What a disaster this homestand was, with the Brewers finishing with a 1-5 record. As of right now, the Brewers are still tied for 1st with the Cardinals. However, that could change this evening with a win over the Cleveland Indians by the Cards tonight.
Some stats to look at over from the last week.
Casey McGehee 6/12 .500 2 R 3 RBI
Jason Kendall 6/15 .400 2 R
Ryan Braun 9/24 .375 3 HR 5 R 8 RBI
Prince Fielder 5/23 .217 1 RBI 2 R
And I won't mention our favorite third baseman, Billy Hall (.208) . Or, should we even joke about JJ Hardy's .207 batting average?
For the Crew to stay ahead of the charging Central Division, more runs need to be produced with runners in scoring position. All of these games were close, with the opposition posting 6 more runs during the homestand.
Tues. vs. Rockies L 2-3
Wed. vs. Rockies L 2-4
Thur. vs. Rockies L 4-5
Fri. vs. White Sox W 7-2
Sat. vs. White Sox L 1-7
Sun. vs. White Sox L 4-5
Today, Trevor Hoffman allowed his first run of the season, and it cost him the game. He walked Jim Thome, as it was apparent Hoffman didn't anything to do with him. And eventually, A.J. Pierzynski hit the game-winning RBI as the Brewers were not able to capitalize off a base hit in the ninth.
Corey Hart seems to be heating up a bit. A walk, and 2 HR today.
Will Manny Parra ever return? Will he clear his head, and be able to command his pitches in Nashville? Lets hope so, because if the Brewers don't make a deal by the end of June, Doug and Crew will have to figure out a 5th starter going into the All-Star break.