MLB InReview: Week Four

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IMay 4, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 04:  A tarp covers the field prior to the New York Yankees playing the Boston Red Sox on May 4, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)



Weekly Record: 5-2

Current Record: 13-12



Strong home stand, but let’s not kid ourselves…it was a very good thing the Brewers had the Pirates in town.


Wow, that place rocks when it’s Trevor Time!

Mike Cameron, besides his little gaffe on Saturday, has being doing it all for the Crew.

The pitching staff going from crazy unreliable to the current quality start streak. Yovani doing it all.  And now he holds the record for the Brewers pitcher with the most home runs!



Ryan Braun missed his own bobblehead day due to injury.

Certain calls that are obviously terrible and should be changed, but can’t be for whatever reason.


This Week in Stats

Weekly ERA: 3.00, YTD: 4.14
Weekly BA: .242, YTD: .248
Weekly Opponents BA: YTD: .239
Weekly Slugging Percentage: .438, YTD: .424
Weekly Fielding Percentage: YTD: .982


Quick Hitters

If Mike Cameron’s March and April stats from this year replaced his March and April stats from last year, when he was suspended, he would have hit around .254.

Last year, the Brewers struck out 180 times and walked 88 times in March and April. With about 100 less at bats this year in March and April, the Brewers have walked 99 times and struck out 199 times, so don’t completely believe the hype about the plate discipline.

But believe the hype when it tells you that the Brewers had a .316 OBP to start out last year, and this year it’s already at .337. Only one month did the Brewers have an OBP of over .337, all of last year.  That was in the amazing month of August in 2008.

Prince is fine and J.J. is fine. They both started slow last year hitting a respective .250 with four home runs and .234 with one home run. If anything, J.J. has started the year with more power than last year.  Prince is doing the same thing, but has a higher on-base percentage (.368 to .408).


Players of the Month

Mike Cameron's April Stats: .333 AVG, five HR, 15 RBI, 12 R, two SB, 13 BB, and no E.

Yovani Gallardo's April Stats: 34.2 IP, 2.86 ERA, one CG, 34 K, 0.87 WHIP, .172 OBA, and 8.83 K/9.

Watch Out For

Best in May (career averages), Rickie Weeks usually does well in May with a career batting average of .262 and a BAbip of .317.

Worst in May (career averages), Braden Looper has his career worst averages in ERA, W-L%, and WHIP in May.