That was the ugliest display I have seen by the Milwaukee Brewers in many years. I shouldn't say the entire game was a disaster, because it wasn't. But the 8th inning was one for the books. What should've been an excellent game for my son and I to attend, turned out to be one filled with frustration.
Honestly, most of you probably saw it on TV or at the park....it was horrible.
In the 8th inning Milwaukee was down 6-5 and the bases were loaded. Betancourt was on 3b and Lucroy was on 2B while Almonte laid down a nicely (soft) hit. Betancourt didn't run through to make a play at the plate, which would have STILL resulted in Lucroy and probably even Almonte advancing to 3B & 2B and still having 2 more outs to work with. Instead, Betancourt's dumb ass got caught in a run down and Lucroy's (young) dumb ass got caught as well in between 2nd and 3rd. Almonte amost got pegged off too, but the throw was off to Brett Wallace and he bobbled the ball. When all was said and done, it was pathetic.
Both teams wanted to lose the game.
Than the Crew had one more try to tie it up in the 9th inning and Milwaukee was still down by run when Prince Fielder smacked a line drive down the 1B line. Ryan Braun was on 1B and he booked around the horn to score with a play at the plate. Lucky for Braun, he know's how to slide (unlike Josh Hamilton). That tied the game up. Axford had a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the 10th and Sean Green came in to finish the game off and get the decision. Well, he failed miserably. His command was so far off and he looked lost out there on the mound. Green allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and even walked a batter. It took Mitch Stetter the final out before the madness was over.
Houston ended up winning the game. Disgusting game. It showed me that Braun & Fielder can't do everything for this team, it's going to take Betancourt's head to be on straight in order for this team to win.
-The overall experience with my son at the game was pleasant. I was worried that a Saturday night game would bring out the idiots. Well, it did. But I was ready for it. One grown man even walked by my 5 year-old son and (faked) a side kick at him that would have sent him tripping and dropping his box of popcorn. He was drunk, I yelled, and he went on his way. That being said, that was the only thing that happened. Granted, the idiot was just being a guff ball and he didn't actually do anything, but it's the thought that counts.