Monday, April 27, 2009

Brewers Let Sweep Get Away

The history books will have to remain intact, with out any changes to be made. Milwaukee came up short in it's quest to sweep the Houston Astros for the first time in history. Instead, they battled all the way up to the last out and came with in two runs shy of winning.

Manny Parra (0-4) looked better than his previous starts but was still unable to keep his walks in check. He was able to last only 5 innings, which has been the archillies heel for the Brewers.
In 5 complete, Parra gave up only 5 hits and 1 earned run. But his walks and a throwing error by Jason Kendall resulted in 2 more runs that weren't earned.

Mike Cameron continued his hot streak by blasting a double and a single; he's now batting .328 and leads the team. Cam came up short a few feet in the latter part of the game with a towering shot to right-center field.

Likewise, Braun came close to tying the game as well when he ripped a shot to the gap at first and second. Corey Hart, thanks to a delayed reaction, got hit by the blazing grounder and was called out. That was the third out of the inning and the Brewers standed 3 hitters (Braun got credited for the hit, that makes 3).

JJ Hardy had the day off, Counsell started in his place and had a hit.

Brad Nelson's time has to be coming to an end. He once again went 0-4 and is batting .000 on the season. He's had plenty of good looks too. Nelson had his time and now it's someone elses turn. I was thinking Lorenzo Cain, but now he's out for the season.

Trevor Hoffman was unable to come in to the game. His first appearence in a Brewer uniform won't happen until t0night when Milwaukee takes on Pittsburgh at Miller Park.

Tonight, Brewer slinger Braden Looper (2-0, 2.12) will take to the mound against Jeff Kastens (1-0, 3.60). HERE are the probable pitchers for the series. HERE is more on the series with Pittsburgh.

Humberto Quinton, the Astro catcher who was knocked in to last week by a colliding Mike Cameron, is now on the DL. Here's a video clip of the hit.

Mike Lamb signed with the Mets.

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