Milwaukee won it's first series in two weeks last night by defeating the LA Dodgers 11-3. The Crew has outscored the Dodgers 21-9 in the series so far. The Crew was led by Rickie Weeks (3 for 5, 3 RBI), while Braun & Fielder each contributed two hits.
Doug Davis (1-3) earned his first win of the season. Besides the 1st inning (allowed 2 er's), he was pretty much spot on. This shouldn't be too big of a shocker considering DD usually throws fairly well at Dodger Stadium. Even better than DD was the bullpen; who tossed 3.2 scoreless innings. Although every reliever gave up a hit (Suppan gave up 2 hits). Villy and Coffey each recorded a hold and LaTroy Hawkins struck out 2, looking extra sharp. Over the past 3 or 4 appearances, Hawkins has almost made me forget his debacle in April....ALMOST.
Some bad news did come out of last night's game. Carlos Gomez injured his shoulder and wrist in the 9th inning while getting stuck in a pickle. He's getting tested today and they will decide if he can play. Gomez did contribute a hit last night and he's batting a steady .273 on the year so far.
JSOnline.com is running a poll, asking fans if they resent Melvin trading JJ Hardy for Gomez.
Anyone who hit "YES", should be slapped across the head (hard). Compare the numbers you moron. Granted, JJ is usually a little more durable as the season goes on, but with Gomez you just never know if he's going to "get it" and start producing like he's well capable of. So far this season, aside from a slow start, he's certainly on his way.
Alcides Escobar likes to hit triples. He has 4 on the season. The kid is going to be an excellent SS in the very near future.
Joe Torre and Bob Uecker text each other. LOL.