Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hardy Error Leads to Brewers Demise

I just realized that all week I've been saying the Brewers need to go 4-2 during their trip to Pittsburgh and Washington for me to avoid going into panic mode. Actually, the Brewers play a four game set in Washington this Memorial Day weekend, so what I meant to say is that I'd like them to go 5-2. Well, they already have those two losses, and hopefully they can recover in a big way and heat up in the nation's capital.

I was listening to this one on the radio, and Bob and Jim were talking about how on the 35 plane ride between the two cities, the Brewers were talking sweep in Washington, and righting the ship. That's good to hear, but now they just need to execute. Things weren't looking terrible Friday night as the Brewers took a 1-1 tie into the 6th inning. But then with one out, Hardy bobbled a double play ball and the Nationals turned that into a four run inning, and a 5-1 victory over the Crew.

Soup pitched well in this one too, only giving up 3 hits in his 5 2/3 innings of work. The Brewers also got hitless innings out of Shouse and the debut of Tim Dillard. But as it's been the case all season, when our pitching is on, our hitting is off, and vice versa. That wasn't more evident than in the 9th inning, when the Brewers put their first two men on base, and then quickly got three outs and the game was over.

The ball will now be in the hands of Seth McClung for the second game of the series, tonight at 6:10pm.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Jeff Suppan


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