There's three things in life you can usually count on. Death, taxes and Ben Sheets getting hurt and missing a stretch of the baseball season.
But last night, Sheets returned from the disabled list and jump-started a Brewers team in great need of a lifeline. Sheets went six innings, allowing a run on six hits, to lead the Brewers to a 6-1 win over the Cubs. The win evened the series at a game apiece and gave the Brewers just their 4th win in the last 15 games. It also pulled the Brewers back to within 1 1/2 games of the division leading Cubs, ending a 5-game losing streak.
The Brewers were in a major need of a boost. That boost came in the form of the Brewers ace Ben Sheets last night.
Now the million dollar question! Will this effort be wasted, or will the Brewers turn things around with roughly one month of the baseball season left?
The only way we'll be able to answer that question is to wait and see. The Brewers have a difficult finish in the final part of the schedule. So if they're going to make some hay, the time is now.
Ben Sheets supplied the start, his teammates now have to take it from there.