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Daily Minyan – June 14, 2009

On this day in 1985 – Hall of Famer Earl Weaver comes out

of retirement to manage the Orioles. Weaver led Baltimore to

six A.L. titles from 1968-82.

Now 78 and living in Florida, Weaver recently shared with a

Baltimore Sun reporter his favorite ways of showing umpires

that their judgment was, um, wrong:

1. Tearing up the rule book under the umpire’s nose.

“I did that in Cleveland after getting thrown out of a game.”

2. Ripping third base off its moorings and hurling it off the field.

“If (the umpire) couldn’t tell fair from foul, why keep the base?

3. Scuffing dirt onto home plate.

“He wasn’t using it anyway.”

4. Wearing his baseball cap backward.

“I really did that so umpires couldn’t say I bumped them with

the bill of my hat (during arguments).”

 

 

 

 

 

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

performance.   

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers victory over the Rangers on

Saturday. 

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 0-for-4, and struck out twice.  His average fell

to .314.

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig pitched a scoreless 1/3 of an inning in the A’s loss to

the Giants on Saturday, giving up a hit and striking out

one. He lowered his ERA to 4.50.

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott pitched 5 scoreless innings on Saturday night against

the Dodgers, but was unable to get a win due to a very long

delay in the game (1 hour 41 minutes) because of a power

outage! He allowed 3 hits and struck out one in his

abbreviated appearance and lowered his ERA to

3.70. Because of the long delay, Rangers manager Ron

Washington didn’t allow him to retake the mound for the 6th

inning.

  

Here are a couple of quotes courtesy of AP.

“It was pretty frustrating,” Feldman said. “I felt I was throwing

pretty good and wanted to go back out there.”

 

“Feldman was on his way to a pretty good game when we

got hit with the lights,” manager Ron Washington said.

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch in the Pirates win over the Tigers on

Saturday.  

               

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe didn’t play in the Rays’ win over the Nats on Saturday.

  

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-4 Saturday in the Rangers loss to 

the Dodgers.  His average is at .264.

 

The Rangers recognized Ian during pregame for

his 6-for-6 cycle game on April 15, and fans

were given commemorative color lithographs.

He was third in the majors batting .474 after that

night, but has dropped to .264 since.  

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason limited the Mariners to a run and seven

hits and 3 walks in seven innings on Saturday,

but was denied the decision in the Rockies 5-3

victory. He struck out two and also had an RBI

with a bases-loaded walk for the Rockies’ first

run in the second inning!

 

“I didn’t get the win, but the team did,” Marquis

said. “That’s all that matters.”

  

Jason has earned another Chai 5:

 

 

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-3, walked three times, struck

out twice and scored once. “The Greek God of

Walks” was at it again!! 

 

                  

His average fell to .339.

                              

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Scott Feldman 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Minyan – June 4, 2009

On this date in 1964, Hall of Famer Sandy

 

Koufax throws the third no-hitter of his

 

career, striking out 12, as the Dodgers beat the

 

Phillies 3-0. Sandy would eventually throw 4 no-

 

hitters as shown in this iconic photograph

 

below:

 

 

 

 

  

Let’s hope that some of our guys can live up

 

to his level of excellence!!!  Oy Vey!!  

 

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers 1-0 win over the D-Backs.  

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 2-for-5, and hit his 10th home run – a 2-run shot –

in the Brewers win over the Marlins.  However, everything

wasn’t all rosy for Ryan as he was picked off first by Kiko

Calero to end the 7th inning.  Ryan raised his average

to .312.

 

 Ryan rounding the bases after his blast!

 

Ryan has earned a Chai 5!

                  

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig didn’t pitch in the A’s win over the White

Sox.                     

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott pitched into the seventh inning against the

Yankees to win his third consecutive start for

the Rangers.  Scott (5-0) allowed two runs, one

earned, and five hits in 6 1/3 innings.  He also

walked three, but struck out five. He is 5-0 with

a 2.63 ERA in eight starts since he joined the

rotation in April.

 

Here are some quotes courtesy of Jason Cohen

of the AP:

 

“I do better when I keep the ball on the ground.

I’m not like a big strikeout type of pitcher,” said

Scott.

“Scott Feldman has been great since we

put him in the starting rotation,” Texas

manager Ron Washington said. “He always

does what you need him to do, keep you in

the ballgame. He did that tonight very well.”

