Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 6/1/08
Before I get into yesterday’s top fantasy performers, I wanted to get something off my chest that really annoys me. In today’s age of instant information, Photoshop, fantasy baseball, and many other factors, why almost 60 games into the season is Yahoo displaying Edison Volquez , who is only leading the Majors in ERA, in a Texas cap? I mean, can’t they update their picture? OK, on to what really matters.
Sunday, June 1st
Mike Jacobs hit a pair of HRs and drove in 4 Runs. J.D. Drew, Gabe Gross, Skip Schumaker, Jack Hannahan, Bobby Crosby, Milton Bradley, and Orlando Hudson each had 3 RBI. Jacoby Ellsbury, Manny Ramirez (3 RBI), A.J. Pierzynski, Alexei Ramirez, Jose Guillen, Ross Gload, Michael Cuddyer (3 RBI), Jose Bautista, Troy Glaus, Scott Rolen, Aramis Ramirez, Raul Ibanez (3 RBI), Matt Kemp, David Wright, and Ryan Church each had 3 Hits. Curtis Granderson scored 3 Runs.
Dan Haren pitched 7 scoreless Innings allowing 4 Hits while striking out 5 to improve to 6-4 with a 3.40 ERA. Johan Santana went 7-2/3 Innings allowing 1 Run while striking out 6 to run his record to 7-3 with a 3.20 ERA. Brian Bannister went 7-1/3 Innings allowing 1 Run to improve to 5-6. Dave Bush gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings of work to improve to 2-5. Johnny Cueto pitched 7 strong Innings allowing 2 Runs on 4 Hits to improve to 4-5. A.J. Burnett gave up 2 Runs in 8 Innings on 3 Hits with 8 Ks, but took a no-decision. Randy Wolf (6 Innings, 1 Run, 4 Hits, 5 Ks) and Tim Lincecum (7 Innings, 1 Run, 4 Hits) also took no-decisions.