Former Brewers prospect Matt LaPorta was recently called up by his current team, the Cleveland Indians, which meant that it was only a matter of time before Milwaukee dug deep and recalled their remaining Wonder Mat(t). Because if one WM is in the majors, the other one must be there as well. Don’t ask me to explain why. It’s science.
As noted by Extra P in the Z-Meter, Mat Gamel was promoted from AAA Nashville last week. He was off to an okay start with the Sounds, which somehow belong to the Pacific Coast League, hitting .336 with eight homers and 31 RBI in 33 games. His OPS was 1.075. Eh, not bad, if guys who hit for both average and power are your “thing”.
The plan for Gamel is to get him some at-bats and a few starts to keep him fresh before interleague play starts. His Brewers will visit LaPorta’s Indians from June 15-17, with the first game scheduled to appear on ESPN.