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Saturday, June 06, 2009




Total Games



American League

8: CWS, DET
7: CLE, MIN, NYY, OAK, TB, TEX, TOR
6: BAL, BOS, KC, LAA, SEA

National League

7: ARI, ATL, COL, FLA, PIT, SF, STL
6: CHC, CIN, HOU, MIL, NYM, PHI, SD, WAS
5: LAD

Lefty/Righty Breakdown



American League

BAL: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
BOS: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
CWS: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CLE: 6 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
DET: 3 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
KC: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
LAA: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
MIN: 3 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
NYY: 6 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
OAK: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
SEA: 6 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
TB: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
TEX: 4 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
TOR: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP

Notes...

The Tigers are scheduled to face left-handers four of their seven games.
Good for: Magglio Ordonez (843 OPS vs. LHP), Placido Polanco (877 OPS vs. LHP)
Bad for: Josh Anderson (.200 AVG vs. LHP), Jeff Larish (Hitless vs. LHP)

The Twins are scheduled to face left-handers in four of their seven games.
Good for: Michael Cuddyer (957 OPS vs. LHP), Justin Morneau (.425 AVG vs. LHP)
Bad for: Jason Kubel (.171 AVG vs. LHP), Alexi Casilla (.129 AVG vs. LHP)


National League

ARI: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
ATL: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CHC: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CIN: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
COL: 4 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
FLA: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
HOU: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
LAD: 5 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
MIL: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
NYM: 1 vs. RHP, 5 vs. LHP
PHI: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
PIT: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
SD: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
SF: 3 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
STL: 3 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
WAS: 6 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP

Notes...

The Mets are scheduled to face left-handers in five of their six games.
Good for: Carlos Beltran (1221 OPS vs. LHP), David Wright (.400 AVG vs. LHP)
Bad for: Ryan Church (.208 AVG vs. LHP)

The Cardinals are scheduled to face left-handers in four of their seven games.
Good for: Albert Pujols (1238 OPS vs. LHP)
Bad for: Colby Rasmus (.132 vs. LHP), Chris Duncan (.245 AVG vs. LHP)

The Infirmary



You can get a full listing of injured players at Rotoworld's Injury Page, but here's the latest on a few prominent players who have been out of action:

Kyle Lohse: Out until late June
J.J. Putz: Out indefinitely
Jose Reyes: Out until late June
Jeremy Bonderman: Returning this week
Travis Buck: Out until late June
Khalil Greene: Out indefinitely
Chad Tracy: Out until late June
Eric Stults: Out until mid-June
Grady Sizemore: Out until late June
Ryan Rowland-Smith: Returning this week
Anibal Sanchez: Out until July
Koji Uehara: Returning this week
Scott Hairston: Out until late June
Franklin Morales: Returning this week
Sidney Ponson: Out until late June


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Nick Nelson is a frequent contributor to Rotoworld's baseball coverage and regularly blogs about the Minnesota Twins at Twins Daily. Follow him on Twitter at nnelson9.
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