Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Carlos Pena:  1/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .221.  I might as well leave Pena's name in the wrapup everyday and just update the home run tally since he hits one everyday. 

Ryan Voglesong:  5 IP 6 H 3 ER 4 BB 6 K with an ERA of 2.09.  We all know this is a fairy tale that will have some very rocky moments the rest of the way.  As they say on Wall Street:  Sell Sell Sell.

Aramis Ramirez:  1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .291.  In other words his eighth home run since I traded this piece of crap.

Jose Reyes:  4/4 with his 29th SB while hitting .349.  Back in the spring when I said to be aggressive in obtaining Reyes due to his contract year motivtion, I never imagined it would be THIS good.  Damn.  Hanley and Tulo who?

Carlos Beltran:  2/5 with his 11th HR while hitting .281.  The only person happier than Beltran about his comeback season is management since they will trade him in about three weeks.

Jason Bay:  1/5 with his 4th HR while hitting .234.  Bay has been one of the bigger mysteries in the game since he went all Nick Markakis and started sucking overnight.  The whole team is hitting so in deeper formats take a shot.

Mark Texeira:  1/5 with his 24th HR while hitting .246.  Texeira has been doing the Pena shuffle (1/4 with a HR) the last few days and for a lot of this season. 

Nick Swisher:  2/4 with his 10th HR while hitting .249.  Swisher is the perfect example of a player who goes through wild swings in production but who always ends up where he should be. 

Zack Greinke:  2 IP 5 H 7 ER 3 BB 0 K with an ERA of 5.63.  Unreal.  I took a lot of abuse last night over this outing since I told everyone and their mother to go out and trade for him.  I still am bullish since his K/BB ratio is in Cliff Lee territory and the WHIP is 1.23 which tells the story of how he is actually pitching well.  No I am serious.  Stop laughing.  Oh I give up.  I will sink or swim with the guy so you cant say I didnt put my money where my mouth was. 

Shane Victorino:  1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .291.  Havent mentioned him much since he really hasnt done much lately.  Thats about it.

Josh Beckett:  6 IP 5 ER with an ERA of 2.20.  Becket has one of the lowest BABIP in baseball and soon that bubble will burst.  Its just a matter of how mad it will be.  Trust me it will happen.  I would capitalize on the first half and get out before the floor falls through.

Cliff Lee:  9 IP 2 H 0 ER 2 BB 5 K with an ERA of 2.66.  Lee is absolutely ridiculous right now.  He still would be getting people out by throwing a beach ball.  As beautiful a display of pitching as I have ever seen over the last month.  Yes I used the word beautiful. 

Matt Holliday:  2/5 with his 10th HR while hitting .332.  The ultimate batting average boost guy.  Holliday has been realy stepping up since Mr. Pujols went down.  Now if only he can show Mr. Berkman how to respond accordingly.

Colby Rasmus:  1/3 with his 7th HR while hitting .261.  The kid has stalled out since a hot start.  At least he and Tony LaRussa are no longer reprising the War Of The Roses in the clubhouse.

JJ Hardy:  1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .303.  Was seeing red when I realized I had Hardy in my lineup and not Alexei Ramirez in Colorado who promptly went out and homered in his first at-bat.  I was seeing for three hours until I saw Hardy responded with a dinger late.  All is right with the world.

Zack Britton:  4 ER in 5.2 IP with an ERA of 3.38.  I NEED OXYGEN!!!!!

Alex Presley:  2/5 with 1 HR  out of the leadoff spot in his debut.  Pick up Presley who will hit for average and run all day with a bit of pop.  Sounds good to me.

Andrew McCutchen:  1/5 with his 11th HR while hitting .283.  Love this guy. Even though he screwed everyone in April, the rest of the package has been stupendous.

Jose Bautista:  1/3 with his 24th HR while hitting .328.  He is good.

Jay Bruce:  1/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .274.  A much better version of Luke Scott, Bruce very well could hit 7 homers in the next 7 days.

Johnny Damon:  2/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .273.  I miss seeing Damon in New York just for the fact that his gorgeous wife no longer graces the local gossip pages. 

Evan Longoria:  1/4 with his 10th HR while hitting .249.  Yup the first round stud we all drooled over is present and accounted for.

David Price:  7.2 IP 6 H 2 ER 1 BB 12 K with an ERA of 3.43.  Damn Price has been firing gems lately.  Great start but the bagel in the win column takes a bit of the luster off in my view.  I know nitpicking.

Ian Kinsler:  2/3 with his 9th HR while hitting .240.  I have both Kinsler and Dustin Pedroia on one of my teams and guess who I started last night?  Yup not this one.

Josh Hamilton:  2/5 with his 10th HR while hitting .297.  Yes it was nightime. 

Mitch Moreland:  2/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .289.  He has been better than people have thought but he seems to be falling into the bin of the extreme first base depth. 

Ted Lilly:  6 ER in 4.2 IP with an ERA of 4.97.  Cut the chord.

Carlos Santana:  1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .225.  The Carlos Pena special.

Kelly Johnson:  2/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .213.  Johnson could very well be on his way to another power run.  That average is frightening though.

Gio Gonzalez:  8 IP 1 H 0 ER 3 BB 9 K with an ERA of 2.38.  If the guy pitched in Boston or New York, the fantasy baseball world would be going ga-ga.  Being on the West Coast though desprives about half the country from seeing how dominant he has been.

Michael Pineda:  6.1 IP 4 H 4 ER 5 BB 5 K with an ERA of 2.65.  I hope he is not getting tired but that is a real possibility.  He wont be shut down however so dont automatically go out and try to sell him.  Watch his next start so you can see which way to proceed.

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