Tuesday, June 21, 2011

40-34: Brewers blow against inter-league rivals

Milwaukee is off to a piss poor start when it comes to playing the AL East.  The Crew dropped the series opener to the Rays 8-4 and Chris Narveson fell to 4-5 on the season.  This despite haveing a solid first 6 innings of play. Milwaukee is now in 2nd place and a 1/2 game behind the Cards.

Braun was scratched right before the start of the game due to upper respitory illness.  He should be good to go today. 

Nyjer Morgan continue to prove his keep at CF; he hit a double and looked good out on defense too.
Jonathon Lucroy hit his 7th HR of the season.

Rumors are starting to spread around that the Brewers are making George Kottaras available.  One would have to think that the Giants would be the best match; considering that Buster Posey and their back-up catcher is out.  Hell, they were even thinking about putting Pablo Sandoval behind the plate.  After all, he was drafted as a catcher and played it in the minors for the G men.  Now if San Fran was willing to deal Miguel Tejada for his straight up, that would be a deal too good to pass.  Kottaras can bring some power to plate; he recently homered back in Boston against his old team last weekend and tallied 9 total last season.  Tejada would be an upgrade at SS, despite batting below the mendoza line at .220 on the season.  He plays damn good defense, or, at least did in Houston and elsewhere.  He's been traded around quite a bit too, so one would think he's moveable.  If Milwaukee doesn't work something out for Tejada, my guess is that they are going wait it out for JJ Hardy. 

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