By Nathan Petrashek (@npetrashek)
Well, yesterday was pretty ho-hum around Milwaukee. I mean, pretty much nothing of any significance at all happened, so I don’t know what all the fuss is about.
It’s not like suspensions from the Easter massacre were announced. Martin Maldonado didn’t receive a five-game suspension and begin serving it immediately. Carlos Gomez wasn’t slapped with three games pending his appeal. On the Pirates side, it wasn’t two games for Travis Snider and one game for Russell Martin. And Gerritt Cole, who instigated the fracas, didn’t get anything. Wait a minute …
As for Johnny Hellweg, he’s going to be fine. Sure, the Brewers’ number four prospect (Baseball America) has a torn ulnar collateral ligament, but who doesn’t now days? I’m sure the second opinion he’s getting from noted Tommy John doc James Andrews will show he’ll be good as new with rest and Advil.
And the Brewers certainly didn’t play an extra-innings affair which they lost to the Padres, 2-1, in the 12th. Hopefully tonight a stymied Brewers offense will be among other stuff that doesn’t happen. It’s Kyle Lohse versus Tyson Ross at 7:10.