1926 – Hack 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.
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