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Probable Pitchers for August 30, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Mets 2B Daniel Murphy finished 4-for-5 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored.
- Mets RP Carlos Torres yielded one run over 6 2/3 innings.
- Phillies SP Ethan Martin struck out a career-high nine batters, but gave up three runs over four innings before exiting.
- Mets OF Eric Young, Jr. went 3-for-5 with a three-run triple and two runs scored.
- Phillies OF Roger Bernadina smacked a two-run homer.
- Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez fired seven scoreless innings allowing three hits while striking out eight.
- Nationals OF Bryce Harper finished 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk and three runs scored.
- Nationals OF Jayson Werth went 3-for-4 and hit a three-run homer.
- Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo scattered six hits in seven innings and combined with Brandon Kintzler on a shutout.
- Pirates SP Gerrit Cole pitched 7 1/3 innings and allowed four runs — three earned.
- Pirates C John Buck went 3-for-3 in his debut.
- Angels SP Jason Vargas allowed just two hits over seven shutout frames.
- Rays SP Jake Odorizzi allowed just one run but last only five innings.
- Angels RP Ernesto Frieri recorded his 28th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
- Angels OF J.B. Shuck went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- Tigers OF Torii Hunter hit a walk-off three-run homer off Grant Balfour in the bottom of the ninth inning.
- Athletics RP Grant Balfour gave up four runs for his second blown save of the season.
- Tigers SP Max Scherzer's quest for his 20th win came up short, as he allowed six runs (five earned) over five innings.
- Making his return from the disabled list, Athletics SP Bartolo Colon allowed one run over five innings in a no-decision.
- Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 3-for-5 with an RBI single.
- Tigers 1B Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a walk.
- Athletics SS Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run.
- Athletics 1B Brandon Moss clubbed a two-run homer and stole a base Thursday against the Tigers.
- Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer.
- Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez struck out seven while allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
- Mariners RP Danny Farquhar recorded his 10th save with a scoreless ninth.
- Pitching three days after picking up a save against the White Sox, Astros SP Jordan Lyles gave up three runs in six innings.
- Orioles SP Chris Tillman allowed two runs over seven innings and struck out eight.
- Orioles RP Jim Johnson pitched around a leadoff single to record his 41st save.
- Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 2-for-3 with a two-run double and two walks.
- Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 and swiped his 50th base.
- Twins SP Samuel Deduno gave up three earned runs in three innings before exiting because of right shoulder soreness.
- Royals RP Bruce Chen allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings.
- Twins 2B Brian Dozier blasted a solo homer.
- Braves SP Kris Medlen pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out six, in a victory.
- Braves C Brian McCann hit a three-run homer.
- Marlins recalled RHP Sam Dyson from Triple-A New Orleans.
- Rockies sent RHP Edgmer Escalona outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
- Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.
- Cardinals optioned RHP Michael Blazek to Triple-A Memphis.
- Cardinals optioned RHP Michael Wacha to Double-A Springfield.
- CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that 3B Chase Headley was claimed off revocable waivers and pulled back by the Padres.
- Indians released RHP Brett Myers.
- The Orioles were the team that claimed Mariners OF Michael Morse off revocable waivers, reports CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
- Angels placed INF Chris Nelson on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
- Angels recalled INF Luis Jimenez from Triple-A Salt Lake.
- Rays recalled RHP Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Durham.
- Ahtletics activated RHP Bartolo Colon from the 15-day disabled list.
- Athletics optioned RHP Evan Scribner to Triple-A Sacramento.
- Yankees released 1B/DH Dan Johnson.
- Rays pitching prospect Enny Romero has been promoted to Triple-A Durham.
- Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) threw five scoreless innings in his rehab debut Wednesday with Low-A Kane County.
- Braves RP Jordan Walden is currently nursing a minor groin injury.
- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that OF Starling Marte (hand) took one-handed swings on Wednesday.
- X-rays on Braves OF Justin Upton's left hand came back negative.
- OF Norichika Aoki wasn't in the Brewers' lineup Thursday due to ongoing right patellar tendinitis.
- Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) threw short-toss on flat ground Thursday.
- Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (abdominal) expects to be in the lineup on Friday.
- Red Sox RP Daniel Bard (abdomen) walked five of the six batters he faced Thursday in the Gulf Coast League.
- Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez will undergo X-rays and an MRI on his left shin Thursday afternoon.
- Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) could begin taking live batting practice early next week.
- Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (illness) is expected to return to the Royals' starting lineup on Friday night.
- Athletics C Derek Norris (toe) could begin playing in minor league rehab games this weekend.
- Red Sox 3B Brandon Snyder (elbow) is likely to return September 1.
- SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) is on track to rejoin the Red Sox starting rotation on September 10.
- Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) has begun throwing side sessions with the High-A Tampa Yankees.
- Yankees OF Zoilo Almonte recently had his wisdom teeth removed.
- Yankees DH Travis Hafner (shoulder) hopes to begin taking batting practice by the end of this week.
- Yankees 2B Robinson Cano (hand) is aiming to return Friday.
- Twins SP Samuel Deduno will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder Monday.
- Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez underwent an MRI on his right knee on Thursday which came back negative.
- Blue Jays prospect catcher A.J. Jimenez is currently sidelined with nerve irritation in his throwing elbow.
- Astros DH Max Stassi has been riding an exercise bike and has had a reduction in his post-concussion symptoms.
