Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: June 20, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Even Mr. Hyde couldn't stop the Marlins from losing again.

On Sunday the Florida Marlins named Brandon Hyde as their interim manager.  He took the place of Edwin Rodriguez who resigned.  Unfortunately, the Marlins losing streak continued as they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 to extend their losing streak to 10 games.  They are now 1-18 in June.  Tampa SP James Shields threw his 2nd straight CG, and his major league leading 5th this season.  He allowed a run on 4 hits with 0 walks & 10 Ks.  Adding to the story on Sunday night the Marlins named Jack McKeon the new manager.  He was the skipper the last time the Marlins won the World Series.  He may have also been the skipper the last time the Cubs won a World Series.  Him or Charlie Manuel I guess.

If you’re too lazy to read all the news you can skip to the end of the article and watch Brian Collins’ summary video.

INJURY NEWS

Astros closer Brandon Lyon is out for the season after bicep surgery

Red Sox OF Carl Crawford was placed on the DL after a hamstring injury.

Red Sox SP Clay Buckholz was put on the DL with a strained lower back.  Andrew Miller was called up from AAA to take his spot in the rotation.

Brewers SP Shaun Marcum has a left flexor strain, but is hoping to make his next start.

Astros OF Hunter Pence is dealing with a left elbow strain and is day to day.

More drama in Miami…Marlins OF Chris Coughlan, originally rumored to have been sent to AAA is now reportedly going on the DL with a knee injury.

GAME NOTES

Reds SP Bronson Arroyo went 8 innings allowing only an Aaron Hill solo shot in beating the Blue Jays 2-1.  He gave up 5 hits with a walk & 5 Ks.

Angels rookie SP Tyler Chatwood went 7 scoreless innings in beating the Mets 7-3.  He allowed 4 hits with 4 walks & 4 Ks to even his record at 4-4.  OF Vernon Wells went 3-4 with a homer & 3 RBI.  Mets SP Jon Niese lasted only 4 innings and gave up 5 runs on 8 hits.

44 year old Red Sox SP Tim Wakefield went 8 innings and allowed 3 runs on 3 hits with a walk & 6 Ks in the 12-3 win over the Brewers.  Milwaukee SP Yovani Gallardo gave up 9 hits & 8 runs (5 earned) in just 3 innings.

Orioles 3B Mark Reynolds went 3-4 with his 12th homer in Baltimore’s 7-4 win over the Nationals.  This game matched up 2 opposing starting pitchers with the longest last names ever….Tom Gorzelanny & Chris Jabouskas.

Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols left Sunday’s game with a sprained wrist and bruised shoulder after a collision at first base.  He was 3-3 with his 17th homer at the time.  STL went on to win 5-4 on a Skip Schumaker walk-off.

Astros SP Bud Norris went 6 shutout innings of 1 hit ball walking only 1 & whiffing 5, but picked up a ND in Houston’s 1-0 win over the Dodgers.  LA SP Hiroki Kuroda also had a ND after going 7 scoreless giving up 3 hits with 2 walks & 6 Ks.

Mariners SP Jason Vargas threw a CG SHO in beating the Phillies 2-0.  He gave up only 3 hits with 2 walks & 6 Ks.  Philly SP Cole Hamels fell to 9-3 with the loss, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits in 6 1/3 innings with 0 walks & 6 Ks.

White Sox SP Phil Humber improved to 7-3 by beating the Diamondbacks 8-2.  He went 7 2/3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits with a walk & 5 Ks.

A’s SP Trevor Cahill got back on track in beating the Giants 2-1 & completing the 3 game sweep.  He went 8 innings allowing a run on 5 hits with a walk & 7 Ks.  SF SP Matt Cain picked up a ND going 7 innings and allowing a run on 3 hits with 0 walks & 5 Ks.  Oakland backup C Landon Powell hit his first major league homer, a solo blast in the bottom of the 8th off of SF RP Jeremy Affeldt to break the 1-1 tie.

Tigers SP Justin Verlander threw his 2nd CG of the week in beating the Rockies 9-1.  He gave up a run on 4 hits with 0 walks & 5 Ks.  OF Brandon Boesch went 3-4 with his 10th homer of the season, a solo shot.

Twins IF Alexi Casilla went 1-4 with his 1st homer of the season in the 5-4 win over the Padres.  Minn SP Francisco Liriano had a ND but went 7 innings allowing 3 runs on 8 hits with 2 walks & 8 Ks.

Braves SP Jair Jurrjens improved to 9-3 in beating the Rangers 4-2.  He went only 5 1/3 innings and allowed a run on 7 hits with 2 walks & 4 Ks.  Rangers SP Alexi Ogando fell to 7-2 going 5 innings and allowing 3 runs on 5 hits with 1 walk & 3 Ks.

Indians rookie Cord Phelps hit his first major league homer in the 5-2 victory over the Pirates.  The 3 run shot came in the bottom of the 11th inning and completed the 3 game sweep over Pittsburgh.  He was 2-5 with a double as well for the game.

Yankees SP CC Sabathia improved to 9-4 on Sunday Night Baseball with the 10-4 win over the Cubs.  He went 7 innings allowing 4 runs on 8 hits with a walk & 3 Ks.  The news is improving on SP Phil Hughes, currently rehabbing in the minors.  His last outing had him clocked as high as 95 MPH & he struck out 7 batters in 4 innings.  They are hoping he can return in around 2 weeks.

And now…to Mr. Collins…..

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