On this date in 1925, Lou Gehrig began his streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games.
Let’s hope that some of our guys can start their own streaks!
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad pinch hit for pitcher Ronald Belisario in the 8th inning and was hit by a pitch!! OUCH!!!
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan went 1-for-4, and scored a run in the Brewers win over the Reds. He also struck out twice. His average decreased to .316.
Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s
Craig pitched 1/3 of a scoreless inning and earned his 4th hold of the year in the A’s win over the Rangers. He lowered his ERA to 5.03.
Craig earned a Chai 5!
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott is scheduled to pitch later this week.
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
John didn’t pitch in the Pirates 1-run loss to the Astros.
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
Gabe pinch hit for OF Gabe Gross in the 8th inning and ground out. His average remained below the Mendoza Line and is currently .178.
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
Ian went 1-for-5 and took part in 2 double plays. On the negative side, he committed his 4th error of the year and his average fell to .279.
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason is scheduled to pitch later in the week.
Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks
Scott is currently dealing with the unexpected loss of his wife. My prayers are with him.
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox
Youk went 2-for-4, drove in 2 runs, walked once and scored 3 runs in the BoSox victory over the Blue Jays. Both of his hits were solo homers. He hit his first one in the 1st off Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero, then hit the other one in the eighth off right-hander Brian Wolfe for the sixth multihomer game of his career. He raised his average to .366.
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Kevin Youkilis