Since smacking those three home runs in a losing effort to the Ariz. Diamondbacks on July 28, Ike Davis is hitless in 13 at bats. His latest 0-fer (0-4) came in last night’s 4-1 loss to the host San Francisco Giants.
Also suffering a slump again is Kevin Youkilis, who is just 2-21 over his last seven games. His Chicago White Sox beat the Minn. Twins, 4-3 last night (Youk was 0-4). The Twins’ Danny Valencia was 1-4 with an RBI.
Ian Kinsler was 1-4 as the Texas Rangers fell to the visiting LA Angels, 6-2. Scott Feldman did not appear in the game.
After three straight good outings, Jason Marquis endured a stinker. He gave up seven runs in six innings as the San Diego Padres fell to the powerful host Cincinnati Reds, 7-6. In 6.1 innings, Marquis gave up eight hits, including three home runs, and two walks while striking out five. On the positive side, he was 2-3 at the plate with a double and a run scored to raise his bating average to a very respectable .273.
Sam Fuld had another good game for the Tampa Bay Rays. He had three hits in four at bats and scored one run as the rays shut out the host Oakland As, 8-0.
Michael Schwimer struck out the side in the ninth inning as the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the host Washington Nationals, 8-0.
Ryan Braun was 1-2 with two walks and two runs scored as the Milwaukee Braves beat the visiting Houston Astros, 10-1.
And finally, Craig Breslow is changing his sox. He was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Boston Red Sox yesterday, which was the non-waiver trading deadline. According to ESPN.com, “The 31-year-old Breslow was a 2.70 ERA in 43 1/3 innings for the Diamondsbacks this season, with 42 strikeouts and 13 walks. He has held hitters to a .233 average.
“This will be the second go-round for Breslow with the Red Sox, who first signed the Yale product as a free agent in February 2006 after he was released from the San Deigo Padres. He made 13 appearances for the Red Sox in 2006 before the team put him on waivers the next season.”