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Archive for April 7th, 2013

Daily Rundown – Day 6 – April 6th, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/6/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 X-Men

76

Runs

3

33

2

 Grab Some Bench

68.5

HR

 2

12

3

 Goodfellas

62

RBI

 1

35

4

 The Pi Train

61.5

Steals

 7

2

5

 Atomic RoadRunners

60.5

Average

2

.2871

6

 Misogynistic Padres

57

Wins

 T-6

2

7

 Shoeless Jews

50.5

Saves

 T-8

1

8

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

46.5

ERA

 7

3.48

9

 Get Off Kong!

40.5

WHIP

 5

1.159

10

 Cover Zero

27

Strikeouts

 T-6

41

                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.06
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Freddie Freeman      Atl 1B    4  1  1   1 |  0  1   .412 
Brandon Phillips     Cin 2B    6  2  2   1 |  0  0   .318 
Zack Cozart          Cin SS    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .158 
Todd Frazier         Cin 3B    5  0  3   2 |  0  0   .500 
Juan Pierre          Mia OF    4  2  2   0 |  1  0   .263 
Hunter Pence          SF OF    3  1  1   1 |  1  2   .294 
Jayson Werth         Was OF    5  2  3   1 |  0  0   .238 
Travis Snider        Pit OF    1  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Russell Martin       Pit  C    2  0  0   0 |  1  0   .000 
Chris Denorfia        SD OF    1  1  1   0 |  0  0   .375 
Chris Johnson        Atl 3B    1  0  0   0 |  0  0   .286 
Donovan Solano       Mia 2B    4  0  1   0 |  0  2   .250 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        40  9 15   6 |  3  5   .375 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: FFreeman 1(7), BPhillips 1(4), TFrazier 2(8), HPence 1(2),
 JWerth 1(4)
2B: BPhillips 2(3), TFrazier 1(2), JWerth 1(1), CDenorfia 1(1)
HR: HPence 1(2), JWerth 1(2)
GIDP: BPhillips 1(1), DSolano 1(1)
SB: HPence 1(1)
CS: RMartin 1(1)

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
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Mike Adams                       1.0  1  0  0  0   0  1  4   0.00 1.00
Mark Melancon                    1.0  2  0  0  0   0  0  4   0.00 2.00
Kyuji Fujikawa                   1.0  4  3  3  1   0  1  7  27.00 5.00
Kenley Jansen     Ho(2)          0.7  0  0  0  0   0  1  2   0.00 0.00
Edward Mujica     Ho(3)          1.0  2  1  1  0   0  1  5   9.00 2.00
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Totals                           4.7  9  4  4  1   0  4 22   7.66 2.13
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Notes:

  • Kyuji Fujikawa will replace Carlos Marmol as the Cubs’ closer. It’s not surprising that Marmol has been replaced, but it’s a little surprising Fujikawa has been given the job outright after he was knocked around on Saturday. Still, it’s a move that needed to be made. Fujikawa should obviously be scooped up in leagues where he’s still available. (Rotoworld)
  • Braves placed 1B Freddie Freeman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. He’s dealt with the ailment for a week now and thinks he can play through it, but the Braves have opted to let the ailment heal. The club is hoping that Freeman will only need 2-3 weeks of down time. Chris Johnson will handle first base while Freeman is sidelined. (Rotoworld)
  • Kyuji Fujikawa allowed three earned runs in one inning of work Saturday in a loss to the Braves. Fujikawa walked a batter and gave up four hits in the eighth inning, then sat in the dugout as Carlos Marmol allowed two more runs in the ninth to finish off blowing a four-run lead. The Cubs can’t keep rolling with Marmol but Fujikawa has not proven capable. Chicago’s bullpen is a mess right now for fantasy purposes. (Rotoworld)
  • Hunter Pence hit a home run and stole a base, but the Giants lost to the Cardinals on Saturday. Pence’s home run was his second of the season, a solo shot off Cardinals starter Shelby Miller in the second inning. The 29-year-old hit 24 home runs in 2012 but batted just .219 after the trade that brought him to the Giants. In his first full season in San Francisco he’ll look to improve on those numbers. (Rotoworld)
  • According to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, outfielder Ryan Braun (neck) “can’t move his head at all.” Braun was scratched Friday with neck spasms and wasn’t feeling any better on Saturday. The Brewers expect him to avoid a stint on the 15-day disabled list, but the 29-year-old slugger could be out for a few more days. (Rotoworld)
  • Russell Martin is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, the MLB.com’s Tom Singer reports. Martin will head to the bench for the day after going hitless through his first five starts. Michael McKenry will get the start at catcher but doesn’t seem to be much of a threat to see more starts going forward, unless Martin’s struggles persist. (Rotowire)
  • Chris Johnson is starting at first base Sunday against the Cubs, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. As expected, Johnson will fill in at first base after Freddie Freeman (strained oblique) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday. He should see regular duty at first base while Freeman’s out, temporarily taking him out of a platoon at third base with Juan Francisco. (Rotowire)
  • Jayson Werth went 3-for-5 and hit his first home run of the season in Saturday’s 7-6 win over the Reds. Werth was 2-for-16 in the Nationals’ first four games, but he broke out of his slump in a big way Saturday afternoon. He hit second in the lineup and started in right field in each of the Nationals’ first five games. (Rotowire)

