Monday Lineup Card: Twin Twirler Ready For A Promotion
Monday Lineup Card: Twin Twirler Ready For A Promotion

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

Projected Starters - A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)

NYY (Ivan Nova - R) at BOS (Eduardo Rodriguez - L) 7:00 PM
TB (Chris Archer - R) at BAL (Wei-Yin Chen - L) 7:05 PM
CLE (Danny Salazar - R) at TOR (David Price - L) 7:07 PM
MIA (Chris Narveson - L) at ATL (Mike Foltynewicz - R) 7:10 PM
PHI (Jerad Eickhoff - R) at NYM (Bartolo Colon - R) 7:10 PM
CIN (David Holmberg - L) at CHC (Kyle Hendricks - R) 8:05 PM
SEA (Felix Hernandez - R) at HOU (Scott Feldman - R) 8:10 PM
WAS (Gio Gonzalez - L) at STL (John Lackey - R) 8:15 PM
ARI (Robbie Ray - L) at COL (Chad Bettis - R) 8:40 PM
LAA (Hector Santiago - L) at OAK (Felix Doubront - L) 10:05 PM
SF (Jake Peavy - R) at LAD (Brett Anderson - L) 10:10 PM
TEX (Colby Lewis - R) at SD (Tyson Ross - R) 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: - None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Carlos Correa, SS, HOU (hamstring) – Missed his fourth straight game Sunday.
Brandon Crawford, SS, SF (oblique) – Missed his fifth straight game Sunday, but could return Monday.
Lance Lynn, P, STL (ankle) – Left Saturday's game in the eighth inning after rolling his ankle.
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX (finger) – Missed his fifth straight game Sunday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS (shoulder) – Missed his third straight game Sunday.
Danny Salazar, P, CLE (illness) – Scheduled to make his next start Monday against Toronto.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS (back) – Left his start Sunday due to back discomfort.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (leg) – Missed his third straight game Sunday.
Christian Yelich, OF, MIA (knee) – Missed his fourth straight game Sunday.

Out

Trevor Rosenthal, P, STL (personal)

Players on the DL

Carlos Carrasco, P, CLE (shoulder) – Remains on target to return when first eligible September 6.
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (ribs) – Has been working out in a pool but has not been cleared to swing a bat.
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM (back) – Expected back after the minimum 15 days.
Jose Fernandez, P, MIA (biceps) – Hopes to return to the Marlins' rotation in mid-September.
Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI (wrist) – There's a really good chance he could return before the end of the season.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC (groin) – Could rejoin the Royals on Tuesday.
Randal Grichuk, OF, STL (elbow) – Is one or two weeks away from returning to the Cardinals.
Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN (shoulder) – Unlikely to return from the DL when first eligible September 3.
Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN (hamstring) – Began a rehab assignment Saturday.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL (quadriceps) – Is likely to return this season.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAD (leg) – Has plateaued in his recovery and is at least a week away from returning to the Dodgers.
Steven Matz, P, NYM (side) – Will make his next minor league rehab start Monday or Tuesday and could rejoin the big league team shortly thereafter if all goes well.
Joe Panik, 2B, SF (back) – Took batting practice Thursday.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS (hamstring) – Is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment within the next week, but is not expected to return until September 10.
Hunter Pence, OF, SF (oblique) – Dealing with an oblique strain but is expected to miss only a couple of weeks.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (hamstring) – Aggravated a previous hamstring injury.
Jorge Soler, OF, CHC (oblique) – Dealing with a left oblique strain, which could sideline him for the rest of the season.
Steven Souza, OF, TB (hand) – Has resumed swinging and is on-track to rejoin the Rays by mid-September.
Denard Span, OF, WAS (back) – Was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left hip.
George Springer, OF, HOU (wrist) – Began a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA (wrist) – Planning to rejoin the Marlins within the next week.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR (shoulder) – Is behind in his rehab and is still not swinging a bat.

