Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MacGruber > Watching Brewers Lose to Houston

Honestly, when I heard that they were making a movie based on the SNL sketch MacGruber I couldn't have been more excited. I'm a big Will Forte fan, I think the sketches are funny enough, and I was certain that they would be able to stretch this thing out into a full-length film. Why, I don't know, but I was definitely proved wrong.

Then why go see this film in the first place, especially when some of my most reliable movie loving friends have rated this movie an "F"? Well, quite frankly I got in for free, but secondly because I wasn't really in the mood to watch the Brewers lose to the Houston Astros. As bad as the Brewers are, the Astros are worse, and I just wasn't ready to watch that. However, as bad as a 5-0 loss to the Astros is, it's forgivable if only for the fact that Houston has a pitcher way better than anyone on our staff, that being Roy Oswalt.

Oswalt threw eight innings for Houston, allowing just four hits and zero runs as well as striking out nine Brewers. He's likely to end up somewhere - believe it or not but the Nationals appear to be a front runner - and whoever gets him will be lucky to have him. He definitely outdueled Chris Narveson, who had his worst start to date going just four innings and giving up four runs. Claudio Vargas gave up another, and then the Brewers actually got three good innings out of Hoffman and Jeff Suppan. No word yet on if or when Hoffman is line to get the closer job back, but I'd at least like to see Axford get another shot at it (for fantasy reasons of course).

Nothing else to speak of really in this one, but that's how it goes when you can only muster up five hits. Two of those hits came from Ryan Braun, and since I'm not ready to give a POTG To either Hoffman or Suppan, Braun will get another nod. Just for the record, it's May 26th, and Prince Fielder has still yet to get a POTG nomination.

So again, it wasn't the best Brewers game to watch, but they still have a chance to win the series tomorrow as Dave Bush will take the hill against Brett Myers, first pitch set for 12:10. Hopefully this game will be a little easier on the eyes so that you're not forced to go to a MacGruber matinee. Seriously, even for stupid movies this one was real bad, and I'm usually very forgiving with these sort of things. Oh well.


Gweedo said...

Thank god the hangover was on to make up for how bad Mcgruber was. That might have saved the night.

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