May 28, 1946 – The Washington Senators edge the New York Yankees 2-1 before 49,917 fans in the first night game at Yankee Stadium.
May 28, 1951 – After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his first major-league hit, a home run off Braves pitcher Warren Spahn. The Giants lose the game 4-1.
Willie playing stickball
So, who used their “sticks” well or who didn’t let any sticks touch the ball?
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad didn’t play in Wednesday’s win over the Rockies.
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan went 0-for-4, with a strikeout one day after getting hit on the wrist. Ryan’s batting average fell to .315.
Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s
Craig struck out the side in the 8th inning of the A’s loss to the Mariners on Wednesday!!! He also lowered his ERA to 5.40.
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott had a well-deserved day of rest and is scheduled to pitch the second game of a double header Friday against the A’s.
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
John didn’t pitch in Wednesday’s Pirates loss to the Cubbies.
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
Gabe went 1-for-3 and drove in 2 runs in Wednesday’s Rays’ loss to the Indians. Although he is still below the Mendoza Line (.197 average), he gets a Chai 5 for finally contributing to the Rays offense!
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
Ian went 1-for-4, with his lone hit being a 2-run homer (#13) which accounted for all of Texas’ runs in Wednesday’s Rangers loss to the Yanks. His average is now .282.
I’ve added this to Ian’s hat collection for his homer!
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason is slated to pitch Friday.
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-2, with a walk, but drove in a run (RBI #29) with a sac fly in the 3rd inning of Wednesday’s BoSox loss to the Twins. His average fell to .373.
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Craig Breslow