Tuesday, July 20, 2010

43-51: Crew takes first game

After a long wait that witnessed a second TJ surgery, Chris Capuano recorded his first win since May 7, 2007. Even more crazy is that he ended a 13-game losing streak (franchise record) and he threw in 30 games that included 19 starts where he didn't record a win. Last night was all-around different. What started off on a shakey note ended with Cappy going 5 innings of damn-near perfection. Despite the rain delay that resulted in Cappy having to rest his fragile arm for 50+ minutes, Chris had to jump right back on the mound and pitch 4 more innings. Not an easy feat for someone who has gone through so much in his career. I wrote him off during the off-season and even in to the season, despite the shake-up in the rotation. Hell, I even had Claudio fricken' Vargas as a spot starter over Cappy. Well, I'm glad to stand here corrected.
Chris gave up one loan run on 3 hits, 1 walk, and 4 strike-outs. Granted, he was throwing against the Pirates....but they were actually playing pretty decent behind Karstens' 3 hits that he allowed.

Rickie Weeks hit yet another HR (18)
Prince Fielder went yard to tie the game up, he now leads the NL with 24.
Corey Hart ended his 9 game hitting streak.

Corey Hart is saying all the right things about staying in Milwaukee, even though the city booed him out of the park numerous times since the second half of 2008. Like I said earlier, I would almost rather see them sign Hart to a contract than seeing an ill-fated attempt at going after Fielder.

Jonny Venters and Bobby Cox were suspended. Venters earned a 4 game suspension for beaning Fielder twice in Saturday's game.

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