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Probable Pitchers for August 11, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Cubs C Welington Castillo homered, walked twice and drove in two runs.
- Cardinals OF Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI.
- Cubs RP Carlos Villanueva allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision.
- Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed two runs in five innings but took a no-decision.
- Tigers OF Torri Hunter led the offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI.
- Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez delivered another impressive performance , allowing just two runs on four hits over his seven frames.
- Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay homered and plated three runs.
- Yankees SP Phil Hughes was knocked around, allowing four runs on seven hits over his 4 1/3 innings.
- Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista connected on his 27th home run of the season.
- Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen allowed a solo homer to Josh Reddick, but still managed to convert his 21st save of the season.
- Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle turned in a decent outing, surrendering three runs on seven hits over his 5 1/3 innings of work.
- Athletics OF Josh Reddick continued his impressive power binge, blasting a pair of homers.
- Athletics SP Sonny Gray pitched well in his first Major League start, allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits over six strong innings.
- Cubs transferred OF Thomas Neal from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Cubs purchased the contract of OF Darnell McDonald from Triple-A Iowa.
- Cubs optioned C J.C. Boscan to Triple-A Iowa.
- Cardinals recalled RHP Michael Wacha from Triple-A Memphis.
- Cardinals optioned RHP Carlos Martinez to Triple-A Memphis.
- Padres placed OF Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 31, with right knee soreness.
- Padres recalled OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Tucson.
- Diamondbacks optioned RHP David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno.
- RP Travis Blackley cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Red Sox placed INF Brandon Snyder on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury.
- Angels transferred LHP Sean Burnett from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Red Sox recalled 3B Will Middlebrooks from Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Angels purchased the contract of LHP Buddy Boshers from Triple-A Salt Lake.
- Rangers optioned OF Joey Butler to Triple-A Round Rock.
- Royals recalled LHP Donnie Joseph from Triple-A Omaha.
- Royals recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.
- Royals designated LHP Francisley Bueno for assignment.
- Royals placed OF Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 9, with a strained left oblique.
- Angels placed 2B Howie Kendrick on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 6, with a sprained left knee.
- Red Sox activated LHP Franklin Morales from the 15-day disabled list.
- Red Sox optioned RHP Pedro Beato to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Blue Jays activated RHP Drew Hutchison from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
- Blue Jays recalled RHP Mickey Storey from Triple-A Buffalo.
- Blue Jays placed LHP Juan Perez on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
- Athletics recalled RHP Sonny Gray from Triple-A Sacramento.
- Athletics designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment.
- Rays released RHP Kyle Farnsworth.
- Twins optioned RHP Liam Hendricks to Triple-A Rochester.
- Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) could be activated in time for the Rangers series on Tuesday.
- Nationals SP Taylor Jordan could be shut down for the season as early as Sunday, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
- Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) threw a five-inning simulated game Saturday afternoon in Clearwater, Florida.
- Cubs C Dioner Navarro (ankle) is available on Saturday.
- Mets manager Terry Collins admitted Friday that there's a chance 3B David Wright (hamstring) might not play again this season.
- OF Brian Bogusevic (hamstring) has been cleared for a rehab assignment with the Cubs' rookie league affiliate.
- An MRI on Friday confirmed that Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) is not dealing with any structural damage.
- Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero (back) is expected to resume a hitting program Saturday.
- The Pirates are calling OF Starling Marte day-to-day with a left hand contusion.
- Braves C Gerald Laird (kidney stone) will come off the disabled list on Sunday.
- Nationals RP Ross Ohlendorf (shoulder) will likely need at least one more rehab start.
- X-rays on Braves RP Jordan Walden's right hand were negative, and the reliever isn't expected to need a stint on the disabled list.
- Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (elbow) is still limited to throwing long toss on flat ground.
- Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) will throw a bullpen on Sunday and could make a start on Tuesday if all goes well.
- Angels 3B Luis Jimenez is likely out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.
- Indians SP Scott Kazmir will get an extra two or three days before his next start due to a dead arm issue.
- Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) will begin a running program next week.
- Rays SP Alex Cobb (concussion) will start Thursday against the Mariners.
- Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) could return from the disabled list in early September.
- An MRI revealed that Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia is dealing with right knee bursitis.
- Orioles SP Jason Hammel (forearm) received a cortisone injection Friday.
- Angels 3B Luis Jimenez (shoulder) will play a few more games in Arizona and could return to Triple-A Salt Lake if all goes well.
Notes and Rumors
- Braves 3B Chris Johnson was ejected in the first inning of Saturday's game for arguing balls and strikes.
- Mets manager Terry Collins said SP Zack Wheeler will not be moved to the bullpen this year.
- Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said SP Michael Wacha will be moved to the bullpen to be used in "higher leverage" situations after his start on Saturday.
