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Daily Minyan – June 24, 2009

On this date in 1947 – The Dodgers win 4-2

over the Pirates as Jackie Robinson swipes

home for the first of 19 times in his career.

 

  

I’m pretty sure that none of these guys have ever stolen

home, but I wouldn’t put it past Ian Kinsler to accomplish it. 

Let’s see how they did on Tuesday, June 23.  

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers victory over the Chisox

  

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 0-for-3 and walked twice in the Brewers loss to

the Twins.  He lowered his average to .316.

   

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

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

Giants.

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott didn’t pitch in the Rangers loss to the D-Backs                 

 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

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

                   

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 1-for-3, hit his 10th double of the year and walked

in the Rays loss to the Phillies. Gabe raised his batting

average to .240.   

                                    

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-5 and drove in a run (#49) in the

Rangers loss to the D-Backs. He also took part in

one double play.  His average fell to .266.

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason didn’t pitch in the Rockies loss to the Angels 

 

Aaron Poreda, P – Chicago White Sox

Aaron pitched a scoreless 9th inning in the ChiSox loss to the

Dodgers, giving up 2 hits and striking out 1.  His ERA remains

a perfect 0.00.

Aaron deserves a bagel and lox for his continued excellence.

 

 

Oy vey, that looks tasty!!

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott didn’t pitch in the D-Backs win over the Rangers.  

           

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

Youk went 2-for-5, hit his 17th double of the

year, drove in 2 runs, scored 2 runs and of

course, he walked in the BoSox victory over the

Nats.  He raised his average

to .318.

 

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Kevin Youkilis

 

              

                          

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Daily Minyan – June 22, 2009

On this day in 1909, Harry Rosenberg was born in San

Francisco, CA  

  • Debut July 15, 1930

 

  • Final Game September 20, 1930

 

  • Born June 22, 1909 in San Francisco, CA

 

  • Died April 13, 1997 in San Mateo, CA

 

While working as a shovel operator in San Francisco, in 1930,

he tried out for the San Francisco Missions and made the

club, continuing to work his job in construction in the

mornings.

 

His first year, Rosenberg displayed superb range in center

field and hit .368, sixth in the Pacific Coast League. John

McGraw scouted Harry and was impressed. The New York

Giants purchased Rosenberg’s contract for $35,000-50,000.

He initially refused to sign, unless he got a $5,000 bonus, but

eventually he joined New York without a bonus.

 

As with other Jewish players signed by McGraw, there was a

lot of publicity in New York, but Rosenberg only played in nine

games and got five at-bats. After walking in his first plate

appearance, he never got another walk or a hit, but he did

score a run.

 

Rosenberg would not return to the majors. In 1931 he played

for the Newark Bears, hitting .284, then with the Bridgeport

Bees (.329) and the Indianapolis Indians (.330) to complete a

busy year. In 1932, Rosenberg hit .318 for the Indians,

then .281 the next season. He also appeared for the Fort

Worth Cats (.325) in ’33. With Indianapolis full-time in 1934,

Harry batted .329. He returned to the PCL to stay in 1935

when he signed with the Sacramento Solons and posted

a .354 average, around 8th in the league. Back with the

Missions in ’36 and ’37, Harry hit .334 and .330; he was

fourth in the Coast League in the latter campaign.

 

In 1938, Rosenberg hit .320 for the Portland Beavers, then

followed that with years of .331 and .314 for the club. Moving

to the Hollywood Stars in 1941, Harry had a .286 average,

his first full season with a team in which he hit under .300.

After not playing in 1942, he finished his career by

batting .362 for the 1943 San Francisco Seals.

 

I’m pretty sure that these guys will have a longer career than

Harry, so let’s see how they did on Sunday, June 21.  

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and 2 sacrifice bunts in the

Dodgers victory over the Angels.  He lowered his average

to .302. 

  

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan had a rare bad day at the plate went 0-for-4 in the

Brewers loss to the Tigers and lowered his average to .320.

   

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig pitched 2/3 of an inning but allowed a single to Tony

Gwynn, Jr., who scored on Kevin Kouzmanoff’s 2-run homer

in the 8th inning of the the A’s loss to Padres. He raised

his ERA to 4.72.

