Thursday’s Game: Brewers 6, Phillies 1
Record: 6-9, Fifth Place
—Hey you! Yeah, you…under the rock. Dave Bush took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Thursday. Former Brewer Matt Stairs eventually broke it up with a solo homer that hit the right field foul pole. But Bush’s strong outing and the bats of Ryan Braun/Prince Fielder/Bill Hall helped the Brewers secure the win, their first victorious series and first winning streak of the season.
—Bush is being John Malkovic and Quevedo at the Buffet is risking his job...probably not at a buffet.
—The year is 2019. Cars fly. Susan Boyle cures cancer with her voice. Right Field Bleachers has sold three Papi Seeds shirts and Ryan Braun is the third-best Jewish player in professional baseball history.
—Forbes Magazine estimates the Brewers to be worth $347M. Mark Attanasio bought the team for $223M.
—Could the Brewers be in on Paul Byrd?: I’m going to go with almost certainly not, unless it was after the draft. He says he’d just need a few weeks in the minors. I don’t see a match or—for a guy Byrd’s age—a need. I’d just as soon wait for Chris Capuano to come back or drop a guy like Chase Wright, Nick Green, or Mark DiFelice in for spot starts as needed.
—If I write a Brewers post at another Web site and I don’t shamelessly link it, does it make a sound? I hope to never find out.
—More on the Tyner gift report...though Tom Haudricourt mentioned on his blog that the Brewers received cash considerations in return. Either way, it was good for Tyner and the Tigers, plus it saves the Brewers some—albeit very little—money. A few years ago, Detroit gave Milwaukee Chris Cody (who’s been quite a good minor league arm) for Jose Capellan (bwah ha!). Call it even.
—As of Thursday morning the Rattlers’ “border battle” game at Miller Park has sold over 15,000 seats. Cha-ching!
—Adam McCalvy has a border battle preview: It’s safe to say this won’t be the last game at Miller Park for this stacked T-Rats team.
—The Brewers' Hunstville, Brevard County, and Helena affiliates probably still exist. I haven’t checked in a while.
—Milton Bradley says his groin still isn’t 100 percent: If he’s already out of the lineup, why did he even bother appealing his suspension? I bet Cub fans are beginning to think he was more trouble and money than he’s worth. Also, anyone who expected me to make a dick joke after the first sentence owes me $5.
—By the way, how is your Milton Bradley scorecard looking?
—Pedro Martinez may be employed within two weeks. The question is, will he get the $5 million he seeks?