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Probable Pitchers for September 22, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw picked up his 15th win by throwing seven shutout innings
- Padres SP Burch Smith pitched six innings of two-run ball.
- Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hit his 18th homer and walked.
- Pirates SP A.J. Burnett allowed two runs while striking out 12 over seven innings.
- Pirates RP Jason Grilli worked a scoreless ninth inning for his 31st save of the season, and first since July 21.
- Reds SP Homer Bailey allowed four runs — two earned — over 5 2/3 innings.
- Pirates C Russell Martin hit his 15th home run.
- Cardinals 1B Matt Adams hit a two-run homer.
- Cardinals SP Lance Lynn tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball.
- Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo gave up two earned runs in seven innings.
- Rockies SP Collin McHugh was roughed up for six runs and 11 hits in just 5 innings of work in the loss.
- Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill won his 8th game of the season allowing just one run in 5.2 innings.
- Diamondbacks 3B Matt Davidson hit his 2nd homer of the year, a three run shot.
- Mets 3B David Wright slugged a solo home run.
- Mets SP Dillon Gee gave up four earned runs in six innings.
- Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd was hammered for five earned runs in five innings
- Cubs RP Pedro Strop earned his first save of the season.
- Cubs SP Travis Wood tossed seven innings of one-run ball.
- Cubs SS Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- Braves SP Kris Medlen allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings.
- Athletics SP Jarrod Parker tossed six innings of one-run ball.
- Athletics 3B Alberto Callaspo went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI.
- Twins C Josmil Pinto finished 2-for-3 with a home run.
- Twins SP Pedro Hernandez was shelled for six runs in two innings
- Angels SP Jerome Williams allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings
- Mariners OF Raul Ibanez hit his 29th homer of 2013 and 300th career homer.
- Rays SP Alex Cobb allowed one run over 8 1/3 innings and struck out 12 batters.
- Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez yielded three runs over six innings.
- Rays OF Desmond Jennings went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, a walk, and two runs scored.
- Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a walk
- Indians SP Scott Kazmir struck out 10 batters over seven scoreless innings.
- Astros 1B Chris Carter went 3-for-4 with a home run.
- Indians OF Michael Brantley hit a two-run home run.
- Astros RP Paul Clemens allowed four runs over 4 2/3 innings.
- Rangers SP Matt Garza allowed one run in eight-plus innings.
- Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie allowed three earned runs in six innings.
- Royals 1B Eric Hosmer hit a ninth-inning solo home run.
- Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle allowed one earned run over six innings.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz surrendered three runs — two earned — in six innings.
- Tigers 2B Omar run-scoring infield single proved to be the difference.
- White Sox RP Addison Reed blew his seventh save of the season.
- Tigers SP Rick Porcello struck out nine batters over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision
- White Sox SP Chris Sale fired 7 2/3 innings of scoreless ball in a no-decision.
- Yankees SP Ivan Nova went the distance allowed six hits and one walk while striking out seven.
- Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong was tagged for five runs over five innings.
- Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano clubbed a solo homer.
- Giants C Buster Posey went 0-for-4.
- No Transactions Today
- Rays recalled LHP Enny Romero from Triple-A Durham.
- White Sox acquired LHP Frank de los Santos from the Rays for a player to be named later.
- Blue Jays placed OF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left eye.
- Rays recalled LHP Jeff Beliveau from Double-A Montgomery.
- Orioles recalled LHP Michael Belfiore from Triple-A Norfolk.
- Orioles recalled LHP Zach Britton from Low-A Aberdeen.
- Rays recalled RHP Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Durham.
- Padres 2B Logan Forsythe has been limited lately as he deals with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
- Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez will hit off a tee on Sunday in hopes of batting again before season's end.
- Padres C Yasmani Grandal is expecting to be ready by spring training after recently undergoing reconstructive ACL surgery.
- Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said 1B Allen Craig "probably" won't be back before the end of the regular season.
- Cardinals RP Edward Mujica acknowledged late Friday night that he is experiencing overall fatigue.
- Pirates RP Jason Grilli will serve as the Pirates' closer Saturday.
- Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo is expected to miss a game or two with a jammed left thumb.
- Giants 3B Joaquin Arias (hamstring) is likely to miss a few games after leaving Friday's game with a hamstring injury.
