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Daily Rundown – Day 11 – April 11th, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/11/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 X-Men

73

Runs

6

49

2

 Grab Some Bench

71

HR

3

15

3

 Atomic RoadRunners

70

RBI

1

57

4

 Goodfellas

63.5

Steals

T-5

6

5

 Shoeless Jews

62.5

Average

4

.2723

6

 The Pi Train

57.5

Wins

 T-3

6

7

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

50

Saves

 T-5

3

8

 Misogynistic Padres

43

ERA

 2

2.69

9

 Get Off Kong!

42

WHIP

 2

1.076

10

 Cover Zero

17.5

Strikeouts

 6

72


                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.11
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Hunter Pence          SF OF    5  1  1   0 |  0  1   .250 
Jayson Werth         Was OF    4  2  2   0 |  0  1   .297 
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Totals                         9  3  3   0 |  0  2   .333 
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SB: JWerth 1(1)
HBP: JWerth 1

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
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Dan Haren         W(1-1)         5.0 10  3  3  0   0  5 26   5.40 2.00
Kenley Jansen     S(1)           1.0  0  0  0  0   0  1  3   0.00 0.00
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Totals                           6.0 10  3  3  0   0  6 29   4.50 1.67
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RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Chris Denorfia        SD OF    2  0  1   0 |  0  0   .450 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         2  0  1   0 |  0  0   .500 
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Notes:

  • With Brandon League unavailable, Kenley Jansen notched the save in Thursday’s win over the Padres. League threw 34 pitches to finish off a shaky save on Wednesday night, so Jansen got the call on Thursday. The hard-throwing right-hander delivered a perfect frame and has yet to allow a run in his first 4 2/3 innings of work this season. He’d be the obvious alternative for the closer role if League has a prolonged struggle, so it’s a good idea to keep him stashed away in most leagues. (Rotoworld)
  • The Dodgers will make a decision on what to do with Ted Lilly (shoulder) following his next bullpen session. Lilly made his second rehab start Wednesday, and it’s possible he might refuse to make another one. He’s not injured, but the Dodgers don’t have room for him in their rotation. Unless he’s traded, he’ll probably just replace Aaron Harang as a high-priced long reliever. (Rotoworld)
  • Dan Haren won Thursday despite allowing three runs and 10 hits in five innings against the White Sox. At least Haren didn’t give up any homers tonight. He got some help there from a nice breeze blowing in from center. He ended up striking out five and walking none. He’s not the Dan Haren of old, but given that he’s on such a good team and his tiny walk rate will result in a solid WHIP, no one should be thinking of dropping him in mixed leagues. “I think I took a few steps forward,” Haren said after the game. “I think I threw the ball better than maybe the line score would dictate. The conditions weren’t great out there. Most important thing is we won the game. Obviously, it went a little better than last time, but I still haven’t been at my best yet.” (Rotoworld, CBS Sports)
  • Pirates catcher Russell Martin has managed just one hit in 23 at-bats over eight games this season, adding four walks and one stolen base while striking out three times. The .043/.185/.087 start is somewhat of a repeat of Martin’s 2012 season, when he hit just .167/.338/.296 with two home runs in 68 plate appearances before May 1. Martin topped the low batting average and slugging percentage in each month over the remainder of the season, ending the year with a .211/.311/.403 line. (CBS Sports)
  • When Jason Motte suffered an elbow injury, the Cardinals turned to Mitchell Boggs as the closer. When Boggs imploded Monday against the Reds, most Fantasy players raced to grab Trevor Rosenthal, a 22-year-old who lost a spring training rotation battle and was sent to the bullpen. But Edward Mujica, a 28-year-old righty brought over from the Marlins last year at the trade deadline, may be the dark-horse contender for the Cardinals if Boggs falls apart again (although Boggs pitched a perfect inning Tuesday and looked far better). Mujica has a 2.97 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over the last three seasons, with a somewhat-unimpressive 7.9 K/9 in that span. He doesn’t have the big strikeout numbers of Rosenthal, but the Cardinals may want to take it easy with their uber-prospect, especially considering he’s eventually going to be in the rotation. Mujica shouldn’t be owned outside of deep NL-only Roto leagues — and even there, he doesn’t get enough strikeouts to use every day as a middle reliever — but keep an eye on his usage if Boggs falters again. Although everyone zigs to Rosenthal, you may do well making a zag for Mujica instead. (CBS Sports)

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