MLB Fantasy Wake Up Call - Weekend in Review

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Players of the Weekend

Pitching

Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants
vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
8 IP, 13 K, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 BB

After two dreadful appearances this season, the pressure was on Lincecum to deliver a start reminiscent of his dominating 2008 season.

And deliver he did against the lowly Diamondbacks.

Lincecum coasted through eight innings of work, piling up 13 strikeouts in only 98 pitches. There's no doubt he could have lasted through the ninth, but at that point it really didn't matter much because the Giants defense is atrocious. Still, getting the W certainly would have been the cherry on top of Lincecum's dominant day at the ballpark.

Batting

Mark DeRosa, Cleveland Indians
vs. New York Yankees
6-12, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R

I still have absolutely no idea why the Cubs decided to go in a different direction and leave DeRose out there for the taking.

But he's really more of a representative for the Indians ridiculous weekend outburst in the new and improved Yankee stadium. They dropped 22 runs in the fourth inning against the Yanks on Saturday, breaking records along the way.

The Indians cranked out six HR, 25 H, 7 2B and 6 BB...a fantasy feast we won't see again anytime soon.

More to come after the jump...



Last Night's Top Performers

Randy Johnson, San Francisco Giants
vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
7 IP, 1 H, 7 K

Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers
vs. Colorado Rockies
3-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 2B

Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox
vs. Baltimore Orioles
7 IP, 4 H, 9 K

Cody Ross, Florida Marlins
vs. Washington Nationals
3-4, HR, 5 RBI, R, BB, 2B


Bust of the Night

Matt Garza, Tampa Bay Rays
vs. Chicago White Sox
5.2 IP, 7 ER, 5 BB, 4 K

It was clear to see that Garza just didn't have it going yesterday against the White Sox. He was missing his spots badly and the White Sox sluggers made him pay dearly for it. And what's unusual about this game is that the Sox didn't dust up Garza with the long ball.

The Sox just kept stringing hits together and Garza was forced to watch helplessly as they kept finding holes in the defense. But don't lose too much sleep over this performance because it was an aberration.

Garza is going to have a great fantasy season and should be able to bounce back against the Oakland A's this Saturday.


Daily Leaders - 4/19

RBI

5 - Kemp, Dodgers
5 - Ross, Marlins
5 - Ramon Santiago, Tigers
3 - Orlando Hudson, Dodgers
3 - Martin Prado, Braves
3 - Jeff Francoeur, Braves
3 - Andre Ethier, Dodgers
3 - Cody Ransom, Yankees


Stolen Bases

2 - Ian Kinsler, Rangers


Pitching - K's

9 - Lester, Red Sox
8 - Javier Vazquez, Braves
8 - Kyle Davies, Royals
7 - Johnson, Giants
7 - Gavin Floyd, White Sox
7 - Edison Volquez, Reds

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