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Some Much Needed Motivation

Sure, it’s easy to get down when you get crushed by the Washington Nationals, giving up a grand slam in successive innings.  Sure, things aren’t looking rosy right now.  But the season is far from over.  Just ask John Belushi.

There are still three games left in this series.  Monday night was probably Washington’s best chance at winning a game in the four-game set.  The Nats have won a grand total of 11 road games this year, counting last night’s slugfest.  And last night’s loss only counts for one in the standings.

The Cardinals are playing the Dodgers, and the Cubs and Astros will be busy beating each other up.  Let’s not forget the slew of head-to-head games remaining against the Cards and Cubs in September.  
It’s easy to freak out, but the sky isn’t falling just yet.  Three solid innings of Carlos Villanueva and two to three more solid innings from Tim Dillard tonight could go a long way towards restoring some confidence.  So, what do you say, Brewers?  Can you make me feel like I’m not crazy for thinking this team can still win about 85 games and steal a division crown?  Please?
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  1. David Hannes
    July 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Agreed that this team still has a chance to contend, but they need to win these easier ones.
    But it is hard to like a team’s chances when only one starter has been consistently good through out the season. Villanueva has a chance to give the team and the fans some optimism tonight with a good outing…but then Macha needs to follow through and give Dillard a spot in the rotation, or at least recognize that Suppan can no longer be counted on for more than 4 innings per start.
    Call-ups will provide some badly needed relief in terms of arms…Bush and McClung should come back in August, and then Burns and possibly even Mark Rogers and Cody Scarpetta, Chase Wright, and Nick Green (all on the current 40-man) will be available to throw an inning or so. Gamel, Salome and Escobar will also be added to provide pinch-hitting depth.

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