In the News (5/24)

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In the News (5/24)

Saturday’s Game: Twins 6, Brewers 2
Record: 26-17, Tied for First Place

 

My sister is getting married today so your weekend wrap-up In the News is going to be a bit earlier than usual.

 

Saturday’s Game

- The Twins are probably my second favorite team in baseball. I root for them all the time when they’re not playing the Brewers. But they’re making it hard for me to cheer for them the way they keep bludgeoning the Crew… Do the Brewers EVER win in Minnesota?

- And does any team in baseball get more bloop hits than the Twins? I’m not saying that’s why the Brewers lost either of these first two games (since they gave up more than enough runs on legitimate hits), but I can’t stand how many bloops the Twins get…

- Anthony Swarzak made his MLB debut against the Brewers Saturday and pitched seven shutout innings. Unfreakingbelievable…

- The Brewers scored a couple runs after that, but were not able to mount a comeback.

- Braden Looper gave up five runs in six innings.

Brewers News

- The Twins crushed the Brewers 11-3 on Friday. Manny Parra struggled…

- J.J. Hardy is battling a sore back and Corey Hart has a sore hand. These injuries could stop piling up any time now… 

- The Brewers have walked the second most times in MLB and Prince Fielder is on pace to shatter the Brewers record for walks in a season.

- Forbes says the Brewers are the second best in baseball in a “crude revenue-per fan ranking.”

- Keith Olbermann doesn’t like the way the Brewers have been using Mat Gamel.

- Jordan M at Brew Crew Ball analyzes Manny Parra and fatigue.

- Nate Roth at Two Fisted Slopper takes a look at who Trevor Hoffman has been facing so far in his outstanding start to the season.

- Did Corey Hart mock Miguel Tejada?

- The Happy Youngster won’t go away. This guy is clueless… If he’d just shut up, the whole shitstorm he created would go away, but he just can’t help himself. He needs that spotlight, even if it highlights him making a fool out of himself.

- Lange at Sheffield’s House wonders what the Brewers would look like as a football team.

- Will Chris Duffy accept his demotion to Nashville? We’ll know by Tuesday.

- Inside Edition discovers that baseball fans like to drink at the game. In related news, this report is a complete waste of time.

Jake Peavy Discussion

- Yep, there’s enough of this out there that it got it’s own header… Of course Peavy would be a nice addition for the Brewers, but the big contract, injury concerns and cost in prospects still remain very big hurdles to getting anything done. I’d say it remains a long shot at best, but it’s beginning to seem a bit more likely than it was this offseason.

Minor Leagues

- BrewerFan.net has a new Power 50 up.

- T-Rat Brett Lawrie broke his nose on a bad hop grounder. He’s not expected to miss significant time.

- Taylor Green’s stay in Appleton was short.

- Al’s Ramblings points out that Angel Salome is stepping his game up.

- Huntsville Stars GM Buck Rogers tries to make the game fun for fans.

- Brevard County Manatees commercial:

NL Central

- The Cubs have lost six in a row. The 120-win season is quickly fading out of the picture…

- The Cubs were somehow surprised Rich Harden got hurt and landed on the DL.

- Carlos Zambrano returned from the DL.

- Alfonso Soriano offered to play second base for the Cubs. Ha… Please do this Lou. Soriano is a butcher in left field, was even worse at second when he played there and hasn’t played the position in years. I see no reason why this wouldn’t work splendidly…

- Cubs prospect Jake Fox is killing the ball in AAA, but the Cubs don’t have anywhere for the first baseman to play.

- Rick Ankiel will be joining the Cardinals again soon.

- Tom Gorzelanny is a Pirate once again.

Other News

- Former Brewer Corey Koskie was honored by the Twins.

- Yu Darvish is going to have a lot of MLB suitors this offseason.

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