longball12
Nobody started a game thread? Brewers totally outplayed the Mets last night but again could not get hits with guys on. Typical night when a bases loaded and nobody out flyball into center turns into a double play. OTherwise, good game.

Brewers take the 1st game 3-2. First game I have watched in a while, sadly.
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longball12 wrote:
Nobody started a game thread? Brewers totally outplayed the Mets last night but again could not get hits with guys on. Typical night when a bases loaded and nobody out flyball into center turns into a double play. OTherwise, good game.

Brewers take the 1st game 3-2. First game I have watched in a while, sadly.


It has been a long while since I have watched the Brewers. With so many things going on during the summer, if they are terrible, I find myself getting lost in those other activities.
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I agree with you about watching a game. I think I have been about 2 weeks since the last one, which is killing me since I have to get MLB.tv to watch it. It is one of those things where in the past it was totally worth it, since I was watching 50 games a year, so basically I was paying $2 a game. Now, I have watched like 7 so far this year, and it is only getting further and further between, so my cost per game is going way up, almost to the point where I should have just gone to a sports bar (granted a sports bar here will only show Cardinals games anyways and look at you like you are crazy for asking for any other baseball team to be on in a tiny corner)
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I have been watching a bunch of Toronto games this year. More enjoyable. Lots of young talent to watch at times. Plus, they actually have an offense. But I am at the stage in life where we have activities every night. So then it gets hard to watch. But hey, I at least listen when I can.
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In all fairness to Jimmy Nelson, since it appears I am his harshest critic on this forum, he pitched like an MLB'er tonight vs the Mets, giving up 2 hits, 1 run,1 BB and 5 K's over 8 innings, n a 4-1 Brewer victory.

Nelson showed again he can pitch in the BIGS. He has the arm, talent & stuff. If he can somehow learn to deal with adversity in games, he'll be on his way to a respectable MLB career, However, the jury is still out as to whether or not he can get over that hump. In 2 of his last 3 starts, he has encountered very little adversity during the games and consequently, he has cruised. Once again, as I'm posting this, Craig Counsell reiterates my thoughts in his post-game presser, cautioning that the challenge for Nelson, when he pitches, is allowing himself some room for error & not getting down on himself.
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I haven't been posting as much as I should in the MLB threads (or any thread, really). I was going to start this series thread, but got caught up doing something else and I completely forgot. Having a new girlfriend takes some free time away (not complaining at all!), so I really haven't been active on any site, including Twitter and Facebook. Nice to see the Crew take the first 2 games of the series, let's get the brooms out and sweep tomorrow!
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longball12
Pitchers Duel so far in Milwaukee between Thornburg and DeGrom.
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That makes 37 straight series and counting without the Brewers sweeping. That is really hard to believe.
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longball12
mickjagger wrote:
In all fairness to Jimmy Nelson, since it appears I am his harshest critic on this forum, he pitched like an MLB'er tonight vs the Mets, giving up 2 hits, 1 run,1 BB and 5 K's over 8 innings, n a 4-1 Brewer victory.

Nelson showed again he can pitch in the BIGS. He has the arm, talent & stuff. If he can somehow learn to deal with adversity in games, he'll be on his way to a respectable MLB career, However, the jury is still out as to whether or not he can get over that hump. In 2 of his last 3 starts, he has encountered very little adversity during the games and consequently, he has cruised. Once again, as I'm posting this, Craig Counsell reiterates my thoughts in his post-game presser, cautioning that the challenge for Nelson, when he pitches, is allowing himself some room for error & not getting down on himself.

Wily struggled with the same thing the last two years. Was hoping this year he would push past that. Course, he has been hurt so how would we know right?
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So what's the point of having a retractable roof if you aren't going to close it when it is raining? Went to the game today and since we were in the lower level, we got soaked as they chose to keep the roof open during the duration of a 10? minute shower. Finally once the rain started to let up, they chose to close it, which for all intents and purposes turned Miller Park into a sauna the rest of the day. Really a head scratching decision by the head groundskeeper...

As for the game, outside of Perez, nobody in the Brewers lineup could catch up with deGrom's fastball. He was literally throwing it by them.

Interesting to see Collins ejected after arguing about call on steal attempt (Mets lost challenge when Cuddyer was thrown out by Parra at home in 2nd inning) but then have bench coach go out and manage to get umpires to review Peterson's double in 7th inning (changed to a foul ball.)
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formerwiacbaseballer wrote:
So what's the point of having a retractable roof if you aren't going to close it when it is raining? Went to the game today and since we were in the lower level, we got soaked as they chose to keep the roof open during the duration of a 10? minute shower. Finally once the rain started to let up, they chose to close it, which for all intents and purposes turned Miller Park into a sauna the rest of the day. Really a head scratching decision by the head groundskeeper...

As for the game, outside of Perez, nobody in the Brewers lineup could catch up with deGrom's fastball. He was literally throwing it by them.

Interesting to see Collins ejected after arguing about call on steal attempt (Mets lost challenge when Cuddyer was thrown out by Parra at home in 2nd inning) but then have bench coach go out and manage to get umpires to review Peterson's double in 7th inning (changed to a foul ball.)

I believe the decision-making pertaining to the opening/closing of the roof at MP has always been somewhat dubious. Typically, over the years, I've thought the approach to open or close the roof has been too conservative. Too many times in the mid-to-late spring, the roof has remained closed, when, in reality, the weather outside was decent enough to open the roof and allow some natural sunshine inside. There have been plenty of nice spring & early autumn evenings too, where the roof stayed shut.

Sounds like you experienced the opposite end of the spectrum today, WIAC.
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