Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Frustrating Season Continues

First off, that was not a strike in any language. With two men on and two outs, Ryan Braun came to the plate looking to be the hero but was denied when the umpire (don't feel like looking up his worthless name) called strike three on a ball that was definitely outside of the strike zone. Granted, that alone isn't why the Brewers lost the game, but it was still pretty frustrating. Especially because a similar but less controversial call happened to Mike Cameron just one batter before.

Either way, I think the main word to define this season so far can be "frustrating". The final called strike three on Ryan Braun was just another example of that. The word sums up the last couple of weeks as well, because every time the Brewers win a game and seemingly build some momentum, they turn right around and give another one away. Losing 2-0 on Sunday after scoring twelve runs last night can only be defined by the word "frustrating".

In fact, you're not going to find a more frustrating moment this whole season than Ryan Braun being unable to convert the once-in-a-lifetime occurrence of BOTH Chopper to 3rd Kendall and Mrs. Jody Gerut being on base at the same time. Just awful stuff right there.

Player of the Game: Yovani Gallardo. One bad pitch out of 110.

Hey, Cameron. You realize if we played by the rules right now we'd be in gym?


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Anonymous said...

This article would have been better had you focused more on all the RISP that the Crew left stranded. Or the fact that with a full count & ducks on the pond Mike Cameron didn't even bother trying to foul off a close pitch on the corner. Braun's K was indeed a crappy call, but those other factors were equally important.

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