Tuesday's roto roundup included a full slate games, highlighted by yet another quality start from a Pirates pitcher.
SP Jeff Karstens, Pittsburgh Pirates - Karstens notched his first win of the season throwing 6 innings vs the slumping Marlins, giving up 3 hits, 2 bbs, 3 Ks and only 1 run. Joe Kerrigan may be the Buccos savior.
C Ryan Doumit, Pittsburgh Pirates - Doumit landed on the DL after breaking his right wrist and will be out 8-10 weeks. Jason Jaramillo will be the Pirates starting catcher going forward, and he some pop.
C Victor Martinez, Cleveland Indians - Martinez went 4-5 with his 5th HR of the season, a 2-run shot, in the Indians 8-7 win over the Royals.
SP Andy Pettitte, New York Yankees - Pettite pitched 7 inings, giving up 9 hits and 2 runs, walking none and striking out none. Pettite is now 2-0 on the season.
RP Joel Hanrahan, Washington Nationals - Hanrahan notched his 2nd straight save, and it was a Mitch Williams-like save. He gave up a walk and a double with no outs, and then got a 2 groundouts and a short fly to CF to seal the win over the Braves.
OF Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers - Braun went 5-5 with 2HRs and 4 RBI in the Brewers loss to the Phillies.
OF Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles - Markakis went 4-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI in the Orioles win over the White Sox. Markakis is now hitting .389 on the season.
1B Aubrey Huff, Baltimore Orioles - Huff went deep twice and drove in 3 runs in the O's win over the White Sox.
RP Jose Valverde, Houston Astros - Valverde took a line drive off his right leg and was noticably limping walking around the mound in the 9th last night. After loading the bases with one out, he struck out James Loney and Russell Martin to nail down the save. Torre must be getting sick of Martin leaving runners on, while Matt Kemp just keeps on hitting. Martin should be hitting in the 7 spot going forward.
SP Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers - Kershaw followed up his 13 K outing last week by giving up 6 runs in 4+ innings, giving up 8 hits, 2 bbs, and K'ing 3.
RP Jason Motte, St. Louis Cardinals - The year's 1st failed closer pitched the last two thirds of the 8th inning of a tie game for the victory. That is very close to closing, isn't it?