Tonight we find out whether or not David Weathers was worth the PTBNL.
LHP Clayton Richard is talented. He played both football and baseball well enough in high school to garner scholarships to the University of Michigan for both sports. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2005 and finally saw the majors in late July of last year. Richard came to the San Diego Padres via the Jake Peavy trade (along with three minor league pitchers) on July 31st of this year. He has faced the Brewers two times with an ERA of 0.84, but his career numbers are a little more comforting from an opponent's perspective. He is currently 5-3 with an ERA of 4.49 for the season.
Braden Looper, on the other hand, has pitched in 32 games (51.1 innings) against the Padres with an ERA of 4.56 and a 4-3 record. He started against the Padres on July 31st of this year and failed to clinch a win for the Brewers despite a six-run lead after two innings. The bullpen is pretty well rested, so even if Looper manages to find himself in trouble, there should be no excuse for a loss tonight.
RHP David Weathers joins the team tonight, wearing number 20. His last time in Milwaukee, he wore Yovani Gallardo's number, 49. Weathers is a little emotional about having to leave Cincinnati, where he expected to end his career. Hopefully joining former teammate Trevor Hoffman will help to cheer him up.
Here is today's lineup:
2B Felipe Lopez
CF Mike Cameron
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
3B Casey McGehee
RF Bill Hall
SS JJ Hardy
C Jason Kendall
Bullpen Status Report:
pitched 1.2 innings (23 pitches) Saturday night.
pitched one inning (10 pitches) on Friday.
pitched .2 innings (15 pitches) on Friday.
threw nine pitches in one inning on Sunday.
has not pitched since Thursday.
has not pitched since Wednesday.
David Weathers pitched one inning (12 pitches) Friday night.