Tagged: Mendoza Line

Daily Minyan – May 31, 2009

In honor of Matt Wieters’ first major league hit – A TRIPLE!!!  I want to share with you what I found on sale at the Yards!!!

 


 


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                      MATT WIETERS’ JERSEYS!!!! 

 

 

I know that you can buy some of these guys jerseys so let’s see how they did in their actual jerseys!

 

 

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad pinch hit for pitcher Guillermo Mota in the fifth inning and ground out to the shortstop.  He lowered his average to .344. 

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 2-for-5, and hit his 9th home run, a solo shot in the Brewers win over the Reds. He also threw out Reds catcher Ryan Hannigan at home to get the final out of the 4th inning, as seen below. His average increased to .318.

 

  

He earned a Chai 5 for his all-around play!

 

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig didn’t pitch in the A’s big loss to the Rangers. 

  

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

After earning his 4th victory of the year, Scott had a well-deserved day of rest.

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John pitched a scoreless 8th inning to earn his 7th hold of the season in the Pirates win over the Astros.  His ERA fell to 4.50.   He earned a Chai 5 as well!

 

 

                         

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 0-for-2 and walked once in the Rays vistory over the Twins.  His average remained below the Mendoza Line and is currently .181. 

 

 

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 2-for-4, drove in 4 runs and scored 2 runs in the Rangers crushing of the A’s. He hit his 12th double of year, walked twice and took part in 2 double plays.  His average continued to climb back up and is now at to .281. 

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

After pitching one of his best games this year, Jason also earned a well deserved 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, with three strikeouts in the BoSox loss to the Blue Jays.  He lowered his average  to .362.

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Ian Kinsler

 

                         

        

Daily Minyan – May 29, 2009

 

 

The top prospect in Major League Baseball, Catcher Matt

Wieters, will be making his MLB debut tonight for my O’s at Camden Yards!!!  Wieters, who is Baseball America’s Player of the Year, played three years at Georgia Tech before being selected by Baltimore with the fifth overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft. The 6-foot-5, switch-hitting catcher split time between Class-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie last year, where he hit 27 homers, knocked in 91 runs and had a lofty .355 average. This season he was batting .305 with five homers and 30 RBIs with Triple-A Norfolk through Tuesday. 

 

It was a very slow day yesterday, but most should be in action later today!!!  

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in yesterday’s squeaker over the Cubbies.  

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers had the day off yesterday.  

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

The A’s had the day off yesterday.   

  

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott is scheduled to pitch in the second game of today’s Rangers double header against the A’s.   

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates had the day off yesterday.  

                         

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 0-for-3, and struck out once in yesterday’s Rays loss to the Indians.  His average is once again below the Mendoza Line and is currently .188. 

 

 

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

The Rangers had an off-day yesterday.                     

  

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason is slated to pitch tonite against the Padres.  

 

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-2 and walked twice in yesterday’s BoSox victory over the Twins.  He raised his average  to .375.

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Kevin Youkilis

               

Daily Minyan – May 23, 2009

1926Hack Wilson smacks a fifth inning home run off the Wrigley Field scoreboard, situated at ground level, to start a 14-8 rout of the Braves. Wilson is the first player to hit a ball off the scoreboard, which, in 1937, will be moved atop the newly built bleachers.  

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Picture of Wrigley Field showing the field level scoreboard – a rare find!                     

 

Let’s see if any of the boychiks got a few good hacks in themselves!!

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

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

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 2-for-4, and drove in his 31st RBI of the year.  He raised his batting average to .331.

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig pitched 2/3 of a scoreless inning in his debut in an A’s uniform! He faced one batter and induced an inning ending double play.  He now has gone three straight appearances not allowing a runner on base after allowing at least one baserunner in each of his previous 11 appearances. He lowered his ERA to an even 6.00.

 

Craig had earned a Chai 5!

  

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott is scheduled to pitch later today against the Astros. 

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch in yesterday’s Pirates loss to the ChiSox. 

  

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe pinch-hit for BJ Upton in yesterday’s Rays victory over the Fish.  He went 0-for-1 and drew a walk to lower his average to .197.  Which means that this charming picture of Mario Mendoza remains!

 

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 0-for-5 and took part in 2 double plays in the Rangers extra-inning victory over the Astros.  His average continues to fall and now stands at .287   

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason is scheduled to pitch today against Detroit.

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott is currently dealing with the unexpected loss of  his wife.  My prayers are with him. 

 

The article below is courtesy of AP.

The Diamondbacks will be represented by several pitchers at Monday’s memorial service for Gabrielle Schoeneweis. 

The funeral is in the morning at the Messenger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary in Scottsdale, Ariz.–and Arizona will be getting ready to play a home day game against San Diego.

“It’s obviously a tough time for everybody,” manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday before the Diamondbacks played the middle game of a weekend series against the A’s. “We want to be there for him. If it were a night game we’d have chartered a bus.”

Schoeneweis returned to the Phoenix area after his wife, Gabrielle, was found dead at their home Wednesday. The team still had little information about her death, Hinch said.

“I assume they’re going through the medical procedures,” he said. “We’re respecting his privacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.”

Schoeneweis was placed on the bereavement list and left the team when he received the news before a doubleheader at Florida on Wednesday.

                                

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

Youk went 0-for-3 and struck out 3 times, however he was hit by a Johan Santana pitch!  His average fell below .400 to slightly to .390.

After Santana hit Youk on the elbow they exchanged words.  Youk said he reacted by saying, “‘That hurts.’ I was joking around.” He also said Santana wasn’t throwing at him.

But Santana took it seriously.

“Two outs, two strikes, there’s no way I’m going to try and hit somebody,” Santana said. “I hit him and he started looking at me. If you look at me, I’m going to give it back.”

 

                  

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Ryan Braun