Monday, June 20, 2011

Line of the Day: June 19th, 2011

James Shields of the Tampa Bay Rays pitched a complete game four-hitter and struck out 10 in a 2-1 win over the Florida Marlins. It was his fifth complete game of the season. He had five complete games in his previous 151 starts coming into the season.

Line: 9 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K; W, QS, CG

My fantasy perspective: Shields leads the majors with five complete games and three shutouts. No one saw these numbers coming, especially not the Marlins. He's now 2-0 with two complete games against them this season without allowing an earned run. He also has a 23:1 K:BB ratio against them in those 13 innings.

Overall, he's 7-4 with a 2.40 ERA, 1.00 WHIP with 108 strikeouts in 112.2 innings pitched. That's fantasy gold for a starting pitcher with an ADP of exactly 100. Pair him up with David Price and Jeremy Hellickson and the future is bright in Tampa Bay.

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1 comment:

  1. it's not "Big Game" James Shields it should be "Complete Game" James Shields