Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 4/21/11

Apr 22, 2011


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Here’s a look at the unheralded fantasy baseball players who played well yesterday.
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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals
The big guns (Pujols and Holliday) did the damage offensively, but Kyle Lohse’s two-hit, six strikeout shutout was the story. He’s now 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA.
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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Cincinnati Reds
Miguel Cairo went one for three with a run and two RBI. Ramon Hernandez is hitting .351 after going two for three with a run and an RBI. Gerardo Parra went two for four. Mike Leake, who was in the news recently for shoplifting, gave up three runs on four hits with six strikeouts in seven innings to improve to 3-0 with a 4.94 ERA.
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Atlanta Braves @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Casey Blake went three for six with a home run and two RBI. Freddie Freeman went two for three with a homer.
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Chicago White Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays
Omar Vizquel went two for five with a run, two RBI, and a stolen base. A.J. Pierzynski went one for four with two RBI. Mark Teahan scored a pair of runs. Sam Fuld went two for five with two RBI. Gavin Floyd gave up two runs with seven strikeouts in six innings to improve to 2-1 with a 4.00 ERA.
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Minnesota Twins @ Baltimore Orioles
Jim Thome went two for four with a home run and two RBI. Matt Wieters went two for four. Scott Baker struck out nine in seven four-hit scoreless innings. Jeremy Guthrie, yesterday’s streaming option, took the loss, but held the Twins to two runs over seven innings.
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Houston Astros @ New York Mets
Jason Bay went one for four with two runs in his season debut. Ike Davis went one for three with a home run and two RBI. Chris Capuano gave up one run on six hits in seven innings for the win.
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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Florida Marlins
Scott Cousins went two for four with two runs and a Grand Slam. Brett Hayes went two for four with a home run and three RBI.
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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals
Melky Cabrera went two for five with two game-winning RBI. Wilson Betemit went two for four. Josh Tomlin gave up one run on five hits in 7-1/3 innings. Sean O’Sullivan gave up two runs with six strikeouts in six innings. Neither starter factored into the decision.
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Oakland A’s @ Seattle Mariners
Josh Willingham went two for three. Brandon McCarthy gave up one run on four hits with six strikeouts in eight innings, but took the loss. King Felix threw 7-2/3 scoreless innings.
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Philadelphia Phillies @ San Diego Padres
Placido Polanco went two for four with a run and two stolen bases. Ben Francisco went one for two with a homer and two RBI. Roy Oswalt was on top of his game allowing one hit with seven strikeout in six scoreless innings.
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Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Erick Aybar went two for four. Tyler Chatwood gave up two runs in six innings.
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Also check out today’s streaming pitcher option.

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