Brewers 9 Astros 5
by Mr. Happy
Every day baby when the sun go down
I get with my friends and I begin to clown
I don’t care what the people are thinkin’
I ain’t drunk I’m just drinkin’
Tonight’s game was a slugfest of sorts: six home runs, three per team. Of course, all of the Astros runs scored in the top of the ninth inning after spotting the Brewers nine runs. Whatever Dallas Keuchel was doing tonight wasn’t working. He made a quick exit after allowing seven runs in just 2.1 innings, including all three Brewers’ home runs, two by the tatted up Corey Hart. All in all, Keuchel allowed nine of the 16 hitters he faced to reach base, which is a calculus that never works out too well for a pitcher.
The Astros made the game mildly interesting in the top of the ninth inning, scoring five runs that came on three home runs, including one from the Sluggin’ Serbian, Brian Bogusevic. I am pretty sure that was Bogusevic’s first long ball since June.
I had to laugh at the poor Brewers pitcher, the well traveled Livan Hernandez, who was sent out there in the ninth inning to mop up a 9-0 game. It was a simple job, really: get three outs before the Astros scored nine runs. He couldn’t finish it, as Jose Veras had to mop up his mess. Poor Livan. He’s gassed and has nothing left but BP in his arm. I’m pretty sure that we’ve seen the last of him at the big league level. But I expect him to continue to play somewhere next year in some league. It’s just what he does.
Tonight’s ball game probably looked a lot like many games are going to look next season as we make our way to the softball circuit. I wouldn’t care if the Astros were consigned to the Toilet League next season. They’re my team, and I’ll be here. Sadly, this is my last recap of the season. I’ve really enjoyed writing about the games on Thursday and Saturday, and I hope to be asked back. Thanks, BudGirl, for reaching out and taking a chance on me as a contributor this season. I had a ball! I’ll see y’all around the boards!