Monday, August 25, 2008

Brewers stay hot / Sweep Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers continue to press the Cubs and stay with in striking distance of the division lead. They welcomed the Pirates to town on Friday and sent them packing with 3 more losses on Sunday.

* Dave Bush (8-9) continued his second half success by pitching 7 complete innings (again) earning the win. Milwaukee routed the Pirates 10-4. Similar to the past couple of seasons, he has been reliable in the second half of the season.
-Hardy and Cameron both went yard

*Jeff Supan (9-7) had his share of troubles in Saturday's 6-3 win, giving up a lead-off hit 6 different times in 8 innings. However, he managed to keep them off the scoreboard until giving up 3 runs in the 8th inning. A win is a win in late August.
- Ryan Braun hit his 32nd HR of the year, moving him in to 3rd place in the NL.
-Cameron was quiet in only this game....otherwise he's red hot. He went ofer on Saturday.

*Shocker of the week: CC did not pitch a complete game and he threw a no-decision. He looked a little rough at times laying out some higher pitchers in the strike zone. Regardless, he only gave up 1 run and 8 hits with only 5 k's. That being said, he still did pretty decent. Milwaukee won 4-3 in 12 innings. Way to grind it out Brewers!
-JJ Hardy hit a game winning single in the 12th inning that won the game. Plus it was JJ bobble head day. Swell.
-Cameron hit his 23rd HR of the season to put the Brewers ahead in the 8th. The veteran was 5 for 5 batting too. impressive.
-Torres finally blew a save in the ninth inning. That will happen. He will bounce back.

I. Mike Cameron is the hottest Brewer on the team right now, with JJ following closely behind (10 game hitting streak). Hard to imagine he might hit 30 HR's by the end of the season, missing the first month!

II. Mota is pitching good. It's about time. I still don't trust him and thought he would be gone by now. I will not say I'm sorry like Tom is doing from the Journal-Sentinel. He blew a shit load of leads in the first half and we may be 25 games over .500 at this point.

III. Mat Gamel got the call from Nashville....FINALLY. This should've been done in July. His numbers have dropped since then and a change of scenery may have been in order at in late July. If he does well in AAA, he will get the call in a couple of weeks.

IV. For those who don't know what a sell-out is.

V. Milwaukee plays their most important series of the season (to date) this week in St. Louis. This series is crucial. Like the old rap group Crucial Conflict.

Sorry for not writing more. I have been cur-azy busy at work and at home. The two or three that do check this apologies.

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