Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Worst. Series. Ever.

Baseball is a funny game, isn't it. One week ago I was crowning the Brewers after a four game sweep of St. Louis, in St. Louis. Now, I'm a little less confident, as the Cubs have come into Milwaukee and taken the first three games of the series, with a chance to sweep on Thursday.

Not too much to say about the game, because we all knew it was over after Prince Fielder bobbled the ball from Jason Kendall in the 1st inning. The Cubs are just extremely hot right now, and we are playing with little to no confidence. I don't know what it is about this team, but it seems like when we know we're being watched by a national audience, we falter.

This team needs to wake up, and quickly. Doug Melvin has this team stocked for the long haul, but he has definitely made 2008 the year to go for it. However, it's our NL Central counterparts that are making quite the statement in our home park (Not to mention the Cards just swept the Braves, and are tied with us for the Wild Card again).

This game was just so frustrating. It was one of those games you just gave up on. I turned the radio off in the 7th. I don't think my littlest brother lasted through the 5th inning. I also had one brother who was at the game, and he left early. He never leaves early. It was just that bad. Especially with the park once again halfway filled with Cubs fans, I would have left too.

I don't want to panic though, but like I've said, we've seen how quickly this game can change. The Red Sox just got swept in Fenway to the Angels, and are 3 back of the Rays in the AL East. Does anyone think they are not making the playoffs? No. We're not as bad off as we might think, as we do have two months left. Although we do need to figure some stuff out (namely: how to perform under pressure, and how to beat the Cubs, who are just stacked). Maybe this series forces Doug's hand and he makes a deal before the deadline.

Hopefully we can salvage one tomorrow, and hopefully Brewers fans finally have something to cheer about in this series.

And for those of you wearing Brett Favre Bears jerseys to the game tonight, please die.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: I refuse to give it to the home run hitting Fielder, because of that mistake in the 1st inning. Parra pitched decent, but the line looks worse because they didn't credit Fielder with the error. Parra had a double and a triple, so we'll give it to him.

(AP Photo/Darren Hauck)


Anonymous said...

I was at that game with my family and would consider it one of the WORST performances by a Brewers team in my life. What a major flop in front of a packed crowd. Give what few Brew Crew fans were there something to cheer about! Pitiful performance...

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