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Archive for April 2nd, 2013

Daily Rundown – Day 1 – April 1st, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/1/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 Grab Some Bench

84.5

Runs

T-6

4

2

 X-Men

75

HR

T-6

1

3

 The Pi Train

69.5

RBI

 T-4

4

4

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

65.5

Steals

 T-6

0

5

 Goodfellas

62.5

Average

8

.1837

6

 Shoeless Jews

52

Wins

 T-5

0

7

 Get Off Kong!

40

Saves

 T-1

1

8

 Atomic Roadrunners

38.5 

ERA

 9

11.57

9

 Cover Zero

32

WHIP

 9

1.714

10

 Misogynistic Padres

30.5

Strikeouts

 9

2

                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.01
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Freddie Freeman      Atl 1B    4  1  3   3 |  0  1   .750 
Brandon Phillips     Cin 2B    5  0  0   0 |  0  1   .000 
Zack Cozart          Cin SS    4  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Todd Frazier         Cin 3B    5  0  1   0 |  0  2   .200 
Ryan Braun           Mil OF    4  1  1   1 |  1  2   .250 
Juan Pierre          Fla OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .250 
Hunter Pence          SF OF    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Jayson Werth         Was OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  1   .000 
Travis Snider        Pit OF    1  0  0   0 |  0  1   .000 
Rob Brantly          Fla  C    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Russell Martin       Pit  C    4  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Chris Denorfia        SD OF    3  1  1   0 |  1  0   .333 
Chris Johnson        Atl 3B    3  1  2   0 |  1  1   .667 
Donovan Solano       Fla 2B    2  0  0   0 |  1  0   .000 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        49  4  9   4 |  4  9   .184 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: FFreeman 3(3), RBraun 1(1)
2B: ChJohnson 1(1)
HR: FFreeman 1(1)
ERRORS: BPhillips 1(1)

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Mark Melancon                    1.0  0  0  0  0   0  2  4   0.00 0.00
Kyuji Fujikawa    S(1)           0.3  0  0  0  0   0  0  1   0.00 0.00
Wilton Lopez      BS(1)          1.0  4  3  3  0   0  0  7  27.00 4.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           2.3  4  3  3  0   0  2 12  11.74 1.74
----------------------------------------------------------------------

RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Casey Kotchman       Fla 1B    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
---------------------------------------------------------

Notes:

  • Wilton Lopez was charged with a blown save after allowing three runs on four hits in the eighth inning of Monday’s loss to the Brewers. Lopez was on the hook for the loss until Dexter Fowler hit a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth, ultimately sending the game to extra innings. The right-hander’s team debut may have been a disappointing one, but he’ll still have some security as the primary setup man to closer Rafael Betancourt. (Rotowire)
  • Mark Melancon struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning against the Cubs on Opening Day. He threw eight of nine pitches for strikes, striking out two batters on breaking balls. Melancon is second in line for saves, behind Pittsburgh’s newly-minted closer, 36-year-old Jason Grilli. (Rotowire)
  • Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI in the Braves’ 7-5 win over the Phillies on Monday. Freeman kicked off the scoring with a two-run homer off Cole Hamels in the first and later added an RBI single. He’s a sleeper candidate to lead the NL in RBI this year while hitting cleanup behind Jason Heyward and Justin Upton in the Braves lineup. (Rotoworld)
  • After being considered questionable for the start of the season as late as last Wednesday, Mets second baseman Justin Turner was available off the bench during the team’s season opener against San Diego on Monday. Turner dealt with a calf injury at the end of spring training, but was able to avoid the disabled list and open the season on New York’s bench. (CBS Sports)
  • Kyuji Fujikawa may not be the Cubs’ closer just yet, but he was the first of their relievers to record a save this season, as he and James Russell bailed out Carlos Marmol to preserve a 3-1 win over the Pirates on opening day. Marmol followed up the strikeout of Garrett Jones with a hit by pitch, a single and a walk, and after 19 pitches, he was lifted for Russell. Fujikawa’s one-out save was a bonus for owners who drafted him in the hopes that he would soon be replacing Marmol in the closer’s role. It doesn’t signify an imminent role change, but Marmol’s quick ouster shows that the Cubs may not be patient with their incumbent closer. He is still available in close to two-thirds of the leagues on CBSSports.com, and now is the time to roster Fujikawa — before the Cubs make a move to change closers. Given their apparent impatience with Marmol, Fujikawa may be the most enticing closer-in-waiting on waivers right now. (CBS Sports)