Sunday, June 19, 2011

Brewers Finally Win in Boston


For the first time since the 1997 season, the Brewers have finally won again at Fenway Park. I can't say that I remember any of the series that occurred 14 years ago, but I still vividly remember when we were swept there in 2008. Back then, it didn't seem like the Brewers were anywhere in the league of the Boston Red Sox.  Their franchise was more recognizable, and thus more intimidating. The guys that made up that Brewers team were definitely overwhelmed by the experience, and as you can see this time around that is no such much the case. The Brewers no longer feel that there is that large of a gap between the two franchises, if they feel there is even a gap at all.

The win on Saturday was highlighted by a strong performance out of Randy Wolf, who gave up just a couple of runs in seven innings, while striking out three. He did give up nine hits throughout his time on the mound, but was able to make sure the runners that he didn't allow didn't come home. A POTG award is his reward for his efforts.

This game was won to watch right from the start, as the Brewers opened things up with back to back home runs from Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart. George Kottaras would homer as well, and the fourth RBI came from the bat of Casey McGehee, who punched one into left field after thinking twice that he was walked. So after 14 years, the Brewers finally can shake hands and give high fives after the game in the Fenway Park infield, and show the Red Sox that they belong.

Then again, as I type this game three is underway, and the Red Sox have guys at second and third with nobody out already in the first inning. Oh. Wait. Gallardo just dropped a ball at first. Red Sox up 1-0. Oh, shit. Three run shot by Youkilis. Jesus. Ignore all the praise I gave earlier.

Excited to win.
That feeling short lived, as the
Crew look bad today.

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