Matt Weiters Goes 2-11 This Weekend and More Baseball Information

Paul GrecoContributor IJune 1, 2009

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Matt Wieters #15 of the Baltimore Orioles bats against the Florida Marlins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on February 27, 2009 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
TOP NEWS : Indians centerfielder, Grady Sizemore, was placed on the 15-Day DL.
American League News:
Matt Wieters finished the weekend going 2-11. Not a bad start to the career, but I think the Baltimore Orioles fans, who showed up in bunches this weekend, are expecting more.

Jacoby Ellsbury was dropped to eighth in the batting order, and will continue to hit there against left-handed pitchers.

Josh Hamilton was out of the Rangers’ starting line-up once again with that nagging abdominal/groin injury he sustained several weeks ago.  Hamilton appeared as a pinch hitter and singled in his at bat.

John Buck was placed on the 15-Day DL.

Edwin Jackson pitched eight shutout innings, struck out seven, walked one, and gave up just two hits for the win.

Mark Teixeira had a homer and four RBI.  Teixeira finished the month of May hitting .330.

Kevin Youkilis hit two solo homers and scored three times.

Jon Lester struck out 12 and allowed only one run for the win against the Blue Jays.

Nick Blackburn gave up two runs in six innings against the Rays for the win.

Zack Greinke gave up three earned runs Sunday, but did not factor into the decision.

The power hitting Adam Kennedy homered twice and scored three times.  Watch out Barry Bonds, Kennedy is on a tear. 

Ichiro went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and extended his hitting streak to 25 games.

Ervin Santana was hammered again, this time giving up eight runs over five and one third innings against the Mariners.  Santana did not factor into the decision.

National League News

Mat Gamel
will remain with the Brewers until after inter-league play.

Angel Pagan, who replaced Carlos Beltran in centerfield on Sunday, left Sunday's game because of right groin discomfort. Pagan is listed as day-to-day.

Edinson Volquez is scheduled to come off the DL today and pitch against the Cardinals.

Francisco Rodriguez picked up his NL leading 14th save.

Mike Hampton shutdown the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.  Hampton allowed only one run, a leadoff solo homer by Nate McLouth, for his third win of the season.

Josh Willingham, the only Nat who is hitting right now, hit two solo homers on Sunday to give him nine on the season.

Brad Lidge recorded three saves for the Phillies this weekend, finishing with a scoreless ninth on Sunday.
Jamie Moyer, inconsistent all season, tossed six innings of one-run ball.  Granted it was against the Nats, but it's nice to see the 90-year old back on his game. Oh, and he got his 250th win.

Brandon Phillips, who has 36 RBI on the season, went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.

Mike Cameron went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI on Sunday. Cameron is now batting .284, with 11 homers, 27 RBI and 25 runs scored.

Yovani Gallardo struck out nine and allowed one earned over five and one third innings for the win on Sunday.

Adrian Gonzalez hit his 20th homer of the season on the Sunday.  The rest of the Padres’ lineup has a total of 13.  

Chipper Jones homered for the fifth time this season, and drove in four runs.

Max Scherzer, after coming off a brilliant start earlier in the week, was hammered for eight runs over three and two-third innings.