I can only hope this is the first of a few of the bullpen arms from Nashville getting a chance with the big club this season. Axford has been very solid at AAA this season (3-2, 2.02 ERA, 2 Saves, 13.1 IP, 19 K, 5 BB, 1.43 WHIP) after a brief cup of coffee with the Brewers at the end of the 2009 season. Adam Stern was called up when Carlos Gomez went on the DL, he got 1 AB (pinch hit last night) and did not play in the field. With the way the Brewers bullpen has been running through pitchers this was a must.
I'm sure before the season is over we will also see Chris Smith, Tim Dillard and our future closer Zach Braddock called up from Nashville. I think it will be very interesting to see what move is made next week when Gomez comes off the DL. Will Axford be sent back down that soon? Will they cut ties with someone like Suppan or Parra? Should be a tough decision for Doug Melvin and the Brewers brass.