After having just purchased two tickets to see the Brewers take on the Reds next Monday, for $5 each, it reminded me of the recap I need to write.
Now that the first month of regular baseball has passed, it’s time to look back on the good and the bad parts of April. Brewers are currently at 11 wins, 12 losses and 3.5 games behind the title for the National League Central.
Just before heading into last night’s game against the Padres, many would argue that Ryan Braun isn’t exactly playing like an MVP. He went a good week or two there where he was 0-for-15 in his at bats, not something you can really cheer for. However, last night against the Padres, he dazzled us all with three HRs and a triple. This was the first time anyone had homered that many times in one game at Petco Park, as well as being the only other person in MLB to do so. He is also second, right behind Matt Kemp, in leading homeruns for the National League. Both he and Zack Greinke were named April’s pitcher and player of the month. Due to his performance, he became the 6th trending topic on Twitter in the United States. People now believe that he was on steroids and never stopped using them.
Zack Greinke STILL remains undefeated at Miller Park.
Shaun Marcum is 2-0 at Petco Park against the Padres.
Entering Monday’s game, Corey Hart was third among OPS leaders for the National League. (THAT’S MY BOY!)
Chris Narveson, a.k.a. NARVDOG, had successful surgery as of 5/1/12. Unfortunately, his injury has put him on the disabled list and he will need 9 months to recover. I’ll play “Dr. Feelgood” in his honor.
John Axford has a career high of 48 saves, putting him in the top 5 with the highest number of consecutive saves.
Mat Gamel looks great at the plate. I see big things for the guy.
Yovani Gallardo v. the St. Louis Cardinals. I love the guy and respect him greatly. April was a rough month for you and those dirty birds.
Chris Narveson is out for 9 months. Marco Estrada has been appointed his starting position.
We’re overusing our bullpen. There were a couple of games there where we were exhausting our options. Axford and K-Rod were pulling double shifts. I’m also worried about our other guys. While Jose Veras and Kameron Loe have been OK, I am still uneasy about other guys like Tim Dillard. He has that crazy sidewinder that seems to do more harm than good.
Brewers are relying on big homers for their runs.
Rickie Weeks is the all-time franchise leader in being hit by a pitch. He surpassed Geoff Jenkins with 96.
Weeks was also leading the league with striking out…
I attended five games this past April. Two of them being a part of my season ticket package, and the other three are extra.
Jonathan Lucroy has officially been immortalized in the form of a bobblehead.
Brewers v. Reds on 5/7/12. I’ll be sitting in the Terrace Reserve, section 420. HOLY NOSEBLEEDS, BATMAN!