Saturday, July 7, 2012


Sorry for the sabbatical I took. But like Youk's rejuvenation with the White Sox, I also have come back from the dead. And so the saga of regular updates and commentary continues here at Jews in Baseball... too melodramatic?

Batting 2nd, Kevin Youkilis was 1-3 with 1 BB, 1 HR (his 7th), 2 RBIs, and 1 run scored. The blast to center in the 5th inning was a game-winner for the Pale Hose. What a horrible trade Ben Cherington made. What a great trade Kenny Williams made. You get Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart and you're paying $5.5 million of his salary? Essentially, this is a utility player and below average long reliever for an elite player when he's healthy - and motivated. Carlton Fisk 2.0. Happy to have him here in Chicago.

Batting cleanup, Ike Davis was 1-4 with 1 HR (his 12th), 2 RBIs, and 1 run scored against the Cubs. Like Youk, Ike's blast was also a game-winner. After a horrible start to the season, Ike got back on track in June, posting a line of .264/.363/.563 for an OPS of .926 in 87 ABs. He hit 8 doubles, 6 HRs, drove in 24 runs, and scored 16 runs. Let's hope it carries over into July.

Batting 3rd, Ryan Braun was 1-4 with 1 BB and 1 run scored against the Astros.

Batting leadoff, Ian Kinsler was 1-5 against the Twins.

Batting 6th, Ryan Kalish was 0-4 against the Yankees in game 1 of a doubleheader.

In other news, my brother had his best game as a professional last night. He was 4-5 with 2 doubles, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, and 4 runs scored. His 2nd HR was a walkoff in the 9th inning with 2 outs, 1 runner on, and his team was down by 1. His 1st double is at the 2:36 mark. He scores on a wild pitch at the 3:50 mark. His 2nd double is at the 4:45 mark. He scores on a base hit to center immediately following the double. He makes a nice catch in left at the 5:45 mark. His 1st HR is at the 6:42 mark. And his walkoff HR is at the 7:25 mark.

And here is another look at the walkoff HR with Zach being interviewed.

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