Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 8/17/08

Aug 18, 2008

Sunday, August 17th
Melvin Mora
went 5 for 6 with 4 Runs, 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, and 6 RBI.  Alex Rios went 5 for 6 with 3 Runs, 4 Doubles, and 2 RBI.  Luke Scott went 3 for 6 with 2 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs, and 4 RBI.  A-Rod went 3 for 3 with 3 Runs, a HR, 5 RBI, and 2 Walks.  Adam Lind went 3 for 6 with 2 Runs, a Double, a HR, and 4 RBI.  Edgar Renteria  and Reed Johnson each had 4 Hits and 3 RBI.  Derek Jeter had 4 Hits and scored 3 Runs.  Raul Ibanez went 5 for 5.  Jason Kubel went 4 for 5 with 4 Runs, 2 Doubles, and 2 RBI.  Andre Ethier went 3 for 5 with 3 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI.   Jason Giambi and Alexei Ramirez each hit a Grand Slam.  Carlos Quentin also had a HR and 4 RBI.  Nick Markakis (3 RBI), Franklin Gutierrez, Chris Dickerson, Edwin Encarnacion, Marco Scutaro, Lyle Overbay (3 Runs), John McDonald (3 Runs), Jed Lowrie, Willy Taveras, Argenis Reyes, Ty Wiggington (3 RBI), Denard Span, and B.J. Upton (3 RBI) each had 3 Hits.  Aubrey Huff scored 3 Runs.  Brandon Phillips, Adrian Beltre, Manny Ramirez, Carlos Pena, and Ian Stewart each had 3 RBI.

Johan Santana pitched a Complete Game three-hit Shutout with 7 Ks to improve to 11-7 with a 2.75 ERA.  Roy Oswalt gave up 1 hit in 8 scoreless Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 11-8.  Edison Volquez tossed 7 scoreless Innings allowing 3 Hits to improve to 15-5 with a 2.73 ERA.  Tim Lincecum gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 7-2/3 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 13-3 with a 2.60 ERA.  Javier Vazquez gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 8 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 10-10.  Cole Hamels gave up 1 Run in 8 Innings to improve to 10-8 with a 3.22 ERA.  Scott Kazmir gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 6 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 9-6 with a 3.21 ERA.  Ryan Dempster gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 14-5 with a 2.92 ERA.  Chris Volstad (6 Innings, 2 Runs) and Clayton Kershaw (6 Innings, 1 Run, 6 Ks) pitched well, but got no-decisions.  Cha Seung Baek gave up 1 Earned Run in 6 Innings with 5 Ks, but lost.

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