Daily Minyan – May 4, 2009

Today I was at 2 hospitals and got good news at both!!!


 World Famous Johns Hopkins Hospital

Howard County General (A member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine family)



Let’s see what good news our boys brought us!!

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad went 1-for-3, singled, walked and scored a run in Dodgers win over the Padres.  He also stole his first base of the year. Brad is now batting .438!! 


     Have a drink!  You earned it!!


Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan once again missed yesterday’s Brewers game due to a sore back. 


Craig Breslow, P – Minnesota Twins

Craig didn’t pitch in the Twins loss to the Royals.  


Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott, who pitched very well on Friday, watched the Ranger victory over the ChiSox from the bench once again.                       


John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch in the Pirates loss to the Reds. 


Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe didn’t play in yesterday’s win over the BoSox.   


Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 2-for-4, including his 9th homer of the year, which once again was a leadoff shot. He drove in two and scored two in the Rangers win over the White Sox.  He’s now batting .337. 

Kinsler’s second leadoff homer in three games was the eighth of his career which tied the team record already shared by Michael Young, Mike Hargrove and  Oddibe McDowell.

“Cool,” Kinsler responded when told of the record. “It’s a really good feeling to be leading 1-0 after one at-bat. It’s just something that kind of happens. It’s not like I’m going out there trying to hit a home run my first at bat.”


Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason, who pitched a complete game victory the day before celebrated his nice performance by chilling out on the bench!  


Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott didn’t pitch in the Diamondbacks loss to the Brewers.


Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox

Youk went 2-for-4, and slammed a 2-run homer (#6) in Boston’s loss to the Rays. Youk has hit four homers and has knocked in 15 RBIs in his last 14 games.  He raised his MLB leading average to .407 average.


Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Ian Kinsler 






  1. crazy19canuck

    Ken, I finally found your blog again! Sorry been away this past weekend, and the computer vaped my favorites list! Glad to see Kinsler doing so well, I’m not a Texas fan, but man he’s good.
    Hope the hospital visits weren’t for anything serious.

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