Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Some Bits Of News And My Thoughts

  • Chris Capuano will indeed need a second "Tommy John" surgery to repair his elbow. He tore the ligament in spring training and tried to just rehab it, but to no avail. This will put him on the shelf for a calender year and is a huge knock to his career. I feel bad for Cappy, a true good guy on the Brewers team and was looking like the stud of the Richie Sexson trade. Won 18 games for the Brewers in 2005 and made the All-Star team in 2006. Last season struggled to a 5-12 record and an ERA over 5. But actually made a lot of nice starts that got wasted by no run supports from the offense. I wish Cappy the best, but it's gonna be a long road back for him.

  • I'm quite glad Ned Yost went back to Eric Gagne so quickly in a save situation. And although Gagne gave up a hit and a walk in the 9th yesterday against the Dodgers, he got the job down and converted his 10th save in 15 trys. We need Gagne in that closer role to be successful or the whole bullpen gets screwed up if you have a closer by committee pen. But with that said, Gagne has thrown 3 innings in two days. I hope to God Yost doesn't trot him out there tonight, give him a day off.

  • Ryan Braun is simply on fire! Back to hitting like the Braun we saw during his entire rookie season last year. This hot streak that kind of started at the end of the Florida series and exploded in the Cardinals series has continued at the start of the Dodgers series with his 2-4 yesterday with a double and a triple. Braun line for the season is now; .294 AVG, 9 HR's, 29 RBI, .563 SLG, .325 OBP for an OPS of .888.

  • After the Brewers couldn't get anyone starting pitcher not named Ben Sheets to get a win they now have three in a row with Suppan, Bush and Villanueva all getting "W's" in the past three games. Hopefully Manny Parra continues that trend tonight in game 2 of the Dodgers series.

  • Down on the farm in AA Huntsville, OF Matt LaPorta and 3B Matt Gamel are ripping the cover off the ball. The Brewers top two prospects are looking more and more like they may be Major League ready next season and will probably get promoted to AAA at some point this season.

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