Well yall, this is gonna be short.
Jennings pitches 7 innings, gives up 3 ER on 5 hits and 4 BB – as well as THREE stolen bases and 2 WP. So not too much damage with not stellar defensive catching or fielding
Unfortunately, Ben Sheets only gave up 1 ER (5 hits) over 6 IP and the Brewers bullpen shut the door. (I really WAS shocked to not see Biggio in the lineup. Imagine sitting him against a tough righty away. How puzzling. It’s not like he would have gotten any closer to that magic number which defines this season) Ah well, he wouldn’t have done worse than Loretta today and he should have SOME chance of getting one hit off Vargas.
Our bullpen? Well, Steve Randolph, uh, well, um, lets say it’s not pretty.
Lefty Prince Fielder homers. Then righty Hall doubles, then righty Estrada doubles, then lefty Jenkins doubles, then lefty Counsell K’s. Borkowski comes in, gives up a sac fly and a groundout.
It will be interesting to see if they give him more of a chance than they gave Mike Burns.
Carlos Lee scored the only run with a homer off Sheets. Thank you Carlos for making sure we didn’t get shut out.
Amazing that both the Astros and the White Sox, who were in the WS only TWO years ago, both have declined so badly. It’s time to think about next year.