August 20, 2008
Astros 5, Brewers 2: Sheets Struggling
W: Moehler (9-4)
L: Sheets (11-7)
S: Valverde (32)
Ben Sheets started for the Brewers, but he did not have a good outing. It seems like he’s not been as dominant as usual since C. C. Sabathia came over. Is it possible that one team simply cannot contain two pitchers of such awesome abilities? Or is Sheets just tired? I’m definitely leaning towards the former.
In 6 innings, Sheets allowed 5 runs. He was bested by Brian Moehler, of all people, who allowed 2 runs (1 earned) in 5 1/3 innings.
The loss drops the Milwaukee back another game, thanks to the Cubs win, and they now sit in 2nd place, 6 games back. The Astros improved their record to 2 games over .500, but sit a whopping 13.5 games back.