Gametime: 3:05 CT. Jeff Suppan vs. Ervin Santana.
The story of the day appears to be the return of Gabe Gross. I've talked recently about how its a good problem to have more solid players than we need, but if that means Gross goes to triple-A, it's a shame. The guy is a platoon monster. I think I might rather have him on the team as my lefty left fielder than Jenkins.
From the MLB notes column comes something totally unrelated:
A similar thing happened on Sept. 14, 2005. Boston's Gabe Kapler was chugging hard on a Graffanino line drive that cleared the fence at Toronto's Rogers Centre, and suffered an Achilles tendon injury between second and third base. Kapler was replaced by pinch-runner Alejandro Machado while Graffanino waited at second, and the Sox went on to win, 5-3.
A number of strange coincidences were in play Wednesday. Graffanino is now a Brewer, and Machado is a former Brewers Minor Leaguer. The Red Sox third base coach at the time was Dale Sveum, who is now the Brewers' bench coach. Kapler was only on base because of a two-out throwing error by Koskie, also now a Brewer. Rob Drake, who was the home plate umpire Wednesday, was on the crew that day in Toronto.
In other news, a couple of tidbits about former Brewers. The Padres released Mike Adams. I wouldn't mind bringing him back as triple-A depth, if only so we can trade him to the Mets for Aaron Sele or something mid-season. And here's a classic Fire Joe Morgan piece on Scott Podsednik. The highlight: