For Ike Davis, June was busting out all over. After a horrible start which saw him on the precipice of demotion to the minor leagues, he batted .264 with six home runs, eight doubles, 16 runs scored and 24 RBIs. In his Friday/Saturday games against the host LA Dodgers (he did not play in yesterday’s error-laden 8-3 loss), Davis was 3-8 with three runs scored, two doubles, a three-run homer. The Mets took three of the dour games.
Ryan Braun also had a pretty good weekend. He slugged a pair of two-out homers in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 10-2 win over the Ariz. Diamondbacks on Saturday. In the other two games, Braun was 1-4.
Craig Breslow appeared in that game and induced Braun to ground out to end the sixth inning after the reliever had given up a solo home run. Breslow pitched two innings in the blowout, allowing the one run on two hits, striking out two. He even had a rare at bat (his second of the year), striking out in the seventh.
Kevin Youkilis got his only hit in the last game of a four-game series between the Chicago White Sox’s and the host NY Yankees. he scored a run and drove in one and also flubbed a ground ball for an error. Youkilis was 0-6 in the Friday/Saturday games.
Ryan Kalish had a pinch-hit double in the 10th inning and came around to score the winning run in the Boston Red Sox’s 2-1, 10-inning victory over the host Seattle Mariners. He was 2-8 with an RBI in the Fri-Sat games.
After a 4-5 game with three runs scored on Thursday, Ian Kinsler was 2-12 in three weekend games against the host Oakland Athletics. Scott Feldman picked up his second win of the year in the series’ opener on Thursday. He was “good enough to win,” as they say in his start, lasting five innings, giving up nine hits and w walk for four runs.
Michael Schwimer appeared in two games in the Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins series. He tossed one scoreless inning in each of the June 30 and July 1 games, both Phillies losses.
Jason Marquis absorbed his fourth loss (against one win) since joining the San Diego Padres. His latest was a 10-2 decision against the host Colorado Rockies. Marquis pitched six innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on six hits and one walk. On the plus side, he struck out six.