Sunday's roto round up is highlighted by yet another blown save by Phillies closer Brad Lidge, and a broken bat HR by Mark Teixeira.
CL, Brad Lidge, PHI-Lidge blew a save for the second day in a row on Sunday. He now has 4 blown saves this season, and roto owners should be quick to pick up Ryan Madsen, even though Phils manager Charlie Manuel stated Lidge is still his closer. But for how long?
CL, Joel Hanrahan, WAS-Hanrahan saved his 5th game of the season on Sunday. He struck out two in his inning of work. The days where Kip Wells and Julian Tavarez close games in Washington are over.
1B, Mark Teixeira, NYY-I watched some of this game, and saw Teixeira hit a HR about 8 rows deep in LF. The amazing part about the HR was that Tex broke his bat on the swing, the barrel of the bat went to 3B, and Phillies LFer Raul Ibanez started in on the ball. Misread, or did the Yankee Stadium winds take it?
C, Joe Mauer, MIN-Eric and I keep writing about Mauer, and with good cause. Mauer hit an absolute bomb in the 1st inning vs the Brewers on Sunday night, his 10th HR in 78 ABs.
OF, Adam Dunn, WAS-I am glad I traded for Dunn as he has not disappointed. He hit 2 HRs and drove in 6 runs in Sunday's win over the Orioles. Dunn now has 13 HRs and 39 RBIs on the season.
Florida Marlins-the Marlins are on the cusp of another fire sale after owner Jeff Loria asked for substantive changes to the team. Look for Dan Uggla, Jorge Cantu, or Jeremy Hermida to be dealt.
SP, Chris Young, SD- Young won his 4th game of the season, throwing 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 strikeouts. The Padres won their 9th game in a row, and swept the Cubs.
Chicago Cubs-the day is near when Cubs manager goes berzerk. I say by Wednesday this Wednesday he flips out. The Cubs have been a big disappointment this year when guys like Derrek Lee, Geovany Soto, Milton Bradley and Mike Fontenot underperforming their expectations.
SP, Dontrelle Willis, DET-Willis followed up his first win of the season with another solid outing in a loss to the Rockies. He gave up 3 runs in 6 2/3rd innings, on 7 hits, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts.
C, Brian McCann, ATL-McCann hit 2 HRs and drove in 4 in the Braves 10-4 win over the Blue Jays. McCann is hitting .396 in 14 games since switching to the glasses.
SP, Jair Jurrjens, ATL-Can we call Jurrjens an ace yet? Jurrgens threw 6 innings of 2 run ball, giving up 8 hits and 2 walks. Jurrjens doesn't get much press, but he continues to throw quality start after quality start. He has given up 2 runs or less in his last 6 starts.