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
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!
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Gabe Kapler
Welcome to the club!!!! Took you long enough!!!