Daily Scoring Drought Scorecard: 14 games
Teams Shutout: 1
Teams w/1 run scored: 5
Teams w/2 runs scored: 6
Teams w/ 3 runs scored: 3
Teams w/ > 3 runs scored: 13
Giants catcher Buster Posey was injured last night in a collision at home plate. He had to be carried off the field as he could not put pressure on his left leg. The Giants website states that he suffered an ankle injury. Should he be placed on the DL, Eli Whiteside becomes the Giants full time catcher, for those of you in two catcher leagues.
Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford had his best game as a Red Sox yesterday as he went 4-4 with a HR, 3 run and 2 RBIs. This effort raised his triple slash line to .229-.264-.335 with 3 HRs, 16 RBIs and 7 SBs. He is still underperforming expectations by a wide margin, but he has 3 multi-hit games in his last 7 games.
Crawford's teammate Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-4, with 2 walks, a run, an RBI and a SB yesterday. For the season, he is hitting .295-.358-.435 with 4 HRs, 23 RBIs and 17 SBs, which leads the majors. Ellsbury is having an excellent bounce back season in 2011 after his injury-filled 2010 season.
Red Sox starter Jon Lester shutout the Indians for 6 innings, limiting them to just 3 hits and a walk and striking out 7 to win his 7th game of the season. He has a 3.35 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and a solid 70-27 K/BB rate. His K/9 rate has dropped by almost one strikeout per nine thus far, and his HR/FB rate is up around 16%, so he has been a bit unlucky with the flyballs ending up in the stands, so his ERA could drop a bit from here should he limit the longball.
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Pirates utility guy Steven Pearce went 3-5 with a HR and 2 RBIs yesterday. In 50 at bats, he is hitting .300-.345-.400 with a HR and 7 RBIs. He's not fantasy relevant unless Lyle Overbay gets injured.
Braves starter Mike Minor held the Pirates to one run in 5+ innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 walks and striking out 5. Shouldn't the Braves keep him up till Brandon Beachy returns, rather than bringing up Julio Teheran again?
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira went 1-5 with a HR and 2 RBI on Wednesday afternoon. He is hitting just .253-.363-.517 with 13 HRs and 32 RBIs. He is on pace for 44 HRs, and he just might do it in Yankee Stadium.
Speaking of home runs, Yankees outfielder Andruw Jones went 3-3 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs yesterday. He now has 4 HRs and 7 RBIs in 50 at bats, yet he is striking out in 33% of his at bats thus far.
Brewers starter Zack Greinke won his 3rd game of the season, as he held the Nationals to 3 runs in 7 innings, giving up 6 base runners and striking out a season high 10. His ERA of 5.79 does not begin to tell you how well he has pitched since coming off the DL. Coming into Wednesday's start, Greinke had an FIP of 2.91 and an xFIP of 1.47. He is striking out about 12 batters per nine and walking less than one batter per nine.
Why couldn't Prince Fielder drive in runs like this last year when I owned him? Fielder went 2-2 with a walk and 4 RBIs yesterday. For the season, he is hitting .285-.380-.548 with 11 HRs and 41 RBIs. He is on pace for 133 RBIs this season. If he keeps this up, he will be in line for a very large contract in the offseason.
I haven't written about Erik Bedard much this season, but he is having a great bounce back season in 2011. He shutout the Twins, who doesn't, for 6 innings, giving up 7 base runners and striking out 4. For the season, he is 3-4 with a 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and a 45-18 K/BB rate.
Although he has missed some time to injury, Twins outfielder Delmon Young is not building on his solid 2010 season this year. He is hitting just .216-.255-.275 with a HR and 10 RBIs. Maybe he will get hot, but this Twins team seems cursed this year.
C.J. Wilson held the White Sox to one run in 6+ innings on Wednesday, giving up just 5 base runners and striking out 5. He is now 5-3 with an excellent 3.25 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with a 65-23 K/BB rate. Wilson is building upon his solid 2010 season thus far in 2011.
Mat Latos had his best outing of the season, holding the Cardinals to just one run in 8 innings, giving up 6 hits, striking out 7 and walking none. He lowered his ERA to 4.08 with the solid effort. Fantasy owners are hoping he can build upon this outing going forward and be the Mat Latos we saw in 2010.
I wrote about Albert Pujols a few days ago, and am wondering if we will eventually see him start hitting better this season or not. He went 0-4 on Wednesday and is hitting just .260-.330-.427 with 8 HRs and 26 RBIs. He's had months where he has hit 8 HRs and 26 RBis, I am sure, but if I were a Pujols owner, I would be worrying if age and injury has caught up with King Albert.
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp went 3-4 with a HR and an RBI on Wednesday, and is now hitting .317-.395-.561 with 12 HRs, 34 RBIs and 12 SBs so far. He is on pace for a 38-41 season which could rank him as the #1 or #2 pick in 2012 drafts.
Marlins outfielder Mike Stanton went 4-6 with 4 RBIs last night and is now hitting .275-.349-.575 with 11 HRs, 28 RBIs and a 46-15 K/BB rate in 153 at bats this season.