Brewers (7-9) v. Astros (6-11)

Did Yo pitch a gem last night or what?  I’ve said it before and I will say it again, isn’t it amazing what a little pitching can do for a team?  Yo was just lights out.  He made the one mistake in the 4th to Carlos Lee, but really he was filthy.  He gave the Brewers their first complete game for the year and the first complete game of his career.  Just for the record, if you take away the one bad inning Yo threw against Cincy where he gave up 6 runs, he has given up only 5 runs in 25.2 innings pitched.  This is good for a 1.75 ERA, but his 3.71 ERA overall ain’t bad.  So far this year, Yo has a WHIP of 1.01 and opposing hitters are batting only .200 against him!  These are ridiculous numbers.  Credit needs to be given to the offense as well.  The 5th inning was just awesome.  I love to see the Brewers play some small ball.  Six singles (including 5 straight) and a sacrifice bunt led to 4 runs.  Maybe the best part was that those 5 straight singles were all 2 out hits, 4 of which scored runs.  Just great.  By the way, Mike Cameron has just been hot at the plate all season.  He is “in the zone”.  Cam also had the collision of the year so far at home plate in the 4th.  If you missed it, I suggest you catch it on youtube.  He knocked the crap out of Astros catcher Quintero, literally.  Pudge Rodriguez had to replace him in the game.  Lastly, the switch between Cam and Hardy in the lineup has worked great the last 3 games.  Coincidental, we have won all 3.  Let’s make it 4!  Here’s your game preview:

The game today matches up pitchers that have definitely struggled to live up to big contracts.  Our $12.5 million dollar man goes for the Crew today.  He did pitch well last time out against the Mets, but remember that appears to be a pitchers ball park.  Let’s see how Soup does in a true hitters ball park before we all say he may have turned the corner.  For the Astros, Mike Hampton takes the hill.  He had a couple great years with the Astros back in ’97,’98 and ’99.  He then eventually got a “huge” contract from the rockies and…….that didn’t go to well.  He was with Atlanta the past 6 years, but missed 2 full seasons with injury and in a 4 year stretch only appeared in 25 games.  He now is back with Houston trying to make a comeback and has looked pretty good so far this year.  In 3 games, Hampton is 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA.  All 3 starts have been solid and he has struck out 18 in 17 1/3 innings.  So, we’ll see what happens.  Let’s go Brewers!  Keep this winning streak going!!  God help Soup!

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