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Archive for August, 2008

Box Score – Day 151 – August 30th

Overall Standings


Rank Team                Batting Pitching Total Dif  Behind
---- ------------------- ------- -------- ----- ---- ------
 1   Atomic Roadrunners  43.0    39.0     82.0  -0.5 0.0
 2   X-Men               33.0    38.0     71.0  -2.0 11.0
 3   Shoeless Jews       30.0    34.5     64.5  4.0  17.5
 4   Stanimals           24.0    34.0     58.0  1.0  24.0
 5   Goodfellas          36.0    21.0     57.0  0.5  25.0
 6   The Pi Train        25.0    27.0     52.0  -1.0 30.0
 7   Uncle Lester        12.0    38.5     50.5  1.0  31.5
 8   Cover Zero          27.0    16.0     43.0  -1.0 39.0
 9   Get Off Kong!       27.0    12.5     39.5  -0.5 42.5
 10  Misogynistic Padres 18.0    14.5     32.5  -1.5 49.5



Yesterday's Stats


Atomic Roadrunners Players Yesterday (8/30/08)
Player                       BA HR R RBI   SB
------------------------ ------ -- - --- ----
Dickerson, Chris OF CIN  0.3333  0 1   0    0
Fielder, Prince 1B MIL   0.0000  0 1   0    0
Gerut, Jody RF SD        0.0000  0 0   0    0
Hart, Corey C. RF MIL    0.6000  1 3   1    0
Headley, Chase 3B SD     0.0000  0 1   0    0
Iannetta, Chris C COL    0.0000  0 1   0    0
Jones, Chipper 3B ATL    0.4000  1 2   2    0
Moss, Brandon OF PIT     0.6667  1 1   2    0
Phillips, Brandon 2B CIN 0.5000  0 1   0    0
Reyes, Jose B. SS NYM    0.2500  0 1   0    1
Sandoval, Pablo C SF     0.5000  0 0   0    0
Teixeira, Mark 1B ANA    0.2500  0 1   0    0
Theriot, Ryan SS CHC     0.4000  0 1   0    1
Victorino, Shane CF PHI  0.0000  0 0   0    0


Atomic Roadrunners Players Yesterday (8/30/08)
Player                      ERA  K S   W WHIP
------------------------ ------ -- - --- ----
Lyon, Brandon RP ARI       0.00  1 0   0 1.00
Myers, Brett SP PHI        2.57  8 0   1 1.57

Myers Hittable, But Holds Cubs to Two Runs

Brett Myers limited the Cubs to two runs over seven innings Saturday in a Phillies victory. Myers allowed 11 hits, but struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter. 80 of his 107 pitches went for strikes. He dropped his ERA to 4.40 while picking up his eighth win of the season and closed out a fantastic August. He’ll challenge the Mets next. (Rotoworld)

Lindstom Gets Vulture Win Against Mets

Matt Lindstrom was credited with a win after getting the final two outs in the top of the ninth Saturday against the Mets. The Marlins won it in the bottom of the inning. Lindstrom is the current favorite for saves in Florida with Kevin Gregg down. He’s had a couple of shaky appearances recently, but he’s sporting a 1.59 ERA since being recalled from the minors on July 5. (Rotoworld)

Hart Launches 20th Homer to Match 20 Steals

Corey Hart had three hits, including his 20th homer, and three runs scored in the Brewers 11-3 defeat of the Pirates on Saturday. Hart’s OPS is down 70 points from last year, but he’s been putting up solid fantasy numbers all year long. He’s batting .286, and tonight’s homer gives him a second straight 20/20 season. With 19 more RBI — and he’s had 20 this month — he’d reach 100 for the first time. (Rotoworld)

Moss Liking the View from the Two-Hole

Brandon Moss homered, doubled and walked Saturday as the Pirates’ No. 2 hitter. It’s the first time he’s been tried there, but since he did well, it’s likely that he’ll be hitting ahead of Nate McLouth more frequently. He had both of Pittsburgh’s extra-base hits in the loss to Milwaukee. (Rotoworld)

DeWitt To Replace Injured Jeff Kent at Second Base

Dodgers manager Joe Torre indicated that Blake DeWitt would get a chance to replace Jeff Kent at second base. DeWitt was moved to third because he couldn’t cut it at second base, and he’d be a poor choice to start there next year. However, he’s the best the team can do for a stopgap right now. It’s possible that he’ll play regularly the rest of the way, as it’s very questionable whether Kent will return. (Rotoworld)

