It is now safe to say that Milwaukee is a complete mess. Not only has the pitching been suspect, the offense is missing as well. Last night marked the 3rd time the Brewers were shut out (3-0) this season and the second in as many night.
Dave Bush tried his best to help his team last night. He went 7 complete innings (thank god) and limited the division leading Padres to 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 3 strikeouts. Carlos Villenueva also did his part by tossing 3 hitless (scoreless) innings, giving up only a walk in 3 innings of work. This was a well-needed boost for the bullpen. I will take any signs of life at this point, even in light of a loss.
Prince Fielder went o'fer again and is now 2 for 15 over the past 4 games. Awesome. Any day now Prince.....you can go ahead and snap out of this skid.
The only other performance at the plate that deserves to be mentioned is....well.....no one. Not one player had more than one hit last night.
Milwaukee is now without it's two CF's. Carlos Gomez tweaked his knee last night in the 1st or 2nd inning while trying to outrun a nicely placed bunt down the 3B line (was called out). He is going to have an MRI to see if it's serious, although he claims that it's nothing major. Then of course there is Jim Edmonds and his back. So this leaves the Crew with the star-studded gem otherwise known as Jody Gerut; who coincidentally went 0-3 last night. Pure awesomeness.
What makes this even more difficult is that Milwaukee will have to decide if it needs to stick one of the two (or both) on the DL. They have no room (thanks to log jam of shitty pitchers) to call somebody up without a roster move or a trip to the DL for Edmonds and/or Gomez.
Just when you thought you figured out Angle Salome (Catcher), he pulls a stunt like THIS. Honestly, this "prospect" is turning out to be a colossal bust, despite showing so much promise in 2007 & 2008. Thank goodness for Jonathon Lucroy.
The only good news for Milwaukee yesterday (Bucks got blown out) was Bob Uecker's successful heart surgery. I may sound corny, but this news felt like a win. Can't wait to have him return.