07.21.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Pretty light day for games, but enough action to warrant a post. I tell you, it was over 100 again here in the Northeast so it wasn’t easy! 103 tomorrow!

Onto it…

4th and Home Player of the Day: C.J. Wilson – CG/2/0/8:1…A CG loss. That sucks. Know what else sucks? Knowing he was going to have a great year and then having Jesse draft him right before you!

The Bats:
Cameron Maybin
– 4/5, 2 R, 2 SB…9/15 in this series, just one extra base hit but five stolen bases. I’ve been wanting to get excited by this guy since Opening Day 2007. Remember “Strobe Light Honey” by Black Sheep? Yeah, they wrote that song for guys like Maybin, not girls at the club.

Ichiro – 3/4, R, SB…Batting .265 and it’s safe to say the wheels have fallen off. Ichiro is waiver fodder if you ask me.

Jason Heyward – 2/5, R, HR, 3 RBI…J-Hey with another rare homer. I am hoping he’s not falling into the “what if” category, but color me concerned – just don’t color me badd.

Freddie Freeman – 2/5, 2 R, HR, RBI…He remind anyone else of Votto-lite?

Evan Longoria – 2/2, R, HR, RBI…Longo trying to get over .240.

Jhonny Peralta – 3/4, R, HR, 3 RBI…He had cooled for a bit, but had a great night in his final day on my team. Wright is back!

The Arms:
Javier Vazquez
– 4.1/8/5/6:3…So you’ve read me here and there, but you know I despise Vazquez and talked about not buying into him pre-season. Yet, his recent performance tempted you. Well, today he burned you. Cut ties. It’s over. Be strong.

Jered Weaver – 7/7/0/6:2…Weaver continues to dominate. I mean, really. He’s now 13-4 with a 1.81 ERA and 0.95 WHIP.

James Shields – 7.2/6/1/6:3…Big Game James! Rays needed this one and it was a nice bounceback after he got trampled by the Sawx.

C.C. Sabathia – CG/5/2/8:4…Two CG losses in one night. Sabathia has just been fantastic since the middle of June.

Justin Verlander – 8/5/1/9:0…Verlander ups Weaver. Lot of pitches thrown tonight. Just don’t break down, JV!

Ian Kennedy – 7/4/0/5:2…Proving to be Arizona’s Ace.

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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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