Saturday, August 22, 2009

Youk Hits Bombs Against Bronx Bombers

Kevin Youkilis was a one-man wrecking crew today against the Yankees. Youk was 3-5 with 1 double (his 29th), 2 HRs (his 21st and 22nd), 6 RBIs, and 3 runs scored. It was Youk's 3rd multi-HR game of the year. It was also the 2nd time in his career that he's driven in 6 runs in a game.

Ryan Braun was 2-6 with 1 double (his 28th), 2 RBIs, and 1 run scored against the Nationals.

Ian Kinsler was 0-4 against the Rays.

Sam Fuld was 0-2 with 2 BBs and 2 SBs against the Dodgers. They were the first SBs of his MLB career, and oddly enough they came against Brad Ausmus. Fuld is a smart player. Running on a knuckleballer like Charlie Haeger isn't quite like taking candy from a baby, but it's not far from it.

Unfortunately for Ausmus, Fuld had more in store for the 3-time gold glover. In the 3rd inning, Fuld made an incredible catch in left field running into the fence to rob Ausmus of extra bases. He also made a nice catch the previous inning on a Mark Loretta drive to the fence.

Fuld Robs Ausmus

The defensive clinic Fuld has put on in Dodger Stadium this series reminded me of Gabe Kapler's unforgettable catch last year when he jumped into the stands at Dodger Stadium in left field to rob Russell Martin of a home run.

Brad Ausmus was 0-2 against the Cubs.

John Grabow pitched 2/3 of an inning against the Dodgers on 1 BB and 1 K. Grabow hasn't given up a run in his first 8 innings as a Cub. His ERA is now 2.93.

Craig Breslow pitched 1 inning of scoreless relief against the Tigers on 1 hit and 2 Ks. His WHIP is 1.11. His ERA is 3.91.

1 comment:

William said...

grumble mumble Youkilis grumble mumble...