Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Brewers Continue to Play Streakiest Baseball Ever

Unbelievable. Just unbelievable how streaky the Milwaukee Brewers are right now. After they lost three out of four games to the Padres in which they scored no runs in all of their losses, I decided that I wasn't going to freak out too badly because I'm aware that baseball seasons are inherently roller coaster rides. That for every valley, there would be a peak. Well, what better way to rebound from a terrible series in San Diego than to score nine runs in the 2nd inning against the Dodgers en route to an 11-6 victory.

For as much as I couldn't believe my eyes when the score was 9-0, I could believe my eyes. We all know that this team can score, the sad thing is they either score in bunches or they don't score at all. Nearly all of the Brewers contributed in this inning, as Milwaukee got two-run home runs from both Prince Fielder and Gregg Zaun. After that, it was pretty much over. Sure, the Dodgers would pick up a few runs, including rare runs this season off of reliever Manny Parra, but the Brewers had this one in hand early and were able to hang on.

Fielder has yet to earn a Player of the Game award, so I'm tempted to give it to him, but I have to go with the starter Chris Narveson for this one. Narveson made his second start on the season after being moved from the bullpen for the human shitmonster that is Jeff Suppan, and he is now 2-0. He went six innings in Tuesday night's game, giving up three runs on four hits and striking out three. Sure, he had a nice lead to work with, but I think we might actually have a quality pitcher on our hands. I'll tell you what, I feel a lot better with him on the mound than I do Doug Davis, and Davis was supposed to be a big free agent prize for us this season. I have no problem giving Narveson the POTG for game one of this series.

With the win, the Brewers "improve" to 11-15. Game two of the series will be Wednesday night at 9:10pm, as Doug Davis and his 8.87 ERA try to pick up the win. Something tells me the roller coaster of a season is going to be continuing with him on the mound, and not in a good way.

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