Counsell got the start at shortstop and went 2-4, with a double. Capuano pitched six strong innings, giving up just one run before being pulled with a groin strain. Hoffman pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation. And Prince, he went 1-3, with two walks. His lone hit was his 32nd home run of the year. After he walked in his final at-bat, he was pulled for a pinch runner, and received a standing ovation from the crowd and hugs from his teammates and coaches. Macha isn’t a very emotional manager but he seems to do these sorts of things up (like last year when he pulled Casey McGehee in the last game so he would be assured of batting .300 for the season).
I wonder if things will be awkward if we end up keeping Prince for all or part of the 2011 season. Sort of like breaking up with a boyfriend/girlfriend and then having him/her come back into the relationship like nothing happened. (Oh, sorry. I didn’t really break up with you, did I? I wouldn’t do that. I love you.”)
In the event we don’t get back together, Prince, Craig, Chris, Trevor, it was nice to spend time with you while you were here. Sometimes you disappointed me, often times you frustrated me, but I never hoped for anything but your success. (Of course, if you end up playing for the Twins or some other team that I hate, I will resent you for the rest of my life.)
(In July, if I had told you Ryan Braun would be the first Brewer to 100 RBI in 2010, would you have believed me? Two, two-run home runs and he’s at 100.)
Brewers 7, Marlins 1
Game played 9-26-10