Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Braves Dominate Brewers, Again

The Brewers lost to the Braves 11-3 on Tuesday night, which apparently isn't a big deal according to the fine folks at FSN Wisconsin. Somehow, someway, the Brewers telecast turned into a three hour infomercial about the wonderful world of umpiring. It was nice to hear from the men behind the mask, sure, but the whole thing seemed a little out of place. Kind of like Tuesday's episode of Lost (that's the second time I've ragged on it now, but I'm just having a really hard time accepting that episode as the third last episode of the series).

Regarding the actual game though, this was nothing we haven't seen before. Dominate some games, get dominated in the others. While watching MLB Network after the game, Harold Reynolds said that the Brewers were the team that would have the best chance of chasing the Cardinals, but he also said it best when he said they seemed to have a "lack of urgency". I would have to agree with that notion. Sure, in some games they can't not hit the ball, but in other games it looks like they are just lost.

Dave Bush was on the hill for the Brewers tonight, and pitched decent enough going six innings and allowing three runs. Mitch Stetter came in relief for Bush, but did not do very well at all. "Mitch the Pitch" finished just one-third of an inning in which he gave up three runs. Carlos Villanueva and Jeff Suppan struggled later in the game as well, as the Braves tagged eleven runs on Milwaukee, including a Troy Glaus home run for the second night in a row.

Offensively, the Brewers did nothing special on offense, and for the second straight night I'm going to give the POTG to Casey McGehee, as he seemed to be the only one able to produce any runs for Milwaukee. He scored two runs and had an RBI, and Corey Hart and Alcides Escobar -two guys who have been struggling as of late - also chipped in as well.

Rough couple of days for the Brewers, but they'll have the chance to at least save some face on Wednesday afternoon as Yovani Gallardo is back on the mound against Derek Lowe. First pitch set for 12:10pm.

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