Transactions - Players who have been called up, sent down, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Called Up

Alec Asher, P, PHI
A.J. Schugel, P, ARI
Wilfredo Tovar, SS, NYM
Allen Webster, P, ARI

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Jhoulys Chacin, P, ARI
Andrew Chafin, P, ARI
Mike Montgomery, P, SEA
Nefi Ogando, P, PHI
Chris Rearick, P, SD
Ken Roberts, P, PHI

Activated from the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

None

Placed on the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

None

Claimed

Chris Rearick, P, SD (from TEX)
Ken Roberts, P, PHI (from COL)

Designated for Assignment

None

Signed

None

Released

None

Traded

Addison Reed, P, NYM (from ARI)
Miller Diaz, P, ARI (from NYM)
Matt Koch, P, ARI (from NYM)

Closer Watch

Milwaukee Brewers - Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Reds to earn his 22nd save of the season.

New York Mets - Jeurys Familia allowed two hits, but struck out two during a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Red Sox to earn his 35th save of the season.

St. Louis Cardinals - With Trevor Rosenthal (personal) unavailable Sunday, Kevin Siegrist pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Giants to earn his sixth save of the season.

Tampa Bay Rays - Brad Boxberger pitched a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Royals to earn his 32nd save of the season.

Washington Nationals - Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the marlins to earn his 22nd save of the season.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – August 31, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
L. Forsythe2BTB @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen22743632.318.400.7731.173
B. GuyerOFTB @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen16530002.313.389.500.889
J. Loney1BTB @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen19631101.316.316.579.895
E. Longoria3BTB @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen31941565.290.395.484.879
D. NavaOFTB @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen16711314.438.471.6251.096
R. RaburnOFCLE @ TOR
7:07PM
D. Price27931337.333.387.519.906
D. OrtizDHBOS vs NYY
7:10PM
I. Nova22831441.364.462.5911.052
Y. EscobarSSWAS @ STL
8:15PM
J. Lackey271030435.370.419.481.901
C. CrawfordOFLAD vs SF
10:10PM
J. Peavy22721206.318.318.545.864
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 31, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Gio GonzalezWAS @ STL
8:15PM
106237181527.217.311.300.611
Jake PeavySF @ LAD
10:10PM
1052064111122.190.265.331.597
Cold Batter Matchups – August 31, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. JonesOFBAL vs TB
7:05PM
C. Archer20200116.100.136.100.236
R. Cano2BSEA @ HOU
8:10PM
D. Keuchel16200212.125.176.125.301
K. Seager3BSEA @ HOU
8:10PM
D. Keuchel22500005.227.227.227.455
P. BourjosOFSTL vs WAS
8:15PM
G. Gonzalez16200005.125.125.125.250
A. EthierOFLAD vs SF
10:10PM
J. Peavy355004311.143.205.143.348
M. ByrdOFSF @ LAD
10:10PM
B. Anderson15211204.133.133.333.467
Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 31, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Wei-Yin ChenBAL vs TB
7:05PM
15146208201022.305.348.552.900
Dallas KeuchelHOU vs SEA
8:10PM
1022912618823.284.337.547.884
Hector SantiagoLAA @ OAK
10:05PM
8928116101317.315.402.575.977
Recommended Pickup

Jose Berrios, P, MIN - In August alone, Berrios has 43 strikeouts to just three walks over 34 innings with a 2.12 ERA at Triple-A Rochester and the Twins seem content to just let him stay there, despite the impact he could make in their rotation as they push for a playoff berth. His talent is undeniable and the Twins are wasting what bullets he has letting him face inferior opponents right now. He is not on the 40-man roster, but at this point that matters little in comparison to what he offers. Grab him if you still can.

Other Recent Recommendations:Stephen Piscotty, Eduardo Escobar, Mike Moustakas, Wilmer Flores, Aaron Altherr and David Wright.

DraftKings Value Picks

SP - Gio Gonzalez, WAS ($7,200)
C - Yan Gomes, CLE ($2,900)
1B - C.J. Cron, LAA ($3,000)
2B - Odubel Herrera, PHI ($3,000)
3B - Travis Shaw, BOS ($3,000)
SS - Enrique Hernandez, LAD ($2,400)
OF - Jayson Werth, WAS ($3,200)

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