On this date in 1955, the Dodgers option pitcher Tommy Lasorda to Montreal to make room on the roster for bonus baby Sandy Koufax, who was on the injured list.
Of course, as you know, both of them are in the Hall of Fame!!! I’ve already provided Sandy’s plaque in a previous post, so here is Tommy Lasorda’s:
Are there any future Hall of Famers in the Minyan? Maybe, but it’s too early to tell.
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Yesterday was Sunday and from what I can tell, that’s the
day you’ll most likely see backup catchers playing. So, of
course, Brad played! He didn’t do anything at the plate
though, going 0-for-4, with a strikeout to lower his average
to .282, which is the first time since I’ve been doing this blog
that his average fell below .300.
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan went 2-for-4, hitting his 11th and 12th homers, both 2-
run shots, in the Brewers loss to the Braves. He now has
nine career multihomer games, including two this season.
Ryan raised his average to .310.
Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s
Craig earned his 5th hold of the year by getting
Nick Markakis to fly out to deep center in
yesterday’s A’s shut out of my O’s. Craig
lowered his ERA to 4.76.
Craig earned a Chai 5 for getting Nick out.
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott is scheduled to start at home tonight against the Blue
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
John didn’t pitch in the Pirates loss to the Astros.
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
Gabe didn’t play in the Rays loss to the Yankees.
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
Ian went 1-for-5, hit his 13th double, but made his 5th error of the year in the Rangers win over the BoSox. His average fell to .274.
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason is scheduled to pitch today against the Cardinals.
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, hit his 15th double of year,
walked and struck out in the BoSox loss to the
Rangers. Youk hit his double in the first inning
against Vicente Padilla, who apparently took
offense and promptly picked him off! His average fell to .349.
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Ryan Braun
It looks like Ryan wants a tongue sandwich from Katz’s Deli!!