Tagged: Cal Ripken

Daily Minyan – June 25, 2009

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

4.09.

                   

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

obviously.

 

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

Rangers   

           

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

 

              

                                 

Daily Minyan – May 30, 2009

In honor of Matt Wieters’ first major league hit – A TRIPLE!!!  

 

 

today’s Minyan will highlight a famous Baltimore baseball beginning and a not so famous end.

 

On May 30, 1935, Babe Ruth plays only the first inning of the opener of a doubleheader between the Boston Braves and Philadelphia Phillies at Baker Bowl. It is his final major league appearance.

 

 

On May 30, 1982, Cal Ripken plays the first of his record 2,632 straight games. 

“The Streak” ends on September 20, 1998.  A game that I had tickets for, but didn’t attend because of the Jewish holidays.

 

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in yesterday’s loss to the Cubbies.  

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 1-for-3, hit his 10th double, walked and scored a run in the Brewers win over the Reds.  He raised his average to .315.  

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig recorded a scoreless inning of work in the A’s loss to the Rangers. He lowered his ERA to 5.12.

That earned him a Chai 5.

 

  

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott (4-0) pitched 6 innings and gave up two runs on five hits and three walks to help the Rangers win for the sixth time in eight games and completed a doubleheader sweep of the A’s on Friday night.  He also struck out two and lowered his ERA to 3.91.

He allowed four baserunners in the first inning, but gave up only one run before settling down.

 

“I thought he did an excellent job to hang in there the way he did,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said.

Scott has pitched at least five innings in each of his seven starts since being inserted into the rotation on April 25 when Kris Benson went on the disabled list. 

 “I started behind in the count on too many guys, and that will drive your pitch count up,” Scott said of his early struggles. “But anytime your team wins, you’ve got to be grateful.”

Scott has earned another Chai 5!!   

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch in the Pirates loss to the Astros.  

                         

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe pinch hit for Gabe Gross in the 7th inning and went 0-for-1, with a walk.  He also was thrown out trying to steal.  His average remained below the Mendoza Line and is currently .186. 

 

 

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 0-for-5 in the Rangers double header sweep of the A’s, but performed a lead-off hitter’s role by walking 3 times and scoring twice.  He lowered his average to .275 

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason (7-3) pitched 8 shut-out innings against the Padres to pick up his third straight winHe gave up six hits, walked four and struck out a season-high six batters.

He wanted to finish off the game, but Huston Street came on instead and pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save.

“I felt good enough to go out there,” Marquis said. “It’s the manager’s decision. I’m fine with that.”

Jason has pitched into the eighth inning in each of his past three starts and has worked at least seven innings in seven of his 10 starts this season. He has decisions in all of them, going 7-3 with a 3.93 ERA and is tied with Johan Santana of the Mets and Bronson Arroyo of the Reds for the most wins in the National League.  

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott is currently dealing with the unexpected loss of  his wife.  My prayers are with him.  For the first time since his tragedy, Scott visited with his teammates at Chase Field on Wednesday.

              

Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox

Youk went 1-for-3, walked once and struck out once in the Sox loss to the Blue Jays.  He raised his average slightly to .374

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Jason Marquis