Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: June 12, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Good Times for Curtis Granderson and the Yankees on Saturday

Curtis Granderson was Dynamite! on Saturday going 1-4 and tying Joey Bats for the ML HR lead with 20. 1B Mark Teixeira went 1-3 with a solo, his 19th. AROD also homered, and was pegged with a pitch for his efforts. Seems like pitchers aren’t taking too kindly to all the homers the Yankees hit. SP Bartolo Colon picked up the win going 6 2/3 scoreless innings and gave up only 2 hits with a walk & 6 Ks in the 4-0 victory over the Indians. He left in the 7th after straining his hamstring covering 1B on Shin-Soo Choo’s grounder to first.  His 3.10 is the best of any starting pitchers on the team.

INJURY NEWS

The Braves placed OF Martin Prado on the DL with a knee injury.

Giants 2B Freddy Sanchez injured his shoulder and went on the DL.

Yankees C Russell Martin missed Saturday’s game as he continues to deal with back problems.

Twins 1B Justin Morneau remained out with a wrist injury.

The Padres are hoping OF Cameron Maybin will return from the DL on Monday.

Tigers OF Magglio Ordonez should come off the DL Monday.

GAME NOTES

Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow lasted 4 1/3 innings and gave up 9 runs on 10 hits to the red hot Red Sox.  2B Dustin Pedroia has been on fire since he received the positive prognosis on his knee.  He went 3-5 with 2 runs, 2 doubles, and 3 RBI in Boston’s 16-4 laugher.  It was so bad even C Jason Varitek contributed.  Wait what?  Tek went 2-3 with a homer, 3 runs, and 4 RBI in their 8th straight win.

Twins SP Scott Baker evened his record at 4-4 with a CG victory over the Rangers 8-1.  He gave up 5 hits, a run, 0 walks & 7 Ks.  OF Delmon Young may finally be on the verge of breaking out, going 3-4 with a double & 2 RBI.  Texas SP Colby Lewis got one out in the second inning before being yanked.  He gave up 6 runs on 7 hits.

Reds SP Mike Leake outdueled Giants ace Tim Lincecum in the Reds’ 10-2 win.  Leake went 8 scoreless innings, giving up 4 hits, a walk & 8 K.  The Freak lasted 4 innings and gave up 7 runs on 7 hits with 4 walks and only 1 K.  The Giants signed IF Bill Hall.

Phillies SP Cliff Lee raised his record to 6-5 by beating the slumping Cubs 7-1.  He went 8 innings and gave up a run on 4 hits with 2 walks & 7 Ks.  2B Chase Utley went 2-5 with a double and his 2nd homer of the season with 4 RBI.

Tigers SP Max Scherzer improved to 8-2 on the season by beating the Mariners 8-1.  He went 7 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits with 2 walks & 4 Ks.  OF Austin Jackson went 3-5 with 2 triples, a run, and 2 RBI.  Seattle rookie SP Michael Pineda gave up 6 runs on 8 hits in 5 1/3 innings.  He walked 1 and struck out 4.

Braves rookie SP Mike Minor was called up to make the start on Saturday.  He got a ND after going 6 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks & 4 Ks.  Opposing rookie SP Jordan Lyles also got a ND by going 6 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits with 2 walks & 5 Ks.  The 20 year old is the youngest player in the major leagues.  Atlanta picked up it’s 5th straight win 6-3 when C Brian McCann hit a 3 run homer in the top of the 10th inning off of Astros RP Brandon Lyon.  Lyon didn’t get an out in the 10th giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and a walk.  It was his second appearance since coming off the DL and the second time he’s given up a homer.  Mark Melancon looks safe as the closer for now. Houston OF Hunter Pence returned to the lineup and went 2-5 with 2 doubles & an RBI.  He now has a career high 22 game hitting streak.

Mets SP RA Dickey got a CG loss in the Pirates’ 3-2 victory.  He gave up 3 runs on 8 hits with 2 walks & 4 Ks.  OF Jason Bay returned to the Mets’ lineup going 1-4 with 2 Ks.

Rays OF Ben Zobrist went 4-6 with 3 doubles, a triple, and 4 RBI in the 7-5 11-inning victory over the Orioles.  Baltimore 3B Mark Reynolds went 2-5 with 2 homers & 3 RBI. Tampa OF Matt Joyce returned to the lineup and went 0-5.

Brewers SP Zack Grienke gave up 3 runs on 7 hits with 0 walks & 9 Ks in 7 innings as they beat the Cardinals 5-3.  STL SP Chris Carpenter fell to 1-6 after giving up 5 runs and 5 hits in 6 innings.

White Sox SP John Danks improved to 2-8 after winning his 2nd straight start 3-2 over the A’s.  He went 7 2/3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks & 4 Ks.  Oakland SP Gio Gonzalez gave up 7 walks along with 5 hits and 3 runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Diamondbacks SP Ian “Mister” Kennedy went 8 innings and allowed 5 runs on 8 hits with a walk & 9 Ks in the 9-5 win over the Marlins.  Florida SP Javier Vazquez gave up 7 runs on 7 hits in 3 2/3 innings with 3 walks & 6 Ks.

Dodgers 2B Aaron Miles went 4-4 with a double, 2 runs & 2 RBI in the 11-7 win over the Rockies.  LA sent OF Jerry Sands to AAA.  OF Matt Kemp returned from his hamstring injury that relegated him to hitting a PH HR Friday night.  He went 1-4 with a double.

Padres 1B Anthony “Jerky” Rizzo went 2-4 with a double and his first major league home run, a solo shot, in the 2-1 loss to the Nationals.

Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 1-3 with his first major league homer in the 7-5 loss to the Angels.  KC sent IF Mike Aviles to AAA.  LA IF Alberto Callaspo left the game with a pulled hammy in the 7th inning after going 0-3.

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