Thursday, March 26, 2009

Looper Struggles, Brewers Win

Braden Looper finally made his first start of the spring, but it wasn't pretty. Loop's Troops threw two innings, but in that duration gave up six runs (five earned) off of seven hits. The most important thing is that he was able to finally start a game, and I think he'll be able to squeeze another start in before the season starts. Still, not a good showing. 

Despite his collapse, the Brewers offense was once again able to deliver and outscored the Texas Rangers 11-10. J.J. Hardy and Mike Cameron both hit dingers in the game, as did Mike Lamb, who is finally made somewhat of an impact this spring. I don't care what McGehee's real numbers are, there is no way I want Lamb on the team over him.

So the Brewers got another win, and they also got some good news in the form of Ryan Braun's MRI. While he doesn't have a cracked rib or anything that serious (that's the good news), he's still feeling tightness. It's probably not that big of a deal, but I'd rather that he didn't feel tightness than he did feel tightness, you feel me?

The Brewers have Texas again on Friday night at 8:05pm, which is worth mentioning because the game will be on MLB Network. So there you go.

BOX. Player of the Game: Hardy.


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry too much about Looper getting hit around. He wasn't commanding his pitches well but he probably has two more starts before the home opener.

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