Friday, June 27th
Carlos Delgado
hit a Double, a pair of HRs, and drove in 9 Runs in the first game.  Luis Castillo scored 5 Runs in the first game.  Carlos Beltran scored 4 Runs and had 3 RBI in the first game.  Bobby Abreu had 4 Hits and 3 RBI in the second game.  Evan Longoria had 4 Hits, 3 Runs, and 3 RBI.  David Wright (first game) and Curtis Granderson each had 4 Hits and 3 RBI.  Carlos Quentin and Kevin Youkilis also had 4 Hits.  Corey Hart hit a pair of HRs and had 3 RBI.  A-Rod (first game), Geovany Soto, Jermaine Dye (3 RBI), Delmon Young, Clete Thomas, Ryan Braun, Carl Crawford (3 Runs), Troy Glaus, Ichiro Suzuki, Jose Lopez, David DeJesus, Ian Kinsler (3 Runs), Dustin Pedroia, Adam “Not Pacman” Jones, Brian Giles, and Jamey Carroll each had 3 Hits.  Grady Sizemore, Mark Teixeira, J.D. Drew, Robinson Cano (2nd game), Adrian Beltre, Andre Ethier, and Jack Wilson each had 3 RBI.  Nick Swisher and Pedro Feliz each hit a Grand Slam.  Eric Hinske scored 3 Runs and had 3 RBI.  Alex Gordon had 4 RBI.  Russell Martin scored 3 Runs.

C.C. Sabathia gave up 4 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings with 11 Ks to improve to 6-8 and lower is ERA to 3.78.   Jair Jurrjens tossed 8 scoreless Innings allowing 3 Hits to improve to 8-3 with a 2.94 ERA.  Eddie Bonine gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 8 strong Innings as he improve to 2-0 with a 3.98 ERA.  Ricky Nolasco gave up 1 Run on 6 Hits in 8 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 8-4.  Daisuke Matsuzaka  gave up 2 Hits in 5 scoreless Innings to improve to 9-1 with a 3.21 ERA.  Gil Meche gave up 1 Run in 7 Innings to improve to 6-8.  Sidney Ponson gave up 5 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings as he improved to 5-1 with a 3.50 ERA.  Dana Eveland gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7-1/3 Innings to improve to 6-5 with a 3.34 ERA.  Jarrod Washburn gave up 2 Runs in 7-2/3 Innings to improve to 3-7.  Chan Ho Park gave up 4 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA,

Thursday, June 26th
Albert Pujols came back from the DL with a 4 for 4 effort.  Curtis Granderson and Aubrey Huff (3 Runs) also had 4 Hits.  Evan Longoria (including his 14th HR), Aaron Miles, Guillermo Quiroz, David Newhan, Lance Berkman, Justin Morneau (3 RBI), each had 3 Hits .  Shawn Riggans, Jay Payton, Hunter Pence, and Scott Rolen each had 3 RBI.

Matt Garza tossed a Complete Game one-hitter with 10 Ks to improve to 6-4 with a 3.76 ERA.  Rich Harden gave up 2 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings with 11 Ks to improve to 5-0 with a 2.15 ERA.  Nate Robinson gave up 1 unearned Run in a 6-1/3 Inning no-decision.  Todd Wellemeyer pitched 5 scoreless Innings.  John Danks gave up 4 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings as he improve to 5-4 with a 2.62 ERA.  Jesse Litsch gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 8 Innings to improve to 8-4 with a 3.82 ERA.  Wandy Rodriguez gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 8 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 3-3 with a 2.58 ERA.  Cliff Lee gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 8 Innings with 11 Ks to improve to 11-1 with a 2.34 ERA.

Wednesday, June 25th
Carl Crawford
hit a pair of HRs with 5 RBI.  Bobby Abreu had 3 Hits and 4 RBI.  Carlos Guillen had 4 Hits and 3 RBI.  Jay Payton hit a pair of HRs with 4 RBI.  David Wright smacked a pair of HRs with 3 RBI.  Rick Ankiel had 2 HRs, 3 Runs, and 3 RBI.  Gary Sheffield and Chase Utley each had 4 Hits.  Kelly Johnson, Geovany Soto,  Jose Reyes, Kevin Cash each had 3 RBI.  Dustin Pedroia, Coco Crisp, Derek Jeter (3 Runs), Jose Castillo, Robinson Cano, Jack WIlson, Alex Rios, Evan Longoria (3 RBI), Ross Gload, and Carlos Gomez each had 3 Hits.  Mike Lowell and Brian Buscher each scored 3 Runs.

