Bucs Beat Up the Bullies
Game 1 between the Pirates and Brewers from Miller Park is in the books with the Pirates coming out on top by the score of 8-2. The win put the Bucs at one game over .500 and made a statement to the “Brew Crew” that we aren’t gonna be bullied by you anymore. The Brewers are clearly not the same team as the ones they fielded in he last few years without sluggers Aramis Ramirez and Prince Fielder, and with Rickie Weeks not being able to hit his weight this year, they are a team in trouble.
Games 2 and 3 have favorable matchups for the Bucs with Eric Bedard up against Shaun Marcum in game 2 and James McDonald vs rookie Michael Fiers who has one game under his belt in the majors this year. Bedard has been very good and McDonald has been…well…great, so I see no reason they cannot continue their strong perfomances against the Brewers this weekend. To make it worse for the Brewers, Ryan Braun had to leave last night’s game with a hip injury and if he’s out…uh…can you say sweep? I can!
Once the Bucs SWEEP the ”not so big bad Brew-Crew”, They’ll move on to Cincinnati with a new-found confidence that just might put the Pirates in 1st place and in the drivers seat from here on in!