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princefielder28
07-02-2007, 09:17 PM
HAHA! We kicked the Pirates a$$ at PNC!

princefielder28
07-02-2007, 09:38 PM
According to the Chicago Tribune, Mark Buehrle may not be staying as many fans hoped and the Brewers are expected to be players in trading for him along with the Mets, Dodgers, Braves, and Red Sox.

GB12
07-02-2007, 09:41 PM
According to the Chicago Tribune, Mark Buehrle may not be staying as many fans hoped and the Brewers are expected to be players in trading for him along with the Mets, Dodgers, Braves, and Red Sox.
Okay? That doesn't make any sense to me considering we already have 6 starters on our roster.

princefielder28
07-02-2007, 10:26 PM
Okay? That doesn't make any sense to me considering we already have 6 starters on our roster.

Yeah but if we do deal for Buehrle I believe we would package a deal that includes Dave Bush, Zach Jackson, and Tony Gwynn Jr., and then I would think the White Sox would also be looking for a youngster on the infield in the form of Hernan Iribarren. Really losing those players would not be critical to the Brewers long term plan b/c Bush would be replaced this year by Buehrle and next year by Yovani. Zach Jackson is the Brewers 2nd best LHP prospect at the AAA level so he is expendable. Tony Gwynn Jr. has alot of speed and potential but with the drafting of Matthew LaPorta the Brewers futurte in the outfield is LaPorta is LF, Hall in CF, and Hart in RF with Gabe Gross as a backup at all positionsa and then rotating veterans in there. Throwing in a youngster like Hernan would only sweeten the deal b/c he has the skills to be a major leaguer but he just needs a little more time to develop, and the Brewers have no place for him in the infield for the future.

Even if Buehrle is only with the Brewers for 3-4 months, a rotation of Sheets, Buehrle, Capuano, Suppan, and Vargas is very intimidating, and then when the playoffs roll around you have two guys that have been there before and knows what it's like to pitch in the World Series. Plus, the Cubs are starting to play great baseball and gradually catching up in the standing so we can't be completely staisfied with what we have, and if there's a deal that makes us a better team and a team that can go for a title, why not do it.

GB12
07-02-2007, 10:36 PM
Yeah, I don't know though. That'd be an amazing rotation, but starting pitching isn't our problem. I would much rather get a quality set up man or a lefty reliever and that we wouldn't have to give up as much either. No if we are able to lock him up long term that's different, but the chances of us doing that is very slim.

nbarnett56
07-03-2007, 09:15 AM
Yeah, I don't know though. That'd be an amazing rotation, but starting pitching isn't our problem. I would much rather get a quality set up man or a lefty reliever and that we wouldn't have to give up as much either. No if we are able to lock him up long term that's different, but the chances of us doing that is very slim.

I disagree, I think our bullpen is solid and its our starting pitching that needs help. Sheets has been solid so far, Cappuano has struggled with his command, Bush always has the big innging, Vargas finds a way to win but doesn't have overly impressive stuff, and Suppan just isn't worth $10 million a year at this point.

I'd like to add Buehrle but we would need to sign him long term. I don't want a rental player at this point.

GB12
07-03-2007, 12:49 PM
I disagree, I think our bullpen is solid and its our starting pitching that needs help. Sheets has been solid so far, Cappuano has struggled with his command, Bush always has the big innging, Vargas finds a way to win but doesn't have overly impressive stuff, and Suppan just isn't worth $10 million a year at this point.

I'd like to add Buehrle but we would need to sign him long term. I don't want a rental player at this point.
Exactly, I think he's the worst starter in our rotation. Thing is though that he won't be the one bumped if we do get Buehle. If we locked him up long term he'd be a great addition, but I don't see us being able to do that.

princefielder28
07-03-2007, 02:29 PM
Exactly, I think he's the worst starter in our rotation. Thing is though that he won't be the one bumped if we do get Buehle. If we locked him up long term he'd be a great addition, but I don't see us being able to do that.

Suppan is certainly not our worst starter. He's gone through a rough stretch and is gradually getting his command back. Remember he was 4-2 with a 2.55 ERA in April, and as I recall he was the MVP of the NLCS last year so he'll find it when all the chips are on the table. Plus in the first half of the season he pitched 112 innings, which has saved the bullpen from logging big innings.

GB12
07-03-2007, 02:39 PM
Suppan is certainly not our worst starter. He's gone through a rough stretch and is gradually getting his command back. Remember he was 4-2 with a 2.55 ERA in April, and as I recall he was the MVP of the NLCS last year so he'll find it when all the chips are on the table. Plus in the first half of the season he pitched 112 innings, which has saved the bullpen from logging big innings.
Right now he is easily our worst pitcher. Now he will probably snap out of it sooner or later, but he's not doing well at all right now. A 7.68 ERA in the month of June does not cut it for me. As of late he is constantly only making it through 5 or 6 innings.

princefielder28
07-03-2007, 02:56 PM
Jeff Suppan 2006 ERA (by month)
April- 5.19
May- 4.97
June- 5.40
July- 4.24
August- 3.44
September- 2.15

2005
April- 3.42
May- 4.41
June- 4.86
July- 4.08
August- 2.63
September- 1.93

June always appears to be the worst month for Jeff Suppan but come July and the second half of the season he turns around and pitches very well to spectacular. Stats don't lie and I expect the same this year.

drowe
07-03-2007, 03:09 PM
JJ Hardy is not in the lineup. weird considering it's a left pitcher and Counsell is his replacement. wonder if something is wrong?

princefielder28
07-03-2007, 03:10 PM
Corey extends hitting streak!

princefielder28
07-03-2007, 03:12 PM
Braun drives in Hart to give Brewers 1-0 lead

GB12
07-03-2007, 03:17 PM
As of now his 129 hits is the second worst in the majors, his 65 runs is 6th worst in the majors, 61 Earned Runs he is 2nd worst in the majors, his 58 strike outs only places him as the 74th highest total, his 4.90 ERA lands him down at 327 (that includes relievers, but he still wouldn't be top 200 if only starters), and he is only one game over .500. Those are some pretty crappy stats, and like you said "Stats don't lie".

GB12
07-03-2007, 03:23 PM
JJ Hardy is not in the lineup. weird considering it's a left pitcher and Counsell is his replacement. wonder if something is wrong?

He has the flu.

princefielder28
07-03-2007, 03:26 PM
As of now his 129 hits is the second worst in the majors, his 65 runs is 6th worst in the majors, 61 Earned Runs he is 2nd worst in the majors, his 58 strike outs only places him as the 74th highest total, his 4.90 ERA lands him down at 327 (that includes relievers, but he still wouldn't be top 200 if only starters), and he is only one game over .500. Those are some pretty crappy stats, and like you said "Stats don't lie".

He's a 2nd half pitcher and there's nothing to worry about. When he throws in September and his ERA is around 2.00 for that month you'll be thankful we have him for our title run. Just becuase the man had three subpar months doesn't mean you throw him to the curb. The stats show he's never gotten out the gates very strong, and people need to stop criticizing him b/c he's going to turn it around.

GB12
07-03-2007, 03:29 PM
He's a 2nd half pitcher and there's nothing to worry about. When he throws in September and his ERA is around 2.00 for that month you'll be thankful we have him for our title run. Just becuase the man had three subpar months doesn't mean you throw him to the curb. The stats show he's never gotten out the gates very strong, and people need to stop criticizing him b/c he's going to turn it around.
Just saying he is doing a sub par job right now. He comes through in the clutch but other than that he's average at best.

princefielder28
07-03-2007, 05:57 PM
Well the Crew lost today 6-2. No team deserves to win when they commit four errors.

princefielder28
07-03-2007, 09:50 PM
Cubs won again tonight. Lead is 5.5 games

princefielder28
07-04-2007, 02:03 PM
I like the Brewers chances today with Claudio Vargas on the mound against Ian Snell. Vargas has pitched 12 innings, allowed 9 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, walked 5, and struckout 15 in his 2 starts against the Pirates this year. He's won both starts and the resulting ERA is 0.75.

nbarnett56
07-04-2007, 02:11 PM
I like the Brewers chances today with Claudio Vargas on the mound against Ian Snell. Vargas has pitched 12 innings, allowed 9 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, walked 5, and struckout 15 in his 2 starts against the Pirates this year. He's won both starts and the resulting ERA is 0.75.

