Friday, May 29, 2009

Brewers Look To Find Winning Ways Against Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers are 27-20. Not too shabby. I was hoping the Crew would be at least five games over .500 by June 1st. The Brewers have won games in a number of ways this season. They've won with good starting pitching, good relief, good defense and with home runs.

That being said, the home run ball has been absent as of late. This power outage has coincided with two straight losing series and loses in five of the last six games. Let's hope the Reds' pitching can get the Brewers bats cooking again.

Go Crew!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Brewers Beat Astros 4-2; Win 7th Straight

There is another team in the Majors besides the New York Yankees that has won seven straight games.....Your Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers continued their winning ways last night with a 4-2 victory in Houston over the Astros. The Crew continued to get solid starting pitching with Dave Bush who pitched six innings and gave the Brew another quality start. Villanueva and Coffey each pitched a scoreless inning and Trevor Hoffman shut the door on the 'Stros retiring the side in order in the 9th inning.

The Brewers continue to play terrific baseball, folks. They have now won 21 out of their last 26 games, the best in the Majors. The Crew is getting great contribution from many on the roster, not just a few. Timely hitting, great patience at the plate, solid starting pitching and terrific bullpen production have all had a major impact in the Brewers success. Brewers tickets continue to sell in numbers never seen before. It's great to see the fans supporting this team.

The loss of Rickie Weeks is a tough one. I love Rickie and so do his teamates. He is a true professional in every sense of the word. I wish Rickie a complete, speedy recovery.

The loss of Rickie will be tough to overcome for this team, but I think the Crew still has a good chance of continuing its winning ways.

This is a well coached team. I really like what Macha and his staff are doing on a daily bases. They keep this team well grounded and focused. Slow and steady.... It's all about the big picture, no knee jerk decisions.

Way to go Crew!! Great work! We're all behind you guys.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Brewers Bomb Reds 15-3; Improve to 16-12

Wow! The Milwaukee Brewers are playing some great baseball. The Brewers continued their winning ways with an impressive offensive explosion. Ryan Braun homered and drove in six runs and Craig Counsell collected four hits. JJ Hardy stayed hot on this four day road trip with another round tripper.

The Brewers scored five runs in the 1st inning against Bronson Arroyo, JJ Hardy providing the punch with a three run homer to rightfield.

The Brewers scored four more runs in the 2nd inning with Ryan Braun's grandslam. That was it for Arroyo. He exited the game down 9-0.

The Crew held on to their big lead and added to it in the 9th inning. Prince Fielder belted a two-run shot to rightfield off the Reds' shortstop, Paul Janish. Dusty Baker didn't want to use any more pitchers from his bullpen, so he made his shortstop take one for the team.

Manny Parra pitched six innings and got his first win of the year.

The Crew finishes up a two game series tonight in Cincinnati and returns tomorrow to start a three game series with the Cubs.

Let's keep it going Crew. Great work!!