Todd Coffey gave up 5 runs in the 7th inning including a 3-run HR by Jonny Gomes. Unbelievable.
Milwaukee is now 8 games below .500 in the NL Central, a season-high and 7 games behind the leading Reds. I would imagine that by the time Milwaukee flies out of town later this afternoon the Reds will have swept the Brewers and the Crew will be 8 games out 1st place....I say "could" because they might be able to get the bats going today. They are long overdue now and Prince/Braun and Company should wake up soon...one would think.
The bullpen is horrific, yet they still aren't as bad at the Diamonbacks...so count your blessings.
**Marco Estrada was called-up from AAA Nashville just now (9:20am)
Corey Hart is starting to hit again, finally. His average is up to .287 and he went yard again last night for his 7th of the season. Very quietly Hart is working his way back up to 2008 (pre All Star break) and nobody is really taking notice. Hart went 3 for 4 last night.
Zaun & Escobar each had two hits. The latter had a triple (5th of the season) while Zuan added a double.
Rickie Weeks went 0-5 last night. He's not batting .250 on the year. Not exactly what you need in the lead-off spot.
Manny Parra will make a spot-start today. He has won 11 games for Milwaukee since last year. What does it matter? Especially when Milwaukee's starting pitchers have a pitch count so high that they are forced to be taken out of the game in the 6th inning. Remember the good ol' days when we could count on Ben Sheets for complete games every-so-often? Especially on opening day? Man.....
Parra of course is filling in for Doug Davis....who has been horrible this season....just horrible.
Carlos Gomez will make a rehab start today in Appleton for the T-rats. It will be nice to get him back.