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott didn’t pitch in the Rangers loss to the Giants                 

 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

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

                   

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe entered the Rays victory against the Mets as a pinch

hitter for Gabe Gross in the 7th inning and hit a double to

drive in a run and the next inning he hit a sacrifice fly to drive

in another run. Nice work!!  Gabe raised his batting average

to .237.  He also earned a pastrami sandwich from Katz’s

Deli. 

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Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 0-for-2, walked twice and was doubled

up on first in the Rangers loss to the Giants. His

average is now .267. 

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason didn’t pitch in the Rockies win over the Pirates 

 

Aaron Poreda, P – Chicago White Sox

Aaron didn’t pitch in the ChiSox win over the Reds.

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott pitched to one Mariners’s batter, 1B Mike Carp, who

got a hit and came around to score later in the inning, but of

course he was charged with the earned run because that is

how baseball works. Thus, his ERA rose to 3.75   

           

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

Youk, playing third, went 1-for-4, singled,

reached on an error, scored a run and was

caught stealing in the BoSox victory over the

Braves.  He lowered his average to .316.

 

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Gabe Kapler

 

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Daily Minyan – June 17, 2009

In looking at the boxscores from June 17, I saw

that Scott Schoeneweis was listed as pitching,

but somehow I missed the fact that he returned

on June 9!!!  Please join me in welcoming him

back!!!

 

 

Here is the complete text of an AP article about his return.

 

Schoeneweis returns to Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP)–Pitcher Scott Schoeneweis returned to the Arizona

Diamondbacks’ active roster on Tuesday, 21 days after the death of his wife.

The club reinstated the lefty reliever from the restricted list and optioned

another left-hander, Daniel Schlereth, to Double-A Mobile in a corresponding

move.

 

Schoeneweis said he felt it was time to return to work after spending the last

three weeks tending to the couple’s four children and handling other matters.

 

“The family’s good, and it’s time for daddy to go back to work,” Schoeneweis

said before the Diamondbacks played host to the San Francisco Giants.

 

Authorities have not determined a cause of death for Gabrielle Schoeneweis,

39, who was found dead in the couple’s home in suburban Fountain Hills on

May 20.

 

Schoeneweis said he initially considered sitting out the rest of the season

before deciding he needed to return.

 

“It’s something that I would feel unfinished for me, personally,” he said. “I think

my wife would want me to play as well.

 

“I wanted to make sure that my kids were OK, first, obviously,” he said. “They

have been doing well. I had a lot of things to take care of. I needed the time to

get those things taken care of. I kind of put myself on the back burner. It’s been

kind of tough on me recently. I’m running out of things to do. 8:30 at night,

everybody’s asleep.”

 

Schoeneweis said he’s relying on family and friends to help him care for the

family’s children. He and Gabrielle had three children together, and she also

had a daughter before she married the reliever. The couple celebrated their

10th anniversary in January.

 

Schoeneweis had visited Chase Field several times since his wife’s death but

had not spoken publicly. He tuned up for his return with bullpen sessions and by

throwing an inning of extending spring training last Friday.

 

“We’re happy to see him and get him back on our club,” manager A.J. Hinch

said. “Obviously, we still have heavy hearts for him. I know he’s going through a

lot.

 

“As his second family here, we’re certainly thrilled to have him back, and we’ll

provide any support that he needs as his life gets back underway and the

normal schedule that he’s used to in a baseball life,” Hinch said.

 

Schoeneweis told Hinch that he was available to pitch Tuesday night, when the

Diamondbacks opened a three-game series against the Giants. Schoeneweis

spoke as if he’s looking forward to his work life returning to normal quickly.

 

“Baseball’s pretty distracting,” Schoeneweis said. “It takes a lot of

concentration and focus, so that’ll be good for me personally. It’ll be emotional,

I’m sure. It’s just different. It’s not the same. But it’s my job and I’m fully

confident that I can get the job done.”

 

Schoeneweis, acquired from the New York Mets last winter, is 0-0 with a 2.53

ERA in 19 games.

 

 

Here is an excerpt from an article about his return to the

mound.

