What a game. Derrick Turnbow in top form despite pitching in the sixth consecutive game, a great relief outing from Justin Lehr, a not-disastrous outing from Dana Eveland after an inauspicious start, and heroics from Chad Moeller and Brady Clark. I don't want to get too excited just yet, but Clark has been on base in each of his last six plate appearances, and he was the difference at the plate today. If it wasn't for his patience against Hamels, the Crew might not have gotten on the board at all.
A few things I wanted to point out:
- Beyond the Boxscore has updated their power rankings, and while the Crew has slipped a bit, they're still way up there.
- Will Carroll has some thoughts on JJ Hardy's injury:
Hardy thought he'd broken his ankle. Instead, it's a severe sprain that will keep him out six weeks, but he won't need any surgical intervention. Bill Hall will fill in while Hardy is on the DL. As with most ankle sprains, there shouldn't be much in the way of any long-term problems and Hardy has a decent shot of beating that projection back.
- battlekow looks at how the 2005 Rule V draft has panned out for us so far.
Here's the very dramatic WPA graph from yesterday night's game.
- Here's the Minor League recap from yesterday's game including a bit of good news: the bats finally came alive in Huntsville.
- Here's a funny and bizarre look at a day in the life of former Brewer Ray King.
- And, for good measure, here are Minor League splits for Boof Bonser, who we'll be facing this weekend.
Update [2006-5-18 16:30:5 by Jeff]: One more thing: Kerry Wood made his first start of the year tooday against the Nationals. The game's not over, but Kerry's day is. It didn't go well.