 

“We weren’t swinging the bats particularly well, but Feldman

was good,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates game against the Mets was rained

out.  

                       

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe entered the Rays-Royals game in the 7th

inning and struck out in his only plate

appearance in the 8th inning of the Rays 

victory.  His average fell once again and is

now .176, which is way below the Mendoza

Line.  

 

 Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 2-for-3, scored a run and drove

in a run in the Rangers victory over the

Yanks. He also walked twice and was

picked off first. Fellow minyan member

Scott Feldman got the win. His average

increased to .282.

 

Ian, once again,  has earned a Chai 5!

 

                         

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason took the loss in yesterday’s start against the Astros,

going 6 innings and giving up 5 runs on ten hits and four

walks.  His record fell to 7-4 and his ERA rose to 4.10.

 

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-3, including his 14th double of

year, knocked in a run, scored a run, walked

and in a surprise to me, stole his second base

of the year as the BoSox victory beat the

Tigers. However, he left the game in the 8th

inning with a right foot injury. Youk was

stretching for a throw at first when Josh

Anderson kicked his right ankle, but BoSox

manager Francona said after the game that it

appeared to only be a bruise. His average rose

to .358.  Below is Youk’s reaction to this

incident:

 

Today’s question is, what’s with my guys

getting hurt??? 

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Scott Feldman 

 

 

He beat the Yankees!!!  Now he can to Katz’s Deli to celebrate!!

 

Daily Minyan – May 30, 2009

In honor of Matt Wieters’ first major league hit – A TRIPLE!!!  

 

 

today’s Minyan will highlight a famous Baltimore baseball beginning and a not so famous end.

 

On May 30, 1935, Babe Ruth plays only the first inning of the opener of a doubleheader between the Boston Braves and Philadelphia Phillies at Baker Bowl. It is his final major league appearance.

 

 

On May 30, 1982, Cal Ripken plays the first of his record 2,632 straight games. 

“The Streak” ends on September 20, 1998.  A game that I had tickets for, but didn’t attend because of the Jewish holidays.

 

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

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

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 1-for-3, hit his 10th double, walked and scored a run in the Brewers win over the Reds.  He raised his average to .315.  

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig recorded a scoreless inning of work in the A’s loss to the Rangers. He lowered his ERA to 5.12.

That earned him a Chai 5.

 

  

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott (4-0) pitched 6 innings and gave up two runs on five hits and three walks to help the Rangers win for the sixth time in eight games and completed a doubleheader sweep of the A’s on Friday night.  He also struck out two and lowered his ERA to 3.91.

He allowed four baserunners in the first inning, but gave up only one run before settling down.

 

“I thought he did an excellent job to hang in there the way he did,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said.

Scott has pitched at least five innings in each of his seven starts since being inserted into the rotation on April 25 when Kris Benson went on the disabled list. 

 “I started behind in the count on too many guys, and that will drive your pitch count up,” Scott said of his early struggles. “But anytime your team wins, you’ve got to be grateful.”

Scott has earned another Chai 5!!   

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

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

                         

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe pinch hit for Gabe Gross in the 7th inning and went 0-for-1, with a walk.  He also was thrown out trying to steal.  His average remained below the Mendoza Line and is currently .186. 

 

 

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 0-for-5 in the Rangers double header sweep of the A’s, but performed a lead-off hitter’s role by walking 3 times and scoring twice.  He lowered his average to .275 

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason (7-3) pitched 8 shut-out innings against the Padres to pick up his third straight winHe gave up six hits, walked four and struck out a season-high six batters.

He wanted to finish off the game, but Huston Street came on instead and pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save.

“I felt good enough to go out there,” Marquis said. “It’s the manager’s decision. I’m fine with that.”

Jason has pitched into the eighth inning in each of his past three starts and has worked at least seven innings in seven of his 10 starts this season. He has decisions in all of them, going 7-3 with a 3.93 ERA and is tied with Johan Santana of the Mets and Bronson Arroyo of the Reds for the most wins in the National League.  

