Saturday, May 15, 2010

Youk Can Walk The Walk

Kevin Youkilis was 0-1 with 5 BBs (a career-high in a game) and 1 run scored against the Tigers. Youk drew 4 BBs in a game in 2006. I've checked Retrosheet. I believe Youk has set a JML record for most walks in a game.

Ike Davis was 1-4 with 1 double (his 5th) against the Marlins.

Ryan Braun was 1-4 against the Phillies.

Ian Kinsler was 0-0 with 1 BB against the Blue Jays.

Gabe Kapler was 0-2 against the Mariners.

Scott Feldman picked up his 4th loss of the year. Feldman went 7 1/3 innings and gave up 5 runs on 9 hits, 1 BB, and 5 Ks against the Blue Jays. Through 7 innings, Feldman had given up just 3 runs on 8 hits and 0 BBs. But Ron Washington pushed his luck and had him go out again for the 8th whereupon he recorded 1 out and allowed 2 baserunners. Darren O'Day then relieved Feldman and served up a HR. It should be noted that Feldman's pitch count coming into the 8th inning was pretty high; he ended up throwing 119 pitches altogether.

Craig Breslow pitched 1 scoreless inning on 1 hit and 1 K against the Angels.

John Grabow pitched 1 scoreless inning on 1 hit against the Pirates.

Scott Schoeneweis did not record an out. He gave up a hit to the only batter he faced.

I have been informed by a reader that Feldman himself has denied being Jewish. If someone could provide me with proof, I will stop writing about him on the blog. For the record, this has always been my position. An athlete must renounce his ties to Judaism or convert to another religion in order for him to be "ineligible" for blog entries.

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