Daily Minyan – June 4, 2009

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

 

below:

 

 

 

 

  

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

to .312.

 

 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

Sox.                     

 

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.

“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

out.  

                       

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

Line.  

 

 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

incident:

 

Today’s question is, what’s with my guys

getting hurt??? 

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Scott Feldman 

 

 

He beat the Yankees!!!  Now he can to Katz’s Deli to celebrate!!

 

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