Manny Parra (4-8) made his second start since being recalled from AAA-Nashville. Immediately, Parra struggled with his location and had to work out of a couple of jams in the 1st and 2nd innings. I don't know what catcher Mike Rivera said to Parra, but what ever it is, he listened.
Manny collected 6 strike outs and 3 walks, while giving up 1 run on 5 hits.
With Ryan Braun out of the line up due to a forearm bruise and sprained thumb, Milwaukee's bats came back to life. Craig Counsell hit his 3rd HR of the year and also added a double. He reached 1B 6 times.
JJ Hardy hit his 11th HR in the 8th inning. The only down side of that was that Trevor Hoffman wasn't used because it wasn't a "save" situation.
Cam and Hart also contributed with 2 hits a piece and 2 doubles.
-TH's breakdown the NL Central.
-Dave Bush will rest an extra 5 days.
-Jody Gerut really sucks. I mean, he's just bad. He's 1-17 and whiffed last night too. He is horrible. Makes you really kick yourself for hating on TG Jr. so much doesn't it?
-Great little interview between a Daytona, OH newspaper and Mr. Bob Uecker. It will be a sad day for Wisconsin when he retires. He makes summer. Well....and Usinger's sausage. I was listening to the game on the radio last night. Bob was talking to Cory Provus about back in the day when his good friend Johnny Bench used to his own television show for kids. It was aired in Ohio every Saturday morning. Bob said that Bench would do 1/2 the shows drunk.
-THIS GUY still thinks Prince Fielder is a vegan.