Tuesday's roto roundup is highlighted by some dominant performances by Edinson Volquez and Joba Chamberlain.
SP, Joba Chamberlain, NYY-Joba k'd 12 in a loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Very impressive after giving up 4 runs in the first inning. Maybe this outing will silence the critics who want him in the bullpen.
2B, Alberto Callaspo, KC-Callaspo continues to hit the ball real hard. He went 2 for 3, with a double, HR and 2 RBI. He is now hitting .388.
RP, Julian Tavarez, WAS-Well, Tavarez's life as a closer was short lived. He pitched 1/3rd of an inning and proceeded to give up 3 runs on 2 hits and a walk. This after giving up 2 runs in his last outing.
OF, Elijah, Dukes, WAS-Dukes hit his 4th HR of the season, drove in 2 runs, and stole his 2nd base of the season. He is having a breakout season so far and making it very easy for the Nats to forget about Lastings Milledge.
C, Benjie Molina, SF-Molina hit his 5th HR of the season, and now has 23 RBI on the season. He is picking up where he left off last season.
SP, Brett Cecil, TOR-in his major league debut, Cecil gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits in 6 innings, and striking out 6. Cecil will be all the rage of chats this week I am sure.
OF, Adam Lind, TOR- Lind hit his 6th HR and drove in 5 runs on Tuesday night. He is now hitting .333 on the season. Lind is hitting like most experts thought he could in 2009.
SP, Rick Porcello, DET-Porcello shutout the Twins for 7 innings, giving up only 4 hits, 3 BBs, and 3 K's on his way to his 2nd win of the season.
1B, Miguel Cabrera, DET-Cabrera hit his 7th HR fof the season, and drove in 4 runs, running his RBI total to 22. Oh, and he's hitting .406 on the season. Will this be the year he goes all Pujols on the AL?
SP, Edinson Volquez, CIN-Volquez threw his second straight dominant start, shutting out the Marlins for 8 innings, striking out 7, walking 4 while allowing just 3 hits. With Harang, Cueto and Volquez, do the Reds have the top 1-3 starting rotation in the NL?
SS, JJ Hardy, MILW-Hardy broke out of his season long slump with 3 hits and 4 RBI. I would still take him over Troy Tulowitzki.
OF, Shane Victorino, PHI-Victorino went 4 for 5 with 3 runs scored, 3 RBI, and his 4th HR of the season. He now has 19 RBI on the season, 1 less than Ryan Howard.
SP, Brett Myers, PHI-Myers won his 2nd game of the season, benefitting from the 10 runs his teammates scored for him. In doing so, he gave up 2 more HRs, and struck out only 1. He has now given up 10 HRs in 37 innings this year, not good for a SP pitching in CBP.