It looks like when Bill Hall went down, not everyone assumed that Gwynn would be the one called up:Triple-A Nashville Sounds teammate Calix Crabbe told Gwynn about Hall's injury before the team's game in Oklahoma City on Thursday. But Crabbe, Gwynn and the rest of the team believed the Brewers were poised to promote left-hander Manny Parra, who was held out of his scheduled start.
It's an interesting exercise to consider how to make room for Parra, if he were to be called up. Of the relievers who have been with us all year, the only one to have an ERA over 3.25 is Turnbow, and as we know, he should be an All-Star this season.
We could make him a starter --- we certainly need the help. The funny thing about our starters is, right now, their 2007 ERA isn't far off from what one would have expected: Sheets's ERA is below 4, and everyone else's is between 4 and 5. I think the problem (at least, that I've had) with our starters is that it's not like they've been getting that ERA by pitching 6 innings and giving up 3 runs with any consistency. Instead, they're offering a wide variety of average, spectacular, and just plain abysmal starts, and we've just seen a lot of the abysmal recently. I think the break will do us good.