Monday, September 22nd
David DeJesus
went 4 for 4 with a Run, a Double, a Triple, an RBI, and a Walk.  Jason Marquis hit a Grand Slam and had 5 RBI.  Hank Blaylock, Stephen Drew, Felipe Lopez, Jerry Hairston, Jr., Shane Victorino, Kevin Youkilis, Mark DeRosa, Ryan Theriot, Vladimir Guerrero, and Reggie Willits each had 3 Hits.  Pat Burrell had 3 RBI.

Ervin Santana gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 8 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 16-6 with a 3.25 ERA.  Brandon Webb gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 22-7 with a 3.24 ERA.  Gil Meche gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 6 Innings to improve to 13-11.  Zach Jackson gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings for his first Win of the year.  Jair Jurrjens (7 Innings, 2 Runs, 5 Hits) and J.A. Happ (6 Innings, 2 Runs, 5 Hits) each got no-decisions.  Ryan Rowland-Smith gave up 1 Earned Run in 7 Innings with 6 Ks, but lost.

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Here is a a look back at the past week in baseball to bring you the surprising stars.

Pitcher
Kyle Davies - Kansas City’s Kyle Davies was nearly unhittable last week.  He gave up 2 Runs in 15 Innings for a pair of Wins and a 1.20 ERA. His WHIP was even more impressive at 0.53.  He struck out 11 batters.  He took down the White Sox and the Mariners.

Catcher
Dusty Ryan
- Detroit’s Dusty Ryan had a solid week.  He went 6 for 15 (.400) with 3 Runs, a Double, 4 RBI, and a Walk.  He had a four-hit effort vs. Texas on 9/17.

Corner Infielder
Andy Phillips - The pickings were pretty thin at the Corner Infield spots this week, but Cincinnati’s Andy Phillips was decent.  Last week he went 3 for 12 (.250 with 4 Runs, 2 HRs, 2 RBI, and 2 Walks.  He scored a Run in four of the five games he played.

Middle Infielder
Alfredo Amezaga
- Talk about roster flexibility.  Florida’s Amezaga qualifies at 2B, 3B, SS, and OF in Yahoo leagues.  Last week he went 9 of 23 (.391) with 3 Runs, a Double, a Triple, a HR, 8 RBI, 2 Walks, and 2 SBs.  He got a Hit in all but one game last week.

Outfielder
Cameron Maybin  - Another Florida Marlin makes it.  This time it’s OF Cameron Maybin.  Last week he went 10 for 21 (.476) with 7 Runs, an RBI, a Walk, and a SB.  Not a bad way to start your 2008 season.

Sunday, September 21st
Carlos Delgado
went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, a HR, and 3 RBI. Chris Young went 3 for 5 with 4 Runs, a Triple, a HR, 4 RBI, and a Walk.  Conor Jackson went 4 for 6 with 2 Runs, a Double, and an RBI. Ryan Garko went 4 for 4 with a Run, a Double, a Triple, and 5 RBI.  John Baker went 4 for 5 with a Run, and Doubles.  Martin Prado (3 RBI), Jeff Francoeur, Jacoby Ellsbury, Edgar Renteira, J.J  Hardy, Michael Bourn, Miguel Tejada, Ryan Doumit, B.J. Upton, Skip Schumaker, Dan Haren, Jose Molina, and Jimmy Rollins each had 3 Hits.  Victor Martinez, David Wright, and Adrian Gonzalez each scored 3 Runs.  Prince Fielder, Hank Blaylock, Adam Dunn, Garrett Atkins, Johnny Damon, and Kevin Kouzmanoff each had 3 RBI.

Dice-K gave up 2 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 18-2 with a 2.80 ERA.  He has to enter the conversation with Cliff Lee for Cy Young.  John Lackey gave up 2 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings with 12 Ks to improve to 12-4 with a 3.25 ERA. John Danks gave up 4 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings to improve to 11-8 with a 3.20 ERA.  Cha Seung Baek gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 6-9.  Roy Oswalt gave up 1 Run in 6 Innings to improve to 16-10 with a 3.60 ERA.  Francisco Liriano gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 6-3 with a 3.39 ERAS.  Jamie Moyer gave up 1 Run in 6 Innings to improve to 15-7 with a 3.78 ERA.  Derek Lowe (7 scoreless Innings, 5 Hits, 7 Ks) and Matt Cain (6 scoreless Innings, 5 Hits) pitched well, but got no-decisions.  Odalis Perez gave up 3 Runs in 5 Innings with 11 Ks, but lost.

