Monday, April 7, 2008

What Makes Milwaukee Famous...

...makes a loser out of me.

After church yesterday Nicole and I made our way to Milwaukee to go see the Brewers take on the San Fransisco Giants. The Brewers shut out the hapless Giants, 7-0. The Brewers have a pretty good offense, but I think the score more reflects the Giants ineptitude. They're as bad as the press says they are. Seriously, look for SF to lose more than 100 games this year.

A week into the regular season has been somewhat disappointing for the Mariners. Erik Beddard's debut was fine, but not stellar. Felix Hernandez looked good as did Carlos Silva. The biggest disappointments are closer J.J. Putz going to the 15-day DL and poor offensive production. The one silver lining is the plate discipline the hitters have shown, drawing a lot of walks. Still, there isn't enough hitting deep in the line up--particularly impotent are Jose Vidro and Brad Wilkerson going 1-16 so far this season.

So at 2-4, dropping three to Baltimore, Is it time for Mariners fans to jump ship? Not yet. Detroit, Boston, and the Yankees have all been humbled by mediocre teams this week, but no one is doubting them as contenders. Maybe if we go 4-8 its time to start panicking. Until then, lets hope the bats start firing up.

Check out Nicole's helmet of "Cheese Fries". We call that artery cloggin goodness.


Patty said...

If you guys could just cut and paste those two top pictures, you'd have one nice photo and one goofy one instead of two goofy ones. ;)

Anonymous said...

it is more fun to be goofy

Patty said...

Not that I am criticizing the goofy ones. :) I am just amused that there's one serious face and one not in each picture.

Anonymous said...

It's always good to get off to a good start, but 162 games is a long season. Don't get too caught up in early season struggles. Detroit has been projected to be one of the top teams in the AL, and is off to an 0-6 start. Obviously, they have some weaknesses as well, notably middle relief. I don't know a lot about the Mariners, but from what I have heard, they will be pretty good.


Anonymous said...

Looking at Nicoles helmet of cheese fries....Marv would call it a "heart attack on a plate". But oh, so good!