Milwaukee Brewers: In the News (May 6)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IMay 6, 2009

MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: J.J. Hardy 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)


Tuesday’s Game: Brewers 8, Pirates 5
Record: 15-12, 2nd Place

Tuesday’s Game


—J.J. Hardy had a wonderful game, going 3-for-3 with four RBI.

—Jeff Suppan almost went six innings for a quality start, but was pulled. Mitch Stetter also gave up two runs, but Carlos Villanueva nailed down his third save.

—Let me just say, it’s funny to me that Jason Kendall gets booed a little in Pittsburgh.


Brewers News

J.J. is still uncomfortable at the plate, but hopefully his fixed stance will help him. The guy is still hitting the bejeezus out the ball, just usually right at someone.

Ed Sedar burned his pants

Miller Park Drunk goes through a day in the life of Ryan Braun…twitterfied.

Brew Crew Ball discusses why Suppan still isn’t right. He’s just not making players miss.

—Corey Hart is not just a normal oddity…he’s a statistical one too!

BTGP talks about what to do with Kendall and how well Bill Hall has been looking at the plate.

Hardy helps you hit…brought to you by Soup’s Grill.

—E-mail inboxes are soooooo last year…Witrado has posted a live chat.

Minor Leagues

WLUK believes Brett Lawrie is on the fast track up the Brewers organization. Lawrie has said he doesn’t want to stay in Appleton for an entire season…I don’t know if I should be happy about his drive or take it as a dis on eastern Wisconsin.

NL Central

Cubs-likely-to-start-Wells-vs.-Brewers-" target="_blank">The Brewers will probably face Randy Wells instead of Carlos Zambrano…works for me…but one question: What the hell does it mean to have “Cups of Coffee” in the Big Leagues?

—Excellently named Pirates blog “Where Have You Gone, Andy Van Slyke?” believes the current Brewers win streak is epic and hopes it lasts forever. I do too!

—Meanwhile, Midwest Swing tries to give Pittsburgh some help.

Matt Capps is out until the weekend with elbow soreness. Or is that blown save-itis?

Lou Piniella wants Jeff Samardzija to add to his repertoire.

Oswalt has another ouchie. It’s unsure how long he’ll be out.

MLB&id=2886" target="_blank">Rick Ankiel is out of the hospital and will probably be put on the DL.

Chris Carpenter heard words of encouragement…such as:

“Your arm is still attached."

“At least you aren’t Mike Hampton.”

“You’re such a big boy!”

The Cubs’ 31-Year-Old Rookie Debuted today and got his first major league hit…good for him and his perseverance, but they’ll probably make a movie out of him someday…”Old Rookie of the Year” or something.

Some Cards fan wore a shirt that said “Zambrano Mows my Lawn.”


Other News

ESPN talks about the importance of Plate Discipline. Basically, you want to be Chipper Jones, not Jeff Francouer. Sorry Johnny. The Brewers are mentioned as improving their discipline.

Former Brewer Dana Eveland was sent to the minors. I was pulling for the lefty, but he just can’t get out of a jam and implodes it seems.

—This Week’s Power Rankings: 16th at CBS Sports, 12th at Fox Sports, and 14th at ESPN.


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