Wednesday, June 22, 2011

41-35: Rays take series

 The Rays came in to Milwaukee with the best road record in the AL and they left town with that record still entact.  Marcum exited the game after throwing 3 complete innings (giving up 2 runs) in a shortened start; Roenicke was either being overly cautious with him or he re-aggrivated the hip strain.  My guess is that it's the latter.  Tim Dillard gave up a 3-run HR in the 7th inning that put the Rays up 6-2.  They never really looked back.  No one seems to know why LaTroy Hawkins wasn't used instead of Dillard, considering the day off tomorrow and all.  *Saito was sent down to Nashville to continue his rehab.

Milwaukee did have a chance in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded and the score was 6-3.  But Kotsay must have been thinking too much about his other job offer coaching college baseball for his alma matter Cal State Fullerton--and he grounded out to end the game.  Sadly enough, Kotsay (.234 average season, .214 in june) pinched hit for Jonathon Lucroy for some unknown reason.  Yes, Lucroy is only hitting .200 for the month of June...but cmon man, look at yesterday's number. 

Estrada dropped his season record to 1-5.  Marcum's ERA is now at 2.95 on the season.

The defensive guru that is Carlos Gomez, is horrible at the plate.  He went 0-3 and his average is now at .210. Yuni is hitting .233 and McGehee (who is starting to come around) is batting .229 this season. 

Milwaukee will now get to face the Minnesota Twins who (as of press time, ha) is on a 8 game win streak.  Keep in mind, Milwaukee handled them great last season and took the season series. 

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