Some things to read while watching out for whammies. (h/t C. Trent Rosecrans)
With any luck, this could be the last morning I'll ever have to wake up and discuss a disastrous outing. Here are what some others are saying about him:
- Quevedo at the Buffet wants him gone.
- Brewed Sports wants him gone.
- CZWief wants him gone.
- Between the Green Pillars wants him gone.
Julio did, however, become just the second pitcher named Jorge to hit a batter named Jorge in MLB history. So there is that. , by the way, was the victim in the other case too, getting hit by Jorge de la Rosa.
But, it might all be over today. The Official Site says the team is expected to call up a pitcher and it could be , who is 6-2 with a 2.98 ERA for Nashville. It won't be , who will undergo Tommy John surgery today.
Even with Julio's disaster last night, the Brewers had too many opportunities to come away with just four runs, including one inning where Prince Fielder and Mike Cameron both made outs on the bases, with Fielder getting caught trying to steal third.
Also, and left last night's game early with injuries suffered in the sixth inning. Cameron is suffering from "knee irritation" and is day-to-day, while Braun says he's fine after fouling a ball off his leg.
Meanwhile, the will make a couple of roster moves before tonight's game. , who won last night's game, has been optioned to AA to make room for , who is expected to start tonight. They also optioned catcher to AAA and are expected to recall Alejandro de Aza. (hat tips to Fish Chunks and TheJay in last night's recap)
Could be on the move? The Detroit Free Press mentioned a quote from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe suggesting the might be one of several teams interested. Tom H.'s Twitter, however, said Doug Melvin called the notion "pure nonsense." Just another case of Cafardo being Cafardo.
Here's something cool from down in the minors: At The Old Ball Game has frame-by-frame photos of the delivery of Joshua Butler, who's quickly regaining prospect status this season.
Need your daily draft fix? Andy Seiler has a new mock draft of the first three rounds, and has the Brewers selecting RHP Drew Storen (Stanford), 3B Matt Davidson (California HS), RHP Alex Wilson (Texas A&M), SS Daniel Fields (Michigan HS), 2B Josh Kobernus (U. of California) and RHP Eric Smith (Rhode Island).
On Power Rankings:
- Inside the Majors has the Brewers holding steady at #3.
- Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star moved the Brewers up from ninth to sixth.
- Foul Balls moved the Brewers down from third to fourth in the NL, but kept them at #6 overall.
- WhatifSports moved the Brewers up from seventh to fifth.
The Brewers are asking you to help them make Miller Park a better place to watch a game, one belligerent drunk at a time. Follow this link to learn how to text security re: that douchebag in your section. Extra points for the first person who uses it to report/eject The Happy Youngster.
Around the league:
Giants: Designated reliever for assignment.
Indians: Released David Dellucci.
Mets: Placed on the DL with a groin strain.
Phillies: exercised a clause in his contract allowing him to become a free agent.
The bullpen got a bit of a workout last night too. , in his first start back off the DL, left after one inning with numbness in his pinkie and ring fingers. Hal McCoy says Volquez is headed back to Cincinnati to get it checked out but does not believe it's serious.
Yesterday might have been Manny Acta's last game as manager of the . Chico Harlan has a quote from Nats acting GM Mike Rizzo that he thinks implies Acta could be done.
Sean Berry, though, is back with the Astros after surgery to have cancer removed from his kidney. Good to see he's back and doing well.
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Oh, and I only got four of the answers on Keith Law's stolen base quiz, but in my defense, I took it at 6:35 am.