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Daily Box Score Review – April 22, 2011

Reds’ outfielder
Chris Heisey got the start on Thursday and took the collar in three at-bats dropping his average to .241.  But, Heisey remains a potential option in the Reds’ outfield as
Jonny Gomes went 0-for-3 dropping his average to .228.

After attempting the old ‘five finger discount’ on Monday, Reds’ pitcher
Mike Leake put his hands to better use going 7.0 innings while striking out six en route to his third victory of the year. No real fantasy news here, I just wanted to type ‘five finger discount’.

Braves’ closer
Craig Kimbrel blew his first save of the year but is in no danger of losing the closers role.  But, should things unravel,
Jonny Venters is the man to own.

Dodgers’ outfielder
Jerry Sands came off the bench to post an 0-for-3 effort in Thursday’s game dropping his average to .143.  There may be some pop in Sands’ bat, but it comes at the cost of a low batting average.

The Twins’
Scott Baker went 7.0 innings, striking out nine en route to his first victory of the season.  Baker now has 24 strikeouts in 25.0 innings this season and is available in the majority of ESPN and Yahaoo! leagues.

With a 2-for-4 effort on Thursday the Royals’
Wilson Betemit is now hitting .386 on the season to go along with three stolen bases, yet he is only owned in 8% of Yahoo! leagues.

The Athletics’
Brandon McCarthy was a hard-luck loser on Thursday as Oakland fell to Seattle 1-0.  McCarthy went 8.0 innings, giving up one earned run and only four hits.  McCarthy lowered his ERA to 2.10 in 30.0 innings.  He is available in just about every league and should provide relief to your bulging ratios.

Jim Bukowski is a staff writer for BaseballSharks.com and can be reached at bukowski@fantasysharks.com.

 

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