 

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-3, walked once and struck out once in the Sox loss to the Blue Jays.  He raised his average slightly to .374

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Jason Marquis

         

Daily Minyan – May 24, 2009

 

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the death of

Barney Pelty (September 10, 1880May 24, 1939),

 who was a major league baseball pitcher known as “the

Yiddish Curver” because he was one of the first Jewish

baseball players in the American League.  Pelty was

proud of his Jewish heritage as indicated by his

nickname, and did not change his name or hide his

identity like some other Jewish players of the era.

 

 

 

His career ERA was 2.63, 60th-best of all pitchers in major league baseball, and through 2006 he ranks 71st in hits per 9 innings, and 48th in batters plunked.

He was one of the best Jewish pitchers in major league history, ranking first in career ERA (ahead of # 2 Sandy Koufax), 5th in wins (92), and 6th in strikeouts (693).

He was a workhorse for the St. Louis Browns, a member of their starting rotation from 1904, when he pitched 31 complete games and 301 innings, through 1911.

In 1904 he led the league in hit batsmen (20), and was 6th in wild pitches (9). In 1905 he was 14-14 with a 2.75 ERA, while the team’s other pitchers were a combined 40-85.

His peak year was 1906, when he went 16-11 with a 1.59 ERA (2nd in the AL). He also led the league in fewest hits allowed per 9 innings pitched (6.53) and lowest batting average (.206), and was 2nd in hit batsmen (19). He especially was dominant against the World Series champion 1906 White Sox, allowing one run in 32 innings. In one three-game series against Chicago, Pelty pitched every game, including a 0-0 tie in 10 innings. His 1.59 ERA is the lowest in the history of the Browns/Baltimore Orioles franchise.

In 1907 he lost a league-high 21 games and hit a league-high 19 batters, while pitching 5 shutouts (6th best in the league) and 29 complete games (also 6th best).

In 1908, the right-hander improved to 7-4, 1.99 in a reduced role.

In 1909 he pitched 5 shutouts, 5th-best in the AL. He also was 10th-best in the league in fewest hits allowed per 9 innings pitched (7.13)

On June 11, 1912, he was purchased by the Washington Senators from the St. Louis Browns. He finished his career with the Senators that year.

He gave up 22 home runs in 1,908 innings in his career. He did not mind pitching inside, leading the league in hit batsmen in 1904 and 1907. While he gave up only 558 earned runs lifetime, errors by his teammates (and by him — he had 12 in 1906) let in nearly another 200 unearned runs lifetime.

Pelty pitched 22 career shutouts, but was shut out 32 times, including nine 1-0 defeats due to poor offensive support.

 

Yesterday, we a couple of modern day “Yiddish Curver” do well, so read on and you’ll see how they did!

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in yesterday’s extra-inning Dodgers win over the Angels. 

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 2-for-4 to raise his batting average to .336.  However, Ryan made an errant throw in the 3rd inning, which eventually led to two Twins runs in their victory over the Brewers. 

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig’s second appearance in an A’s uniform didn’t go quite as well as his first one as he was the losing pitcher in yesterday’s D-Backs extra-inning victory over the A’s.  He pitched a scoreless 10th inning and allowed the leadoff hitter to single in the 11th, but got him on a fielder’s choice.  He was then relieved by Santiago Casilla, who allowed that runner and two others to score.

Craig’s record fell to 1-3 and his ERA actually fell to 5.94.

  

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott pitched a season-high 6 and 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits and two walks.  All three runs scored on home runs. He also struck out 5 batters.  

 

His effort impressed Astros manager Cecil Cooper, who said, “His command was much better. The last time we faced him, we beat him up pretty good.”

 

Scott was also featured in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated as one of the athletes asked to answer questions for “The Pop Culture Grid,” where he said the animal that he most resembles is a Labrador retriever! Here’s a comparison:

 

  

 

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

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

  

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 0-for-2, with a walk in yesterday’s Rays victory over the Fish.  His average fell to .190.  New picture of Mario Mendoza below!

 

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian got a day off for the first time this season after slumping for the last week.    

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason (6-3) allowed three runs on six hits, and a walk and struck out four in 7 and 2/3 innings to win his second straight start. He threw 103 pitches to the Tigers before coming out of the game.

“I had to battle through some things early, but I felt like I cruising from about the fourth inning on,” Marquis said. “I had my good fastball tonight and I was able to keep it down in the zone.”

“He didn’t give us much of a chance tonight,” Tigers 3B Brandon Inge said. “That was the key tonight, he just shut us down.”

