Sunday, October 3, 2010

2010-a barrel of fun

The Brewers wrapped up the 2010 season today with a 3-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Randy Wolf had a decent outing going seven innings and giving up the three runs on nine hits and one walk. Milwaukee fell behind early but tied the game at two on a double by Corey Hart in the third inning. Jay Bruce untied the game with a fourth inning home run. And that’s it. The Brewers didn’t give up any additional runs but were unable to score any either. Milwaukee’s best chance to score came in the seventh inning when Hart tried to steal home. He was nearly hit by Aroldis Chapman’s pitch and was easily tagged out by Corky Miller.

And then it was over. All over. As in no more games this year over.

Milwaukee finished the year at 77-85,and in third place in the NL Central. Despite my frequent writing and wishing to the contrary, the Brewers were never really in contention this year. Trevor Hoffman blew five of his first ten attempts before he was extricated from the closer role. There was also that little matter of losing nine in a row in May that sunk the 2010 ship.

Thank you for reading (Mom)! For now I am out of things to compare the games to. To recap, I’ve compared either the game or the Brewers to the U.S. men’s soccer team; the TV show Mall Cops; my favorite cashier at the grocery store; cheap foamy beer; a pee cup; drinking all day; Walgreen’s; Jersey Shore--at least twice; my softball team; parenthood; the Harlem Globetrotters; The Tell-Tale Heart; Smirnoff Wild Grape; Mariah Carey; and Natural Dog magazine. Well, Natural Dog was about a member of the Reds...

Reds 3, Brewers 2
Game played 10-3-10

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