It seems just when the Milwaukee Brewers are about to turn the corner the worse bullpen in the Major Leagues rear it’s ugly head once again. I know they might not be the worse bullpen, but very darn close. Last night they had a chance to keep the Brewers in the race and they layed an egg. Todd Coffey gave up a three-run home run to Matt Stairs and the Brewers lost 7-6. I guess just another day in the life of a Milwaukee Brewers fan.
Braden Looper started the game and lasted 6.0 innings giving up eight hits and four earned runs. I guess not to bad considering it was Braden Looper and lately he has struggled a little bit. Todd Coffey and the bullpen was nothing to write home to mom about as they gave up three runs and the winning home run. I do feel sorry for Doug Melvin the Brewers General Manager as where does he start to rebuild the bullpen. Besides Trevor Hoffman no one in the pen has done anything all year long to speak of.
The Brewers offense did get nine hits, but there two big guns Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder did no damage. Casey McGehee and Felipe Lopez both had good games for the Brewers. McGehee had a home run and four RBI’s one of the better games he has had in recent weeks. J.J. Hardy was back in the lineup last night playing shortstop after being called back from the minors. We will have to see how he plays the rest of the season for the Brewers.