Sunday, July 12, 2015

Post-Game 90 Thread: A-Gon, The All-Star

Picture from Friday's night's game, but Counsell's expression is timeless


With Kyle Lohse and his 6.17 ERA having made it through five innings and wielding a 3-2 lead, Craig "The Rat" Counsell opted to go to his bullpen (I was listening to the radio broadcast at the time, and I think Monday said that Milwaukee's bullpen ERA rated pretty well, though their team ERA ranks 12th in the NL, which obviously isn't very good). However, the third reliever in the Brewers' parade, Will Smith, wasn't gettin' jiggy with it, and replaced Jeremy Jeffress (who had left Howie Kendrick on second with none out) only to give up the go-ahead HR to Adrian Gonzalez.

Gonzalez is now taking his offensive firepower to the All-Star Game, along with Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw, Yasmani Grandal, and Joc Pederson. This is the first time that the Dodgers have had five All-Stars since 1995 (a year which was so crazy, even Jose Offerman was an All-Star). Smith, on the other hand, is not advancing to the All-Star Game.

A.J. Ellis also had a home run, his second. I have to record this for the record books. He is batting .217, which is still ahead of Jimmy Rollins (1-for-4 today, batting .213). Justin Turner also had a two-out base-hit RBI in the first.

Brett Anderson went a respectable 7.0 IP (8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB and 3 Ks), but Pedro Baez got the win and Kenley Jansen took his 18th save.

Let's all take a little break now, so Counsell can stop grimacing.


spank said...


Steve Sax said...

No Will Smith shout outs? I'm disappointed with you guys.

Uh huh, uh huh