Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 5/23
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Friday, May 23rd
Pitcher Carlos Zambrano had 4 Hits. Hunter Pence hit a pair of HRs. David Murphy (3 RBI), Ramon Vazquez, Ben Francisco, Jose Vidro, Adrian Beltre, Hideki Matsui (3 Runs), Aramis Ramirez (3 Runs), Reed Johnson (4 RBI), Lyle Overbay, Bengie Molina, Jimmy Rollins, Garrett Atkins, Frank Thomas, and Ryan Ludwick each had three Hits. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a Grand Slam. Marco Scutaro had 4 RBI. Grady Sizemore, Robinson Cano, Shelley Duncan, Mark DeRosa, Aaron Rowand, and Chris Young each had 3 RBI. Mike Lamb scored 4 Runs. The the thonged one Jason Giambi and Mark Elli each scored 3 Runs.
Doug Davis, in his first game back following cancer surgery, gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits to improve to 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA. Roy Halladay pitched a Complete Game allowing 1 Run on 4 Hits with 5 Ks to improve to5-5 with a 3.11 ERA, Kevn Slowey pitched 6 scoreless Innings allowing just 4 Hits for his first Win of the year. Andy Pettitte gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 4-5. Carlos Zambrano (who had four Hits of his own) pitched 7 Innings allowing 2 Runs with 6 Ks to improve to 7-1 with a 2.47 ERA. I am glad to report that Barry Zito gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 6 Innings for his first Win of the year. Doug Waechter pitched 3-2/3 scoreless Innings of relief for the Marlins. Matt Garza threw 7-1/3 scoreless Innings to improve to 3-1 outdueled Jeremy Guthrie (6-2/3 Innings, 1 Run). Brandon Backe gave up 1 Run in 7-1/3 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 4-5. Joe Saunders gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 8-1/3 Innings to improve to 8-1 with a 2.31 ERA. He beat Gavin Floyd, who threw a Complete Game. Rich Harden gave up 2 RUns in 6 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 3-0 with a 2.93 ERA. Edison Volquez gave up 1 Run on 2 Hits in 6 Innings with 12 Ks in a no-decision. Shawn Estes also got a no-decision, allowing 2 Runs in 6 Innings. Adam Wainwright (7 Innings, 5 Hits, 1 Run) improved to 4-2 with a 3.06 ERA while outdueling Derek Lowe (7 Innings, 2 Runs).