Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Let's Get It On- Brewers Series Preview

Milwaukee Brewers (4-2) @ Philadelphia Phillies (3-3)

Pitching Match-Ups:
Tuesday, 4:05 - Kyle vs. Kyle, Lohse vs. Kendrick, KL vs. KK
Wednesday, 7:05 - Matt Garza vs. Roberto Hernandez
Thursday, 7:05 - Marco Estrada vs. Cliff Lee

Beer Makers Bats:
R - 21 (23rd)
AVG - .263 (8th)
OPS - .695 (16th)

Aramis Ramirez/3B, Kris Davis/LF, Jonathan Lucroy/C, and Carlos Gomez/CF are all off to solid starts, batting .320+/.870+.  That lying sack of feces, Ryan Braun, is struggling and also has a banged up thumb.  No sympathy here.

Beer Makers Arms:
ERA - 1.45 (1st)
WHIP - 0.93 (2nd)

The Brewers are fresh off a sweep of the Red Sox and it was mostly due to their pitching staff.  The highest ERA of the entire group belong to Lohse and Zach Duke, a whopping 3.86.  Francisco Rodriguez holds down the 9th inning.

What I'm Drinking:
Evil Twin- Ryan & the Beaster Bunny.  This brew comes way of Denmark and is a saison style beer.  Fruity esters, soft carbonation, lil' bit of funk, yeasty goodness.  This is also known as a farmhouse ale.  Scores a 96 on RateBeer.com and weighs in at 7% ABV.

Phils manage to sneak a win in against the Brew Crew with a 9th inning meltdown from K-Rod.  Other than that, this series belongs to Milwaukee.


Beer-a-Thon said...

3 homeruns to the 2nd biggest asshole in baseball (1st be A-Rod). I hate Ryan Braun.

GM-Carson said...

Revere plays great defense when he takes the correct route.

Nikole said...

We are F'ing terrible. terrible pitching, terrible defense, terrible offense.

Bob D said...

Offense is better, but not great. They are showing bad tendencies as a team so far. Finding new ways to lose winnable games. I am a bit surprised by the number of errors and fielding mistakes so far.

Not ready to write them off just yet

GM-Carson said...

They are bad. Ryan Howard just doesn't look like he'll ever be close to 30/100 again.

Bullpen is atrocious.

Team is old.

They were finished before they even started.

Bob D said...

Maybe Ruben ordered all new gloves without the webbing so he can afford to pay Howard's salary

Nikole said...

Seriously just think about this. We had maybe the worst bullpen in baseball last year and the only guy Amaro added was Lincoln who may be the worst guy in the pen right now.
How does he still have a job? Remember when last season ended and Amaro said the bullpen was a "priority"
OOPS. The bullpen is easily the worst part of this team and has already cost us at least to games.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Amaro is a f'n idiot. I don't say that to be funny. I say it as if it were fact, because I believe it is.

The bullpen is bad. Really bad.

The offense is might be a little better, but not much.

The rotation is average.

But, the bullpen is so f'n bad that there's no chance of contending.

Bob D said...

I like the bullpen. A number of them have good potential: Diekman, Defratus, Rosenberg. Bastardo and Lincoln have had success in past but also have had bad years mixed in. I really hope they settle down and pitch as well as they really could

Nikole said...

Bob D.......you watchin the same bullpen I'm watching?? I'm confused.

GM-Carson said...

Love Bob Ds optimism, but sure as hell don't share in it.

Bob D said...

Yeah, watching the same pen. Giles in A or is it AA? is throwing at 100mph and is dominating in the early going