Monday, August 22, 2011

76-52: Milwaukee sweeps New York

  On to Pittsburgh for a double header today.
Milwaukee has officially turned it aroundon the road.  Yovani Gallard (14-8) earned the win yesterday while Casey McGehee blasted his 9th HR of the season in the Brewers 6-2 route in the final game of the series.  Ryan Braun went 3 for 5 with a double while Prince went 1 for 4 and walked. 

Milwaukee's magic number is 27!  When was the last time we ever said "Milwaukee" and "Magic" together in the same sentence.  (Ok, minus the Bucks vs Magics). 

With Narv Dog coming back off the DL, that makes Felipe Lopez expendable.  He was designated for assignment.  With Hairston playing lights-out and the Brewers love fascination with Craig Counsell, there is no need for a third 3B.  I would like to note that Lopez played pretty decent for as a fill in.  Considering the fact that he was in AAA for Tampa all season before being traded to Milwaukee and thrown in as the starting 2B once Weeks went down last month.

It was tough to see KROD blow a save on Saturday.  I mean, Milwaukee was up by 2 runs and he still couldn't batten down the hatches.  To his credit, if there's one team that knows how to hit him, it's the Mets (or the Phillies).  How about that fire out past RF in New York that night?  It was from a chop shop across the road.

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