Friday, May 14, 2010

The Hits Keep Coming... Off Brewers Pitching

For some reason, it seems like everyone I know is going to the Brewers/Phillies series this weekend, and I feel bad for everyone one of them. After their semi-successful road trip last week, the Brewers have been getting waxed at home, and Friday night's loss to the Phillies was no exception. Things are getting so bad for Milwaukee that we can't even hit 46-year old pitching in the form of Jaime Moyer, but they can get hits left and right off of our guys who were supposed to be the final pieces to this puzzle. What I'm trying to say is, we suck.

Blah, blah, it's easy. Blah, Blah, the Phillies are a great team. Blah, blah, we haven't found our stroke yet. I've written this all before. The fact of the matter is the Brewers are a really depressing team to watch right now, Friday night's 9-5 loss to the Phillies coming as no exception.

The Phillies put most of us in 'here we go again' mode right away in the first inning when Ryan Howard drilled a 2-run shot to deep left center. They tacked another run on in the second, and just like that it was 3-0 Phillies. But the Brewers came back in a very interesting way in the bottom of the third. Prince Fielder homered. Jim Edmonds homered. George Kottaras homered. Three solo home runs in the third inning and the Brewers tied this thing up at three.

That's when the highlights for the Brewers ended however, as that inning was followed by a Randy Wolf implosion and then we all got to witness Manny Parra forget how to play baseball. Each team scored a few more runs apparently and the Phillies delivered the Brewers their fourth straight loss.

I don't know, what can you really do? I still think the Brewers have the makings of a competitive team, but I'm not sure why that hasn't come out yet. I think the worse thing about struggling like this is that these were supposed to be our glory years. We spent the early half of the 2000's waiting for this team, waiting for these guys to be stars. Well, they are all here and we're still the same hapless team we've always been. With every loss, it becomes more and more apparent that our window is closing, if it hasn't closed already.

Oh well, at least Bob Uecker is okay.

The Crew will have two more chances against the Phillies to redeem themselves, both on national television so Milwaukee better bring it. Saturday afternoon they'll play at 2:10pm on Fox, and then we're back on ESPN Sunday night. Have fun if you are going this weekend. I highly suggest not sitting in any of the alcohol-free sections.

POTG: I was going to give it to Prince Fielder, finally, after he hit a home run that went 460+ plus feet. But Jim Edmonds had a better game, going 3-for-4 and scoring twice. It might be arbitrary, but it's May 14th and Prince Fielder has yet to be our player of the game. That's trouble.

Honey, honey, come and dance with me.


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