How many times have the Milwaukee Brewers been at 10 games under .500 on the season, one might ask?
11 seperate times Milwaukee has been 10 games under .500
Last night the Crew took their 2 game hot streak and rode it no-where. The team stunk to high-heaven last night.
Narv-Dog allowed 5 runs in 4.1 innings of work....super!
The only good news was the bullpen last night, which seems to be stabalizing as of late...
Villy, Riske, Braddock, and Hoffman were all spotless in their appearences. Most noteworthy being Trevor Hoffman who hasn't allowed a run in 5 of his last 7 appearences.
Pretty good news on that front. My guess is that Hoffman will go back to the closer role this weekend....or....at least get a shot (if given the chance).
Milwaukee was limited to only 3 hits and 1 earned run in 8 innings of work by Joel Pinnero.
Hart, McGehee, and Gomez were those that collected a measely hit.
Prince was fanned twice, while Braunie went down once on strikes.
Now for some promising news for this coming weekend series in Denver!
Milwaukee will not have to face Ubaldo Jiminez this weekend. Instead, Milwaukee will go up against Hammel, Francis, & Cook....who have a combined average ERA of 4.32 on the season.
Milwaukee will throw out Parra, Yovanni, and Wolf who have a combined average of 4.32 as well. So this is as close of an even match-up as you can get when it comes to the starters.
My favorite draft pick, Hunter Morris, a 1B from Auburn, was selected as a first team All-American. The 4th round draft pick will look nice at 1B once Prince skips town.
Speaking of which....Prince Fielder had his 250 game starting streak (at 1B) snapped last night. He was moved to the DH spot. Edmonds started in stead.