04.12.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Well, if you listened to our show last night it was a zoo! Actually, if you didn’t listen- besides it being a zoo- we broke down the Josh Hamilton injury and who you want to grab in his two month absence.

Angel Sanchez – 4/5, 2 R, 2 RBI…Speaking of the show, Killboy talked about Sanchez as a possible fill-in if you lost Rafael Furcal to injury.

Michael Bourn – 2/5, 4 R, RBI, 2 SB…Bourn looks like he’s breaking out and is now up to .268 and 4 steals.

Hunter Pence – 3/4, R, 4 RBI…Pence is quietly having a nice season so far, batting .326 with 9 RBI. 9 ribbies in that lineup!

Brett Myers -7 IP, 8 H, ER, 5:0…Speaking of quietly, Myers now has a 1.77 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through three starts.

Marlon Byrd – 3/3…Look out. It’s that time of year again. If you need a quick Hamilton fill-in, Byrd seems to put nice streaks together. He’s up to .391 and has 6 multi-hit games in his last 7.

Michael Young – 3/3, 2 R, RBI, SB…Second baseman Mike Young had a nice first start at second. Expect him to continue to see plenty of PT while Hamilton is out.

Jayson Werth – 2/3, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB, SB…Pow! Werth filled up the box score. Owners wish he could face Joe Blanton 162 games a year.

Wilson Ramos -2/3, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB…Former Twins’ prospect has been HOT and now appears to get an increase in PT. Monitor.

Tommy Hanson – 7 IP, 4 H, 5:2…Owners, rejoice! Hanson finally turned in a start we expected. Gets the Mess next. Tasty!

David Price – 7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3:2…Price finally had a great start and it was to get out of the basement! Killboy still no likey.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 8:2…Poor Lester. Should probably be (2-1). Instead, he is (0-1).

Alexei Ramirez – 2/4, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, BB…Walk-off! Just wait until his Cuban blood heats up with the weather!

Dan Haren – SHO, H, 8:2…Haren with an impressive outing against the Tribe to end their 8-game win streak. Guess 120 wins IS out of the question.

Fausto Carmona – 7.2, 4, 2, 6:3…On the losing end of Haren’s gem. Carmona has been solid, now sporting a 1.27 ERA is his last two starts. Cherry pickin’!

Late games…

Chris Carpenter – 4 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 4:3…In the slugfest that occurred in ‘Zona, Carp got caught in the middle. Just. Ouch. He is now (0-2) and sporting a 5.82 ERA and 1.35 ERA through three starts. It isn’t all bad. He should probably be (2-1).

Justin Upton – 1/3, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB…WOW. Did you (see) his moonshot that traveled an estimated 478 feet by HitTrackerOnline.com?

Chris B. Young – 3/4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB…Young is batting .302 in the early going with a 2:9 BB:K ratio. Yeah, nothing’s changed. That .302 will come down to .250 in no time.

Lance Berkman – 3/5, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB…I could post every player from the Cards/DBacks game, but Berkman is up to .289 and since Brian hyped him I have to put him here.

Drew Stubbs – 2/6, R, HR, 4 RBI…Stubbs being Stubbs. A home run and two strike outs.

Sam LeCure – 6 IP, H, ER, 8:2…A very nice start against San Diego Middle School. LeCure will be headed to the minors soon.

Clayton Richard – 7.2 IP, 5 H, ER, 4:2…Petco is to pitchers what Coors used to be to hitters. Richard and other Friar pitchers will be more than serviceable in home starts.

Corey Patterson – 2/4, 2 RBI, BB…We touched on him on the show last night, but Corey is being Corey. When he plays, he produces. Might not be a bad short-term play.

Michael Pineda – 7.1 IP, 5 H, ER, 7:2…Pineda is showing why he was- and still is- a top talent. Will be some bumps in the road, but he looks as advertised.

Ricky Romero – 8 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 8:2…A nice start from Romero and after three starts he’s at (1-0) with a 1.66 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 20:4 in 21.2 innings. Beat downs are coming…

Tim Lincecum – 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 4:1…Mitch from Dazed and Confused needed a lot of pitches in this one. Affeldt blew the save, so Timmy deserved a dubya.

Chad Billingsley – 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 6:2…Sorry, just not a fan. Check tha record.

Ok, I won’t bring up my favorite Dodger…I could though! He was caught stealing last night. Uh oh…back to 2010-Kemp?

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