Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 4/17
Thursday, April 17th
Chipper Jones carried the biggest stick last night going 4 for 4 with 3 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI. Manny Ramirez also went yard twice. Chris Coste went 4 for 5 with a Run, a Double, a HR, and 3 RBI. Ryan Ludwick and Reed Johnson also collected 4 hits. The Liar Miguel Tejada, Craig Counsell, Ian Kinsler, David Murphy, Jose Lopez, Raul Ibanez, Willy Taveras, and Matt Holliday each had three hits. Joey Votto drove in 5 runs.
Jake Peavy was a monster with 8 shutout innings with 11 K’s. He took a no-decision since they took 22 innings to sort out a winner. Wilfredo Ledezma worked 5 scorless innings of relief and Kip Wells provided 4 of his own for the victory. Brett Myers pitched 7 innings of five-hit, 1 run ball. He struck out 8 batters in earning his 2nd victory. Kyle Lohse went 7 innings allowing 2 runs for a no-decision. He added two runs with his bat. Seth McClung pitched three scoreless innings of relief. Edison Volquez allowed run 1 run in 5 innings while striking out 7. Gavin Floyd allowed 2 runs on 2 hits in 6 innings. Fausto Carmona went 6-2/3 innings allowing 1 run to improve to 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA. Vincente Padilla went 7 innings allowing 1 run to improve to 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA. Roy Halladay pitched his second straight complete game, although he took the loss. John Smoltz struck out 10 batters in 5 shutout innings to improve to 3-0 with a 0.56 ERA. John Lannan, the Working Class Hero, struck out 11 in 6 innings as he allowed 1 run on 3 hits in a pitchers’ duel with Nelson Figueroa (7 innings, 2 runs, 3 hits, 7 Ks). Jon Garland went 6 innings allowing 2 runs for his 2nd victory. Carlos Silva went 7 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits to improve to 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA.
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