Wow. First time in four seasons a series win in Milwaukee. Back to back exciting games. I will write a bigger post tomorrow but my thoughts on today are:
-Maholm- struggled in the first but overall rebounded to give them a solid outing. If our starters can keep getting into the seventh the way Karstens and Maholm did, then this team has a chance to compete most nights. A big IF though.
-Good to see Andy show a little pop. He's swinging a real hot bat and should stay in the 2 hole all year.
-Cutch had a great game- 4 hits and 2 HR. We will see more of this the rest of the year.
-Good work by the bullpen the last 2 nights, even though Lopez (yesterday) gave up the Fielder bomb and Dotel blew the save today. Those things will happen.
-How does Aki not knock down the McGhee grounder in the 10th. He was positioned perfectly.
- Another lousy strike zone by a home plate umpire against the Bucs. it's getting to be a trend. If Dotel gets the strike 3 call on Mcghee then the game is over. Laroche got punched out on a much worse pitch. It's been happening all season. Pitchers haven't been getting calls and Pirates hitters are getting the same pitches called.
- Russell not bunting Crosby in the 14th? Don't agree with that but they won the game.
-Not to defend Doumit, but right when his bat is coming around, JR gives him a day off? I don't want to hear about a day game after a night game, because he always catches Doumit in those situations.
To hear our post game recap. Today featuring Randy Gore, click HERE