The Brewers continue to punish the leagues southpaws with a solid win over Cole Hammels and the the Phillies last night. Although the Crew went up 3-0 early on in the game thanks impart to Prince Fielder's dinger and Gabe Kapler's RBI single; it was quickly erased as a quaint little Asian man decided to interfere with Bill Hall in a less-than routine fly out. To make matters worse, he was one of those fans that wears Packer's jerseys to a Brewers game. That bothers me, but what really grinds my gears are those who wear a Cub's (prime example) hat to a Brewers game when they are playing the flippin' D-Backs (or any other team for that matter, just not the Cubs). Those people should be removed from the stadium.
Fielder has been the butt of jokes and theories as to why he has gone over 60 at bats with only one homerun. All fingers pointing to him being a vegan. His reponse after hitting 2 dingers (one of which game winning). Fans fail to realize that he is on pace to blast 50 homers again this year.
"It didn't bother me," said Fielder, who started a vegetarian diet in February. "The only thing is you got people saying (it's) because I don't eat meat or whatever. But my thing is a lot of people in the stands and you guys, you guys eat meat all day (and) you guys can't hit a ball."
The other thing that shocked me in this game was Turnblow. Yes he recorded his first save in exactly one year to date (4/23/07). But lets not get ahead of ourselves. Gagne is our closer. Turnbow is a fill-in who is primarily a set-up man. Which he did very good last season in the final two months. Mota should be given the fill in role for a closer over Turnblow.
Dave Bush continues to prove me wrong with another solid performance. He's not masterful or anything, but he does deliver when needed. Especially when his job is on the line.
Oddly enough, I failed to put down a bet on the Crew earlier in the season against lefties. I kick myself now, I knew it was a good bet. With that many right handed batters (minus another lefthander in Gross), they are destined to dismantle southpaws.