Bob Uecker isn’t only one not getting any younger!
As a lifelong sofa coach, we have found that screaming at the television helps. The indentured servants of Blaska Stately Manor began screaming at TBS Tuesday 10-12-21 around 5:30 p.m.
We started screaming when we saw Aaron Ashby take the mound in the fifth inning, Brewers up 4 to 2. Gives up a couple hits, walks one, hits a batter with two strikes on him and the Brewers are tied 4-4.
The best stat that measures pitching: earned run average. Of 16 pitchers registering at least 20 innings during the regular season, Ashby was only the 14th best at 4.55.
What’s more, Ashby is a rookie; no playoff experience whatsoever. A major leaguer for all of three months. The Crew is down two games to one. It’s win or go home. And they turn to this untested arm? I don’t care about the lefty righty thing. Ashby gave way to starter Brandon Woodruff to finish the sixth inning. Why not one inning sooner?
Had a bad feeling going into the playoffs as the Brewers squandered 9 games of a 14-game lead in the Central division. Hitters had already reverted to the punchless form of the first two months of the season. In the playoffs, scored six runs in four games. Atlanta out-pitched (1.54 ERA to our 3.18) and out-hit Milwaukee (their .234 BA to our .192). For next season, Brewers need a consistent big bopper (could be Rowdy) and to find out who is pretending to be Christian Yelich. Keep Urias at third base. (No, he did not catch that foul ball.) See what you can get for Escobar. His straw stirred no drink.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Come right down to it, the Brewers were eliminated from the playoffs when Devin Williams smashed his hand into that wall after clinching the Central Division.