Brewers pitching suffered in today's 8-3 loss to the Nationals. Manny Parra had won his last four out of five starts, but today he once again melted down. He lasted until the 3 1-3rd inning, giving up eight hits, eight runs, five of those earned runs. Typical Manny Parra right there folks. He almost tricked you that Chris Bosio had corrected his mechanics and his mental "toughness".
So how do we fix the Brewers pitching staff for next year? I still don't believe Gallardo is a true ace yet.
SP - ?
SP - Gallardo
SP - ?
SP - Bush
SP - Parra
Those questions marks are obvious acquisitions that GM Doug Melvin needs to make during the off season. The mock pitching rotation with the two additions could be a good rotation in the NL Central. If Doug Melvin isn't on the hot seat, he will be if in the off season he doesn't add 1-2 quality starting pitchers. If he settles for a Braden Looper type deal, then well forget it, he'll have a riot on his hands on Miller Park Way.
And congratulations to Alcides Escobar, who hit his first major league home run today.