Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 8/31/10

Sep 1, 2010


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Here’s a look at the unheralded players who played well yesterday.
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Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals
Zimmerman gave up 1 hit with 9 strikeouts in 6 scoreless innings as he lowered his ERA to 4.50. It was just his second start of the year.
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Brian Matusz, Baltimore Orioles
Matusz gave up 2 runs with 6 strikeouts in 6 innings as he improved to 7-12 with a 4.72 ERA. He’s 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA in his past six starts.
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A.J. Pierzynski, Chicago White Sox
A.J. went 1 for 4 with a HR (7) and 3 RBIs (45). He’s hitting .258. He has raised his average by 17 points during his current ten-game hitting streak.
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Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians
In what could be his last start of the season Masterson gave up 1 run on 4 hits with 7 Ks in 7-2/3 innings. He’s 5-12 with a 5.04 ERA.
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Jhonny Peralta, Detroit Tigers
Peralta went 3 for 5 with an RBI (62) to raise his average to .249. He’s 16 for 41 (.390) with 7 runs and 12 RBIs in his past 11 games.
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Ian Kennedy, Arizona Diamondbacks
Kennedy gave up 3 runs with 5 strikeouts in 7 innings to even his record at 9-9 with a 4.20 ERA. Ian is 3-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 28 Ks in his last four starts.
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Potent Middle Relievers
Jose Veras, FLA: 2 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (38 Ks, 33-2/3 IP)
Jonny Venters, ATL:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (76 Ks, 68-1/3 IP)
Sean Marshall, CHC:  1-1/3 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Ks (78 Ks, 66-1/3 IP)
Darren O’Day, TEX:  1-2/3 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Ks (36 Ks, 52-2/3 IP)
Robinson Tejada, KC:  1-1/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (45 Ks, 49-1/3 IP)
Ernesto Frieri, SD:  1-2/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (28 Ks, 20-2/3 IP)

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