By Ryan Lester, LestersLegends.com
Here’s a look at the unheralded players who played well yesterday.
Luis Valbuena, Cleveland Indians
Valbuena went 2 for 4 with a Grand Slam. They were his first RBIs of the year.
Scott Sizemore, Detroit Tigers
Sizemore went 3 for 5 with a run and an RBI to raise his average to .250.
Kosuke Fukudome, Chicago Cubs
Fukudome went 3 for 4 to raise his average to .400.
Josh Willingham, Washington Nationals
Willingham went 2 for 3 with a Grand Slam and 5 RBIs. He’s hitting .421 on the year.
Livan Hernandez, Washington Nationals
Livan threw 7 scoreless innings allowing 5 hits to beat the Mets.
Ronnie Belliard, Los Angeles Dodgers
Belliard went 3 for 4 with 2 runs to raise his average to .500.
Jorge Cantu, Florida Marlins
Cantu went 2 for 4 with a HR and 5 RBIs. He’s hitting .320 on the year with 10 RBIs.
Charlie Haeger, Los Angeles Dodgers
Haeger gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings, which isn’t great, but he struck out 12, which is.
Alex Gonzalez, Toronto Blue Jays
Gonzalez smacked a pair of HRs to give him 4 on the young season.
Adrian Beltre, Boston Red Sox
Beltre went 3 for 5 iwth 3 RBIs. He’s hitting .400 on the year.
Jose Guillen, Kansas City Royals
Guillen hit a pair of HRs and had 4 RBIs.
Vladimir Guerrero, Texas Rangers
Vlad went 3 for 5 to raise his average to .500.
Scott Feldman, Texas Rangers
Feldman gave up 1 earned run over 7 innings beat the Mariners and lower his ERA to 2.57.
Adam Rosales, Oakland A’s
Rosales went 2 for 3 with a HR and 4 RBIs.
Lastings Milledge, Pittsburgh Pirates
Milledge went 3 for 5 with a run to raise his average to .292.
Chris Young, Arizona Diamondbacks
Young went 1 for 5, but he smacked his 3rd HR of the year and had 4 RBIs to bring his season total to 11.
Chris Snyder, Arizona Diamondbacks
Snyder went 2 for 4 with 2 runs, a HR, and 5 RBIs.
Kelly Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks
Johnson went 1 for 2 with 3 runs and a HR. He’s hitting .368.
Potent Middle Relievers:
Sean Marshall, Chicago Cubs: 2/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks
Nick Masset, Cincinnati Reds: 1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks
Matt Daley, Colorado Rockies: 1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks