Ah, the joys of having an actual job. I didn’t get to see any of this game because I had to work, but it was pretty much over in the first inning. Jeff Suppan started for the Brewers, surrendering 5 runs in just 3.2 innings. And he wasn’t even Milwaukee’s worst pitcher. That would be Dave Bush, who gave up seven runs in just one third of an inning, when he came on to relieve Mitch Stetter in the eighth. Never mind, Bush was the starter and Suppan pitched in relief. Apparently I cannot read a box score. Carry on. Infielder Trevor Plouffe made his major-league debut, going 2-5 with a double and a pair of RBI while not looking too terrible at short. Oh yeah, and some kid named Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer off of Nick Blackburn.
Everybody. The offense scored 15 runs, so pretty much everybody had a good night at the plate. Except for that bum Justin Morneau (-.057 WPA), who only went 3-5. What a bum.
Nick Blackburn (.102 WPA). Other than that donger to Go-Go, Nick Blackburn pitched a pretty solid 7.1 innings, scattering six hits while walking one and striking out two.
Most important play of the game:
Jason Kubel’s RBI single off of Dave Bush, which scored Orlando Hudson and Joe Mauer (.095 WPA), putting the game out of reach in the first inning.