Wednesday, May 12, 2010

15-18: Brewers get their ass kicked....again

I'm not even going to there.....because I'm sick of saying it.
"Dave Bush actually pitched a good game; he only gave up 3 runs in 6 innings".

Well then, that's 3 runs too many. Once again, the Brewers were slapped around Miller Park by an inferior Braves team. Honestly, I don't know what to think anymore. The pitching is horrible. There I said it. The pitching is god awful and it's a shame that there is that much offensive skill on the team and they can't even have a .500 record.

The bullpen imploded again last night, as did Dave Bush (1-3). The 14th ranked (offensively) Atlanta Braves just put up 19 runs in two nights. The Braves had 5 hitters who had 2-hits a piece. Likewise, 5 different Braves hit doubles.

Mitch Stetter opened the flood gates when he relieved Dave Bush in the 6th inning and quickly gave up 3 earned runs. Then to top it off, Carlos Villenueva gave up 4 himself (including a solo shot). Unreal. Then to really top things off, Jeff Suppan gave up a run just to say "F-you Milwaukee".

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. This bull pen is a complete mess and they are over-used. Michael Hunt, although not really digging deep with his latest commentary, points out the obvious; Milwaukee needs a pitcher to go 7 or 8 innings. That's unheard of right now, especially with the pitch count that Petersen has in place for Yovanni Gallardo. This bio-metrics crap is full of smoke and it's certainly not working.

Prince Fielder is not good this season, that's a no-brainer. He will snap out of it, but good God when will that be?!?! Now more than ever, Prince has to step up and produce while Braun is out. Instead, he goes 0-3.

At this rate, it will be interesting to see what happens come July. If Milwaukee doesn't play a couple of games over .500 by that time, well, we all know what's going to happen.

Finally, Milwaukee is honoring the Braves of the past at Miller Park. Looks pretty damn cool. Now those guys were winners!

JJ Hardy is heading to the DL. Pretty weird how he and Carlos Gomez go on it at the same time (almost, one day apart). Hardy will be back on May 20th win the Twins welcome the Brewers in to town.

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