Milwaukee Brewers: In the News (April 22)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IApril 22, 2009

MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: Manny Parra of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during photo day at the Brewers spring training complex on February 19, 2009 in Maryvale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Moyer Beat Manny Tuesday

Moyer Beat Manny Tuesday

Tuesday’s Game: Brewers 4, Phillies 11
Record: 4-9, Last in the NL Central

Tuesday’s Game

Brewers pitching got eaten up again and the Brewers lost a rain-delayed game against the Phillies, 11-4.

—Manny Parra and Jorge Julio gave up a combined 10 runs (9 earned).

—At least Ryan Braun showed up: 5-for-5 with two home runs!

- Rickie Weeks’ face is having a rough April…Rickie collided with J.J. Hardy’s shoulder and was taken out due to dizziness. You know it must have been a shot if he was taken out from that and not being hit in the FACE!!


Brewers News

Corey Provus has a mailbag. I love that he’s kind of an ass to one of the fans that sent him an e-mail.

Parra in underachieving. I don’t know what’s going on…if he’s just not controlling his pitches or what, but the Brewers need him right and fast…and I’m sure you will see more opinions like this in the coming days.

—Man, Bleacher Report is going to hate me…Some guy who isn’t an 8th grader is asking for a catching platoon. First of all, doesn’t a platoon require one player who can hit left handed and another who can hit right handed? Secondly, most people understand Kendall isn’t known for his bat. He’s known for helping young pitchers through hard times and playing solid defense.

The Brewers have already hit 2 million tickets sold this year

These guys at Brewerfan are just a little faster than I am, comparing Coffey to former closer Dan Kolb. I had a small blurb in an upcoming post about a Brewer fan thinking that Todd Coffey was the second coming of Dan Kolb.

The Love of Sports blog lists their favorite batting stances and Craig Counsell is numero uno! He even beat out Jeff Bagwell…impressive.

—FYI, it was April 21, 1982 that Rollie Fingers became the first pitcher to save 300 games.


Minor Leagues

Mat Gamel leads the Sounds to their fifth straight win…Chase Wright pitched well, also.

The Brewers signed a catcher, Patrick Arlis, from the Golden Baseball League and designated him to AAA Nashville.

No T-Rats game on Tuesday means doubleheader on Thursday!

Hoffman isn’t coming to Appleton. I didn’t think he was.

Rattler Radio brings you up to speed with Cody Scarpetta (who looked really good opening night) and Efrain Nieves.

—Still hungry for T-Rats? How about a video preview?

Has TGJ finally realized he needs to step it up? Here’s hoping.


NL Central

—The Pirates (4-9) beat Florida again, the Cubs (8-4) beat the Reds (7-6) 7-2, Houston (5-9) beat the Dodgers, and the Cards (9-5) beat the Mets.

Cubs Cemetery? Is that what happened to Andre Dawson because, man, I haven’t heard heads or tails from the guy for years

Lance Berkman (or Fat Bam Margera) is in an “uncharacteristic slump.” What a tick…didn’t he slump most of 2007?

This is embarrassing. Not only did the Pirates sell only 8,700 tickets, but only 4,500 went through the turnstiles.


Other News

Free Matt Murton? Geoff Jenkins says “Be glad you have a job, kid.”

An uplifting story about Beloit born Marijuana Pepsi Sawyer.

More on Dustin Yount trying to find his way back into an organization.