Thursday, August 5, 2010

Brewers Can't Sweep Cubs

On the verge of their first sweep in Wrigley since 2002, the Brewers instead settled for another Ken Macha meltdown Wednesday afternoon. In this one, Manny Parra pitched five stellar innings, which he can do every time. The only problem is he is not a true starter. When he came out in the sixth inning he gave up a lead off single, struck a man out, wild pitch, and then a walk. Right there you have to say that one more batter would maybe be enough for this guy, or maybe you even pull him at this point. But instead Macha keeps him in to give up a single, strike out, single, single, and now your down 4-3 when you finally pull Parra. Not only do you pull Parra, you put Coffey out there to throw a meatball to Ramirez to end any chances for the sweep, as the Cubs would go on to a 15-3 win over the crew.

I guess the Brewers giving up runs in the sixth inning shouldn't be a shock anymore as they have been outscored 87-46 this season in the sixth inning. They added another six runs to that total Wednesday. Do we have any pitchers that can pitch a solid seven innings?

Right now this team is not going anywhere, so sweeping the Cubs would have been nice for the fans. I work with a Cubs fan, and it would have been nice to rub it in for the next week or so. Unless the Crew put up a 20 game winning streak to get back in this thing, which I don't see happening, then thank god the Packers start soon.

The Brewers have off Thursday, before the Houston Astros come to town this weekend. Last weekend Milwaukee was embarrassed by Houston only scoring two runs for the whole series. I hope they can improve on that total for the Brewer fans that are paying to watch them. Bucky Channel creator Winks is going to the game Saturday night. I would have joined him and his ladyfriend, but I can't find a date for the life of me. I'm not sure if it is girls not liking me, or me just not wanting to go to a Brewer game. Or maybe it just is both.

POTG: Corey Hart 1-5 with 2 RBI's

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