Saturday, May 31, 2008

Milwaukee Brewers Take Opener Against Astros; Improve to 3-1 On Homestand

The Milwaukee Brewers won the first game of an important three game series against the Astros last night, 5-1.

Mike Cameron, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder all homered. Manny Parra gave the Crew 6 strong Innings and Carlos Villanueva pitched two quality innings, with Guillermo Mota closing out the 9th inning.

The Brewers took two out of three against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday - Thursday and started things off on the right foot with a solid win against the Astros.

Let's hope the Brewers' bats get hot and put a bunch of runs on the board the rest of the this critical homestand.

Go Brewers!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Milwaukee Brewers Try to Even Series Against Nationals

Ben Sheets takes the ball today in DC and will try to get the Brewers a much needed victory. A win would get the Crew to 4-6 on this long ten day road trip.

The Brewers started this three city road trip in rough fashion, getting swept in three games in Boston.

The Crew turned things around and won two out of three games in Pittsburgh.

Now they're in our nation's capitol and will head for home tonight, hopefully with a 2-2 split.

It sure would be nice to see the Brewers put eveything together. A good performance from the starting pitcher; timely hitting; solid defense and reliable relief from the bullpen. This just hasn't been happening for the Crew this year.

Let's see if the Brewers can get one today and then see if they can get things rolling at home where they sure could use some much needed home cooking at Miller Park.

Let's Go Brewers!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Milwaukee Brewers Trying To Get Things Started In Pittsburgh

I can't believe I'm writing this, but the Milwaukee Brewers are going to try to win their first road game in ten tries tonight. And they play in Pittsburgh. You know.....PNC Park. It's that house of horrors where the Brew has only managed 11 victories in 33 tries.

The Brewers have been swept (0-9!!) in all of their last three road series'. Most recently in Boston. What a flippin' nightmare!!

The Milwaukee Brewers now stand at 20-24 and are currently 7 1/2 games behind the first place Chicago Cubs.

There are seven games left on this crucial roadtrip. Anything worse than 3-4 will bury this young team. Going a step further.............. Ned Yost will no longer be the manager on the next Brewer roadtrip. Or should I say, Yost needs to be fired if the Crew comes back 2-5 or worse.

I could go on and on as to why this team is 20-24, but I just don't have the energy. I'll have plenty of time and space to offer my two cents as to why this team is so woefully underachieving and who(m) is to blame.

For now......... Get a win tonight, Crew!! Time to kick those pierogies in the rubber parts!

What do you say, folks?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Brewers can't dodge the Dodgers

Heads up to those regular readers of this blog. I write as an invited guest of the original Brewers Fan. I got nothing on this guy. I mean, he's got the shiny Brewers jacket. I can't compete. Not with my Kohls-issued #7 shirt.

Why would super hotty JJ Hardy swing on 3-1 in the bottom of the 8th when the Milwaukee Brewers are down 6-0? That is the question of the afternoon. The Brewers were successful holding the Dodgers at bay until the ugly 7th inning. Before we got back to our seats with a couple ice cold ones, the Dodgers put 6 runs on the board. What?

Ben Sheets was pitching today for the Crew at Miller Park. He clearly fell apart as we quenched our thirst. Sheets allowed six runs off nine hits. I am a chick and I know that is never good. The Brewers Olympic pitcher ended his first 4-0 start of his career today.

On a positive note, the Milwaukee Brewers today announced a signed deal with Ryan Braun locking him up for the next eight years. He has been hot lately; knocking another one out of the park in today's game. Speaking of hot; he is giving JJ a run for his money.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Milwaukee Brewers Take Two of Three Against Cardinals; Play Game four of Series Today

It certainly wasn't for the faint of heart, but the Milwaukee Brewers took two of three games against their central division rivals St. Louis Cardinals this past weekend.

Rickie Weeks provided some magic with a two-out game winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday and Ryan Braun clobbered two homeruns on Sunday. The Brewers needed these two games about as bad as team can in early May.

