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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Two of Four in Atlanta and Two of Three in St. Louis Would Salvage Road Trip

A seemingly tall order, especially after yesterday's loss, but it just might be possible. After a disappointing series in Houston in which miscues and a non-existent offense led to a series loss, strong performances in Atlanta and St. Louis might just lead to success on this road trip. The Braves have not been playing well, though they'll certainly put up a bigger fight than when the Brewers took three of four from them in the first home stand of the season. Indeed, they'll be looking to get back on track beginning with this series against the Brewers. From their perspective yesterday was a good start. Still, I like the Crew's chances to at least split the series. The offense will come around and Zack Greinke's long awaited debut, along with the return of Nyjer Morgan, could provide a needed boost on Wednesday and Tuesday, respectively. Let's face it, for the benefits Gomez brings to a game, and, yes, he does bring benefits, the Brewers need a better hitter in the two-spot and Morgan would be a great fit.

After Atlanta the Brewers head to St. Louis for a three game series. The Cardinals have been playing well and took two of three from the Braves this weekend. They currently lead the NL Central by two games on the Reds and two and a half on the Brewers. But, the Brewers tend to play well in St. Louis, and now would be a good time to continue that trend. If they can win four of the next six games, they would finish the road trip at 5-5, and I'll almost always gladly accept a .500 ten game run on the road. It may be a tall order, but the Brewers can make it happen.

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