Sunday, July 18, 2010

Are the Brewers Leaning Into Pitches?

The Brewers finally got in the headlines today when manager Ken Macha made an official complaint to MLB officials about his team being thrown at. That's right, the Brewers are targets. They've been hit a whopping 47 times this year. 47 beaners, that's more wins than the Brewers have.

Leading the charge is Prince Fielder who is pictured above attempting to elbow a pitch. Elbowing should be reserved for the UFC. Prince will struggle to hit 47 homers this year but he's helping he's certainly helping his team lead the league in one category.

What do you guys think? Do the Brewers lean in or are these friendly boys from Milwaukee targets? Let me know in the comments below

10 comments:

Josh H. said...

I'm not saying that they do it all of the time but I have started to notice that at times they dont just try to lean in on it they actualy almost fall into to them. I mean just look at that picture above I know Prince is a big guy but it doesnt even look like he is trying to get out of the way. Really it looks like he is trying to backhand it.

Ben said...

I mean if they are going to get hit so much wear pads all over!Fielder is hitting .265 and he has a .398 OBP.Same with Weeks.Those two have combind for 31 HBP.There two of the top three leauge leaders(1.Weeeks, 2.Marlon Byrd,
3.Fielder).Fielder just gets hit because people get mad when people slam homers off of them.I know i do....Weeks is a plate crouder but I think It's intenntionly.The good thing with those two is that at the same time there having wonderful seasons!

Lets go Brewers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Chris in VT said...

I think it's a little of both.The Brew Crew has upset some opponents with their behavior,so a little retaliation is to be expected.But I've noticed they do also lean into them from time to time too.Then again,the same could be said for at least one player on just about every team!

Chris Andrew said...

Some solid insights. Ben I agree - if they are going to lean in they might as well throw some pads on, be smart about it.

Ben said...

I mean Fielder shouldn't get thrown at.There just trying to hurt him because the Cards already have Yo on the DL(But that doesn't matter because he's starting tonight!!).I mean Weeks is really sstarting to get hot(3 homers in the lat 4 day and he has 5 RBI's in that stretch).Fielder is know leading the N.L. with 23 homers while Weeks is in 9th with 18.I'm just loving it that when somebody hits a brewer they're starting to get tossed!

Ben said...

What else!Weeks just got hit in the back after he just hit a triple.Fielder just hit a homer so stay tuned......

Ben said...

Weeks just went deep on a 3-2 pitch.Now you see what happens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe and Chris said...

Yeah, as Ben said, maybe it isn't a great idea to throw at these guys. In one of our first episodes I predicted a big year for Rickie Weeks and I am starting to look intelligent (for once). In the last 10 games he has 5 HR, 11 RBI, 12 R and a .325 average. That brings him up to 20 HR, 64 RBI and a rising .274 BA this season. Not a bad line for a leadoff man who also leads the league in leading off the game with a HR.

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jasonbauza said...

can i please have a ernie banks cards

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