Saturday's roundup features plenty of afternoon action in MLB highlighted by the Indians record-setting 2nd inning at Yankee Stadium. There have been 17 HRs hit at the new Yankees Stadium in the first 3 games, and average of 5+ HRs per game. The new Yankee Stadium is on pace for 400 HRs!! This stadium makes Coors Field look like CitiField.
Asdrubal Cabrera - Cabrera hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning, and went 4-6 with 5 RBI and 3 runs scored. The Indians chased Chin-Meng Wang in the 2nd inning.
Chien-Ming Wang - He gave up 8 hits, 8 runs, including a 3 run HR to Shin-Soo Choo. His ERA ballooned to 34+. Does anyone else think he is injured?
Mark DeRosa - Derosa went 4-7 with 6 RBI and 2 runs scored vs the Yankees on Saturday. The Indians stole him from the Cubs in my opinion.
Ian Snell - Snell pitched 7 shutout innings vs the Braves, giving up 4 hits, 3 BBs, and striking out only 3. The low strikeouts are a bit of a disappointment, but Snell owners have to be happy with this performance. I think Joe Kerrigan will do wonders for that Bucco pitching staff this year.
Craig Monroe - Monroe hit 2 3-run HRs vs the Braves in a spot start in RF yesterday. He could see more playing time should Brandon Moss slump.
Joel Hanrahan - Hanrahan blew another save opportunity vs the Marlins, giving up a 3-run HR to Jeremy Hermida. He has not started the year off very well, and could lose his job as the Nationals closer should he blow a few more saves.
Jeremy Hermida - Hermida hit 2 3-run HRs vs. the Nationals on Saturday. He hit the game tying HR off of Joel Hanrahan, and another to win the game in the 11th inning of of Will Ledezma. He went 3-6 with 3 runs scored and 6 RBI. Maybe 2009 will be his breakout year.
Manny Ramirez - Manny finally hit his first two HRs off the season off of Rockies starter Aaron Cook. He was approaching his longest homerless drought to start the season coming into the game on Saturday.
Andre Ethier - Ethier benefited from hitting 2nd in front of Manny Ramirez on Saturday as he also hit 2 HRs, going 2-5 with 4 RBI. Maybe Torre should re-think hitting Manny 3rd?
Brad Lidge - Lidge blew his first save of the season and first after saving 53 in a row. Lidge gave up 4 runs, 3 of which came on a HR from Kevin Kouzmanoff. The Phillies had have the best bullpen in the majors in 2008, but Ryan Madsen and Lidge have blown leads the past two nights vs the Padres. Did Anyone expect the Padres to be 9-3 at this point? I didn't think so.
Tim Lincecum - Well, Lincecum owners can breathe a sigh of relief as he held the Diamondbacks to 5 hits over 8 innings, striking out 13 batters in the process.
Zack Greinke - Greinke threw a complete game shutout at Texas, allowing 7 hits while striking out 10. He is now 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA. He now has 34 straight shutout innings. He is helping Kansas City fans forget the season the Chiefs had in 2008.
Wandy Rodriguez - WandyRod won his first game of the season, giving up only 2 hits in 7 innings vs the Red and striking out a season high 10 batters.
Paul Konerko - The former Dodger went 3-5 with a HR and 3 RBI on Saturday as the White Sox beat Scott Kazmir and the Rays. Teammate Carlos Quentin also homered.