Sunday, July 18, 2010
Brewers lodge complaint over hit batters
ATLANTA -- Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha says he has complained to a baseball official about his batters being hit too often by pitches.
Macha says action needs to be taken to protect the Brewers, who have been hit by 47 pitches, the most in the majors.
Macha says he spoke with Bruce Froemming, a former umpire and current special assistant for Major League Baseball's umpiring department.
Atlanta pitchers hit Prince Fielder in consecutive games on Friday and Saturday. On Fielder's first at-bat after hitting a homer Saturday night, Atlanta's Jonny Venters threw a pitch over Fielder's head. Venters was ejected after he hit Fielder on the next pitch.
Braves manager Bobby Cox spoke with Macha in private before Sunday's game but wouldn't comment on the discussion.