Monday, March 8, 2010

First Inning Leads Crew Over Seattle

Zing - Not only were the Brewers on television for the first time this season, but they got their broadcast season off to a good start with a three run first inning that would be enough to give them the 6-2 victory over the Mariners. After the speedy top of the lineup featured Rickie Weeks and Carlos Gomez both got on base, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder brought them home to take a 3-0 lead. This came after a top of the first inning in which Manny Parra gave up a couple of hits, but was able to keep a scoreless frame thanks in part to a Gregg Zaun pickoff throw at third. I don't know if it's because of how much I hated Jason Kendall, but I'm loving Gregg Zaun behind the plate. Plus, the dude just looks like a beer league softball bad ass.

Boom - Despite giving up a few hits, Parra continued the trend of solid starting pitching for the Brewers this season. Manny actually ended up going three scoreless innings, and looking much better after the first inning. Dave Bush also got into the action, giving up one run in 2 2/3 innings. Nonetheless, a solid combined effort from two guys who we need to step up this season.

Tararrel - Rumor was that Corey Hart had a problem with vision last year because he guessed on his eye test, but apparently he was just joking around. Just like the time he joked around by letting alcohol get poured all over his baby daughter. For me, the jury is still out on Corey Hart because I don't think he's as good as he thinks he is, but he looked alright on Monday when he smacked a solo home run in the fifth. Pitching may be the most important thing that the Brewers need this season to be a contender, but consistent play from Corey Hart is pretty high on that list as well. Here's hope the goggles he's going to wear this season work, and that he doesn't suck.

Puke - Pretty good all around game by the Brewers, and there wasn't much to complain about. Carlos Villanueva got roughed up a little bit during one inning of work, but it wasn't too much that we should worry. Villanueva seems to actually be more inconsistent than Corey Hart, so hopefully he can turn it around as well. I guess both him and Hart lost about twenty pounds this offseason, so hopefully they lost the shitty part of their bodies and not the good portion. That didn't make sense. I'm going to bed. Goodnight, everybody!


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