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JML Update, June 8, 2018 (Games of June 7)

Posted on: June 8th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Stats courtesy JewishBaseballNews.com

Another home run-happy day for the Hebrews

Joc Pederson remains hot: He began the day with a home run leading off in the first and ended the day with another homer in the eighth as the LA Dodgers (31-31) used nine pitchers to beat the host Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-7. Pederson also had a double (#11) in five at-bats.  That gives him five long balls in his last seven games. He’s batting .471 this month with a slugging percentage of 1.471.

Kevin Pillar flied out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning for the Toronto Blue Jays (27-35) but he remained in the game and delivered an RBI that knotted their game with the Baltimore Orioles at 4-4. The Jays won in 10, 5-4. Danny Valencia hit a long home run (#6) in the eighth to give the O’s (19-42) a 3-1 lead. He also had a single and a walk in five trips to the plate batting cleanup. Richard Bleier pitched one scoreless inning (one hit) and picked up his ninth hold.

Alex Bregman hit his seventh dinger, 19th double, and scored twice as the Houston Astros 39-25) beat the host Texas Rangers, 5-2.

Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies (38-28) lost to the host Chicago Cubs, 4-3.

Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers had the day off as did Ian Kinsler and the LA Angels.

JML Update, June 7, 2018 (Games of June 6)

Posted on: June 7th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Ian Kinsler‘s sixth home run of the year gave broke a 1-1 tie as the LA Angels (35-28) held off the visiting KC Royals, 4-3. The two-run shot came in the sixth inning to give the Halos a 3-1 advantage. Kinsler — who has 24 lifetime homers against the Royals — also doubled (#11) and scored another run.

The Baltimore Orioles (19-41) got only five hits, and Danny Valencia — playing third base and batting  — didn’t get any of the in four at-bats. But the O’s still managed to beat the slumping host NY Mets, 1-0, on a Manny Machado sac fly in the eighth. Richard Bleier appeared in the game and for the second day in a row induced a double play ball on this nice defensive move to get out of potential danger. He picked up his eighth hold.

The Toronto Blue Jays (26-35) managed just four hits in 13 innings and Kevin Pillar didn’t have any of those, striking out twice in five trips to the plate. The visiting NY Yankees, who scored three in the top of that inning for the victory.

Alex Bregman had two singles in four at-bats plus a walk with a run scored and an RBI as the Houston Astros beat the visiting Seattle Mariners, 7-5.

Joc Pederson was announced as a pinch-hitter but did not come to bat as the LA Dodgers (30-31) lost to the host Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-9.

The Milwaukee Brewers (37-25) again kept Ryan Braun out of the lineup as they lost to the host Cleveland Indians, 3-1. What’s up with that?

Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies (32-27) lost to the host Chicago Cubs, 7-5, on a walk-off grand slam by Jason Heyward with two outs and a 2-2 count in the ninth.

Say a mishebeyrach for Ryan Sherriff of the St. Louis Cardinals. His season is over as he underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. He will miss at least a  good portion of next year as well. The 28-year-old lefty  made his debut last season when he tossed 14.1 innings in 15 games, striking out 15 and walking just four. This season, Sherriff pitched just 9.2 innings in both the Majors and minors before going under the knife. Here’s wishing him well. Image result for ryan sherriff

JML Update, June 6, 2018 (Games of June 5)

Posted on: June 6th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Joc Pederson is on one of those streaks. He hit his third home run in his last three games to help the LA Dodgers shut out the host Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-0. Pederson’s four dinger of the year came in the second inning with one man on and was his only hit in four at-bats. The win brings the Dodgers’ record to the .500 mark at 30-30.

Meanwhile, Kevin Pillar hit #5, accounting for half of the offensive production for the Toronto Blue Jays (26-34) in their 7-2 loss to the visiting NY Yankees. The solo blast came in seventh and, like Pederson, accounted for his only hit on the night in three at-bats. Pillar also made this nice catch in the fourth.

