Monday, June 15, 2009

Brewers go 1-5 on homestand

Milwaukee dropped a close one to the Chicago White Sox yesterday afternoon 5-4. The winning hit came off of Trevor Hoffman (0-1), who hasn't given up a run this season, in the ninth inning.

Braden Looper didn't have his best outting, giving up 4 earned runs and striking out only 2 batters.

The Brewers went ahead early in the game with a Casey McGehee HR, the first of his career.

Corey Hart added two HR's and has officially snapped his slump. He had a great weekend going 7 for 19 with a double, a triple and 2 HR's. He whiffed only twice.

Just because the Crew is bringing up a pitcher from the minors doesn't necessarily mean he'll start. With 2 days off in the next 8 days Kenny Macha will have plenty of options in resting his rotation. In fact, they could go with a 4-man rotation or have McClung do a spot start.

Michael Hunt seems to think that JJ Hardy could be benched. I agree. His average has dipped to .211 and he's not getting any better (0 for 28). I'm also sick of Rock and Brian Anderson constantly bringing up the fact that he is "hitting the ball hard". Who cares? He's hitting it straight to the defense! Perhaps Escobar will be getting the call come Wednesday? If Hardy doesn't produce in Cleveland, I would expect Escobar to get summoned. Enough is enough. It's mid-June and you have to start making these big decisions.

Will Milwaukee deal or won't they?

First round pick Eric Arnett signed a hefty deal over the weekend with the Crew. Now he's getting anxious to start his pro-career.

Billy Hall went 2 for 7 over the weekend. A soft in-field single that BARELY made it to the base 2B-3B base path was one of those hits.

The Timber-Rattlers have seen a 60% increase in attendance this season (to-date). The city is thanking the Baseball gods that Brett Lawrie is playing in Grand Chute.

Another stupid story saying the Miller Park is the leader of the pack when it comes to vegan options. Who cares. Those who decide to live that lifestyle are probably the same ones who are wearing velcro-shoes, tappered jeans, and neon sun glasses to the game.

HERE's the low-down for the game tonight in Cleveland.

The Cubs have stunk (so has much of the NL Central) the past couple of weeks. So they fired their hitting coach.

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