Friday, July 29, 2011

57-49: Cubs get swept right out of town...go be a cubbie somewhere else

Milwaukee swept the Cubs right out of town.  The Cubs only mustered 3 runs in the series, which is pretty funny. 

Shaun Marcum earned his 10th win of the season and lowered his ERA to 3.33 on the season.  He lasted 6 innings and gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits, only 1 walk, and 4 strike outs.  Both he and Gallardo are the only Milwaukee pitchers to have double digits win on the season. 

Ryan Braun launched his 21st HR of the season. 

Yuni Betancourt has been red hot during the last two months.  He hit .284 in June and .311 in July so far.  Aside from his E6 problem, he's not too shabby and its nice not to have to rely on Melvin bringing in another SS to replace him or McGehee.  Now Melvin has to only worry about finding a Rickie Weeks (temporary) replacement; which he (sort of) did when he traded for Felipe Lopez (again) for cash considerations. Lopez was in AAA for the Rays and hitting .305.  He's done nothing over the past couple of seasons--since he left Milwaukee after the 2009 season.  Lopez will be the odd man out in that platoon, as he is reporting to Nashville.  Despite Counsell's horrible 0-44 slump, he's been damn good on Defense. 

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