Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 5/2/11
If this was last season, there might be reason to panic. Fortunately for the Milwaukee Brewers, the strength of their starting pitching can help cover for a few hurting parts.
Yovani Gallardo continued his struggling ways, only lasting through 5 innings as the Brewers dropped the first game of the road series against Atlanta 6-2. Gallardo pitched a complete game shutout on April 5th, but has since thrown a 9.00 ERA and 35 hits across 4 starts.
Braves’ pitcher Jair Jurrjens looked strong against the Brewers and left to an ovation. Milwaukee managed a sprinkling of offense but clearly not enough for an impact.
Milwaukee has Marco Estrada starting tomorrow. They’ll also be activating Nyjer Morgan from the DL and perhaps he’ll be available to help spark some extra offense. Carlos Gomez has been as stale as ever at the plate. He’s been .233 for the season and .182 in the last 6 games, and could use some time off.
If you’re going to the Brewers game on May 14th or perhaps want to go to the game, Pocket Doppler is participating in an event where you can meet Brewers’ Assistant GM Gord Ash as well as Trenni Kusnierek from WTMJ (formerly FSN & MLB Network) and Will Carroll from SI.com. The price has dropped and you can get access to the event & a game ticket for only $40 (includes food, door prizes, etc) or for just $25 you can attend the event if you’re already going to the game. Myself, Wally & John will all be at the event and it sounds like it’ll be a pretty fun time. More info here if interested: http://bigleaguetoursmilwaukeeparty-pocketdoppler.eventbrite.com/