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close call


The Brewers loaded the bases three times yesterday against the Mets.
They had runners on second and third two other times.
They had base runners in almost every inning in fact, and yet they could only score two runs.
It felt like the wasted opportunities would come back and bite them in the butt.
Then the Mets’ Wilmer Flores smashed a solo home run to lead off the 8th inning and suddenly it was 2-1.

Those wasted opportunities felt like giant 0cean waves roaring closer.
But then Brewers closer Corey Knebel whipped his 98 mph fastball, struck out two and holy mackeral, he now has 46 k’s in 26 innings.

The Brewers won 2-1 and all ocean wave superstitions were tossed out the window.
They head home to play the Dodgers  and well, it’s June 2nd and they’re in first place,
only 4 games over .500, but these moments are worth relishing.

An encouraging sign for the future is how many home runs (45) they hit in the month of April and how fewer (29) they hit in the month of May and yet, they kept winning.


Author: Steve Myers

I grew up in Milwaukee and have been a Milwaukee Brewers baseball fan for as long as I can remember.

6 thoughts on “close call

  1. I don’t know why the Mets seem to feel obligated to play Wife Beater Reyes over Wilmer. Reyes is way under the Mendoza Line. I hope a pitcher hits him in the head. HARD. That will teach the coward to bully a woman. GOD, do I hate that guy. And I hated him even before he hit his wife, in his first stint with the Mets, mugging for the camera. Oh, he was SO precious, he thought he was just so cute. I guess you wouldn’t know that unless you were watching the games locally in New York on the Mets TV network.

    • Don’t forget Glen; WOR was a super station carrying the Mets to most of America and so now is WPIX. All eyes are always on New York and the Mets. Even in Milwaukee, we were privileged to get Kiners Corner back in the day.

  2. It says a lot about the Mets that they knowingly brought back an arrogant, vicious wife-beating punk, and that the Met “fans” gave him a standing ovation his first time back with the Mets. Disgusting.

    • More New York drama for sure. The Mets bringing him back seems to contradict the MLB no tolerance policy when it comes to domestic assault. But I do applaud them….the MLB, not New York, for putting the rule in place, long over due.

      Did Reyes serve any jail time? Was he fined? Was the case thrown out of court? Did he ever come clean and confess? apologize?

  3. The Brewers in first place. In June. This game, she crazy.

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