Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 5/31/08
Sorry I didn’t have a report for May 29th & 30th. I was in the hospital as my wife had our second son. His name is Owen and he was 8 pounds, 12 ounces.
OK, on to the baseball info.
Saturday, May 31st
Luis Rivas went 2 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Triple, a Grand Slam, and 4 RBI. Jose Bautista went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, and an RBI. Maicer Izturis went 4 for 5. Mark Reynolds cracked a pair of solo HRs. Alfonso Soriano, Mark Teixeira, Ken Griffey, Jr., Adrian Gonzalez, Xavier Nady, and Josh Hamilton each had 3 RBI. Jay Bruce (3 Runs), Jason Varitek, Delmon Young, Mike Lamb, Freddy Sanchez, Ronny Paulino (3 RBI), Eric Chavez, Michael Young, Frank Catalanotto, Robb Quinlan, and Casey Kotchman each had 3 Hits. Manny Ramirez hit his 500th career HR.
Brandon Webb pitched a Complete Game Shutout with 8 Ks to improve to 10-2 with a 2.69 ERA. Josh Banks pitched a Complete Game allowing 1 unearned run to improve to 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA. Felix Hernandez struck out 7 in 7 scoreless two-hit Innings to improve to 3-5 with a 3.29 ERA. Chad Billingsley pitched 7 scoreless Innings in a no-decision. Mike Pelfrey (7 Innings, 2 Runs, 6 Ks) took the loss. Scott Kazmir pitched 7 scoreless three-hit Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 5-1 with a 1.22 ERA. He beat Javier Vazquez, who gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings with 10 Ks. Ben Sheets gave up 1 Run in 8-2/3 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 6-1 with a 2.71 ERA. Paul Maholm gave up 1 Run in 6-2/3 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 3-5. John Lackey (8 Innings, 1 Earned Run, 7 Ks) and Shaun Marcum (7 Innings, 2 Runs) battled to no-decisions.