Posts Tagged ‘Game 2’

Well, That Sucked

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

I felt real good with CC coming to the mound tonight. I felt like I split in Philly would set the Brewers up nicely. They’d have two games in Milwaukee and CC would pitch Game 5 if it was necessary.

It looked like the big guy just ran out of gas. He was clearly not himself. It’s understandable. It certainly has to wear on a pitcher to always be THE guy, the stopgap that HAS to get the win… Not to mention the whole pitching on three days rest four times in a row thing…

The really disappointing thing for me though is that the game came down to just one big inning again. In two games, the Brewers have held the Phillies scoreless for 14 of the 16 innings they’ve played (the Phillies haven’t hit in the ninth in either game). On Wednesday, they allowed three unearned runs because of two horrible defensive miscues on one play and another would-be catch that wasn’t made. Today, CC gave up a grand slam to Shane Victorino of all people in a five-run inning. Just disappointing…

As great as CC has been, it sucks that this was in all likelihood be his last game in a Brewers uni. Despite only pitching in 18 games for Milwaukee, he certainly did not leave any shortage of great moments here. I will forever be a huge CC fan, wherever he winds up.

The bullpen has been outstanding. Nice to see, despite the lack of Ws in the first two games.

Unfortunately, the Brewers’ bats remain quiet. It’s hard to believe the team fell so far from their hot August in such a quick amount of time and just never came back. I can’t explain it, but it’s clearly been the team’s achilles heel.

And Corey Hart… What can you say? Would it be possible to be more horrible than he has been? A bases loaded double play? Seriously? Could you please just continue to strike out by missing the ball by two feet? How is he still in the line-up? What happened to him after the All-Star Break? Just totally miffed by Corey… Who are you? The player we voted into the All-Star Game or this useless hack of a player that criticizes his own fans that we’re watching now?

Well, we got what we wanted. Playoff baseball for the Brewers. It hasn’t been everything we dreamed it would be, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have fun Saturday at Miller. Let’s go out there, cheer this team on to their first postseason victory in 26 years and pray for the most improbable of comebacks. There’s still some time to enjoy this.


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