The Milwaukee Brewers weren't quite as good as they appeared to be early on, and they're not as bad as they've been playing the last few weeks. Somewhere in between is what they need to find and it'll probably still be good enough to win the National League Central.
Finding that common ground won't be easy though. This is a team that lacks confidence right now. They have a pitcher (Chris Capuano) that has lost nine in a row and in his last 14 starts, the Brewers are 0-14.
The bullpen has just collapsed. Yes, they've been overworked, but this is ridiculous. Somebody stand up and make a play. Somebody come through with some key hits when you need them. And please, the next time a starter leaves with the lead, would it be too much to ask for the bullpen to save one for a change.
As bad as things look, the Brewers are still up a game in the Central. No other team seems to want it any more than they do.
I said at the beginning of the season this team was a year away. The young players haven't been through it yet and that is showing right now. And veteran players, not that there's much to pick from, but they're no place to be found. But again, inspite of what I thought then or think now, this thing is still up for grabs. Stop feeling sorry for yourselves, pick your rearend up off the floor and go punch somebody in the mouth. It could be one ugly pennant race, but it'll be a whole lot worse for the team or teams that can't seem to win this terrible NL Central race.