When you get good starting pitching you have to close the door on your opponent or it will come back to haunt you and that is exactly what happen to the Brewers last night. Braden Looper pitched a good game and went into the seventh inning before being lifted for relief help. The problem with the relief help it did not give Looper much help when he needed it. Todd Coffey took the loss when he walked a guy and gave up a sacrifice fly to give Colorado the lead and basically the win. Coffey has pitched well out of the bullpen for the most part so things like this happen. The bad part is Braden Looper pitched well and should have notch a win tonight.
Now I cannot hang this loss all on the bullpen as the hitting of the Brewers again was stymied and this should not be happening at all. Craig Counsell led the game off with a triple and scored on a J.J. Hardy groundout. Mat Gamel added a solo home run in the second inning for a 2-0 lead, but that is all the Brewers seen rest of the night. After the fourth inning they did not even get a base runner on. With a lineup that the Brewers put on the field their is no excuse for no base runners being on for five innings.
Mike Cameron also was suspended for two games yesterday for a run-in with an umpire in Atlanta last weekend. He appealed the suspension and played last night. Cameron needs to just forget about the calls and play baseball. The Brewers cannot afford him getting in trouble and being suspended.