- Giants RP Chad Gaudin (carpal tunnel syndrome) is unlikely to return to the Giants this season.
- Padres SP Casey Kelly, who underwent Tommy John surgery on April 2, has begun playing catch at a distance of 60 feet.
- Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) still has not yet been cleared to throw off of a mound.
- Mets 3B Justin Turner (hamstring) still isn't ready for game action.
- Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera left Saturday's game against the White Sox with groin soreness.
- Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez is feeling better after leaving Friday's start with a tight right groin muscle.
- RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) could be ready to pitch in a game for the Tigers by Tuesday.
- Tigers RP Phil Coke (elbow) is expected to be ready next week.
- Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) will pitch a simulated game on Sunday or Monday
- Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated that SP Phil Hughes could have his scheduled start against the Rays on Wednesday skipped.
- Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Saturday that C Austin Romine (concussion) may not return this season.
- RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) threw a side session on the field before Friday's game, taking a step closer in his return to the Tigers bullpen as the postseason approaches.
- OF Robbie Grossman (oblique) has begun hitting off a tee, but still doesn't appear close to returning to the Astros.
Notes & Rumors:
- SP Stephen Strasburg will pitch in the second game of the Nationals-Marlins doubleheader on Sunday after Saturday's game was postponed by rain.
- Mets SP Zack Wheeler has been shut down for the season.
- Mets 3B David Wright will not play on Sunday.
- Pirates SP A.J. Burnett indicated Friday that he's "50/50" over whether he'll retire after the 2013 season concludes, or continue pitching.
- Top prospect Archie Bradley will not be promoted to make a start for the Diamondbacks over the final week of the regular season.
- Walt Weiss is expected to return for his second season as the Rockies manager in 2014.
- Phillies RP Zach Miner will assume the injured Kyle Kendrick's rotation spot for the remainder of the 2013 season.
- Twins RP Anthony Swarzak will be away from the team for the remainder of the weekend as he tends to a family issue.
- SP Roberto Hernandez is likely to start for the Rays on Sunday against the Orioles.
- Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma is not a certainty to make his final scheduled start of the season against the Royals on Tuesday.
Yesterday's Top Hitters:
|Alberto Callaspo||OAK||vs MIN||9-1 W||4/5||1||2||3||0||7||0|
|Desmond Jennings||TB||vs BAL||5-1 W||2/3||1||2||4||1||7||0|
|Collin Cowgill||LAA||vs SEA||6-5 W||2/2||1||3||1||1||7||1|
|Yoenis Cespedes||OAK||vs MIN||9-1 W||2/5||1||2||3||0||5||0|
|Chris Carter||HOU||@ CLE||1-4 L||3/4||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|Matt Adams||STL||@ MIL||7-2 W||2/4||1||2||2||0||5||0|
|David Wright||NYM||@ PHI||5-4 W||2/3||1||2||1||1||5||0|
|Gerardo Parra||ARI||@ COL||7-2 W||3/5||0||2||0||0||5||0|
|Andy Dirks||DET||vs CHW||7-6 W||1/2||1||1||3||1||4||0|
