Friday, May 9, 2008

Now We're Talking

Alright, I think we might have something here. It has been a tough week for these Milwaukee Brewers, hasn't it? After six consecutive losses, one win isn't guaranteed to turn the ship around. It doesn't even put them over .500. But Friday nights win against the Cardinals, in walk off fashion, sure feels good doesn't it?

This had the makings of another heartbreaking Brewers loss as they were down 3-2 in the 9th. When Kapler got on base you started thinking something was possible. When Kendall walked you thought, alright, bases loaded, we have to take advantage of this. And when Weeks brought the tying and winning runs home with a single to left, it sure turned every painful loss of the last week into a distant memory.

This one could have turned into a blowout early, with Manny Parra struggling a little bit in the 2nd. Thankfully, the Cards hit into a double play and Parra was able to get out of the inning. From there, Riske, Torres, and Shouse were able to bring the game home (3rd win of the season for Shouse, by the way). The offense was able to muster up four hits tonight, including two from both Braun and Fielder. Not sure when the last time that happened was.

You know, last year at this time, the Brewers were 24-10. We all remember how that turned out. This year, they were 16-18, and things were not going well for Ol' Milwaukee. We've said this all along, that it is still very, very early. I learned that last season when I started the World Series a year ago today. I wish I could have been in the ballpark tonight, because even though I was at home, I felt like this game was going to be different. I felt like tonight could be the start of something big. Now, maybe the Crew could fall flat on their face Saturday and Friday's win was a fluke. But until then, we're giong to savor this one a little bit.

One game at a time, remember?

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Rickie Weeks

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)


Anonymous said...

I was at the game last night ... it's almost surreal what happened at the end. I'm still trying to comprehend it. It seemed like it was going to be just another loss for the first 8.2 innings, & then everything just clicked.

What's more, I got to say hi to Rock & Trenni after the game! I welcomed Rock home & told TK to keep up the great work.

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