Thursday, June 30, 2011

44-38: CC fans 13 / Milwaukee is shut-out of the Big Apple

Well....Not much to say about today's game, other than CC Sabathia and his performance.  The big southpaw struck out 13 batters and threw 7 complete shut-out innings against the first place Brewers.  With today's loss, the Cardinals could replace the Brewers to close out the month of July.  In doing so, the Cardinals will have finished all 3 (full months) in first place according to my memory.  That being said, Milwaukee will have to lick it's wounds and return back to the upper Midwest for a 3-game series at Target Field. 

Ryan Braun continued to swing a hot bat by going 3 for 3 today.  Sadly enough, there were no extra-base hits today.  Prince Fielder hung a golden sombero, as did Gamel-McGehee-Weeks and Hart went 0-3. 

Pathetic offense, truly pathetic. 

Randy Wolf (6-5) gave up 4 earned runs in 7 innings of work (7 hits, 3 walks). Just like with last night's game when Marcum gave up 4 runs, Milwaukee's offense should have picked up the slack.  But no, that wasn't the case. 

The time has come for Casey McGehee to get sent down to Nashville and Taylor Green brought up in his place.  It's July 1 tomorrow and Casey has been given plenty of time, yet all he has muster is a horrible .224 batting average.  Something has to change and Ron finally acted when he dropped him to the 7th spot...but it's evident that he needs a wake-up call.

As all of you recall, I'm sure, my prediction that the Milwaukee Brewers would escape June's treacherous schedule with a 42-40 record.  Well, they did better than that, so for that--I'm thankful.  Milwaukee closes out the month with 6 games above .500 in June.  Not too shabby if you ask me. 

The Brewers could save face before they return to the Badger state if they win the series in Mineapolis, which is new easy feat.  Considering that they haven't faired well there--they lost their series there last summer 2 games to 1. 

The All Star voting is now completed and the race it too close to call for Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks.  Both had leads but one never knows until everything is tallied.  This would be Fielder's 4th time and Weeks' 1st in making the All Star team.  My feeling is that both of them will be named starters along with Braun (3 total). 

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