Friday, September 28, 2007

Brewers Faults in a Nutshell

Yikes! In a must-win game, all the weaknesses of the entire Brewer season were on display:

- Terrible defense
- The starter struggles to pitch 5 innings
- Shaky bullpen
- 4 of the 5 runs on homers
- Guys left on base
- Some loser (Scott Hariston) kills them
- The veterans (Jenks, Miller, Hall, Counsell) did nothing (0-10, 1 run)

2 down, 3 games to go:

"We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there."
Smoky and the Bandit, 1977


Tony said...

Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough... the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!

We havwe willis they have a goat. I like our chances.

Larry said...

F-ck the Brewers.

AP said...

Go Packers.

Anonymous said...


AP your better then this

Goldy said...

That lefty they brought in at a key spot in the game to get Prince to ground out with the bases loaded looked pretty good. His ERA is around 1. Too bad the Brewers didn't have a reliever exactly like that guy.

Oh, right, we traded him.

Goldy said...

The Brewers really needed to score a run in the 2nd after Prince led off with a double. Instead Hart fails to get a bunt down and nothing happens. I was there last night and there was a buzz at the beginning of the game and the crowd was ready to explode. Then the Padres score 4 and nothing. All the juice just went out of the ballpark. Tough game to have to sit through. Hopefully tonight will be better. I can't handle being at 2 games like that in a row.

Train said...

I picked a fine time to head to my first Brew Crew game in 4 years....5 friggin errors?? I thought I was watching Legion baseball for a while.

matt said...

Will the Brewers win 82 games this year?

Tony said...

84 if you count Monday's play in game.

AP said...

Maybe the triumphant return of #3 to the dugout will ignite a fire.

My problem is, so far the Crew has looked great down the stretch, and then the last two games have crushed my spirit. I was so F'n fired up when the Marlins beat the Cubs yesterday, and then the team comes out and dumps on the field.

Still hope....but yesterday definitely took me down a peg.

Can I also just offer that I really am sick of seeing Hall & Jenks back-to-back in the lineup? If they have to play in the same lineup, get some space between them somehow. If you combined their abilities in making contact it would add up to below many K's.

Anonymous said...

It was great to see Prince blasting you fans who were booing Turnbow the other night. And you all know who you are.

You are all going to make it so we have a 0% chance of resigning Prince, Braun, Hardy, Hart, etc... when their contracts are up. They won't want to play here with these kinds of "fans".

Start acting like real fans and not bandwagon jumpers who whine about every little thing that goes bad. Believe me, the players know when they screw up.

Wrigleyville said...

wow, the booing won't allow you to sign your players argument? really?

lots of booing at wrigley the last three years and they resigned ramirez and zambrano, while also signing free agents.

tons of booing at yankee stadium, yet they seem to sign players.

i can't imagine brewers' sensibilities are that much more fragile?

Anonymous said...

When Turnbow melts down every other time on the mound, what are we supposed to do? Cheer?

AP said...

If booing meant no resignings, no city, in any major sport, would have any players.

Dude, it's the word "boo"'s like a step above a harmless word. It's like the 4th word you learn as a child. It's not like your shouting racial slurs at them.

I agree that some people might view booing as not cool, and that's fine. But if you pay for a ticket, and you don't run onto the field of play, or throw flares on the field like in soccer, or anything else that might get you arrested, you can pretty much do whatever you want. For the record, I have booed Turnbow this year. I'm OK with admitting that. If that causes him to sign elsewhere, I would think more people would thank me rather than criticize me.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should pipe in the sounds of crickets chirping through the loudspeakers as the pitcher walks off the mound.

-Not so anonymous Jake

AP said...

Booing is the byproduct of bigger crowds and higher expectations, as well. I'm sure Attanasio would not choose to go back to those serene "Boo-less" nights of 2001, with like 7,500 at a weekday night game.

matt said...

I was saying Boo-urns.