08.03.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Too long of a drive and a 60% chance of showers, so Killboy and I did not go see Bryce Harper. They got the game in and he went 0/2, BB, 2 K, CS. He stinks.

Onto it!

4th and Home Player of the Day: Casey McGehee – 3/4, 3 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI…Had 5 HR coming into this one. Bet he was on your wire or your bench.

The Bats:
Dan Uggla – 2/4, 2 R, HR,  3RBI…Swinging a hot stick, he is simply on fire right now.

Mike Carp – 3/5, 2 R, 2 RBI…In deeper leagues, I’d take a gamble. He was a Mets’ prospect and we all know they trade the best ones away.

Rafael Furcal – 2/3, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI…This will be the start of something. I feel it!

Ryan Raburn – 3/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Remember when I thought he’d be a great buy during the pre-season? Well, he stinks.

Todd Helton – 2/4, R, HR, 3 RBI…At the age of 45, Helton still making good on his contract as he’s earning $60MM this season – or something close.

Ryan Howard – 2/4, R, HR, 4 RBI…Guy has been red hot since the Pence trade, but he always heats up in summer.

Jason Kipnis– 1/2, R, HR, RBI…Four straight with a HR. Worth a flier if you need a MI.

Brett Gardner – 3/5, 4 R, SB…Now on pace for .280/90/6/40/50. I predicted .280/100/5/50/50 back on March 13th, which seems dead on. Not dead on? My Ellsbury prediction.

Derek Jeter – 5/6, 4 R, 2 RBI…Another 5-hit night.

Curtis Granderson – 4/6, 2 R, 5 RBI…MVP! I traded this guy in the pre-season for a draft pick, which turned out to be Dan Haren. Not bad, but I’d rather have Grandy!

Robinson Cano – 3/5, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI…Another solid year. No. 2 2B off the year in 2012. Yep!

J.D. Martinez – 3/4, r, HR, 4 RBI…The AA-prospect finally had a big game, but in that AA-lineup he’s going to struggle.

Delmon Young – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…Delmon showing up! He’ still just 19, so there is time to grow. Oh wait, nevermind. He’s 25. What could’ve been!

Michael Cuddyer – 2/5, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI…Not to be outdone!

Jason Bartlett – 3/4, 2 R, HR, RBI, SB…BSFU!

The Arms:
James Shields
– 7.1/3/1/6:3…Here we go. Back to the guy we all loved that didn’t crap on our ERA and WHIP.

Ryan Vogelsong – 6/5/1/7:3…Cy Young! Cy Young! Cy Young! Yes, he will be drafted WAY too high in 2012.

Matt Garza – 7/4/0/7:2…Pirates shut down again by a Cubs’ pitcher. Garza is averaging a K/IP, which is a great. He pitches for the Cubs, which is not.

Gavin Floyd – 2.1/9/10/2:1…Yeah, he owed money to ARod in one of their illegal poker games.

Luke Hochevar – 7.1/4/1/7:1…Not often I get to talk about him, but this was a nice start against the World Series Champion Orioles.

Ted Lilly – 6/4/1/7:1…If he shuts the Phillies down, time to get him back in your lineup.

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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