Snell pitched very well against us last season so anything can happen - as evidenced by yesterday. Prince looks frustrated and the defense has been sloppy. We can't fall apart before the All Star break especially with the Cubs heating up against bad teams.

Boston
07-04-2007, 02:55 PM
Prince Fielder to participate in the home run derby.

http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070702&content_id=2063245&vkey=news_mil&fext=.jsp&c_id=mil

Not so sure I like this...

GB12
07-04-2007, 03:00 PM
Prince Fielder to participate in the home run derby.

http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070702&content_id=2063245&vkey=news_mil&fext=.jsp&c_id=mil

Not so sure I like this...

I like it. I don't think that it's going to wear Prince down. It'll be kind of cool to see how far he can crush it and how many he'll get.

princefielder28
07-04-2007, 03:35 PM
Braun smoked that ball in the 1st!

Boston
07-04-2007, 05:17 PM
Why does it seem like every time the Brewers score 3+ runs in the first inning, they don't score again?

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 01:18 AM
Big Ben is going to have to pitch big tomorrow. The Crew really needs to win the game to hrlp push some positive momentum into D.C. against the cellar dwelling Nats.

drowe
07-05-2007, 11:46 AM
1-delayed. lame.

2-prince fielder not in the lineup. lamer.

3-if ben sheets has to be scratched because of the delay, i'm gonna be hella pissed.

nbarnett56
07-05-2007, 12:00 PM
1-delayed. lame.

2-prince fielder not in the lineup. lamer.

3-if ben sheets has to be scratched because of the delay, i'm gonna be hella pissed.

Can't control the weather. ;)

Prince needed a rest. He was getting frustrated lately and it was showing. Give him a day to cool off.

Sheets wouldn't likely be scratched. Once the rain stops he will warm up again and be ready to go.

Boston
07-05-2007, 12:02 PM
http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?location=USPA1290&animate=true

It looks as if it will be over in a half hour-ish.

This is the main reason I hate playing away from Miller Park.

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 12:48 PM
Only light rain remains and that should be out of the Pittsburgh area in 10-15 minutes, and then it's time for Brewers baseball!

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 01:41 PM
Brewers/Nationals Pitching Probables

Friday: Dave Bush (6-7, 5.11) vs Mike Bacsik (2-5, 4.65)

Saturday: Jeff Suppan (8-7, 4.90) vs Jason Simontacchi (5-6, 6.27)

Sunday: Chris Capuano (5-5, 4.28) vs Tim Redding (0-1, 5.40)

There's some real pitchers duals in this series!

Boston
07-05-2007, 02:30 PM
I hope to god that's not Ben Sheets that's injured.

Boston
07-05-2007, 02:34 PM
Did Hall run into the wall?

drowe
07-05-2007, 02:46 PM
any updates on who the injured brewer is?

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 02:54 PM
any updates on who the injured brewer is?

Bill Hall is out of the game

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 03:00 PM
INJURY UPDATE

Bill Hall left the game with a right ankle injury. The extent of the injury is unknown but he was not able to leave the field under his own power.

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 03:01 PM
Jenkins with a home run!!!!!

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 03:20 PM
With a double in the 5th Corey Hart extends hitting streak to 21 games

Boston
07-05-2007, 03:30 PM
I miss the pitch speed, break, etc., on the Brewers gameday. :(

nbarnett56
07-05-2007, 03:42 PM
This sucks, how could we let the Pirates take 3 of 4? Just terrible....

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 03:45 PM
This sucks, how could we let the Pirates take 3 of 4? Just terrible....

You make it sound like the game is already over.

nbarnett56
07-05-2007, 03:58 PM
You make it sound like the game is already over.

It is. HR Pirates.

Boston
07-05-2007, 03:59 PM
We are way too streaky for a baseball team. I guess that can be expected when the majority of your team is under 30.

nbarnett56
07-05-2007, 04:01 PM
We are way too streaky for a baseball team. I guess that can be expected when the majority of your team is under 30.

Yes, indeed. Personally I feel like we are just priming up for next season. Like you said, these guys are very young and inexperienced. Next year is the year I expect really big things.

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 04:04 PM
Yes, indeed. Personally I feel like we are just priming up for next season. Like you said, these guys are very young and inexperienced. Next year is the year I expect really big things.

Next year???? Focus on this year. We lead the division by 5.5 and are well on our way to the playoffs. We have plenty of hitting to be successful when we get to the playoffs and we have a big time ace with a former NLCS MVP in our rotation. We have a chance to win this year and this organization has had too many "next year" seasons.

nbarnett56
07-05-2007, 04:08 PM
Next year???? Focus on this year. We lead the division by 5.5 and are well on our way to the playoffs. We have plenty of hitting to be successful when we get to the playoffs and we have a big time ace with a former NLCS MVP in our rotation. We have a chance to win this year and this organization has had too many "next year" seasons.

There's still a 2nd half to play. The last 2 seasons they collapsed in the 2nd half. I'm not saying that will happen again, but they do have that track record. If we don't win the division, we most likely won't be in the wild card hunt either. Teams like the Pirates are a team that should have won the series against. We do have a chance this year but IMO next year is much more realistic.

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 04:10 PM
There's still a 2nd half to play. The last 2 seasons they collapsed in the 2nd half. I'm not saying that will happen again, but they do have that track record. If we don't win the division, we most likely won't be in the wild card hunt either. Teams like the Pirates are a team that should have won the series against. We do have a chance this year but IMO next year is much more realistic.

It's tough to bring last year into the discussion b/c the team was looking for an identity following the trade of Carlos Lee and they never really recovered from that in time.

Boston
07-05-2007, 04:13 PM
It's tough to bring last year into the discussion b/c the team was looking for an identity following the trade of Carlos Lee and they never really recovered from that in time.

If we don't play like we should play on a consistent basis, we won't go far in the playoffs. At this point, it's either everyone's hot, or nobodies hot, and that's just not going to fly in the playoffs. Once we start hitting on a consistent basis, we will have a chance at the world series. The same could be said about pitching as well.

GB12
07-05-2007, 04:21 PM
If we don't play like we should play on a consistent basis, we won't go far in the playoffs. At this point, it's either everyone's hot, or nobodies hot, and that's just not going to fly in the playoffs. Once we start hitting on a consistent basis, we will have a chance at the world series. The same could be said about pitching as well.

Not really. Just these past couple of weeks when Hardy and Fielder weren't hitting guys like Braun, Hart and Jenkins lead us to win. Then Graffinino and Counsell got into it and even Damian Miller. I find it kind of funny how everyone starts to panic when we lose a couple. All teams get hot and cold streaks. We are atop the National League, we haven't been this good in for ever and you guys are acting like we're terrible.

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 04:26 PM
Props to Geoff Jenkins; he got a single after a 9 pitch at bat in the 9th to give some hope for a comeback

NEVERMIND

D-Unit
07-05-2007, 04:28 PM
Ryan Braun is like one of my favorite players in the league. He's such a beast for my fantasy team! I'm putting Miguel Cabrera on the block to see what I can get.

Boston
07-05-2007, 04:29 PM
Not really. Just these past couple of weeks when Hardy and Fielder weren't hitting guys like Braun, Hart and Jenkins lead us to win. Then Graffinino and Counsell got into it and even Damian Miller. I find it kind of funny how everyone starts to panic when we lose a couple. All teams get hot and cold streaks. We are atop the National League, we haven't been this good in for ever and you guys are acting like we're terrible.

