Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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9:48 PM Atlanta Braves, Marco Estrada, Milwaukee Brewers, Rickie Weeks, Tim Hudson, Zack Greinke No comments
Well, that was lame. The Brewers struggling ways continued on Wednesday, as once again the Brewers were losers on both sides of a doubleheader. The offense struggled. Marco Estrada struggled. Even our new prize Zack Greinke struggled. That's without mentioning the plethora of errors Milwaukee had, including three behind the former Cy Young winner. After all was said and done, the Braves beat Milwaukee by scores of 8-3 and then 8-0. It was nearly a no-hitter in that second game, as Tim Hudson allowed just one hit, that to Rickie Weeks. That puts Milwaukee's current losing streak to five, and it's been a frustrating five games indeed.
It's early, no question. But after all the changes this team has made you begin to wonder if this team can ever find that magic again. It seems like year after year, no matter what lineup we trot out there, the team is going to underperform. We'll have great individual seasons - Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, CC Sabathia, etc... - but we won't ever figure things out as a team. That's the fear I have this first week of May as we sit at 13-17. Still, again, it's so extremely early, but we're a bit behind where I thought I'd be this season. Then again, I thought we'd be wire to wire first place, and there could have been some homerism in play there.
So we'll keep it short and sweet tonight - I have American Idol on DVR to watch mind you - and let's salvage this series with a win tomorrow.
Game 1 POTG - Prince Fielder
Crew take early lead
Counsell RBI? Looks good!
And then the collapse.
Game 2 POTG - Rickie Weeks
Zach Greinke's debut!
High expectations not lived
No help from the D