Friday, February 27, 2009

Parra Looks Good in Brewers Victory

I should tell you, even though this is a picture of Chris Duffy making a catch against the Oakland A's in Spring Training, it's actually from a couple of days ago. Once again, Morry Gash and I are unable to get on the same page, and I was unable to find a picture from Friday's game. Usually his pictures are posted with the game recaps on Yahoo!, but as you can see, Yahoo! isn't trying very hard right now.

Of course, I could just give up my obsession of making sure every post has a picture, but that would be too easy. Instead, I have chosen to delay talking about the Brewers' 8-5 win over the A's until my brief rant was over. Their first win of the 2009 season, by the way.

Even though 13 total runs were scored in this one, the game was scoreless until the 6th frame. This was thanks to Manny Parra and Mark DeFelice, both who pitched two scoreless innings to start the game. Bear's guy R.J. Swindle picked up the win, but only after blowing the save.

Offensively, the Brewers were able to see Angel Salome (whether or not you can pronounce his name correctly this the first test to determine how serious of a Brewers fan you are) hit his first home-run of the season. Other offensive highlights included two hits from Counsell and Thorman, as well the Brewers five stolen bases in the game.

Box. TBC Player of the Game: Thought about Parra, but let's give it to Scott Thorman, because he probably won't be winning too many of these this year. Next up for the Crew is a game against the Angels on Saturday afternoon.

While we're talking Brewers, the season isn't more than three days old and we already have our first feature story about the 1982 team again. The latest story is how you can watch Cecil Cooper's heroics in the '82 ALCS on or something. Great. Can we get over this '82 team yet? I mean, we did make the playoffs again, let's talk about that a little bit. I just think it's so sad how much we have celebrated a team that lost the World Series, but that's been the rough history of Brewers baseball, I guess.


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