Monday, July 20, 2009

A Vignette.

In case anyone still needed convincing, the Brewers conclusively showed, in the top of the fifth inning of tonight's game, why it would be a waste of time, effort, and resources to try to land a pitcher like Roy Halladay in a trade.

So: runners on first and third, nobody out, with the meat of the order coming up, down 6-2, but in prime position to get right back into the game.

And the Crew goes: duckfart pop-out by Braun (who must be hurt, since there's no other logical explanation for his craptacular performance over the last two weeks), comebacker by Fielder, and harmless fly ball by Cameron.

Brilliant.

At this point, the evidence is almost overwhelming: we're an 81-win team, and it's folly to think otherwise. Get Gamel back up here right fuckin' now and plant him at third, and it might not be a bad idea to put Escobar on the next plane from Nashville, too.

(Oh, and as I'm typing this: Macha just sent Bill Hall up to pinch hit against a right-handed pitcher. Three pitches, two pitiful swings, strikeout, DIE.)

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