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Friday, September 19th
Adam Kennedy
went 4 for 5 with 3 Runs, a Double, a Grand Slam, and 5 RBI.  Miguel Cabrera hit 2 HRs and had 4 RBI.  He’s quietly having a monster season (36 HR, 125 RBI).  Akinori Iwamura scored 4 Runs.  Shin-Soo Choo went 3 for 4 with 2 HRs and 4 RBI.  Joey Votto hit 2 HRs and had 4 RBI.  Jay Bruce hit 2 HRs and had 3 RBI.  Carlos Pena went 2 for 3 with 2 Runs, a Double, a HR, 4 RBI, and a Walk. Cameron Maybin went 4 for 5 with 3 Runs and 2 SBs.  Garrett Anderson went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, and 2 RBI.  Mike Jacobs had 4 RBI.  Torii Hunter had 4 RBI.  Josh Hamilton had 4 Hits. Chase Headley went 4 for 6 with a Run, 2 Doubles, a Triple, an RBI, and a Walk.  Dewayne Wise hit 2 solo HRs.  Alexei Ramirez hit a Grand Slam.  Bengie Molina went 3 for 4 with a Run, a HR, and 4 RBI.  Kevin Kouzmanoff (3 Runs), Adrian Gonzalez (3 RBI), Will Venable (3 RBI), Nelson Cruz (3 RBI), Jose Reyes (3 Runs), Erick Aybar (3 Runs), Jorge Cantu (3 Runs), Jerry Hairson, Jr., Mark Teixeira, Mike Napoli, Lastings Milledge, Roger Bernadina, and Garrett Atkins each had 3 Hits.  Hunter Pence, Ryan Howard, Dan Uggla, Alfredo Amezaga, Chris Davis, Mark Teahan, and Evan Longoria each had 3 RBI.  Ryan Ludwick and John Baker each scored 3 Runs. 

Randy Wolf gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits with 7 Ks to improve to 11-12.  Edwin Jackson gave up 1 Run in 7-2/3 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 12-11.  Ramon Martinez gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 5 Ks for his first Win with Cincinnati.  Jorge de La Rosa gave up 1 RUn on 3 Hits in 6 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 9-8.  Dana Eveland tossed 7 scoreless Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 9-8.  Barry Zito gave up 1 Run in 7-2/3 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 10-16.  Felix Hernandez gave up 2 Runs in 8 Innings with 8 Ks, but lost. Max Scherzer gave up 3 Runs in 6 Innings with 8 Ks, but lost.  Ian Snell gave up 1 Earned Run on 3 Hits, but lost.

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Thursday, September 18th
Evan Longoria
went 3 for 5 with 3 Runs, 3 HRs, and 4 RBI.  Bobby Abreu went 3 for 5 with 2 Runs, 2 HRs, and 6 RBI.  Brian Schneider hit two solo HRs.  Cameron Maybin went 4 for 4 with 2 Runs and a Walk.  John Baker went 3 for 5 with 2 Runs, 2 Doubles, and 4 RBI.  Joe Mauer (3 RBI), Mike Aviles, Albert Pujols, Jason Kubel, and Geovany Soto each had 3 RBI.  Mark Teahan, Gary Matthews, Jr., Ryan Zimmerman, each had 3 Hits.  Denard Span scored 3 Runs.

Zack Greinke gave up 2 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 12-10 with a 3.59 ERA.  Joe Saunders gave up 6 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings to improve to 16-7 with a 3.52 ERA.  Cole Hamels gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 14-9 with a 3.10 ERA.  Mike Mussina gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits to improve to 18-9 with a 3.57 ERA.  I so want him to win two more games.  Jesse Litsch gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 6 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 12-8 with a 3.72 ERA.  Kyle Lohse gave up 2 Earned Runs in 6-2/3 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 14-6 with a 3.76 ERA.  Johan Santana gave up 1 Run in 7 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 14-7 with a 2.65 ERA.  Scott Olsen gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 7 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 8-10.  Randy Johnson gave up 1 Run in 7 Innings, but got a no-decision.

