Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 4/30/10

May 1, 2010

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

Adrian Beltre, Boston Red Sox
Beltre continues to produce for the Sox. He went 3 for 5 to raise his average to .338.

Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles
Tejada was the difference maker going 3 for 4 with 2 runs, a HR, and 3 RBIs. He’s hitting .293.

Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers
Jackson really is in a groove. He went 5 for 5 with 2 runs and a SB to raise his average to .364. 

Rod Barajas, New York Mets
Barajas went 3 for 4 with 3 runs, 2  HRs, and 3 RBIs. He’s hitting .227, but has 5 HRs and 11 RBIs.

Jonathon Niese, New York Mets
Niese went 7 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits with 7 Ks. He improved to 1-1 with a 3.10 ERA.

Alex Gonzalez, Toronto Blue Jays
Gonzalez continues to shine for the Jays. He went 2 for 3 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs. He’s hitting .289 with 7 HRs and 19 RBIs.

Brandon Morrow, Toronto Blue Jays
Morrow proved me wise for picking him as a streaming option. He gave up 2 runs in 6 innings with 9 Ks. He improve to 2-2 while lowering his ERA to 5.46.

Scott Olsen, Washington Nationals
Olsen went 6 scoreless innings against Florida to improve to 2-1 with a 4.35 ERA.

Brian Bannister, Kansas City Royals
Bannister got a no-decision, but he still pitched a gem. He gave up 1 run on 2 hits in 7 innings to lower his ERA to 3.48.

Barry Zito, San Francisco Giants
You don’t hear quite as many cracks about Zito’s contract anymore. Not after giving up 2 runs on 5 hits with 5 Ks in 8 innings to improve to 4-0 with a 1.53 ERA.

Clayton Richard, San Diego Padres
Richard gave up 4 hits in 6 scoreless innings to improve to 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA. He struck out 8 batters.

Colby Lewis, Texas Rangers
Colby got a no-decision despite throwing nine scoreless innings against the Mariners. He gave up 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 10. He lowered his ERA to 2.75.

Potent Middle Relievers:
Brian Stokes, Los Angeles Angels:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (12 Ks, 11-1/3 IP)
Ryan Perry, Detroit Tigers:  1-2/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (10 Ks, 10-1/3 IP) 
Jason Frasor, Toronto Blue Jays:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (13 Ks, 9-2/3 IP)
Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals:  1-1/3 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Ks (23 Ks, 18 IP)
Clay Hensley, Florida Marlins:  3 IP, 0 Runs, 7 Ks (21 Ks, 12-2/3 IP) 
Carlos Villanueva, Milwaukee Brewers:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (17 Ks, 12-2/3 IP)
Mike Adams, San Diego Padres:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (11 Ks, 9 IP)

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