Meh. If you look at streches of the season, we were 24-10 to open it up, followed by a 10-20 stretch, followed by a 12-2, followed by this. The point is, we need more than 2 or 3 guys to carry this team in order to be consistent.

Boston
07-05-2007, 04:30 PM
Props to Geoff Jenkins; he got a single after a 9 pitch at bat in the 9th to give some hope for a comeback

NEVERMIND

What would we do without Graffinino?

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 06:33 PM
Meh. If you look at streches of the season, we were 24-10 to open it up, followed by a 10-20 stretch, followed by a 12-2, followed by this. The point is, we need more than 2 or 3 guys to carry this team in order to be consistent.

Just relax; it's 162 games

princefielder28
07-05-2007, 09:09 PM
Brewers currently lead the Cubs by 4.5 games

drowe
07-05-2007, 09:50 PM
ok, anybody that has a subscription to MLB radio. the games are archived. go and listen to the brewer game from tuesday right around counsell's at bat where he got a hit. uecker and powell were talking about furies for about 10 minutes. and, yes, by furies i mean people that get off on dressing like animals and dry humping. honestly, one of the highlights of the year for me.

GB12
07-05-2007, 10:49 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=keri/070705&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab3pos1

Boston
07-06-2007, 12:00 AM
Just relax; it's 162 games

I know. I'm merely pointing out that we are a very streaky team.

GB12
07-06-2007, 02:00 AM
High ankle sprain for Hall. If you remember that's the same injury that happened here
http://graphics.jsonline.com/graphics/sports/brew/img/may06/hardy516.jpg

Hopefully it's not as serious, but I'd expect to see TGJ back in the majors and Hall on the DL for a while at least.

drowe
07-06-2007, 07:08 AM
seriously people. furies.

princefielder28
07-06-2007, 08:46 AM
That picture makes me cringe

drowe
07-06-2007, 10:30 AM
furries

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Fursuiters.jpg

seriously. 10 minutes of furry talk.

princefielder28
07-06-2007, 11:54 AM
That hilarious. They had a CSI once on furries

Boston
07-06-2007, 11:57 AM
Hardy was fine after a couple weeks. It was the tendon that kept popping out as a result of the injury that kept him sidelined.

GB12
07-06-2007, 02:01 PM
Hardy was fine after a couple weeks. It was the tendon that kept popping out as a result of the injury that kept him sidelined.

The tendon is what forced him to have surgery, he was still out like 2 months before tendon problems started.

Boston
07-06-2007, 02:28 PM
The tendon is what forced him to have surgery, he was still out like 2 months before tendon problems started.

http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060625&content_id=1522550&vkey=news_mil&fext=.jsp&c_id=mil

Look at the date the ankle was sprained, and the date the article was written, and read the article. Around a month for Hardy.

GB12
07-06-2007, 02:56 PM
Well this certainly has affects the lineups that Yost will be sending out. Tony really only fits at leadoff and possibly 8th. Eitherway though Hart or Weeks will be moved. Also there is the question of who plays against right handed pitching. Versus RHP I think it's pretty much set that it will be Jenkins--Gwynn--Hart, but it's not so clear the other way. Mench is a given seeing as that all he can hit is lefties. Hart too since he has been in the lineup both ways since becoming a starter. It's the last spot that's trickey. Everyone that remains hits left handed. Gabe Gross shouldn't even be in the running, but for some reason Yost loves him. Jenkins has always struggled vs. LHP, but he's played everyday before and gives us that extra power bat. Gwynn hit decently against them in the very few chances he got, but that's why Yost was reluctant to bat him leadoff because he didn't think he could play everyday. So here are my best guesses.

RHP
Tony Gwynn Jr.-CF
JJ Hardy-SS
Ryan Braun-3B
Prince Fielder-1B
Corey Hart-RF
Geoff Jenkins-LF
Johnny Estrada-C
Rickie Weeks-2B
Pitcher

LHP
Corey Hart-CF
JJ Hardy-SS
Ryan Braun-3B
Prince Fielder-1B
Geoff Jenkins-LF
Kevin Mench-RF
Johnny Estrada-C
Rickie Weeks-2B
Pitcher

I had a hard time deciding to place Jenkins 5th or 6th in both of them.

princefielder28
07-06-2007, 03:46 PM
Agree with both lineup ideas; thought the same thing myself this morning

yodabear
07-06-2007, 05:08 PM
I haven't posted in here in a while, and for once, I am gonna be serious. I don't think the should move Hart down. He has been hot at the leadoff spot, so they shouldn't quit with what was working, so how bout....

1. Hart RF
2. Hardy SS
3. Braun 3B
4. Fielder 1B
5. Estrada C
6. The Left Fielder Mench or Jenkins
7. Weeks 2B
8. Gwynn Jr. CF
9. Pitcher P

Boom. If they want to listen to me, they'll stay in first, if they listen to u guys, u will be tooken over, but not by the Cubs, but by the fantastical team that is in third right now thats on a roll:they've won 3 in a row, oh, oh:WATCH OUT! Shake and Bake.

Hines
07-06-2007, 07:47 PM
i dont know wat steriods the pirates were using this series but they played well....you guys got a very good team and i think you guys will be winning the central for a long time..aslong as your keep fielder,braun(personal favorite on the brewers), and gallardo(sp)...hope to see u guys again for a great series

Boston
07-06-2007, 09:01 PM
i dont know wat steriods the pirates were using this series but they played well....you guys got a very good team and i think you guys will be winning the central for a long time..aslong as your keep fielder,braun(personal favorite on the brewers), and gallardo(sp)...hope to see u guys again for a great series

Or we played poorly. How 'bout Ryan Braun today, with 2 HR's!

princefielder28
07-07-2007, 07:50 PM
Great 1st, terrible 5th! Hopefull the Crew can put together a few innings with some runs from here on out and come away with a win

GB12
07-07-2007, 10:19 PM
Well there goes the hit strak. Prince tied up A-Rod for the HR lead in the majors getting 28 and 29 though.

Boston
07-08-2007, 01:42 AM
4 runs on 4 solo shots. As exciting as that was, it's probably not a good thing.

princefielder28
07-08-2007, 08:52 AM
4 runs on 4 solo shots. As exciting as that was, it's probably not a good thing.

The Brewers need to find a way to manufacture runs b/c all runs on home runs can only last so long.


8000th post

Boston
07-08-2007, 01:50 PM
If we lose series to the nationals and pirates heading into the break, I'm going to be pissed for days.

Yayy, let's all get our asses handed to us by the Nationals going into the break.

princefielder28
07-08-2007, 03:49 PM
Mentally, I think the Brewers checked out a little early heading into the break and it cost them some games in the division lead. Hopefully this doesn't cost them in the end when it comes to making the playoffs.

drowe
07-09-2007, 07:59 AM
cubs are hot, brewers are not.

PERFECT time for an extended break. nobody needed it more than the crew, and nobody DIDN'T need it more than the cubs.

princefielder28
07-09-2007, 08:19 PM
The pitching to Prince was AWFUL

GB12
07-09-2007, 08:20 PM
The pitching to Prince was AWFUL
Who was it? I couldn't tell.

princefielder28
07-09-2007, 08:21 PM
Who was it? I couldn't tell.

I'm not sure. It was suppose to be the AAA manager but his mother died and I never heard who the replacement was.

Boston
07-09-2007, 09:25 PM
I'm not sure. It was suppose to be the AAA manager but his mother died and I never heard who the replacement was.

It was the A ball manager.

M1Koter
07-09-2007, 10:01 PM
well that sucked, only 3 by prince

Boston
07-10-2007, 03:35 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/gameTrax?gameId=270710132

Neat. I didn't know Turnbow made the all-star game...:rolleyes:

Boston
07-10-2007, 08:13 PM
This is fun. There's four different Brewers to look for.

