May 19 is Jewish Community Night at Dodger Stadium and the Dodgers will honor the Maccabiah Games, an international Jewish athletic competition similar to the Olympics, during pregame ceremonies. Ron Carner, the General Chairman of the USA 18th Maccabiah Organizing Committee, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Jewish Life Foundation, working with Blazer Media Group, produces the annual Jewish Community Day Pre-Game Ceremonies for the Los Angeles Dodgers. More than 500,000 baseball fans have been touched by this day of fun shared with the Southern California Jewish community since its inception in 1998.
Group shot of the day’s honorees and flag bearers.
Mazel Tov to the Dodgers!!
I bet those people in the photo want to know how the boychiks did! So, get some nosh and read about them!
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad didn’t play in yesterday’s Dodger extra inning win over the Mets. But I’m pretty sure that he was very actively involved in the Dodger’s Jewish Community Night as the only Jewish ballplayer on the team!
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan went 2-for-3, including hitting his 9th double, walking twice and scoring 4 runs in yesterday’s Brewers win over the Cardinals. In addition to scoring every time he reached base, he also recorded his 29th RBI. His average rose to .328.
Ryan earns two Chai 5’s for his day.
Plus, it’s time to reveal a new, very appropriate logo for Ryan:
Craig Breslow, P – Minnesota Twins
Craig pitched 2/3 of a scoreless inning yesterday in the Twins 4th straight loss to the Yanks. This perfect outing lowered his ERA to 6.75.
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott earned a well deserved day of rest.
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
John pitched one inning yesterday in the Pirates win over the Nats, giving up one run on 2 hits and a walk. John also struck out a batter. His ERA rose to 5.50.
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
Gabe pinch hit for Carl Crawford and remained in the game for the Rays. He went 0-for-2 in the Rays victory over the Indians. His average fell to .212.
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason scattered five hits, walked three and allowed one run in eight innings to end a two-start losing streak. He also struck out three batters. The win improved his record to (5-3) .
Jason had given up 16 runs – 14 earned – in his previous two starts, a span of 9 2/3 innings against the Giants and Astros.
Jason, talking about his strategy said, “I pounded the bottom of the strike zone. I was able to attack the strike zone and put the all on the ground.”
Jason also mentioned how confident he was in his pitching
“I feel like every time I get the ball, I’m going to shut them down. I’m out there every pitch battling.”
Thanks AP for the quotes.
Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks
Scott didn’t pitch on Sunday because the D-backs game against the Marlins was postponed by rain. That is the second day in the row that the D-backs were rained out.
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox
Youk is on the 15-day disabled list–retroactive to May 5– and is eligible to return from the disabled list on Wednesday.
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Jason Marquis