Daily Minyan – June 13, 2009

On this date in 1948, Babe Ruth’s #3 is retired in front of

49,641 fans at Yankee Stadium.


Our guys might have a retired parent or two, so let’s see if any of them made their parents proud!    


Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers loss to the Rangers on



Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 2-for-5, and scored a run in the Brewers 7-2

victory over the ChiSox on Friday.  His average rose to .320.


Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig didn’t pitch in the A’s loss to their Bay-area rivals, the

Giants on Friday. 


Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott didn’t pitch on Friday


John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John pitched the 8th inning Friday and gave up a solo shot to

the Brandon Inge in the Pirates 3-1 loss to the Tigers.  He

also struck out one.  His ERA rose to 3.86.


Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe pinch hit for Gabe Gross in the 8th inning Friday and he

smacked a solo homer (#2), which wound being the winning

run in the Rays 4-3 victory over the lowly Nats!!!  He also

recorded his 8th RBI of the year and raised his average

to .183. 


Stuck in a 3-for-31 slide that dropped his batting average

to .173, Gabe went deep against Ron Villone (3-2) after first

baseman Nick Johnson dropped a pop foul that would have

been the third out.


“I was screaming at the ball as hard as I could, and I think it

heard me,” Kapler said. “I wanted the opportunity badly.”

“Joe and the (coaching) staff have shown a tremendous

amount of loyalty to me,” Kapler said. “To me that’s kind of



Rays’ Manager Joe Maddon said he liked the way Kapler

swung the bat earlier in the day when he batted against Scott

Kazmir in a simulated game.


Kapler said he felt good against Kazmir and during batting

practice, but didn’t think that carried over to his pinch-hit at-



It was Kapler’s second home run of the season. His first

came Monday at Yankee Stadium against Andy Pettitte.

It was the Rays’ fourth pinch-hit home run of the season and

first by someone not named Ben Zobrist.


Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-4 and struck out once in the

Rangers 6-0 victory over the Dodgers on

Friday. He also took part in one double play. His

average fell to .264.


Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason didn’t pitch in Friday’s win over the



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 1-for-5 on Friday, hit his 11th homer

of the year, a solo shot, was hit by a pitch and

stole his 4th base of the year in the same inning

that he was hit.  His average fell to .345.


He earned a Chai 5 and an icepack for his effort!



Youth Chai 5 T-Shirt




Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Gabe Kapler




Welcome to the club!!!!  Took you long enough!!!


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