Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Baseball and Brewers in the Summer

Guest post written by Bryan Rudd

Summer is my favorite season. Maybe it has to do with the warm weather and my love of thunder storms which only come to our area in the summer. On second thought, no. Baseball is the reason I love summer so much. There is nothing like coming home after a hard day’s work, sitting down in front of my direct tv television, switching on my satellite TV and watching my favorite team battle it out.
The Milwaukee Brewers are my favorite team. Early in the season the Brewers were struggling. The Brewers pitching staff, except for Yovanni Gallardo, were extremely weak and it seemed like the Brewers had an uncanny ability to find ways to lose games they should have won. The big bats of Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, and Casey McGehee were still quite prevalent, but the pitching staff just couldn’t get the job done. Lately however the pitching, both starters and the bullpen, have started pulling their weight and the big hitters are still mashing the ball around the park. Of exceptional note since the middle of May is Corey Hart. Hart is leading the national league in home runs, and I currently second among NL hitters in runs batted in. If the Brewers can continue to play at the level they have been playing at lately, be on the lookout for them to turn their season around in the second half and become a contender for another playoff berth.

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