- Astros C Carlos Corporan (concussion) has been working out for the past few days.
Notes & Rumors:
- According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, the Giants "hope to be involved on" Cuban 1B Jose Abreu.
- Nationals manager Davey Johnson is leading toward starting RP Ross Ohlendorf on Sunday against the Mets.
- SP Jeff Locke expects to rejoin the Pirates' rotation next Tuesday.
Yesterday's Top Hitters:
|Jayson Werth||WSH||vs MIA||9-0 W||3/4||1||2||3||0||6||0|
|Prince Fielder||DET||vs OAK||7-6 W||3/4||1||3||1||1||6||0|
|Daniel Murphy||NYM||vs PHI||11-3 W||4/5||0||1||2||0||6||1|
|Franklin Gutierrez||SEA||@ HOU||3-2 W||3/4||1||1||2||0||7||0|
|Eric Young Jr.||NYM||vs PHI||11-3 W||3/5||0||2||3||0||5||0|
|Bryce Harper||WSH||vs MIA||9-0 W||2/3||1||3||2||1||5||0|
|Jed Lowrie||OAK||@ DET||6-7 L||3/5||1||1||2||0||6||0|
|Ian Desmond||WSH||vs MIA||9-0 W||2/4||1||2||3||0||5||0|
|Brian McCann||ATL||vs CLE||3-1 W||2/4||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Anthony Recker||NYM||vs PHI||11-3 W||1/2||1||3||2||2||4||0|
|Andrew Brown||NYM||vs PHI||11-3 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||1|
|Torii Hunter||DET||vs OAK||7-6 W||1/2||1||1||3||0||4||0|
|Daniel Nava||BOS||vs BAL||2-3 L||3/4||0||1||0||0||5||0|
|Brian Dozier||MIN||vs KC||1-3 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Ryan Zimmerman||WSH||vs MIA||9-0 W||3/3||0||2||0||1||3||0|
|Shane Victorino||BOS||vs BAL||2-3 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Roger Bernadina||PHI||@ NYM||3-11 L||1/2||1||1||2||0||4||0|
|Manny Machado||BAL||@ BOS||3-2 W||2/3||0||0||2||2||3||0|
|Brandon Moss||OAK||@ DET||6-7 L||1/4||1||1||2||1||4||1|
|Lonnie Chisenhall||CLE||@ ATL||1-3 L||1/1||1||1||1||0||4||0|
|Scooter Gennett||MIL||@ PIT||4-0 W||3/4||0||1||0||0||3||0|
|Victor Martinez||DET||vs OAK||7-6 W||3/5||0||0||1||0||3||0|
|Brett Wallace||HOU||vs SEA||2-3 L||1/4||1||1||1||0||4||0|
|Aramis Ramirez||MIL||@ PIT||4-0 W||1/4||1||1||1||0||4||0|
|John Buck||PIT||vs MIL||0-4 L||3/3||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Luis Jimenez||LAA||@ TB||2-0 W||2/3||0||0||1||0||3||0|
|Nick Franklin||SEA||@ HOU||3-2 W||1/4||1||1||1||0||4||0|
|Andrelton Simmons||ATL||vs CLE||3-1 W||2/3||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|Danny Valencia||BAL||@ BOS||3-2 W||2/3||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|Chase Utley||PHI||@ NYM||3-11 L||2/4||0||1||0||0||3||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:
|Jason Vargas||LAA||@ TB||2-0 W||7||2||0||0||3||7||114||W|
|Gio Gonzalez||WSH||vs MIA||9-0 W||7||3||0||0||3||8||108||W|
|Kris Medlen||ATL||vs CLE||3-1 W||7||6||0||0||0||6||96||W|
|Yovani Gallardo||MIL||@ PIT||4-0 W||7||6||0||0||1||5||93||W|
|Carlos Torres||NYM||vs PHI||11-3 W||6.2||4||1||1||0||6||95||W|
|Chris Tillman||BAL||@ BOS||3-2 W||7||6||2||2||0||8||111||W|
|Ubaldo Jimenez||CLE||@ ATL||1-3 L||7||7||3||3||0||10||104||L|
|Bruce Chen||KC||@ MIN||3-1 W||5.2||5||1||1||1||3||93||W|
|Jake Odorizzi||TB||vs LAA||0-2 L||5||4||1||1||2||3||83||L|
|Erasmo Ramirez||SEA||@ HOU||3-2 W||5.2||5||2||2||2||7||104||W|
|Jordan Lyles||HOU||vs SEA||2-3 L||6||4||3||3||2||4||96||L|
|Jon Lester||BOS||vs BAL||2-3 L||6||5||3||3||3||4||112||L|
|Bartolo Colon||OAK||@ DET||6-7 L||5||7||1||1||0||1||73||ND|
|Ethan Martin||PHI||@ NYM||3-11 L||4||4||3||3||3||9||86||L|
|Gerrit Cole||PIT||vs MIL||0-4 L||7.1||10||4||3||1||4||97||L|
|Samuel Deduno||MIN||vs KC||1-3 L||3||4||3||3||1||4||71||L|
|Max Scherzer||DET||vs OAK||7-6 W||5||8||6||5||1||5||101||ND|
|Tom Koehler||MIA||@ WSH||0-9 L||5||7||6||6||4||1||67||L|
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