 

Jason gets a Chai 5 for the win!

                    

 

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-3 and drove in both of Boston’s runs the BoSox loss to Mets. His average fell to slightly to .388.

Youk has earned a Chai 5 for that effort!

 

                             

                  

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Scott Feldman

               

Daily Minyan – May 18, 2009

This Date in Baseball History (with an Orioles slant):

1957 – Dick Williams of the Orioles hit a ninth-inning, game-tying solo home run against Chicago’s Paul LaPalme seconds before 10:20 p.m. — a time set as a curfew so the White Sox could catch a train out of Baltimore. If Williams had done anything else, Chicago would have won. The game was replayed from the beginning and Baltimore won.

The White Sox obviously weren’t fans of this T-shirt slogan:

1990 – The Baltimore Orioles tied an American League record with eight consecutive singles in a seven-run first inning against Bobby Witt to beat the California Angels 13-1.

So, how did our guys do on Sunday? 

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad went 1-for-5, scored a run and struck out twice in Sunday’s Dodgers’ win over the Marlins.  Brad is now batting .346.

Brad was catching Clayton Kershaw, who had a no hit bid broken up in the 8th inning.

                                                   

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 1-for-3, hitting his 8th double, earning a walk and scored 2 runs in Sunday’s Brewers win over the Cardinals.  He also was hit by a pitch and scored when Prince Fielder blasted his 9th homer. His average held steady at .320.

Ryan earns a Chai 5 for his day.

Chai 5 Hat

Craig Breslow, P – Minnesota Twins

Craig didn’t pitch Sunday in the Twins 3rd straight loss to the Yanks.  

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott pitched six scoreless innings in Sunday’s shutout of the Angels, allowing four hits and two walks along with getting three strikeouts.  He left with the game tied 0-0 and Jason Jennings got the win.  His effort lowered his ERA to 4.04.

The Rangers shut out the Angels in Texas for the first time since 2003 and had their first home shutout since last September.

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch Sunday in the Pirates win over the Rockies.  

  

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 0-for-2, knocked in a run, scored a run and drew a walk in the Rays victory over the Indians.  His average fell to .220.

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-3, scored a run and knocked in one.  He also walked (but was immediately picked off) and slugged his 11th double of the year.   His average rose to .314.

Ian earned another Chai 5.                         Chai 5 Hat                 

   

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason was preparing for his Monday start against the Braves.

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott didn’t on Sunday because the D-backs game against the Braves was postponed to rain. 

                                  

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  –  Scott Feldman 

                                                   

Daily Minyan – May 13, 2009

I am proud to present the first Macher of the Month to none other than Ryan Braun, who is so good that he merits his own logo! 


 

Ryan Joseph Braun, was born on November 17, 1983, in Mission Hills, CA, won the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 2007, during which he led the National League in slugging percentage. He also won the Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year, the Baseball America Rookie of the Year, the Baseball Prospectus Internet Baseball NL Rookie of the Year, and the Players Choice NL Most Outstanding Rookie Awards. Over the prior decade, the only other NL hitter to win all 5 awards was Albert Pujols, in 2001. 

 

In 2008, Ryan was included on the 2008 NL Sporting News All Star Team, won the 2008 NL Outfielder Silver Slugger Award, and  was third in the voting for the 2008 NL MVP award, with 139 points, behind Pujols and Ryan Howard, for which he received a $50,000 bonus.

 

Ryan’s father, Joe, is Israeli-born and immigrated to the United States at the age of seven.  His nickname is “The Hebrew Hammer,” which references his Jewish heritage, former Brewer Hank Aaron (whose nickname was “Hammerin’ Hank”), and the movie The Hebrew Hammer, starring Adam Goldberg.

              

It is also the nickname of former teammate Gabe Kapler and in the past was a nickname for Al Rosen

           

and Hank Greenberg.

 

 Ryan is one of the highest-drafted Jewish ballplayers in the history of professional baseball. The New York Yankees made Ron Blomberg the number one pickin the 1967 draft.  Ryan was considered the best Jewish minor league baseball prospect in 2006, and became major league baseball’s first Jewish Rookie of the Year the following season.  In each of 2007 and 2008, Ryan hit more home runs (34 and 37) than all but 3 of the top 10 career Jewish home run hitters had hit in their best seasons. Only Hank Greenberg (58), Shawn Green (49), and Al Rosen (43) hit more in a single year.

