Wandy Rodriguez pitched 6 innings , giving up 4 ER, 9 H, no walks and 5 Ks with 104 pitches, 68 strikes. No big innings, one solo HR. Perfectly acceptable for a #5 guy. He got GREAT run support (Roy-O, Roger and Backe must be gritting their teeth) – Morgan Ensberg and Adam Everett both hit 3 run homers. And we only left 3 MOB.
Astros scored 4 runs in the first off Sheets – only 1 earned, but then he shut us down over the next 4 innings – 2 BB, 8 K and no hits. Whoa. The Brewers bullpen has the lowest ERA in the NL – but tonight, they gave up 5 runs in the 6th – good thing, too. Mike Lamb went 2 fer 4 – both against lefties, and both he and Berkman managed to drag their averages over the Mendoza line.
Chad Qualls pitched a scoreless inning – 2 singles, a GIDP and a GO.
Ezequiel Astacio – well, he sure didn’t pitch like Dotel – I was wrong about that – he pitched like he did at Texas – 14 pitches, 2 HR on what looked like FB down the middle and one K. ML hitters are gonna hit FB out of the park – Bill Hall must have hit the second one like 460′ – think it’s time to call the Astacio experiment a failure and send him back down. We could try Travis Driskill – he’s doing pretty well…
Last day of the road trip – we won’t sweep, but it would be the first series we win all month if we can win today. As well as 2 road games in a row – something we haven’t done all year.
So today, it’s Andy Pettitte, LHP vs : Chris Capuano, LHP
(all stats from thebaseballcube.com, yahoo.com and espn.com)
Here’s hoping Andy has recovered from his elbow “tightness”/ forearm soreness
this year: 2 – 5 in 9 GS – 5 HR, 13 BB, 34 K over 57 IP with a 4.11 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and a .278 BAA
Has 7/9 QS and only 2 wins to show for it. Does this sound familiar???!!! Lousy run support???!!! Fielders giving up hits and making errors? “Relievers” letting inherited runners score???!!!
He has never pitched at Miller Park.
vs.MIL: 4 – 2 in 8 GS and 1 in relief with 1 CG – 5 HR, 20 BB, 30 K over 55.1 IP with a 4.23 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and a .292 BAA