So, another solid start by Manny Parra Tuesday for Triple-A Nashville. He took a tough lost, but otherwise was very solid. Here is his line:
7.0IP 5H 1R 1ER 2BB 3SO 93-59Pitches-Strikes
Like I said, a nice start. His walk total went down a little compared to his four in six innings last week. His strike to ball ratio remained solid. Basically…good to see. I don’t think one can read into the early performances too much, but I had my doubts he’d start solid in Nashville. I remain very interested to see if he can continue this for another four or five starts. If he does, especially with the entire starting rotation (minus Yo) struggling, you can bet Manny Parra will be back in Milwaukee.
I don’t see a lot of support for Manny around “Brewer Nation,” but everyone has to hope he can turn it around and continue that success if/when brought back to Milwaukee. As it’s my personal belief that the Brewers won’t trade for a big-time starter, the Brewers need a couple guys in the rotation to really man up. I don’t see Suppan or Looper being either of the two. That leaves it up to Manny and Dave Bush.