Fantasy Wake Up Call - April 7 - Opening Day Edition

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Player of the Night

Adam Lind, Toronto Blue Jays
vs. Detroit Tigers
4-5, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R

Is Lind going to finally take advantage of the talent that had many believing he was one of the elite prospects in the game?

If last night was any indication Lind may be primed for a breakout season.



Lind did most of his damage in the third inning, belting a three-run shot off of Tigers reliever Eddie Bonine and ending up with a 4-for-5 day at the plate.

Not bad for Opening Day.

Top Performers

Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins
vs. Washington Nationals
2-3, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, BB, 2B

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
vs. Minnesota Twins
8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 6 K

Tony Clark, Arizona Diamondbacks
vs. Colorado Rockies
2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Bust of the Night - MLB

CC Sabathia, New York Yankees
vs. Baltimore Orioles
4.1 IP, 6 ER, 5 BB, 8 H, 12.46 ERA

Sabby goes bust for the Bronx in his debut wearing the pinstripes.

But be patient with the big fella because he is a notoriously slow starter and comes on when it matters most when the weather starts to warm up. Though you can't be too excited about your ace looking clueless against a talented in some spots, mediocre everywhere else Orioles lineup.

Either way, expect a few more rough outings before Sabathia hits full stride.


Daily Leaders

Batting - RBI

6 - Lind, Blue Jays
5 - Ramirez, Marlins
4 - Adam Dunn, Nationals
3 - Clark, Diamondbacks
3 - Jorge Cantu - Marlins
3 - Brad Hawpe, Rockies
3 - Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Rangers
3 - Hank Blalock, Rangers
3 - Aubrey Huff, Orioles
3 - Jack Wilson, Pirates
3 - Jose Lopez, Mariners

Pitching - K's

8 - Jake Peavy, Padres
7 - Johan Santana, Mets
7 - Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
6 - Hernandez, Mariners
6 - Carlos Zambrano, Cubs
6 - Ricky Nolasco, Marlins

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