Two games went extra innings on Wednesday, Dodgers-Nationals and Twins-Royals, and that means extra stats for our fantasy teams. Three big producers came out of the games, Casey Blake, Joe Mauer and Billy Butler.
Blake belted a pair of homers in a 3-for-5 day. He drove in three and is hitting .316 this season. The homers were only his second and third of the year. He has 14 RBI.
Mauer went 5-for-6, scored a run and rove in two others. He’s hitting .381 this season.
Hitting at a .314 clip, Butler went 4-for-6 with a run and an RBI. The more surprising part of his was that he left no players on base in six at-bats. That says more about Royals ineptitude than Butler.
Nine other noteworthy performances from Saturday:
Barry Zito — Still sipping from the fountain of youth, Zito struck out 10 in eight shutout innings. He allowed just thee hits and walked three. Zito’s got a 1.32 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP.
Jayson Werth — Hit a pair of solo homers in four at-bats. Werth is hitting .333.
Ricky Nolasco — Dropping his ERA to 3.03, Nolasco allowed just one earned run in eight innings. He struck out nine and scattered seven hits while walking none.
Ty Wigginton — Went 4-for-5 and hit a solo homer. Wigginton’s hitting .333, has six homers and 12 RBI.
Robinson Cano — Scoring three times and driving in another run, Cano improved his stellar .369 batting average with a 4-for-5 day.
Andy Pettitte — Striking out eight in eight innings, Pettitte scattered six hits and walked none. He allowed just one run and improved his ERA to 1.29. He’s got a 1.07 WHIP.
Alex Rios — Belted a two-run homer among his three hits (3-for-4). Rios scored another run and stole a base in a win over Seattle.
Adam Wainwright — Struck out four in eight innings. He allowed two runs, both earned, and seven hits while walking one. Wainwright, and his 1.69 ERA and 0.81 WHIP, has to be in the early Cy Young conversation.
Wade LeBlanc — Scattering three hits over six scoreless innings, LeBlanc won his first game of the year. He struck out three and walked two. Right now LeBlanc’s ERA (0.82) is lower than his WHIP (1.27). That will correct itself and it could be a violent correction. Maybe he’s an ace, but I’m waiting for at least one more start.