Boston
07-10-2007, 08:24 PM
"Some people call me Princess, I guess that's not original."

GB12
07-10-2007, 08:26 PM
Wouldn't have guessed a walk for Prince.

Boston
07-10-2007, 09:07 PM
I'm thinking La Russa doesn't like Prince. Asshole.

nbarnett56
07-11-2007, 08:12 AM
I'm thinking La Russa doesn't like Prince. Asshole.

Why's that? There was Prince, Lee, Young, and Pujols there for 1st baseman. I guess I'd rather not see Prince get burned out. Let him get accknowledged and then get some rest.

princefielder28
07-11-2007, 09:08 AM
I'm thinking La Russa doesn't like Prince. Asshole.

LuRussa was a dumbass for not playing his own 1st basemen at the end of the game last night when Aaron Rowand came up to bat.

nbarnett56
07-11-2007, 09:17 AM
LuRussa was a dumbass for not playing his own 1st basemen at the end of the game last night when Aaron Rowand came up to bat.

He didn't have a choice after Orlando Hudson. If Pujols batted for Rowand and tied the game and the NL forcing extra innings, you'd have Pujols playing CF. He's athletic but not that athletic. If he batted for Hudson they could have just walked him and still had Rowand up to bat last.

princefielder28
07-11-2007, 10:53 AM
He didn't have a choice after Orlando Hudson. If Pujols batted for Rowand and tied the game and the NL forcing extra innings, you'd have Pujols playing CF. He's athletic but not that athletic. If he batted for Hudson they could have just walked him and still had Rowand up to bat last.

Pujols had played outfield in the early part of his career so it would not have been out of the question.

nbarnett56
07-11-2007, 11:07 AM
Pujols had played outfield in the early part of his career so it would not have been out of the question.

Would you want Pujols playing CF if you were LaRussa? I know I wouldn't.

princefielder28
07-11-2007, 11:10 AM
Would you want Pujols playing CF if you were LaRussa? I know I wouldn't.

Move him to left and shift Soriano to center

princefielder28
07-11-2007, 08:18 PM
Brewers vs Rockies Pitching Probables

Friday: Ben Sheets (10-4, 3.41) vs Jeff Francis (8-5, 3.87)
Saturday: Jeff Suppan (8-8, 5.00) vs Rodrigo Lopez (5-2, 4.83)
Sunday: Chris Capuano (5-6, 4.78) vs Aaron Cook (5-6, 4.68)

drowe
07-11-2007, 08:21 PM
Brewers vs Rockies Pitching Probables

Friday: Ben Sheets (10-4, 3.41) vs Jeff Francis (8-5, 3.87)
Saturday: Jeff Suppan (8-8, 5.00) vs Rodrigo Lopez (5-2, 4.83)
Sunday: Chris Capuano (5-6, 4.78) vs Aaron Cook (5-6, 4.68)


rockin'
i was wondering when ben sheets would fit in after pitching tuesday

princefielder28
07-11-2007, 08:36 PM
As the trade deadline approaches the Brewers don't look to be big time buyers, but they will be out looking for relief help, specifically another left hander. I was narrowing down the teams that more than likely will be sellers come the end of July, and one team that stood out was the Toronto Blue Jays. They play series against the Red Sox, Yankees, Mariners, and Twins before the end of the month, and right now they're 8.5 game sout of the playoffs, and I predict that after the games in July they'll be even further out. One intriguing player is left handed reliever Scott Downs. Downs is 1-1 with a 2.41 ERA in 44 games this year. Lefties are batting .167 against him this year while righties have a .237 average against Downs. He doesn't give up too many homeruns either, three in 33.2 innings.He would seem to be everything the Brewers need, but the only other problem would be the price. Looking at Jays current roster it looks like they may need a young 3rd basemen in the next few years and 2005 4th round pick Matt Gamel would seem to fill that void.

Just throwing something out there.

Boston
07-12-2007, 01:01 AM
As the trade deadline approaches the Brewers don't look to be big time buyers, but they will be out looking for relief help, specifically another left hander. I was narrowing down the teams that more than likely will be sellers come the end of July, and one team that stood out was the Toronto Blue Jays. They play series against the Red Sox, Yankees, Mariners, and Twins before the end of the month, and right now they're 8.5 game sout of the playoffs, and I predict that after the games in July they'll be even further out. One intriguing player is left handed reliever Scott Downs. Downs is 1-1 with a 2.41 ERA in 44 games this year. Lefties are batting .167 against him this year while righties have a .237 average against Downs. He doesn't give up too many homeruns either, three in 33.2 innings.He would seem to be everything the Brewers need, but the only other problem would be the price. Looking at Jays current roster it looks like they may need a young 3rd basemen in the next few years and 2005 4th round pick Matt Gamel would seem to fill that void.

Just throwing something out there.

http://p092.ezboard.com/Lefty-Anyone/fbrewersfandemoniumfrm3.showMessage?topicID=15748. topic

5 Star

C.J. Wilson, Texas—I’d love to see this guy in a Brewer uniform, but he might be too young, too talented and too affordable for the Rangers to part with.

George Sherrill, Seattle—Hard thrower, with great control. I don’t see anyone catching the Angels…could this guy possibly become available? I doubt it.

4 Star

Damso Marte, Pittsburgh—Another hard-throwing veteran lefty. Has more than a strikeout per inning, and lefty batters are hitting only .108 against.

Scott Downs, Toronto—Young lefty with great stuff. His walks are pretty high, but lefties are hitting .130 against.

3 Star

Jeremy Affeldt, Colorado—Here’s a guy that looks like he’s figured it out since coming over from KC and moving to the bullpen.

Aaron Fultz, Cleveland—He’s having a career year with a 2.04 ERA. But the Indians are probably buyers and not sellers.

Allen Embree, Oakland—Another veteran having a good year. He’s taken over the closer role while Houston Street is injured. Lefties are hitting around .300 against him though.

2 Star

Wilfredo Ledezma, Atlanta—Oh, that’s right…the Braves already stole him.

Jimmy Gobble, Kansas City—He’s got a nice arm with some upside. But he’s probably a year or two away from being a quality loogy.

Jamie Walker, Baltimore—Another consistent veteran lefty. You’ll know what you’re gonna get with this guy.

1 Star

Mike Stanton, Cincy—The 83-year-old lefty doesn’t have much left, but oh wait, we already have him. His name is Brian Shouse.

nbarnett56
07-12-2007, 08:16 AM
As the trade deadline approaches the Brewers don't look to be big time buyers, but they will be out looking for relief help, specifically another left hander. I was narrowing down the teams that more than likely will be sellers come the end of July, and one team that stood out was the Toronto Blue Jays. They play series against the Red Sox, Yankees, Mariners, and Twins before the end of the month, and right now they're 8.5 game sout of the playoffs, and I predict that after the games in July they'll be even further out. One intriguing player is left handed reliever Scott Downs. Downs is 1-1 with a 2.41 ERA in 44 games this year. Lefties are batting .167 against him this year while righties have a .237 average against Downs. He doesn't give up too many homeruns either, three in 33.2 innings.He would seem to be everything the Brewers need, but the only other problem would be the price. Looking at Jays current roster it looks like they may need a young 3rd basemen in the next few years and 2005 4th round pick Matt Gamel would seem to fill that void.

Just throwing something out there.

I think if we need a lefty in the pen, Manny Parra would get called up.

drowe
07-12-2007, 09:20 AM
I think if we need a lefty in the pen, Manny Parra would get called up.

i think you are correct. although they should find a way to give parra a shot before the trade deadline. because, they're clearly buyers, and you'd hate to see 'em catch it in the ass for banking on a prospect when there are good lefty relievers available.

princefielder28
07-12-2007, 09:50 AM
i think you are correct. although they should find a way to give parra a shot before the trade deadline. because, they're clearly buyers, and you'd hate to see 'em catch it in the ass for banking on a prospect when there are good lefty relievers available.

