When you’re a .500 ballclub, playing a team like Houston should help you get back on track. Unfortunately for Milwaukee, the Brewers left their bats in Wisconsin, and the team now sits a game below .500.
After a 5-0 thumping of the Astros on Friday, Milwaukee fell 2-1 on Saturday and 5-0 on Sunday. Once again, there’s concern about the offense, or lack thereof.
Houston starter Bud Norris fooled Milwaukee hitters with his slider, with 11 Brewers hitters striking out. The team was shut out for the first time this season and first time since last September, and the Brew Crew managed just three hits.
The bigger question is, is this just the result of a good pitching performance from Houston? Or is the Brewers’ offense not what the experts thought it was cracked up to be?
Most likely, the Brewers’ offense will get going at some point, especially as the weather warms up. But it had better happen soon, or the Brewers’ playoff hopes could be in danger.
May isn’t early anymore.