Thursday, August 28, 2008

Brewers Split in St. Louis; Keep 3 1/2 Game Lead Over Cards

The Milwaukee Brewers got what they expected in St. Louis splitting the two-game series. The Crew took one on the chin last night losing to the Cards 5-3. The Brew were up 3-1 in the 8th inning thanks to a solid pitching performance from Manny Parra and some timely hitting.

Unfortunately, the lead was quickly forfeited by Riske and Shouse in bottom of the 8th inning. Riske and Shouse coughed up four runs and gave the red birds a 5-3 advantage. That's where things ended up, folks.

The sting of last night's loss shouldn't last too long since the Crew pounded the Cards 12-0 on Tuesday night.

The Brewers maintain a 3 1/2 game lead in the wild card race. It sure would have been nice to see the Crew sweep the Cards and put themselves in a commanding 5 1/2 lead but, what are ya going to do?

With last night's loss, The Crew is now 6 games behind the Chicago Cubs. Six games is certainly not an insurmountable lead, but the Brew does not have much more room for error if they hope to catch the Cubs.

Let's hope Milwaukee wins two out of three in Pittsburgh. I guess you can't ask for much more than that.

Alright, folks. Watch the Crew get the job done against the Buco's and get out to Miller Park over the Labor Day holiday to watch your Brewers take on the New York Mets.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Brewers Continue Winning Ways; Beat San Diego 7-1

The Milwaukee Brewers have been taking care of business as of late. After getting their hats handed to them by the Chicago Cubs in Late July, The Brewers have gone 10-2. Last night the Crew got it done with a convincing 7-1 victory over the San Diego Padres.

CC Sabathia pitched 7 innings and allowed the Padres only one run. CC is now 7-0 as a Brewer and has been nothing less than stellar. He's been dealing, folks!!

The Brewers starting pitching has been terrific. Prince Fielder has found his homerun stroke and crushed his 28th round tripper last night.

Let's hope the Brewers can continue their winning ways and sweep the Padres today before heading to LA. Ben Sheets takes the hill.

Boy, I hope Ryan Braun isn't out too much longer. The Crew can ill afford to lose this stud for much longer. Gabe Kapler has filled in nicely for Ryan, but the Crew is an entirely different team with Braun in the lineup.

Go Brewers!!