October 6, 2008

Phillies 6, Brewers 2: The Central’s Last Team Standing

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Brewers (1-3)000000110280
W: Blanton (1-0) L: Suppan (0-1)


After all the winning put up by the Cubs, the Brewers, and to a lesser extent, the Cardinals and Astros, the NLC’s showing in the playoffs was disappointingly short. (That’s what she said.)

So much for the best division in baseball.

Anyway, unlike the Cubs, the Brewers managed to show up for one game and stalled elimination until game 4 against the Phillies. The 4 runs Jeff Suppan allowed in the 3rd inning pretty much sums up the game. Suppan allowed 2 home runs in that inning, one to Pat Burrell and another to Jayson Werth. It was too much for Milwaukee to recover from.

Still, the Brewers had a successful season. It was their first post-season appearance since 1982. While the go-for-broke philosophy that got them there provides a heapin’ helpin’ of work for the club for next year, the team and its fans can take solace that they didn’t collapse as badly as the Cubs.

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