Monday, September 1, 2008

Crew Hand Victory to Mets

You may or may not recall that I have a buddy named Bear that helps me with this site. Granted, he never seems to write anymore, but he's here today in spirit. He told me today as the Brewers held a 1-0 lead that he was confident that no matter who the Brewers were playing, he just felt like they were going to win. I agreed with him, because even with just a one run lead over the Mets and Johan Santana on the mound, I felt a little over confident that the Brewers would win this one easily.

Eric Gagne, however, felt otherwise. Gagne came into the 8th with a one run lead, but promptly gave up three runs included a two run shot to Carlos Delgado. Gagne has been pitching well lately, but this isn't the first time he's seemingly given the game away. I'm not too heart broken about the loss, since we're still 5 1/2 up in the Wild Card race, but we can't be losing games like this if we 1) want to catch the Cubs and 2) want to make some noise in the playoffs.

The bigger issue of today's game was that Ben Sheets left after five innings with apparent tightness in his groin. I haven't heard anything yet about the injury, but it doesn't seem to be too serious. Still, we need Sheeter to remain healthy if this dream season is going to reach it's maximum potential.

Today's eventual 4-2 loss to the Mets was also the first game for the Brewers after they expanded their rosters. Ned took full advantage of his options today, using a total of seven pitchers, and four pinch hitters. I have to admit, I'm a little worried Ned is going to eventuall out-think himself with all these options, not unlike his little 5th pitcher platoon earlier in the season.

So the Brewers loss, life goes on, hopefully we can break out the bats against the Mets rookie pitcher tomorrow and get back on the winning side of things.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Ryan Braun

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)


Anonymous said...

585! Keep climbing up those charts Bucky!

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