A whole lot goes into trading an ace pitcher
J.P. Ricciardi is an analyst for "Baseball Tonight."
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|Magglio Ordonez, DET||8||CLE||Bot 7: 1-2, 2 Outs. 2 on.||Sipp|
|Miguel Cabrera, DET||16||CLE||Bot 7: 3-2, 2 Outs. None on.||Sipp|
|Luke Scott, BAL||10||NYY||Top 7: 2-0, 1 Out. 1 on.||Sabathia|
|Alex Rodriguez, NYY||8||BAL||Bot 3: 3-2, 1 Out. 1 on.||Millwood|
|Kurt Suzuki, OAK||7||BOS||Top 4: 1-2, 1 Out. 1 on.||Wakefield|
Friday's Best Matchups
Padres at Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET
Roy Halladay will get the start for the first time since tossing a perfect game against the Marlins last Saturday. Halladay is 7-3 with a 1.99 ERA in 11 starts this season. Mat Latos, unbeaten in his last five starts, will make the start for the Padres.
Cubs at Astros, 8:05 p.m. ET
Carlos Zambrano will make his first start since April 20 after making 13 relief appearances. He'll look to snap the Cubs' three-game losing streak. Felipe Paulino, winless in 10 starts this season, will counter for the Astros.
Braves at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET
The Braves and Dodgers continue their four-game series. Kenshin Kawakami, winless in 10 starts this season, will get the nod for the Braves. The righty has pitched rather well in his past three starts, compiling a 2.41 ERA in that span. Clayton Kershaw, 4-1 with a 1.08 ERA in his past five starts, will counter for the Dodgers.
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WEB GEMS LEADERBOARD
THURSDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTFelix Hernandez, RHP, Mariners
Hernandez pitched a gem, allowing one run on five hits in eight innings in the Mariners' 4-1 victory over the Twins. The righty struck out nine and walked one, leading Seattle to a third straight win over Minnesota.
WORSTCorey Hart, RF, Brewers
Hart went 0-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts in the Brewers' 3-2 loss to the Marlins. In all, he stranded six runners on base, including the tying and go-ahead runs in the top of the ninth inning by striking out to end the game.