What's worse than seeing 15,000 Cubs fans at Miller Park? Watching them go home night after night with a victory to gloat over. The Brewers fell flat at home.
Jeff Suppan now heads to the bullpen, and that's probably a good idea. When you have an ERA of 8.68, you have to be pulled from the mound. Is it that bad? 16 hits spread out over nine innings tells me yes, it's that bad. The fast ball he throws is easily ten miles per hour too slow. The demotion was a good move.
What's the bright spot? Crushing the Pirates with 17 runs did the trick for now. Ken Macha will have to find a way to get his pitching staff back on track. This terrible pitching can't continue.