Daily Minyan – May 18, 2009

This Date in Baseball History (with an Orioles slant):

1957 – Dick Williams of the Orioles hit a ninth-inning, game-tying solo home run against Chicago’s Paul LaPalme seconds before 10:20 p.m. — a time set as a curfew so the White Sox could catch a train out of Baltimore. If Williams had done anything else, Chicago would have won. The game was replayed from the beginning and Baltimore won.

The White Sox obviously weren’t fans of this T-shirt slogan:

1990 – The Baltimore Orioles tied an American League record with eight consecutive singles in a seven-run first inning against Bobby Witt to beat the California Angels 13-1.

So, how did our guys do on Sunday? 


Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad went 1-for-5, scored a run and struck out twice in Sunday’s Dodgers’ win over the Marlins.  Brad is now batting .346.

Brad was catching Clayton Kershaw, who had a no hit bid broken up in the 8th inning.


Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 1-for-3, hitting his 8th double, earning a walk and scored 2 runs in Sunday’s Brewers win over the Cardinals.  He also was hit by a pitch and scored when Prince Fielder blasted his 9th homer. His average held steady at .320.

Ryan earns a Chai 5 for his day.

Chai 5 Hat

Craig Breslow, P – Minnesota Twins

Craig didn’t pitch Sunday in the Twins 3rd straight loss to the Yanks.  


Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott pitched six scoreless innings in Sunday’s shutout of the Angels, allowing four hits and two walks along with getting three strikeouts.  He left with the game tied 0-0 and Jason Jennings got the win.  His effort lowered his ERA to 4.04.

The Rangers shut out the Angels in Texas for the first time since 2003 and had their first home shutout since last September.


John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch Sunday in the Pirates win over the Rockies.  


Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 0-for-2, knocked in a run, scored a run and drew a walk in the Rays victory over the Indians.  His average fell to .220.


Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-3, scored a run and knocked in one.  He also walked (but was immediately picked off) and slugged his 11th double of the year.   His average rose to .314.

Ian earned another Chai 5.                         Chai 5 Hat                 


Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason was preparing for his Monday start against the Braves.


Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott didn’t on Sunday because the D-backs game against the Braves was postponed to rain. 


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

Youk is on the 15-day disabled list–retroactive to May 5– and is eligible to return from the disabled list on Wednesday. 

 Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Scott Feldman 




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