Sunday, March 8, 2009

News And Notes 3/8/09 Edition

Eric Gagne was releases today. Basically his shoulder is really messed up and he needs surgery. The Brewers have said they would possibly sign him again if and when he is ready to pitch. But with the injuries he has who knows how long that could be. Gagne was signed to a minor league deal so the Brewers lose nothing by cutting him. Had he been able to pitch and they added him to the roster he would have made $1.5 mill and possible incentives. Too bad for Eric, as he is a good guy who really wanted to redeem himself for his poor 2008 after signing that $10 mill deal.

Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo got lit up today. I did not see or hear the game but he only went 2/3 of an inning. Rickie Weeks messed up what would have been a double play after the first two batters reached and then the flood gates opened from that point. It did sound like Gallardo may have been "squeezed" a bit by the home plate ump. This doesn't bother me, sometimes you it just isn't your day and today it was not Yovani's. He is still the man, lets move on.

Braun went 0-4 in his first game for Team USA yesterday in the WBC. But the US did defeat the Canucks from the north 6-5. Ryan did make a hell of a catch in LF going back on a well hit ball and smoked a ball down the left field line but right at Canadian 3B Mark Teahen. Hopefully Ryan can get some hits tonight as the US takes on Venezuela. Winner of that game will advance to round 2 of the tourney.

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