Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: June 2, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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They call him Bruce too. Reds OF Jay Bruce has 9 homers in his last 14 games.

In the Reds 4-3 win over the Brewers, OF Jay Bruce went 1-4 with his NL-leading 17th homer and his NL-leading 45th & 46th RBI. 1B Joey Votto contributed a 3-4 night with a homer & 3 RBI. Could it be back-to-back NL MVPs for the Reds?

INJURY NEWS

Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano was placed on the DL with a quad injury.

Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez is still out with lower back/upper leg pain.  Florida will make a decision on Friday whether to DL him or not if his condition doesn’t improve.

Padres OF Cameron Maybin was placed on the DL.

Cardinals SP Kyle McClellan went on the DL with an injured hip.

Cardinals OF Matt Holliday will go on the DL Thursday with a quad injury.

Angels SP Dan Haren tweaked his back on Wednesday while throwing a bullpen session.  His next start is in jeopardy.  And Al Yankovic lost on Jeopardy, baby.

Mets SS Jose Reyes will return from the bereavement list on Thursday.

Phillies OF Shane “The Flyin Hawaiian” Victorino will come off the DL on Friday.

Rockies rookie SP Juan Nicasio will start Friday vs the Giants.

Rangers SP Matt Harrison will have his Thursday start skipped due to a blister.

GAME NOTES

Rangers SP Colby Lewis went 8 shutout innings giving up 4 hits, 2 walks & 8 Ks in the 3-0 over the Rays.  1B Mike Napoli had a hat trick in the game.  (0-3, 3 Ks).  Tampa Bay SP David Price went 8 innings as well, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits with a walk & 8 Ks.

White Sox 1B Paul Konerko went 3-4 with a homer & 3 RBI to lead Chicago to their 7th straight win in Fenway Park.  The White Sox swept the Red Sox in the 3 game series.

Orioles SP Brian Matusz came off the DL & made his season debut against hard-throwing Seattle rookie SP Michael Pineda.  They both picked up a ND in the Orioles 2-1 win.  Matusz went 5 2/3 allowing a run on 4 hits with 0 walks & 3 Ks.  Pineda went 7 innings, allowing a run on 6 hits with a walk & 7 Ks.

Yankees SP AJ Burnett picked up the win over the A’s 4-2 by going 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks & 5 Ks.  OF Nick Swisher extended his hitting streak to 6 games going 1-3 with a 3-run bomb.

Royals DH Billy Butler went 2-4 and hit a walk-off 2-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the bottom of the 9th & beat the Angels 2-0.

Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera went 1-3 with a homer and 3 RBI in Detroit’s 4-2 win over the Twins.

Indians SP Josh Tomlin tied Boston’s Jon Lester for the AL lead with 7 wins in the 13-9 slugfest over the Blue Jays.  IF Asdrubal Cabrera went 4-6 with 2 runs, 3 doubles, and 3 RBI.  Toronto OF Rajai Davis went 2-4 with 2 runs, his first homer of the season & 4 RBI.  SP Kyle Drabek lasted only 2/3 of an inning and gave up 4 runs on 3 hits with 3 walks.  Scott Camp came in and poured gas on the fire allowing 6 hits and 7 runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Marlins OF Mike Stanton went 3-4 & fell a double short of the cycle hitting a single, triple, homer and driving in 3 runs in Florida’s 6-5 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Rockies SP Ubaldo Jiminez finally picked up his first victory of the season in dominating fashion.  This is more like it!  A CG SHO allowing 4 hits with 0 walks & 7 Ks.

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