To say that last night’s performance by Corey Hart was good, would be like saying ‘Black Swan’ was the second best movie about ballet last year.
It has been well documented, by Hart and his coaches, that he needed spring training at bats to work out his swing. This has always been the case with Corey, the guy needs those reps in order to find his swing and get his timing down. That, my friends, is the Corey Hart we saw over the last 3 weeks. It took him about 60 or so plate appearances to even look comfortable. About 10 days ago, you could see that he had found his swing. The ball started flying off his bat with a little more zip and he was putting balls to the warning track. Then last night, he found his stroke.
To hit 3 home runs in one game is an amazing feat. It hasn’t been done by a Brewers since Geoff Jenkins did it back in 2003. Plus, the 7 RBI’s that came with those home runs, ties him with the all time Brewers record in a single game. What is even more amazing, is how can you have zero home runs and 1 RBI and go berserk like this? Don’t ask me. I was excited enough when he hit his first home run of the season.
Corey Hart could be the missing offensive link for this team. McGehee continues to struggle with consistency, Betancourt is spotty at best, and Gomez is…well he is what he is. Weeks, Fielder, Braun, and Lucroy have really been the only offensive weapons on the team this season. Everyone else has been pretending.
Now, we all know that Hart is a streaky hitter. I can only hope that this leads to a nice little run for him over the coming weeks. The timing could not be better for him to get hot at the plate. We have 2 more games with the Nationals, then open a 3 game home stand against the defending champs. Then comes the big series, we travel to Cincinnati to try and avenge the beat down we have taken from the Reds this season. Sneaking 2 out of 3 from them would be a huge step in the right direction. Needless to say, a hot bat on the road is much needed for the Brewers.
My apologies for not putting something up sooner this week, I have been experiencing some problems inserting media into articles. I wrote a beautiful article about the majesty of Prince Fielder’s game winning home run last Friday night. However, when I tried to insert the video for us to enjoy, the whole article went goofy and I could not save it. Maybe soon I can get that posted.
Just so you all know, the Brewers now have the best home record in all of baseball at 17-6. If only every game could be played at Miller Park.
On a much less positive note, by now we are probably all aware of the “Where’s Bernie” promotion that the Brewers are doing. Well, it turns out that there are people in our very own backyards who decided to spoil the fun. This article, by Kyle Lobner over at Brew Crew Ball, breaks down how a few bad eggs ruined this fun promotion for everyone, including the Brewers organization. To those people I say, I hope that you are proud of all the children you made cry this morning. This sort of stuff just makes me want to puke.
Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday Brewskies and Brewskettes…accept for those of you who broke the rules of “Where’s Bernie”. I hope you have the worst day of your entire life today.