Thursday, June 16, 2011

39-30: Narveson gets rescued by bats

Chris Narveson (4-4), although shakey in the 5th, collected his 4th win of the season last night in a 9-5 win over the Cubs.  Milwaukee will have a chance to split the serie today down at Wrigley. 

Rickie Weeks homered (13) and notched 2 doubles while driving in a run.
Case McGehee is finally show some life at the plate; he went 1-4 and driving in two runs
Braun went 3 for 6
Yuni, Hart, and Lucroh each drove in 2 runs a piece

Some good clutch hitting last night, especially with Yuni's shot. 

I didn't stay up to watch this  game due to the 1.5 hour long rain delay.  This makes me sad.

Zach Braddock was optioned back down to AAA while Danniel Herrara was brought up.  Basically replacing one leftie in the pen for another.   It appears that Braddock has been showing up the park late.  Roenicke doesn't blame the sleep meds on it, but doesn't rule it out.  Ron Ron claims he needs to balance this sleep disorder treatment with his baseball. Makes you wonder is th sleep disorder was even the real deal in the first place?   Perhaps it's just mental issues or insuboridination?  Just speculating.  Herrara as you may recall, was claimed off of wires from the Reds a few weeks ago.

Prior to last night's game Milwaukee also sent down Randy Wolf's catcher, Will Nieves, to Nashville for last years back-up George Kottarus.  Nieves struggled at the plate offensively, but was a solid catcher defensively.  He called good games for Wolf while up in Milwaukee. But you can't forfeit pinch hitting production of the bench for that.

First time I read/saw anything about the idea of Prince possibly getting a bigger pay day that Albert Pujols.  One main reason is the age, with Prince being much younger than Alberto.

Yuni Betancourt: make or break time for the SS.  He has to turn it on, otherwise Milwaukee has a take a serious look at Reyes (long shot) or even JJ Hardy.  Hardy would fit in well here and he's been playing good in Baltimore since coming off the DL.  The time is drawing near, perhaps 2 weeks, when Milwaukee will have to deal with this weakness in their line-up.  Both Yuni and McGahee provide a huge weakness gap in the leftside infield. 

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