What Has Happened to Ben Sheets?

Travis WackerCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2008

Another loss for 'Big' Ben Sheets has come. This time at the hands of the Atlanta Braves. Sheets gave up two first inning runs. Those two runs would prove to be enough as Braves starter Jorge Campillo shut-out the Crew and Atlanta went on to win 5-0.

Sheets dropped to ten and five as he gave up three runs, two earned, in six innings. The Brewers co-ace also walked three as the Braves mustered six hits off of Sheets.

The 29 year-old rookie Campillo tossed seven innings while giving up six hits and striking out six. Campillo now has three of his six wins against the Brewers this season. I would think that this is because Campillo doesn't throw very hard and since Milwaukee is a very good fastball hitting team, the slower pitches kind of throw them off a bit.

Since Milwaukee acquired CC Sabathia on July seventh, Ben Sheets has gone 0-2 in four games and his ERA has risen from 2.85 to 3.14. Something is up here and, as of right now, we can just assume things.

Milwaukee will now travel to Cincinnati to battle with the Reds for three games. The Brewers' probable starters will be Manny Parra, Dave Bush and Jeff Suppan.

Parra (9-4, 3.93 ERA) will take the mound against Bronson Arroyo (9-8, 5.74 ERA) in the series opener set for a 6:10 p.m. Central Standard Time first pitch.