06.30.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

4th and Home Player of the Day:

The Bats:
Geovany Soto
– 1/1, R, HR, 3 RBI…Pinch-hit 3-run walk-off home run. Sign of things to come? You’d have to think so.

Pablo Sandoval – 2/6, r, HR, RBI, SB…2nd career BSFU!

Ryan Howard – 2/3, R, HR, 2 RBI…Are him and Teixeira not the exact same player anymore?

Jason Varitek – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…”Idiot.”

Andy Dirks – 2/3, 2 R, HR, RBI, SB…BSFU for the Rook!

Mark Teixeira – 1/4, R, HR, RBI….On pace for 50 bombs. Average stinks. Guy is an anomaly.

Gordon Beckham – 3/3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Maybe I’m the only one that holds out hope for ole Gordo.

Juan Pierre – 3/5, 3 RBI…More RBI in this game than all of last year. I kid, I kid.

Mark Reynolds – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Batting .225. Sheesh, and I think Teix is tough to own with his .250 average…

Nolan Reimold – 2/4, R, HR, 4 RBI…One of my favorite rooks from a few short years ago. Pullin’ for ya, Nolan!

Lance Berkman – 2/5, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…Rough June, but he is on pace for 40/120. Crazy!

The Arms:
Matt Cain
– 7/4/0/6:1…This guy is putting up identical numbers to last year, except he’s allowing fewer homers.

Marcos Mateo – 5/2/0/5:0…Did a nice job replacing the injured Carlos Zambrano after just one inning pitched.

Cole Hamels – 4/2/0/2:0…X-rays negative on his bruised hand. Breathe.

Jon Lester – 7/2/0/5:2…Back on track with a much-needed performance to avoid a Philly sweep.

Justin Verlander – 7/7/1/6:2…More baserunners than innings, but still a solid performance to remain fantasy’s #1 ace.

C.C. Sabathia – 7.2/6/0/13:2…11 wins for him and Verlander. 13 K for Sabathia? Brewers must’ve been busy watching the pinstripes.

Chris Volstad – 7/7/0/0:2…There was a time when he was mixed league worthy. There was a time.

Brian Matusz – 3.1/9/8/2:1…Down to AAA you go with your 8.77 ERA. Ouch. Sleeper turned stinker.

Wandy Rodriguez – 7/4/0/4:3…Career year.

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Be sure to keep a look out for my May recaps of the “September Star” series.
No, I haven’t forgotten…hell, why not just wait for June recaps now.
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If you have any roster or trade questions, feel free to drop me an email at 4thandHome@gmail.com. I should be able to get back to you within 18 hours.

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