While watching the 1st inning last night I couldn't help but think that Cam and Hardy are due. Both are known for prolonged slumps that reign down periodically through out the season. They typically last a 2-5 weeks in length. Well, it was time....
JJ Hardy had his first multi-hit game since May 19th by going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's.
Cam was 0-13 entering last nights game. He went 2 for 5 with an RBI.
Hell, Jason Kendall also added 2 hits and an RBI.
Billy Hall even had an sac-fly RBI. That's swell and all, but he's still 7 for 75 at the plate. His average has dropped to .202, yet for some reason Kenny Macha has him batting 2nd...because he "mauls" left handed pitchers....sure thing. What really pissed me off is when Billy hit his sac-fly and thried to see-it-off. He thought it was an HR, depite the ball being caught just shy of the warning track. Douche bag.
Somehow, some way, Yovanni (2.93) was able to escape Progressive Field with a win and only giving up 2 earned runs, 5 hits, 6 walks, and 8 strikeouts. Yo needed 37 pitches to get throught the 1st and 83 to get through 3. Irregardless, the ace is now 7-3 and could still hit the 10 win mark prior to the All Star break.
The Bullpen certainly looked off as well, with Villy giving up a 2-run HR in the 9th (scared the shart out of me) and Coffey giving up his own run.
A win is a WIN.
-Mark DiFelice isn't lettingh is swollen elbow prevent him from playing. Apparently the dude hit on his stairs (railing) at his Milwaukee apartment. Not quite as creepy/weird as Matt Weise cutting his fingers on "salad tongs" or Wes Helms slipping on a slickened loading ramp.
-Cleveland Indian skipper Eric Wedge had some not-so-kind words for Jhonny Peralta.
"He needs to get his head on straight,'' said Wedge. "He can't keep trying to jerk the ball out of the park every time up. He's no baby. He's been up here four or five years. He needs to start recognizing what he's got to do. He's going to have to figure it out. This is the big leagues.''
-On a sad note, the Milwaukee Brewers will not be facing the oft struggling pitcher Dontrelle Willis this coming Saturday in Detroit. Willis is 1-4 with a 7.49 ERA. Makes you wonder, what did the Marlins know about Willis that the Tigers didn't. People laughed when they traded him (w/ Miguel Cabrera who's batting .325) to Detroit. It's a toss-up on who came out ahead.
-Tony Gwynn Jr. is kicking some serious ass in San Diego. He's batting .346 and has an OBP of .453 for the month of June. Meanwhile, Jody Gerut sucks something fierce.