Thursday, May 25, 2006

That Was A Little Weird

In a strange turn of events, the Brewers beat the Reds 6-2 last night while Adam Dunn and Felipe Lopez warmed the bench (on Felipe Lopez Bobblehead Night, no less). Also strange, Prince Fielder, Bill Hall and Rickie Weeks took little to no part in the beating. Much of the loss can probably be attributed to Brandon Claussen's infamous troubles with Milwaukee, but all the same, one would hope the Reds could have put up more than 2 runs.

With Lopez having the night off, even though the next day was an off day anyway, and Ryan Freel out of the lineup, Brandon Phillips led off. Though he seems to hit well against the Brewers in general, he was just 1 for 3 last night. The Reds 2 runs were from Griffey's RBI grounder in the 3rd and Austin Kearns solo homer in the 6th. Austin was also charged with a throwing error, though I'm still not convinced it shouldn't have been Jason LaRue. Lopez did come in for the last 2 innings, but it was hardly noticed.

Claussen went 6 innings, walked 2 and gave up 5 earned runs on 7 hits. Matt Belisle was charged with the other run. Brian Shackelford, Rick White and David Weathers combined for 2 2/3 innings of 1 hit, 1 walk, 0 run baseball.

Tomorrow the Diamondbacks are in town, assuming these storms leave a town for them to visit. Eric Milton will go against Brandon Webb. Hopefully Milton doesn't look so rusty this time.

Oh! Also, the Mets now have Williams and the Dragons get some guy named Robert Manuel. I guess I'm glad Williams didn't have to hang out there in limbo all that long. Also, the Cubs got T-Wo. HA!

And while we're throwing links around, check this out. Buy a car! For me! Bronson wants you to.

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