Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 4/7
Monday, April 7th
Torii Hunter was Monday’s hero with a game-winning Grand Slam. For the game he went 3 for 5 with 2 runs, 2 HR, 5 RBI, and a Stolen Base. Adrian Gonzalez was great going 4 for 5 with four runs, a HR, and 2 RBI. Pat Burrell and Mark Reynolds each smacked a pair of HRs. Joe Crede smacked a Grand Slam. Kosuke Fukudome, Geovany Soto, Nate McLouth, Brian Roberts, Bobby Abreu, Hanley Ramirez, and Cristian Guzman each had three hits.
The top pitching performance came from Wandy Rodriguez, who threw 7-1/3 shutout innings allowing three hits while striking out 6. Greg Maddux went 7 innings allowing 1 run on three hits with 5 strikeouts to earn his 348th career victory. Cole Hamels also went 7 innings. He allowed 1 earned run on 5 hits with 4 Ks. Javier Vazquez allowed 3 runs in 7 innings with 8 Ks. Mike Mussina went six strong innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits. Aaron Cook (7 innings, 2 hits, 1 run) and Tom Glavine (6-1/3 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs) each took no-decisions in their pitchers’ duel. Dan Haren allowed 1 earn run in 6 innings while striking out 5. Fausto Carmona went six innings with 1 unearned run and four hits. He was outdueled by Joe Saunders who went 8 innings allowing 1 run and four hits with 5 Ks.
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