Scott Feldman picked up his 4th loss of the season today against the Tigers. He was hit uncharacteristically hard. Feldman pitched 2 1/3 innings and gave up 6 runs on 10 hits, 2 BBs, and 1 K.
His WHIP jumped from 1.14 to 1.22. His ERA went from 3.59 to 3.99. The rough outing snapped 6 consecutive quality starts from the Hawaiian native.
Ryan Braun was 1-3 with 1 BB, 1 triple (his 6th), 1 RBI, and 1 run scored against the Nationals. This marks the 3rd straight season where Braun has had 6 or more triples. He now has 70 RBIs on the year.
Kevin Youkilis had a miserable day at the plate against the A's. He was 0-4 with 1 BB, 1 run scored, and 4 Ks.
Ian Kinsler had the day off.
Josh Whitesell was 1-2 with 1 BB against the Phillies.
Craig Breslow picked up his 9th hold of the season against the Red Sox. He pitched 1/3 of an inning.
John Grabow pitched 2 perfect innings of scoreless relief against the Giants. He had 2 Ks. His ERA is now 3.42.
Rockies right-hander Jason Hirsh was traded to the Yankees for a player to be named later. Hirsh was 5-7 with a 4.81 ERA and a 1.344 WHIP in 2007. Those numbers aren't too bad when you consider that most of his starts took place at "that bandbox known as Coors Field," as one reader put it. Hirsh looked to be on the fast track to stardom after two dominant minor league seasons in 2005 and 2006.
However, since suffering from a slew of injuries in 2007 and 2008 (including rotator cuff inflammation), Hirsh hasn't been the same. His last two seasons in Triple-A Colorado Springs have been forgettable. It's sad but at 27, Hirsh can only be considered a reclamation project at this point. Hopefully, the Yankees' farm system will be up to the task of resurrecting this pitcher's once promising career.