InReview - Week Two

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IApril 20, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Todd Coffey #60 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

This is about how the season has been going so far

This is about how the season has been going so far

Weekly Record: 2-4

Current Record: 4-8


  • Well, even though this isn’t the start everyone wanted, there’s something to be said for not being swept in any series
  • Todd Freakin’ Coffey—I’m amazed at the jams he’s gotten out of
  • I’ve been very impressed with Mike Cameron and Rickie Weeks so far—keep it up, guys
  • Hopefully the pitching we saw this weekend is a taste of things to come.
  • Goth/Elvis/Abe Lincoln Brewers (It’s a tad early for a slumpbuster—but I can’t argue with the results)



    Corey Hart and his Darker Side


  • We’re not even out of the first month and some fans are jumping ship—The Brewers “have shown no sign of completely turning their season  around.” Are you kidding me? There hasn’t been enough season to have a complete turnaround.
  • Not yet winning a series does suck though—I’m not going to lie.
  • Gary Sheffield just had to hit his 500th against the Brewers, didn’t he? No justice…
  • The pitching all around—the relievers are being used a lot early in the season and I don’t like that. Only one starter has an ERA under four. Only three relievers have an ERA under five.
  • Jason Kendall, JJ Hardy, Prince Fielder, and Ryan Braun all under .230 Batting Average! On the bright side, three of those players usually have fairly slow starts.

This Week in Stats (YTD)

ERA: 4.10 (5.14)
BA: .235 (.224)
Opponents BA: .264 (.264)
Slugging Percentage: .413 (.397)
Fielding Percentage: .996 (.984)

Quick Hitters:

Currently 18 out of 30 teams are at .500 or less

At this time last year (about 12 games into the season), 17 out of 30 teams were at .500 or less and included teams such as the Phillies, the Dodgers, and the Rays.

At this time last year (about 12 games into the season), the teams with the best records were the Diamondbacks, the Cardinals, the Brewers, and the A’s. Only one of those teams made the post season.