The Brewers Achilles Heel Strikes Again
Time For A Turnaround
One of my spring training fears, is rearing its ugly head in Atlanta.
After three errors in game 2 of the doubleheader against the Braves, and numerous other miscues...it's becoming more and more clear that this team, if it has serious postseason intentions, could still make the playoffs..yet get short circuited by a mediocre defense.
Two errors in the first inning of Zack Greinke's debut extended his first frame to 34 pitches...with the Braves game plan of fouling off pitches and getting Greinke gone early working to perfection by working the count.
Now the Brewers have lost 5 in a row, and 5 of 6 on this road trip that's spiraling out of control.
In April I was quick to say with all the injuries, as long as the Brewers stayed around .500...they'd be fine. They finished April at 13-13. Things have gone horribly wrong since, so there's no reason to panic...but there is reason for concern.
That's not to say that the offense is blameless. I'm positive they will be fine and come around, but the bats are getting off nearly scott-free after that 1-hit performance against Tim Hudson...along with scoring 3 or fewer runs in each of the 5 losses. Hudson throwing 15 or fewer pitches in each inning means the Brewers aren't being very selective at the plate...and they're pressing.
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