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Wednesday, September 17th
Adam LaRoche
went 3 for 5 with 3 Runs, 2 HRs, and 5 RBI.  Miguel Cabrera went 4 for 5 with 3 Runs, a Double, a HR, and 3 RBI.  Dusty Ryan went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, and 2 RBI.  Jorge Cantu went 3 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, a Grand Slam, and a Walk.  Alfredo Amezaga had 3 Hits and 4 RBI.  Carlos Beltran and Big Papi each hit 2 HRs and had 3 RBI.  Hunter Pence and Hanley Ramirez each hit two solo HRs.  Ryan Doumit went 3 for 4 with 3 Runs, a HR, 4 RBI, and a Walk.  Matt Kemp and Stephen Drew each had 4 Hits.  Prince Fielder (3 RBI), Willy Aybar (3 RBI), Russell Martin (3 RBI), Pablo Ozuna, Brian Roberts, Scott Rolen, Shane Victorino, Robinson Cano, Mike Jacobs, Wil Nieves, Ichiro, Justin Morneau, J.J. Hardy, and Mark Teixeira each had 3 Hits.  Alex Rios, Brandon Boggs, and Edgar Renteria each had 3 RBI.  Elijah Dukes scored 3 Runs.

Aaron Harang threw a Complete Game Shutout to improve to 5-16.  J.A. Happ threw 6 scoreless Innings allowing 3 Hits for his first career Win.  Ricky Nolasco gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 15-7 with a 3.52 ERA.  Gil Meche gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 12-11.   Brandon Webb gave up 2 Earned Runs in 7 Innings to improve to 21-7 with a 3.26 ERA.  Ryan Rowland-Smith (6 Innings, 1 Run, 3 Hits), Greg Smith (6 scoreless Innings, 4 Hits), and Jered Weaver (6 Innings, 1 Run, 8 Ks) pitched well, but got no-decisions.  Clayton Richard gave up 2 Run on 5 Hits in 6-2/3 Innings, but lost.

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Tuesday, September 16th
Ryan Howard “The Duck”
went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Triple, a HR, and 3 RBI.  The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Fielder went 3 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI.  Victor “Victoria” Martinez went 3 for 5 with 3 Runs, a Double, a HR, 3 RBI, and a Walk.  Ryan Garko and Chris Iannetta each had 4 RBI.  Ryan Sweeney went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, and an RBI.  Jayson “What’s It” Werth (3 Runs), Jeff “Shake and” Baker (3 RBI), Matt Tolbert, Franklin Gutierrez, Juan Uribe, Johnny Damon, ManRam, Casey Blake, Shane Victorino, Brian McCann, Aramis Ramirez, and Jose Lopez each had 3 Hits.  Carlos Gomez, Jorge Cantu, and Edwin Encarnacion each had 3 RBI. 

Dan “Red” Haren threw a Complete Game four-hit Shutout with 12 Ks to improve to 15-8 with a 3.24 ERA.  Chris “Muddy” Waters threw a Complete Game four-hit Shutout to improve to 3-3.  Odalis Perez gave up 4 Hits in 7-1/3 scoreless Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 7-10.  Gavin “Pink” Floyd gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings to improve to 16-7 with a 3.73 ERA.  Sean “Noel” Gallagher gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings wtih 6 Ks to improve to 2-2.  Chris “That’s What” Volstad gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 8 Innigns to improve to 5-3 with a 3.07 ERA.  Derek “Swing” Lowe “Sweet Chariot” gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 14-11 with a 3.40 ERA.  Bronson “Arroz Con” Arroyo gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 15-10.  Ryan Dempster “Diving” gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 16-6 with a 3.02 ERA.  Brandon “Daffy” Duckworth gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 6 Innings to improve to 3-1.  Ubaldo Jimenez gave up 2 Runs on 3 Hits in 7 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 11-12.  Zach “Coal” Miner (7-1/3 Innings, 2 Runs, 5  Hits), Josh Beckett (8 Innings, 1 Run, 3 Hits, 7 Ks), and Andy Sonnanstine “of a Preacher Man” (6 Innings, 1 unearned Run, 3 Hits, 5 Ks) pitched well, but got no-decisions.  Mike Pelfrey gave up 1 Run in 7 Innings, but lost.  Roy “Lee Harvey” Osawlt gave up 3 Earned Runs in 6 Innings with 10 Ks, but lost.  Matt “Sugar” Cain gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings with 7 Ks, but lost.

C.C. Sabathia took his first NL loss so we can know put the silly Cy Young/MVP talk to bed.

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Monday, September 15th
Adrian Gonzalez
went 3 for 4 with 2 Runs, 2 Doubles, a HR, 4 RBI, and a Walk.  Taylor Teagarden went 2 for 4 with 2 Runs, a Double, a Grand Slam, and 5 RBI.  Big Papi went 2 for 4 with a Double, a HR, and 4 RBI.  Troy Tulowitzki hit a Grand Slam.  Juan Pierre (3 Runs), Delmon Young, Bobby Abreu, Manny Ramirez, Lastings Milledge, Mark Teahan, Brian Giles, and Miguel Cabrera each had 3 Hits.  James Loney, Kevin Youkilis, Gary Sheffield, Travis Metcalf, and Elijah Dukes each had 3 RBI.  Russell Martin scored 3 Runs.

