Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 8/22/08
Friday, August 22nd
Willie Harris went 2 for 4 with 3 Runs, 2 HRs (1 a Grand Slam), 6 RBI, and a Walk. Bobby Abreu went 5 for 5. Ronnie Belliard went 4 for 5 with 3 Runs, 2 Doubles, a HR, and 2 RBI. Yadier Molina went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, 4 RBI, and a Walk. Ian Stewart had 4 Hits. Denard Span went 3 for 5 with a Run, a HR, and 4 RBI. Miguel Cabrera smacked 2 solo HRs. Chris Coste had 4 RBI. Cesar Izturis had 4 Hits. Albert Pujols (3 RBI), James Loney, Coco Crisp, Pitcher Adam Wainwright, Jeff Keppinger, Joey Votto, Clint Barmes, Cody Ross, Bobby Crosby, and Rajai Davis each had 3 Hits. Aaron Boone, Dustin Pedroia, Mike Aviles, Rick Ankiel, Ben Zobrist, Ben Francisco, Marlon Byrd, Delmon Young, Jeff Clement, Travis Ishikawa, and Cody Ranson each had 3 RBI. Jason Varitek, Ryan Ludwick, and Skip Schumaker each scored 3 Runs.
Tim Lincecum gave up 4 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 14-3 with a 2.48 ERA. Glen Perkins gave the Twins Bullpen a much-needed rest going 8 scoreless Innings allowing 5 Hits to improve to 11-3 with a 3.90 ERA. Johan Santana threw 7 scoreless Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 12-7 with a 2.64 ERA. Justin Verlander nearly had his bullpen blow the 6-2/3 scoreless Innings he provided. He did get the win to improve to 10-13. Fausto Carmona gave up 1 unearned Run in 6 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 6-5. Adam Wainwright also pitched well giving up 1 Run in 6 Innings to improve to 7-3 wiht a 3.04 ERA. Edwin Jackson gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 10-8 with a 3.93 ERA. Kyle Kendrick gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 5-2/3 Innings to improve to 11-7. Aaron Harrang (6 scoreless Innings) and Randy Johnson (7 Innings, 2 Earned Runs, 13 Ks) pitched well, but got no-decisions.