04.25.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

The Bats:
Chris Coghlan – 3/4, 3 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, BB…”The Mighty Kong has awoken!” Must have had a Freaky Friday experience with Mike Stanton. Switch back already!

Jerry Sands – 3/4, RBI, SB…4 doubles in 8 games? That is like 80 doubles in a full season! (And 40 steals to boot) So I like the Sandsman. Sue me.

Jose Bautista – 1/2, R, HR, RBI, 2 BB…Why even pitch to this guy? He’s up to 8 ding dongs and I think 40 is in the bag.

Ryan Braun – 2/5, R, HR, RBI, SB…Again filling up the box score. 8 HR and torching pitching right now.

Brandon Phillips – 3/4, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB…Moved to the clean-up spot and he had a huge night. His value increases if he stays there.

Jay Bruce – 1/4, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB, SB…Moved to the two-hole, Bruce responded as he also filled up the box score.

Drew Stubbs – 3/5, 2 R, 2 SB…4 HR and 8 SB now – on pace for a 30/50 campaign.

Ryan Ludwick – 2/6, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…I keep wanting to see that Ludwick is producing after games like this and then the box score shows his average STILL under .200. Blech.

The Arms:
Paul Maholm – 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 8:2…Maholm earned his first win of the season showcasing why the Pirates took him 8th overall in the 2003 draft. How’d that work out for them?

Phil Humber – 7 IP, H, 5:2…Humber quieted the Yankee bats, but let it be known the boys were out very late last night discovering why Miss Davis was able to drive around in a very nice car on a teacher’s salary. The Mets took Humber 3rd overall in the 2004 draft. How’d that work out for THEM?

A.J. Burnett – 8 IP, 3 H, ER, 2:2…Outdueled by the Humbernator.

Ricky Nolasco – 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4:2…Maybe this is the year reality equals saber-ity.

Jon Garland – 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4:1…Maybe it’s about time to start looking at Dodger pitchers like we do Padre pitchers.

Colby Lewis – 5 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3:4…I hate you, Colby Lewis. Go back to Japan.

Matt Garza – 6 IP, 3 H, ER (5 R), 7:1…He continues to produce really bizarre stat lines. If your league doesn’t count unearned runs, you’re fine.

Chris Narveson – 2.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2:1…I think the Narveson Experiment is over.

Ian Kennedy – SHO, 3 H, 10:0…I don’t know what to say after dogging him for so long…

Cliff Lee – 7 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 12:1…Another great K performance, but the 2 HR killed him – so did Ian Kennedy’s first career SHO.

Derek Lowe – 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 8:3…Lowe has actually been pretty decent this year and has been overlooked by a lot of people.

Jered Weaver – SHO, 7 H, 10:1…Dominance is actually spelled W-E-A-V-E-R. Now 6-0/0.99/0.79/49:10 in 45.2 innings.

2 responses to “04.25.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

  1. Jesse P. 26 April 2011 at 08:03

    On Kennedy – ANYONE could go out and shut down the Phillies right now. They are as lost as I’ve seen them at the plate the past 5 years. I wouldn’t put that much stock in Kennedy’s performance.

  2. Pingback: 04.30.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes « Fantasy Baseball and Football Advice for the Soul

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