Jorge Julio definitely gave away the game last night. The good part is that today we gave away Jorge Julio. He was truly the only weak link in our bullpen and now thankfully he and his 7.79 ERA are gone. Unfortunately as Ken Macha said, he had to throw Julio last night. The bullpen has been taxed lately with no starter really going deep and after Suppan only made it through 5 innings yesterday, there was no other choice. Julio didn’t record an out, so he is gone. Yes, Prince did commit a ridiculous error behind him, but trust me Julio was still screwed. To make things worse, Cameron and Braun left the game early. Cameron supposedly tweaked a knee and Braun fouled a ball off his leg. We’ll see if they are in the lineup today. Also, Mike DiFelice has a banged up elbow and may have to rest another day. Let’s just hope that’s good enough and he doesn’t have to go on the DL. It was a game the Brewers had no business losing, but they did. This along with injuries, an overworked bullpen and roster changes will happen throughout the year. You just hope it’s not that often. Here is a preview of the game today:
Manny Parra will take the hill for the Brewers and boy would this be a great time for Manny to go deep into a game for the first time this year. I’m not holding my breath, but it could happen. Manny has yet to complete 7 innings in a start this year and is averaging only 5 1/3 innings per start. Parra is still erratic and throwing too many pitches. He is carrying a 5.57 ERA and the Brewers are only 3-7 in starts he has made. None of this is great news. Anibal Sanchez will be taking the hill for the Marlins. This will be his first start since May 7th, because he has had shoulder problems. Sanchez is 1-4 with a 5.79 ERA, but he has good career numbers against the Brewers (2-0, 2.84 ERA). Hopefully he won’t be on top of his game after a long layoff because of his shoulder issues. Go Brewers!!