Fantasy Baseball Players of the Day – 9/5/08
Friday, September 5th
Andre Ethier went 5 for 5 with a Run, 2 Doubles, a HR, and 5 RBI. Juan Uribe hit a pair of HRs with 4 RBI. Alex Rios hit a pair of HRs and had 3 RBI. Ryan Doumit went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs and a Double. Mike Lowell went 3 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, a HR, and 4 RBI. Rajai Davis, Justin Morneau, and Jay Bruce each hit a Grand Slam. Brian Giles went 4 for 6 with a HR. Marcus Thames hit a pair of solo HRs. Coco Crisp (3 RBI), Kory Casto, Kelly Johnson, Orlando Cabrera, Jermaine Dye, and Paul Konerko each had 3 Hits. Joey Votto, Brandon Moss, and Brandon Jones each had 3 RBI. Johnny Peralta scored 3 Runs.
Zach Duke tossed a Complete Game six-hit Shutout to improve to 5-13. Derek Lowe gave up 2 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings to improve to 12-11 with a 3.53 ERA. Brett Myers gave up 3 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 9-10. Brandon Morrow was working on a no-hitter, but had to settle with allowing 1 Run on 1 Hit with 8 Ks to improve to 2-2 with a 1.42 ERA. Mark Buehrle gave up 3 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 12-11 with a 3.98 ERA. Roy Halladay gave up 1 Earned Run in 7 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 18-9 with a 2.64 ERA. Bronson Arroyo gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 6-1/3 Innings to improve to 14-10. Francisco Liriano gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 5-3 with a 3.33 ERA. Josh Beckett returned with 5 scoreless Innings allowing 4 Hits while striking out 7 to improve to 12-9. C.C. Sabathia gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings with 9 Ks, but got a no-decision. Braden Looper (7-1/3 scoreless Innings, 4 Hits, 6 Ks) and Ricky Nolasco (7 Innings, 1 Run) also got no-decisions. Andy Pettitte gave up 3 Runs in7 Innings with 9 Ks, but lost.