Aramis Ramirez looked right at home at Wrigley Field, hitting a pair of home runs and a RBI double, and Ryan Braun drove in five runs, including three on his 35th home run, to power Milwaukee.
Rookie Brett Jackson hit his fourth home run of the season, and third in the last four games, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Cubs fell to 3-11 against the Brewers this year.
“Obviously in the ninth, it got out of hand,” Braun said, “but it was a really close game and a tightly-contested game up until that point.”
Oh, shut up, Braun.
But never fear, Cubs fans! Help is on the way in the form of some guy you’ve never heard of! Oh, and also he’s 29:
CHICAGO — The Cubs acquired Minor League catcher Anthony Recker on Monday from the Athletics in exchange for catcher/infielder Blake Lalli, but as of now, the team is still trying to figure out who the regular backstop will be.
Recker, who turns 29 on Wednesday, was batting .265 with nine home runs at Triple-A Sacramento and had been designated for assignment on Aug. 20. He hit .289 against left-handed pitching. In 18 games over two seasons with the A’s, Recker hit .146. An 18th-round pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, Recker will join Triple-A Iowa’s roster.
And the new guy gets a ringing endorsement from Coach Dale:
”He’s another catcher with raw power who receives and throws really well,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said of Recker. “It’s another guy to have in the organization and we’ll see what happens.”
So . . yeah. Cubs get another shot at Braun and the stinky Brewers tonight at 7 pm CT.