Tagged: Tommy Lasorda

Daily Minyan – June 8, 2009

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. 


 Y’er Out!!!!



You’re up!


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!!