Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Brewers-Cardinals 8/26/08 Open Thread

Will Braun get plunked? Will Hardy keep hitting? Will Sheets come back to form and win back the support of the less sophisticated Brewer fans? Will the Crew untuck their jerseys and offend the baseball pusirsts/idiots? Will Craig Counsel do anything? Wait, why is he in there?

I'll be watching as much of the game as I can, but at some point will be forsaking interesting, meaningful baseball on TV to go to the Giants-Rockies game. I'm out in San Francisco for work and thought it would be a great opportunity to see what I hear is the best stadium in baseball. So if you've been to Giants game before, let me know what I should be sure to eat, drink and see. Either way, Go Brewers! Here's tonight's lineup:

2B Ray Durham
SS J.J. Hardy
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Corey Hart
CF Mike Cameron
3B Craig Counsell
C Jason Kendall
RHP Ben Sheets

The pitching match-up is Ben Sheets (11-7, 3.16 ERA, 38 BB/140 SO) against Todd Wellemeyer (11-4, 3.79 ERA, 48 BB/100 SO). Here's the Baseball Reference game preview. Wellemeyer has been tough this year. Braun has hit him in the past, and there's a solid chance he'll be hitting Braun tonight (since their bullpen would probably miss). Go Brewers!


Anonymous said...

Bill Hall might be wearing a target too. I bet this game won't get too messy though. There's too much at stake and Ned Yost isn't their manager.

DannyNoonan said...

The Bucs are beating the Cubs 3-0 in the Third!

DannyNoonan said...

Craig Counsell is terrible.

Anonymous said...

We load the bases and put up a shitty player that strikes out. Meanwhile the Cubs do the same and score 4.