|Josmil Pinto||MIN||@ OAK||1-9 L||2/3||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Matt Davidson||ARI||@ COL||7-2 W||1/4||1||1||3||0||4||0|
|Miguel Cabrera||DET||vs CHW||7-6 W||3/4||0||1||1||1||3||0|
|Eduardo Nunez||NYY||vs SF||6-0 W||1/3||1||1||2||1||4||0|
|Chris Owings||ARI||@ COL||7-2 W||3/4||0||0||1||0||4||0|
|Kurt Suzuki||OAK||vs MIN||9-1 W||1/4||1||1||2||1||4||0|
|Jed Lowrie||OAK||vs MIN||9-1 W||3/5||0||1||0||0||4||0|
|A.J. Ellis||LAD||@ SD||4-0 W||1/3||1||1||2||1||4||0|
|Russell Martin||PIT||vs CIN||4-2 W||1/3||1||1||2||0||4||0|
|Victor Martinez||DET||vs CHW||7-6 W||2/5||0||1||1||1||4||0|
|Yasiel Puig||LAD||@ SD||4-0 W||1/4||1||1||2||1||4||0|
|Jeff Keppinger||CHW||@ DET||6-7 L||2/5||0||2||1||0||3||0|
|Asdrubal Cabrera||CLE||vs HOU||4-1 W||3/4||0||0||0||0||4||1|
|Michael Brantley||CLE||vs HOU||4-1 W||1/4||1||1||2||0||4||0|
|Michael Bourn||CLE||vs HOU||4-1 W||2/4||0||1||0||1||4||0|
|Daniel Murphy||NYM||@ PHI||5-4 W||1/3||1||1||1||1||4||0|
|Martin Prado||ARI||@ COL||7-2 W||2/4||0||1||1||1||3||0|
|Juan Lagares||NYM||@ PHI||5-4 W||1/3||0||1||2||0||3||0|
|Charlie Blackmon||COL||vs ARI||2-7 L||3/5||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|Eric Hosmer||KC||vs TEX||1-3 L||1/4||1||1||1||0||4||0|
|Alfonso Soriano||NYY||vs SF||6-0 W||1/4||1||1||1||0||4||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:
|Ivan Nova||NYY||vs SF||6-0 W||9||6||0||0||1||7||108||W|
|Clayton Kershaw||LAD||@ SD||4-0 W||7||3||0||0||2||10||99||W|
|Alex Cobb||TB||vs BAL||5-1 W||8.1||5||1||1||2||12||117||W|
|Scott Kazmir||CLE||vs HOU||4-1 W||7||4||0||0||1||10||97||W|
|Chris Sale||CHW||@ DET||6-7 L||7.2||4||0||0||1||7||97||ND|
|Matt Garza||TEX||@ KC||3-1 W||8||5||1||1||1||5||97||W|
|A.J. Burnett||PIT||vs CIN||4-2 W||7||4||2||2||3||12||107||W|
|Yovani Gallardo||MIL||vs STL||2-7 L||7||4||2||2||2||7||112||L|
|Kris Medlen||ATL||@ CHC||1-3 L||7.1||6||1||1||2||6||106||ND|
|Travis Wood||CHC||vs ATL||3-1 W||7||5||1||1||4||7||106||ND|
|Lance Lynn||STL||@ MIL||7-2 W||6.1||4||1||1||4||7||109||W|
|Rick Porcello||DET||vs CHW||7-6 W||6.2||6||2||2||0||9||101||ND|
|Mark Buehrle||TOR||@ BOS||4-2 W||6||5||1||1||0||5||98||W|
|Jarrod Parker||OAK||vs MIN||9-1 W||6||4||1||1||0||1||93||W|
|Burch Smith||SD||vs LAD||0-4 L||6||3||2||2||5||6||98||L|
|Jerome Williams||LAA||vs SEA||6-5 W||5.2||5||1||1||5||5||106||W|
|Miguel Gonzalez||BAL||@ TB||1-5 L||6||2||3||3||5||2||96||L|
|Trevor Cahill||ARI||@ COL||7-2 W||5.2||7||2||1||1||5||103||W|
|Clay Buchholz||BOS||vs TOR||2-4 L||6||6||3||2||2||2||106||L|
|Homer Bailey||CIN||@ PIT||2-4 L||5.2||3||4||2||4||3||91||L|
|Joe Saunders||SEA||@ LAA||5-6 L||7||6||6||6||2||9||125||L|
|Jeremy Guthrie||KC||vs TEX||1-3 L||6||7||3||3||2||1||100||L|
|Dillon Gee||NYM||@ PHI||5-4 W||6||7||4||4||0||3||84||W|
|Tyler Cloyd||PHI||vs NYM||4-5 L||5||6||5||5||2||5||83||L|
|Ryan Vogelsong||SF||@ NYY||0-6 L||5||5||5||5||1||1||75||L|
|Paul Clemens||HOU||@ CLE||1-4 L||4.2||8||4||4||3||4||91||L|
|Collin McHugh||COL||vs ARI||2-7 L||5||11||6||6||0||1||80||L|
|Pedro Hernandez||MIN||@ OAK||1-9 L||2||8||6||6||1||1||52||L|
|Andrew Albers||MIN||@ OAK||0-11 L||4.2||8||8||3||1||2||96||L|
|Dylan Axelrod||CHW||@ DET||5-12 L||2.2||10||7||7||2||3||75||L|
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