Plenty of action in Brewers-Astros
Can’t wait to hear the explanation from both sides about tonight’s lineup snafu. Apparently, filling out a lineup card is not as easy as you’d think, because Tampa’s Joe Maddon messed it up on Sunday and Cecil Cooper did the same tonight, flipping Kaz Matsui and Michael Bourn in the lineup. Tough for Matsui, whose batting average dropped before he even left the batter’s box.
Who noticed the mistake in the Brewers’ dugout? Maybe it was manager Ken Macha, who exchanges lineups himself instead of sending out a coach to do it.
A little more drama in the fourth inning, when Mike Cameron wrapped a solo home run around the left field foul pole to put the Brewers on the board. Not only was it Cameron’s 249th career home run, leaving him one shy of becoming the 20th player with 250 homers and 250 stolen bases, it was the first hit off Astros lefty Wandy Rodriguez in 88 1/3 innings. Nobody had taken Rodriguez deep since Aug. 10 of last season.