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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Baseball....What's Baseball?

HOLY CRAP! I think the Brewers forgot how to play baseball. The last two games they can't hit and have had countless errors. The All-Star Break can't come sooner.

From Sportsline:

Following the rain delay, Bottalico came on to complete an intentional walk to Alex Gonzalez, loading the bases. One out later, Delgado hit his grand slam.

Overbay took responsibility for the loss.

"I thought the ball was going to take a long hop, but it took a short one instead," Overbay said. "Still, it's unacceptable. Either way, you have to make that play."

Russell Branyan and Rickie Weeks each hit home runs for the Brewers, who lost for the third time in eight games.

Bottalico relieved Santos and got Paul Lo Duca on a lineout for the second out, but hung a changeup that Delgado smashed over the wall in right.

"He's a home run hitter, and he caught one of my pitches," Bottalico said. "That's what good hitters do."

Bottalico hasn't been sharp lately, allowing five runs in his last three outings.

"It seems like everything I throw up there lately is getting hit," he said. "I'm pretty disgusted with the last two weeks. It's been really bad, and I can't seem to get in a groove."

The Brewers won the first two games of the series, but then squandered a 4-1 lead and wound up losing in 12 innings on Wednesday. Things didn't get better on Thursday.

"This was an ugly game all the way around," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "We made some mistakes that cost Victor some runs. We're playing some sloppy defense right now."

The Brewers will face the Atlanta Braves on Friday as Doug Davis (9-7) squares off against Jorge Sosa (4-1).


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