I congratulate any fans back in Wisconsin who stayed up to watch the Brewers first win of the year. For those who didn’t, here’s what you missed. Yovani did exactly what I hope he can do all year. He produced a quality start that showed exactly why so many people think he has unlimited potential. Yovani made a great pitch to get out of a jam in the 1st by getting a double play ball. He did the same in the 4th after Weeks first error of the year put Giants on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Overall, Yovani was nothing but solid. He made several hitters look silly, just buckling their knees with his curve ball. For those who forgot, Yo can swing the bat a little bit as well. Along with his pitching, he basically won the game single handedly by hitting a 3 run shot off Randy Johnson in the 5th inning. What made this even sweeter was that Johnson walked Kendall to get to Yo with 2 down in the inning. In case you missed it, it was a bomb deep over the left field wall. Besides this the offense was quiet, but when you get a good pitching effort it’s Ok. I’d also like to point out that Todd “that’s a good cup of” Coffey was huge. After Stetter walked the bases loaded, Coffey came in a got the huge third out. Coffey pitched a solid 1 1/3 and Villy pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Enough on that, here is your game preview:
The Brewers face another good young pitcher today in Matt Cain. Cain throws hard and has just as much of an upside as Lincecum. Again, since the Brewers are a high strikeout team, this could be trouble. The Crew’s offense needs to get going, especially since I’m guessing Gallardo won’t be in the lineup. Manny Parra gets the ball for the Crew. Parra, along with Gallardo, are the young guns that we need to have a big year. Parra’s problem is his control. He can tend to be erratic at times, which puts a lot of men on base, cauusing many jams. Play with fire and you’re bound to get burned eventually. Hopefully he will be in control today and like Gallardo, take care of this lackluster Giants offense.
Lets get this one and come back to Milwaukee with a opening series win! Go Crew!