Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rivera Makes His Case, Again

Last week I said that Mike Rivera should be the Brewers every day starting catcher. Today just reiterated that statement, as Rivera knocked out two home runs and brought in five RBI to help the Brewers beat the Padres 12-9. That's double the amount of home runs Jason Kendall has hit all season (Kendall, who can only hit homers at Minute Maid Park by the way). Seriously, let's start this guy already.

As far as baseball games go, this was a wild one. In addition to Rivera's two homers, Prince hit two of his own and Braunie hit one as well. The Brewers needed all of them too, because believe it or not they almost let an 11-3 lead slip away. The Padres stormed back, but Trevor Hoffman eventually earned the save against his former team.

In other important news, Alcides Escobar went 1-for-4 in his first start this season. Somehow, Jody Gerut went 2-for-4 and even crossed the plate three times. Like I said before, it's an interesting time to be a Brewers fan right now.

With the win, the Brewers are now 56-58 but still seven games back in the Central. How is this race not over?

Player of the Game: Mike Rivera.


Unknown said...

Goo goo dolls - Iris

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