The Brewer's nation has asked for it and today GM Doug Melvin deliver. Melvin
meets lefty Brewer starter Manny Parra at his locker, after his nightmare start
against the White Sox and hands him a plane ticket to Nashville Tennessee.
Parra will be in uniform for the Sounds/Redbirds afternoon game at Greer
I have been defending Parra thru out the season. No question he has the stuff
that can get major league hitter out. Not sure what is going on his head, but
no question, its not getting hitters. I was hoping that his Miller Park era of 3.68
this season would help, compare to his road era of 8.86. I was hoping that Parra
in front of the Brewers nation, would pitch like we all know he can.
But the 6 run 2nd inning in front of the home folks, was the final nail in the
Junior college pitcher be with the Crew coffin. Melvin says with the days off between
the Tribe and Tigers series, a 5th starter will not be needed. It will give Sounds
manager Don Money and Sounds pitching coach Chris Bosio, projects to straighten
The Brewers called up 28 year Chris Narveson to fill Parra spot on the roster. Some
Brewer fans were surprise that Tim Dillard or Chris Cody were not called up to replace
Parra in the rotation. But like I mention with 2 days off in the next 2 weeks, a 5th
starter will not be needed. Plus Narveson could start if needed, he started 22 games
for the Sounds last season. He would have a record of 6-13 an era of 5.48. 57 walks
and 125 k's in 136 innings
Christopher Gregg Narveson was born December 20th 1981, in Englewood Colorado.
He is 6-3 180 left-handed pitcher. He would play his high school baseball at Roberson
High School, the home of the rams, in Asheville North Carolina. He would be a 2nd
round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2000.
After pitching for the Redbirds farm system, he gets his cup of coffee as a September
call-up in 2006 by Tony LaRussa. He makes his major league debut in the 7th inning
at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, with the Redbirds already trailing 11-1, Narevson
throws 2 runs and surrenders 2 runs. He makes a total of 5 appearance and 1 start
for the future World Champion Cardinals. He has pitches a total 9 innings, which
includes 2 appearances against the Brewers. He surrenders 5 earned runs, with 5
walks and 12 K's
In 2009, Narveson has made 20 relief appearances with a record of 3-3 and 5 saves.
He has thrown 40 innings, allowed 29 hits 15 runs and walks 11 and k's 43.
Hopefully he will help the Crew and keep the Brewers nation, forgot about Manny
Parra for a while
Enjoy your baseball and Go Crew
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