On June 18, 1938, Babe Ruth is signed as a Brooklyn
Dodgers coach for the rest of the season. He is in uniform for
batting demonstrations the following day. It was a well-
known fact that Babe wanted to manage the Yankees and he
took the Dodgers’ job in an attempt to gain a managing job,
which ultimately proved fruitless.
Let’s see if any of our guys delivered a Hall of Fame performance.
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers’ loss to the A’s on
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan went 2-for-4, hitting his 15th double, driving in a run and
scoring two in the Brewers extra-inning victory over the
Indians on Wednesday. His average increased to .321.
Ryan left in the 8th inning with lower back tightness.
Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s
Craig somehow earned his 7th hold of the year, in spite of
giving up 2 runs (1 earned) in his 1/3 of an inning of work in
the A’s win over the Dodgers on Wednesday. He faced 3
batters, with the first 2 – who eventually scored – reaching
base on a walk and an error. This effort raised his ERA to
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott didn’t pitch in the Rangers’ extra-inning victory over the
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
John pitched 2 scoreless innings and earned his 12th hold in
the Pirates win over the Twins on Wednesday. He wasn’t as
effective as usual and walked 3 batters and gave up a hit in
his 2 innings of work. He got out of a based-loaded jam in
the 7th inning, but only faced 3 batters in the 8th inning. His
effort reduced his ERA to 3.48.
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
Gabe pinch hit in the 9th inning on Wednesday and ground out
to third. That lowered his average to .225.
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
Ian had a very busy and productive day for the
Rangers in their extra-inning victory over the
Astros on Wednesday, where he scored the
He went 2-for-4, hit his 14th double, stole bases
#12 and #13, hit a sac fly, drove in a run and
scored twice, with the last one being the game
winner. And for good measure, he took part
in a double play. His exciting day raised his
average to .271.
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason didn’t pitch in the Rockies win over the
Rays on Wednesday.
Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks
Scott pitched 2/3 of a scoreless inning Wednesday in his 2nd
game back in the D-Backs win over the Royals. It’s nice to
see that he has returned to his former level of
effectiveness. This lowered his ERA to 2.25.
Scott has earned a Chai 5:
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox
Youk had an uncharacteristically bad day on
Wednesday, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts
to lower his average to .322. He also left 5
BoSox on base!!
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Ian Kinsler