The Schlemiel of the Day and the next 50 games
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers win over the lowly Nationals.
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan hit his second career grand slam and drove in a career high 6 runs in the Brewers thrashing of the Reds. His career night also included a two-run single off the Reds’ shortstop, Paul Janish, who was a pitcher in college at Rice.
Reds SS (and emergency pitcher) Paul Janish
“Nights like this are fun, kind of few and far-between,” said Braun, who had a career-high six RBIs. “So you have to enjoy them when they come.”
Ryan, who has five homers in his last 14 games, went 3-for-6 to raise his batting average to .320.
Craig Breslow, P – Minnesota Twins
Craig pitched two innings in the Twins loss to the Orioles, which featured 3 rain delays, lasting 2 hours and 49 minutes. He gave up Luke Scott’s solo shot to deep center on the first pitch he threw and then retired 6 out the next 7 batters. Somehow he lowered his ERA to 6.52.
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott won his second game of the year, over the A’s, allowing two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out three in his third start since replacing Kris Benson in the starting rotation.
“I love starting,” Feldman said. “It’s been a lot of fun the last three games. I don’t want to take anything for granted though. When they tell me to pitch I want to do well. It’s nice to get the opportunity to be a regular starter.”
Scott, who grew up near Oakland in Burlingame had lots of family members and friends in attendance said, “Sure it’s nice to win with them in the stands. Any time you can pitch well it’s only going to help things.”
For his performance, Scott has earned a Chai 5!
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
John didn’t pitch in the Pirates loss to the Cardinals.
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
Gabe didn’t play in the Rays extra inning victory over the Yankees.
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
Ian went 2-for-4, in the Rangers win over the A’s and raised his average to .328.
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason didn’t start in the Rockies big victory over the Giants.
Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks
Scott didn’t pitch in the D-backs victory over the Padres.
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox
Youk didn’t play in the Red Sox loss to the Indians due to muscle soreness in his left side.
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Ryan Braun
This was my easiest decision yet!