Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 4/20
Sunday, April 20th
Chase Utley was the star Sunday going 3 for 3 with 2 Runs, 2 HRs, and 4 RBI. Clete Thomas, J.J. Hardy, Mark Teixeira, Jeff Francoeur, Matt Holliday, Brad Hawpe, Brendan Harris, Bengie Molina, Bobby Crosby, and Khalil Greene, and Conor Jackson each had 3 hits. Hanley Ramirez smacked a pair of HRs. Jim Thome went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, a HR, and 3 RBI. Ryan Theriot and Aramis Ramirez also had four hits.
John Danks pitched 7 shutout three-hit innings with 8 Ks for his second win. Andy Pettitte threw 7 four-hit shutout inings to improve to 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA. Scott Olsen went 7 innings with 1 run on 3 hits to improve to 3-0 with a 2.60 ERA. Oladis Perez pitched well (6 innings, 1 unearned run and 7 Ks), but took a no-decision. Aaron Harrang (8 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 8 Ks) and Yovani Gallardo (7 innings, 4 hits, 1 run) battled to no-decisions. Jair Jurrjens pitched 7 innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits with 8 Ks for his 2nd victory. Hiroki Kuroda (6 innings, 2 runs) pitched well in defeat. Kevin Millwood gave up 10 hits, but only allowed 2 runs in 6 innings with 7 Ks and a no-decision. Paul Byrd (7 innings, 1 run) and Scott Baker (7 innings, 1 run, 8 Ks) locked up in a pitchers’ duel, but they each took no-decisions. Jonathan Sanchez pitched five scoreless innings for his first victory. Miguel Batista threw 7-2/3 shutout innings with 8 Ks for his 2nd win. Dana Eveland fired 5-2/3 innings with only 1 run allowed to improve to 2-1 with a 1.90 ERA.
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