08.02.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Seeing Bryce Harper tonight if the rain holds off. If they play, I am calling for a homer!

Onto it!

4th and Home Player of the Day: Mark Teixeira – 3/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, SB…A BSFU from Teix? What is this world coming to? Besides the terrible average, he has MVP numbers.

The Bats:
Ian Desmond – 2/3, 2 R, HR, 3RBI….Was a nice night during a disappointing season for him.

Brennan Boesch – 3/4, 2 R, HR, RBI…BSFU in the rain. That is STRONG!

Nelson Cruz/Mike Napoli – 4/9, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI…If I told you one of them was batting .264 and the other .294, would you be surprised by the answer?

Garrett Jones – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI…May lose playing time with Ludwick in town.

Alfonso Soriano – 2/5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…19 homers and a DL-stint? Bounceback!

Omar Infante – 3/5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…A 2-homer night from Infante? Might be the last time you’ll see that.

Matt Holliday – 2/5, 3 R, HR, RBI…Target him, but only if you trust Killboy and me after last night’s show.

Ryan Howard – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…Someone loves Hunter Pence.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1/3, R, HR, 2 RBI…First homer in his second game off of Lincecum nonetheless. Wow.

The Arms:
Randy Wells
– 6/5/2/7:1…Shut down a slumping Pirates team.

David Huff – 5/3/0/6:2…Solid since his recall. Check him out.

Ricky Romero – 8/1/1/7:4…Dominating. I grossly underestimate this guy every year.

Homer Bailey – 8/5/1/4:3…Start him again and he will destroy your ERA. I am done with Homer.

Mark Reynolds – 3/5, 2 R, HR, 5 RBI…On pace for a .224/80/35/90/7 season. Did you listen to me?

Phil Hughes – 3-hit SHO/4:0…Gotta love those rain-shortened complete games! I think I would pick him up about now, despite the talk of him moving to the bullpen.

Kyle Kendrick – 8/4/0/7:2…Oswalt who?

Ervin Santana – CG/8/1/7:2…B2B gems.

Hiroki Kuroda – 7/4/0/8:2…Not traded and took it out on the Friars.

Mat Latos – 7/6/1/6:0…Still waiting for his arm to fall off.

Daniel Hudson – 8/6/1/5:1…Take THAT Lincecum!

Tim Lincecum – 7/3/2/8:3…Tough loss for him AND me.

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