Brewers 5, Astros 3
That shiny new ride your team has been seen in around town, the one that has everybody excited? Well, it’s back to reality boys and girls because the clock has struck midnight and that’s a pumpkin they’re back on top of.
Still, it was pretty cool while it lasted. Two in a row! Two wins in a week! Three in the last eight days! That’s 60% of their second half wins! That’s already as many games as they won in the whole month of July!
Yes sir, happy times are back!
Ok, happy times were back, but the mojo of waiver wire pickups and retro jerseys can only last so long. In this case, two games. It was Jordan Lyles’ tough luck to pitch on the third day, and against Certified Astro Killa Yovani Gallardo.
What the hell kind of name is Yovani, anyway? Where is this guy from? Don’t they have guys named Roy, or Mike or James Rodney where he comes from?
I digress, because it’s the thing to do. Today’s tilt was actually reasonably entertaining, and not just because of the Threat of Continued Mojo. Young Master Lyles pitched a good game and didn’t fall victim to his usual battering the third time through the lineup. This was due in part to changing his approach later in the game and flashing a nice change that he’s held under wraps successfully so far. Lyles went seven, giving up eight hits and four runs, including a solo crank by everybody’s favorite 80s one-hit wonder, Corey Hart. Lyles struck out five and didn’t issue a walk, doing a great job of being around the plate but not too much over it all day long. In particular he was surprisingly successful in getting groundouts, especially from The Peen, and that’s half the battle of keeping it close against the Brew Crew.
The other part of the battle wasn’t held up quite as well, since Astrokilla Gallardo was on the hill. Yovani showed the nice lady nine spots on the doll and that didn’t include the two walks he gave up, but it only resulted in three runs. Greene continues to acclimate well, as he had two hits including a double. Gonzalez and Snyder had two hits each as well, leaving four overall to spread amongst the rest of the team and that’s the reason only three runs were tallied. The Astros were an uncharacteristic 3 for 11 with runners in scoring position. I’m sure this is a trend, not an anomaly.
Marwin had a tough day in the field, maybe loosening up a little too much with the milk and cookies after the big celebratory sleepover last night. Maxwell had a real nice play late in the game to track down a deep fly to right-center by Segura. Otherwise, the ticky-tacky little things pretty much balanced out the way they usually do, 40% for and 60% against and that’ll make it hard on you every time.
Tomorrow they’ll take on the incestual scat-eating gang-felchers from Chi. The Aristocrats! Maybe that place’ll catch on fire before the Astros show up, or maybe the FTC will finally succumb to that vile infected Old Style Piss and it’ll be like an episode of Walking Dead. Tune in to the GZ tomorrow to find out.