Saturday, May 10, 2008
Rickie Weeks Says: "Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It!" To Me And All Others Who Have Ripped Him
Well the six game losing streak is history, thank God. And a big reason is Rickie Weeks, and I have to tip my hat to him and thank him for coming through in a HUGE clutch spot last night. Although Weeks has been ripped by the fans and media alike all season for his batting average hovering around the .180-.190 mark he came through with a game winning two RBI hit that we could possibly look back on as the point where this team and Weeks turned it around. On the verge of losing their seventh straight game down 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded and two outs Weeks ripped a Jason Isringhausen pitch down the left field line and it scored JJ Hardy and Gabe Kapler and that was all she wrote for the losing streak. Steve "Sparky" Fifer of AM 1250 WSSP was able to rest his head and go to sleep last night after being awake for 65 hours during the losing streak. The 9th started off bad with Isringhausen getting 2 outs on two pitches. But then Hardy singled, Kapler singled and Kendall walked bringing Weeks up to the plate. I will be honest I though the only way we tie or win is if Weeks walks or gets hit by a pitch. But he basically gave me the best and happiest "fuck you JD" of my life. Thanks Rick, I hope and have a good feeling this was the type of win that can turn your season and the whole teams season around. Great chance to win two in a row today with Ben Sheets on the mound, something is Brewer here Nation. Also big props to the bullpen; David Riske, Salomon Torres and Brian Shouse were brilliant in relief of Manny Parra who actually had a decent outing and got through 5 full innings. Could have actually pitched another inning at least with a pitch count in the 80's but with his spot up in the order Yost went for a pinch hitter.