Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In the News (5/14)

Today's Game:Dodgers 6, Brewers 4
Record: 20-20, fourth
Games Behind Cubs: 4

-Same outcome, different story. The blown saves continue, but this time Guillermo Mota was on the mound as the Dodgers came back to win in the ninth.

-A Manny Parra 'gem' goes for naught: Bullpen struggles turn Parra's best showing of the season (both on the mound and at the dish) into a no decision. It's still good to see him get past that pesky fifth again.

-David Riske left with a hyperextended right elbow: It appears to be a day to day type injury, but it's always scary when it's a pitcher's throwing elbow. With all the other troubles in the pen, let's it's nothing serious. More HERE.

-Mark Attanasio is not afraid to acquire a front-line starter this summer: Yet to lock up any youngsters, the Brewers' owner is not opposed to bringing in an arm to aid in short-term success. I prefer to stick it out as the back end of our rotation keeps putting together better starts. Toronto's A.J. Burnett is in the final year of his contract; and Oakland is bound to deal either Joe Blanton or Rich Harden once the team falls back to Earth. More HERE.

- Should the Brewers go after Greg Maddux? Brew Town Beat thinks so. They might have to compete with the Braves if they do.

-Gagne remembers former team fondly: Brewer fans regularly think back to when he pitched for the Dodgers too. Even so, I'm glad he could notch a save against L.A. in his first time facing them; let's make it two saves tomorrow.

- Yost still believes in Weeks. The day off was for Counsell, not Rickie, Yost says.

- Prince Fielder leads the NL with six sac flies.

- Here's a comprehensive list of former Brewers that are coaching in the minors or majors now.

- The Brewers have used 18 different starting line-ups in the first 40 games. That's the fewest in the majors.

- Brewers Fanatics takes a look at two former Brewers prospects that were traded, Will Inman and Dana Eveland. They've both found success in their post-Brewer days.

-Miller Park PA announcer Robb Edwards underwent successful heart bypass surgery Tuesday: Great news! Best wishes go out for a speedy and full recovery.

-Jeremy Jeffress reports to Brevard County Thursday: Following a 50-game suspension for substance abuse, Jefress reports to high-A Manatees to pick up where he left off on the mound in West Virginia. The kid's stuff is nasty and he's only 20. Let's hope he can stay away from the sticky buds en route to the bigs.

-Brewers are trying to preach patience with Turnbow: Meanwhile, I will preach patience to readers regarding articles about Derrick Turnbow.

-The Nashville Sounds may move: a new stadium in nearby suburbs of Sumner County. Having been to Nashville's Greer Stadium, it is a bit out-dated, but full of character. The team had to put $850,000 into getting the clubhouse up to minor league standards prior to this season, so a move may be warranted - hopefully still within Nashville city limits though.

-The Sounds are 'Going Green' for Saturday's game: Now it's official - everyone and everything on Earth has now 'Gone Green.' Expect our Johnny Rivers to own a Green Brad Nelson jersey by Monday.

- Jim Edmonds is officially a Cub This is the best signing of 1999.

- Cincinnati shortstop Jeff Keppinger is out 4-6 weeks with a broken knee cap.

- It looks like Dunn and Griffey could be traded. 

- has a solid theory on the lack of home runs in April and it wasn't related to steroids.

- How many times has this headline been written: Mark Prior suffers setback in rehab from injury.

- Paul DePodesta (of Moneyball fame) has a blog.

- The Rays signed Scott Kazmir to an extension. Strange times in Rayland... They're in first place and retaining their top players...

- Jim Callis chat.

-Delaware's favorite former Brewer Kevin Mench is 3 for his first 11 as a Blue Jay: Milwaukee should have never let him go. Oh wait, yes they should have.


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