Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 4/21/10

Apr 22, 2010

Here’s a look at the unheralded players who played well yesterday.

Jose Guillen, Kansas City Royals
Guillen went 2 for 4 with a HR (6th) and 3 RBIs. He’s hitting .377 with 13 RBIs on the year.

Jon Garland, San Diego Padres
Garland went 7 innings allowing 1 run. He improved to 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA.

Josh Willingham, Washington Nationals
Willingham went 2 for 4 with a run, 2 RBIs, and a SB. He’s hitting .327.

Julio Borbon, Texas Rangers
This is not how the season was supposed to go for Borbon. He’s hitting just .133. He did manage to go 2 for 5 with 2 runs, an RBI, and 2 SBs last night though.

Mike Lowell, Boston Red Sox
Big Papi just isn’t hitting. Lowell filled in at DH and went 2 for 4 with a HR and 2 RBIs. He, on the other hand, is hitting .375. You could see more of him if Papi’s struggles continue.

Rafael Furcal, Los Angeles Dodgers
Furcal is tearing it up like he did in 2008 before getting injured. He went 3 for 5 with 3 runs, 4 RBIs, and his 7th SB. He’s hitting .356.

Scott Rolen, Cincinnati Reds
Rolen went 2 for 4 with 2 runs and a HR (4th). He’s hitting .300.

Marlon Byrd, Chicago Cubs
Byrd continues to produce for the Cubbies. He went 2 for 4 with 2 runs and 3 RBIs (11, 12, 13). He’s hitting .281 on the year.

Carlos Silva, Chicago Cubs
Silva continues to surprise. He gave up 1 run on 2 hits over 6 innings to improve to 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA.

Wade Davis, Tampa Bay Rays
Davis blanked the White Sox over 6 innings giving up 2 hits with 6 Ks. He improved to 1-1 with a 2.65 ERA.

Francisco Liriano, Minnesota Twins
Liriano continued his resurgence going 8 scoreless innings allowing 6 hits with 6 Ks. He’s 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA. 70 of his 102 pitches went for strikes.

Skip Schumaker, St. Louis Cardinals
Schumaker went 2 for 4 with 2 runs, a HR, and 3 RBIs. He’s hitting just .224.

Colby Rasmus, St. Louis Cardinals
Colby went 3 for 4 with 3 runs, 2 HRs (4, 5), and 3 RBIs to bring his average up to .273. He has 10 RBIs on the young season. 

Phil Hughes, New York Yankees
Hughes went 7 innings giving up 1 run on 1 hit with 10 Ks. He sits at 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA. 

Ben Sheets, Oakland A’s
Sheets took the loss, but continued his comeback bid giving up 2 runs on 4 hits over 6 innings. He sports a 2.74 ERA.

Potent Middle Relievers:
Robinson Tejada, Kansas City Royals:  Win, 1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (7 Ks, 6-2/3 IP)
Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals:  2 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Ks (14 Ks, 11-2/3 IP) 
Carlos Villanueva, Milwaukee Brewers:  2 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Ks (14 Ks, 9 IP)
Evan Meek, Pittsburgh Pirates:  2 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Ks (9 Ks, 10 IP) 
Daniel Bard, Boston Red Sox:  2 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Ks (9 Ks, 10 IP)
Brandon Lyon, Florida Marlins:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (6 Ks, 7-1/3 IP)
Scott Linebrink, Chicago White Sox:  1-2/3 IP, 0 Runs, 4 Ks (10 Ks, 7 IP)
Jason Motte, St. Louis Cardinals:  2/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (7 Ks, 6-2/3 IP)
Jerry Blevins, Oakland A’s:  1-1/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (9 Ks, 8 IP)

Trouble Watch:
Chad Qualls imploded yet again giving up 3 runs on 3 hits while recording just a single out. His ERA is 10.80. 

Brian Fuentes returned from the DL only to give up 2 runs on 2 hits while recording just 2 outs. His ERA is also 10.80. Fernando Rodney was perfect while Fuentes was on the DL.

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