Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: August 3, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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The Captain's Locker

August 2nd is a memorable day for me. For one, because it’s my Mother’s birthday. But the other was because of what happened in 1979. It was the day that Yankee catcher and captain Thurman Munson died in a plane crash. Yankee Stadium plays a great tribute video but I can’t find it on Youtube. None of the tributes I found there really did it justice.


Rockies OF CarGo hopes to return from his wrist injury on Saturday.

In good news/bad news for the Rockies, star SS Troy Tulowitzki left Tuesday night’s game in the 8th inning after injuring the pinky finger on his throwing hand.  He was 0-2 with a walk at that point in the game.

Marlins SS HanRam left Tuesday night’s game with a sprained shoulder.

Dodgers rookie SP Rubby De La Rosa will need Tommy John surgery.  Expect him to miss most if not all of the 2012 season as well.

White Sox 1B Paul Konerko remained out after taking a pitch to the knee over the weekend.

Orioles SP Jake Arrieta is having his next scheduled start on Saturday vs Toronto skipped.  He is dealing with bone spurs on his elbow and his season could be in jeopardy.

Mets SP Johan Santana was scratched from his scheduled rehab start on Thursday due to lingering soreness in his left shoulder.


Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick shutout the Rockies 5-0 going 8 innings and allowing 4 hits and striking out 7.  1B Ryan Howard went 2-4 with 2 solos.

Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano also hit 2 solos going 2-5 in the 11-6 win over the slumping Pirates.  3B Aramis Ramirez went 2-4 with his 20th homer & 4 RBI.  Pittsburgh OF Garrett Jones went 2-4 with 2 homers & 4 RBI. SP Kevin Correia gave up 8 runs on 10 hits in 2 innings.

Blue Jays SP Ricky Romero went 8 innings and allowed a run on 1 hit with 4 walks & 7 Ks in the 3-1 win over the Rays.  Joey Bats hit HR #32.

Nationals SS Ian Desmond went 2-3 with a homer & 3 RBI in the 9-3 win over the Braves.  Derek Lowe gave up 8 runs (7 earned) & 10 hits in 4 innings.

Newly acquired RP Mike Adams gave up a solo shot to Tigers OF Brennan Boesch in the bottom of the 8th inning in the Rangers 6-5 loss to Detroit.  Det C Alex Avila went 2-3 with a homer & 3 RBI.  Texas OF Nelson Cruz returned to the lineup and went 2-5 with a homer & 2 RBI.  SS Elvis Andrus returned as well and went 1-5.  Tigers closer Jose Valverde is now 29/29 on save chances.

Marlins IF Omar Infante went 3-5 & smacked 2 solo homers in the 4-3 comeback win over the Mets.

Reds SP Homer Bailey went 8 innings allowing a run on 5 hits with 3 walks & 4 Ks in beating the worst offense in baseball, the Astros 5-1.  SS Edgar Renteria went 1-4 with a homer & 4 RBI.

Orioles 3B Mark Reynolds went 3-5 with a homer & 5 RBI in the 8-2 win over the Royals.  SP Alfredo Simon killed KC Tuesday night (OK bad pun) allowing a run on 4 hits with a walk & 3 Ks.

Yankees SP Phil Hughes got the win in a rain-shortened 6-0 victory over the White Sox.  He gave up 3 hits & struck out 4.  1B Mark Texeira had a Value Meal with 2 homers, 3 RBIs & a SB.

Angels SP Ervin Santana backed up his no-hitter with another CG, this time beating the Twins 5-1.  He gave up a run on 8 hits with 2 walks & 7 Ks.  1B Mark Trumbo went 1-4 with his 20th HR & 3 RBI.

Cardinals OF Matt Holliday went 2-5 with a solo homer and one of his 3 runs scored won the game in the 11th over the Brewers 8-7.

Indians rookie 2B Jason Kipnis has now homered in 3 straight games.  His Indians lost to the Red Sox 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Dodgers SP Hiroki Kuroda outdueled hard-luck loser Mat Latos in a 1-0 game.  Kuroda went 7 IP allowing 4 hits, 2 walks & 8 Ks to improve to 7-13.  Latos went 7 innings, allowed a run on 6 hits with 0 walks & 6 Ks.  He falls to 5-11.

Diamondbacks SP Daniel Hudson outpitched Giants counterpart Tim Lincecum and Arizona won their 4th straight & tied SF for first place after the 6-1 win.  Hudson went 8 innings allowing a run on 6 hits with a walk & 5 Ks.  OF Paul Goldschmidt hit his first ML HR, going 1-3 with 2 RBI.  Goldschmidt led all minor leaguers this year with 30 homers & 94 RBI.


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