Daily Notes for Thursday: Moyer looks to stay hot
There are only four games on Thursday's American League docket, including a potential pitching duel between the Twins' Scott Baker and John Lackey of the Angels. Among the six National League contests, Phillies veteran Jamie Moyer opposes the Nationals, seeking to allow three runs or fewer for the 14th consecutive start.
|12:05 p.m.||Zack Greinke||R||9-8||3.92||1.35|| |
|2:20 p.m.||Josh Fogg||R||2-5||7.71||1.64|| |
|3:10 p.m.||Jorge De La Rosa||L||6-6||6.16||1.60|| |
|3:35 p.m.||Josh Johnson||R||3-0||3.37||1.41|| |
|7:05 p.m.||Tim Redding||R||8-8||4.66||1.42|| |
|7:07 p.m.||Sidney Ponson||R||7-3||4.19||1.53|| |
|7:10 p.m.||Mike Hampton||L||2-1||6.92||1.62|| |
|9:40 p.m.||Chad Reineke||R||1-0||5.40||1.60|| |
|10:05 p.m.||Scott Baker||R||7-3||3.91||1.20|| |
|10:10 p.m.||Greg Smith||L||5-12||3.91||1.33|| |
All times are ET.
Carl Crawford, OF, Rays (hand)
Tom Glavine, SP, Braves (elbow)
Orlando Hudson, 2B, Diamondbacks (wrist)
Maicer Izturis, SS, Angels (thumb)
Adam Jones, OF, Orioles (foot)
Carlos Lee, OF, Astros (finger)
Evan Longoria, 3B, Rays (wrist)
Mike Lowell, 3B, Red Sox (oblique)
Kazuo Matsui, SS, Astros (back)
Brandon Moss, OF, Pirates (ankle)
Troy Percival, RP, Rays (knee)
George Sherrill, RP, Orioles (shoulder)
Billy Wagner, RP, Mets (shoulder)
C.J. Wilson, RP, Rangers (elbow)
Milton Bradley, OF, Rangers (back)
Ryan Braun, 3B, Brewers (knee)
J.D. Drew, OF, Red Sox (back)
Alex Gordon, 3B, Royals (knee)
Placido Polanco, 2B, Tigers (knee)
Salomon Torres, RP, Brewers (groin)
Rickie Weeks, 2B, Brewers (thumb)
Delmon Young, OF, Twins (ankle)
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Pitchers: Derek Lowe was knocked around at St. Louis to open August, but the Dodgers sinkerballer has settled down in two subsequent home starts this month. Lowe has been much better at Chavez Ravine this year, posting a 2.72 home ERA as opposed to a 5.88 figure on the road. ... Mets veteran Pedro Martinez owns a 2.59 ERA in four starts since returning from the disabled list at the beginning of the month. He's held the current Braves roster to a .163 batting average in 135 career at-bats.
Hitters: Blue Jays designated hitter Matt Stairs is 9-for-24 with four home runs against Yankees starter Sidney Ponson. Red-hot teammate Adam Lind has never faced Ponson, but he's an identical 9-for-24 with four home runs in the past six games. ... With a meager .655 OPS, Royals catcher John Buck is rarely used in mixed leagues, but he is 10-for-29 with three doubles and three home runs off Indians ace Cliff Lee. ... Outfielder Andre Ether is swinging the Dodgers' hottest bat, with four home runs in his past four games and six multi-hit games in his past 11 starts.
Games in Toronto, Seattle and Arizona are always weatherproof. None of Thursday's games should be affected by rain.
Will Harris is a fantasy baseball and college football analyst for ESPN.com