Milwaukee fell 6 to 5 against the Reds last night. Braden Looper lasted only 3 and 1/3 innings in last nights loss, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits. It's gonna happen. Looper is a solid #4 or #5 pitcher who will probably get to 10 wins on the season.
It was the bullpen, once again, who kept the Reds at bay. Seth McClung was the only reliever to give up a hit and a run. It was Stetter, DiFilice, and Jorge Julio who threw 3 hitless/scoreless innings. Although they didn't strike out a single batter, they only issued one walk in the 9th (Julio). This is a great sign for Milwaukee. I'm telling you, the starting rotation the Brewers have right now...will lead the NL in no-decisions this season. It will be the under-rated bullpen who will notch most of the victories. Look no further than DiFilice who is 3-0 and has already pitched 13 and 2/3 innings to date.
I don't know about you guys, but this game just seemed off. It felt like Milwaukee just wanted the game to end so that they could quick board the plane and head back to the Brew City and prepare themselves for the big series with the Cubs.
Brad Nelson is 0-20 thus far in to the season. Brad Nelson is 2-27 in his Major League career (2 walks). WHY is he still in Milwaukee?
I'm all for giving a young ball player his opportunity. But let's face it, Nelson is horrible at the plate and he sure can't field. He is 28 years old and has a number of years experience while playing in the minors...a very good minor league farm system...yet he swings for the fence every f'n time he's up. Last night's at-bat was the closest he has come to a hit. I know Ken Macha is thinking to himself that he's bound to "break-out" and have a timely hit that will help make his point come across...but it's not going to happen Kenny. Just go ahead and bring up Tony Gwynn Jr. At least he can field.
Some way, some how, the young Jay Bruce has hit 8 homeruns. This kids is the real deal.
Fielder went 3 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI's.
JJ Hardy added a hit to keep his mini-hot steak alive.
-Chris Duffy is an excellent Centerfielder. Nod your cap to Dale Sveum for pointing him out to Melvin and Macha.
-Danny Gokey, the dude that sings other people's music on tv and makes money off it, is singing the National Anthem tonight. Oh, and it's officially Danny Gokey Day in Milwaukee..... I mean, who really cares about V-Day right? Rome is officially burning!