Wednesday, June 9, 2010

24-34: McGehee to the rescue

Holy that emotion Kenny Macha is showing?!?!?!

Casey McGehee won the nailbiter at Miller Park last night in walk-off fashion. The 2nd year starter jumped to the top of the NL leader board in RBI's (again) when his hard-hit grounder drove in the winning runs.

Yovanni Gallardo got the no-decision in yet another brilliant outting. He tossed 6 shut-out innings and gave up only 4 hits. Yo only handed out 2 free passes over 110 pitches.
Carlos Villenueva, who has been pretty damn good thus far, allowed the Cubs to quickly go-ahead with a 1-0 lead in the 7th inning. After a Corey Hart solo-HR (15 on the season) the Brewers turned to their new go-to guy in the pen in John Axford (2-1) who was able to nail down the win. He did however give up a run that lead to the Cubbies jumping out in front 2-1 in the 10th. Regardless, AX-Man was able to escape the top of the 10th without any further damage.
That left it to the top 3 in the batting order. Weeks was beamed by Carlos Marmol with a wild pitch and then Gomez tried a pathetic bunt (yet again) that resulted in the first out of the inning. Fielder was walked and Braun advanced Weeks & Prince to 3rd and 2nd base. That lead to Casey McGehee's walk-off single. It made me think that there could still be life in this team...a far shot? No question about it, but let's face it....we still have 100 or so games to play.
Listening to Mark Attanasio in the booth with Brian Anderson and Rock made me think this team could still turn it around. Although it's in his best interest to not show his hand, but he did say that they wouldn't know if they were sellers or buyers until mid to late July. If the team gets to .500 he would then look to add to the payroll. Talk about a vote of confidence. I love this owner. Mark echoed this to the Journal-Sentinel.
Michael Hunt questions the idea of fans being patient enough for a rebuild....let's not get ahead of ourselves.

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