SD||vs BAL||1-4 L||6||6||2||2||2||6||107||L|
|Clayton Kershaw||LAD||@ STL||1-5 L||6||6||2||2||2||5||90||L|
|Garrett Richards||LAA||vs TEX||3-8 L||6||6||3||3||1||5||97||ND|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||@ LAA||8-3 W||7||8||3||3||3||6||113||W|
|Chad Bettis||COL||@ NYM||2-3 L||5||4||2||2||1||2||89||ND|
|Joe Kelly||STL||vs LAD||5-1 W||5.1||6||1||1||2||1||88||W|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYY||@ CHW||2-3 L||7||9||3||3||1||4||116||L|
|Justin Masterson||CLE||vs DET||1-5 L||7||7||5||5||2||6||100||L|
|Kyle Kendrick||PHI||vs CHC||9-8 W||6||6||5||4||0||4||105||W|
|Dan Straily||OAK||@ CIN||1-3 L||4||6||2||2||1||3||75||L|
|Jeff Locke||PIT||vs MIA||4-3 W||5.2||9||3||3||3||4||102||ND|
|Steven Wright||BOS||@ HOU||15-10 W||1||1||3||3||2||1||38||ND|
|Jeremy Hellickson||TB||@ ARI||1-6 L||4.2||5||5||5||3||1||90||L|
|Felix Hernandez||SEA||vs TOR||2-7 L||5||9||6||3||3||3||101||L|
|James Shields||KC||vs MIN||0-7 L||6||8||7||7||2||3||110||L|
|Edwin Jackson||CHC||@ PHI||8-9 L||5||10||7||7||2||2||92||L|
|Jordan Lyles||HOU||vs BOS||10-15 L||4.2||9||8||8||3||6||92||L|