Parra was just moved up AAA recently and I would prefer if the Brewers bring in an individual with a bit more experience b/c you would have Gallardo, Villanueva, and Parra in the pen and that too many youngsters in my mind coming out of the bullpen.

princefielder28
07-12-2007, 09:53 AM
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer there were rumors floating around that Ken Griffey Jr. may be heading to the Milwaukee Brewers. Griffey's agent shot that down, but it may be something to keep an eye on.

nbarnett56
07-12-2007, 10:33 AM
Parra was just moved up AAA recently and I would prefer if the Brewers bring in an individual with a bit more experience b/c you would have Gallardo, Villanueva, and Parra in the pen and that too many youngsters in my mind coming out of the bullpen.

What should that matter? Our entire IF is 23/24 year olds. Parra would pretty much take over Shouse's role of a lefty specialist. There's a few others who would fit the LR such as Grant Balfour.

drowe
07-12-2007, 10:47 AM
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer there were rumors floating around that Ken Griffey Jr. may be heading to the Milwaukee Brewers. Griffey's agent shot that down, but it may be something to keep an eye on.

sounds too good to be true, but reading that did just give me a boner.

princefielder28
07-12-2007, 01:04 PM
What should that matter? Our entire IF is 23/24 year olds. Parra would pretty much take over Shouse's role of a lefty specialist. There's a few others who would fit the LR such as Grant Balfour.

There's quite a difference in a rookie positional player and pitcher. Positional players will get their 4 or 5 at bats per game and play in the field for the duration of the game. For a rokkie pitcher, specifically a reliever, you come in for an inning or two after sitting down for an hour or two, and you are put on an island and expected to get guys out. In the playoffs, you want experienced pitchers coming out of the pen, and for Manny Parra he does not have the experience to pitch in big moments in the big games in the playoffs. I'd go with a 30 year old veteran that has an ERA of 2.41 before I'd go with a 23 year old that is still in the minors.

nbarnett56
07-12-2007, 01:35 PM
There's quite a difference in a rookie positional player and pitcher. Positional players will get their 4 or 5 at bats per game and play in the field for the duration of the game. For a rokkie pitcher, specifically a reliever, you come in for an inning or two after sitting down for an hour or two, and you are put on an island and expected to get guys out. In the playoffs, you want experienced pitchers coming out of the pen, and for Manny Parra he does not have the experience to pitch in big moments in the big games in the playoffs. I'd go with a 30 year old veteran that has an ERA of 2.41 before I'd go with a 23 year old that is still in the minors.

Not really, if you can do the job you can do the job. Both have to make adjustments to the pro game.

No need to make a trade when you already have a player thats capable of doing the job.

princefielder28
07-12-2007, 01:37 PM
Not really, if you can do the job you can do the job. Both have to make adjustments to the pro game.

No need to make a trade when you already have a player thats capable of doing the job.

I guarantee you that they will acquire a veteran left hander before they would call up Parra. Being in the big leagues for the first time is hard enough, but to put him in pressure packed situations in the middle of a division race on top of that is asking to much and expecting to good of results. Go with the proven not the potential.

nbarnett56
07-12-2007, 01:41 PM
I guarantee you that they will acquire a veteran left hander before they would call up Parra. Being in the big leagues for the first time is hard enough, but to put him in pressure packed situations in the middle of a division race on top of that is asking to much and expecting to good of results. Go with the proven not the potential.

lol, deal! ...Since Parra was scratched from his start last week because he was close to being called up but the Brewers instead opted for TGJ.

princefielder28
07-12-2007, 01:43 PM
lol, deal! ...Since Parra was scratched from his start last week because he was close to being called up but the Brewers instead opted for TGJ.

No way the Brewers would've called up Parra when Hall got hurt. Why would they have needed an extra arm 5 days before the All-Star break????

nbarnett56
07-12-2007, 01:45 PM
No way the Brewers would've called up Parra when Hall got hurt. Why would they have needed an extra arm 5 days before the All-Star break????

Short notice doesn't keep Dickey from getting win
By Scott Wright
Oklahoman Staff Writer

R.A. Dickey pitched Thursday night on short rest and on short notice, but neither was enough to hinder the Nashville knuckleballer.

Dickey, who spent the previous 10 years of his career in the Texas Rangers organization and parts of seven seasons with the RedHawks, pitched the Sounds to a 3-1 win over his former club Thursday before 8,285 fans at the Bricktown Ballpark.

Dickey was scheduled to start Saturday night against the RedHawks but learned less than two hours before Thursday's game that he'd be pitching.

He had gone through his usual between-starts routine, which included pitching in the bullpen Wednesday and some off-day running Thursday afternoon.

"I ran 25 minutes — went on my little track that I've gone around here for eight years,” he said. "I got back, and they told me I was starting after that. So I had about an hour and 20 minutes to prepare.”

The unexpected start came when the scheduled pitcher, Manny Parra, was told he might be called up by the Milwaukee Brewers and was instructed not to pitch.

"Every Triple-A team needs an R.A. Dickey, a guy that will take the ball any time and do a good job for you and keep you in the game,” acting Sounds manager Harry Spilman said. "He did just a great job tonight.”

Dickey allowed four hits in six innings, throwing 54 of his 90 pitches for strikes.

"I made an agreement with them that I'd start the game, but I just didn't want to have a pitch count,” said Dickey, who threw 93 pitches in his last start Monday. "I didn't want to be yanked out after three innings. If I was gonna go, I wanted to go.”

Dickey, who uses the knuckleball and a fastball that tops out about 85 miles per hour, watched in awe as relievers Joe Thatcher and Grant Balfour baffled the RedHawks with fastballs in the mid-90s over the final three innings.

princefielder28
07-12-2007, 01:56 PM
Last year the Brewers had an outside chance of makng the playoffs, and Doug Melvin went out and acquired infielders David Bell and Tony Graffanino becuase they've been there before and they know what it takes to make it through a pennant race. Who do the Brewers have other than Suppan and Cordero that knows what it's like to be in a playoff race and the pressures of it???? Adding a veteran arm relieves the pressure of other relieves, coaches, and the team as a whole. If you throw out another youngster you are asking for trouble becuase there is really nobody there that you can rely on when things go bad for him because he's going to have his bumps in the road. Long term Parra will be a terrific pitcher for the Brewers organization, but in the short term and for the benefit of this playoff race, management needs to add another "been there" arm to hold down some stability when things might look gloomy to the kids.

princefielder28
07-12-2007, 02:07 PM
Plus bringing up Parra to be a left handed specialist like Shouse would moronic. At Nashville lefties have a .273 BAA while righties have a .138 BAA.

nbarnett56
07-12-2007, 02:35 PM
Whatever man, Its right there in black and white. Keep on dreaming about some trade that isn't going to happen.

Boston
07-12-2007, 03:35 PM
Plus bringing up Parra to be a left handed specialist like Shouse would moronic. At Nashville lefties have a .273 BAA while righties have a .138 BAA.

Joe Thatcher. Maybe people don't see this.

.156 against lefties.
.265 against righties
Lots of K's
More than just a loogy

princefielder28
07-12-2007, 04:49 PM
Whatever man, Its right there in black and white. Keep on dreaming about some trade that isn't going to happen.

Keep trusting an Oklahoma paper about the Milwaukee Brewers

nbarnett56
07-12-2007, 05:56 PM
Keep trusting an Oklahoma paper about the Milwaukee Brewers

Its actually not in Oklahoma, its in Tennessee and they write about the Nashville Sounds. I'd trust them every time over what you have to say. ;)

princefielder28
07-12-2007, 05:59 PM
Its actually not in Oklahoma, its in Tennessee and they write about the Nashville Sounds. I'd trust them every time over what you have to say. ;)

Thanks for the personal shot there big guy.

nbarnett56
07-12-2007, 06:11 PM
Thanks for the personal shot there big guy.

