Friday, July 27, 2007

Brewers Choke At Great American Ball Park; Drop 3 of 4 to Last Place Reds

The Brewers lost another heartbreaker yesterday afternoon in Cincinnati. 1-3 in Cincinnati............ Not very impressive. As my father used to tell me when he used to go out of town for work, "it's lonely on the road, Jimmy." I'm starting to wonder if the Brewers are suffering from homesickness.

Whatever the reason for their horrible play on the road, facts are facts. They are now 10 games under .500 away from Miller Park. It's concerning and becoming pathetic.

It seems the Brewers find a new way to lose every away game. Yesterday it was Cordero with the blown save. Wednesday Night it was poor hitting and relief problems and Monday night's game was lost because of many squandered opportunities.

I know this is a young team. Maybe young teams have to go through this to make themselves stronger. I can only hope the Crew turns it around as soon as possible. How about splitting the series in St. Louis? That almost sounds like wishfull thinking.

Let's go Brewers!

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Brewers Choke At Great American

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Crew Loses a Heartbreaker; Capuano's Pitching Gem Wasted

Chris Capuano has pitched very well his last two outings. He's pitched 15 innings and given up a total of two runs. His two quality starts have been desperately needed, especially with Ben Sheets recent trip to the disabled list. Unfortunately, the Brewers bats have not given Cappy any support.

Last nights 2-1 loss to the Reds was a tough one to swallow. Capuano pitched eight terrific innings, walking none, striking out seven and he only gave up one run. Apparently, Chris' performance wasn't good enough. He was actually out pitched by Aaron Harang, who hurled 10 innings allowing only one run and striking out 10 Brewers. It was a great pitching duel.

Even though Harang pitched a beauty, the Crew certainly had their chances to put the game away. The Brew couldn't have had a better chance to cash in then in the 11th inning. They had the bases loaded with nobody out and couldn't get a run across. Not good, Brewer fans!

I know a lot of people are mad at Grant Balfour for pitching like a jack ass in the 12th inning but, it should never come down to that. The Crew should have scored at least one run in the 11th and then handed the ball over to Cordero to close it out. Could of, should of.........didn't!

The Brewers are now nine games under .500 on the road. That doesn't cut it, folks. I know they have one of the best records in the majors at home. That's great. As far as I'm concerned, the Brewers are going to have to play better on the road if they want to win their division and be considered a real contender for the pennant.

Hurry back, Bill Hall!! Your boys need someone to protect Prince!

Hopefully the Crew can bounce back tonight. If not, it could be another real ugly road trip.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Crew Runs Current Homestand to 3-1; Sheets Put on DL

It's nice to see the Brew start off the homestand 3-1. After dropping the first game against Colorado last Friday, the Crew has won its last three. Hopefully, the Brewers can continue their winning ways at home.

It's very important for the Brewers to play .650 ball at home from here on out. Let's face it, the road has not been kind to Milwaukee. I would consider a .450 road record from here on out to be ideal, if not a little too idealistic.

The news on Ben Sheets might not be so good. As of this post, the Brewers are conducting more tests on his hand. Brewer fans have sure had their share of anxiety concerning Sheets. Will he ever get close to 2oo innings again? If Benny's out for any significant length of time, the Crew's staff will be in for one mighty test. Let's hope Sheets gets some decent news from the medical staff.

The Brewers have six games left on this current homestand. Get out to Miller Park and cheer
your squad on people!!

Go Brew Crew!!

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Monday, July 9, 2007

The Crew Limps Into the Break; Goes 3-7 on Road Trip

The Brewers took another one on the chin yesterday to the Nationals, losing 7-2. Chris Capuano turned in another lackluster performance and got pounded for seven runs.

I tell ya what Brewer fans, Capuano and Suppan better get it together in a hurry if the Crew has any intention of winning the NL central.

It isn't time to press the panic button.........yet. The Brewers are ten games over .500 and have a 4 1/2 game lead over Chicago. That's a good thing! If you would have been told on opening day that the Crew would have a 4 1/2 game lead by the All-Star break, would you have been happy? I would have.

Enjoy the All-Star break, people. Give the Crew some credit for being in first place. Take it all in.

The second half of the season starts this Friday for the Brew against the Rockies. Get out to Miller Park for the Crew's 10 game home stand and cheer them on.

What say you?

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Crew Drops to 2-4 on Road Trip; Need Win Today

The Milwaukee Brewers sure have a tough time winning games in Pittsburgh. After yesterday's loss, the Crew is now 19-40 at PNC Park. I just don't get it! Things were looking pretty good when Ryan Braun crushed a homer to leftfield in the 1st inning propelling the Brewers to a 3-0 lead. Unfortunately, the brew were unable to get any more runs across and lost 5-3.

Let's hope Ben Sheets continues his great pitching and helps the Brew get a much needed "W" today. A 4-6 road trip doesn't look too bad right now. 12 games over .500 by the break would look pretty good.

Congratulations to the Brewers for sending four players to the All-Star game! Make sure to check out the homerun derby and game on Monday and Tuesday and get ready to head to Miller Park for the 10 game home stand starting 7/13 against the Rockies.

Go Crew!!

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