Daily Notes for Saturday: Phillies look to exploit Padres' injury
Chris Young will miss his scheduled start on Saturday, and instead hit the disabled list with a strained right forearm, an injury that might keep him out for the season. If so, Young will have pitched just 68 1/3 innings this season, adding an exclamation point on the Padres' disappointing season. The Phillies and Kyle Kendrick, fighting for first place in the NL East, try to take advantage of that stroke of luck.
|1:05 p.m.||Zack Greinke||R||9-8||4.09||1.35|| |
|3:55 p.m.||John Lackey||R||9-2||3.15||1.12|| |
|3:55 p.m.||John Danks||L||9-5||3.18||1.18|| |
|3:55 p.m.||Ryan Rowland-Smith||L||2-1||3.71||1.38|| |
|7 p.m.||Jonathan Sanchez||L||8-9||4.53||1.41|| |
|7:05 p.m.||Yusmeiro Petit||R||1-3||3.12||0.89|| |
|7:05 p.m.||Dennis Sarfate||R||4-2||5.16||1.61|| |
|7:05 p.m.||Pedro Martinez||R||3-3||5.37||1.52|| |
|7:05 p.m.||Shaun Marcum||R||7-5||3.42||1.12|| |
|7:10 p.m.||Sean Marshall||L||2-2||3.55||1.13|| |
|7:10 p.m.||Livan Hernandez||R||10-9||5.94||1.68|| |
|7:10 p.m.||Joel Pineiro||R||5-5||4.82||1.46|| |
|8:05 p.m.||Edwin Jackson||R||9-7||4.07||1.42|| |
|10:05 p.m.||Kyle Kendrick||R||10-6||4.74||1.54|| |
|10:10 p.m.||Dave Bush||R||7-9||4.35||1.13|| |
All times are ET.
Russell Branyan, 3B, Brewers (oblique)
Andruw Jones, OF, Dodgers (knee)
Mike Lowell, 3B, Red Sox (oblique)
Ryan Sweeney, OF, A's (thumb)
Chris Young, SP, Padres (forearm)
Joel Zumaya, RP, Tigers (arm)
Garrett Atkins, 1B/3B, Rockies (strep throat)
Jason Bartlett, SS, Rays (finger)
Ryan Braun, OF/3B, Brewers (back)
Scott Downs, RP, Blue Jays (ankle)
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Red Sox (tailbone)
Carlos Guillen, 1B/3B/SS, Tigers (back)
Jerry Hairston Jr., SS/OF, Reds (hamstring)
Maicer Izturis, 2B/3B/SS, Angels (thumb)
Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves (quadriceps)
Ron Mahay, RP, Royals (foot)
Kazuo Matsui, 2B, Astros (back)
Aaron Rowand, OF, Giants (back)
Marcus Thames, OF/1B, Tigers (shoulder)
Joey Votto, 1B, Reds (bereavement)
Jack Wilson, SS, Pirates (shoulder)
Hitters: There is still no timetable for Ryan Braun, but Gabe Kapler is starting and hitting while he is out. Kapler has six hits in four games since Braun hurt his ribs. ... Look for Luis Gonzalez to get a start for the Marlins. He is 11-for-19 (.579) with a pair of home runs versus the Cubs' Ryan Dempster. ... The Rockies love lefties and John Lannan should whet their appetite nicely. Chris Iannetta and Ian Stewart are the starts you might find on waivers in some leagues. ... Austin Kearns is 11-for-25 (.440) with two home runs and 11 RBIs versus Livan Hernandez. ... In case you have been using him for deep-league stolen bases, check out this matchup: Cesar Izturis is 0-for-17 versus Aaron Harang.
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Boston and New York are both weather risks, affecting Blue Jays-Red Sox and Royals-Yankees, although it's expected to clear up later in the day in New York. ... Rain might delay or threaten Rays-Rangers and Cubs-Marlins, as there's a 40 percent chance of showers in both cases. Other areas, however, are clear, and domes in both Minnesota (Mariners-Twins) and Houston (Diamondbacks-Astros) make for weatherproof games.
Sean Allen is a fantasy baseball and hockey analyst for ESPN.com. You can e-mail him here.