Its the truth, sorry. I was wrong however about where the article was from, the Sounds were playing a team from Oklahoma at the time that was written but its 100% accurate. Why else would Parra be scratched from his start?

princefielder28
07-13-2007, 03:41 PM
So excited for tonight b/c it seems like forever since the Brewers last played

princefielder28
07-13-2007, 04:40 PM
Ben Sheets was originally scheduled to pitch tonight but he'll throw tomorrow and Chris Capuano was toe the rubber tonight.

princefielder28
07-13-2007, 08:10 PM
Braun and Prince back-to-back!

GB12
07-13-2007, 08:21 PM
If there is one thing that Ned struggles with it's definitely when to take pitchers out. If he was going to take Cappy out it should have been after he walked the first two batters.

princefielder28
07-13-2007, 08:21 PM
These past two starts for Capuano really show the importance of getting ahead of hitters early in the count instead of battling from behind. It's only his third start back from the DL, so let's hope this doesn't become a reoccuring theme in his future starts.

princefielder28
07-13-2007, 08:28 PM
Carlos Villanueva steps up big again with runners at 2nd & 3rd and no outs and he only allowed that runner from 3rd to score on a sacrifice fly.

princefielder28
07-13-2007, 08:43 PM
Weeks...hit, Villanueva....hit, Hart.....RBI double

Manufacturing runs for once! :)

GB12
07-13-2007, 08:56 PM
If there is one thing that Ned struggles with it's definitely when to take pitchers out. If he was going to take Cappy out it should have been after he walked the first two batters.

And he does it again.

princefielder28
07-13-2007, 08:59 PM
This is more entertaining than the HR Derby on Monday

GB12
07-13-2007, 09:01 PM
Braun goes long again!

princefielder28
07-13-2007, 09:06 PM
Jenkins should've bought a ticket to tonight's game becuase he sure doing alot of watching, 3 Ks total.

princefielder28
07-13-2007, 09:14 PM
I think it's time for Corey Hart to hit a homer. Everyone else in the game isn't having a problem doing it.

GB12
07-13-2007, 09:18 PM
I think it's time for Corey Hart to hit a homer. Everyone else in the game isn't having a problem doing it.

Anyone else think that he could stay in centerfield when Billy comes back? He has the better speed, arm, and more experience as an OF. Playing at the corner might help Hall get his power back. Hart will be a starter on the Brewers for a long time, so I don't see how that would hurt in anyway.

Boston
07-13-2007, 09:20 PM
How many multi HR games has Braun had already this year? Damn. The kid's a machine.

Boston
07-13-2007, 09:27 PM
Lately, other than Sheets, and I suppose Bush, we've had terrible starting pitching. It seems every time Cappy, Suppan, and Vargas start, there giving up 5+ runs in less then five innings.

princefielder28
07-13-2007, 10:16 PM
Big Ben needs to bring his ace stuff tomorrow becuase the Crew really needs a win. I think Gabe Gross is in store for a big day tomorrow as well.

princefielder28
07-14-2007, 05:35 PM
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11220

see if any of you are interested in doing this and if someone wants Milwaukee I'll gladly take another team

princefielder28
07-14-2007, 07:06 PM
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Ben :(

princefielder28
07-14-2007, 07:14 PM
Very nice play by Gwynn to end the 4th!

princefielder28
07-14-2007, 07:39 PM
With Rickie Weeks tonight every good play has been countered by a mistake. I guess it could be worse though...his rookie year.

GB12
07-14-2007, 09:10 PM
Graffanino comes through. Hopefully Sheets won't be out long, Gallardo looked great once again though.

princefielder28
07-14-2007, 09:24 PM
Graffanino comes through. Hopefully Sheets won't be out long, Gallardo looked great once again though.

Terrific move my Yost

Boston
07-14-2007, 09:57 PM
Wow. You can tell Gallardo has become comfortable in the relief role.

princefielder28
07-15-2007, 07:22 AM
Latest rumors have the Brewers targeting Rangers OF Kenny Lofton.

GB12
07-15-2007, 12:57 PM
Yost's banking on another big day from Damian, batting him 5th(:eek:).

GB12
07-15-2007, 03:50 PM
Nice job by Cordero getting out of that.

princefielder28
07-15-2007, 03:51 PM
Nice job by Cordero getting out of that.

Big win today! Suppan pitched very well and hopefully this is just a preview of him in the 2nd half

princefielder28
07-15-2007, 04:25 PM
The Cubs won again so the lead remains at 3.5 games

princefielder28
07-15-2007, 04:52 PM
D'Backs come to town tomorrow and we will not have to face Brandon Webb in any of the games

mil_brew_fan
07-15-2007, 04:56 PM
Daron Sutton will be back!

princefielder28
07-15-2007, 04:57 PM
Daron Sutton will be back!

one of the bucketheads :)

GB12
07-16-2007, 12:16 PM
Parra in Milwaukee http://www.jsonline.com/watch/?watch=2&date=7/16/2007&id=26434

nbarnett56
07-16-2007, 12:22 PM
Parra in Milwaukee http://www.jsonline.com/watch/?watch=2&date=7/16/2007&id=26434

Awesome. Though he hasn't pitched sine 7/6. Almost expected it because it looked like they were trying to limit his innings.

drowe
07-16-2007, 01:34 PM
yeah, with Gallardo and Villenueva burnt out, seems like a good idea...bye bye chris spurling

princefielder28
07-16-2007, 01:37 PM
yeah, with Gallardo and Villenueva burnt out, seems like a good idea...bye bye chris spurling

With Bush and Vargas coming up in the rotation too, they really didn't leave themselves with much of a choice.

nbarnett56
07-16-2007, 02:36 PM
yeah, with Gallardo and Villenueva burnt out, seems like a good idea...bye bye chris spurling

Burnt out? I wouldn't say that. Gallardo just pitched 4 shutout innings when Sheets went out. Villenueva has been solid all year, the Rockies just had a good offensive night. His ERA is still low at 3.41.

Spurling had to take a leave to tend to a family matter, FYI.

GB12
07-16-2007, 02:39 PM
Burnt out? I wouldn't say that. Gallardo just pitched 4 shutout innings when Sheets went out. Villenueva has been solid all year, the Rockies just had a good offensive night. His ERA is still low at 3.41.

Spurling had to take a leave to tend to a family matter, FYI.
I'm sure he meant burnt out as in not ready to pitch for a couple days. Gallardo will come out of the pen depending on how bad Sheets' finger is, so we will be down a reliever.

GB12
07-16-2007, 03:02 PM
Sheets put on the 15 day Disabled List. Along with Parra, Grant Balfour comes up to Milwaukee.

nbarnett56
07-16-2007, 03:04 PM
Sheets put on the 15 day Disabled List. Along with Parra, Grant Balfour comes up to Milwaukee.

Hopefully it isn't too serious and its only the 15 day. Melvin did say that Parra would be the next in line and that Balfour was right next to him. At least Yo will get another start....

drowe
07-16-2007, 03:22 PM
Sheets put on the 15 day Disabled List. Along with Parra, Grant Balfour comes up to Milwaukee.

damn, that sucks balls about sheets. balfour and parra should be interesting to see though.

GB12
07-16-2007, 07:20 PM
Lead off HR by Hart, nice.

GB12
07-16-2007, 07:23 PM
Lead off HR by Hart, nice.

Braun goes long too, already 2 HRs before an out is made.

princefielder28
07-17-2007, 02:53 PM
Hopefully Vargas can throw solid tonight and try and keep the pen rested

O
07-17-2007, 03:50 PM
If Vargas goes 7+ I'll eat my shorts.