 

LHP Scott Schoeneweis retired the only two batters he faced

Saturday, throwing six strikes on seven pitches, in his first

appearance since his wife, Gabrielle, was found dead of

undetermined cause in the couple’s suburban Phoenix home

on May 20. Schoeneweis, 35, was given a standing ovation

as he left the field but kept his eyes down. “I couldn’t look at

anybody,” Schoeneweis said. “I couldn’t acknowledge the

crowd. I apologize. You know the old saying, ‘There’s no

crying in baseball,’ so I just kept my head down.”

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers’ extra-inning

victory over the A’s.

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 1-for-4 on Tuesday, walked once and

scored once in the Brewers win over the

IndiansHis average fell to .318.

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig pitched to one batter, 1B James Loney, in

the 8th inning of the A’s extra-inning loss to the

Dodgers on Tuesday and promptly walked him! 

I guess he was rusty since he hadn’t pitched in

3 games.  His ERA remained unchanged at

4.50. 

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott earned a well-deserved day of rest. 

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch in the Pirates loss to the Twins

on Tuesday.  

               

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 3-for-4, homered in his 4th straight

game, drove in four runs – which tied a career

high- and fell a double short of the cycle on

Tuesday in the Rays mashing of the Rockies. 

Gabe became the third Ray to homer in four

straight games, joining Jose Canseco (five

straight in 1999)

 

and Julio Lugo (four in 2003)

 

He raised his average to .228.  

 

  

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian snapped out of his slump by going 3-for-4 with

two homers.  He also singled and walked and

finished the game with 3 runs scored, 2 RBIs

and raised his average to .268. 

 


After homering in his first two at-bats on Tuesday, Ian Kinsler had to run out an eighth-inning single.
 Star-Telegram/Ron T. Ennis

Ian, who was 4-for-33 with no RBIs or runs

scored in his previous eight games, put the

Rangers ahead to stay with his fourth leadoff

homer this season. He added another solo shot in

the second off struggling Astros’ left-hander

Wandy Rodriguez.

Ian’s nine career leadoff homers are the most in

Rangers history. This was his fifth multihomer

game, and his third this season.

 

Manager Ron Washington never considered

taking Kinsler out of the leadoff spot.

“I have confidence in the fact that he’s been there

before and he’ll get out of it,” Washington said. “I

just hope tonight is the night that got him back

going.”

 

Ian gets a Chai 5 shirt and hat combo for his

efforts.  He was narrowly beaten for Macher of the Day by Gabe Kapler’s

big day at Coors!

 

 

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason earned a day of rest. 

  

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott is back!!!                  

 

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

Youk went 1-for-4, hit his 16th double, scored

and guess what,  he walked again!! 

His average fell to .330.

                              

 

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Gabe

Kapler

                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Minyan – June 15, 2009

On this date in 1938 – Johnny Vander Meer stuns baseball

by pitching his second successive no-hitter, defeating the

Dodgers 6-0, as Brooklyn plays the first night game ever at

Ebbets Field. In front of 38,748 fans, including spectator

Babe Ruth, Vander Meer strikes out seven and walks eight,

including three walks in the ninth.  

            

                                   

Let’s see if any of our guys delivered a Hall of Fame performance.   

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Since it was Sunday, Brad of course played!  As

I have noted previously, if you want to see a

team’s backup catcher play, you have a great

shot of seeing him on a Sunday.  And per

usual, Brad did quite well, he went 2-for-2, hit

his 2nd double of the year and drove in his 4th

run of the year in the Dodgers victory over the

Rangers.  He also walked and was hit by a

pitch, thus, Brad reached based each time he

came to the plate!!!  He must have been talking

to Youk or something!!!

He raised his average back over .300 to .317. 

Additionally, he threw out his counterpart,

Rangers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who

was trying to steal 2nd in the 8th inning. 

 

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 1-for-4, with his lone hit being his

14th double of the year, in the Brewers loss to

the ChiSox. His average fell to .313.

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig didn’t pitch in the A’s loss to the Giants on

Sunday

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott earned a well-deserved day of rest. 

