On this date in 1964, Hall of Famer Sandy
Koufax throws the third no-hitter of his
career, striking out 12, as the Dodgers beat the
Phillies 3-0. Sandy would eventually throw 4 no-
hitters as shown in this iconic photograph
Let’s hope that some of our guys can live up
to his level of excellence!!! Oy Vey!!
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers 1-0 win over the D-Backs.
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan went 2-for-5, and hit his 10th home run – a 2-run shot –
in the Brewers win over the Marlins. However, everything
wasn’t all rosy for Ryan as he was picked off first by Kiko
Calero to end the 7th inning. Ryan raised his average
Ryan rounding the bases after his blast!
Ryan has earned a Chai 5!
Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s
Craig didn’t pitch in the A’s win over the White
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott pitched into the seventh inning against the
Yankees to win his third consecutive start for
the Rangers. Scott (5-0) allowed two runs, one
earned, and five hits in 6 1/3 innings. He also
walked three, but struck out five. He is 5-0 with
a 2.63 ERA in eight starts since he joined the
rotation in April.
Here are some quotes courtesy of Jason Cohen
of the AP:
“I do better when I keep the ball on the ground.
I’m not like a big strikeout type of pitcher,” said
“Scott Feldman has been great since we
put him in the starting rotation,” Texas
manager Ron Washington said. “He always
does what you need him to do, keep you in
the ballgame. He did that tonight very well.”
“We weren’t swinging the bats particularly well, but Feldman
was good,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates game against the Mets was rained
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
Gabe entered the Rays-Royals game in the 7th
inning and struck out in his only plate
appearance in the 8th inning of the Rays
victory. His average fell once again and is
now .176, which is way below the Mendoza
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
Ian went 2-for-3, scored a run and drove
in a run in the Rangers victory over the
Yanks. He also walked twice and was
picked off first. Fellow minyan member
Scott Feldman got the win. His average
increased to .282.
Ian, once again, has earned a Chai 5!
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason took the loss in yesterday’s start against the Astros,
going 6 innings and giving up 5 runs on ten hits and four
walks. His record fell to 7-4 and his ERA rose to 4.10.
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-3, including his 14th double of
year, knocked in a run, scored a run, walked
and in a surprise to me, stole his second base
of the year as the BoSox victory beat the
Tigers. However, he left the game in the 8th
inning with a right foot injury. Youk was
stretching for a throw at first when Josh
Anderson kicked his right ankle, but BoSox
manager Francona said after the game that it
appeared to only be a bruise. His average rose
to .358. Below is Youk’s reaction to this
Today’s question is, what’s with my guys
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Scott Feldman
He beat the Yankees!!! Now he can to Katz’s Deli to celebrate!!