2012 Fantasy Baseball Round-Up: Curtis Granderson, Matt Kemp, Drew Stubbs and More


Curtis Granderson had a pretty good week in just one night. 

The Yankees' center fielder had the fantasy performance of the season, going 5-for-5 with three homers, three runs scored, and four RBIs. He began the day hitting .208 with three home runs and six RBIs before boosting his average by .075 and doubling his home-run total and nearly doubling his RBI total. 

If there was a disappointment, it was that after homering in his first three at-bats, he failed twice to hit a fourth homer and instead singled each time. 

It was a another ho-hum performance from Matt Kemp, who was 2-for-5 with his seventh homer of the year for the Dodgers. 

Cincinnati's Drew Stubbs broke out of a season-long slump by going 3-for-5 with his first home run of the season. Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce, and Ryan Ludwick are also struggling Reds who had two hits against Adam Wainright, whose ERA is at 9.88 after allowing four earned runs in five innings.

Adam Jones continued his stellar season with two hits and three RBIs, including his fifth home run. 
Jason Hammel has found a nice home in Baltimore and allowed two runs in six innings to win his second game and move his ERA to 2.37.

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Pretty much everyone on Texas is hot at the plate these days as Mike Napoli went 2-for-5 with his fourth homer in three days. Nelson Cruz, Ian Kinsler, and Michael Young had three hits apiece while Elvis Andrus, Craig Gentry, and even Yorvit Torrealba had two hits apiece.

Houston caught a little of the Texas heat as Brian Bogusevic and Jason Castro each had three hits, Jose Altuve had a double and a triple and two RBIs, while J.D. Martinez, Carlos Lee, and Matt Downs all had two hits apiece. 
Evan Longoria had three hits and four RBIs with a home run for the Rays. 

Minnesota's Ryan Doumit was 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs, and a homer while teammate Chris Parmelee is becoming fantasy relevant with his second straight two-hit game. In his first start of the season, Milwaukee's Travis Ishikawa had two hits and two RBIs, but he remains fantasy irrelevant. 

The tough-luck line of the night went to Felix Hernandez, who struck out 12 in eight scoreless innings before leaving after throwing 126 pitches. Brandon League needed only 20 pitches to blow the lead and the save for Hernandez. That made a winner out of Josh Tomlin, who gave up one run in eight innings. 

Philadelphia's Vance Worley threw seven scoreless innings to beat San Diego's Joe Wieland, who gave up just one run in six innings. Mike Minor was another young pitching prospect who came up big, allowing one run in eight innings. 
Freddie Freeman was 3-for-5 with five RBIs and a homer for Atlanta. 

Albert Pujols had his first three-hit game as an Angel, but remains homerless in 54 at-bats.

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