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Ah yes, the scorpion slide; an act so hideous and pathetic that it has come to epitomize the Kangaroo Court. And what better player to show off his stinger during Game 3 of the NLCS than everyone’s favorite role-player on the Brewers (no, surprisingly it’s not Craig Counsell), Mark Kotsay.
With runners on first and second and one out in the top of the first, Prince Fielder laced a slicing line-drive into the left-center gap that was hauled in by Jon Jay, who fired to second base to double-off the overly aggressive Kotsay. Now, I know that these days Kotsay is far removed from everyday-player status, so it’s probably been some time since he last busted out a headfirst slide. Combine that with the steady rainfall throughout the game, and it’s no surprise that Kotsay scorpion-ed on Wednesday night.
Since I’m unfamiliar with the presence of Kangaroo Court during the postseason, I thought that it’d only be appropriate to take the matter into my own hands. So, I gave Mark Kotsay’s ...
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Mark Kotsay will bat second in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Kotsay gets the call instead of the slumping Nyjer Morgan, who is just 3-for-20 with nine strikeouts during the postseason.
The 35-year-old Kotsay made just nine starts in center field during the regular season...
email@example.com St. Louis - Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke didn't let sharp criticism of his decision to use Mark Kotsay in center field for Game 3 of the NLCS prevent him from using the veteran reserve outfielder again in Game 4. Roenicke started Kotsay in place of rightfielder Corey Hart, who was 1 for 12 in the series against St. Louis and 2 for 17...
Ron Roenicke surprised almost everyone by starting Mark Kotsay in center field in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
Chris Carpenter was far from his best Wednesday night, lasting just five innings in his St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of their National League Division Series at Busch Stadium.
While Carpenter surrendered all three Milwaukee runs on six hits and three walks, the relief corps came up big. Fernando Salas, Game 2-winning rookie Lance Lynn, Marc...
Given a rare start in center field against a top-flight starting pitcher amid the pressure of a postseason setting, Brewers outfielder Mark Kotsay was fueled by an abundance of adrenaline that proved destructive during a first inning that he and many others will not soon forget.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke didn't let sharp criticism of his decision to use Mark Kotsay in center field for Game 3 of the NLCS prevent him from using the veteran reserve outfielder again in Game 4.
On Wednesday night, in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke pressed the wrong button. It was the button marked: "Mark Kotsay, center field."
Ron Roenicke played a hunch by starting veteran Mark Kotsay in Game 3. That move couldn't have backfired any quicker and helped the Cards take control of the NLCS, says Ben Reiter.
Veteran utilityman Mark Kotsay replaced Nyjer Morgan in center
field tonight, and Game 3 of the NLCS quickly found him.
His baserunning blunder killed a potentially big inning in the
top of the first,
ST. LOUIS So many times in baseball games, the first inning sets the tone for the next eight. Other times, though, the first frame is a bit of an anomaly.
In Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, the Milwaukee Brewers played eight solid innings but fell, 4-3, to the St. Louis Cardinals after the proverbial "one bad inning."
The Cardinals put up four runs in the first...
ST. LOUIS—Brewers manager Ron Roenicke made a lineup change for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series against the Cardinals Thursday, replacing Nyjer Morgan in center field with Mark Kotsay.