Sunday, June 5, 2011

As Hard as They Try, Milwaukee Just Can't Lose

Before the Brewers headed to Florida to take part in this four game series against the Marlins, my hope was that they would be able to win at least two games in Miami, and even that seemed like a reach. Milwaukee's problems on the road have been well documented, and I don't seem to recall them ever playing particularly well in Sun Life Stadium. But here we are, three games into that four game set, and the Brewers have won every single time that they've taken the field.

Now it hasn't been easy. On Friday, they needed a pinch hit home run from Ryan Braun to earn the victory. Then on Saturday, they went the comeback route again for the 3-2 victory. Finally, on Sunday, the Brewers blew a five run lead in the sixth inning only to see Josh Wilson of all people hit a game winning home run in the eleventh. This series hasn't been perfect by any means. The Brewers have been giving up leads. John Axford is working a little too hard for these saves. The offense still disappears at times. But the Brewers have been winning these games, and that's really the only stat that matters.

Saturday - Milwaukee 3, Florida 2

Gallardo stays hot
But help needed from offense
Prince, Yuni come through

POTG: Yovani Gallardo

Sunday - Milwaukee 6, Florida 5

Big day for Rickie
But when Narveson struggles
Wilson steals the show

POTG: Josh Wilson

Milwaukee will incredibly be going for the sweep on a rare Monday series capper at 6:05pm Bucky time.  At this point, however, the Brewers are 33-26, and two games back of the Cardinals in the NL Central. They'd be in first place by now but Albert Pujols finally started to play up to his capacity, something that I'm convinced is 100 percent caused by the fact that he wants to play for the Cubs next season and is trying to impress them.


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