How about Ryan Braun??? I checked ESPN.COM and he's near or at the top in a lot of "Who's Hot (past 30 days)" categories:

HRs: 1st (10)
RBIs: T1st (27)
SLG: 1st (.792)
BA: 10th (.375)

Not bad for a rookie, huh? :)

GB12
07-17-2007, 05:53 PM
4-6 Weeks for Sheets, not good. http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=634361

princefielder28
07-17-2007, 07:57 PM
4-6 Weeks for Sheets, not good. http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=634361

I have faith in Gallardo to replace him, but it's other starters that concern me, Vargas and Capuano

GB12
07-17-2007, 07:59 PM
I have faith in Gallardo to replace him, but it's other starters that concern me, Vargas and Capuano

Well it's just the opposite of you then. I'm fine with Cappy and Vargas, it's Suppan and Bush I don't trust.

princefielder28
07-17-2007, 08:04 PM
Well it's just the opposite of you then. I'm fine with Cappy and Vargas, it's Suppan and Bush I don't trust.

Ever since Cappy's injury he hasn't had the command that he had before and that really concerns me as we head into August and September.

GB12
07-17-2007, 08:28 PM
Wow, Graffy has really turned his season around. I would have never thought that I'd feel more comfortable with him than Weeks.

princefielder28
07-17-2007, 08:33 PM
Wow, Graffy has really turned his season around. I would have never thought that I'd feel more comfortable with him than Weeks.

Especially with him batting 6th. It's great to see.

Boston
07-17-2007, 09:25 PM
Runners on second and third with no outs and the top of the order coming up. How many runs do we score? Zero. We can't manage a god damn run in a one run game.

princefielder28
07-17-2007, 10:14 PM
Does it get any better than a Brewers win and a Cubs loss???

4th straight win by one run.

O
07-17-2007, 10:19 PM
Increase that division lead!!!

Boston
07-18-2007, 12:04 AM
"Rickie understands the situation," Yost said. "Rickie knows he's struggling, Rickie knows we need to win and Rickie wants to win. Rickie is not a selfish kid where he is going to pout and complain. Rickie is a team player."

I love the name Rickie. Rickie makes me want to jump up and dance.

drowe
07-18-2007, 08:43 AM
i would love more than anything to see a good outing by Capuano tonight. it would just ease my worries a lot to know that the guy still has it in him.

Football Fan
07-18-2007, 12:08 PM
Does it get any better than a Brewers win and a Cubs loss???

4th straight win by one run.excellent, I thought for sure the cubs would gain on the brewers during there series with the giants.

drowe
07-18-2007, 12:31 PM
excellent, I thought for sure the cubs would gain on the brewers during there series with the giants.


a very good point here. ^

since the all star break, the Cubs have been playing cellar dwellers and the Crew has been playing playoff contenders. this week is a prime spot for the cubs to gain some ground, and if the lead stays the same or (dare i say) grows, it's a HUGE missed opportunity for the Cubs and good sign for the Brewers.

GB12
07-18-2007, 04:26 PM
Tony Graffanino to start...





In left field


RF Corey Hart
SS J.J. Hardy
3B Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Kevin Mench
LF Tony Graffanino
C Damian Miller
2B Rickie Weeks
LHP Chris Capuano

drowe
07-18-2007, 05:09 PM
Tony Graffanino to start...





In left field


RF Corey Hart
SS J.J. Hardy
3B Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Kevin Mench
LF Tony Graffanino
C Damian Miller
2B Rickie Weeks
LHP Chris Capuano

wow. ned, you crazy

princefielder28
07-18-2007, 05:21 PM
wow. ned, you crazy

Yeah, why is Rickie Weeks starting??? :)

princefielder28
07-18-2007, 07:48 PM
Capuano has pitched very well so far. Him or Suppan have to emerge as the "Ace" of the staff while Sheets is gone.

princefielder28
07-18-2007, 08:10 PM
Capuano has been the victim of some misfortune in this 4th inning

princefielder28
07-18-2007, 08:22 PM
Kevin Mench with a long ball! He redeemed himself a little bit.

Boston
07-18-2007, 09:17 PM
Capuano pitched one hell of a game today. Good for him.

Boston
07-18-2007, 09:38 PM
Bad pitch selection right there, bad location, just bad.

princefielder28
07-18-2007, 09:40 PM
That balll was crushed!

Jensen
07-18-2007, 09:45 PM
Capuano used to pitch for the D'Backs, but he wasn't very good back then. Glad Reynolds is starting to hit well again.

Good series overall, you guys have a really good team this year. Prince killed us, he had a real good series.

GB12
07-18-2007, 09:46 PM
Capuano used to pitch for the D'Backs, but he wasn't very good back then. Glad Reynolds is starting to hit well again.

Good series overall, you guys have a really good team this year. Prince killed us, he had a real good series.

I thought that double was going to be out of there.

princefielder28
07-18-2007, 10:02 PM
I thought that double was going to be out of there.

So did everyone else including Prince

drowe
07-19-2007, 07:24 AM
well. a loss is a loss. but, it was great to see Cappy pitch so well. the 2 runs he allowed really shouldn't have been earned, as i think mench shoulda been charged with an error. so, he really coulda pitched 7 shutout innings. i'm so happy to see he can still pitch well.

and, needless to say, my first impression of grant balfour is not so good.

nbarnett56
07-19-2007, 09:02 AM
They need to shut Weeks down or send him down for the rest of the season. He just isn't the same since his wrist started to flare up again. His defense has drastically improved but how much longer can we go with his struggling bat? Shut him down and get him healthy for next year.

GB12
07-19-2007, 12:11 PM
well. a loss is a loss. but, it was great to see Cappy pitch so well. the 2 runs he allowed really shouldn't have been earned, as i think mench shoulda been charged with an error. so, he really coulda pitched 7 shutout innings. i'm so happy to see he can still pitch well.

and, needless to say, my first impression of grant balfour is not so good.
He started very nicely with a K and a ground out, but yeah not very good after that.

drowe
07-19-2007, 12:42 PM
so, yesterday, my friend and i decided we had man crushes on eric byrnes. that guy is a stud.

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 01:20 PM
Ryan Braun with an RBI double in the 1st

Jensen
07-19-2007, 01:23 PM
Ryan Braun with an RBI double in the 1st

He's going to be a top 5 3B soon, I really like him since I've seen him play recently.

drowe
07-19-2007, 02:15 PM
so, another homer from T-Graf. can we all just forget about the fact that 2 months ago, i almost drove to milwaukee and removed him from the lineup personally.

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 02:32 PM
so, another homer from T-Graf. can we all just forget about the fact that 2 months ago, i almost drove to milwaukee and removed him from the lineup personally.

I'll forget

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 02:45 PM
Yovani Gallardo with 6 shutout innings! He da Man!

Jensen
07-19-2007, 02:48 PM
Yovani Gallardo with 6 shutout innings! He da Man!

He's pitched really good today, and so has Livan which surprises me. This is probably his best outing in his last 5+ starts.

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 02:49 PM
On ESPN.com it has it's headlines on the side and one reads "Slumping Brewers try to regroup vs D-backs"

Since when are we slumping????

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 02:51 PM
Yovani's Line: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks

Jensen
07-19-2007, 02:53 PM
On ESPN.com it has it's headlines on the side and one reads "Slumping Brewers try to regroup vs D-backs"

Since when are we slumping????

I think they got the team names mixed up, we've been slumping.

Well, Livan was pitching well...until now.

drowe
07-19-2007, 02:55 PM
not sure i agree with pulling gallardo there. i know it's an opportunity for runs...but the bullpen is over worked and gallardo was still looking strong.

drowe
07-19-2007, 02:58 PM
not sure i agree with pulling gallardo there. i know it's an opportunity for runs...but the bullpen is over worked and gallardo was still looking strong.

i withdraw the argument.

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 03:00 PM
i withdraw the argument.

