Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 4/18
Friday, April 18th
Three-way tie for top batter honors. Conor Jackson went 4 for 5 with 3 Runs, 2 Triples, a HR, and 4 RBI. Chipper Jones did it again. He smacked two more HRs as he went 3 for 5 with 2 runs and 4 RBI. Finally, Bobby Crosby went 3 for 4 with 3 Runs, 2 Doubles, a HR, a Walk, and 5 RBI. David Wright went 4 for 4 (2 Doubles & a Triple). Nick Markaki, Brian Schneider, Felipe Lopez, Clint Barmes, Hunter Pence, Justin Upton, Torii Hunter, Emil Brown, and Ryan Sweeney each had three hits. Big Papi hit a Grand Slam. He finished with 5 RBI. Nick Johnson and Albert Pujols drove in 4. Richie Sexson smacked a pair of HRs and drove in 4.
Cliff Lee pitched 8 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and racking up 8 Ks. Rich Hill went 5 innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits to earn his first victory. Daniel Cabrera allowed 2 runs in 6 innings for his first win. Johan Santana allowed 3 runs in 7 innings while striking out 10 (40th career double-digit K game) to improve to 2-2. Ben Sheet pitched 5 scoreless innings (4 Ks) before getting hurt. Tim Redding struck out 10 in 6 innings (although he allowed 4 runs). Javier Vazquez went 6-2/3 innings allowing 2 runs for his 3rd victory of the year. Jeff Bennett pitched 4-2/3 shutout innings for Atlanta. Todd Wellemeyer threw 7 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits with 8 Ks to improve to 2-0 on the year. Dan Haren went 7 scoreless three-hit innings to improve to 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA. Chad Gaudin pitched 7 strong innings allowing 1 earned run and tallying 8 Ks.