Thursday, July 31, 2008

Chicago Cubs Pound Brewers 11-4; Sweep 4 Game Series

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.

Stay positive!!

Go Crew!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Milwaukee Brewers Sweep Pirates; Sign Sabathia

Wow!! The Brewers got the bats going yesterday, hammering the Pirates 11-6. The win gave the Crew a three game sweep over the Bucs and JJ Hardy provided the punch with two homeruns. Hardy has been "White Hot"! JJ's hit six homers the last 6 games and is hitting well over .400 his last 17 games.

The Brewers are now 10 games over .500 and are within 3 1/2 games of the 1st place Cubs.

The Crew seemed to have improved their chances of winning the NL Central and/or making the playoffs with the acqusition of pitcher C.C. Sabathia in a trade with the Cleveland Indians.

Sabathia was the American League's Cy Young winner in '07 and should propel the Brewers starting rotation to one of the best in the majors.

Enjoy this, Brewer fans. To finally have an organization that builds a solid club with youth through its farm system, signs some solid veterans and then trades some minor league talent for a proven soon to be free agent pitcher is something that we have been waiting to see for, what seems, an eternity. The Brewers really have a solid shot at the post season.

Go Crew!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Running out of time to Vote for the Brew Crew

Warning. Chick writer which means little depth and lots of "cute player" talk. The MLB All Star game is just a couple weeks away with the teams to be announced on July 6. The voting ends tonight. You can vote for the Brewers online. Outfielder Ryan Braun needs our help as he is currently running just short of the votes needed to beat Chicago Cubs' Kosuke Fukudome. If Braun gets in, it will mark the first time a Milwaukee Brewers outfielder plays in the All Star game since Ben Ogilvie did in 1980. Pretty cool stuff. Though speaking of cool, Braun did pick a poor time to slow down on his hitting going 8-36 on this road trip. Must be the nerves of the national spotlight getting to him. The Crew heads back home on the 4th of July for a long home stand which usually proves positive for the team. Currently, the Brewers sit 4 and a half back from the Cubs and two and a half behind the St. Louis Cardinals. Not bad. Maybe we can make up a little ground before the break. It feels like last year all over again. With the Cubs and Brewers closing the regular season at Miller Park, the potential for some very exciting baseball is high.