We'll probably get to see Parra throw now

GB12
07-19-2007, 03:01 PM
We'll probably get to see Parra throw now
Unless you have MLBTV or something we won't get to "see" anything.:(

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 03:07 PM
Unless you have MLBTV or something we won't get to "see" anything.:(

Wise is in the game

Jensen
07-19-2007, 03:08 PM
Wise is in the game

And gave up a homer to Jackson. :D

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 03:21 PM
Graff with a 2 RBI double!

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 03:22 PM
Gross with a two run shot!

Jensen
07-19-2007, 03:23 PM
Then Gross homers, 10-1 now. Nippert looked good against the first 2 batters he faced, but now he's falling apart.

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 03:24 PM
Matt Wise with a hit!

Jensen
07-19-2007, 03:27 PM
Matt Wise with a hit!

This is pathetic now, Nippert needs to get pulled. Not that we have a chance of winning, but I don't want to be losing 20-1 in the 7th inning.

drowe
07-19-2007, 03:28 PM
i love it when the bottom of the order comes through. this game has been almost all from the bottom of the order.

Boston
07-19-2007, 03:45 PM
On ESPN.com it has it's headlines on the side and one reads "Slumping Brewers try to regroup vs D-backs"

Since when are we slumping????

They must have f'ed up the names. Stupid ESPN.

Jensen
07-19-2007, 03:57 PM
Good series guys, and good luck until the next time we meet. :)

drowe
07-19-2007, 03:58 PM
Good series guys, and good luck until the next time we meet. :)

yeah, same to you. some entertaining games. now, please sweep the cubs.

Boston
07-19-2007, 03:59 PM
Ha. You don't see a save in a 10-1 game everyday.

Jensen
07-19-2007, 04:01 PM
yeah, same to you. some entertaining games. now, please sweep the cubs.

I'm hoping Webb and Owings can have good starts against them, because I'd like to take 2 out of 3 games at least to give us some hope.

drowe
07-19-2007, 04:11 PM
yeah, we lucked out, playing 4 against arizona and missing webb. ah well...works for me

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 04:14 PM
yeah, we lucked out, playing 4 against arizona and missing webb. ah well...works for me

And now we get the Giants :)

drowe
07-19-2007, 04:19 PM
And now we get the Giants :)

ooooooh. be careful with comments like that. ya don't want to jinx 'em.

Boston
07-19-2007, 04:27 PM
I hope Bonds doesn't get injured within the next few days.

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 04:45 PM
I hope Bonds doesn't get injured within the next few days.

I want him to hit the record in milwaukee b/c then that will be forever etched in baseball history.

Boston
07-19-2007, 05:07 PM
I want him to hit the record in milwaukee b/c then that will be forever etched in baseball history.

Don't even think like that.

GB12
07-19-2007, 05:32 PM
I want him to hit the record in milwaukee b/c then that will be forever etched in baseball history.

I wouldn't have minded really if he was one away, but for him to get the record in this series he'd have to hit 3 homers. Now I don't think that'd be too good.

Boston
07-19-2007, 05:42 PM
I wouldn't have minded really if he was one away, but for him to get the record in this series he'd have to hit 3 homers. Now I don't think that'd be too good.

He hit two today.

GB12
07-19-2007, 06:11 PM
Well at least we'll get some nice coverage on ESPN.

princefielder28
07-19-2007, 06:15 PM
Well at least we'll get some nice coverage on ESPN.

That is true; they were just talking about the weekend series

drowe
07-20-2007, 07:24 AM
one of my favorite parts about the win yesterday: one game we DIDN'T lose because of Ben Sheet's injury.

Yovani looked excellent.

princefielder28
07-20-2007, 08:11 AM
one of my favorite parts about the win yesterday: one game we DIDN'T lose because of Ben Sheet's injury.

Yovani looked excellent.

I have a feeling that we'll win more of his starts than lose

princefielder28
07-20-2007, 07:56 PM
Suppan = bend but don't break

princefielder28
07-20-2007, 08:47 PM
CHOO! CHOO! The Rickie Express to home plate!

GB12
07-20-2007, 08:54 PM
That was a damn good play by Weeks. Very nice base hit too. Hopefully this'll get him going.

GB12
07-20-2007, 09:25 PM
Ugh, what's gotten into Carlos. Once again though Ned waits to pull the pitcher untill after the damage has been done.

princefielder28
07-20-2007, 11:25 PM
Prince could really use an off day....I say Ned sits him tomorrow; his swing just doesn't look in tune and I believe it is due to tired legs and him never really getting a break due to the All-Star Game

Boston
07-21-2007, 01:45 PM
That was a fun game. Despite the fact that there wasn't any HR's and we didnt' win. The crowd was beyond deafening after Weeks railroaded the catcher. And booing Bonds is always fun.

GB12
07-21-2007, 04:13 PM
Spurling's back, Gross sent to AAA. http://www.jsonline.com/watch/?watch=2&date=7/21/2007&id=26752 Finally, Gross has been terrible this season, but for some reason Ned loved to use him as a pinch hitter and have him some starts. Won't have to worry about that now.

yodabear
07-21-2007, 05:37 PM
Hi Brewers fans.......u are afraid of us aren't u? WE HAUNT UR DREAMS!

princefielder28
07-21-2007, 05:41 PM
Spurling's back, Gross sent to AAA. http://www.jsonline.com/watch/?watch=2&date=7/21/2007&id=26752 Finally, Gross has been terrible this season, but for some reason Ned loved to use him as a pinch hitter and have him some starts. Won't have to worry about that now.

spurling is nothing to celebrate either

princefielder28
07-21-2007, 05:42 PM
For some reason the Brewers just play down to the level of their competition. The Pirates and Nationals series before the break and now the Giants; teams that they should be beat but don't have the spark to do it. They play very well against the upper tier but struggle against the cellar dwellers.

GB12
07-21-2007, 05:45 PM
As soon as Sheets comes back he'll most likely be gone. Maybe even when Billy comes back they could keep Gwynn up over him.


We just lost a series to one of the worst teams in baseball. Tomorrow is a MUST WIN.

yodabear
07-21-2007, 05:57 PM
As soon as Sheets comes back he'll most likely be gone. Maybe even when Billy comes back they could keep Gwynn up over him.


We just lost a series to one of the worst teams in baseball. Tomorrow is a MUST WIN.

The Giants are really old.

princefielder28
07-21-2007, 06:06 PM
When Johnny Estrada is running the bases he needs to unhook the plow or get the lead out of his a$$....that ball that was bobbled in the 2nd could've been run out for a hit but he just trotted.

Boston
07-21-2007, 08:56 PM
The Giants are really old.

Not as old as your hidden infatuation with the Brewers.

princefielder28
07-22-2007, 12:49 PM
The Brewers are looking into acquiring Royals relief pitcher Octavio Dotel. Otherwise not much noise coming out of Doug Melvin's office.

Boston
07-22-2007, 01:12 PM
Am I missing something, or is there a reason Rickie is leading off, other than the one good game he had two days ago...

princefielder28
07-22-2007, 01:52 PM
Am I missing something, or is there a reason Rickie is leading off, other than the one good game he had two days ago...

Corey was starting to struggle at leadoff and Ned was just trying to shake things up after yesterday's embarassment; has worked so far

GB12
07-22-2007, 01:52 PM
Am I missing something, or is there a reason Rickie is leading off, other than the one good game he had two days ago...

Seems to be working out alright. Weeks doubled, and Hart got a 2 run homer from the 6th spot

Braun also hit his 15th of the season.

GB12
07-22-2007, 01:52 PM
Am I missing something, or is there a reason Rickie is leading off, other than the one good game he had two days ago...

Seems to be working out alright. Weeks doubled, and Hart got a 2 run homer from the 6th spot

Braun also hit his 15th of the season.

Boston
07-22-2007, 03:17 PM
These new camera angles on FSN are kind of annoying. They really serve no purpose at all.

Boston
07-22-2007, 03:32 PM
I really like Parra. That run, and the first two hits for that matter, really shouldn't have happened.