The Hangover From the Endless Innings.

10 April, 2008

My name is Monkey, and when the Brewers give up multiple runs in 4 consecutive innings, I’m an alcoholic.  After the 6th inning nothing went right for the Crew and the way I feel this morning tells me that no matter what I thought last night, nothing went right for me either.  So here I sit, still disappointed and mildly nauseous, watching the Price Is Right and hoping that both the Brewers and myself can find redemption this afternoon.

But that’s baseball.  That’s life.  There are narrow victories and crushing defeats, uplifting comebacks and depressing collapses.  The real story of a season is told through a teams reaction to the collapses and defeats, Their character is revealed by how they win.  Is that why I love baseball, or is it the hotdogs?

Why do they race?

They Race For Taste!!

So in an hour it’ll be Villanueva vs Harang.  My brothers were pessimistic about today’s matchup last night, but I maintain that Villanueva can throw, plus here’s Harangs line against Milwaukee the last three years:

ERA W L SV SVO G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG
3.82 2 1 0 0 9 9 1 63.2 76 27 27 10 16 59 .300

What really gives me hope is the .300 avg he’s giving up.  Also the 10 HRs in 9 games is good news for the home team.  Here’s Villanueva’s split lifetime against the Reds.

ERA W L SV SVO G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG
2.31 1 0 0 0 8 3 0 23.1 22 6 6 0 9 19 .259

Not only is the sub 3 ERA encouraging, but so is the 0 HRs given up along with the .259 opp BA are reasons to take the Brewers in this one.

I need breakfast.