Yes folks, it's time push the proverbial panic button. Despite what you read in blogs, Journal-Sentinel, and in the news...it's time to panic. Why? Well, because we haven't been this close to possibly winning a pennant and/or making the playoffs in many, many years (decades). So, with that being said.
Milwaukee lost......AGAIN.......Last night against the poor pitching-Reds. This game was simply awful to watch. I even turned the station because it's my anniversary with lovely wife. She doesn't like my attitude when the Brewers lose, especially in games that count. Well, last night was one of those. Supan gave up back-to-back homers after pitching 5 solid innings, resulting in a 4-1 lead. Supan gave up 6 hits, 4 earned runs, and only struck out 2 FUCKING batters. I don't know what to think of Supan. Right when he starts to turn it on and pitch lights out in August...he pulls this shit. Excuse my swearing, but I'm am so enraged right now. I am losing sleep...literally. This is getting to be sick.
All Nedy Yost can do is say,
“We need to score some runs,” manager Ned Yost said. “We had some opportunities to get a big hit but we didn’t get the hit. We need to find ways to get hot and score some runs.”No shit you dumby. Yosts' lack of fire in the clutch month of September evidently isn't there. In fact, once can write it off. We have yet to see him confront Prince Fielder's horrendous slump. Nor have we seen him bench Billy Hall, despite the douche bag batting awful numbers and committing errors that are costing us wins. No.... he sits there.
Hat's off to the guy for getting the Brewers to where they are at. But, I have been saying it all season long... He's good enough to get us out of the cellar, but not in to the playoffs. Everything the team has accomplished can be thrown out at this point.
We are only 3.5 games ahead of the Cardinals. Yes, the team that we dismantled all season long. The team who was completely out of it 2 weeks ago. More importantly, we are still only 4.5 games back of the Cubs. However, the Brewers now go on a 10 game road trip starting Thursday (game tonight vs reds). We play the team that has been nipping at our heels for the last couple of weeks in the Wild Card race, the Phillies.
Time to get the head out of the ass and start playing.... Hit the fricken ball. Durham certainly did last night, and that was a pinch hit.
Hell, if needed, sit Prince Fielder. Give the young guys a shot. It's never too late to do a gut check with the "veterans".