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Daily Box Score Review – April 15, 2011

According to the MLB Network,
Johnny Damon is the only player in MLB history to hit a walk-off home run for five different teams. 

Also, Thursday’s 4-3 win by the Rays over the Twins in 10 innings marked the first time in Rays’ history that they have won a game in which they trailed in both the ninth inning and in extra innings.

Green with envy over all the attention
Josh Hamilton was getting for going on the DL, the Twins’ placed catcher
Joe Mauer on the 15-day disabled list with bilateral leg weakness.  Just like with Josh Hamilton, you knew you were playing with fire when you drafted him. 

Will Mauer return when his stint on the 15-day DL is up?  Who knows? So you better grab one of the following catchers and hope that they can maintain their hot start.  Owned in only 25% of Yahoo! leagues, Padres’ catcher
Nick Hundley is hitting .361 with two home runs and eight RBI.  Owned in only 23% of Yahoo! leagues, the Tigers’
Alex Avila was hitting .258 with three home runs and eight RBI with one stolen base heading into Thursday night’s game.  And don’t forget about the Reds’
Ryan Hanigan who is hitting .304 with two home runs and six RBI.

Another big game from Rockies’ second baseman
Jonathan Herrera as he goes 2-for-5 with three RBI.  As a bonus, Herrera has eligibility at both second and third base in Yahoo! leagues.

Sam Fuld, who is owned in just 35% of Yahoo! leagues, continues to impress as he went 2-for-5 with another stolen base in the Rays’ 4-3 win over the Twins.  Fuld now has seven steals on the season.

Astros’ pitcher
Bud Norris was masterful on Thursday as he went 7.0 innings giving up two hits while striking out seven en route to a 1-0 win.  Norris’ ERA dropped from 8.10 to 5.06 as he’s struck out 20 hitters in 16.0 innings on the year.  Norris is available in 65% of Yahoo! leagues and is worth a look if you’re pitching staff is struggling.

Jim Bukowski is a staff writer for and can be reached at

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