The way the Milwaukee Brewers are playing this week, they don't deserve to be in the elite category of being 9 games under .500 in MLB. Honestly, this team is just that bad right now.
Their latest debacle was stranding 12 on base in last night's 3-2 loss to the Fish.
Chris Capuano did make his return and he showed some signs of age and the simple fact that he is coming off of his latest TJ surgery. All in all, I wasn't too disappointed with his performance. Yes, the man gave up 3 runs in only 3.2 innings of work....not a good ERA. But he also displayed signs of his old-self with some key strikouts and getting out of jams with RISP. He did have 4 strike-outs, which was nice to see him get down to work. But his change-up was ass-opposite of where it should be in the strike zone, thus resulting in a couple of doubles Uggla & Cantu. Capy will be fine, he should bounce back in his next start against the Cubs.
**A comment on THIS story says that the Crew has a 21 game losing streak when Capuano is pitching. If that's true....wow.....But you do have to consider the lack of run-support.
*I feel Uggla and Cantu should trade names....because Cantu is friggen really uggly....Uggla is medium ugly.
Josh Johnson was flawless last night. The co-face of the franchise (along with Hanley) had an excellent outting lasting 7 innings and only giving up 1 earned run on 7 hits, 8 k's, and 3 walks. Johnson had an impressive streak of 31 innings with out giving up an earned run...which lasted until the 7th inning. This kid is great.
The Milwaukee bullpen actually did a nice job of getting out of some jams (Kameron Loe) and keeping the Fish at-bay. Loe went 2.1 innings and gave up only 2 hits along with 2 K's. In 4.1 innings of work by the pen, they didn't give a single run.