Brewers vs. Cardinals: Rickie Weeks Homer Brings Milwaukee Closer, Cards Still Lead 5-2

Rickie Weeks has a bad ankle, which led Rob Neyer to wonder if Craig Counsell was a better option. It's at this point that I'd like you to stop what you're doing, and laugh at Rob Neyer.

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Good. With that out of the way, we can discuss the Rickie Weeks home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, which cut the Cardinals' lead to 5-2. Prince Fielder opened the inning with a double, and Weeks hit the homer on a fastball on the inside corner.

And to be fair this Neyer character, Weeks hasn't looked especially good so far this postseason, hitting just 1-for-18 in the Division Series against the Phillies, but he looked like the player the Brewers were expecting to anchor the middle of the order in the playoffs.

The Brewers were down 5-2 in the fifth inning of Game 1, so the deficit shouldn't seem insurmountable. Still, it's probably not the best idea to keep giving up runs to the Cardinals. Not like most pitchers have a choice, though, especially against this Pujols character.

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