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Time to get serious

Yesterday in the Mug, KL noted that yesterday's game was essentially a must-win game.  While it wasn't technically a must-win game, it was a very important one.  Well, 11 walks and a slew of runs later, we failed to win.  We now have only 2 more games against the Cubs before the season starts.  Those two games, May 7 and 16, are now truly must-win games.  How can we expect to challenge for the division if we can't even win a series against the frontrunner in spring training?!  Perhaps Macha doesn't realize the importance of this rivalry.

With that said, I think Doug and Mark A. need to sit down and have a discussion about how to manage important games.  Here's what NEEDS to be covered in that discussion:

1.  The Mikes - Rivera and Cameron both hit homeruns in yesterday's game.  If a player is named Mike, he had better be on the lineup card vs. the Cubs.

2.  Show your ex-Cards - Gallardo and McClung proved that our young pitchers can't handle the pressure of this matchup.  Suppan and Looper have had more experience with Cubs-Related-Rivalries (CRR) than anybody else on the team.  Suppan is our highest paid player; he deserves to be given a shot to face our formidable opponents.  Unless, of course, Yovani changes his name to Mike Gallardo.

3. Free Pass - Jake Fox and Joey Gathright need to be intentionally walked.  Period.

4. Leave your starters in - How can you expect to win if Ryan Braun is the only player left in past the halfway point?  That can't be tolerated!  Our bench has virtually no CRR experience.

I really hope Doug and Mark can get the message across, otherwise we're in for a long season.

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