You know, I want to write some BS line about “Hey! We knew the bullpen would blow some leads this year, we just have to accept it and move on,” but f*** that noise. This loss stings. Maybe it’s the Penguins’ ugly start (I don’t even know if I can put my dislike for Alex Ovechkin into words, but that’s for “Where have you gone, Kevin Stevens’ Eight-Ball?” and not WHYGAVS), maybe it’s my impending thesis proposal/oral preliminary exam tomorrow (you guys are lucky there’s a recap in tonight, I’m nearly to panic level DEFCON-5 over this thing), or maybe it’s just that I plain don’t like the Brewers. Whatever the case, this loss is not easy to swallow.
OK, so the Matt Capps meltdown has been an impending event all year. He hasn’t looked sharp, his fastball seems to be clocking a little slow (it was about 93 tonight according to Pitch FX) and he very nearly blew a bigger lead against a worse team on Saturday. But six runs in the last two innings? After Paul Maholm’s first real gem of 2009? After we scraped out four runs against three runs and a lead against a guy that absolutely dominated us last week? After Andy LaRoche hit a home run?!? Just not cool.
Someday, we’re going to beat the Brewers. And it’s going to be awesome.