This wasn't a game that was supposed to go the Brewers way, we could tell that from the very beginning. The offense became stagnant, yet another rookie pitcher in John Ely was shutting us down, and it just felt like a loss. But then Gregg Zaun notched a couple of RBI, and then Craig Counsell somehow squeaked a ball through the edge of the infield to score Prince Fielder and tie the game. Things were looking up my friends, until LaTroy Hawkins entered the game.
Hawkins might be the only pitcher on the face of the earth that worries me right now as much as Jeff Suppan does, and Suppan actually pitched well on Thursday (you have no idea how much that hurt me to say, no idea). I guess in that situation though, who else do you put in? Coffey has been getting a lot of work lately, as has Villanueva. And Hawkins was brought in precisely to be the guy for that situation. You could argue that we could have had an early appearance from Trevor Time, and I did want to see him once Hawkins put two guys on with only one out. But instead, Hawkins loaded them up and Andre Either ended the game with a no doubter, a grand slam and the Dodgers got the 7-3 win.