There was three types of rain that fell upon Milwaukee yesterday afternoon. Rain consisting of water from the sky, homers from Prince, and double plays from the Brewers' infield! Hell, Pacman Jones would've been proud because of the different types of rain that fell on Milwaukee.
Milwaukee's offense has definately come to life during the month of June smacking more home runs than any other team in the Big's. Prince Fielder, Billy Hall (yes, Bill Hall), and Corey Hart were recent contributers to this feat with their performance yesterday. Fielder belted his 15th and 16th home runs yesterday as well as a double to lead Milwaukee's charge. Hart (12) added his second in as many days.
Manny Parra's (7-2) forgettable performance still provided him with the win, despite walking 6 batters and striking out only 1. Milwaukee's defense really backed up the pitching today, not just for Parra but for all that pitched, by turning 5 double plays (tied season high). Although Parra didn't bring his "A" game, it's nice to see that the offense can bail out their leader.
In all, Milwaukee went 6-3 on this 9 game homestand. Althought they started out slow against Minnesota (who has heated up since then), they have proven to be a very strong home team. Now if only they can turn it around on the road. This won't be easy to do considering they have to play at Atlanta, who is one of the league leaders for home records. The Braves will be with out Chipper Jones however!
-Braun had a silent series against Baltimore going only 2 for 10. Let's hope he can turn it on for the last two weeks before All Stars are announced. He deserves it.
-Nice piece on Russell Branyan, by a Tennessee news paper that covers The Sounds.
-Remember when the Brewers drafted QB stand out Charlie Ward from FSU? I forgot that he was until I read this story.
-The Brewers are back to being "Wisconsin's Team". Proof in their attendance both home and abroad. I have to give credit where credit is due, and that's with Ned Yost. He has turned around this ball club since coming on board. He is good enough to get us out of the basement, but is he good enough to get us in to the play offs and a pennant (words of S. Voigt)?
Good news is this....the band wagon is full. Thanks impart to female fans who end up spending more time texting than watching, same goes with the guys. The generation Y'ers just can't help but text each other and wave to one another.