Ted Lilly gave up 1 Hit in 7 scoreless Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 15-9.  Kyle Davies gave up 4 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 7-7.  Scott Lewis gave up 3 Hits in 6 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA.  Hiroki Kuroda gave up 3 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings to improve to 9-10 with a 3.77 ERA.  John “What Goes On” Lannan gave up 1 Run on 1 Hit in 7 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 9-13 with a 3.97 ERA.  Doug Davis (7 Innings, 1 Run), Mark Buehrle (6 Innings, 2 Runs, 6 Ks) and Alfredo Aceves (6 Innings, 2 Runs, 5 Hits) each had no-decisions.

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Here is a a look back at the past week in baseball to bring you the surprising stars.

Pitcher
Matt Lindstrom - Florida’s new closer was outstanding last week.  Only a Walk kept him from four perfect outings as he collected 3 Saves with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.30 WHIP in 3-1/3 Innings.

Catcher
Taylor Teagarden
- Another Week, another Texas Ranger in the Weekly Wonders.  Taylor went 6 for 17 (.353) last week with 4 Runs, 3 Doubles, 2 HRs, 6 RBI, and 3 Walks.  He’s hitting .344 through 11 games.  Not a bad way to start a career.

Corner Infielder
Ryan Shealy - Kansas City’s Shealy has been tearing the cover off the baseball.  Last week he went 7 for 16 (.438) with 4 Runs, 3 HRs, 7 RBI, and a Walk.  All of those stats except the Walk came in a two games vs. Cleveland.

Middle Infielder
Brandon Wood 
- The Angels have been getting good wood from SS Brandon Wood.  Last week he went 8 for 26 (.308) with 3 Runs, 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, 6 RBI, and a SB.  He raised his average 30 points over the course of the week.  He qualifies at SS & 3B in Yahoo leagues.

Outfielder
Franklin Gutiérrez – Cleveland has to be happy with the tear Gutiérrez has been on.  He’s riding an eight-game hitting streak.  Last week he went 9 for 20 (.450) with 5 Runs, 3 Doubles, an RBI, 2 Walks, and 2 SBs.

Sunday, September 14th
Ryan Shealy
went 3 for 5 with 2 Runs, 2 HRs, and 5 RBI.  A-Rod and Dewayne Wise each hit a Grand Slam.  David Wright went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI.  Nick Markakis and Oscar Salazar each hit 2 HRs and had 3 RBI.  Nelson Cruz went 3 for 5 with 2 Doubles, and 4 RBI.  Justin Upton went 4 for 5 with a Double and a HR.  Marcus Thames had 4 RBI.  Orlando Cabrera (3 Runs), Derek Jeter (3 Runs), Mike Aviles (3 Runs), Chipper Jones, Carlos Delgado, Lasting Milledge, Nick Punto, Andy LaRoche, Ryan Sweeney, Travis Ishikawa, Edgar Gonzalez, each had 3 Hits.  Alberto Callaspo and Nate McLouth each scored 3 Runs.  Jose Guillen, Aaron Cunningham, Ryan Langerhans, Adam LaRoche, Shane Victorino (Game 1 & 4 Hits in Game 2), and Fernando Perez each had 3 RBI.

Carlos Zambrano threw a No-Hitter with 10 Ks.  Only a Walk and a Hit Batter kept him from a Perfect Game.  He improve to 14-5 with a 3.41 ERA.  Radhame Liz gave up 5 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings to improve to 6-5.  Brett Myers threw a Complete Game allowing 1 Run on 2 Hits to improve to 10-11.  Javier Vazquez gave up 3 Hits in 7-2/3 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 12-13.  Jon Lester gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 8 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 15-5 with a 3.15 ERA.  John Danks (6 scoreless Innings, 4 Hits, 6 Ks), Max Scherzer (6 Innings, 1 Runs, 2 Hits, 9 Ks), Greg Maddux (7 scoreless two-hit Innings), Aaron Cook (8 scoreless Innings), Ervin Santana (7 Innings, 2 Runs), Oliver Perez (7 Innings, 2 Runs, 4 Hits, 8 Ks), Collin Balester (6-2/3 innings, 1 Run, 4 Hits, 5 Ks), and Anibal Sanchez (7 Innings, 3 Runs, 4 Hits, 7 Ks) each got a no-decision.

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