Jeff Suppan's roller-coaster season continued last night. Oh who am I fooling....he sucks. His ERA has now climbed to over 5 and he gave up 10 runs last night....consisting of 2 grand slams to a "nobody" that plays for a horrible team.
Milwaukee has literally played themselves out of any sort of trade-picture over the span of ONE WEEK.
It's hard to think positive right now. I know, deep down, that they will heat up again. There's is just too much going wrong right now....thus making me think that they hit rock bottom last night. The sad part is that Melvin received no reassurance from the team about going out on a limb to make a trade. The Crew is more than one piece away from contending. They need to literally land 2 solid pitchers by Friday if they have any hope.
It will be interesting to see how Carlos Villanueva responds tonight. Call me crazy, but I have a feeling that he will be lights-out tonight. The kid has struggled lately and he's always thought of himself as a "starter". Tonight is his chance. If he pitches well tonight, I would anticipate Villy landing a starting spot until Bush comes back....this of course...pending any sort of trade.
Look for Carlos to go 6 complete and giving up one run tonight. If he can even turn out 5 complete, that will be a success.