07.31.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Pence to the Phils, Bourn to the Braves? Yeah, two teams wanting a ring. I love it. That’s what the trade deadline is all about! Gonna love watching the NL East into September this year. And be careful of my Mets who are going to play spoiler this year…

Onto it, friends!

4th and Home Player of the Day: Raul Ibanez – 3/5, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI…All he needed was for Dom to be sent down?

The Bats:
Joey Votto
– 2/4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI…Four HR in the last 6 games, the big stick is back!

Alex Gordon – 2/4, 2 R, HR, RBI…A .302/63/14/58/9 line from Gordon? Yeah, it’s a bounceback since he’s on pace for .300/90/20/90. Very, very nice.

Scott Hairston – 2/2, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…Two HR as a pinch-hitter? We should pinch-hit him every night!

Jason Bourgeois – 1/4, 2 R ,HR, 3 RBI, 2 SB…Goodbye, Bourn. HELLO, BSFU!

Jesus Guzman – 2/4, R, 3 RBI…Hits keep on coming.

Coco Crisp – 2/3, R, RBI, 3 SB…32 steals? Yeah, you’ll take it.

Sean Rodriguez – 3/4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, SB…BSFU! Remember when S-Rod was a big-time prospect?

The Arms:
Johnny Cueto
– 3-hit SHO/6:1…16-straight innings without allowing an earned run. I am still selling.

Ricky Nolasco – 6.1/12/1/4:0…Too many hits. He’s like Gallardo with less Ks.

Jered Weaver – 6.2/4/3/8:1…He battled No.1 and lost.

Justin Verlander – 8/1/0/9:2…Winner…and still champion!

Jordan Zimmerman – 6/7/0/6:1…Jesse hearts Jordan.

Brandon Morrow – 7/6/2/11:2…Why did I start Morrow today against the Rangers? Because every time he gets bombed, he comes right back and throws a gem. That’s why!

Juan Nicasio – 7/5/1/10:2…No Ludwick equals gem.

Brandon McCarthy – 6/8/3/9:0…Quietly with a decent stat line. The Billy Beane magic!

Hellboy – 7/5/1/2:0…Do you remember my Hellboy prediction this pre-season?

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Coming soon…the July Review of my September Stars Series…
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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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