Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 4/8
Tuesday, April 8th
Aubrey Huff was the big hitting star Tuesday. He went 4 for 4 with 4 runs, a double, a walk, and 4 RBI. Aaron Hill matched him with a 4 for 4 game, including a two-run HR. Brian Giles went 4 for 5 with and RBI. Kevin Youkilis, Ichiro Suzuki, Jose Lopez, Matt Holliday, and Matt Kemp each had three hits. Bengie Molina smacked a couple HRs.
Jake Westbrook threw a complete game, allowing three runs on 7 hits. He struck out 4. Oliver Perez worked 5-2/3 shutout innings for the Mets. He allowed 3 hits. His bullpen blew the lead. He hasn’t allowed a run in 11-2/3 innings this year. Brian Burres allowed just one run in 6 innings for the surprising Baltimore Orioles. Diasuke Matsuzaka threw 6-2/3 innings of shutout ball. He allowed 4 hits and struck out 7. Brian Bannister allowed 2 runs in 5 innings while striking out 6 Yankees. Tim Lincecum allowed one run in 6 innings, striking out 7. Doug Davis’s last start before cancer surgery went well. He struck out 7 in 6 innings while allowing just 2 runs. I wish him even more success with his surgery.