Thursday, April 28, 2011


During Tuesday’s game we learned that Erick Almonte had been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list and that Corey Hart had been activated to take his place on the roster. Hart was poised to make his 2011 debut in Wednesday’s game but his return was moved up a game when Craig Counsell nailed Almonte between the eyes with a thrown ball during batting practice. Almonte became the first player in MLB history to be placed on the seven-day DL.

Next came news that Almonte spent the night under supervision. "We had somebody spend the night with him last night and we didn't get a call, which is good," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday. "Any time you have a concussion, the doctors now really don't like you to spend the night (alone)."

Wait…. What? Did the supervision take place in his hotel room? Who supervised? Did this person spend the entire night watching Almonte sleep? I get the impression that Almonte was not in a hospital so I picture Almonte in a hotel room with an intern struggling to stay awake, watching him sleep. Perhaps because he was the first player to be placed on this new DL, we're just getting more details than usual. 

Without Almonte, the Brewers went 1-1. On Tuesday, the Crew finally beat the Reds, 3-2. The Reds bounced back to take game three, 7-6, in ten innings. 

Brewers 3, Reds 2
Game played 4-26-11

Reds 7, Brewers 6 (10 innings)
Game played 4-27-11

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