Bits: Ryan Doumit finally breaks out
April, 20, 2012
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
• Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit homered and drove in four runs Thursday, easily his best game of the season. Sure, Doumit's performance fell short of what New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (3 home runs, 4 RBIs) accomplished in the same game, but Doumit's the one available in 99 percent of leagues. If he can hit 12 more home runs -- and he can -- then the occasional right fielder can be worth owning in 12-team leagues.
• Doumit hit his home run off Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes, who delivered an uninspiring, yet victorious, outing. Hughes allowed six runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings, and his ERA stands at 6.75. With Andy Pettitte and Michael Pineda looming, Hughes might not be long for starting duty. Fantasy owners already should have been looking elsewhere.