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John earned his 11th hold of the year by

pitching a scoreless 8th inning in the Pirates

win over the Tigers on Sunday. He lowered his

ERA to 3.72. 

               

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 2-for-2, homered in his third straight

game and drove in three runs for Tampa Bay in

their win over the Nats.  Gabe also walked twice

and was caught trying to steal 2nd in the 8th

inning.  He raised his average above the

Mendoza Line once again!

 

Kapler is still batting only .202 (.268 against

lefties), but he has hit three home runs since

last Monday after hitting none in his first 34

games. His pinch-hit homer off Ron Villone on

Friday sparked a 4-3 victory, and his two-run

shot in the sixth off Ross Detwiler on Sunday

tied the game at 4.

 

He earned a Chai 5 for this continued hot

streak.

 

A .291 career hitter against lefties who hit .354

against them last year at Milwaukee, Kapler

acknowledged he’s heard the carping from fans

said he’s thankful Maddon trusted in him.

“Talk radio is an interesting medium,” he said.

 

 

“But I absolutely stunk for a really nice stretch

there.

 

The fact I kept getting the opportunity to

go back on the field, I’m not sure how many

managers would have kept throwing me out

there.

“At the same time, I never believe I can’t get the

job done. I always believe something great is

around the corner.”

“If he was 42, I might have had some doubts,”

 

Maddon said. “But he’s a young man, 33, who

 

keeps himself in great shape. (See the picture

below – especially my female fans)

  

GabeKapler2.jpg Gabe image by mattie1010101

 

 Mrs. Kapler sure seems to like him as well!

 

lisa-kapler.jpg

 

He works his butt off, so it was a matter of time.

On top of that, his track record indicates that’s

what he is like.”

 

There has been at least one homer hit in all 33

 

games this season at Tropicana Field. The only

 

other park in the majors to have a homer streak

 

since from opening day is Yankee Stadium (32

 

games). 

  

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 0-for-4 in the Rangers loss to the

Dodgers on Sunday.  His average continues to

sink and now is at .260.

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason earned a day of rest. 

  

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 0-for-4, and guess what,  he

walked again!!  He didn’t score or drive

anybody in.  His average fell to .331.

                              

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Brad Ausmus  

 

Brad Ausmus #12 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to first base during a Spring Training game against the Chicago Cubs at HoHoKam Park on March 6, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Brad Ausmus 

 

 

 

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

Friday. 

 

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

special.”

 

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-

bat.

 

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

Mariners.

  

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!!!

Daily Minyan – June 9, 2009

On this date in 1973, Triple Crown Winner Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by an amazing 31 lengths.  This isn’t a baseball specific post, but since baseball has a Triple Crown and this was such an historic achievement, I’m leading with it.

This is one account of his 1 1/2 trip around the track:

Secretariat emerged from an inside post position in a field of only 5 runners. The break was clean and My Gallant got out the quickest with Sham up on the outside, and Secretariat at the rail. Seeing no one to block his path and interfere with him, Secretariat went right for the lead. He assumed command almost immediately after the start, and Sham went right up with him to pressure him. The two raced together around the first turn, then Secretariat drew away, and continued drawing away. By the mid-backstretch his lead was 10 lengths. By the far turn it was 12 lengths. Secretariat turned into the homestretch at least 20 lengths ahead of the others.Chick Anderson, who called the race that day, spoke the now immortal words “…but Secretariat is moving like a tremendous machine… he’s a sixteenth of a mile ahead of the other horses!” And he continued to widen the margin. 22 lengths. 25 lengths. 28 lengths. At the wire, the official margin was an unbelieveable 31 lengths. Twice a Prince was far, far back in second place. There was no doubt about this finishing time – 2:24 flat – a new world record. 

  

 

 This picture shows how far back the other horses were!

 

 This picture shows jockey Ron Turcotte glancing back at the rest of field, 

This picture shows clearly why his nickname was Big Red.

Secretariat Horse Picture

Are there any possible Triple Crown winners in

 

the Minyan?  Maybe Ryan Braun, but it’s too

 

early to tell.

 

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers had the day off yesterday

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers had the day off yesterday.