Eric Stults pitched a Complete Game four-hit Shutout to improve to 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA.  Kyle Kendrick gave up 4 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings to improve to 7-3.  Joba Chamberlain continued to prove The Boss II right by firing 6-2/3 scoreless Innings improving to 2-2 with a 2.03 ERA.  Tim Wakefield knuckled 7 scoreless Innings allowing 2 Hits with 6 Ks to improve to 5-5 with a 3.88 ERA.  Jorge Campillo gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits with 6 Ks in 7 Innings to improve to 3-2 with a 2.54 ERA.  Randy Johnson gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings, but took the Loss.  Barry Zito shocked Giants fans by going 6-2/3 Innings allowing just 1 Run on 4 Hits to improve to 3-11.  Tim Redding gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings, but got a no-decision.  John Maine gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings to improve to 8-5 with a 3.73 ERA.  James Shields gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 5-5 with a 3.76 ERA.  Luke Hochevar gave up 2 Runs in 8 Innings to even his record at 5-5.

Tuesday, June 24th
Chad Tracy and Scott Rolen each drove in 4 Runs.  Marco Scutaro and Alex Rios (3 RBI) each had 4 Hits.  Yadier Molina, Robinson Cano, Freddy Sanchez (3 Runs), Kenji Johjima, Fernando Tatis, Brian Schneider, Torii Hunter, Ryan Doumit, Adam La Roche, Akinori Iwamura, Dewayne Wise, Brian Roberts, Lyle Overbay (3 Runs), and Raul Ibanez (3 RBI) each had 3 Hits.  Gregg Zaun, Richie Sexson, Jim Edmonds, Emil Brown, and Mike Napoli each had 3 RBI.

R.A. Dickey allowed 6 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings to improve to 2-3.  A.J. Burnett gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings with 7 Ks to even his record at 7-7.  Jonathan “Filthy” Sanchez gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7-2/3 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 7-4 with a 3.98 ERA.  Aaron Laffey gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in a 6-2/3 Inning no-decision.  Dave Bush gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits to improve to 4-7.  Scott Olsen gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in a 7 Inning no-decision.  Brian Moehler gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 6-1/3 Innings to improve to 4-3.  Eric Hurley gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings, but took the Loss.  Zack Greinke gave up 3 Runs in 6 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 7-4 with a 3.40 ERA.  Mark Buehrle gave up 1 Run in 8 Innings to improve to 5-6.  Joe Blanton gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 4-10.  Jamie Moyer gave up 3 Runs in 6-2/3 innings with 9 Ks, but took the Loss.  Kevin Slowey gave up 4 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings, but got a no-decision.  Jake Peavy gave up 1 Run in 6 Innings with 6 Ks, but also didn’t factor in the decision.

Monday, June 23rd
Richie Weeks had 3 Hits.  Pitcher Felix Hernandez hit a Grand Slam.  Mark Teahan had 3 RBI.  Mike Cameron, Matt Holliday (2 Hits), and Jose Guillen (2 Hits) had 2 RBI each.  Ryan Braun, Kelly Johnson, Jose Lopez, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Chris Young, Mike Aviles, Erick Aybar, Howie Kendrick, Cristian Guzman, and Willie Harris each had a pair of Hits.

Ben Sheets pitched a Complete game four-hitter allowing 1 Run with 7 Ks to improve to 9-1 with a 2.59 ERA.  Dan Haren tossed 7 scoreless Innings of two-hit ball to improve to 8-4 with a 3.04 ERA.  Josh Beckett gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 8 Innings with 8 Ks, but took the loss.  Brian Bannister gave up 3 unearned Runs on 3 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 7-6.  John Lackey gave up 1 Run in 8 Innings to improve to 5-1 with a 1.65 ERA.  Jason Bergmann gave up 1 Run in 7 Innings, but earned a no-decision.

A look back at the past week in baseball to bring you the surprising stars. 