Iannetta Full-Timer With Torrealba Injury

The Colorado Rockies placed catcher Yorvit Torrealba on the 15-day disabled list because of a torn ligament in his left knee on Saturday night. Chris Iannetta will be the Rockies’ full-time catcher down the stretch and Adam Melhuse will back him up. Iannetta has enjoyed a breakout year and is now a solid option in mixed leagues. Consider picking him up if you need a potentially potent catcher down the stretch. (Rotowire)

Jones Hits 20th HR for 14th Consecutive Season

Chipper Jones hit his 20th home run of the season in the seventh inning of the Braves’ 9-8, 10-inning loss to the Washington Nationals, and joined Eddie Mathews as the only players to begin their careers with 14 straight seasons of 20 or more homers. “A lot of players aren’t lucky enough to play this long, but I have been that lucky and relatively healthy during that run and able to produce. Any kind of longevity record is a feather in your cap. I’ve had a pretty good career. To be standing besides Eddie Mathews in another category is quite an honor.” Despite an ailing right elbow, Jones entered the game leading the majors with a .358 average. After going 2-for-5, Jones raised his average to .359. St. Louis’ Albert Pujols went 4-for-4 in the Cardinals’ 8-5 loss to Houston and took over the NL batting lead — raising his average from .356 to .362. Chipper could win his first batting title this year and is a must-start in all Fantasy leagues despite his ailments. (CBS Sports) Jones is getting Sunday off because of congestion caused by allergies. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones is currently nursing several injuries. It has already been reported that Jones is dealing with soreness in his quadriceps and hamstrings, but the newspaper claims Jones is also battling tendinitis in his elbow. “I had some pain in my shoulder and I think to compensate for it have put some stress on my elbow,” he said. “It’s getting more and more difficult to get the ball across the infield. It’s affected a couple of throws here and there.” Chipper’s going to miss some games down the stretch. Omar Infante is playing third in his place. Chipper could be day-to-day for the rest of the year, but he should be fine to keep active this week. (Rotoworld)

Box Score – Day 150 – August 29th

Overall Standings


Rank Team                Batting Pitching Total Dif  Behind
---- ------------------- ------- -------- ----- ---- ------
 1   Atomic Roadrunners  44.0    39.0     83.0  0.5  0.0
 2   X-Men               33.0    38.0     71.0  -2.0 12.0
 3   Shoeless Jews       29.0    34.5     63.5  3.0  19.5
 4   Stanimals           23.0    34.0     57.0  0.0  26.0
 5   Goodfellas          35.0    21.0     56.0  -0.5 27.0
 6   The Pi Train        25.0    27.0     52.0  -1.0 31.0
 7   Uncle Lester        12.5    38.5     51.0  1.5  32.0
 8   Cover Zero          27.0    16.0     43.0  -1.0 40.0
 9   Get Off Kong!       27.0    12.5     39.5  -0.5 43.5
 10  Misogynistic Padres 19.5    14.5     34.0  0.0  49.0



Yesterday's Stats


Atomic Roadrunners Players Yesterday (8/29/08)
Player                       BA HR R RBI   SB
------------------------ ------ -- - --- ----
Dickerson, Chris OF CIN  0.6000  1 3   4    1
Fielder, Prince 1B MIL   0.0000  0 0   0    0
Gerut, Jody RF SD        0.0000  0 0   0    0
Hart, Corey C. RF MIL    0.2500  0 0   0    0
Headley, Chase 3B SD     0.0000  0 0   1    0
Iannetta, Chris C COL    0.0000  0 1   0    0
Jones, Chipper 3B ATL    0.3333  0 0   0    0
Moss, Brandon OF PIT     0.2500  0 0   0    0
Phillips, Brandon 2B CIN 0.3333  0 0   0    0
Reyes, Jose B. SS NYM    0.2500  0 1   0    1
Sandoval, Pablo C SF     0.4000  0 1   0    0
Teixeira, Mark 1B ANA    0.3333  0 1   0    0
Theriot, Ryan SS CHC     0.0000  0 1   0    0
Victorino, Shane CF PHI  0.0000  0 0   0    0


Atomic Roadrunners Players Yesterday (8/29/08)
Player                      ERA  K S   W WHIP
------------------------ ------ -- - --- ----
Ayala, Luis RP NYM        18.00  1 1   0 4.00
Blanton, Joe SP PHI        3.18  4 0   0 1.24


Impressive Dickerson Blasts Homer, 4 RBI

Chris Dickerson went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and four RBI versus the Giants on Friday. Dickerson isn’t going to keep hitting for average like he has thus far, but he does have a fair amount of power and he’s a fine defensive center fielder. If he turns in a respectable September, he’ll be in good position to enter 2009 with a starting job. He’s currently batting .328 with four homers and four steals in 15 games. (Rotoworld)