Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 8/20/08
Wednesday, August 20th
Travis Metcalf went 3 for 4 with 2 Runs, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI. Ken Griffey Jr. hit his first HR for the White Sox and had 3 Runs and 3 RBI. Kelly Shoppach hit a pair of solo HRs. Melvin Mora had 4 RBI. A.J. Pierzynski (3 RBI), Mike Aviles (3 RI), Skip Schumaker (3 Runs), Ichiro Suzuki, Anderson Hernandez, Derek Jeter, Josh Hamilton, Ryan Doumit, Jody Gerut, and Randy Wynn each had 3 Hits. Raul Ibanez, Ramon Hernandez, Franlin Gutierrez, Jason LaRue, Adam Dunn, Brad Hawpe, John Baker, and Alexei Ramirez each had 3 RBI. Richie Weeks scored 3 Runs.
Brett Myers tossed a Complete Game Shutout with 9 Ks to improve to 6-10. Kevin Millwood threw a Complete Game allowing 1 Run on 6 Hits to improve to 7-7. Mike Pelfrey tossed a Complete Game allowing 3 Runs on 3 hits to improve to 12-8 with a 3.86 ERA. Bronson Arroyo gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits to improve to 11-10. Andy Pettitte gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 13-9. Francisco Liriano gave up 1 Hit in 5 scoreless Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 4-3. Gil Meche (7 Innings, 1 Earned Run on 2 Hits with 9 Ks), Chad Billingsley (6 Innings, 2 Runs, 5 Hits, 6 Ks), Jeff Francis (6 Innings, 1 Earned Run), and Matt Cain (7-2/3 Innings, 2 Runs, 5 Hits) pitched well, but got no-decisions. Ted Lilly gave up 2 Runs on 2 Hits in 7 Innings with 7 Ks, but lost.