"What? We won 7 Straight Games? I'll be a son-of-a-bitch...throw me out then"
Nothing like winning the first two of a four game series against your division rival. Nothing like throwing your two aces at your foe in the final two games of the series. CC Sabathia, in only his fourth start for the Crew, pitched his third straight complete game. CC even had a no-hitter up until the 6th inning. Absolutely on fire! This guy will surely draw above Johan Santana dollars once the season is through.
That being said, CC struck out 7 batters last night and walked only 2. In all, our new ace threw a 3-hit complete game-shut out.
-Rickie Wees went 3 for 4. His batting average has risen to .226 for the season. Still below the average for lead off hitters. We will see if he can dig himself out of this whole.
-Corey Hart went o'fer. His average has dropped down to .284 on the season. He has not dipped below .280 since April.
-Ryan Braun his his 25th home run, JJ Hardy hit his 15th. JJ Hardy is batting in the .430's since the All Star break with 2 home runs.
-Milwaukee will look to extend it's longest winning streak on the road since1999! They are now .500 on the road this season; 15 games above .500 for the first time since '92! When we grow older and are talking with our grandkids, we may very well be talking about, "that summer back in '08". Milwaukee is favored once again (-128 money line).
-Eric Gagne is making progress on his pitching form, according to Brewers.com story.
-I know the lads over at RightField Bleachers and my friends in the Fox Valley will be happy to read this story. Look like talks between Appleton and the Brewers will heat up in September. You can pretty much count on the Brewers placing their low-(A) team in the Chute. Appleton's newspaper reported it here.
-Now Derrick Turnbow is going to AZ to have tests done on his arm. He doesn't know what's wrong with it. I do though....it's called the post-steroid era for a reason.
-Sporting News is calling for the Brewers to stop waiting on Rickie Weeks to come around. I agree. Despite his recent burst of activity at the plate, he has been a virtual bust for the team since 2005.