Brewers drop second straight to Reds

10 04 2008

The Milwaukee Brewers needed to end the homestand on a high note.  Unfortunately, they were unable to do so because Aaron Harang had different ideas.  He pitched extremely well through eight innings, only giving up one earned run while striking out three.

Unfortunately, I was not able to watch any of this game, so I would only be giving my reactions to the boxscore.  From what I hear, Carlos Villanueva looked very solid until the seventh inning.  He did not even allow a hit until the fifth inning.  His line would have been worse, but Brian Shouse came on in the seventh to strand two runners and got Carlos out of a big jam.

Jason Kendall looks to have kept his hot bat rolling, going 2-3 with two singles today.  That is great to see.  Too bad his two hits accounted for 40% of the Brewers offensive output today.  Again, I did not watch the game, but it looks as if Brewers hitters kept up the trend so far this year of swinging early and often in counts.  Harang only had 99 pitches through eight innings and certainly could have finished the game.

Records: Brewers (6-3); Reds (6-4)

I do not feel as if I can accurately give an account of who was the “Hero of the Game” or the “Goat of the Game.”  I’ll open it to you all.  Who do you think was the Hero and the Goat?

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The Milwaukee Brewers will make their way to Shea Stadium in New York to face the New York Mets for a three game series this weekend.  Manny Parra will take the mound tomorrow against right-hander Nelson Figueroa.  The game is scheduled to start at 6:10pm CT.

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3 responses

10 04 2008
Nate

I didn’t get to watch it either, but I did get to listen to it. Perhaps the hero of the game can go to Derrick Turnbow. He walked the first batter, yet proceeded to down the next 3 hitters. The goat could possibly be the brewers bats. Before this game the lowest run total we put out was 3. No, we weren’t going to keep up this pace, but it’s nice to get a few more hits once in a while. Harang always kills us anyways.
On another note, does anybody know if Cordero got booed or cheered?

10 04 2008
brewersnation

I know he got booed relentlessly. Apparently, the Reds players found it was hilarious.

11 04 2008
Dan

I hate to give the goat to Prince, but he’s trying too hard to jack one out of the park and its leading to him getting embarassed out there. He was early on a number of homerun balls leading to deep fly outs. But he’s just like the rest of the Brewers bats. They are all anemic right now. Great stat on the Brewers swinging too early.

Maybe I was reading too much into this, but Prince might be getting a little superstitious because he ditched the baggy pants and high socks for yesterday’s game. I don’t think that’s the problem though….

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