SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 1: Mat Gamel #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers (R) holds up his leg in pain after chasing a foul ball with Rickie Weeks #23 during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on May 1, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
W: Edinson Volquez (1-2)
L: Francisco Rodriguez (0-3)
HR: Mark Kotsay (1)
MVP: Shaun Marcum (+.387)
LVP: Rodriguez (-.345)
Would you like the bad news or the worse news first?
Erstwhile first baseman Matt Gamel, who stopped himself short as to not run into the wall chasing a foul ball has what the Brewers are currently calling a twisted knee.
Gamel grabbed the knee immediately and looked to be in some pain, but after some time on the dirt with the training staff, decided to keep playing. However, he left the on-deck circle during the next half-inning and limped down the dugout steps. An MRI tomorrow will likely let us know his fate.
Francisco Rodriguez made his fourteenth appearance in 24 games and promptly gave up a single and then a pinch-hit home run to Mark Freakin' Kotsay. (Blame me for this, as I totally called it in the game thread.) Those were the only runs of the game.
K-Rod is now 0-3 with a 6.57 ERA.
You can decide which is "bad" and which is "worse." Time will probably tell on both of those.
The Brewers mustered just three hits against former-Red Edinson Volquez.
The lone bright spot was Shaun Marcum going seven strong innings. He was a little shaky to start the game, but settled down somewhere around the third inning and really pounded. He gave up three hits and four walks while striking out six over 102 pitches. Unfortunately for him, he did not play into the final decision.
The scoreless start to the game was the First time the Brewers shut out opponent through 5 innings since 6-0 win on April 7, or so Joe Block said.
Edit: Forgot to mention that Ryan Braun swiped career stolen base no. 100 tonight. For more on this, make sure to check back for tonight's Stat of the Night post.