Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Don't Turn Your Back on the Wolfpack

Milwaukee did its best to give Wisconsin no good news on Tuesday, but they were able to hold on in the end. Thanks to a Hoffman strike out to end the game, yeah I did say Hoffman, the Crew took a two game sweep of the Cards. Randy Wolf, where has this been all season? Right when Wolf got signed the big selling point was that he can go deep into games. That hasn't been the case, but on Wednesday it finally was when he pitched a beautiful 8.1 innings of baseball.

As far as the hitting for the Brewers, an unlikely source was the key Wednesday. Lorenzo Cain was huge Wednesday going 2-3 with two runs, and one RBI. Most people thought he would get some days off when a strong right hander was put on the mound. Well the Cards sent Adam Wainwright to the mound, so you would have thought Chris Dickerson would have got the start. I guess Macha does have some common sense, and he is showing faith in Cain. I really like giving him a chance to build confidence for next season.

Milwaukee had a 3-0 lead going into the ninth, and Wolf was able to get the first guy out. He would give up a double to Pujols, which would chase Wolf from the game. Axford, who threw 28 pitches Tuesday night, was given the chance still for another save Wednesday. He would give up a double to Holliday to make the score 3-1. Schumaker was then hit by a pitch, and Axford struck out Molina. Things looked good until Prince had a fielding error to make the score 3-2. With runners on the corners Axford would walk Rasmus to load the bases.

At that point, it was time to go to our "second-string" closer Trevor Hoffman. At the time I was like "oh shit", as my faith is still not fully restored in him, but he would strike out Ryan to get his seventh save of the season. It's his 598th career save, which is another record breaking save and he's now two away from the milestone of 600, which seems to be the only reason the Brewers are even still playing baseball at this point.

POTG: Randy Wolf 8.1 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 4 k's

The girl he wants don't seem to want him too...

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