CARDINALS 8, Brewers 0: The Least Surprising Result | Disciples of Uecker

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We'd like to go to the Playoffs, that would be cool.

Adam Wainwright is a very good pitcher. The Cardinals have a very good lineup. Randy Wolf is an average pitcher, at best. Perhaps if you ask me before the game, I’m optimistic and I say the Brewers scratch a few runs together and lose something like 6-2 or 7-3. But this is a matchup that the Brewers probably win 20, 30% of the time, and possibly not even that.

There’s really not much to say. Wainwright dominated, striking out eight Brewers and inducing a ridiculous 15 ground balls. One might expect more than two of them to get through the holes, but the Cardinals have a very solid defensive infield, and this just appeared to be one of those days where the Cardinals just had the Brewers number.

Jeff Suppan can help this team in one way. Eating innings. He did that tonight, and this is really the only situation he should see. Multiple inning outings, low leverage. The ultimate mopup man. Thirteen million dollars at work.

Tomorrow should be interesting. Chris Narveson will face rookie Adam Ottavino in what should be a very different pitching matchup.

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  1. Macster says: June 5, 2010

    I cannot remember when I have been this disinterested in the Brewers. And that is saying alot. At least during the dark years of Wendy Selig-Prieb, I had no expectations of winning games. I wonder if Macha will have his job come Monday?

  2. James son of Zebedee says: June 6, 2010

    I actually think Macha is doing a decent job. The fact that he has hit Braun #2 more than once is a fairly commendable thing, and really not something many other managers in baseball are doing. I think Macha has done just about all that could be expected with the pieces he’s been given. Yes, it did take him a little to long to remove Suppan/Hoffman from situations with any amount of leverage, but almost no manager in baseball makes perfectly effiecient bullpen decisions with respect to the leverage index.


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