The Brewers did the Twins no favors, getting swept by the Tigers this weekend. How are the Twins supposed to catch the Tigers if they keep staying above .500?
You say they could win enough games that they too will be above .500? You mean more than one game above .500? That sounds too scary, I’m cool with the Twins strategy this season – we’ll be at .500 and wait for the rest of the division to come to us.
The Brewers starters have been really poor recently, almost across the board. Luckily for the Twins, they will be missing Yovanni Gallardo (I think), the one hurler who’s actually been pitching well for the Crew. Couple that with the fact that the Brewers are right near the top of the NL Central as trade speculation season begins and that the guys being called on to step into the lineup, like Casey McGehee and Mat Gamel, are doing remarkably well, and you’ve got a ton of posts about the potential starting pitchers Milwaukee could be interested in. Not only that, apparently Erik Bedard and Doug Davis have stated their case as to why the Milwaukee front office should target them, the card that Bedard made is awfully persuasive.
Liriano v. J. Suppan
Suppan has been about what you would expect from him at this point – nothing spectacularly good or bad, but serviceable.
Blackburn v. B. Looper
Looper had a very good start to the year, but he has quickly regressed and become part of the rotation-wide struggles for the Brewers.
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It should be Slowey here for Minnesota but MLB.com has Baker. For the Brewers, it’s Dave Bush’s turn in the rotation, but he’s been so bad lately that the word is he’s suffering from arm fatigue. So, manager Ken Macha (who may be the best personality on the Brewers. Really? The manager?) deciding whether or not to skip him this time around, a decision made harder by the struggles of the other starters to pitch effectively.