So much for inter-league play for the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend as they were swept by the Minnesota Twins. If we play like this in all the inter-league games we will not win one of them. Sunday night really was not much different then the previous two games except we were in the game a little longer Minnesota still won by a 6-3 score. Let’s get to the good points since it won’t take long to talk about that.
Mike Cameron and Prince Fielder both hit home runs which really was all the offense we had against Twins starter Scott Baker who did pitch a very good game. Cameron joined a select company as he now has become the 20th player in Major league history to hit 250 home runs and get 250 steals.
Now to the bad parts of the game and I have many different options to choose from here. First I was disappointed in Dave Bush and his performance last night. He usually does pitch well, but giving up four walks will not help you win games. Putting runners on especially the way the Twins have been hitting the ball is just not something you want to do.
The bullpen came in and did not do a very good job either and in the end it really cost the Brewers. Mitch Setter gave up a Grand Slam to Justin Morenau and that was the ball game for the Brewers. One thing that hurt the Brewers was an umpires call that help lead to the Grand Slam. Joe Maurer took a ball inside and it did look like it hit his hand, but the umpire ruled it hit the bat and was a foul ball. After Ron Gardenhire Twins manager came out to argue he was awarded first base. The next pitch Morenau promptly deposited over the fence for a Grand Slam. It was a huge turnaround and costly for the Brewers.
The good news is the Brewers do not have to play the Twins today as they head home to start a series with the St. Louis Cardinals who are tied with them for the division lead. Going for the Brewers today will be Yovani Gallardo and he will be opposed by Chris Carpenter. Hopefully the Brewers can get back on track after a horrible series in Minnesota.