                     

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig earned his 6th hold of the year by working 1/3 of a

scoreless inning in the A’s win over the Twins.  Craig

lowered his ERA to 4.70.  

 

Craig earned a Chai 5 for getting another hold.

 

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott, who had won his previous three outings (5-1) lost for the first

time in nine starts

and allowed four runs

on seven hits (including

2 home runs) and two

walks in six innings of

work against the Blue

Jays. He also struck out

2 batters and saw his

ERA rise to 4.01.

  

“I didn’t feel like it was one of my better games.”

Feldman said, stating the obvious. “I tried to

hang in there as long as I could.”

 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John pitched a scoreless 8th inning, striking out one, in the

Pirates extra-inning loss to the Braves He lowered his ERA

to 3.96.

 

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe must have borrowed “Wonderboy”

 

for yesterday’s Rays loss to the Yankees because Gabe

actually hit a home run!!!! The homer, a 2-run shot off Andy

Pettitte, was Gabe’s first home run of the year and his first

since last Sept. 7, when he was playing for Milwaukee.  He

finished the game 1-for-4 with 2 RBIs to bring his total for the

year to just 7 RBIs. 

He actually raised his, below the Mendoza Line, average

to .173.

 

 

Gabe earned himself a pastrami sandwich at

Katz’s Deli for actually showing life with his

bat!!  Dig in bubula!!!

 

 

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-4, with a walk in the Rangers win loss to the Blue Jays.  His average remained at .274.

 

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason (8-4) became the first NL pitcher with 8 victories when

he got the win by allowing two runs on 6 hits and a walk in 6

2/3 innings against the Cardinals. He struck out 4 batters

along the way and lowered his ERA to 3.98. He also leads

the league with five road victories, and has won four of his

last five starts overall.

 

Jason pitched for the Cardinals from 2004 to 2006, when he

won 42 games for them.

 

Here are some quotes about and from Jason, courtesy of the

AP and the Denver Post:

“I am proud of my record,” Marquis said. “My job is to

compete and give the team a chance to win. But I have had a

lot of help.”

 

“This is my fourth team so I’ve been through it enough to

control the emotions. But it still feels like I’m at home because

I played here for so long (St. Louis) and had good success.”

 

“He’s been brilliant. But I have seen this from him before,”

Rockies Manager Jim Tracy said.

 

Jason not only pitched well, he supported his cause by

singling and scoring in the 5th inning.  Below, he is

congratulated by Troy Tulowitski after scoring:

 

 

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

The Sawx had the day off yesterday.

 

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Jason Marquis 

 

 

Daily Minyan – May 28, 2009

 

May 28, 1946 –  The Washington Senators edge the New York Yankees 2-1 before 49,917 fans in the first night game at Yankee Stadium.

 

 

May 28, 1951 – After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his first major-league hit, a home run off Braves pitcher Warren Spahn. The Giants lose the game 4-1.

 

Willie playing stickball 

 

So, who used their “sticks” well or who didn’t let any sticks touch the ball?

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in Wednesday’s win over the Rockies.  

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 0-for-4, with a strikeout one day after getting hit on the wrist.  Ryan’s batting average fell to .315. 

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig struck out the side in the 8th inning of the A’s loss to the Mariners on Wednesday!!!  He also lowered his ERA to 5.40. 

  

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott had a well-deserved day of rest and is scheduled to pitch the second game of a double header Friday against the A’s.  

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch in Wednesday’s Pirates loss to the Cubbies.  

             

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 1-for-3 and drove in 2 runs in Wednesday’s Rays’ loss to the Indians.  Although he is still below the Mendoza Line (.197 average), he gets a Chai 5 for finally contributing to the Rays offense!

 

  

 

 Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-4, with his lone hit being a 2-run homer (#13) which accounted for all of Texas’ runs in Wednesday’s Rangers loss to the Yanks. His average is now .282.

I’ve added this to Ian’s hat collection for his homer!

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason is slated to pitch Friday.  

  

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 0-for-2, with a walk, but drove in a run (RBI #29) with a sac fly in the 3rd inning of Wednesday’s BoSox loss to the Twins. His average fell to .373.

 

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Craig Breslow