Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Brewers Take Series 2-1 Against Cards; Lose Final Game With Controversial Plunk

It's not easy sweeping a team. The Brewers found that out last night against the Cardinals, dropping the third game in the series 7-3. The Cardinals took the season series 8-7. It's been eight years since the Brew took a season series against the red birds.

With last night's loss, the Brewers remain two games behind the Cubs with four games left in the regular season. The Brew had a golden opportunity to climb to within one game with the Cubs losing another game to the pesky Marlins.

Can the Crew make up two games on the Cubs with four games left? I think so. That said, last night was a little disconcerting......to say the least.

How can Ned Yost beam Pujols on purpose, putting a runner on base down 3-2 in the 8th inning? Completely moronic! Why bother trying to send Jerk Larussa a message? Yes, "Drunk" Larussa threw at Prince earlier in the game. It was wrong and it is important for players to know that their manager has their back and will do what he can to protect his players.
But was it appropriate to retaliate at such an important time in the game? I think not! Send a message by winning a very important game, Ned. If you want to get into a pissing match with Larussa, meet him outside the clubhouse after the game.

I wouldn't have had a problem sending a message in a 7-1 game. Don't give a team a base when losing by one run late in the game. Inexcuseable!!

And now..........this Derrick Turnbow re-occuring problem. First, why would you bring in Turnbow with a runner on base? How often has that worked out for the Crew? Second, why would you leave Turnbow in the game when he just walked his second straight batter.....loading the bases? Do Ned and company actually think that Derrick can turn things around on the mound when he is struggling with his control? How many times do they have to be proved wrong? Obviously, far too many!

Why not bring in Cordero to get the last out in the 8th? Hmmmmmmmmmm. Seems like a reasonable question to me.

People often ask me......Hey, Brickyard. Why are you so hard on Yost? Isn't it obvious? He gets out managed far too often. I just hope the Brewer brass comes to their senses and makes this Ned's last year as manger. I think that he is a horrible game manager. I can't comment on how he handles his players and what he's like in the clubhouse. For all I know he very well might be doing a good job getting his players ready to play and might be a good fit for this young club. These are important attributes of a good manager. As a field general, Yost is grossly lacking.

Hey, Brewer fans........ This season if far from over. The Crew still has a shot. They have to take care of business against the Padres and need some help from the Marlins and Reds. Good things can still happen, folks.

Get out to Miller Park this weekend and help your Milwaukee Brewers beat up on the Padres. Good luck on the Playoff run, Brew!!

What say you?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Brewers Lose Tough One to Astors; Take Series 2-1

The Crew took a tough one on the chin last night, dropping the last game of the series 5-4.
Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homerun in the top of the ninth, sending the game into extra innings. The Brew fought hard, but came up just short of sweeping the 'Stros.

The Crew have 11 games left to make up one game on the Cubs ( A four letter word I hate!).

I'm hoping the Brew can split in Atlanta and then come home and finish 5-2. Can the Crew go 7-4? If not, I guess they don't deserve to make the postseason.

Split in Atlanta, Crew and then get home and take care of busniess!!

Brewer fans deserve a lot of thanks and credit for setting the franchise attendance record.
Keep it going people. Get out to Miller Park next week and help the Brewers march into October.

What say You?

Brewers Lose Tough One to Astors; Win

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Brewers Lose to Pirates; Go 3-3 on Roadtrip

The Milwaukee Brewers did something rare................they went on a roadtrip and didn't come home a loser. 3-3. Not toooooooo bad. The could have been 4-2, but I guess I shouldn't be too greedy.

Why Yost left Turnbow in the game after promptly walking two batters is the $500 question. Note to Ned: When Derrick does not have it, pull him! You would think that Yost would know this by know. I guess not.

It's time for the Crew to come home and beat up on the Reds. Get out to Miller Park this weekend and watch the Brew take care of business. The game Friday is sold out. If you want a Robin Yount bobble head you might want to score some Milwaukee Brewers Tickets from these guys.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Brewer Bats Explode for 14 Runs; Finish 5-1 on Homestand

Well, well, well............... It sure was nice to see the Crew hang one on the Astros last night. Four homeruns, three 3-run dingers. The Brewers looked relaxed and were able to rest some starters and give some of the recent call ups some playing time. The Brew hasn't had many laughers this season. It seems that every game has been a real nailbiter.

Hopefully the Brewers can continue their recent winning ways on the road. It's never easy to win in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Maybe the Crew can split these six games and then get home and beat up on the Reds at Miller Park.

Ten out of the next 13 games are on the road. This is going to be a real test for the young Brewers. I think the Brew is going to have to go 8-5 during this stretch to stay in the race and build up some confidence.

Good luck on the road, Crew!!

What say you?