Astros Series: By The #’s
Winning two of three from the red-hot Braves was a good start to the homestand. Next up, “Big Puma” Lance Berkman and the Houston Astros for a three game series this weekend. We’re expecting huge crowds so if you’re interested in joining us at Miller Park, get your tickets quickly!
They’ve also won 6 of the last 10 overall.
The Astros make thier first appearance in Milwaukee this year. The Crew hopes to return the favor after being swept in Houston earlier this season. The Crew has won 8 of the last 10 games versus the Astros at Miller Park.
The Houston Astros are 14-9 since they last played the Brewers May 4.
The ‘Stros like to run so Jason Kendall will be tested this weekend. Houston has stolen 61 bases coming into today, which leads all of baseball. Kendall has thrown out 13 baserunners this year for a 39% caught stealing rate. He threw out 13 baserunners all of last year.
MLB rank for most wins in the last at-bat – 2008
Milwaukee Brewers 12
Houston Astros 9
Los Angeles Dodgers 9
Pittsburgh Pirates 9
How good has Ryan Braun been as a big leaguer? Only 3 players have posted 40+ HR, 100+ RBI, .300+ BA since May 25, 2007 (Braun’s MLB debut)
HR RBI BA
Ryan Braun, Mil 47 134 .311
Lance Berkman, Hou 46 126 .318
Alex Rodriguez, NYY 43 130 .308
Vote Brewers! As we mentioned on the air recently, Bill Schroeder and I will take you to lunch at Friday’s Front Row Grill if you turn in the most All-Star ballots in one stop at the Polling Station at Miller Park. Legal-ese version: Commencing on May 30, 2008 and ending on June 4, 2008, participants may enter the sweepstakes by obtaining and returning to the Brewers Polling Station (first base line of Field Level concourse) as many completed All Star Ballots as possible in a single (1) trip. All Star Voting Ballots are available in various locations free of charge. No purchase necessary to participate or to win. See Official Rules for alternative entry mechanism. All valid participants must provide MBBC with all requested/required information. By entering the contest, participant agrees to be bound by and to adhere to the official rules.
Have a great weekend.