Tuesday, April 19, 2011

That Was an Important Win


Whatever these two guys are doing is little bit on the strange side, but then again it is snowing in Wisconsin today so I guess anything goes (also things that apparently go nowadays - the month-long game of keep away with my laptop that Best Buy and Sony are playing, DirecTV not giving you any love if you've been a customer for more than ten minutes, and me using The Bucky Channel to bitch about things I don't like because I didn't get a Brewers recap up in time. Sigh...).

What's really strange is that even though the Brewers were on the road in Philadelphia, even though John Axford blew the save, and even though Casey McGehee put as much effort into barrelling through the catcher in extra innings as I am into this post, Milwaukee was still able to get the 6-3 victory against the Phillies last night. This was the win to get though, as the Crew has to face Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee in the next two days. Still, after dropping a terrible series in Washington, coming back and picking up a win in Philly on national television was much needed for this team.

That being said, the Brewers kind of sucked last night. Not only for the reasons mentioned above, but for the two errors and the botched routine grounder by Yuniesky Betancourt late in the game. POTG is going to Ryan Braun, Marcum pitched very well but the Hebrew Hammer getting the nod.

As always, one "advantage" to posting our recap so late is that we can steal the starting lineups from Haudricourt:

2B Rickie Weeks
CF Carlos Gomez
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
3B Casey McGehee
RF Mark Kotsay
SS Yuniesky Betancourt
C George Kottaras
LHP Randy Wolf

Thanks buddy. Also coming from the Brewers Blog today is that Shaun Marcum has been placed on the bereavement list to spend some time with his father, who is having heart surgery. Sounds like he'll be back this weekend though for his scheduled start. Mike McClendon has been called up to pitch in relief for the meantime.

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