Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 6/29/08
Sunday, June 29th
Ichiro Suzuki went 5 for 5 with a pair of Runs scored. RIch Aurilia banged out 3 Hits with 5 RBI. Mark Grudzielanek had 4 Hits and scored 3 Runs. Jason LaRue had 4 RBI. Ian Kinsler, Brandon Phillips (3 Runs), Marcus Thames, Luis Castillo, Endy Chavez, Shawn Riggans, and John Bowker (3 Runs) each had 3 Hits. Adam Dunn, Edwin Encarnacion, and Adrian Beltre each had 3 RBI.
Kevin Slowey pitched a Complete Game Shutout allowing 3 Hits while striking out 8 to improve to 5-6 with a 3.47 ERA. John Lackey gave up 3 Hits in 8-2/3 scoreless Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 6-1 with a 1.44 ERA. A.J. Burnett tossed 7 Innings of four-hit scoreless ball with 11 Ks to improve to 8-7. He beat Jo-Jo Reyes, who gave up 1 Run in 7 Innings with 5 Ks. Bronson Arroyo gave up 1 Earned Run in 6 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 5-7. Oliver Perez gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits with 8 Ks to improve to 6-5. Dan Haren gave up 1 unearned Run on 5 Hits with 7 Ks, but took a no-decision. Jeremy Guthrie (7 Innings, 1 Run, 4 Hits) and Jason Bergmann (7 Innings, 1 Run) battled to no-decisions. Andy Sonnanstine gave up 1 Earned Run on 5 Hits to improve to 9-3. Tom Gorzelanny gave 2 Runs in 6 Innings, but took the Loss. Josh Beckett gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings, but earned a no-decision. Jonathan Sanchez gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 8-4 with a 3.79 ERA. Derek Lowe gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings, but took a Loss. Mark Buehrle gave up 1 unearned Run to even his record at 6-6 with a 3.79 ERA.