It was a lost weekend for Ike Davis and the NY Mets, who have lost nine of their last ten games and fallen below .500 for the first time this year.
Davis was 3-13 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, two RBIs, and four strikeouts as the Mets dropped three to the visiting LA Dodgers thanks to the imploding bullpen.
Is the honeymoon over for Kevin Youkilis? After doing so well early on following his trade to the Chicago White Sox, Youkilis was just 1-13 in their weekend series with the now-first place Detroit Tigers. The only hit was Youkilis’ ninth of the year. He also struck out six times. The White Sox dropped all three games in Detroit and four in a row.
Similarly Ryan Braun‘s Milwaukee Brewers were winless over the weekend against the host Cincinnati Reds. Braun was 4-13 but with no extra base hit, runs scored, or RBIs.
Ian Kinsler and the Texas Rangers fared a little better: they actually one one of their three games against the LA Angels. Kinsler had his only productive game of the weekend, getting both of his hits (a double and his 11th home run of the year), scoring twice, and driving in three runs. He was 0-8 in the other two games. Scott Feldman looks to win his fourth game as he gets the start tonight against the visiting Boston Red Sox.
Michael Schwimer pitched a scoreless inning on Friday, but the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the visiting SF Giants, 7-2.
Craig Breslow appeared in two wins for the Ariz. Diamondbacks over the visiting Houston Astros, even though he gave up three hits and a run on Saturday. The previous night, Breslow walked one and struck out two in 2/3 of an inning.
Jason Marquis was the best of the bunch. He picked up his third win against five losses in a 9-5 win over the visiting Colorado Rockies. Marquis pitched five inning,s giving up nine hits (one home run), walking no one and striking out two. Although he gave up all five runs, only three were earned. He also struck out twice in two plates appearances.