Friday, September 05, 2008

Last night was bad

I'm in a really, really bad mood and we still don't have internet, so my apologies.

Tom H. over on the JS Brewers blog breaks down exactly why last night was such a pathetic loss:

This was an ugly one

By Tom Haudricourt
Thursday, Sep 4 2008, 10:46 PM

Here are the reasons why the Brewers' 5-2 loss to San Diego tonight is a bit worrisome:

1. They were playing the San Diego Padres, who had the worst record in the NL (53-86). This is not the New York Mets.

2. The Padres also had the worst road record (21-47) in the NL, including nine consecutive losses.

3. The Padres arrived in town at 5:30 a.m. after playing a night game in LA but showed more energy than the Brewers.

4. Padres starter Shawn Estes was making his first start since May after being out with a broken thumb.

5. The Brewers were 31-13 against LHPs at the start of the week but now have lost to four in a row.

6. The Brewers were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and are 7-for-46 (.152) in the four losses. They are so reliant on hitting home runs to score that they often go in these deep funks with RISP. They just don't have many clutch hitters.

7. The Brewers have lost four consecutive chances to build on their wild-card lead.

8. After going 20-7 in August, they are 0-4 in September, killing all of that momentum.

9. They haven't been to the playoffs since 1982, so stumbles like this can cause rumblings that get to the players and make them press.

10. Ryan Braun (1) and Prince Fielder (0) have one RBI between them this week. When those two guys don't get it done, it puts a lot of pressure on the other hitters.

We'll stop there. Now, the one big reason that Brewers fans might sleep OK tonight:

1. CC Sabathia is starting for the Brewers on Friday night.

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