Friday, April 29, 2011

Line of the Day: April 29th, 2011

SP Jason Marquis of the Washington Nationals pitched a five-hit, complete-game shutout to beat Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 3-0. He struck out seven and walked none in pitching his fourth career shutout.

Line: 9 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K; W, QS, CG, SHO

My fantasy perspective: Marquis is trying to make believers out of fantasy owners by throwing his fifth consecutive quality start of the season while upping his record to 3-0 and lowering his ERA to 2.62 and WHIP to 1.17. In 34.1 innings this season, he's struck out 24 (6.33 K/9) and walked just 5 batters. His ownership numbers are so low (3.3% ESPN; 3% Yahoo!), so there's no hurry to make a decision but be aware that his next scheduled start would be against the Philadelphia. I'm waiting to see how he comes out of that game before I start believing he's fantasy-relevant again. Wait, was he ever?

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