Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cameron & Looper to the rescue

To start this piece off, I would like point the middle finger to the Brewers organization and the FSN. They continue to put games on WMLW (Milwaukee) and cut the rest of the state off from watching our beloved club. Please FSWisconsin, show me some more Milwaukee Bucks' action because they are just so damn good. They blew a 17 point lead in the second half, and you decide to show that garbage rather than the Crew?!?!

That being said, Mike Cameron decided to rip the face of the baseball last night and do his part in snapping a 4 game losing streak for the Brewers. Cam blasted 2 homeruns and let the offensive ass-whooping party that consisted of 5 doubles and 3 homeruns (Rickie Weeks added one). The best thing about the game, Milwaukee only stranded 4 base runners. Yes, you read that correctly, 4!

Braden 'Loop' Looper tossed another good game in his second start for the Brewers. He pitched 6 innings, allowing only 3 runs on 6 hits. Again, he has been the loan bright spot on this rotation in the first 2 weeks.

The bullpen was equally effective, pitching 3 innings and giving up no walks. Between DeFilice, Coffey, and McClung they only allowed one hit. That's what I'm talking about!

Bill Hal claims this game to be their break-out!
"This was our breakout game," said Hall, who helped the Brewers go 3 for 8 with runners in scoring position. "I think we've all been waiting for this kind of game since the season started. We haven't really swung the bats the way we're capable of, so hopefully this was an indication of what's to come.
"A lot of confidence comes from this game."

Let's all hope that they can carry this small feat to the next level when they open a 9 game road trip to the NL East. They open Friday in NY @ Citi Field.
Former Milwaukee Brewer announcer Merle Harmon passed away at the age of 82.
Ryan Braun's timing off? He looked impressive last night going 1-3 with a double. He is blaming his stance. I am blaming his participation in the World Baseball Classic. It threw off his prepation and traning, like everyone thought it would.
Willis Randolph returns to New York to face his old team, which fired him last season. So far, you have to admire the work that he and Sveum have done in training Rickie Weeks. It's paid off to date.
Doug Melvin made a visit up to the Appleton to check out a TimberRattlers game. He was looking for my friend Art.
In football news....John Madden retired!


  1. The Bucks season started? I guess it has been a while since I seen them. I predict that this year they will win the east. Look for Redd to stay healthy and have an all-star caliber year.

  2. You mean next season? Or was that your prediction for last season?

    It will be interesting to see who they unload. I would imagine Villenueva will get sent packing, as will Jefferson.

  3. I was just adding to the fact that no one really cares about the bucks (except K)Their season could be starting or ending and I could care less. They should unload the whole team. However, I do like the new colors.

  4. But they resemble a christmas sweater. Bright red and gritty green?

    Do you think Bazooka Shawn still likes them?