Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: May 6, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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The Price is Right...Blue Jays!

Rays SP David Price beat the Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon to remain undefeated against them in his career. He’s now 8-0 lifetime against Toronto. Thursday he went 8 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 0 walks, 0 earned runs, and striking out 10. Also in the game, OF Johnny Damon smacked his 2,600th career hit.

INJURY NEWS

Yankees 3B/DH Eric Chavez fractured his foot legging out a triple against Detroit Thursday afternoon.  AROD was getting the day off to rest, but came in to pinch run.

Yankees SS Derek Jeter left Wednesday’s game with an injured hip.  He says he felt fine today, but manager Joe Girardi erred on the side of caution and gave him a day of rest too.  Speaking of erred…did you see his replacement??

Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton has a bone spur on his elbow.  They are going to try treatment and decide in a few days if he needs to go on the DL.

Astros closer Brandon Lyon has a torn rotator cuff.  Hello Mark Melancon!  FB2K readers were of course already alerted to him in yesterdays post.

Rangers OF Nelson Cruz has been sitting out with an injured quad, he hopes to return to the lineup Saturday.

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz will return from the DL on Friday.

GAME NOTES

Reds SP Homer Bailey, fresh off the DL and making his first start of the season, beat the Reds Thursday afternoon going 6 innings and allowing 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 7 Ks.  Astros SP Brett Myers went 5 2/3 innings and gave up 6 runs on 9 hits.

Red Sox SP John Lackey got shellacked by his old team and lost 11-0.  The Angels knocked him around for 8 runs on 10 hits in just 4 innings of work.  The Red Sox were shut out by Joel Piniero.   Yes THAT Joel Piniero!

Giants SP Jonathan Sanchez went 5 innings, giving up 5 runs, 5 hits, 6 walks, and 6 Ks in a loss to the Mets.

The Yankees were the last AL team to have a 3 game losing streak when they lost to Detroit Thursday.  This was the last meeting between the 2 teams this season.  It’s the first week of May!  Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone BTW!

Cardinals OF Lance Berkman continued to be the fantasy surprise of the season so far.  Thursday Big Puma went 1-2 with a homer and 4 RBI.  He’s hitting .392 with 10 homers and 32 RBIs.  Eduardo Sanchez picked up his 3rd save for St Louis.  Marlins SP Josh Johnson was cruising along until the wheels fell off in the 8th inning.  He ended up with a line of 7 1/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 7 K.

Royals SP Bruce Chen beat the Orioles by going 7 innings and giving up 5 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 5 Ks.  Orioles SP Chris Tillman gave up 8 runs on 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.  Royals stud prospect Eric Hosmer was called up from AAA and will most likely be in the lineup on Friday.  He was hitting .439 in AAA.  1B Kila Ka’aihue was sent down.  Glad I don’t have to spell that name anymore.

A’s SP Brett Anderson threw 9 innings Thursday but was stuck with a ND as their game with the Indians went into extra innings, which Cleveland won 4-3 in 12.  Anderson gave up 7 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks and 5 Ks.

Braves rookie SP Brandon Beachy got a ND against the Brewers in the Braves 2-1 win.  He went 6 innings and gave up 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB & 9 K.  Brewers SP Shaun Marcum went 7 innings giving up 5 hits, 1 run, 1 walk & 8 Ks.  The Brewer batters struck out 15 times in this game.

Phillies SP Roy Halladay helped the Phils complete a 3 game sweep of the Nationals on Thursday.  He went 7 innings, gave up 6 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks and 10 Ks.  He’s now 5-1 on the season with a 0.98 WHIP & 2.19 ERA.  OF Raul Ibanez shook off reports of his rumored demise and went 3-4 with a homer & 2 RBIs.  He has 8 hits in his last 3 games, 5 of them extra base hits.  Nats SP John Lannan gave up 6 runs on 7 hits in 2 innings.  That sure took some of the drama out of the game!

Mariners SP Jason Vargas beat the Rangers going 7 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, 1 run, 2 BBs & 3 Ks.  1B Justin Smoak stayed hot going 3-4 with a solo homer.  In defeat, SP Colby Lewis for Texas threw a CG, giving up 8 hits, 3 runs with 1 walk and 11 Ks.

Rockies closer Huston Street blew a nice start by SP Jason Hammel and a 2-0 lead over the Diamondbacks in the 9th by giving up 2 solo homers sandwiched around 2 strikeouts.  He was replaced in the 9th inning by Matt Reynolds.

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