Monday, July 21, 2008
Sweep on the road!?!?
Milwaukee swept the season series with San Fransisco yesterday going 6-0. With the Brewer's 7-4 win over the Giants, it keeps them at in 3rd place and heading in to a wild card showdown with the Cardinals starting tonight. I chuckle at those words I just typed. Because that is what the Cub fans believe it to be. Yet they fail to realize that they have been a complete bust in the past 100 years. For them to think that they have the division wrapped up his a good laugh.
Manny Para delivered yesterday earning his 9th win of the season (9-2) giving up 7 hits, 9 (count'em 9) strike outs, and 2 earned runs (3.68 era). Tores recorded his 17th save of the season. Shouse, again, looked rough giving up a two-run homer in the 8th.
Ryan Braun (24) and Corey Hart (16) both homered for the Crew. Braun almost hit a second homer but the ball fell short earning him a double (26).
Weeks went 0-2 with 2 walks. He is now batting an embarrassing .216 on the season. Durham...welcome to the club...now grab your mitt and get out there to second.
-Probably pitching match ups for the 4 game series in St. Louis. Tonight's game will be on ESPN (HD). Which is not good considering the fact that McClung (5-5) is struggling a bit.
-Durham was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Steve Hammond (AAA) and Darin Ford (A). Decent trade, however giving up Hammond along with Ford may have been a bit much. Keep in mind though, SF is going to pay 1/2 of Durham's salary!
-Despite Huston Street's recent decline, both the Brewers and White Sox are keeping their eyes on him (and one another).
-Chicago Cubs travel to Arizona, who just lost a series with the Dodgers and are now even with in the NL West. I think the D-Backs will pull off a series win.
I feel that the Brewers and Card's will split the series. Both gaining ground on the Cubs. This division will be a three-way race till the end.
-Chicago Cub closer, Kerry "the puss" Woods, will go on the DL for the 12 time. He has a blister on his throwing hand. Sad.
Posted by Scottage Cheese at 8:01 AM