Listening to the 8th inning of yesterdays Brewer-Cub game was excruitating. Latroy Hawkins, who has been around a long time and had pitched well, had two outs and a three run lead. No problem right? well, the Cubs rallied scoring 4 and pulling out the win 7-6. As Hawkins was melting down there was no sign of Trevor Hoffman. He should be able to get 4 outs in a save situation. As it was, they held Hoffman for a save that disappeared. The Brewers have been unable to put together a complete perfomance on the mound. Either the starters or relievers have struggled. Dave Bush pitched well to win yesterday and when your 4th or 5th starters keep you in a game...those are the ones you need to put away. It's early but remember, April games count the same as September ones.
The Bucks finsih the regular season with a win. They will play Atlanta in the first round and will need to find a defensive answer for Joe Johnson who has torched the Bucks this season. Some of the other matchups could be interesting including CHicago-Cleveland and the Lakers(with a banged up Kobe) against the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder.
A mismatch got out of hand Tuesday in a high school baseball game between Three Lakes and Phelps. Three Lakes had 22 runs, 23 hits,21 walks and 11 steals......in the first inning. They were ahead 45-0 in the 3rd when the coaches decided to stop the game. It will go down in the book as a forfeit as the WIAA doesnt recognize games that don't go at least 5 innings. It was a conference game so it had to be played .
Songs of the Day (from my Ipod)
Farther On-Jackson Browne (1974) from his classic "Late For The Sky" Lp comes this poetic gem. That's the multi-talented Dave Lindley on steel & slide.
Farther Along-The Byrds (1971) one of their last lps was self-produced as an answer to the last album which was loaded with strings and other orchestrated garbage against their will. The highlight of this band lineup was the guitar work of Clarence White