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Probable Pitchers for August 9, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Phillies 3B Cody Asche went 3-for-5 with his first major league homer and two runs scored.
- Phillies SP Ethan Martin tossed five innings of one-run ball for his first major league win.
- Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija was knocked around for nine runs on 11 hits over 3 1/3 innings.
- Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz launched a solo homer.
- Pirates C Russell Martin delivered a pinch-hit walk-off single in the 10th inning.
- Pirates SP Gerrit Cole allowed four runs in five innings in a no-decision.
- Marlins SP Jose Fernandez yielded two runs over five innings in a no-decision.
- Marlins OF Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with his first major league home run — a two-run blast off Gerrit Cole.
- Tigers SP Max Scherzer moved to 17-1 by allowing two runs and four hits in seven innings.
- Making his pitching debut, Indians OF Ryan Raburn pitched a perfect ninth inning.
- Indians SP Zach McAllister was roughed up, surrendering six runs in 2 1/3 innings.
- Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk and two runs scored.
- Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 and is in a 1-for-19 slump this month.
- Phillies signed 2B Chase Utley to a two-year, $27 million contract extension with $15 million vesting options for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons.
- Phillies claimed OF Casper Wells off waivers from the White Sox.
- Giants activated C Hector Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.
- Giants designated C Guillermo Quiroz for assignment.
- Cubs recalled RHP Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Iowa.
- Cubs purchased the contract of C J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa.
- Cubs placed OF Thomas Neal on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right shoulder.
- Cubs placed RHP Matt Guerrier on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.
- Rockies placed RHP Tyler Chatwood on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
- Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Jeff Manship from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
- Cardinals optioned OF Brock Peterson to Triple-A Memphis.
- Cardinals optioned RHP Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis.
- Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.
- Cardinals recalled RHP Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis.
- Brewers recalled 2B Scooter Gennett from Triple-A Nashville.
- Brewers placed 2B Rickie Weeks on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 8, with a strained left hamstring.
- CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports that the Nationals placed SP Dan Haren on waivers Thursday.
- CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports that the Brewers placed SP Kyle Lohse on waivers Wednesday.
- Red Sox optioned RHP Steven Wright to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Red Sox activated OF Daniel Nava from the paternity leave list.
- The Royals have requested unconditional release waivers on C Adam Moore.
- Royals purchased the contract of LHP Francisley Bueno from Triple-A Omaha.
- Royals optioned LHP Danny Duffy to Triple-A Omaha.
- Athletics claimed INF Adam Rosales off waivers from the Rangers.
- Astros purchased the contract of LHP Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Astros designated LHP Travis Blackley for assignment.
- Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers put in the waiver claim on White Sox OF Alex Rios.
- Indians recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Columbus.
- Indians designated INF Mark Reynolds for assignment.
- Indians optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Columbus.
- Angels released LHP Mitch Stetter.
- Phillies C Tommy Joseph has been shut down for the remainder of the season due to lingering concussion symptoms.
- Cubs C Dioner Navarro will have an MRI on his right ankle.
- Pirates RP Jason Grilli (forearm) is scheduled to begin a throwing program this weekend.
- Cubs RP Matt Guerrier has some soreness in his right elbow and is flying back to Chicago to be examined.
- Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) expects to be throwing bullpen sessions by the end of the 2013 season.
- Cardinals RP Carlos Martinez left Thursday's start against the Dodgers with a right index finger cramp.
- Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) played catch on Wednesday and ran in place on flat ground and with elevation on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) hit off a tee and lightly swung a bat on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny (elbow) will start on Saturday in Seattle.
- Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said during an interview on FOX Sports Midwest Thursday that he's "very optimistic" C Yadier Molina (knee) will be activated when first eligible on August 15.
- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that the team does not have plans to activate 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) from the disabled list on Friday.
- Cardinals SP Shelby Miller (elbow) doesn't expect to miss a start.
- Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison (elbow) has been transferred to Triple-A Las Vegas.
- Rangers DH Lance Berkman (knee) is taking regular batting practice but has only been able to run at 50 percent effort.
- Red Sox C David Ross (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Portland Friday.
- Rangers SP Yu Darvish experienced some tightness in his gluteus maximus during his start on Tuesday night.
- Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) allowed four runs on four hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings in his first rehab start with Triple-A Salt Lake Thursday.
- Tigers 2B Ramon Santiago left Thursday's game against the Indians after tweaking something behind his left knee.
- Tigers C Alex Avila will undergo tests for a possible concussion.
- Royals C Salvador Perez (concussion) took a supervised jog and underwent additional physical testing on Thursday.
- Red Sox RP Alex Wilson has had a setback with his sprained right thumb and his next rehab start is undetermined.
Notes and Rumors
- 1B Mark Reynolds has told the Indians that he's not interested in going to the minors if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
- The Blue Jays will not trade 3B Mark DeRosa.
Yesterday's Top Hitters
|Cody Asche||PHI||vs CHC||12-1 W||3/5||1||2||2||0||7||0|
|Christian Yelich||MIA||@ PIT||4-5 L||3/4||1||2||2||1||6||0|
|A.J. Ellis||LAD||@ STL||5-1 W||2/3||1||2||3||1||5||0|
|Darin Ruf||PHI||vs CHC||12-1 W||2/4||1||2||2||1||5||0|
|Chase Utley||PHI||vs CHC||12-1 W||2/3||0||2||1||1||4||0|
|Brandon Crawford||SF||vs MIL||4-1 W||3/4||0||1||1||0||4||0|
|Brandon Belt||SF||vs MIL||4-1 W||1/3||1||1||3||1||4||0|
|Neil Walker||PIT||vs MIA||5-4 W||3/3||0||0||2||1||3||0|
|Victor Martinez||DET||@ CLE||10-3 W||2/5||0||1||3||0||3||0|
|Prince Fielder||DET||@ CLE||10-3 W||2/5||0||1||2||0||4||0|
|Marco Scutaro||SF||vs MIL||4-1 W||3/5||0||2||0||0||4||0|
|John McDonald||PHI||vs CHC||12-1 W||1/1||1||1||2||0||4||0|
|Asdrubal Cabrera||CLE||vs DET||3-10 L||2/4||0||0||2||0||4||0|
|Austin Jackson||DET||@ CLE||10-3 W||2/4||0||2||0||1||4||0|
|Billy Butler||KC||vs BOS||5-1 W||1/3||1||2||1||1||4||0|
|Yasiel Puig||LAD||@ STL||5-1 W||3/5||0||0||0||0||5||0|
|Justin Maxwell||KC||vs BOS||5-1 W||1/3||1||1||1||1||4||0|
|Corey Dickerson||COL||@ NYM||1-2 L||1/3||1||1||1||0||4||0|
|Jason Kipnis||CLE||vs DET||3-10 L||2/4||0||2||0||0||3||0|
|Miguel Cabrera||DET||@ CLE||10-3 W||1/3||0||1||3||2||1||0|
|Andy Dirks||DET||@ CLE||10-3 W||2/5||0||1||1||0||3||0|
|Carlos Ruiz||PHI||vs CHC||12-1 W||2/5||0||2||1||0||2||0|
|Starling Marte||PIT||vs MIA||5-4 W||2/4||0||2||0||2||2||1|
|Nate Schierholtz||CHC||@ PHI||1-12 L||1/4||1||1||1||0||4||0|
|DJ LeMahieu||COL||@ NYM||1-2 L||3/4||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Michael Martinez||PHI||vs CHC||12-1 W||2/4||0||1||1||0||2||0|
|David Freese||STL||vs LAD||1-5 L||3/4||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Hernan Perez||DET||@ CLE||10-3 W||2/5||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|Mike Moustakas||KC||vs BOS||5-1 W||2/4||0||0||2||0||2||0|
|Placido Polanco||MIA||@ PIT||4-5 L||2/4||0||0||1||1||2||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines
|Tim Lincecum||SF||vs MIL||4-1 W||8||1||0||0||1||8||108||W|
|Hyun-Jin Ryu||LAD||@ STL||5-1 W||7||5||1||0||0||7||110||W|
|Bruce Chen||KC||vs BOS||5-1 W||7.2||5||0||0||1||2||108||W|
|Max Scherzer||DET||@ CLE||10-3 W||7||4||2||2||1||5||100||W|
|Jon Lester||BOS||@ KC||1-5 L||7||4||3||1||2||4||121||L|
|Dillon Gee||NYM||vs COL||2-1 W||7.2||8||1||1||0||3||87||W|
|Ethan Martin||PHI||vs CHC||12-1 W||5||4||1||1||3||4||95||W|
|Jeff Manship||COL||@ NYM||1-2 L||5||4||2||2||3||4||91||L|
|Jose Fernandez||MIA||@ PIT||4-5 L||5||5||2||2||4||5||101||ND|
|Gerrit Cole||PIT||vs MIA||5-4 W||5||6||4||4||1||4||73||ND|
|Donovan Hand||MIL||@ SF||1-4 L||5||7||4||4||4||4||107||L|
|Carlos Martinez||STL||vs LAD||1-5 L||4.2||7||4||4||3||2||97||L|
|Zach McAllister||CLE||vs DET||3-10 L||2.1||4||6||5||4||3||61||L|
|Jeff Samardzija||CHC||@ PHI||1-12 L||3.1||11||9||9||0||3||83||L|