Everybody got gangs. Everybody got clicks. But they ain’t like this. The Infamous. -Mobb Deep
Public Service Announcement: Roll out the barrel. We’ll have a barrel of fun. Roll out the barrel. We’ve got the blues on the run. These days the Brewers are the ones on the run. Ex-Milwaukee Brewer Manager Dave Bristol once said: “There’ll be two buses leaving the hotel for the park tomorrow. The two o’clock bus will be for those of you who need a little extra work. The empty bus will leave at five o’clock.” The way Milwaukee’s pitchers have been throwing lately, Ken Macha might want to have even another bus leaving a little bit earlier.
That early bus should have on it the likes Chris Naverson. It should have on it the likes of Manny Parra. The likes of Randy Wolf and Dave Dave Bush. Too much, the magic bus. Nothing magical about it.
Nothing magical about happenned last night. Last night, Randy Wolf allowed 12 runs in just 5.2 innings of work, if you want to call it work, I don’t, but you can, against the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates. In a vaccuum, one could chalk up it up to just a bad game. One of those nights. One of those crazy old nights. But we don’t live in a vaccuum. Do we? No we don’t. This kind of thing has been happenning way too much around old Mil Town.
Just in the past week, Dave Bush allowed 10 runs against the same lowly Pirates and Manny Parra allowed 10 himself against the Braves. But wait! Theres more! Earlier this month, Chris Narveson let up 10 against the Giants. Egads man!
For those of you care about these kinds of things, that makes the Milwaukee Brewers the first major league team since the 1937 St. Louis Browns to have four pitchers give up 10 or more runs in one game in the same calendar month. Yikes! Any time you’re being compared to the 1937 St. Louis Browns, you need to be concerned. That team finished dead last in the American League winning a measley 46 games.
If this Brewers team does not want to end up like that Browns team, they need to do something, and do something fast. Whatever starting pitching is being offered to general manager Doug Melvin as the July 31 trade deadline approaches, he must strike. Strike I say! Strike first. Strike hard. No mercy, sir!
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!