Yesterday's Top Hitters
|Matt Holliday||STL||vs CHC||5-6 L||2/3||2||2||4||1||8||0|
|Torii Hunter||DET||@ NYY||9-3 W||3/4||1||2||4||0||6||0|
|Josh Reddick||OAK||@ TOR||4-5 L||2/4||2||2||3||0||8||0|
|Jayson Werth||WSH||vs PHI||8-5 W||3/5||1||3||3||0||6||0|
|Austin Jackson||DET||@ NYY||9-3 W||2/4||1||3||1||1||7||0|
|Jose Bautista||TOR||vs OAK||5-4 W||3/4||1||2||2||0||6||0|
|Jacoby Ellsbury||BOS||@ KC||5-3 W||4/5||0||0||2||0||6||1|
|Miguel Cabrera||DET||@ NYY||9-3 W||3/5||1||2||1||0||6||0|
|Scooter Gennett||MIL||@ SEA||10-0 W||2/4||1||2||3||0||5||0|
|Lyle Overbay||NYY||vs DET||3-9 L||2/3||1||1||3||1||5||0|
|Welington Castillo||CHC||@ STL||6-5 W||1/1||1||2||2||2||4||0|
|Adrian Gonzalez||LAD||vs TB||5-0 W||2/4||1||1||2||0||5||1|
|Jonathan Lucroy||MIL||@ SEA||10-0 W||4/5||0||1||1||0||4||0|
|Domonic Brown||PHI||@ WSH||5-8 L||2/4||1||2||1||0||5||0|
|Billy Butler||KC||vs BOS||3-5 L||3/5||0||1||1||0||5||0|
|A.J. Pierzynski||TEX||@ HOU||5-4 W||2/4||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|Will Venable||SD||@ CIN||3-1 W||2/4||1||2||1||0||5||0|
|Juan Lagares||NYM||@ ARI||4-1 W||2/5||1||2||1||0||5||1|
|Oswaldo Arcia||MIN||@ CHW||4-5 L||2/5||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|Chris Carter||HOU||vs TEX||4-5 L||2/3||1||1||1||1||5||0|
|Juan Francisco||MIL||@ SEA||10-0 W||3/4||0||1||1||1||4||0|
|Russell Martin||PIT||@ COL||4-6 L||3/4||0||1||1||0||4||0|
|Don Kelly||DET||@ NYY||9-3 W||3/5||0||0||2||0||4||0|
|Justin Morneau||MIN||@ CHW||4-5 L||1/4||1||1||3||1||4||0|
|Garrett Jones||PIT||@ COL||4-6 L||2/4||0||1||1||0||5||0|
|Aaron Hill||ARI||vs NYM||1-4 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Jordan Danks||CHW||vs MIN||5-4 W||1/2||1||2||1||1||4||0|
|Alex Rios||TEX||@ HOU||5-4 W||2/3||0||1||1||1||4||0|
|Skip Schumaker||LAD||vs TB||5-0 W||4/4||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|Will Middlebrooks||BOS||@ KC||5-3 W||2/4||0||2||2||0||2||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines
|Nate Eovaldi||MIA||@ ATL||1-0 W||7||1||0||0||3||8||90||ND|
|Tom Gorzelanny||MIL||@ SEA||10-0 W||7||3||0||0||2||7||95||W|
|Alex Wood||ATL||vs MIA||0-1 L||6||2||0||0||1||7||87||ND|
|Anibal Sanchez||DET||@ NYY||9-3 W||7||4||2||2||1||8||107||W|
|Zack Greinke||LAD||vs TB||5-0 W||6.1||6||0||0||1||7||110||W|
|Tyson Ross||SD||@ CIN||3-1 W||7||4||1||1||4||6||96||W|
|Chad Gaudin||SF||vs BAL||3-2 W||5||2||1||0||3||6||93||ND|
|Brad Peacock||HOU||vs TEX||4-5 L||6||3||1||1||4||5||102||ND|
|Tony Cingrani||CIN||vs SD||1-3 L||5||2||2||0||2||5||92||L|
|Zack Wheeler||NYM||@ ARI||4-1 W||6.1||6||1||1||0||4||106||W|
|Brandon McCarthy||ARI||vs NYM||1-4 L||7||6||2||2||1||4||97||L|
|Ubaldo Jimenez||CLE||vs LAA||2-7 L||6.1||5||3||2||3||5||96||L|
|Sonny Gray||OAK||@ TOR||4-5 L||6||4||4||2||3||5||94||L|
|Derek Holland||TEX||@ HOU||5-4 W||6||6||3||3||2||6||106||ND|
|Wei-Yin Chen||BAL||@ SF||2-3 L||6||5||3||3||1||2||72||L|
|Cliff Lee||PHI||@ WSH||5-8 L||6||7||3||3||2||6||97||ND|
|Michael Wacha||STL||vs CHC||5-6 L||5||5||2||2||3||4||99||ND|
|C.J. Wilson||LAA||@ CLE||7-2 W||5.1||7||2||2||4||6||117||W|
|Juan Nicasio||COL||vs PIT||6-4 W||5.2||6||3||3||2||4||102||ND|
|Mark Buehrle||TOR||vs OAK||5-4 W||5.1||7||3||3||2||5||101||W|
|Carlos Villanueva||CHC||@ STL||6-5 W||6||7||4||4||1||4||80||ND|
|Phil Hughes||NYY||vs DET||3-9 L||4.1||7||4||4||0||6||99||L|
|Taylor Jordan||WSH||vs PHI||8-5 W||5||7||4||4||1||3||77||ND|
|Mike Pelfrey||MIN||@ CHW||4-5 L||5||4||5||4||5||2||98||L|
|Andre Rienzo||CHW||vs MIN||5-4 W||5.1||7||4||4||5||5||112||ND|
|Felix Doubront||BOS||@ KC||5-3 W||4||6||3||3||4||3||98||ND|
|Jeremy Guthrie||KC||vs BOS||3-5 L||6||10||5||5||1||5||123||L|
|A.J. Burnett||PIT||@ COL||4-6 L||5.2||8||6||5||3||8||99||L|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||vs MIL||0-10 L||6.2||9||6||6||1||3||81||L|
|Roberto Hernandez||TB||@ LAD||0-5 L||4||8||5||5||1||3||72||L|