Here’s a look at some unheralded players who played well yesterday.


Dontrelle Willis, Detroit Tigers

The D-Train threw six scoreless innings to beat the Twins. He gave up four hits and two walks with six Ks to improve to 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA.


Carl Pavano, Minnesota Twins

Pavano took the loss but threw a complete game (eight innings), allowing two earned runs with five Ks. He sits at 3-2 with a 3.73 ERA.


David Freese, St. Louis Cardinals

Freese had a whale of a game, going 3-for-3 with two runs, a HR, and six RBI. He’s hitting .328 on the year and now has 14 RBI.


Justin Smoak, Texas Rangers

Smoak went 2-for-4 with two runs, his first career HR, and two RBI. He’s hitting .158.


Kelly Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks

Johnson went 4-for-4 with a run, a HR, and three RBI. He’s hitting .320 with 17 runs, nine HRs, and 18 RBI.


Adam LaRoche, Arizona Diamondbacks

LaRoche went 3-for-5 with three runs, two HRs, and five RBI. He’s hitting .299 with 17 RBI.


Chris Snyder, Arizona Diamondbacks

Snyder went 2-for-5 with two runs, a HR, and three RBI. He’s hitting .278 with 12 RBI.


John Buck, Toronto Blue Jays

Buck went ape sh…wait, this is a family-friendly site. He went hog wild, 3-for-4 with three HRs and five RBI. He’s still hitting just .194, so don’t get too carried away thinking you need to add him.


Reid Brignac, Tampa Bay Rays

Brignac went 2-for-5 with a HR and three RBI. He’s hitting .286 with 10 RBI.


Bronson Arroyo, Cincinnati Reds

Arroyo beat the Astros, giving up two runs in 6.2 innings with seven Ks. He improved to 1-2 with a 6.37 ERA.


Evan Meek, Pittsburgh Pirates

Meek helped settle the Pirates’ closer woes by pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his first save. His ERA is a mere 0.60.


Yorvit Torrealba, San Diego Padres

Torrealba went 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBI. He’s hitting .286.


Wade LeBlanc, San Diego Padres

Wade LeBlancked the Brewers over 6.1 innings. He gave up just one hit and struck out six without issuing a walk. He’s 2-0 with a 0.52 ERA.


Potent Middle Relievers

Sean Marshall, Chicago Cubs:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (14 Ks, 11 IP)


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