Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Late Inning Affair At Wrigley

After an impressive 4-1 home stand at Miller Park, the Crew went into Wrigley field last night
and fought "tooth and nail" to come up with a gutsy 12 inning victory against the Cubs.

I tell ya what......... you never know what's going to happen when the Brewers and Cubs lock horns at Wrigley. It seems that almost every game hangs in the balance until the 9th inning and/or last at bat. It truly has become an exciting and heated rivalry.

The Brewers now stand at 12-7 and the Cubs at 7-12. It will be interesting to see how both teams react to last night's nail biter. Hopefully the Brew comes out loose and relaxed and takes advantage of what appears to be a reeling Cub squad.

Go Brew!!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Positive 4-3 Road Trip

It's been a long time since the Milwaukee Brewers went on a seven game road trip and came back home with more wins than loses. My hat's off for the Crew!

I saw a team that had some decent starting pitching, very good relief(except for Aquino's blowup last night) and decent hitting. The team never really fired on all its cylinders and it still had a winning road trip. That is something that the Brewers have not been able to for many moons.


Go Brew Crew!!

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Double Bubble Hour a Blast in Florida

Getting two victories on Wednesday night in Florida was huge. Late Tuesday night it sure was looking like the Brew was going to lose to the Marlins. Thank goodness JJ Hardy ripped a run scoring double to centerfield and the rain gods suspended play until Wednesday.

On hump day the Brew closed out the evening with two much needed road wins. Leaving Florida with a 5-4 record was sure nice. Maybe these road wins will give the Crew confidence to get the job done away from Miller Park.

Let's see if Ben Sheets can shut down the Cardinals tonight and improve the Brew's road record to 3-1. Go Brewers!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Eight Game Road Trip True Test

Last year the road was not a very hospitable place for the Brewers. Last night the Crew took its traveling show to Florida where it was winless last season. New year, same result. The Brew took one on the chin 5-3. A costly error in the field and on the base paths by Bill Hall and the lack of hitting with runners in scoring position proved to be too much for Milwaukee to overcome.

Let's hope that the Brewers can get a win tonight and come home next week with at least a 4-4 record away from Miller Park. Even though the Brewers play in the challenged NL Central Division and 84-85 wins probably will be good enough to win the title, a poor showing on its first road trip of the year could rattle this team. It certainly is no time for panic. I think the Brewers have some talent and will be fine. That being said, hopefully Yost and company can settle the club down and help the Crew rattle off a couple of much needed wins.

What say you?

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Brew Looks Solid With 2-1 Start

If the first three games are any indication of how the Milwaukee Brewers are going to fair this season, I like their chances. Three solid starts with solid bullpen work, Villanueva not withstanding, and decent hitting have given the Brew a respectable 2-1 start.

The Brewers were so close to starting 3-0. They just couldn't get that much needed timely hit in the 5th inning with the bases loaded and in the 9th leaving Fielder stranded after hitting a double with nobody out.

Starting 2-1 against a formidable Dodgers ballclub is a nice way open the season; I'll take it. I'm chomping at the bit to see the Brew's lineup firing on all cylinders. That will truly be awesome.

What say you?