Brewers: Biggest Disappointment In Baseball
They Must Be Better Than This
Just think of it this way. We're 40 games into the season. The Brewers are 15-25. That means they would have to go 75-47, just to finish the season with 90 wins and a shot at the division title. They'd have to go 70-52, just to get to 85 wins...and maybe, maybe have a shot at the wild card.
With this team, that's not going to happen. Since they haven't been decimated by injuries, there's no reason to believe this team can put together that type of streak. And for a team picked as a possible wild card contender, you can kiss that goodbye...and say this team has to be the biggest disappointment one-fourth of the way through the season.
Sure, the Brewers are in the top 5 in scoring. But they can't get 27 outs in a game. They haven't had a complete game from a starter in more than a year. And 10 of the 15 wins? When the team has scored 8 or more runs. They've lost 25 times when they don't score 8.
Last I checked, games in the MLB aren't like RBI Baseball
Clearly, Ken Macha might not make it back from the road trip. And maybe he stuck with Randy Wolf one inning too long in Pittsburgh, when he flamed out in the 7th.
But clearly, he has no faith in anyone else to get the final 9 outs needed to win...and for good reason.
And that's not mention the defensive lapses, the defensive deficiencies (the injury to Gomez, and the youth of Escobar plus the uneven defensive play of Rickie Weeks up the middle has the Crew near the bottom on D), and Ryan Braun's base running gaffe just highlight numerous holes.
2001 First Rounder Mike Jones. 2004 First Rounder Mark Rogers. And Jeremy Jeffress. The breeze from the Brewers swinging, missing and failing to develop their own power arms...now felt on the major league level.
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