Pitcher
George Carlin Quote:  “The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music.”
John Lannan - On that note we’ll go with Washington’s John Lannan, who’s name sounds like a fairly popular singer/songwriter.  He’s had a pretty solid season picking up quality starts almost every time out.  Last week he didn’t earn a Win, but did manage to strike out 9 in 13 Innings while posting a 2.77 ERA and 0.85 WHIP.  Money can’t buy him love, but perhaps it can buy him less no-decisions.

Catcher
George Carlin quote:
  “The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”
Jason LaRue - I used that quote since catchers deal with “flame-throwers”.  St. Louis’ backstop went 7 for 22 (.318) with 2 Runs, a HR, and 4 RBI.

Corner Infielder
George Carlin quote: 
Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” 
Brian Buscher
- That quote pretty much sums up the Twins style.  They finally got some productions from the Hot Corner.  Last week he went 7 of 18 (.389) with 4 Runs, a Double, and 8 RBI.  Typical of the Twins he didn’t produce any power numbers, but as long as he’s hitting the ball, nobody is complaining.

Middle Infielder
George Carlin quote:
  “Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It’s just stale bread to begin with.”
Jeff Baker - Since his surname is food related I chose this quote.  Colorado’s Baker tore the cover off last week.  He went 10 for 23 (.435) with 8 Runs, 2 Doubles, 4 HRs, 7 RBI, 2 Walks, and a SB.  As a bonus he qualifies at 1B, 2B, and OF in Yahoo leagues.

Outfielder
George Carlin quote:  “Is a vegetarian permitted to eat animal crackers? ”
Marcus Thames – I used this quote since Marcus is a Tiger.  Detroit’s Marcus Thames has been swinging a hot bat lately.  Last week he went 7 of 21 (.333) with 4 Runs, a Double, 4 HRs, 6 RBI, and a Walk.  He also qualifies at 1B.

Sunday, June 22nd
Mark Teixeira
hit 3 HRs and drove in 4 Runs.  Aaron Miles had 5 Hits.  Prince Fielder scored 3 Runs and added a Double, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI.  Kevin Youkilis hit a pair of HRs and drove in 3 Runs.  Randy Winn had 4 Hits and 3 RBI.  Dustin Pedroia had 4 Hits.  Joe Inglett, Conor Jackson, Jody Gerut, Jason Giambi, Fred Lewis, John Bowker (3 RBI), Mark Ellis, Adam Kennedy, Mike Lowell, and Juan Pierre each had 3 Hits.  Mike Aviles and Magglio Ordonez each had 3 RBI.  Marco Scutaro, Eric Patterson, and Ray Durham each scored 3 Runs.

Tim Hudson gave up 4 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings to improve to 8-5 with a 2.96 ERA.  John “Blackbird” Lannan gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits with 6 Ks in a 6 Inning no-decision.  Livan Hernandez gave up 1 Earned Run in 7 Innings to improve to 8-4.  Andy Pettitte gave up 4 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings as he improved to 8-5.  Brandon Backe gave up 2 Runs in 6-2/3 Innings to improve to 5-8.   Justin Duchscherer gave up 1 Run in 7-2/3 Innings to improve to 8-4 with a 1.99 ERA.  Jon Lester (7-1/3 Innings, 2 Runs) and Joel Pinero (7 Innings, 2 Runs) battled to no-decisions.  Justin Verlander gave up 2 Runs in 5-1/3 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 4-9.  Randy Wolf gave up 2 Earned Runs in 6 Innings with 10 Ks, but took the Loss.  Ryan Dempster scattered 10 Hits in 8 Innings allowing 1 Run to improve to 9-2 with a 2.63 ERA.

Saturday, June 21st
Troy Glaus
hit a Grand Slam.  Aramis Ramirez also had 4 RBI.  Jim Edmonds and Vladimir Guerrero each hit a pair of solo shots.  Jermaine Dye, Yuniesky Betancourt, David Murphy, and Dan Uggla each had 3 RBI.  Carlos Quentin, Omar Infante, Eric Patterson, Johnny Peralta, Russell Martin, Jose Bautista, Chone Figgins, Ramon Vazquez (3 RBI), Mike Aviles, Michael Young, Jody Gerut and Dmitri Young each had 3 Hits.

