Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 8/17/10
Here’s a look at the unheralded players who played well yesterday.
Luke French, Seattle Mariners
French gave up three hits in 7-2/3 scoreless innings to improve to 2-3 with a 4.02 ERA. He’s 2-1 in his last three starts with a 2.08 ERA.
Jason Bartlett, Tampa Bay Rays
Bartlett went three for five with two runs (50) and an RBI (42) to raise his average to .250. He is 13 for 35 (.371) in his last nine games.
Jon Garland, San Diego Padres
Garland gave up four hits in seven scoreless innings to improve to 12-8 with a 3.25 ERA. Garland has not allowed a run in his past two starts (13 innings).
Randy Wells, Chicago Cubs
Wells took the loss to fall to 5-11 with a 4.44 ERA, but only gave up one run on three hits. He struck out six.
Jim Thome, Minnesota Twins
Thome went three for four with a HR (17) and 3 RBIs (44). He’s hitting .273 on the year.
Dave Bush, Milwaukee Brewers
Bush gave up one run on four hits in six innings to improve to 6-10 with a 4.63 ERA. He’s alternated good and batting outings over his past seven starts, so if the trend continues he’s in for a rough outing in his next start.
Daniel Hudson, Arizona Diamondbacks
Hudson took the loss, but he did his part. He gave up three runs with ten strikeouts in seven innings. He fell to 4-2 with a 3.57 ERA. He’s 3-1 with a 2.12 ERA with Arizona.
Dallas Braden, Oakland A’s
Braden gave up one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts in seven innings to even his record at 8-8 with a 3.44 ERA.
Potent Middle Relievers
Ryan Madson, PHI: 1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (39 Ks, 28-2/3 IP)
Kyle Farnsworth, ATL: 1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (42 Ks, 49-1/3 IP)
Takashi Saito, ATL: 1 IP, o Runs, 2 Ks (59 Ks, 46 IP)
Kyle McClellan, STL: 1 IP, o Runs, 2 Ks (47 Ks, 56-2/3 IP)
Arthur Rhodes, CIN: 2/3 IP, o Runs, 2 Ks (40 Ks, 45 IP)