Monday, June 23, 2008

Sheeter 4-Hits Braves

Coming into this season, I prepared myself for the final year of Ben Sheets in a Brewers uniform, thinking there was no way we'd be able to afford him next year. Now, as I look into the future of this franchise, I don't think we can afford not to keep. Simply put, he's our ace, and I've never seen him pitch more dominantly. Monday night he did it again, giving up four hits in his third complete game of the season as the Brewers beat Atlanta 4-1.

The Brewers were looking for some rest out of their bullpen, and tonight Sheets allowed that to happen. In fact, no relievers even threw a pitch of warm-ups, Sheets was that in control. Pretty impressive outing from the guy who could be the NL's All-Star starter.

Not much offense was needed from the Brewers bats, but they delivered just the same. Mike Cameron hit his 12th home run of the season to put the Brewers up 2-0 in the 2nd. The next inning the Brewers got another two runs off of consecutive doubles from Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy, and Ryan Braun.

If you're looking to get off a good start on a 3 series road trip, this is a pretty good way to do it.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Ben Sheets

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Anonymous said...

Don't look now, but ESPN is praising the Brewers.

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