Loyal Readers and Brewers Fans!
The Brewers found themselves in another tight game, this time unable to score a runner from third on 4 occasions.
Still, the showed that the team can maintain its concentration and sense of purpose, and that at the end of the day, the Brewers will live or die by the bat of Prince Fielder.
Fielder scored three runs; one a beautiful suicide squeeze with bases loaded and Carlos Villaneuva (The Stash) bunting at the plate.
The other on a majestic home run to deep center field in the bottom of the 8th to give the Brewers the lead, and the game.
(Just as an aside: What bat did Prince use on that last at-bat? It was not his usual black or brown D-bat?)
And this interesting stat: The Brewers starters have not won in their last 8 starts but have a combined ERA of 2.55.
That’s a start.
The Brewers as of yesterday led the league in BA with runners in scoring position.
Still, they seem to leave an awful lot of runners on.
That, and the Cubs are off to their best start since 1995.
Do the math.
Even without trying to be critical of the Brewers, I know that some of you think I am being just that.
Ditto, when it comes to Prince Fielder.
The truth is that the Brewers have been winning more than they have been losing, but they still do not seem to be playing up to their potential, or worse, this is as good as it gets.
Either way these scenarios are cause enough for your pal Yogi to be concerned.
And that’s my story, and yes, I am sticking to it.
And then there’s this:
Gagne is rapidly becoming the Most Exciting Man in Baseball!
He pitched a very good 9th inning and despite a broken bat hit, he all but had the Marlins hitters.
Just sayin’, again.
And for this game’s Fantastic Musical Tribute!…