Has anyone ever noticed that in the movie Hook, when they are playing the baseball game on the ship, both teams are named the Pirates. Smee is on the mound, and has the greatest delivery of all time… HE’S STEALING SECOND!!!
No! No! No! No! Now stop it!
The Brewers are now on a roll after beating the Braves yesterday and at 3-4, they get to play everyone’s favorite punching bag this weekend. The Chicago Cubs.
Bangarang Brewer: Ryan Braun. And again, the Hammer does what a hammer does. Braun is batting .391 to start the season, and rocked the Braves best pitcher in the third inning for his third home run of the year.
The Good: John Axford. Somebody seems to have gotten ahold of himself a little bit over the last two games. I might have been right. It was the cold in Cincinnati that was biting into his breaking pitches. I think that Axford is still going to end up winning the mustache competition and will be able to muster at least 30 saves. The Ax of God will return to prominence…
The Bad: Yuniesky Betancourt. Batting .182 so far this season, and has an OBP at .217. I read his ESPN page earlier on Fantasy News, and this came up: “There aren’t many positives when it comes to Betancourt, as he’s an overrated defender who commits a slew of outs year after year, but we’ll try nevertheless.” Huh? They try to salvage the post for the next ten lines, but it just doesn’t pan out. We might want to start scanning the Orioles roster for an offering for Caesar Izturis. Or Andino. Or Alfredo Simon, who is still in an Aruba jail.
The Ugly: Eric Almonte: Is it me or does this guy look like he’s going to steal something other than a base…