Wednesday, June 15, 2011

38-30: Estrada blows 4 run lead

It is what it is.  Last night was a horrible loss that was a result of Marco Estrada blowing a 4 run lead in the 8th inning.  It was quick and devastating; it also showed us that the Cubs (although filled with a bunch of nobody's) is still lethal.  In 1/3 inning Estrada faced 4 batters and gave up 3 runs, all earned.  That's all it took for Fukudome to blast a double in to the ivy and then Aramis Ramirez to sending a 2-run shot over the leftfield wall.  That prove to be the crushing blow to the Milwaukee Brewers.  Not to mention that Milwaukee didn't do themselves any favors by leaving 8 RISP with 2 outs.

Rickie went 3 for 6 with a double and a RBI
Prince & Braun both collected a hit and drove in a run.

- Prince earned NL Player of the Week honors
- David Einhorn, the interested buyer of the NY Mets had considered buying the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004...but Antanasio (as we all know) beat him to it.  Interesting story about that.
- Interesting story about the 2008 surge in splintered/fragmented bats that tormented the league.  The use of Maple of bats as compared to Ash.
- San Fransisco Gate (newspaper) story on their new 2B Billy Hall and his involvement with the human grenade in 2009 celebration. 

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