Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Sheets' cold streak continues
The agony. Last nights game was a buzz kill like none other. It was as if the wind was knocked out of my lungs. I was on cloud 9 in the first couple of innings and then ending my night in a deep depression.
My man crush, Gabe Kapler, failed to deliver last night...not once, but twice. The Hebrew Hammer was unable to seal the deal twice when bases were loaded last night.
One can't only blame Ben Sheets for last nights game. Surely, the offense had most to do with it. Even with Sheets giving up 5 runs last night the offense had plenty of opportunities to drive in runs. Yet, having bases loaded two times for Gabe wasn't enough. Well...what can you say? Sometimes you have it and sometimes you don't.
Sheets (11-7) continued his cold streak last night by losing a pitchers duel against Brian Moehler (9-4). It was Geoff Blum's home run in the 6th inning that sunk the ace to his 7th loss of the season (7 strike outs too). Sheets looked squared away early on but then lingered down the stretch, prematurely in the 6th. With his pitch count already at 96 the usually reliable Sheets was taken out of the game by Ned Yost.
Big Ben has to get his game together if we plan on locking up the wildcard anytime soon.
Since the Brewers acquired CC the righty has gone 1-3; being blamed for not living up to his role in the second half of the season.
Will his second half performance effect his value as a free agent in the off season? Milwaukee can only hope so.
Ben is getting a little pissed. One can only imagine what's going through his mind right now. He is not pitching horribly, in fact he's pitching decent games. The only thing against him is the lack of run support and making 1 or 2 bad pitches that lead to 3 to 5 runs. He should be able to work out of it and will get his next chance against St. Louis.
-Right Field Bleachers does a swell interview with 'Rillo.
-New book on the old...very old Milwaukee Brewers of Borchert Field. This old park, which is not gone thanks impart to I-43 (north of downtown) being built on top of it, is being honored with a small monument a couple of blocks away.
-It looks like Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman are recruiting Ben Sheets to play for Houston next year. If Sheets leaves, I can only see him going to the American League.
-Let us see if Milwaukee can rebound from last nights ugly outing with Manny Parra taking the mound against Wandy (love that name) Rodgriguez. That name reminds me of a couple of years ago when I was managing a restaurant. There was a girl named "Leetha"...which sounds like "Lisa", only whoever says the name sounds like he/she have a lisp. I literally couldn't handle calling her by her given name Leetha, so I would just call her "L" or "Lisa".
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