Saturday was a bit of a heartbreaker. Ben Sheets pitched a solid seven innings and gave the Brewers a chance to win. Unfourtunately, Jason Kendall missed a sign to execute a suicide squeeze play in the eigth inning and killed a Brewer rally. Eric Gagne threw some gasoline on the fire and surrendered two runs in the top half of the ninth giving the Cardinals a 5-3 win.

Now it's Monday and the Brewers could go a long way in helping themselves and fans forget about their most previous, horrible road trip with a win today against the Cardinals. Taking three of four from the Cards would be huge.

What Say You?

Friday, May 9, 2008

Milwaukee Brewers Get Swept Out of Miami; Go 2-7 On Trip

Right now the Milwaukee Brewers are not a good baseball team. You can talk about all their potential and what great young players they have, etc., etc., ya da ya da........ The bottom line is that right now this team is dreadfully under performing.

16-18. The worst offensive numbers across the board in the National League. A scary, ever increasing starter e.r.a. Most recently, four runs scored in the last three games. Not pretty, folks! This team is in an old fashioned "funk". I'll tell ya what's real scary...... The St. Louis Cardinals come to Miller Park today for a four game series.

In fairness to the Crew, The Brewers have played 21 of their first 34 games on the road and against good teams.

I'm just hoping the Crew can turn things around this homestand. Let's start it out with a win tonight.

What Say You?

Monday, May 5, 2008

Brewers Get Swept Out of Houston After Winning Two In Chicago

Wow! What a difference a series can make. After the Brewers stole game three of a three game series in Chicago this past Thursday (Taking the Series 2-1), The Crew folded in Houston on Sunday losing to the Astros 8-6 in 12 innings. The Brewers ended up getting swept, 3-0.

The Brewers are now 16-15 and limp into Miami to face the Marlins for another three game series.

It's been a real tough week for the Crew, folks..... It started out decent when the Brewers took two out of three in Chicago. The joy of winning the series did not last long, however. On Friday the Brewers announced that Yovani Gallardo tore his ACL and will most likely be without his services for the rest of the year.

The Brewers lost the first two games in Houston on Friday and Saturday and looked to get out of town with one win before heading to Florida. Things were looking pretty good Sunday afternoon after the 4th inning. The Brewers were up 6-2 and had Ben Sheets on the mound.
Sheets started the 7th inning and left the game down 6-4. Shouse and Mota did their jobs in the 7th and 8th. Then Eric Gagne took over and tried to close things down in the 9th.
Let's just say things didn't go very well.

Eric Gagne walked three and gave up two runs, sending the Brewers into extra innings for the ninth time this season. It was Gagne's fifth blown save this year. It was all heartbreak in exta frames, folks. The Crew lost 8-6 in 12.

Bright spots: Mike Cameron joined the Brewers after serving his 25 game suspension and immediately made a positive impact. Cameron socked three homeruns, looked good at the plate, played a solid centerfield and will give the Brewers good veteran leadership.

Ben Sheets seems to have put his sore triceps behind him and has pitched well enough to have six wins. He has four.

Dark Clouds: Losing Gallardo for the year is a major, major blow. Yovani is a super solid number two and will be sorely missed. Frankly, I have a hard time seeing the Brewers taking the division without Yovani. I hope they prove me wrong.

The Brewers offense has been offensive! The Crew isn't in the top ten in any offensive category. Pathetic!! Except for Hart, Kendall, Kapler, Cameron and Counsell, the Brewers offensive players have been horrible.

Sunday's game was a perfect example of what has been going on all year. The Crew takes the lead early and then doesn't score another run. The Brew was up 6-2 after four innings and then had only two hits for the next 8 innings. Not being able to tack on add-on runs has been a major trend. This is a big time problem, people!

If the Brewers hope to have any chance in the NL Central, they are going to have to more consistantly score runs. Five to Six runs per game is going to have to be common place for Crew to have a good chance to win.

Let's get it going in Florida, Crew!! Don't sell your Brewers tickets and try to stay positive.

What Say You?