Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 8/19/08

Aug 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19th
Brian Buscher
went 3 for 4 with 2 Runs, a HR, and 5 RBI.  Matt Joyce slugged a couple HRs and had 4 RBI.  Ian Stewart hit a HR and had 5 RBI.  Ronnie Belliard, Jeff Kent,and Adrian Gonzalez each banged out 4 Hits.  Kevin Youkilis (3 RBI), Justin Morneau (3 Runs), Miguel Olivo, Brian Roberts, Jason Kendall, A.J. Pierzynski, and John Baker each had 3 Hits.  Grady Sizemore, Chris Davis, Ryan Doumit, and Geoff Blum each had 3 RBI.  Brad Hawpe scored 3 Runs.

Ricky Nolasco tossed a Complete Game two-hit Shutout with 11 Ks to improve to 12-7 with a 3.67 ERA.  A.J. Burnett smoked the Yankees striking out 13 while allowing 1 Run on 5 Hits in 8 Innings to improve to 16-9.  Rich Harden gave up 2 Hits in 7 Innings with 10 Ks as he improve to 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA with the Cubs (8-2, 2.04 overall).  Ian Snell gave up 4 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 5-10.  Kevin Slowey gave up 1 Earned Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings with 12 Ks to improve to 10-8 with a 3.78 ERA.   James Shields gave up 2 Runs in 8 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 11-7 with a 3.68 ERA.  Clayton Richard gave up 5 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings for his first career Win.  Doug Davis gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 5-7.  Darrell Rasner (1 Run on 3 Hits in 6-2/3 Innings), Jo-Jo Reyes (2 Runs on 4 Hits in 6 Innings with 5 Ks), and Ervin Santana (1 Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings with 9Ks) pitched well, but got no-decisions.  Johnny Cueto (1 Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings with 6 Ks) and Braden Looper (1 Run on 3 Hits in 7 Innings) pitched well, but lost.

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