Brewers dropped the third game to the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight. What seemed to be a good outting at first for Dave Bush, came crashing down in a hurry in the 4th and 5th innings. Yet Yost left him out there to dry. Bush even retired 8 straight and had an RBI single, yet lost his composure shortly there after. I would like to pull for this pitcher, I really do, however I am running out of things to say in his defense.
Billy Hall came through with 3 hits tonight along with homeruns by Cory Hart (4) and Rickie Weeks (7, 2 in as many days). In all, the Brewers were bending over the Pirates in the first two games while they were struggling pretty bad. As evident in their pitching and lack of run support.
So now the Brewers will fly in to Washington DC tonight and take the Nats on in a 4 game series. Meanwhile, the Cubs passed the Brewers in the Hotel lobby this afternoon in Pittsburgh. They come limping in with 2 straight loses to play the struggling Pirates.
-Sports Illustrated picked on the Brewers in a short tidbit near the end of this weeks magazine. Claims that the Brewers are struggling this year due to the abundance of right handed batters. They also believe that Billy Hall should be platooning with....well, they never mentioned any names. Of course there is the idea of bringing up Russell Brenyan, or you could use Stretch Armstrong (Councell). Lets face it....Billy Hall sucks against right handed pitchers and needs some days off.
-Eric Gagne has shoulder tendenitus. Nothing that a shot of cortozone can't fix. Should be ready to go Sunday or Monday. The thing is, the Brewers can't test his arm until then. So he could get put in the game and find out his shoulder is putty and blow it. Not the save, but a potential set up or give up an early lead.
-Rightfieldbleachers.com cites a source that Milwaukee Brewer's will have all of their FSN games in HDTV next season. That makes me and my tv very very happy.
SI has a story on the Brewers and their hatred for Yost
And Foxsports believes it's time for Yost to go as well.
Lastly, didn't Fielder look lazy playing defense tonight?