Daily Rundown – Day 7 – April 7th, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/7/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 X-Men

83.5

Runs

T-3

35

2

 Grab Some Bench

62.5

HR

2

12

3

 The Pi Train

61.5

RBI

1

39

4

 Shoeless Jews

59.5

Steals

8

2

5

 Goodfellas

57.5

Average

3

.2846

6

 Misogynistic Padres

56.5

Wins

 T-7

2

6

 Atomic Roadrunners

56.5

Saves

 T-8

1

8

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

46.5

ERA

 6

3.48

9

 Get Off Kong!

37

WHIP

 5

1.159

10

 Cover Zero

29.5

Strikeouts

 8

41

                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.07
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Brandon Phillips     Cin 2B    5  1  2   1 |  0  1   .333 
Zack Cozart          Cin SS    5  0  0   0 |  0  1   .125 
Todd Frazier         Cin 3B    3  0  1   1 |  2  0   .480 
Juan Pierre          Mia OF    5  0  1   0 |  0  1   .250 
Hunter Pence          SF OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  1   .286 
Jayson Werth         Was OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  1   .240 
Travis Snider        Pit OF    1  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Rob Brantly          Mia  C    5  0  1   0 |  0  0   .312 
Chris Denorfia        SD OF    4  0  2   1 |  0  0   .417 
Chris Johnson        Atl 3B    3  1  0   0 |  0  1   .200 
Donovan Solano       Mia 2B    5  0  3   1 |  0  0   .333 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        44  2 12   4 |  2  6   .273 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: BPhillips 1(5), TFrazier 1(9), CDenorfia 1(1), DSolano 1(1)
2B: HPence 1(1), RBrantly 1(3), CDenorfia 1(2), DSolano 1(1)
GIDP: JWerth 1(1), DSolano 1(2)
ERRORS: CDenorfia 1(1)
HBP: ChJohnson 1

RESERVE PITCHING                  ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Wilton Lopez                     1.0  2  0  0  0   0  0  5   0.00 2.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           1.0  2  0  0  0   0  0  5   0.00 2.00
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Notes:

  • Ryan Braun (neck) remained out of the Brewers’ lineup Sunday. Braun is dealing with a pretty severe case of neck spasms and has now missed all three starts of the series against the Diamondbacks. A trip to the disabled list seems unlikely, but it’s not clear when he’ll return to action. Logan Schafer is starting in left field in his place. (Rotoworld)
  • Even when working through back issues and mediocre performance with the Angels last season, I (CBS author) was willing to give Dan Haren the benefit of the doubt. After years of consistent production, I was reluctant to sit him or adivse others to do so. In his first start with the Nationals, Haren was plagued yet again by decreased velocity and home runs — four in all. Granted, the Reds have hit seven homers in their five other games, all of which were at Great American Ball Park, but Haren’s increasing tendency to allow the long ball is a troublesome trend. (CBS Sports)
  • Throughout spring training, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth insisted he was healthy after missing nearly three months last season with a broken left wrist. Werth appears to be regaining his power as he slugged his second homer of the season Saturday at Cincinnati — just three shy of his total from all of last year. “He looks great. He has really worked hard on his positioning in the batter’s box,” hitting coach Rick Eckstein told MLB.com Sunday. “He feels like he is in position that he can drive the baseball. He’s feeling good about what he is doing and where he is. He is continuing to grow in that process. It looks like his wrist is doing great.” With a home start against the White Sox Thursday, Haren can show us what he can do in a more neutral environment. Even if all does not go well, he is slated to face the Marlins in Miami in Fantasy Week 3 (April 15-22). He is worth keeping active at least through that start, but owners should watch closely for signs of improvement or be prepared to bench him thereafter. (CBS Sports)