As cheesy as it may sound, I'm going to go ahead and say it anyways....
It's too bad the Crew doesn't play the Bucs more often.
With last night's 17-3 romping the Crew was able to get their feet underneath them again and regain some confidence.
Yovanni Gallardo tossed 6 innings giving up 2 runs (no earned-runs), 5 hits, 3 walks, and 4 K's.
Casey McGehee hit a grand slam
Alcides Escobar hit his first long ball of the season
Prince Fielder went 3-5
Greg Zaun, despite being unbable to effectively throw the ball back to the mound to Yovanni Gallardo, tied a career high game by going 4 for 4 at the plate with 5 RBI's (and a walk).
It's nice to see this starting happen....I'm getting tired of reading about Jason Kendall and his success at the plate this season. Dude's hitting over .300 right now. Go figure, I pick him up for my fantasy team (spot start) and he goes ofer.
Jeff Suppan made his first appearence out of the bull pen last night doing mop up duty. He tossed 10 pitches that resulted in 1 earned run against him. He will do fine out there in the pen.
Randy Wolf will take to the mound against Jeff Karstens (RHP).
Here are the probables for the rest of the week.
Although I haven't seen nearly as many bats being broken this season (still young in 2010)....Escobar's bat snapped in half and it struck a child last night. He walked it off on his power.
....And then there were 3......
With Ryan Howard's mega deal announced yesterday (5 years, $125MM) means that Albert Puhols, Adrian Gonzalez, and Prince Fielder are left. This deal is a good indicator of what Prince could expect to see if the Crew decides to make a serious offer. He's 4 1/2 years younger than Ryan Howard and therefore can expect to see a larger offer (think 200MM).