Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 4/26
Saturday, April 26th
Tadahito Iguchi went 2 for 5 with 3 Runs, a Walk, a Stolen Base, and a Game-winning HR in the 13th inning. Lance Berkman smacked a couple of solo shots. Johnny Damon and Josh Hamilton each had four hits. Derek Jeter, Adrian Gonzalez (3 RBI), David Eckstein, Ronny Cedeno, Brendan Harris, Mike Lamb, Joey Votto, Jeff Keppinger, Fred Lewis, Greg Norton (3 RBI) each had three hits. Jorge Posada, Michael Cuddyer, David Murphy, Brandon Phillips, Eugenio Velez, and Derrek Lee each drove in three runs. Micah Owings didn’t pitch that well, but at the plate he went 3 for 3 with 2 Runs. Matt Kemp hit a Grand Slam (5 RBI).
Brian Burres fired 8 shutout innings allowing 3 hits with 4 Ks to improve to 3-1 with a 2.49 ERA. Carlos Zambrano threw 7 shutout innings with 5 K’s to improve to 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA. John Danks allowed 2 runs in 6-1/3 innings with 4 Ks. John Maine allowed 2 runs in 5 innings with 7 Ks for his second win of the year. Adam Wainwright threw a complete game allowing 3 runs (all solo shots) with 5 Ks. Armando Gallarraga allowed 1 earned run in 6 innings for a no-decision. Glendon Rusch pitched 4 innings of scoreless relief to earn a victory. Mark Hendrickson and Carlos Villanueva each threw 6 innings allowing 2 earned runs with no-decisions. Shaun Marcum allowed 2 runs in 7 innings, but lost to Luke Hochevar who allowed 1 run in 6 innings. Clay Buchholz allowed 2 runs in 8 innings with 9 Ks, but still lost to Edwin Jackson who allowed 1 run in 7 innings. Erik Bedard returned with 6-2/3 innings of two-hit shutout ball for his second win of the year.