Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 5/4/10

May 5, 2010

Before I get started I wanted to express my condolences to the Harwell family, to Tigers fans, and to baseball fans in general. We lost a legend with the passing of Hall of Famer Ernie Harwell. Thank you for a lifetime dedicated to the game.


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


Livan Hernandez, Washington Nationals
The WHIP wasn’t pretty (5 hits & 5 walks in 5-1/3 IP), but Livan allowed just 1 earned run to improve to 4-1 with a 0.97 ERA.


Jeremy Hermida, Boston Red Sox
Hermida went 2 for 4 with a run and 3 RBIs to raise his average to .255.


Marco Scutaro, Boston Red Sox
Scutaro went 3 for 5 with a run. He’s now hitting .290.


Ervin Santana, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The Angels wasted a solid effort from Santana. He gave up 1 run with 7 Ks in 7 innings to lower his ERA to 4.02.


Nick Blackburn, Minnesota Twins
The Twins are rolling with a short bullpen so Blackburn’s complete game was money. He gave up 3 runs to improve to 2-1 with a 5.79 ERA.


Mike Aviles, Kansas City Royals
Aviles went 3 for 5 with a HR. He’s getting his feet wet after returning from injury. He’ll have to share with Yuniesky Betancourt so don’t get too excited.


Luke Hochevar, Kansas City Royals
Luke gave up 1 unearned run on 3 hits in 6 innings to improve to 3-1 with a 5.03 record. It’s a crime he has three more wins than Greinke.


Aaron Rowand, San Francisco Giants
Rowand went 3 for 5 with a HR and 3 RBIs. He’s hitting .327.


Ryan Sweeney, Oakland A’s
Sweeney went 3 for 4 with a HR and 5 RBIs. He’s hitting .303 with 16 RBIs.


Gregg Zaun, Milwaukee Brewers
Zaun went 3 for 4 with 2 runs, a HR, and 2 RBIs. He’s hitting .257 with 10 RBIs.


Potent Middle Relievers:
Tyler Clippard, WAS:  1-2/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (25 Ks, 19-2/3 IP)
Jose Contreras, PHI:  Win, 1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (14 Ks, 7-2/3 IP)
Evan Meek, PIT:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (17 Ks, 16 IP) 
Carlos Fisher, CIN:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Ks (6 Ks, 3-1/3 IP) 
Joel Zumaya, DET:  1-2/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (18 Ks, 16-1/3 IP) 
Dan Runzler, SF: Win, 1 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Ks (12 Ks, 12 IP)
Kanekoa Texeira, SEA:  1-1/3 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Ks (9 Ks, 9-2/3 IP) 
Claudio Vargas, MIL:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (10 Ks, 11 IP)

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