Wow!! What a difference a week makes. The Crew went out to San Francisco and St. Louis and played inspired, good fundemental baseball. In fact, they played so well that they won all seven road games. 7-0 on a road trip!! The last game puntuated by a Ryan Braun game winning homerun to sweep the Cardinals.
That was last week. The Brewers came home and lost two out of three to the below average Astros. If that wasn't bad enough, their arch rivals (Chicago Cubs) came to Miller Park and pounded the tar out of them.......winning all four games and get the sweep!
Bottom line......The Cubs man handled the Brew. They outscored the Crew 31-11. They crushed the Brewers in every meaningful offensive statistic. The Cubs got great pitching and played good defense. The Brewers struggled mightingly with the bats and were atrocious with runners in scoring position. Their pitching got lit up and ran the bases like little leaguers.
Now what? Hopefully the Brewers can take something positive out of this lashing at the hands of the Cubs. Maybe a lot of humble pie will get this young team more focused.
Let's get to Atlanta and beat up on the decimated Braves.
Keep your head up, Brewer fans. There is two months left of baseball and the Brewers still have a great chance to make the playoffs.