Daily Minyan – July 18, 2009

On this date in 1970, Hall of Famer Willie Mays recorded

his 3,000th hit by singling against Expos pitcher Mike

Wegener.   He finished his career with 3,283 hits.

 

He was the first member of the 3,000 Hit Club to record

his 3,000 hit on the West Coast and the landmark hit

came just two months after fellow slugger Hank Aaron had

joined the Club.

  

Below is a brief summary of the game in which he

achieved this feat and the box score of the game.

 

 

 

Let’s see who in the Minyan made progress towards their

3,000th hit!

 

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers loss to the Astros on Friday.

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Brauny went 1-for-3, hit his 20th double of the year and was hit by a pitch from Cincinnati’s Bronson Arroyo in the fifth inning of the Reds’ 4-0 win Friday night. The ball hit Brauny in the left forearm and deflected across his hands, catching his right thumb. X-rays on Saturday found no fracture.  He was replaced in the field late in the game by Frank Catalanotto. His average held steady at .310.

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig earned his second win of the year and his career by pitching 2/3 of a scoreless inning in the A’s win over the Angels on Friday. He recorded two outs, one each in the sixth and seventh, for his first win since the A’s claimed him off waivers from Minnesota on May 20.  He lowered his ERA to 4.37. 

Craig has earned a Chai 5 and a pastrami sandwich for his effort!

 

 

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott didn’t pitch in the Rangers loss to the Twins on Friday.

 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Pirates 14-inning 2-1 victory over Giants on Friday.  He lowered his ERA to 3.24.

                   

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe didn’t play in the Rays 1-run win over the Royals on Friday.

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-5, scored a run on Josh Hamilton’s 1st inning homer and stole his 19th base of the year in the Rangers loss to the Twins on Friday. He also took part in 4 double plays!!  The Rangers lead the majors in double plays with 104. His average is now at .249.

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason didn’t pitch in the Rockies win over the Padres on Friday.

 

Aaron Poreda, P – Chicago White Sox

Aaron didn’t pitch in the Chisox win over my O’s on Friday.

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott pitched 2/3 of an inning with mixed results against the Cardinals in the D-backs loss on Friday.  Although he recorded both of his outs on strikeouts, he walked two batters (with one of them being an intentional walk to Albert Pujols), gave up a hit and was charged with 2 earned runs.  His ERA rose to 6.32.  Ouch.

           

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

Youk went 1-for-3 on Friday against the Blue Jays, with his lone hit being a 2-run homer (#17) in the first inning.  In a big surprise, he also walked and then scored on a Big Papi double in the 5th inning.  Ergo, Youk was instrumental in 3 of the Sawx 4 runs in their 4-1 victory.   He raised his average to .299.

 

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Youk

 

5 Comments

Hi Ken! How are you? Youk had a pretty good day. :)
Hope to see Kapler take the Macher of the Day one day…that would be really good for us!
Ginny
http://watercooler.mlblogs.com

Isn’t that picture of Maddon classic? I Googled around and found it and it really fit perfectly. It’s old, but oh well. I was proud of the find, but I guess you beat me to it in the past? That takes the luster off a little bit! :) Ah well. Let’s hope that Kap can do something tonight against the Sox rookie lefty. Kap might be one of my fave players on the Rays. I really wish he could get into more games!
http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com

Willie Mays set the standard for getting on base. 3,283 hits is a lot. Ichiro is probably going to get to that mark before his career is over. He is just amazing.
-Dillom
http://dillonm.mlblogs.com

Picture of Maddon is quite funny. It served my purpose perfectly!!!

I was happy that Kapler got hot. I kept getting worried that he was going to be cut when he was below the Mendoza line!

I also wonder why a guy built like him doesn’t have more power!

Ken

Dillon,

Ichiro is quite amazing. I wonder why he doesn’t challenge for .400 each year honestly.

Watch out for Joe Mauer though. He’s very good.

Ken

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