Milwaukee Brewers: In the News (April 23)
Wednesday’s Game: Brewers 3, Phillies 1
Record: 5-9, Sixth Place
—Mark DiFelice pitched a nice inning after stumbling a bit in his previous outing. He got two strikeouts in the inning of work on Wednesday and didn’t give up a hit or walk.
—Carlos Villanueva also pitched a hitless, walkless, scoreless inning.
—Todd Coffey is human. He gave up his first run as a Brewer on a Jayson Werth home run in the ninth. Coffey gave up two more hits in the inning (though the last hit should have been the second out in a game-ending double play, but the first base umpire blew the call horribly). Todd got out of it with a save. How can you not like this guy when he says stuff like this:
“I’ll take the highest ERA in the world as long as we get W’s.”
—Rickie Weeks returned to the lineup after his collision with J.J. Hardy in Tuesday’s game. Rickie went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
—Hardy was moved to sixth in the batting order and Mike Cameron moved up to fifth. The move worked out well as those two contributed all of the scoring offense in Wednesday’s game. Cameron stayed hot with a big two-out, two-run double in the sixth and Hardy went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk.
—David Riske will try to rehab his elbow injury, but it doesn’t sound too promising. There’s a very good chance that the Brewers will get nothing from Riske despite investing $13 million in him over three years. That would be very disappointing to say the least. More HERE.
—Is Manny Parra the next Jorge De La Rosa? He’s got great stuff and appears to battle his own mind more than anything else, just like Jorge. But let’s hope Manny gets over that hump. He’s still young and has already performed better than De La Rosa did as a Brewer.
—If that’s true, then R.J. Swindle has likely earned a spot on the roster for the foreseeable future. Jordan M at Brew Crew Ball thinks that’s the right move for the Crew.
—The Timber Rattlers won in walk-off fashion on a triple by shortstop Mike Marseco. Cody Scarpetta was dominant, going six innings, allowing just three hits and striking out 10. I watched Cody on opening day. He is impressive. I look forward to watching him in Appleton all summer.
—Rattler Radio has some facts on Scarpetta, including that his dad, Dan, was drafted in the third round of the 1982 draft by the Brewers. Dan Scarpetta pitched in the Brewer organization from 1982-1983 and 1985-1988.
—The Rattlers and Peoria Chiefs face off again today for a doubleheader.
—The Timber Rattlers game was rained out on Tuesday. Fang doesn’t like rainouts:
—The Nashville Sounds lost 3-1 to the Memphis Redbirds. Nick Green took the loss. He allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings. More HERE.
—Tigers+acquire+minor+leaguer+Jason+Tyner+from+Brewers" target="_blank">Jason Tyner’s career in the Brewers system was short-lived. The outfielder, who was playing in Nashville, was essentially given to the Detroit Tigers for nothing.
"As for the vast majority of Cubs nation I know what to expect, the truth is that in your own misery you have been programmed to respond to criticism and success in the worst possible way."
Dave has a lot of rage built up for Cubs nation. I can relate, but I deal with it better now than I did before. I’ve found that what pisses the obnoxious douchebags off the most is to completely ignore them.
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