Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Winning the Games They're Supposed to Win

Just when everybody was beginning to expect nothing out of our starting pitchers for the rest of the season, Ben Sheets takes the hill and reminds everyone that he's in this to win it. Sheeter continues his Cy Young campaign by pitching the complete game, leading the Brewers to a 4-1 victory. Sheets had six strikeouts in the process, and is now 5-1 on the season.

The Brewers have looked like a different team in the last two days since getting swept in Boston, as their bats and arms are finally coming together at the same time. Even though you'd expect the Brewers to beat the Pirates, the Bucs (actually I hate it when people call them that, let's stick with Pirates) usually have the Brewers number. After taking two from the Pirates however, the Brewers will now be looking for their first sweep in PNC Park in two years. I've been saying they need to go 4-2 (at least) in Pittsburgh and Washington, and this isn't too bad of a start.

The Brewers plated four tonight, getting out to the early lead, and then pulling away in the fifth. The Brewers got two hits out of Ryan Braun, Corey Hart, and Rickie Weeks. One of those hits for Weeks was a solo shot, his 6th of the season.

The win puts the Crew at 22-24, with still some work to do before they're back to .500, but at least they are heading in the right direction.

On another note, closer Eric Gagne flew back to Milwaukee tonight after leaving Tuesday's game with an injury, and has been shut down until further notice.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Ben Sheets


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