So the Brewers finished up a sweep of the Reds this afternoon with a standard Brewer type victory: got up early then opened it up with a home run, then coasted the rest of the way with Yo on the mound. Nice game for a Sunday.
But Brandon Phillips had a little more to say after the game.
>"I feel like we're a better team than the Brewers," he said. "But today, they executed better than we did. They did the little things. We didn't do the little things the last two games. That's why they won the game."
Now, I don't mind Phillip's confident attitude (Example A: Ryan Braun thinks he's the best baseball player ever) but I just find timing of the quote sort of amusing. His team just got swept in a series in relatively convincing fashion in 2 of the games by a reigning playoff team and current division leader. He then chooses that time to state that he "feels" his team is a better team.
I'd also like to know if he considers 2 & 3 run home runs to be "little things."
For the record, I do think the Reds are a dangerous team with weapons at the key spots. Just now sure about them over a 162 game season (pure opinion). I just found the fact weird that Phillips would choose to say this to the media at this juncture. We'll see if his quote gets any reaction from the Brewers clubhouse the next day or so.