May 9, 2008
The Brewers (16-18) look like a very bad team right now. Following their sweep of the Astros, they were swept by the Marlins (20-14) and have seen themselves drop in the standings, currently resting in 4th place.
Carlos Villanueva (1-4) was the loser for Milwaukee. He kept his team in it for half the game, until allowing 5 runs off of a couple homers, one from former Red Jorge Cantu. Logan Kensing (1-0) got the win.
The Brewers return home to host the Cardinals when Todd Wellemeyer starts against Manny Parra at 8:05pm EDT. Can Milwaukee end its losing streak at 6? Magic 8-ball says, “Outlook not so good.”
May 9, 2008
Last year when Kyle Lohse (3-2) pitched for the Reds, he was frustrating to watch. In April, he pulled a Jekyll and Hide routine for the Cardinals (22-14), but apparently he drank the wrong serum once the calendar flipped to May.
Lohse was terrible against the Rockies (14-21), allowing 7 runs in 4 innings. This is his second bad start in a row, both this month. The Cardinals better be searching high and low for the potion to turn Lohse back into the April version or their lead in the standings will fall.
The only real bright spot for the Cardinals was Ryan Ludwick’s two home runs. They were solo shots, though, which is obviously an indictment of Ludwick. He shouldn’t hit those until the batters in front of him have gotten on base. Sheesh.
Jorge De La Rosa (1-1) got the win for the Rockies, who have been disappointing so far this year. They did manage to split the four-game series with the Cardinals, though.
St. Louis travel to Miller Park and send out Todd Wellemeyer to face Manny Parra at 8:05pm EDT.
May 9, 2008
In the latest installment of the continuing battle to suss out the worst team in the National League, the Pirates (15-19) proved that they are better than the Giants (14-21) by sweeping them in a three-game series. I wouldn’t have expected that, actually.
Matt Cain (1-3) got the loss, in an outing where he was solid but left in for too long. Franquelis Osoria (2-1) got the win for Pittsburgh. (As an aside, is it strange that a guy can have 2 of the Pirates’ 15 wins yet I’ve never heard of him?) Matt Capps (S 8 ) pitched the 9th for the save.
The Pirates hope to show that they’re better than more teams than just the Giants when Atlanta comes to Pittsburgh tonight at 7:05pm EDT. The matchup is Tom Glavine against Ian Snell.