Paco wrote:I hope getting in front of the Brewers wasn't the only goal Chicago had this year.
Well shit, after last year I would be happy with an 81-81 season. It was just that after a few weeks it looked obvious to me that we may be in for a great August and September. Of course, that only got me loads of shit in these threads (Marvell, minicat, where *are* you guys?). But right on schedule, August 1st and here we are.
As for the Brewers...is the grip on yet?
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Already fighting to stay in first place, the Milwaukee Brewers are now scuffling among themselves.
Catcher Johnny Estrada and manager Ned Yost nearly tangled in a dugout tunnel late in Thursday's 12-4 loss to the New York Mets, the Brewers' 10th defeat in 14 games.
"There was frustration expressed on a number of different sides about our style of play and about the way we've been playing," Yost said. "We handled it and took care of it like good teams do."
Damion Easley hit the first inside-the-park homer at Miller Park in five years, breaking a sixth-inning tie. The Mets scored three more times in the seventh, helped by shortstop J.J. Hardy's error and an RBI double from reliever Jorge Sosa.
And this may get me some jeers, but looks like we're getting Wood tomorrow.
Jesus. Hasn't the last 100 years taught you anything?
Like I said before, I'm not pushing the panic button (or getting overly excited) until September. However, I agree with Bucky that there's already a brick sitting on top of the panic button. Despite their talent, this team may have already quit, which is pretty damn disappointing.
As bad as Weeks has been with the bat, his demotion may have been the final straw as far as Yost's career in Milwaukee continuing, if he's really lost the players due to the move. However, at some point the young players also have to stop being coddled. He's been plenty patient with everyone on this team, and it's time for them to start performing.
Otherwise, I actually feel bad for Kerry Wood at this point, and it would be nice to see him be able to continue his career. It'd be better if it didn't hurt the Brewers, but I think they're doing enough of that themselves the past month that Wood isn't gonna make a difference either way.