Saturday, September 20, 2008

Brewers-Reds MUST WIN Open Thread

It's been a brutal couple of days, and things certainly don't look good for us. If we're going to have any hope of playing in October, we have to take 4 or 5 of the next 5 games against the Reds and Pirates, and then take it to the Cubs to end the season. The Bullpen is tired, the starters are on short rest, and Ray Durham has joined Kapler and Branyan on the list of injured guys we could really use right now. If this were a Disney movie, this would be the time to dig deep and play above our heads and overcome the odds. The pitching match-up is CC Sabathia (15-9, 2.88) vs. Johnny Cueto (8-13, 4.68). The game starts at 2:55. Here's the line-up:

CF Mike Cameron
3B Craig Counsell
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
SS J.J. Hardy
RF Corey Hart
2B Rickie Weeks
C Jason Kendall
LHP CC Sabathia

GO Brewers!

Other games of note include Mets (Pedro Martinez, 5-5 5.47 ERA) at Braves (Jorge Campillo, 7-7 3.79 ERA) at 6:00, and Phillies (Joe Blanton, 7=12 4.82 ERA) at Marlins (Annabell Sanchez, 2-4 5.87 ERA) at 6:10.

Go Braves and Marlins!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rickie Weeks sucks and all, and probably doesn't belong at the front of the order, but I'm not sure Counsel; was a better choice.

DannyNoonan said...

If only we still had Rillo.

Anonymous said...

Aaaand we're off to a crappy start.

DannyNoonan said...

C'mon CC!

DannyNoonan said...

Sabathia looks tired. Maybe he isn't a robot.

Anonymous said...

Can we stop talking about Rickie Weeks as if he has potential?

DannyNoonan said...

Nice hit CC. Now let's get it done.

DannyNoonan said...

Hey, where is everybody?

E.S.K. said...

i'm a busy man, and the game is blacked out so I am listening to it while trying to get some work done

DannyNoonan said...

Is Sveum still coaching third? What the hell?

DannyNoonan said...

Nice hit Rickie!

Anonymous said...

Why would he send Fielder? That cost us a run.

E.S.K. said...

holy shit a lead!

DannyNoonan said...

CC just conjured an image of Pedro Sorono when he struck out there.

Eric said...

it'll pass

PaulNoonan said...

Sorry, my parents were in town, and they misinformed me about the game time.

Anonymous said...

Ugh. F-ing Owings?

DannyNoonan said...

Fielder's fielding error didn't help.

E.S.K. said...

well, it was a fun season

DannyNoonan said...

Not.... Over.... Yet....

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for CC. We let him down.

E.S.K. said...

i'm trying Danny.

I hope that at least the Brewers at some point realize they are out of it (if the drop another game today) and play Gamel to see what he'll give them

E.S.K. said...

I miss Dale at 3rd

E.S.K. said...

Cubs clinched the division

Eric said...

and i believe you gentlemen now have the only remaining virtual sports bar. Mostly because i set fire to that corner place...

Madison Mark said...

Yep Eric. Burned down and deathly silent over at Cheesehead. Lots of going up in flames going around.