Jason Marquis picked up his league-leading 14th win of the season against the Nationals. He went 6 innings and gave up 3 runs on 9 hits, 1 BB, and 1 K. His ERA is 3.58. His WHIP is 1.28.
At the plate, Marquis was 1-4 with 1 double (his 3rd) and 1 run scored. Of his 24 starts, 18 have been of the quality variety.
Kevin Youkilis was 1-4 with 1 HBP and 1 run scored against the Blue Jays. Also swiped his 5th bag of the season.
Ryan Braun was 1-3 with 1 BB and 1 RBI against the Pirates.
Batting 6th, Ian Kinsler was 1-4 with 1 run scored against the Twins.
Josh Whitesell was 0-1 against the Phillies.
Craig Breslow pitched 1 inning of scoreless relief against the Yankees. He had 1 K. His ERA is 3.98. His WHIP is 1.12.
I may have been a bit harsh when I referred to Jason Hirsh as a reclamation project last month. Hirsh has responded well to his new surroundings in Scranton, PA. He is 2-0 in 3 starts for the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate with a 1.80 ERA and a 1.267 WHIP. Keep proving me wrong, Jason.