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Friday, June 12, 2009




Total Games



American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdown



American League


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

Notes...

The Angels are scheduled to face left-handers four of their six games.
Good for: Torii Hunter (1041 OPS vs. LHP), Mike Napoli (.400 AVG vs. LHP)

Bad for: Kendry Morales (.186 AVG vs. LHP)


The Rangers are scheduled to face left-handers in four of their seven games.
Good for: Michael Young (.368 AVG vs. LHP), Elvis Andrus (818 OPS vs. LHP)

Bad for: Hank Blalock (.200 AVG vs. LHP), Chris Davis (.158 AVG vs. LHP)


National League

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

Notes...

The Padres are scheduled to face left-handers in five of their six games.
Good for: Scott Hairston (.379 AVG vs. LHP)

Bad for: Brian Giles (.118 AVG vs. LHP), Chase Headley (.181 AVG vs. LHP)


The Nationals are scheduled to face left-handers in four of their six games.
Good for: Nick Johnson (.365 AVG vs. LHP), Josh Willingham (1013 OPS vs. LHP)

Bad for: Adam Dunn (.233 AVG vs. LHP), Ryan Zimmerman (.230 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:

John Maine: Shoulder soreness. Returning in early July.
Cesar Izturis: Appendectomy. Returning in early July
Brad Lidge: Knee injury. Returning in late June.
Brandon McCarthy: Stress fracture in right shoulder. Possible return in late July.
Josh Hamilton: Targeting a return in mid-July.
Bartolo Colon: Swelling in left knee. Out until late June.
Felipe Paulino: Strained right groin. Possible return in late June.
Ryan Sweeney: Sprained left knee. Returning in late June.
Casey Kotchman: Bruised shin. Late June return.
Eric Milton: Back tightness. Late June return.
Jason Bartlett: Ankle. Might return this week.
John Smoltz: Shoulder. Might return this week.
Greg Norton: Ankle injury. Out until late June.
Grady Sizemore: Hoping to avoid arthroscopic surgery, which would sideline him for another four-to-six weeks.
Asdrubal Cabrera: Shoulder: Returning in late June.
Anthony Reyes: Tommy John surgery. Out for season.


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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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