Well, 3-1 against the Reds ain't gonna happen. Last night, Bronson Arroyo just outpitched Ben Sheets who, it should be repeated, pitched very, very well himself. As a matter of fact, he fulfilled my every prophecy. And he didn't walk anybody.
Now we're stuck fighting for a split at home. Dave Bush starts for us, coming off a solid start in Houston. Like Tomo Ohka, Bush has been up and down--let's hope that doesn't mean Bush will have to be down this start. Opposing is Brandon Claussen, also following a strong outing. On the 17th against the Marlins, Claussen threw 7 shutout innings with 7 strikeouts.
The Brewers are now 1-5 in their last six games. I'm fighting the urge to get really worried. It all seems to boil down to this:
Pro: we've lost a bunch of games, but they've all been close.
- Con: we've lost a bunch of close games.
I'll post the starting lineups as soon as I see them, but I won't be watching the game; I'll be watching this. See, I thought it was a night game today when I bought these tickets. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Update [2006-4-22 13:17:20 by Jeff]: Interesting thing about these lineups: if you swap the corner outfielders, the positions are in the same order.
|Ryan Freel - CF||Brady Clark - CF|
|Felipe Lopez - SS||JJ Hardy - SS|
|Adam Dunn - LF||Geoff Jenkins - RF|
|Austin Kearns - RF||Carlos Lee - LF|
|Scott Hatteberg - 1B||Prince Fielder - 1B|
|Edwin Encarnacion - 3B||Bill Hall - 3B|
|Brandon Phillips - 2B||Rickie Weeks - 2B|
|Jason LaRue - C||Damian Miller - C|
|Brandon Claussen - P||Dave Bush - P|
Tags: Bronson Arroyo, Scott Hatteberg, Ryan Freel, Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds, Edwin Encarnacion, Brandon Claussen, Milwaukee Brewers, Austin Kearns, Florida Marlins, Jason LaRue, Adam Dunn, Felipe Lopez