Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Losing Streak Continues

When you get swept by a team that was beyond embarrassing, the first thing you like to do is hightail it out of that city and move on to the next series. That plan didn't seem to work so well though for the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, who after getting destroyed for three games by the New York Yankees, now found themselves on the losing end of an 6-2 battle with the Twins. With the loss, the Brewers now also find themselves down a game in the NL Central, and just two in front of both the Reds and Pirates for second in that division. I spoke the other night about how I think we as fans have a tendency to overreact just a bit, but a win would be nice sometime soon.

Friday night's loss was similar to the previous losses of the week - the Brewers are struggling mightily on offense and they are giving up a good share of runs. Trends like that are going to lead to losses more often than not, that's just common sense. The Brewers did take a 1-0 lead early, but a three-run shot by Jim Thome in the bottom of the first inning was really all the Twins would need. They added on a few more runs for good measure, and the first game of this Border Battle goes to our neighbors to the West.

More AL action
Is not serving the Crew well
End Interleague Play!!!

POTG: Carlos Gomez

Milwaukee will try to get back on the right side of the box score tonight against the Twins with a 6:05, assuming there is not another rain delay at Target Field. Mat Gamel will be the DH and in the five hole, while McGehee will be on the bench as Counsell is starting at third (batting ninth). The Brewers will be able to go to Takashi Saito to the pen tonight, as he has been activated from the DL with Tim Dillard being sent back down to Nashville.


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