Brewers Marcum Fires Gem, Nyjer Morgan Cements Legend Status


The Pirates suffered a tough loss against Shawn Marcum and the Brewers

Twenty-three runs in eight games won’t get it done Bucco fans.   The Bucs fell to the Brewers 6-0 last night in front of baseball fans.  Die hard baseball fans.  Everyone of them should have had two tickets tucked inside their helmets for future games.  

Good stuff

*  Doumit threw out his third runner of the season getting Casey in the fifth.

*  In the fifth inning, Matt Diaz and Lyle Overbay got hits.  Diaz was rightfully put in the lineup after Clint Hurdle slept on the thought of Shaun Marcum’s reverse split. 

*  Correia was cruising with a no-hitter.  He was impressive. 

Bad stuff: 

*  Shaun Marcum had a perfect game going into the fifth.

*  After the Diaz and Overbay hits, Pedro Alvarez struckout to end the rally in the fifth.

*  Correia ran into trouble in the sixth inning giving up a double to just called up Jonathan Lucroy to break up his no hitter.  A mix-up on a Marcum bunt with Correia and Alvarez was maddening.  It put Marcum on first with a single and would prove costly.  Neil Walker made a nice play grabbing the ball over his shoulder for the first out.  A high fly to right field was caught by Diaz who couldn’t make the throw at the plate.  Ryan Braun singled to left.  And on a 0-1 fastball, Prince Fielder hit a three-run two out homer to make it 4-0 Brewers. 

*  An error on Alvarez started the sixth, and led to some exciting baseball action starring Tony Plush.  It ended badly for Ryan Doumit and the Bucs.

Hard Nosed Morgan

If Morgan was in black and gold we would love his play.  Morgan came in as a pinch runner.  A double to left scored Morgan when he ran over Ryan Doumit.  It crowned Tony Plush legend by this writer.  The Milwaukee faithful from @BrewersBar had already done the deed. 

I think I am jealous.  No.  Never.  Morgan is Morgan.  But how about this scenario:  what if Jason Jarmillo would have ran over Soto in Chicago instead of sliding wide and getting a face full of mitt? 

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In case you missed why Marcum is so tough to hit despite not having a powerful fastball.

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Hat Tip

Thanks to jrgsstuff for the reminder of the Suffer Photoshop used above….perfect timing my man.

Minors Quick Blast: 

Two more hits by Presley in the Indianapolis loss.  Andrew Lambo had three hits.  Sean Gallagher took the loss at Indy.   Five runs in the first inning. 

No sweep for the Marauders as Bradenton lost 9-2 with Matt McSwain getting hit hard.  The pitcher to watch in Bradenton is Jeff Inman.  Three more shutout innings last night.

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  • Eugene Tober

    TURN OUT THE LIGHTS THE PARTY’S OVER. The Bucs have given up. Same as the last eighteen years: NO OFFENSE, NO DEFENSE. NO PITCHING, NO BENCH.

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      Come on man…take a closer look! The Bucs never roll over, saying they have given up is ridiculous. Everyone knows the first month would be the toughest. Why Snyder is playing hurt is beyond me though.

  • Eugene Tober

    Look at what? The looking at strike threes right down broadway. The inability of the pitchers to throw strikrs. The shoddy defense. The drroping shoulders.

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      look at the electric stuff, that’s what