> All the Brewers needed tonight was Martin Maldonado’s third inning grand slam to defeat the Padres. Their 4-3 win gives them a series win in their final series of the year.
> As Ron Roenicke announced yesterday, Tyler Thornburg went just four innings today. I thought RRR would let him go five innings and give him a chance for his first career win, but apparently that wasn’t his mindset.
Thorn looked good in his limited work though. He gave up a run on four hits and struck out four, including when he struck out the side in the first inning.
> Josh Stinson is going to start tomorrow. Yep, Yovani Gallardo won’t make his final start or have a bid at his 17th win.
Ron Roenicke, everyone.
> The Brewers will bring back their current coaching staff next year.
> The Brewers need eight more strikeouts to tie the MLB single-season record for team strikeouts in a season. The record his held by the 2003 Cubs.
> The Brewers start seven rookies- Norichika Aoki, Logan Schafer, Maldonado, Taylor Green, Jean Segura, Jeff Binachi, and Thornburg- and still defeated the Padres. They also used two rookie relievers, Brandon Kintzler and Jim Henderson. Not to mention they started Travis Ishikawa at first base, which you could say is the equivalent of a rookie.
> Henderson’s string of 10 consecutive scoreless appearances was snapped last night.
> Kintzler, a reliever, has four wins in just 14 games. That’s a rather odd ratio for a reliever.
UPDATE: For some reason, Henderson was rewarded the win, despite the fact Kintzler should have received the win.
> Tomorrow’s match-up for the season finale (*sniffle*):
Andrew Werner (2-3, 4.78 ERA) vs. Josh Stinson (0-0, 0.00)
> Adam Greenberg got his dream at-bat for the Marlins today. But, he was facing R.A. Dickey, so the result was rather predictable.
> Michael Morse may have hit the greatest grand slam ever the other day.