IT'S ALL BUT OVER
FANS REACT TO THE CREW'S COLLAPSE
You know, I could talk about the Brewers lack of hitting.
Or how they don't do the little things to win.
Or how the rotation is in shambles.
Or how the bullpen is far from a sure name.
Or how now I'm worried Owner Mark Attanasio is getting an itchy trigger finger on GM Doug Melvin, although the firing of Ned Yost might have saved Melvin for next year.
But no, instead I'll let you the fans vent about the recent collapse. Mike from Kenosha has been the most vocal, and had great perspective all the way back to the Cardinals series:
The Cardinals were ready to fold up their tents and go home. And what happens? Villanueva loses control of his emotions after getting out of a jam and wakes up the Cardinals. Then...Yost brings in Riske to start the 8th instead of Mota. Granted, I never thought that I would be calling for Mota, but he's been really good as of late. I think he's only given up 3 hits this month.
Great points Mike. The know-it-all beat writer around these parts wanted to run Mota out of town on a rail a few months back, and he's been the team's best reliever of late.
Bob Wolniak sums up the pain of most Brewers fans:
There is your dagger! (if you like the Wayne Larrivee’s catch phrase).
Each day gets harder to take with these September Brewers and today was the worst of the whole lot: 6-2 lead in Chicago, 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th…then a series of blunders (can’t catch in left) and hits ties it. Brewers have 2nd and 3rd with no one out in the next inning… and can’t score! Then proceed to give up a walk off single after 2 outs in the next inning. Phillies, Cards, Mets and Cubs all win. Brewers lose their 13th out of 17. They lose 2 of 3 in a series they completely out hit the Cubs in and found ways to lose 2 of them. Oh brother!
I’m sorry, but it cannot possibly get any more excruciating than if Hollywood scripted it. Even the game we managed to win, Sheets gets hurt.
The most accurate thing I heard on the radio was a commentator saying that the September Brewers seem to be waiting for what-can-possibly-go-wrong-next in every game…and it always happens, no matter how outlandish or unlikely.
At this point, if it can go wrong, it will, my brother!
Mark Gilroy writes:
Lance - I agree with you completely. It's interesting to hear in the 1st broadcast game when they were talking how hard Dempster worked in the off season to go from a reliever to a starting pitcher. Immediately it made me wonder if Sheets does anything for conditioning.
No need to wonder, Mark. Ben does need to condition better.
And Mike from Kenosha gets the final word:
I guess that it was only a matter of time before Sheets pulled a muscle.
Well, technically nothing was pulled...except Ben from the rotation! But it's still sad...
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