Thursday, August 30, 2007

Brewers Win; Sheets Looks Solid

After five heart wrenching losses in a row, the Brewers won 6-1 last night behind a solid six inning outing by Ben Sheets. The crew couldn't have needed its ace more last night. The ship has been sinking since Benny went on the DL six weeks ago. It was a sight for sore eyes, to say the least.

Sheets had great velocity and control. He hit his spots and kept the Cubs hitters on their heels.
His presence on the mound and clubhouse should make a big difference for this ballclub.

Let's hope Manny Parra has a decent outing and the Crew can get some timely hitting. It sure would be nice to get out of Chicago with a series win and be just 1/2 game behing the Cubs.

Get the job done, Brew. Cheer the Crew on, folks. Let them hear ya tonight and then get out to Miller Park over the Labor Day Holiday weekend.

Go Brew Crew!!

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Brewers Choke Again; Lose Series to Reds

Well Brewer fans, just when you think things can't get any worse........they do. The Crew take a 5-0 lead in Sunday's rubber match against the Reds and promptly throw the game away and lose 7-6. The Brewers went to 1-5 on the homestand.

I think it's time for the powers that be in the Brewers organization to step up and do what needs to be done. Fire Ned Yost.

How many games does Yost have to mis-manage before his actions cost him his job? Javier Valentin has now single handidly beaten the Crew three times this season. And oh yea, he's done it batting lefthanded all three times. Valentin stepped to the plate in the 8th inning batting .297 lefthanded, while batting .232 from the right side. You might think that the manager of the Brewers would know this and make him bat from the right side. Not Yost.

For the second time in the game, Yost leaves Scott Linebrink in the game and the Brewers paid the price. Yost had the opportunity to pinch hit for Linebrink in the bottom of the 7th inning with a slim 6-5 lead. One would think that a one run lead against a good offensive team with two more at bats might make the Brewer manager pinch hit in an attempt to score another run. Not Yost.

And, oh by the way, doesn't Derick Turnbow usually pitch the 8th inning when the Brewers are up by a run? Apparently Ned Yost didn't get the memo.

This team has woefully underachieved the last 90 games. The owner and general manager have gone out and made the investment, spent the money and brought in players to make the Brewers a competive team. Ned Yost has not done the job. It's time to cut bait, people.
It's nothing personal. I'm sure Yost works hard and cares about the team. But..........facts are facts. He has made too many mistakes and cost the Brewers at least five or six games.

Do the right thing, management. Fire Yost.

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Brewers Choke Again; Lose

Brewers Choke

Friday, August 17, 2007

Cardinals Pound Brewers; Sweep Series

Wow! How bad can things get for the Brewers? I can't see how they can get much worse after getting absolutely pounded by the surging Cardinals. It wasn't even close, fans.

Besides the outing by Dave Bush yesterday, the starting pitching was terrible and there was virtually no offense except for the three runs scored in the 1st inning of game one.

Can somone please explain to me why Ned Yost flip flopped Fielder and Braun in the lineup? Absolutely moronic! These two guys have been the only consistant hitters the last three months. Why mess around with the only thing that's working offensively? When Braun bats 3rd, he gets fastballs. When he bats 4th, he gets zero fastballs. How did both players fair with Yosts' brilliant move..................Try 4-19! I'm sure Ned wanted to put a right handed batter between Fielder and Jenkins. Why not worry about lefty or righty matchups until later in the game, Yost? Give me a break.

Right now the Brewers are a bad baseball team. 38-49 after starting 24-10. Terribly disappointing.

Is there any reason to think that the Brewers are going to snap out of it and make a serious run at winning the division? I wouldn't be surprised if the Crew finishes 10 games under .500. Should Yost lose his job?

What say you Brewer Fans?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Great Series Win In Houston; Time to Stangle Cardinals

I take off my hat to the Brewers for getting the job done in Houston. Taking two out of three games, especially the come from behind thriller on Saturday night, was just what the doctor ordered for the Crew.

Now Milwaukee faces a Cardinals team that is playing much better baseball as of late for a three game series. The Crew has an opportunity to step on St. Louis' throat and pound them further down in the standings. Don't let them breathe nor give them any hope!!

Can Chris Capuano finally get a win? Zero for his last 14 games pitched? How is that possible? I'm sick of excuses. "The offense let him down"......"The Relievers coughed up his lead"......., "The Dog ate Chris' homework"......... Excuses, Excuses, Excuses. Just win a game, Capuano!
I'll tell ya what, Brewer fans, if Capuano goes out there and lays another egg......it's time for Yost to put him in the pen.

It comes down to winning series', folks. There is no more important game than the one facing the Crew that day. In other words, the most important game of the year today is the game today.

Make the '82 Brewer players proud today, Cappy and Crew!

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Moment of Truth for Brewers

Things have not been going very well for the Milwaukee Brewers as of late. The crew lost a heartbreaker last Sunday to the Phillies after taking a 6-1 lead to the ninth. After that meltdown, The Brew headed to Colorado and got pounded; they were swept.

Upon heading to sweltering Houston, The Brewers get the news that they will be without Tony Graffanino for the duration of the year due to a torn ACL. And oh yea, the Cubs won last night and are 1/2 game back and the Cardinals are back in the race at 5 1/2 games back.

The Astros just swept the Cubs out of town and are chomping at the bit to get a hold of the first place Brewers. It's put up or shut up time for The Crew, folks. What is this team made of?
I can't think of a more important series than this one against Houston. In fact, every series from here on out is the most important series the Brewers will play.

Time to get it done, Milwaukee. Cheer on your Brewers, fans. Let them here you from the couch this weekend. Get out to Miller Park next week and support The Brew for the stretch drive. They're going to need all the help they can get.

Go Brewers!!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Brewers Need Victory on Road

It's a beautiful thing that the Brewers are in first place in the national league central. It's a great accomplishment that the Crew has been in first place since early spring.

With almost two months left in the regular season, though, The Brewers are going to have to find a way to start playing respectable baseball on the road to win their division. There is no better time to start than tonight in Colorado. If the Crew can some how split these next two in Denver and then take two out of three in Houston, I think it will go a long way in building some confidence away from Miller park.

I'm sick of commenting in this blog every time the Crew blows a game in the late innings and/or underachieves. Hey, Capuano and company...... The "Brickyard" is calling ya out! Can you get a much needed victory tonight? C'mon, Cappy! Give your boys a quality start.

Go Crew.

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Crew Needs Rubber Game Win Against Mets

Bottom line, Brewer fans, The Brew needs to get a victory against the Mets this afternoon. This a series the Brewers have to win. With the Cubs surging and claiming 1st place in the division, the Crew has to dig deep today and get the job done. No more excuses! It's time for the real ballers on this team to step up and will this club a "W".

I don't care how they do it! As Al Davis says.......... Just win baby!

Get out to Miller Park and help the Crew get it done, folks.

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