On this date in 1935, Babe Ruth announces his
retirement as a player at age 40.
On this date in 1941, New York Yankees first baseman
Lou Gehrig dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at age
37 in New York. From that time on, the illness is known
primarily as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Below is one of their last pictures together as active
Nothing of that importance happened on Monday, so let’s just go to the update.
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad didn’t play in Monday’s Dodgers loss to the D-Backs.
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan went 0-for-4, with a strike out in the Brewers loss to the Marlins. His average decreased to .309.
Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s
Craig pitched 1 and 1/3 innings and took the loss Monday. He entered a tied game with 2 outs in the 6th, got the final out and then pitched a scoreless 7th inning. He allowed a leadoff walk to Scott Podsednik in the eighth inning who came around to score on Jim Thome’s 550th home run. His ERA rose to 5.14 and his record fell to 1-4.
Just goes to show that leadoff walks will come back to haunt you!
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott is scheduled to pitch later this week.
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
John didn’t pitch in the Pirates win over the Mets.
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays had Monday off.
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
The Rangers had Monday off.
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason is scheduled 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
The Red Sox had Monday off.
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Me