Your NL Wild Card Winning Milwaukee Brewers

Sunday, September 28, 2008

CC Sabathia gave up one run and four hits in his seventh complete game since being traded to Milwaukee, got a 2-run homer from Ryan Braun in the 8th, and then watched as the Mets' bullpen gave up 2 solo homers in the eighth to lose to the Marlins. Thus, the Brewers will be heading to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies, and the Dodgers are on their way to Wrigley for a series with the Cubs.

That leaves the AL Central yet to be decided, because both the Twins and White Sox won today. The Sox host the Tigers tomorrow; if Detroit wins, the Twins will head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays. If Chicago wins, there will be a play in with the Twins on Tuesday.

As for the Mets themselves......blarrrgghhh. That stupid bullpen was going to be the death of them, and honestly, I'm shocked that Jerry Manuel could get them that close to a playoff spot with a pen that blew saves with that kind of regularity. As a fan, I don't think we need to change too much offensively -- a few more clutch hits wouldn't hurt anyone -- but Omar Minaya needs to spend money to revamp the pen.

Our condolences, Mets fans....and goodbye Shea....


The Mets choked against the Marlins....twice in 2 years (snickers).....GO PHILLIES!

Anonymous said...
Sep 28, 2008, 7:29:00 PM  

How bout those Marlins!!! If you can't make the playoffs, might as well knock another team out in the process. Awesome wins. Not bad for a payroll of $22 million! Right NY???

The 2009 Fish will have a healthy pitching staff to start the year, so hopefully they can better compete for the division.

Anonymous said...
Sep 28, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

5 runs in three games vs. mediocre Marlins pitching had more to do with the Mets' demise than relief pitching.

Obviously, with the injury to Billy Wagner, the Mets' bullpen needs help, but it wasn't the only or main reason they missed the playoffs.

dadlak said...
Sep 28, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  


My apologies to Brian Anderson for previous disparaging remarks.

When you get that excited you deserve to announce the playoffs IMHP

Anonymous said...
Sep 29, 2008, 4:09:00 AM  


Brewers finally in the playoffs!!!

Anonymous said...
Sep 29, 2008, 8:37:00 AM  

I thought it was really classy for the Brewers to don the "Wildcard Winner" hats while the Mets & Marlins were still in the 8th inning. They put the ass in class.

Bayma said...
Sep 29, 2008, 11:12:00 AM  

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