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Roto Roundup: Francisco Liriano Throws a No-No, Andre Ethier Extends Hit Streak to 29 Games

Before I get to the Roundup, here are some MiLB highlights from Tuesday night:

Phillies outfield prospect Domonic Brown went 1-4 with a double and a strikeout and is hitting .222 since coming off the DL last week.

Reds outfield prospect Yonder Alonso went 1-3 with 2 walks and a SB and is hitting .298 with 3 HRs, 10 RBIs and 4 SBs.

Reds catching prospect Devin Mesoraco went 1-5 with a walk and is hitting .307-.404-.520 with 3 HRs and 12 RBIs with a 18-12 K/BB rate.

Nationals prospect Bryce Harper went 2-5 with a run scored and his 5th SB. He is hitting .358-.453-.679 for the season. He should be promoted soon, I would imagine.

Angels prospect Mike Trout went 3-4 with a run scored and a SB, and is hitting .294 with 4 HRs, 9 RBIs and 4 SBs.

Anthony Rizzo went 3-4 with a HR and 3 RBIs and is hitting .398 with 8 HRs and 36 RBIs. He hasn't gone through a slump yet has he?

Now onto the MLB top performers from Tuesday night:

Twins starter Francisco Liriano threw a no-hitter on Tuesday night, in what could have been his last start for awhile. He walked 6 and struck out 2, while throwing 123 pitches in the game. He was Fake Teams Fantasy Player of the Day.

More after the jump:

Phillies starter Cole Hamels threw a complete game 5-hitter on Tuesday night. Remember when you were a kid when that was commonplace? Don Sutton threw a complete game 6 hitter. Steve Carlton threw a complete game 4 hitter. We heard it all  the time. Well, not so much anymore, unless your name is Roy Halladay. Anyway, Hamels held the Nationals to one run on 5 hits, a walk and 6 strikeouts in winning his 4th game of the season. He lowered his ERA to 2.66 and his WHIP to 1.10, and has given up just 4 runs in his last 3 starts, covering 24 innings.

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 1-4 with a strikeout in his first game from the DL. He will get it going shortly.

Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind went 2-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI and is hitting .292-.328-.469 with 5 HRs and 23 RBIs. Lind has started the season off well, after a bad season in 2010.

Tigers second baseman Scott Sizemore went 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his first game after getting called up from AAA on Tuesday night. 

Red Sox starter Jon Lester dominated the Angels for 7 innings last night, giving up one run on 6 hits, a walk and 11 strikeouts. Lester moved to 4-1 on the season with a 2.33 ERA and 1.10 WHIP and 46-15 K/BB rate.

Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is starting to heat up as he had his third straight two-hit game on Tuesday night. He went 2-3 with a run scored and his 5th SB of the season. When does Francona move him up in the lineup?

Astros outfielder Jason Bourgeois went 3-5 with 2 RBIs and a SB on Tuesday night. He has done nothing but hit since his callup, but I don't think it lasts, as he is hitting .390-.390-.312 with 9 SBs.

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes was the subject of trade rumors last evening, as the Giants apparently discussed the possibility of trading for him. Since the Mets are playing the Giants now, Reyes felt the need to have a very good game, going 3-3 with 3 walks, a run scored, an RBI and a SB. Reyes is hitting .325-.370-.460 with 11 SBs this season.

Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz went 2-4 with a HR, 2 runs scored, a SB and an RBI, and is hitting .295-.311-.523 with 2 HRs, 6 RBIs and 2 SBs. Isn't he better than Pat Burrell right now?

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 29 games in Tuesday night, and is 2 games away from tying Willie Davis' 31 game hitting streak for the team record.

The Twins recalled shortstop prospect Trevor Plouffe from AAA Rochester after Tuesday night's game. He should be picked up in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed leagues.

Is Jeff Franceour for real? Frenchy went 2-4 with a HR, 2  runs scored, and 2 RBIs and is now hitting .315-.352-.604 with 7 HRs and 23 RBIs this season. Who is the hitting coach in KC this year?

Cardinals third baseman Daniel Descalso went 2-3 with a HR, 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs on Tuesday. The home run was a game winner. Descalso is hitting ,237-.288-.407.

Cardinal reliever Eduardo Sanchez earned his second save of the season on Tuesday, giving up a walk and striking out one in his inning of work. He now has an 18-3 K/BB rate in 11 innings. I have an article scheduled for later today discussing the Cardinals closer battle.

Padres starter Mat Latos had his second straight decent start last night and might be turning things around. Latos went 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks and striking out 5. He left with a 3-2 lead which Luke Gregerson promptly gave up in the 7th. Thanks Luke.

As Kenny mentioned in his fanpost last night, Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton was pulled after walking two and getting one out in a tie game in the 9th inning last night, and comments by manager Don Mattingley after the game suggest a change is in order. Grab Vicente Padilla if you can.