JML Update, Weekend edition (June 9-11, 2017)

Posted on: June 12th, 2017 by Ron Kaplan

Stats courtesy JewishBaseballNews.com

Ian Kinsler had four singles in 14 at-bats as the Detroit Tigers (30-32) lost two of three to the host Boston Red Sox. He also scored twice and drove in a run.

Kevin Pillar was 3-14 over his weekend. Two of those hits, both doubles (16), came in yesterday’s 4-0 shutout against the host Seattle Mariners (31-33) He also scored two of the four runs. Toronto (31-32) took two of three from the Mariners.

Danny Valencia was 1-for-9 with five strikeouts and an RBI, serving as a pinch-hitter in the middle game.

Alex Bregman hit his seventh home run of the season on Friday as the Houston Astros lost to the visiting LA Angels, 9-4. It was his only hits in eight at-bats (two walks), as Houston (44-20) dropped two of the three games.

Richard Bleier was only pitcher to come away unscathed as the Baltimore Orioles were crushed by the host NY Yankees, 16-3 on Saturday.He struck out two in two innings of relief, his only outing of the weekend.  The Yankees outscored the Birds in the three-game sweep, 38-8.

Craig Breslow was not so fortunate. In his only appearance, he allowed five runs on four hits and an intentional walk yesterday as the host San Francisco Giants beat his Minnesota Twins (32-20), 13-8. With one outs, the Giants put up: single, single, double, intentional walk, and triple. Breslow’s ERA ballooned almost two full points, from 2.57 to 4.50.

Still, Breslow was more fortunate than Brad Goldberg, who was sent down by the Chicago White Sox of Friday. Goldberg appeared in just one game — June 3 against the Detroit Tigers — and gave up four earned runs in just a third of an inning.

Scott Feldman did not appear for the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend. His next scheduled start comes tomorrow against the Padres in San Diego.

Joc Pederson homered on the first pitch he saw his first rehab at-bat to help Oklahoma City to a 12-6 win on Friday vs. Round Rock. There is still no time table for his return to the Dodgers.

Ryan Braun remains on the DL for the Milwaukee Brewers, also without a timetable for his return.

And although I rarely write about Jews in the minors, it’s worth noting that our old friend Cody Decker hit a grand slam on Friday to lead the Binghamton Rumble Ponies past the Harrisburg Senators, 10-6.

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