Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: June 5, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon reacts to being named one of the most overrated players in baseball by his peers.

The Red Sox ended up beating the A’s 9-8 in 14 innings, but not before closer Jonathan Papelbon blew a 4 run lead in the 9th & was ejected from the game along with C Jason Varitek. It appeared Papelbon bumped the home plate umpire, which could lead to a suspension.

INJURY NEWS

Twins 1B Justin Morneau missed Saturday’s game.

Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal is back on the DL with an oblique injury.

Giants rookie 1B Brandon Belt was placed on the DL with a broken wrist.

Phillies struggling SS Jimmy Rollins left Saturday’s game in the 3rd inning with a bruised kneecap.

Rays 3B Evan Longoria left the game in the 4th inning with pain in his side.  Wonder if he had the steak or fish for dinner?

Reds SP Edinson Volquez will re-join the rotation on Tuesday.

Twins SP Francisco Liriano hopes to return to start on Tuesday.

Orioles 1B Derrek Lee returned to the lineup Saturday and went 2-4 with 2 runs scored.

Angels 2B Howie Kendrick came off the DL Saturday.

The Blue Jays activated 1B Adam Lind on Saturday.

Angels SP Dan Haren had his start pushed from Saturday to Tuesday.

GAME NOTES

Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson ran his record to 7-3 and is now tied for the AL lead in wins after beating Seattle 3-2.  He went 7 1/3 innings and gave up a run on 3 hits with a walk & 4 Ks.

Rangers SP Derek Holland threw a CG SHO in beating the Indians 4-0.  He gave up 5 hits, a walk & 5 Ks.  OF Josh Hamilton went 2-4 with a homer & 2 RBI.

Dodgers OF Matt Kemp hit a game-tying grand slam in the 8th inning as LA beat the Reds 11-8 in 11 innings.  He ended up 3-5 on the day with 2 homers & 6 RBI.  SP Clayton Kershaw  went 6 2/3 innings and gave up 6 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks & 9 Ks.  Cincy 1B Joey Votto went 2-4 with a homer & 3 RBI & was caught stealing.

Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols went 3-4 with 2 homers & 4 RBI including a walk off in the 12th inning of a 5-4 win over the Cubs.

Blue Jays SP Ricky Romero gave up 11 hits and 5 runs in 7 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Orioles.  Baltimore 3B Mark Reynolds went 1-4 with a grand slam.

Pirates SP Charlie Morton went 7 innings giving up 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks & 5 Ks as Pittsburgh beat the Phillies 6-3 and go for the 3 game sweep on Sunday.

Mets rookie SP Dillon Gee improved to 6-0 on the season after shutting out Atlanta 5-0.  He went 7 innings and gave up 4 hits, 2 walks & 2 Ks.

Tigers SP Justin Verlander went 8 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk & 7 Ks and got the win as 1B Miguel Cabrera broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 9th with a 2 run homer.

Diamondbacks SP Joe Saunders threw 7 innings of shutout ball in beating the Nationals 2-0.  He only gave up 2 hits, with 2 walks & 5 Ks.

Astros OF Hunter Pence extended his hitting streak to 16 games to tie his career high.

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