04.19.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

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Randy Wolf – 6 IP, 2 H, 5:3…I talked about him last night on the show. He had a nice last start against the Bucs (not the Phillies) and tonight he shut DOWN the Phillies. Might be time to take a flier.

Roy Halladay – 6.2 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 3:2…Hiccup. Nothing to see her. Move along.

Ryan Braun – 2/3, 3 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB…Braun is smokin’ right now. He’s batting .373 and now has 5 homers. Again, did you really think he’d hit less than 30 this year???

James Shields – CG, 4 H, ER, 9:1…Big Game James with the beaut’! At the Jays on Sunday and you know how he do it on the road. Another great start, it’s time to get on the wagon!

John Danks – 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 5:0…Unreal. The ChiSox will not score for this guy. He is now (0-2) with a 3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. Buy low!

Josh Johnson – 7 IP, 2 H, 9:1…I puke in my mouth everytime this guy pitches like this. Why, WHY did I pass over him to grab Verlander AND Ubaldo. 10 hits allowed in 27 innings this year. Batting, JJ has 2 hits himself. Studly.

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 4 H, 4:3…Arrieta back on track. Still a risky start in the AL East.

Drew Stubbs – 1/2, 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB, SB…Gotta love a guy filling up the box score.

Ryan Roberts – 2/3, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB…Roberts now hitting .382 with 4 HR and 10 RBI. Ok, we need to seriously look at this guy now.

Jose Bautista – 1/3, 3 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB…At .308 with a 14:13 BB:K ratio (and 4 homers), you gotta love it. Maybe won’t hit 50, but 35+ is in the bag with that discipline.

Curtis Granderson – 2/5, 2 R, HR, RBI…Grandy surprising owners. Now has 5 HR and it’s only positive if he stays up there in front of Teix.

Wandy Rodriguez – 7 IP, 3 H, ER, 7:3…Wandy flashing some 2nd half stuff, but it was against the Mess.

Matt Palmer – 6 IP, 3 H, ER, 3:1…Shut down a good TEX lineup, but the moon shines on a dog’s…

Mark Trumbo – 3/5, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI…Trumbo has been turning it up a bit. Must be Morales footsteps – or pegleg footstep.

Bruce Chen – 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 5:3…Oh, behave! Chen is now (3-0). Still not buying this. 2.42 ERA and 1.15 WHIP through 4 starts? Am I an idiot or just seasoned enough to see the fluke? Don’t answer that.

Alex Gordon – 2/4, R, RBI, 2 SB…Two stolen bases? Where did that come from? Gordon now hitting .361 with 9 doubles.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 6:2…Go back on the DL.

Jonathan Sanchez – 6.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4:4…This guy’s peripherals are so crazy. The NL’s Gio.

Pablo Sandoval – 1/4, R, HR, 3 RBI…Made his lone hit count as he now has 5 HR. Last year he didn’t hit his 5th until June 12th. In 2009 when he hit 25 HR? June 9th. Panda going for 30!

Brett Anderson – 8 IP, 4 H, 8:1…Well, Brett was on my bench for this one since I activated Ubaldo. Fantastic. Listen, the guy is studly and was severely undervalued in drafts this year. He’s now sporting a 1.63 ERA and 1.05 WHIP.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 3:1…Well this was a surprise. It was the A’s, but Lackey lasted past the 5th inning! I don’t want to tell you what to do, but Lackey will hurt you if you keep starting him in the hopes of a line like this.

Doug Fister – 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 7:2…If he were not pitching for the M’s he might be (3-1). Three very nice starts, but what can you do. You’d really trust him?

Ichiro – 4/5, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SB…Here we go. Now Ichiro is getting on track. Raised his average from .250 to .286.

Brandon Beachy – 6 IP, 2 H, 7:2…Recently dropped him to make roster space for guys coming off the DL (see Ubaldo above). What a mistake!

Martin Prado – 2/4, 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB…Look who else has come to join the BSB! Prado probably did this from your bench as you’ve no doubt been fed up with him. Too talented to keep sucking.

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One response to “04.19.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

  1. Eric 20 April 2011 at 13:59

    Mike, I just wanted to thank you for passing over Josh Johnson in the draft, TWICE. And another thanks for dropping Beachy.

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