Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Brewers Deliver Mixed Results As NL Loses Again

I'm going to talk much more about the 2009 MLB All-Star game in this week's edition of Winks Thinks, but I will say that I wasn't very pleased with the game riding on two San Diego Padres at one point. Heath Bell was one such Padre, and he gave up a sacrifice fly to Baltimore's Adam Jones which sealed the AL's 4-3 victory.

That's the thing about All-Star games, players from teams that have no business deciding home field advantage in the World Series ultimately do so, but I don't even care. I love these games, and love that something is actually on the line. Unfortunate the NL lost though. I guess the Brewers will have to win game seven in Yankee Stadium instead of Miller Park.

As for those Brewers, they delivered mixed results as the headline would suggest. Ryan Braun got the start in right field, but went 0-2 with a line drive to center as well as grounding out. Kind of saw that one coming, he didn't do that well last year either when he went 0-for-3 with 2 K's.

Prince Fielder did do well however, clutching up while pinch-hitting in the 2nd inning with an RBI double that at the time put the National League in the lead. Trevor Hoffman did well in the 6th inning, throwing just five pitches to get three outs in his brief, yet effective, appearance.

Overall, a fun night. It was a quick game that was much different from the 15-inning barnburner of last season, but it was still a good game. I know that a lot of people don't care for this glorified exhibition game, but it's one of my favorite nights of the year. The top talent in baseball all on one field for one night, including three guys from the team I live and die for. Nothing to complain about there.

When I was in the 6th grade I was a finalist in our school spelling bee. It was me against Raj Patel. I misspelled, in front of the entire school, the word "failure".


Chad said...

Dwight K. Schrute

CC said...

From the Office, do I get a .5 point for that.

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