Okay. Let's put it out there. I thought my fellow Ocelot posters were nuts when they said the Brewers were a subpar team.
I thought there was no way they would finish below .500 this year. The lineup was still strong. Pitching was a concern but they had some offense.
So far, it looks like I was wrong. It hit home last week when they lost a series against Houston. No one loses a series to Houston. Worst part, the 'Stros took it to them. Ouch.
I feel like making excuses. They lost a reliable pitcher in Marco Estrada. All-Star Ryan Braun has a thumb injury (Yes, thumb injury you haters! There is no real proof he juiced up a bit. Yet. Sigh). Corey Hart's injury has been longer to return from.
And now a surprisingly surging Carlos Gomez hurts himself as they Brew Crew actually had a chance to sweep the East leading Atlanta Braves. Fuck me!
It's like this time they cannot catch a break. They had been playing well in Braun's absence until the starting rotation shat the bed. The bullpen is doing their job--shaky, but doing the job.
Makes me think of the comments at the bar on Friday night. I was watching the game, cheering the team on, when a friend asked why I was bothering. She said they sucked. I told her I wanted to believe. I love watching baseball and I refused to give up.
I guess that is why I am still a Brewers fan.