The Brewers squared off against the Angels for the second game of a three-game series Tuesday night. Local start time: 9:10 p.m. I was already dragging having had a bad bout of insomnia over the weekend and having stayed up for the entire game Monday night. I was in a fog and knew it wasn’t going to get better.
I tried to clear the cobwebs and focus on the game but I wasn’t sure if what I was watching was really happening. The game started with two quick Brewer outs against Los Angeles pitcher Ervin Santana, but Braun, back to hitting third in the line-up, got a two-out single. And then Prince smoked one to the opposite field and the Brewers were up 2-0. These would be all the runs the Brewers would need as Dave Bush gave up just one run over 7 1/3 innings. The lone Angels' run came in the eighth inning, after the game was over. Corey Hart scored a bases clearing double in the second inning and the route was on.
The lack of sleep must be getting to me because it was almost impossible to remember when the Brewers last had timely hitting and good pitching—in back to back games. So confused. So dazed. So awesome. Wednesday’s game is a “twilight” game with a local start time of 6:10 p.m. Here’s to staying dazed and confused. (But with beer from now on.)
Brewers 7, Angels 1
Game played 6-16-10