“Braun” was, coincidentally, the family name of Sandy Koufax, until his mother remarried and he took his stepfather’s name. “There’s no (family) connection that I know of,” Braun said, “but it’s kind of cool.” In another coincidence, Ryab lived for a time with his maternal grandfather in a house that previously belonged to Jewish Hall of Fame outfielder Hank Greenberg. Ryan’s grandfather has lived in the house for over 40 years.

In December 2007, Ryan was the only Jewish athlete invited by President George W. Bush to the annual Hanukkah Dinner at the White House, where he talked baseball with the President.

                      

Now on to the updates.  As far as I know, none of our boys played on Monday, so this update only covers yesterday’s games.

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

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

                                                   

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 1-for-4, and scored a run in the Brewers victory over the Marlins.  Ryan lowered his average to .342.

 

Craig Breslow, P – Minnesota Twins

Craig didn’t pitch in yesterday’s Twins victory over the Tigers.  

     

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott took a shutout into the seventh and gave up one run and four hits in 6 1-3 innings for the first-place Rangers.  He also walked 2 and struck out 2 in the Rangers victory over the Mariners.  Scott left with game tied 1-1.  The Rangers exploded for 6 runs in the bottom of the 7th, giving the victory to rookie Derek Holland, who earned his first career victory.  Scott’s stellar pitching performance lowered his ERA to 4.85.

                  

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch in yesterday’s Pirates win over the Cardinals. 

  

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 1-for-2, with a single and knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly in the Rays loss to my O’s.  His raised his average to .234.
 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 3-for-5, and hit his 10th double of the year. He raised his average to .316.                        

  

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason didn’t pitch in yesterday’s Rockies big victory over the Astros. 

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott pitched a scoreless 9th inning, with one strikeout, in the D-backs loss to the Reds.  He lowered his ERA to 1.80.

Scott gets the Chai 5 for the second time in a row!

                                   Chai 5 Hat - Click Image to Close

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

Youk was placed 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  –  Scott Feldman 

                   

Daily Minyan – May 7, 2009

Manny Ramirez

 

The Schlemiel of the Day and the next 50 games

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers win over the lowly Nationals. 

                                                   

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan hit his second career grand slam and drove in a career high 6 runs in the Brewers thrashing of the Reds.  His career night also included a two-run single off the Reds’ shortstop, Paul Janish, who was a pitcher in college at Rice.

 

Reds SS (and emergency pitcher)  Paul Janish

 

“Nights like this are fun, kind of few and far-between,” said Braun, who had a career-high six RBIs. “So you have to enjoy them when they come.”

Ryan, who has five homers in his last 14 games, went 3-for-6 to raise his batting average to .320.

 

Craig Breslow, P – Minnesota Twins

Craig pitched two innings in the Twins loss to the Orioles, which featured 3 rain delays, lasting 2 hours and 49 minutes.  He gave up Luke Scott’s solo shot to deep center on the first pitch he threw and then retired 6 out the next 7 batters.  Somehow he lowered his ERA to 6.52.   

     

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott won his second game of the year, over the A’s, allowing two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out three in his third start since replacing Kris Benson in the starting rotation. 

“I love starting,” Feldman said. “It’s been a lot of fun the last three games. I don’t want to take anything for granted though. When they tell me to pitch I want to do well. It’s nice to get the opportunity to be a regular starter.”

Scott, who grew up near Oakland in Burlingame had lots of family members and friends in attendance said, “Sure it’s nice to win with them in the stands. Any time you can pitch well it’s only going to help things.”

For his performance, Scott has earned a Chai 5!

                              Chai 5 Hat - Click Image to Close

                  

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

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

 

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe didn’t play in the Rays extra inning victory over the Yankees. 
 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 2-for-4, in the Rangers win over the A’s and raised his average to .328.  

  

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason didn’t start in the Rockies big victory over the Giants.  

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott didn’t pitch in the  D-backs victory over the Padres.

 

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

Youk didn’t play in the Red Sox loss to the Indians due to muscle soreness in his left side. 

  

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day –   Ryan Braun

              

This was my easiest decision yet!