On this date in 1988 – The Orioles’ Cal Ripken, Jr. plays in
his 1,000th consecutive game, a 10-3 loss to Boston.
Ripken’s streak was the sixth-longest in major-league history
at that time.
I’m not sure that any of these guys have played in 1,000 total
games, but they are my guys, so let’s see how they did on
Wednesday, June 24.
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers loss to the ChiSox.
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan went 2-for-4 in the Brewers win over the Twins
and raised his average to .319.
Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s
Craig didn’t pitch in the the A’s loss to Giants.
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott didn’t pitch in the Rangers win over to the D-Backs.
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
John pitched a scoreless 8th inning, striking out two batters,
in the Pirates win over the Indians. He lowered his ERA to
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
Gabe didn’t play in the Rays victory against the Phillies in a
World Series rematch.
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
Ian went 1-for-4, stole his 15th base and scored
one of the Rangers’s two runs in their victory over
the D-Backs. He lowered his average to .266.
Ian has earned something to nosh on!
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason (9-5) had an awful start against the Angels throwing 88
pitches over 3 1/3 innings in the second-shortest of his 15
starts this season. Jason, who was trying to tie for the major
league lead in wins, retired only nine of the 21 batters he
faced and allowed eight runs, nine hits, including a homer to
Vlad Guerrero, and two walks on the way to raising his ERA
to 4.22. For good measure he even was called for a balk!
“I couldn’t command my pitches, couldn’t make the
adjustment. I put my team behind the 8-ball,” Jason stated
Aaron Poreda, P – Chicago White Sox
Aaron didn’t pitch in the ChiSox win over the Dodgers.
Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks
Scott didn’t pitch in the D-Backs one run loss to the
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox
Youk went 0-for-3, walked and scored a run in
the BoSox win over the Nats. He lowered his
average to .313.
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – John Grabow