“We were getting breaks early and now we’re not”, one Brewers official told me, “We scored 3 runs on a wild pitch for gosh sakes.” “Now, we’re swinging to knock fences down, we’re not doing the little things to put pressure on teams to win”.
The Brewers are in a freefall right now and seem to be trying to win games with single at bats. In other words, they’re pressing.
“It’s like quicksand, the more you flail the worse you struggle, but it’s not even the All Star break, guys need to get a win, relax and get a way for a while to re-energize the batteries.”
Ron Roenicke can only do so much but he has to explain to Matt Garza why he took the starter out, after 7 2/3 innings (108 pitches) for Will Smith who promptly didn’t record an out while giving up 3 hits, 2 walks and 5 runs allowing the Phillies to blow the game wide open. … Read the rest