Who invited the Brewers to this party?

  • David Whitlock

Very stealthily, the Milwaukee Brewers have thrust themselves into NL contention, and like some St. Louis Cardinals teams in years past, don’t seem to be stopping. Two key events happened today, first in afternoon action, the Cardinals gave up 2 runs in the 9th, curiously not using their usual closer Jason Motte (after 5 straight outings), then fell to the lowly Cubs in 11. Then the Brewers, trailing the best team in baseball 2-1 in the 9th, touched up their elite closer for 3 runs, scoring the go ahead run on an error. Fate? The Brewers trail the Cardinals by 1.5 game. One in the loss column. Since August 19 (over a month ago), the Brew Crew is toting a 25-6 record. That’s like a loss a week. No Greinke, no Sabathia, no Fielder, no Weeks brother carrying his weight, bullpen in shambles (not so much now, Axford has stepped up). They’ve got Washington and Cincinnati left (although they will have clinched) plus the Astros and Padres.

By the way, if you want a game by game account of this, read this blog of a kid (Ben Rouse) who is going to all 162 Brewers games to raise awareness for charity.

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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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