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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Jon Heyman at SI says the Brewers and the Cubs are the most likely places Peavy will end up.
- Big Rygg at The Brewer Nation says Peavy has added the Brewers to the list of teams he’d accept a trade to. Since this is the only place I’ve seen this reported, I’m a bit skeptical, but if it’s true, that’s certainly good news for those hoping to land Peavy.
- Tom Haudricourt says a Peavy deal to the Brewers is not impossible. He points out that Suppan’s salary coming off the books after next season will help some in fitting Peavy’s salary into the payroll and also points out the Trevor Hoffman connection. Braun and Peavy have apparently exchanged e-mails as well.
- Chris Bahr of Sporting News lists the Brewers as one of five “fits for the Pads pitcher.” He says the Brewers could use the money slated for CC Sabathia to fit Peavy into their payroll and that Trevor Hoffman could make a nice pitch to Peavy to accept a deal to the team.
- Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal says, “…one of the best pitchers in baseball remains on the market with Milwaukee as a potential landing spot.”
- Jorge Says No! says the Brewers are the perfect fit for Peavy and lists the reasons why.
- Craig Calcaterra says, “..If I were Milwaukee, I’d move quickly, because the faster they move, the more likely it is that the pressure will increase on Peavy to finally approve one of these trades lest he look like a prima donna. If they wait too long, that pressure will dissipate.”
- Jesse Motiff of Bleacher Report says “no thanks” to a Peavy trade.
- T-Rat Brett Lawrie broke his nose on a bad hop grounder. He’s not expected to miss significant time.
- Brevard County Manatees commercial:
- The Cubs have lost six in a row. The 120-win season is quickly fading out of the picture…
- 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.