Brewers fighting to stay in contention
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PROBLEMS WITH THE BREW
By Mark Simon, ESPN Research
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|Offensive woes, past 11 games|
|J.J. Hardy||.079 BA, 3 hits|
|Mike Cameron||.188 BA, 15 K's|
|Rickie Weeks||.194 BA|
|Jason Kendall||.111 BA|
FORWARD THINKING: TUESDAY• Astros at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET: Rich Harden (1-1, 1.11 ERA) has not given up more than one run in any of his four starts since joining the Cubs. Wandy Rodriguez (6-4, 3.61 ERA) pitched well against the Cubs two weeks ago, allowing one run over 6 2/3 innings of a win.
• Marlins at Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET: Opponents have hit Josh Johnson pretty well over his first four starts, batting .308 against him. After a run in which he lost three consecutive decisions, Jamie Moyer (10-6, 3.79 ERA) has now won three decisions in a row.
• Dodgers at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET: Chris Carpenter (0-0, 2.25 ERA) has done OK against Manny Ramirez. In 22 at-bats against Carpenter, Ramirez is hitting .273 with two homers and six strikeouts. Chad Billingsley (11-9, 3.05 ERA) seemingly always factors into decisions. He has just one no-decision since April 4.
STILL AN UNFAIR FIGHT
By Karl Ravech, ESPNAs the Dodgers appear set to eclipse Arizona in the National League West and as Manny Ramirez declares he wants to be a Dodger for life, has anyone else noticed what has really happened in baseball? Fresh off one of the most exciting trade deadlines in years, it struck me that, in spite of all the talk of parity in baseball and the ability of teams like the Rays, Marlins and Twins to compete with the big-market teams on the field, where were these same teams when it came time to acquire the big-name talent?
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|A. Cabrera, Cle||3||TB||Garza||Top 3: 2-2, 0 Outs. None on.|
|B. Crosby, Oak||5||Tor||Halladay||Top 8: 2-1, 1 Outs. None on.|
|A. Gordon, KC||13||Bos||Buchholz||Bot 2: 0-0, 1 Outs. None on.|
|D. Dellucci, Cle||10||TB||Garza||Top 5: 1-0, 2 Outs. 1 on.|
|J. Bruce, Cin||10||Mil||Parra||Bot 6: 2-0, 2 Outs. 1 on.|
|J. Giambi, NYY||21||Tex||Padilla||Top 4: 2-2, 0 Outs. None on.|
|M. Cameron, Mil||17||Cin||Majewski||Top 7: 3-2, 0 Outs. None on.|
|R. Cano, NYY||10||Tex||Padilla||Top 4: 3-2, 1 Outs. None on.|
|R. Braun, Mil||30||Cin||Weathers||Top 8: 0-0, 1 Outs. None on.|
|D. Murphy, Tex||15||NYY||Chamberlain||Bot 4: 3-2, 1 Outs. 1 on.|
|J. Flores, Was||8||Col||Cook||Top 2: 2-1, 1 Outs. None on.|
|M. Young, Tex||9||NYY||Chamberlain||Bot 5: 2-0, 1 Outs. 2 on.|
|D. Mientkiewicz, Pit||2||Ari||Haren||Top 3: 0-0, 0 Outs. None on.|
|N. Punto, Min||2||Sea||Batista||Top 3: 1-2, 0 Outs. None on.|
|X. Nady, NYY||4||Tex||Francisco||Top 8: 0-0, 2 Outs. None on.|
|V. Guerrero, LAA||19||Bal||Sarfate||Bot 3: 1-0, 1 Outs. 1 on.|
|M. Byrd, Tex||7||NYY||Marte||Bot 9: 0-0, 2 Outs. Gr. Slam.|
|J. Michaels, Pit||7||Ari||Pena||Top 7: 1-1, 0 Outs. None on.|
|W. Harris, Was||9||Col||Herges||Top 8: 1-2, 1 Outs. 1 on.|
|M. Reynolds, Ari||23||Pit||Bautista||Bot 7: 1-1, 0 Outs. None on.|
|R. Ibanez, Sea||16||Min||Perkins||Bot 7: 1-0, 1 Outs. Gr. Slam.|