The Brewers beat the Astros on a walkoff walk

1 Comment

Usually these afternoon Brewers games end in a Milwaukee reliever blowing it. Today the mug was in the other hand. Or something.

Ninth inning, the Astros lead the Brew Crew 3-2.  Matt Lindstrom on the hill for Houston. He gives up a single to Alcides Escobar, then after a sacrifice, he uncorks a wild pitch (note: I’m required to say the wild pitch was “uncorked.” If I didn’t the guild would fine me).  Escobar on third, Chris Carlos Gomez singles him in and we’re into extra innings.

Brad Mills sticks with Lindstrom in the tenth.  Casey McGehee singles, Corey Hart flies out, George Kottaras walks, Escobar hits another single and the bases are loaded.  For reasons that only God and Ken Macha knows, Randy Wolf is then sent out to pinch hit for the Brewers. Wolf strikes out, naturally.  Lindstrom probably thinks he’s out of the woods.  Then . . . Rickie Weeks walks on six pitches.  Ballgame.

Losing on a bases loaded walk really stinks. Just groove one. Odds are fairly decent that someone will catch it, right?

Oh well, Milwaukee has to at least be happy this happened to someone else for once.

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

Jon Durr/Getty Images
6 Comments

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.

Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.

The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.