Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 5/17/11
In honor of Harmon Killebrew
Here’s a look at the unheralded fantasy baseball players who played well yesterday.
Houston at Atlanta
Martin Prado went two for five to raise his average to .296. Clint Barmes went two for four. Brian McCann played hero with a ninth inning pinch-hit home run to tie and an walkoff shot in the 11th. Wandy Rodriguez fired eight scoreless innings. Derek Lowe gave up one run on five hits in seven innings. Neither starter factored into the decision.
San Francisco at Colorado
Ryan Spilbroughs and Chris Iannetta each went two for three with a run. Pat Burrell two for four with two RBI. Aubrey Huff went two for three with a run. Ubaldo Jimenez (7 IP, 3 earned runs, 7 Ks) didn’t get a win, but finally looked sharp. After issuing four or more walks in his past four starts, he had just one.
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay
Mr. Controversy Jorge Posada went two for three. Brett Gardner went three for four with two runs and an RBI. Johnny Damon went three for five against his old mates. Ivan Nova gave up one run in 5-1/3 innings for the win.
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati
Scott Rolen went two for three with two runs. He now has ten hits in his past 20 at bats to raise his average to .288. Carlos Pena went two for three with a home run and three RBI. It was his fifth home run in his past 12 games. Matt Garza gave up three unearned runs in six innings to lower his ERA to 3.72. Edison Volquez gave up three runs on three hits with nine strikeouts in six innings. Neither starter factored into the decision.
Texas at Chicago White Sox
Brent Morel went one for three with a home run and three RBI. Endy Chavez went two for four with a run. Matt Harrison gave up three runs on three hits with six strikeouts. John Danks gave up two earned runs in 6-1/3 innings. Neither starter factored into the decision.
Philadelphia at St. Louis
Ryan Theriot went two for five to raise his average to .299. John Jay went two for five with a run to raise his average to .309. Yadier Molina went three for four with an RBI (18) to raise his average to .310. Michael Martinez went two for four. Jaime Garcia delivered again, but got a no-decision. Roy Oswalt gave up one run in five innings in his return.
Cleveland at Kansas City
Travis Hafner continued his impressive bounceback season going two for four with a run and three RBI (22) to raise his average to .345. Melky Cabrera went two for four with an RBI and a stolen base to raise his average to .275. Eric Hosmer went two for four with a run and an RBI. Carlos Carrasco gave up two runs with five strikeouts in 5-1/3 innings for the win.
San Diego at Arizona
Gerardo Parra went two for four with two RBI. Chris Denorfia went three for five with a run to raise his average to .348. Brad Hawpe went two for four. Daniel Hudson gave up one run with six strikeouts in seven innings for the win.
Minnesota at Seattle
The Twins barely mustered up any offense, but they won one for Killer. Michael Cuddyer went two for three with two RBI. Francisco Liriano (7 IP, one run, three hits, nine Ks) topped King Felix.
Milwaukee at Los Angeles Dodgers
Aaron Miles went two for four to raise his average to .298. He has 16 hits in his past ten games. Juan Uribe went two for three with a run. Hiroki Kuroda gave up six hits with seven strikeouts in 7-2/3 scoreless innings to improve to 5-3 with a 2.80 ERA. Matt Guerrier nailed down the save. Vicente Padilla owners (myself included) have to feel a little uneasy.
Los Angeles Angels at Oakland
The A’s jumped the Angels for 14 runs. Coco Crisp, Josh Willingham, Kurt Suzuki, David DeJesus, Mark Ellis, and Kevin Kouzmanoff did the damage. Oddly they did not hit a homer. Gio Gonzalez was brilliant allowing one hit with seven strikeouts in seven scoreless innings to improve to 5-2 with a 2.31 ERA.
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