Wednesday's roto roundup is highlighted by Johan Santana's dominating outing vs the Phillies, yet the Mets still are having trouble scoring runs for him.
SP, Johan Santana, NYM-Santana struck out 10 Phillies in 7 innings of work, allowing just 2 hits and 3 walks in beating the Phils 1-0. The Mets only got 2 hits themselves and their run scored on an error. Is Jerry Manuel that much better than Willie Randolph?
1B, Jorge Cantu, FLA-Jorge "You" Cantu stop him, you can only hope to contain him!!! Well, the Braves couldn't stop him, as Cantu went 3 for 4 with his 8th HR and 5 RBI, giving him 30 on the season.
3B, Mark DeRosa, CLE-the Cubs have to be kicking themselves for trading Derosa and signing Milton Bradley at this point. Derosa hit his 6th HR and now has 21 RBI. Bradley may reach those stats by the end of June the way he is hitting. I have him in two leagues, including UBA....sigh.
OF, Ryan Braun, MILW-Braun hit a grand slam, his 6th HR of the season, and drove in 6 runs in the Brewers shellacking of Bronson Arroyo and the Reds.
3B, Adrian Beltre, SEA-Beltre drove in his 12th run of the season and stole his 2nd base. He is hitting only .204 on the season. Not a good start for the pending free agent, but I am sure Scott Boras will pull out the 2004 playbook on some team. I am sure he can help some team come the trade deadline.
2B, Aaron Hill, TOR-Hill hit his 7th HR and drove in 3, giving him 27 on the season, in the Blue Jays 13-0 romp over the Angels. Hill had 3 hits raising his average to .366. Can he keep this up?
1B, Todd Helton, COL-Helton seems to be healthy this season, and he is raking like it's 2004. He is hitting .360 on the season after hitting his 3 HR of the season last night. The HR was one of 3 hits on the night for Helton.
OF, Justin Upton, ARI-Upton took Jake Peavy deep for a 2-run HR and hit a solo shot later in the game. Upton has started to hit of late, and Bob Melvin hit his hottest hitter in the 3rd slot in the lineup. Maybe this will spark the D-Backs offense?
SP, Jake Peavy, SD-Peavy was out-dueled by Jon Garland, but not before striking out 12 D-Backs in 7 innings of work. It won't be long before we start hearing Jake Peavy trade rumors.
SP, Jon Garland, ARI-Garland won his 3rd game of the season, blanking the Padres for 7 innings.
SP, Clayton Kershaw, LAD-Kershaw earned his 1st win of the season, and the Dodgers 13th straight home win, setting a new MLB record. Kershaw limited the Nationals to 1 run, on 4 hits, 3 BBs and struck out 5. He now has 34 K's in 33 IP, not bad for a 21-year old.