Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Brewers 3, Dodgers 3

With the releasing of Claudio Vargas earlier today, three pitchers that were in limbo of their status learned they'd be in the Brewers starting rotation. One was Manny Parra, who pitched ok Monday, the other two, Dave Bush and Carlos Villanueva went today. Again, I wish there was something else the Brewers could have done besides flat out releasing Vargas. But now it's time for the remaing pitchers to prove that it was indeed the right move.

Today, they didn't do so bad. Villanueva gave up 6 hits in 6 innings but only gave up 2 earned runs (his Spring ERA is now 2.63). Dave Bush gave up a run in 3 innings, but his Spring ERA is 6.43. That's much lower than Vargas's was, but apparently the Brewers like him more. I agree with Bush over Vargas, but I might have sent Villanueva or Parra down to start the way. That way at least, you still have everyone. I never thought anyone would get released.

Offensively, only four hits from the Crew, but they still managed three runs. The interesting battle of note is between the catchers. Mike Rivera was 1 for 3 (.286 spring AVG), while Eric Munson was 0 for 2. I've read conflicting reports on who they'll keep between the two of them. If I had to guess, I'd say Munson (and then maybe call up Rottino in the July/August range).

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Carlos Villanueva


Anonymous said...

wheres the story? Teddy T: Exec of the year in the nfl.

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