Not to be lost in last night's comeback win was Wily Peralta's performance.. Looked early like Big Wily was going to run into a high pitch count when he had all sorts of troubles in the first inning. Wily then settled down and kept the Brewers in the game until the offense scratched out just enough to get the win. Its to bad that its all on the pitching, if the Brewers find their way into the playoffs. The offense shouldn't be this spotty with the guys they have in that lineup. It has been the entire season and there is no reason to think the offense will ever bail out the pitching. Ryan Braun is killing the team with his inability to ever come up with the clutch hit. Going to need another big effort from Mike Fiers tonight because runs will be hard to scratch out against Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright,who appears to have bounced out of what was a late summer skid..
Its too bad that it has come down to this. The Milwaukee Brewers are pressed into 'must win' games on this nine game road trip. First of all ,no team should be saddled with a nine game road trip to finish out most of the season. Yes, the MLB schedule maker screwed the Brewers here. I know they just got done with a 11 game homestand but that shouldnt have happened either in September, How about some balance?.
I would have guessed two months ago that the Brewers would be looking to clinch the NL Central title on this road trip. Now they are looking to just stay above water and possibly get a wild card spot. Honestly, it sucks that the Brewers are in this position after a mostly awesome summer. But it seems like Brewer history is. whenever they have a shot at the playoffs, they are in 'must win' situations in September,playing from behind like this and ultimately come up short.
They need to be within a game and half of Pittsburgh going into the series with the Pirates this weekend.Anymore larger than that might be the end.
Why does Janay Rice blame everyone but her husband..and what's next for Ray?
I have 2 theories on Janay Rice, concerning the Instagram message she sent out on the morning on September 9th, criticizing fans, the NFL and the media (of course) for her husband, Baltimore Raven Running Back Ray Rice's suspension. I'm no doctor, but here's what I see.
Theory #1 – Janay didn't write this. My guess? Ray himself wrote it or one of Ray's "people" wrote it, trying to make it look like she's not mad at the situation. It makes no sense why she would write it. She claims we've all ruined everything for them. Did WE punch you in the face? Perhaps she was forced to post this. Why? She posted it out of fear. Fear that her millionaire husband would leave her if she didn't try to help clean up his image. Or maybe fear of what he'd do if she DIDN'T post it.
Theory #2 – Janay has seen domestic violence too many times before. I really hope that Ms Rice doesn't view what her husband did as acceptable behavior. "We're in love" and "He didn't really mean it" stuff is CLASSIC battered woman material. I fear that she has grown up with domestic abuse in her family and views that as "normal". I also fear that Ray sees hitting a woman as normal. It's not.
If you haven't seen the video by now, here's the FULL VERSION
There is NO acceptable reason to EVERY strike a woman. If conflict arises, WALK AWAY. Don't tell me she was charging at him. He takes hits from Patrick Willis, Clay Matthews and other NFL stars. He's a professional athlete in tip top physical condition. There's no way that woman was going to strike him in a way that he was going to be seriously hurt. His left cross would've made Joe Frazier proud. Get out of the elevator and WALK AWAY.
What's next for Ray Rice? Not much. Yeah, he'll serve his suspension. Yeah, an NFL team will give him a shot in 2015. But what will a 28 year old running back who's productivity has declined in recent years do? Not much. The NFL chews up running backs & spits them out. His productive years are gone. And so is his NFL career.
The Brewers are playing handball with a curb these days.. Its been a horrible stretch and now we are relegated to actually glancing at the Wild Card Standings and monitoring how the Braves are doing. I've conceded the NL Central race to St Louis.. Horrible that after one week the Brewers went from first place and legit contenders in the NL to being written off.
Maybe this team really wasn't that good to begin with. I still think, if they can get into the postseason, that they can beat any one of those teams in the National League. Even St Louis..
Who's going to put the team's on their back? The pitching staff has been bad during this recent stretch excpet for Mike Fiers but the staff has carried the load all season and the offense needs to pick up the pitching right now.. It has to turn around tonight and the Brewers desperately need to get on a roll of more than one game before this turns out to be one of the biggest disapppointments in team history.
I wrote a week ago that I was worried about the upcoming West Coast road trip for the Milwaukee Brewers. I have seen it before, where teams will ruin a season late in the year with a road trip out West. Six straight losses later, the Brewers find themselves looking up to St Louis in the NL Central and the "Firing Roenicke" squad is out. To make this quick, firing Roenicke isnt even on the Brewers radar and to blame him for the recent slide is absurd. The firing of Ned Yost in Sept 2008, unfortunately, set a horrible precedent.Relieving Roenicke at this point would be a knee jerk reaction and it isn't happening.
Not breaking news, but the Wiscosin opener in Houston vs LSU is a MASSIVE game for about two dozen reasons. But I'll give you my top 3 (in no particular order)
A - Carry the Big Ten Flag. Let's be honest: The Big Ten has been a JOKE the last few years. There have only been a handful of "big" wins for the B10 over the 5 seasons and beating one of the top teams in the top conference would go a LONG way to restoring SOME pride for Big Ten fans. The same could be said for next week's Michigan State/Oregon game in Eugene, OR.
Fun Fact #1 - The Badgers are 1-6 in their last 7 bowl games.
B - National Exposure. Sure, the fans in this state all know how well Wisconsin has played recently. Their record over the last 8 years is very good. Bret Bielema was 68-24 in 7 years with 3 trips to the Rose Bowl (coached in 2) and Gary Andersen was 9-4 in his 1st year as head coach. However, the Badgers aren't looked at as an ELITE team in college football. Beating a team that IS looked at as ELITE, would go a long way. Plus, it doesn't hurt to beat a team a few hour from Houston, IN HOUSTON.
Fun Fact #2 - Houston has more LSU alumni than any city outside of Louisiana.
C - This could jump start 2014. Look at the Badgers schedule. It's bad. No, it's REALLY bad. This game was put on the schedule to hopefully get Wisconsin into the final four IF they can run the table. After LSU, they play NOBODY until the final 3 weeks of the season (Nebraska, Iowa & Minnesota). Bucky NEEDS this win to be in the national championship hunt. Lose? Well, you can kiss the "final four" goodbye.
Fun Fact #3- The Badgers don't play Michigan, ohio state or Michigan state. I don't know the last time that happend. I tried to look it up.
Have another reason why this game is so big for Wisconin? Tell me below!!