Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Brewers VS Twins Extra Innings Affair

We almost stayed for the entire Brewers VS Twins game last Saturday at Minnesota. The new Target Field is pretty nice. The site lines are solid, and the food was the same. We sat in the upper deck, left field side. The sun was baking us to a crisp, and I was slamming the $4 waters all afternoon. We languished in the hot sun, as the brewers did, until the ninth inning.

The first warm up pitch Ron Mahay tossed went over the head of the catcher, and I got that "we can do this" feeling. Sure enough, our Milwaukee Brewers put up five runs and take the lead going into the bottom of the ninth. Sadly, the Twins tied up the game just that quickly, and we suffered through two more innings, before heading past the gates in search of dinner and shade.

The Twins loaded the bases a second time, and a sacrifice fly by Jason Kubel was all they needed to drown the hopes of the many Brewers fans that drove across the border in hopes of snatching a win from these first place American League upstarts. Earlier in the game, Corey Hart hit a home run and later made a spectacular catch of a Delmon Young line drive to keep the game alive. Manny Parra missed his Sunday start due to the extra inning affair, forcing Ken Macha to start Marco Estrada on Sunday. Trevor Hoffman fans got to see him pitch a scoreless inning, setting up John Axford for the ninth on Sunday. Brewers won 4-3 on Sunday, and took the day off before heading home to Miller Park in Milwaukee to face Houston.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Milwaukee Brewers May Update

Our Milwaukee Brewers have the worst home record in baseball right now. At 4-11, we're scratching our heads. What will it take to fire up our Brewers at Miller Park?

As the Phillies come to town for a three game home stand, we see that the Brew Crew got swept by Atlanta. The last thing our team needs is a "desperate for a win" feeling. Randy Wolf has to snap this ugly losing streak.

Wolf goes up against Jamie Moyer tonight, and right now it looks like a Narveson VS Blanton match up tomorrow afternoon. The final game should be Doug Davis facing Cole Hamels. Davis is riding a 9.0 ERA right now. Joe Blanton is 1-1 with an ERA over six. We will keep our thoughts positive when it comes to Trevor Hoffman. If he comes in to close, we just cross our fingers and close our eyes.

Meanwhile, back in Kansas City, the face of Neddy Yost poppe up. Trey Hillman said "see ya" as he got the boot. Macha says he's happy for old Ned. Uecker is healing up nicely, and we await his return. Get your butts down to Miller Park this weekend. The weather is supposed to be nice, and this crappy home record is due to change for the better.