Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 5/17

May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17th
Alfonso Soriano
went 5 for 5 with 3 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI.  Rod Barajas went 2 for 5 with 2 HRs (one solo, one a Grand Slam).  Mike Lowell (2nd Game) drove in 4 Runs.  Freddy Sanchez, Nate McLouth, David Wright, Carlos Beltran, Russell Martin, Garrett Anderson, Ben Francisco, Ryan Braun (Game 1), Jimmy Rollins, Mark Grudzielanek, and Jermaine Dye had 3 Hits each.  Adam Dunn, Nick Markakis, Ryan Sweeney, Mike Jacobs, and David Ortiz each had 3 RBI.
Erik Bedard gave up 2 Runs in 8 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 3-2 with a 3.24 ERA.  Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed 2 unearned runs in 6-2/3 Innings to improve to 7-0 with a 2.15 ERA.  Fauston Carmona (7-1/3 Innings, 1 Run) and Aaron Harrang (7 Innings, 1 Run) got locked up in a pitchers’ duel and earned no-decisions.  Hong-Chih Kuo pitched 4 scoreless Innings of relief to improve to 3-1 with a 2.40 ERA.  Brian Burres gave up 2 Runs in 6-2/3 Innings to even his record to 4-4 with a 3.47 ERA.  Vincente Padilla gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 6-2 with a 3.16 ERA.  A.J. Burnett allowed 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 6-1/3 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 4-4.  Rich Harden gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA. Greg Reynolds pitched 6 scoreless 3-Hit Innings, but got stuck with a no-decision.  Armano Galarraga gave up 2 Runs on 1 Hit (5 Walks) to run his record to 3-1 with a 3.06 ERA.  Max Scherzer allowed 2 unearned runs in 5 Innings to lower his ERA to 2.33, but he took the loss.  Mark Buehrle gave up 1 Run in 6-2/3 Innings.
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