Dillard: "You Cut Me?!"
Hat tip to anonymous poster who pointed out how much Dillard looks like Bug from Uncle Buck. Nice work.
Honestly, Dillard hasn't been bad, and he's plenty useful against righties. The Brewers are down to 11 pitchers, three of whom never will throw more than one inning (Askford, Saito and Hawkins) and one who won't be asked to (Loe). Braddock cannot be a lefty specialist because he's one of only two guys, the other being horrible (Estrada), who can throw more than an inning. This is a recipe for bullpen disaster if there are any hiccups in the rotation. Of course, this would be true if they weren't planning on calling up a pitcher very soon.
To me it's obvious that Gamel is going down to Triple-A tomorrow night and a pitcher will be called up. Again, Kotsay survives. That's the disgraceful thing here. We are right back where we started without a single good hitter on the bench and no one who can fill in on occasion for McGehee, whose career is falling at terminal velocity. Because Kotsay has contributed absolutely nothing this season and has survived all of these "difficult decisions," it's impossible to imagine a scenario where he is cut. I mean, what else can he do and what other options need to slap Doug Melvin in the face for him to realize the sunk cost on Kotsay?