Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 8/29/08

Aug 30, 2008

Friday, August 29th
Joe Mauer
went 5 for 6 with a Run, a Double, and 4 RBI.  Justin Morneau went 4 for 5 with 3 Runs, 2 Doubles, and an RBI.  Garrett Atkins hit a pair of HRs and had 5 RBI.  Chris Dickerson went 3 for 5 with 3 Runs, a Double, a HR, 4 RBI, and a SB.  Dustin Pedroia went 4 for 4 with 3 Runs, a Double, a Walk, and 2 SBs.  Cliff Floyd went 3 for 4 with a Run, 2 Doubles, 5 RBI, and a Walk.  Manny Ramirez went 4 for 4 with 2 Runs, 2 Doubles, and a Walk.  Edwin Encarnacion, Ben Zobrist, and Carlos Beltran each hit a Grand Slam.  B.J. Upton (3 Runs), Gabe Gross, David Ortiz, Mike Aviles, Clint Barmes, and Alexi Casilla each had 3 Hits.  Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Braun, Eugenio Velez, Raul Ibanez, and Jason Bay each had 3 RBI.  Jolbert Cabrera and Akinori Iwamura scored 3 Runs.

Diasuke Matsuzaka gave up 2 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 16-2 with a 2.82 ERA.  Ervin Santana gave up 1 Run on 5 hits with 7 Ks to improve to 14-5 with a 3.31 ERA.  Kevin Slowey gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 11-8 with a 3.70 ERA.  Zach Miner gave up 1 Run in 6 Innings to improve to 8-4 with a 3.46 ERA.  Carl Pavano gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits to improve to 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA.  Dave Bush gave up 1 Run in 6-2/3 Innings to improve to 9-9.  Aaron Cook gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 6 Innings to improve to 16-8 with a 3.88 ERA.  Scott Kazmir threw 5-1/3 scoreless Innings allowing 3 Hits while striking out 6 to improve to 10-6 with a 3.13 ERA.  Felix Hernandez gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 9-8 with a 3.27 ERA.  Oliver Perez (6 Innings, 1 Earned Run, 3 Hits), Chris Volstad (6-1/3 Innings, 1 Run, 5 Ks), Kyle Lohse (8 Innings, 2 Runs, 6 Ks), and Randy Wolf (6 Innings, 1 Earned Run, 3 Hits) all pitched well, but got no-decisions.  A.J. Burnett gave up 2 Runs in 8 Innings with 8 Ks, but lost.

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