The Brewers had one of those days that should be reserved for A-holes. They found out that 1B Mat Gamel is likely out for the season due to a torn ACL. That is not fair to a guy who has been deprived of a T in his first name for 26 years.
This awful news was followed by insult, injury, a poke in the eye and a punch in the face.
Jeff Suppan, who was once a multi million dollar Brewers starting pitcher with a batting practice fastball took the mound against the Crew. He sailed through the first and second innings and I said to the dog, “this simply can’t go on much longer.” As the third, fourth and fifth innings of shutout baseball continued I continued to converse with Vincent way more than I should admit to in writing. The fifth was a one, two, three inning.
And the just like that it happened. The Padres manager removed Suppan and I screamed “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Jeff Freaking Suppan just shut out the Milwaukee Brewers for FIVE INNINGS on four hits. He entered the game with a 12+ ERA in AAA this season. So two times 25 guys who are not ready to play big league ball treated him like the pinata that he is and the defending NL Central champs do nothing against him.
The Brewers lost and were shut out for the second time in a row by one of the worst teams in baseball. This time 5-0.
Today the events involving your Milwaukee Brewers reminded me of this fine song.
No surprise that you need to F’s to spell Jeff Suppan.