Easter Sunday was a day for pitching gems. Here are some highlights from Sunday's MLB action:
Johan Santana-Santana struck out 13 Marlins in 7 innings of work on Sunday, but he took the lsoss after Daniel Murphy's misplayed flyball led to two runs, and that's all they needed behind Josh Johnson who also pitched a gem. Johnson threw a complete game, giving up 1 run on 5 hits, while striking out 7.
Aaron Harang-Harang gave up only 3 hits and struck out 9 in a complete game win vs. the Pirates. Will we see the 2007 Harang or the 2008 Harang in 2009?
Evan Longoria-he went 3-5 with 2 RBI and his league leading 5th HR in the Rays 11-3 drubbing of the Orioles. Can he win a HR title?
Dexter Fowler-Fowler went 2-5 with his 2nd HR of the season in the Rockies 7-5 loss to the Phillies. Fowler may push OFer Seth Smith to the bench for good if he continues to hit like this.
Chase Utley-Utley went 2-3 with 3 runs scored, 2 RBI, his first HR of the season, and he tossed in another SB to boot. Eric made a good call retaining him in UBA this year. This guy is money.
Erik Bedard-Bedard shut out the A's for 8 1/3 innings, giving up only 3 hits, 1 BB, while striking out 7. He will be a highly sought after SP come the trade deadline.
Tim Lincecum-Lincecum struggled for the 2nd straight start, giving up 4 runs on 10 hits and 3 BBs while striking out 5 in 5 1/3 innings. Last year's Cy Young award winner is disappointing many fantasy/roto owners so far this year.
Kyle Lohse-Lohse thre a complete game shutout against division rival Astros. He held the Astros to 3 hits and struck 4, while earning his 2nd win of the season. And I thought I made a good deal getting a 2nd round pick for him in UBA.