Looks like the Brewers could use an upgrade.
Saturday's Win Probability Graph
Saturday's BR Box Score
Sunday's (Game 1) Win Probability Graph
Sunday's (Game 1) BR Box Score
Sunday's (Yes, we lost Game 2 too) Win Expectancy Graph
Sunday's (The 2008 Brewers can be compared to 2004 Howard Dean) BR Box Score
Ok, let's just be honest with each other for a moment. You probably feel like reading about and re-living this weekend about as much as I feel like writing about and re-living this weekend, right? So let's just do bullet points and get back to enjoying a rare September day where the Brewers probably won't lose, because they're off.
- In-Between Hops noted on Friday that the Brewers had been held under 5 runs for 9 straight games. It's 12 now, longest streak since 1972.
- Chuckie Hacks is comparing this season to a Peanuts cartoon you'll recognize.
- Fire Ned Yost delivered the beatdown and Yost offers an explanation for why Brian Shouse was allowed to blow a game wide open this weekend.
- Shouse reacts.
- Ryan Braun called it a "complete and total disaster."
- Jim Powell was already worried on Friday.
- Al still blames the umpires.
- Ken Rosenthal says Yost is gone if the Brewers miss the playoffs. A rare silver lining.
- Already gone: Nashville manager Frank Kremblas.
- CC Sabathia may be an Angel next season.
- Phil Rogers ranked the Brewers 13th, down from sixth, and behind the accuracy of hurricane forecasts.
- Rod Barajas, Adrian Beltre, Mets OF Damian Easley, Tom Gorzelanny, Vlad Guerrero and Joel Zumaya got injured.
- Carlos Zambrano no-hit the Astros at Miller Park last night.
- Crawfish Boxes says Miller Park was the wrong place to play these games. Brian McTaggart says they should've played in Arlington.
- Micah Owings made his Reds debut yesterday, and beat the D-Backs, his former team, with a pinch hit in the 10th. Drink up. Or just dump it on the ground.