Danny Valencia‘s sacrifice fly in the first gave the Baltimore Orioles (18-41) the margin in their 2-1 win over the sliding host NY Mets. He was hitless in three official plate appearances. Valencia made a throwing error in the eighth after Richard Bleier entered with one on and one out to put runners on first and second, but the lefty reliever induced an inning-ending double play to earn his seventh hold. The Orioles — with the worst road record in baseball — handed the Mets their fifth straight loss.

Ryan Braun was 1-for-4, striking out twice, as the Milwaukee Brewers (37-24) lost to the host Cleveland Indians, 3-2.

Alex Bregman singled in four at-bats as the Houston Astros (37-25) lost to the host Seattle Mariners, 7-1.

Ian Kinsler was 0-for-4 as the leadoff batter but the LA Angels (34-28) held off the visiting KC Royals behind a one-hitter by Andrew Heaney, pitching on his 27th birthday.

Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies (32-26) beat the host Chicago Cubs, 6-1

JML update, June 5, 2018 (Games of June 4)

Posted on: June 5th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Stats courtesy JewishBaseballNews.com

In the only Major League contest with Jewish participation, Ian Kinsler was 0-for-4 with a walk as the LA Angels (33-28) scored three runs in the eighth to break a 6-6 tie and beat the visiting KC Royals, 9-6.

That was easy.

MLB held the first round of its annual draft yesterday. I’ll be writing about that as soon as JewishBaseballNews.com does a post. Stay tuned.

Jice update: Stanley Cup, Game 3

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Andre Burakovsky had 11:57 of ice time as the Washington Capitols beat the visiting Vegas Golden Knights, 3-1 to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup. Game Four takes place tonight in DC. As of this posting there are still 119 tickets left, starting at $987. Have fun.

JML update, June 4, 2018 (Games of June 1-3)

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

The Hebrews were homer happy over the last few days.

Mazel of the weekend goes to  Joc Pederson who went 4-for-5 on Sunday with two solo home runs (three on the year) and a double in the LA Dodgers’ 12-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, 12-4. He was unsuccessful as a pinch-hitter on Friday and 0-for-2 on Sunday as the starting leftfielder. The Dodgers swept the weekend to move to 29-20, third in the NL West.

The other LA Jew — Ian Kinsler of the Angels — also homered twice, but on successive days. The first one came with one on and two out in Friday’s 6-0 win over the visiting Texas Rangers (which ended on a weird note). The next came on Saturday to lead off the sixth, bouncing off the foul pole. He also had a single for three hits in 14 at-bats as the Angels (32-28, third in the AL West).

Alex Bregman was 3-for-13 for the Houston Astros (37-24, second in AL West) against the visiting Boston Red Sox, including his sixth home run (a two-run job in Saturday’s 5-4 loss). Houston lost two of three to the Sox.

Ryan Braun‘s only hit in 11 at-bats over the weekend for the Milwaukee Brewers (37-23, first in NL Central) against the host Chicago White Sox came in the first inning of Friday’s game, his sixth homer in an 8-3 loss.

The Baltimore Orioles (17-41, last in the AL East) were rained out of two of their four games with the visiting NY Yankees. Richard Bleier appeared in Friday’s game, giving up two hits but no runs in one inning in a 4-1 loss. Danny Valencia returned from the paternity list, cracking two doubles in four at-bats out of the eighth spot in the lineup on Saturday, with a run scored and an RBI in another loss, this time by a score of 8-5.

Kevin Pillar was 1-for-13 over the weekend with one run scored, dropping his batting average to .259, as the Toronto Blue Jays (26-33, fourth in AL East) lost two of three to the host Detroit Tigers.

Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies (31-26, third in the AL East) lost three in  row to the visiting San Francisco Giants.

According to CBSSports.com, the Chicago White Sox traded pitcher Brad Goldberg to the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash. Didn’t that use to be called a sale? Goldberg appeared in 12 games for the Sox last year to the tune of an 8.25 ERA.

