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Daily Minyan – May 26, 2009

On this date in 1993, everybody’s favorite author, Jose Canseco, shows everybody how not to use your head!!  This blooper is certain to be on highlight reels for all eternity!

       

 

So, who used their head on Monday?  Or whose head will be fitted with a Chai 5 cap? Let’s take a looksie!  

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

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

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 0-for-4, with a strikeout, in the Brewers 1-0 win over the Cardinals.  This game was a pitcher’s duel between the Cardinals’ Chris Carpenter and the Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo.  As a result of being shut down, Ryan’s batting average fell to .325. 

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig didn’t pitch in the  A’s win over the Mariners.  

  

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott had a well-deserved day of rest and is scheduled to pitch later in the week.  

 

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John pitched a scoreless 8th inning, and picked up his 6th hold of the year in the Pirates win over the Cubbies on Monday. In doing so, he lowered his ERA to 4.71.

That effort earned him a Chai 5:

 

                          

 

  

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe didn’t play in Monday’s loss to the Indians.

 

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 0-for-4 on Monday in the Rangers loss to the Yanks, which lowered his average to .278. He also took part in a double play. 

                    

  

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason is slated to pitch later in the week.  

 

 

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 2-for-5 on Monday in the BoSox victory over the Twins, with both hits being doubles (numbers 12 and 13).  He scored his only run after hitting his first double and drove in 2 with his second double (RBIs # 27 and 28).  He raised his average slightly to .384.

 

 

                  

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Kevin Youkilis

               

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Daily Minyan – May 17, 2009

One day after the first night game in the AL, the first baseball game ever televised — Princeton against Columbia at Baker Field, Columbia’s home field — is seen by a handful of viewers on May 17, 1939 watching W2XBS in New York City.

Reviewing the game the next day, the New York Times says, “it is difficult to see how this sort of thing can catch the public fancy.”  This from a paper without a comics section!!!

 

Now, we get upset if the games aren’t on TV and we can watch any game we want on MLB.TV!!

So, what did some of us see on TV yesterday? 

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

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

                                                   

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 1-for-4 in yesterday’s Brewers win over the Cardinals. His average fell to .320.

 

Craig Breslow, P – Minnesota Twins

Craig was victimized by A-Fraud’s walk-off homer in yesterday’s Twins extra inning loss to the Yanks.  Craig entered the game in the 10th inning and got Johnny Damon on a foul pop, but he started off the 11th by walking Mark Teixeira and then threw a gopher ball to A-Roid.  Craig’s record fell to 1-2 and his ERA rose to 7.11. 

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott didn’t pitch in yesterday’s Ranger’s victory over the Angels.  

                  

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John pitched a scoreless 8th inning and earned his 5th hold of the year in the Pirates win over the Rockies.  He lowered his ERA to 5.20. 

  

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe didn’t play in the Rays victory over the Indians.

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 0-for-2, but was hit by a pitch, walked, stole a base and scored a run in the Rangers victory over the Angels. 

Angels starter John Lackey was ejected after his first pitch sailed behind Ian’s head and the next one hit him in the ribs.

He promptly stole second (#9) and after advancing to 3rd on Bobby Abreu’s sac fly, he scored on Josh Hamilton’s sac fly.

His average fell to .313, but Ian earned a Chai 5 for just walking to first after being plunked by Lackey (which can mean servile follower).

                         Chai 5 Hat                 

   

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason had a day of rest.

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott pitched 2/3 of a scoreless inning in the D-backs thumping of the Braves.  He gave up 2 singles and struck out a batter to lower his ERA to 2.53. 

                                  

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

Youk is on the 15-day disabled list–retroactive to May 5–because of a strained oblique on his left side

 

 Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  John Grabow