Saturday, September 6, 2008

Thankfully, A Much Need Victory

I can't even imagine what I'd be writing right now if the Brewers had lost to the Padres on Friday night. There would have probably been a little panic. I'd probably be calling for some people's heads (Gagne). I'd also probably try to talk myself into the Padres being a decent team, even though they have the worst record in baseball.

Thankfully though, the Brewers were able to pull out the victory. It took 11 innings, but at the end of the day, the scoreboard read 3-2 in our favor. Each team had plenty of opportunities to win the game both early and late, but the Crew prevailed.

Sabathia pitched well in his first game since his one-hitter. He gave up five hits and one earned over seven innings of work. I hope Bob Webb was watching the game, because CC flawlessly fielded a ball in a similar nearly similar to the "hit" from Sunday afternoon. Sabathia also went 2 for 3 at the plate, with an RBI.

When Carsten left the ballgame, the Brewers had a 2-1 victory. That lasted about as long as an Eric Gagne pitch to Brian Giles, which sailed into right field. I'm a Gagne supporter, I root for him to do well. But now we're in September, and his ERA is still over 6.5. Let's probably remove him from 8th inning duties for awhile, Ned.

After that, it was a lot of back and forth, with no team able to score. Finally, in the 11th, J.J. Hardy was able to break his 0 for 5 outing and knock home Craig Counsell. The Brewers won, the Cubs lost, and once again, all was right with the world.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: FSN gave it J.J. Hardy for the game winner. That's my problem with how FSN does things, they are too impulsive. I like to give it to the one player who the Brewers could absolutely have not have won the game without. So it's not Hardy. My buddy Collin wants to give it to Shouse for nabbing the win with a big double ball in his one pitch he threw, but I politely disagree. TBC is giving this one to CC Sabathia. Should be a no-brainer.

(AP Photo/Bill Waugh)


Anonymous said...

just came to make sure you gave the player of the game to cc. jj was 1-6, plus the game woulda been over two innings earlier if not for the subject of your previous post.

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