Some stuff to read well you master gravity.
With a 2-1 win last night the Brewers have taken one of two games against the Padres thus far this weekend, with the final game starting at 3:05 this afternoon. As always, we'll have the gamethread for all you lovely people at 2:00, so be sure to clear your schedule until approximately 6:00 PM so you can watch the game and chat with us about it.
Yovani Gallardo was great yesterday, pitching 11 strikeouts in seven innnings and allowing just one run. In addition, he took it upon himself to break the Brewers scoreless innings streak by hitting a homerun in the third inning, prompting Baseball Musings to come up with a new nickname for him.
TheJay and Battlekow had a short twitter conversation about Gallardo and homeruns where TheJay notes that Gallardo is 33 HR from tying the MLB record for pitchers. Battlekow estimates it to be about 13 more years before he reached that point.
Brewers! Brewers! Keep Turning Up the Heat! has a fun little moment from the broadcast last night with Bill Schroeder.
Miller Park Drunk has a "let's not get too upset quite yet" post up with reasons to step off the ledge.
Other little notes:
- Ken Macha has told players to steal "only when it matters". That seems like a waste of talent to me.
- Corey Hart predicts that the Brewers offense is going to break out soon.
- Before yesterday, that offense would have been 13th in the NL in runs per game if they hadn't played the Pirates
- Bob Uecker's surgery was successful and he is progressing well while still in the ICU. (Fanshot)
- Jim Edmonds' back is improving, and he could be in this lineup as early as this afternoon.
- Prince Fielder tied Robin Yount for fourth place for most consecutive games in club history on Friday and surpassed him yesterday.
- The Brewers will keep all three left handers in the starting rotation pitching consecutively.
Catching prospect Angel Salome will be taking an extended absence as he has been "struggling mentally." (Fanshot) Battlekow has a link to a post on brewerfan.net from Salome's high school coach that compares his issue to those of Dontrelle Willis, Zack Greinke and Khalil Greene. Best wishes to Salome and hopefully he'll be able to use this time to get healthy and come back better than ever.
Around the Majors:
Athletics: Placed Kurt Suzuki on the DL
Braves: Billy Wagner will retire at the end of this season
Diamondbacks: Acquired Carlos Rosa from the Royals for Rey Navarro
Dodgers: Top-10 prospect Andrew Lambo was suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy
Mariners: Activated Cliff Lee
Marlins: Placed Clay Hensley on the bereavement list after the death of his father.
Reds: Chris Dickerson is out indefinitely after surgery on his hand
Red Sox: DFA Alan Embree
Yankees: Placed Curtis Granderson on the 15 day DL
Sean Smith has updated his Chone projections for the rest of the year for hitters. You can find the projections here. Brewers that are projected for more than 2 WAR the rest of the year are Prince Fielder (3.8), Carlos Gomez (2.2), and Ryan Braun (3.5).
The MLB Players Union is considering action against the new Arizona Immigration Law that requires foreign born citizens to carry their passports and work visas with them at all times. The union is optimistic that the law will not stay as it is written and will be modified, if not repealed entirely.
And, if you missed it and have an interest in it, I have an update on the BCB Fantasy standings and Kirbir has her Pictures of the Week.
That's all for this weekend, unless you haven't heard about the newest superhero, Electron Boy.