Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Afternoon Baseball Today!

The Brewers will be taking the field for the 20th time today, their 13th time in the afternoon. These day games are really cramping my style if you ask me. Let's take a look at the lineups.

2B Rickie Weeks
SS Craig Counsell
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Corey Hart
3B Bill Hall
CF Gabe Gross
LHP Manny Parra
C Jason Kendall

CF Skip Schumaker
LF Brian Barton
1B Albert Pujols
RF Ryan Ludwick
3B Troy Glaus
C Jason LaRue
2B Aaron Miles
RHP Kyle Lohse
SS Cesar Izturis

So we got another battle of pitchers in the 8th spot, as well as a Counsell replacement for Hardy. The Brewers are really struggling on offense right now, hopefully a good day crowd can turn it around. Also, more of Gabe Gross in center, Kapler must really be dinged up.

I've taken a lot of heat for trying to stick up for Derrick Turnbow last night. I am not delusional, I realize that he's not nearly the pitcher he used to be, and his days as a Brewer, and in the bigs, may be numbered. I was trying to point out two things:

1) As soon as he lost the game, I knew Turnbow and Yost would be the only two things Brewer fans would be talking about, and that frustrated me. I know Yost has botched some bullpen management situations, and I realize we've all turned on Turnbow, but I just didn't think that's all we should have been talking about last night.

2) Derrick Turnbow was unhappy. He wanted to pitch in a meaningful situation. Couple that with the fact we can't wear the bullpen out in April, and you have the reason Ned stuck Derrick in the game. We had to see if he had the stuff, but now it appears there may be no place for him. I got a little overzealous last night, but I still don't think that booing helps.

Alright, Brew Crew. Let's put last night behind us and earn a split today against the Cardinals, because they and the Cubs are on fire right now, and we aren't playing that well.

Game time at 12:05, FSN Wisconsin.


Edale said...

Last week there was a wild cougar killed in Chicago. Sources say it probably wandered here from the Black Hills. My question is, when are we going to be able to see a wild bear down here??? http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-chicago-cougar-shot-webapr15,1,5227121.story

Anonymous said...

very soon my friend... very soon.

Jonk said...

Gabe Gross traded to Tampa Bay this evening.

Anonymous said...

Turnbow sucks

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