Ubaldo Jimenez gave up 1 Run on 2 Hits in 8 Innings to improve t 2-7.  C.C. Sabathia gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings while striking out 10 and lowering his ERA to 4.06.  He didn’t factor in the decision.  Edwin Jackson gave up 2 Runs in a 6-1/3 Inning no-decision.  Seth McClung gave up 2 Runs on 3 Hits in 6-2/3 Innings to improve to 5-3 with a 3.79 ERA.  Joe Saunders gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 11-3 with a 3.03 ERA.  Nick Blackburn gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 6-4 with a 3.68 ERA.  Dana Eveland gave up 2 Runs in a 6-1/3 Inning no-decision.

Friday, June 20th
Elijah Dukes
continued his hot bat going 5 for 6 with 2 Runs, a Double, a HR, 2 RBI, a Walk, and 2 SBs.  Kurt Suzuki went 4 for 5 with 2 Doubles, a HR, and 5 RBI.  Aubrey Huff  went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI.  Dan Uggla had 4 Hits, including a pair of HRs.  Jolbert Cabrera and  Howie Kendrick also had 4 Hits.  Carlos Beltran, Joey Votto, Garrett Anderson, Vladimir Guerrero (3 RBI), Jose Lopez (4 RBI), Raul Ibanez, Jesus Flores, Brian Roberts, Ray Durham (3 RBI), Orlando Hudson, Hanley Ramirez, Wes Helms, Edgar Gonzalez, Jeff Kent, and Curtis Granderson each had 3 Hits.  Adrian Beltre, Johnny Peralta, and Ian Kinsler each had 3 RBI.

Ervin Santana gave up 1 Run on 2 Hits in 7 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 9-3 with a 3.17 ERA.  John Maine gave up 2 Runs in 6-2/3 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 7-5 with a 3.78 ERA.  Edison Volquez gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings to improve to 10-2 with a 1.71 ERA.  Roy Halladay (7 scoreless Innings, 7 Ks) and Zach Duke (7 scoreless Innings) battled to no-decisions.  Roy Oswalt gave up 2 Runs in 7-2/3 Innings to improve to 6-7.  Scott Baker the Candlestick Maker gave up 1 Run in 6 Innings with 7 Ks improve to 3-2 with a 3.47 ERA.  Kyle Lohse gave up 1 Earned Run in 6 Innings to improve to 9-2 with a 3.63 ERA.  Greg Maddux (7 Innings, 1 Run, 5 Hits) and Eddie Bonine (7 Innings, 2 Runs) each earned no-decisions.  Cliff Lee gave up 1 Run in a 7-1/3 Inning no-decision.

Thursday, June 19th
Jermaine Dye
went 3 for 3 with 3 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs (one a Grand Slam), and 6 RBI.  Nate McLouth scored 3 Runs and had 3 RBI.  Joe Inglett hit a pinch-hit Grand Slam in the 9th Inning.  Carl Crawford had 3 Hits, including a Grand Slam.  Orlando Cabrera also had 4 RBI.  Matt Kemp, Freddy Sanchez, Brandon Boggs, and Russell Branyan each had 3 RBI.  James Loney, Mark Teahan (3 RBI),  Pablo Ozuna, Lance Berkman, Alex Cintron, Casey Blake, Willy Taveras, and Derrick Lee each had 3 Hits.  Prince Fielder scored 3 Runs

Dave Bush gave up 1 Run on 2 Hits in 8 Innings to improve to 3-7.  Joba Chamberlain gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 5-2/3 Innings with 9 Ks, but got a no-decision.  Eric Stults gave up 1 Earned Run in 6 Innings with 5 Ks for his first Win of the year.  Zack Greinke gave up 1 Run on 2 Hits in 7 Innnigs with 7 Ks to improve to 6-4 with a 3.33 ERA.  Scott Feldman gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in a 7 Inning no-decision.  Doug Davis gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits with 8 Ks in a 6 Inning no-decision.  Sean Gallagher (6 Innings, 1 unearned run, 4 Hits) and James Shield (6-1/3 Innings, 3 Runs, 9 Ks) each earned no-decisions.   Jorge de la Rosa gave up 3 Runs in 6 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 2-3.


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