Daily Minyan – May 8, 2009


Apparently Twinkies are no longer Kosher (I never ate them anyway), and I’m not sure if any of the Minyan keeps Kosher, but let’s see how our (matzo) ballplayers did yesterday!


Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers loss to the lowly Nationals. 


Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 2-for-4 and scored 2 runs in the Brewers loss to the Reds.   He raised his average to .327.


Craig Breslow, P – Minnesota Twins

Craig didn’t pitch in the Twins loss to my Orioles.  


Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott, who won his second game of the year on Wednesday, didn’t start and chilled on the bench while watching the Rangers lose to the A’s. 


John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

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


Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 1-for-4, with a stolen base, his second, in the Rays victory over the Yankees. He is now batting .214.

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-4, in the Rangers loss to the A’s, hitting his 9th double of the year.  His average fell to .325.  


Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason took the loss in yesterday’s start against the Giants.  He pitched 6 inninings, gave up 7 runs (5 earned), 8 hits and was twice victimized by Giants catcher Benjie Molina, who blasted a solo homer and a 2-run shot.   His record fell to 4-2 and his ERA rose to 3.92. 

Yesterday’s game also broke 2 streaks:

Marquis had been 5-0 lifetime at Coors Field before the loss.  Molina had been hitless in 12 career plate appearances against Jason.


Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott pitched 1/3 of an inning, walking a batter and getting the other one to line out in the  D-backs loss to the Padres.  He lowered his ERA to 2.16.


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

Youk didn’t play in the Red Sox win over the Indians due to continuing muscle soreness in his left side. 


Macher (Big Shot) of the Day –   Ryan Braun (for the 2nd consecutive day)




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