Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Pissing away games

Another wasted chance last night at Miller Park, the game was lost in the first inning when the Brewers had the young Mets pitcher on the ropes. A lead off home run is followed by back to back walks so two on no outs one run already in looking good right.

Prince grounds out to the right side advances both runners ok productive out but then Corey Hart and Mike Cameron both strike out and the Brewers get no more runs. They had a chance to blow the game open in that first inning and let the kid off wiggle off the hook.

Then they make it worse by giving the Mets not one but two unearned runs.

It was a rough hot night at Miller Park last night it is so frustrating watching this team play they can be oh so good but at times they can drive you nuts.

Just when I was starting to climb on the "Bring Back Cameron" bandwagon but now I am once again unsure. He has looked terrible in this series, he is 0 for the series and managed to strike out 3 times yesterday and leave 6 runners on base. You couple that with Prince having a bad night(0-4 5 LOB) you can understand how the Brewers left 22 runners on base.

What is the most frustrating about this series is the Mets are not a better team than the Crew they are just not making the mistakes the Crew are making. You could handle getting beat a little better if it was a 5-0 or 7-2 ass whooping but when you keep pissing away games through bad pitching(looking at you GAGne) or errors in the field. The Brewers could easily be 2.5 games behind the Cubs right now if they could get their collective heads out of their asses.

I cannot believe Yost went right back to the GAGne option last night it did not cost them anything but to go right back to the fuck after he pissed away a game the day before.

I will admit I am worried no strike that I am nervous about this final month the Brewers need to extend their lead over the Phillies before they go in there for 4 games I know a lot of people around Wisconsin and in the national media are declaring the Brewers the WC Division winners and the Cubs the NL Central winners.

I am sorry I do not think either one of those are written in stone. The Cubs are riding a 4 game losing streak even though they are playing at their beloved dump and the Brewers are finding ways to lose so do not go buying your playoff tickets yet.

Now the Brewers could win today and run off a nice winning steak with the Padres and Reds coming to town. So short term things should start looking up.

Some things that did give me hope Weeks is starting to heat up at the plate finally, Mota has looked a lot better lately. You couple that with the Cubs finally hitting a rough patch at home. You know if the Brewers can pull with in a game or 2 of the Cubs the pressure on our friends to the South will be crushing. The Cubs and their fans are fighting a lot of bad Ju Ju from their past so I do not think it will take much pressure to make the crack.

Ok enough about yesterday moving forward.

The Brewers have not lost 3 games in a row since that ugly week in July. I am hopeful that Dave Bush can keep his run going and join the rest of the Starters with having 10 wins.

Like I said earlier the Brewers could win today and run off 8 in a row with their next two opponents. I am not panicking plus that was the last game I will be attending at Miller park this season so the Brewers should be fine.

Today's game info
Bush vs. Perez at Miller Park

First pitch is at 1:05pm CDT DAY GAME ALERT

RADIO: WTMJ 620, ESPN Deportes 1510 No TV in Wisconsin For those of you with MLBTV the game will be on in NYC so people outside of Wisconsin will be able to watch the game.

Bush has to get it done today, the pen got a work out last night Ned used Mota 2 innings and Torres 2 innings so I am guessing both are not available today. A nice 7 to 8 inning performance by Bush would be great

The Bats need to pick it up and start getting it done yes they scored 5 yesterday but they could have easily gotten 8 to 10 runs last night.

They need this game in a bad way just to right the ship and avoid the sweep.

Lets get it done

Hurray Beer
Chris

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