Comeback against the Dbacks

Another day, another comeback.
This time it was against the Diamondbacks…after the DBacks had plated 5 ER’s in 3 IP against Jeff Suppan (while former Brewer Dana Eveland only allowed 1 ER in 3 IP in the start), the Crew chipped away at the 6-1 lead, starting off with a 2-run dinger by Corey Hart, then a 4-run 6th topped off with a solo shot by…yup, Laynce Nix. The Crew scored the go-ahead/winning run in the 9th to secure the 9-8 win. Fourteen different Brewers got a base knock, with only Bill Hall getting more than one hit…once again, just 5 of the 15 hits were for extra bases.
On the mound, Suppy got tagged for 7 hits…3 for homers; Ben Hendrickson then went 2 IP, giving up a pair of hits, one walk, and one K leading to one ER; Zack Jackson didn’t fare much better…giving up 5 hits in 2 IP leading to 2 ER…Matt Wise pitched a scoreless 8th and earned the win, while Derrick Turnbow earned the save in the ninth despite surrendering a pair of hits.
The Crew’s Cactus League record is now 6-6, with 20 games remaining…there are no more split squad contests scheduled, so each player will now need to make the most of any playing time they get.
Side note: Fox North broadcast the game…new announcer Brian Anderson, at first glance, seems to be a bit of an upgrade over Darin Sutton. Bill Schroeder is still a moron…he seemed totally enamored by Brian Anderson’s description of Tony Graffanino’s toe injury and proclaiming Anderson as practicing “crack journalism,” apparently unaware that this story was on mlb.com earlier this week.
David Hannes
Copyright 2007

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