 

JML Update, June 1, 2018 (Games of May 31)

Posted on: June 1st, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Ian Kinsler continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 with his 10th double and a run scored, but it didn’t prevent the LA Angels (30-27) from losing to the host Detroit Tigers, 6-2. Maybe he just had some extra incentive versus his old team: he had nine hits in 14 at-bats over the four-game series.

Alex Bregman was o-for-3 with a walk and a run scored as the Houston Astros (36-22) beat the visiting Boston Red Sox, 4-2.

Joc Pederson struck out twice in four at bats hitting out of the leadoff spot as the LA Dodgers (26-30) lost to Gabe Kapler‘s visiting Philadelphia Phillies (31-23), 2-1.

The game between the NY Yankees and host Baltimore Orioles (Danny Valencia, Richard Bleier) was postponed by rain. Valencia should be back from paternity leave for tonight’s contest.

Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers had the day off, as did Kevin Pillar and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jice update: Stanley Cup, Game 2

Posted on: May 31st, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Andre Burakovsky had two more assists to help the Washington Capitols beat the host Vegas Golden Knights, 3-2. Pretty economical in that he only had 10:54 of ice time. That ties the series at a game apiece.

The first assist came at 17:27 in the first period to tie the game at 1-1. The second turned out to be the game-winner, giving the Caps a 3-1 lead at 9:41 in the second period.

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JML update, May 31, 2018 (Games of May 30)

Posted on: May 31st, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Joc Pederson was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a sacrifice fly as the LA Dodgers (26-29) beat Gabe Kapler‘s visiting Philadelphia Phillies (30-23), 8-2.

Ian Kinsler was back in the leadoff spot for the LA Angels (30-26), going 2-for-3 — including his ninth double — with a walk (and a caught stealing) in a 6-1 loss to the host Detroit Tigers. The two hits lifted Kinsler’s batting average to .204. Just think: he could have been an Arizona Diamondback and be wearing one of those hideous uniforms right about now.

Kevin Pillar, batting in the #2 spot, was 1-for-4 with a run scored as the Toronto Blue Jays (25-31) lost to the host Boston Red Sox, 6-3.

Alex Bregman was 1-for-4 as the Houston Astros (35-22) lost to the host NY Yankees, 5-3.

Ryan Braun walked as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning for the Milwaukee Brewers (36-21) in their 3-2 win over the visiting St. Louis Cardinals.

Neither Danny Valencia nor Richard Bleier appeared for the Baltimore Orioles in their 2-0 loss to the visiting Washington Nationals. Can’t speak for Bleier, but Valencia had a good reason for his absence.

JML Update, May 30, 2019 (Games of May 29)

Posted on: May 30th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Ian Kinsler was dropped to seventh in the lineup and responded by going 3-for-3 with a double (#8) and home run (#3). He also had a single and a walk. He scored three runs and drove in three for a nice line in the box score. The homer came in the second with two on and gave the LA Angels (35-20) a 4-0 lead over his old team, the host Detroit Tigers. The would eventually win by a final score of 9-2.

In comparison with Kinsler, Kevin Pillar was moved to second in the order and responded by striking out in four of his five trips to the plate as the Toronto Blue Jays (25-30) lost to the host Boston Red Sox, 8-3.

Alex Bregman was 1-for-4 with a run scored and his six stolen base but the Houston Astros (35-21) lost to the host NY Yankees, 6-5, in 10 innings.

Ryan Braun — still batting fifth — was 0-for-3 with a walk as the Milwaukee Brewers (35-21) fell to the visiting St. Louis Cardinals, 6-1.

Joc Pederson grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning as the LA Dodgers (25-29) lost to Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies (30-22), also by a score of 6-1.

Neither Danny Valencia nor Richard Bleier appeared for the Baltimore Orioles (17-38) in their 3-2 loss to the visiting Washington Nationals.

   
 

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