Milwaukee is known for many things but good baseball isn’t one of them.
Good beer, sure, good sausages, you bet, good cheese, of course, but quality baseball betting, never. It hasn’t happened in decades and a spontaneous batch of great baseball certainly didn’t break out during the 2006 baseball betting season either.
Although the news wasn’t all terrible, the Brewers didn’t finish in last place and they flirted with finishing the baseball betting season at .500. So, from the perspective of the long suffering Brewers- MLB betting fans, things could have certainly been worse, as they often have been in the past.
No one really expected the Brewers to tear it up in 2006 baseball betting season so it was no real great surprise when they didn’t. By finishing fourth in the NL Central this squad may even have done a little bit better than many MLB betting experts had predicted in the preseason. When the dust settled there were only eight and half games between the Brewers and the first division winning St Louis Cardinals, which is far from awful compared to many recent baseball betting seasons the Brewers have had. Their 4.63 baseball betting winning percentage was nothing to brag about but only six more wins would have put them at the .500 plateau and knocking on the door of respectability. At home the Brew Crew posted an impressive 48-33 baseball betting record, must be the sausage race, but any time they left Wisconsin they fumbled to a 27-54 record, which is just awful. There’s simply no way to sugar coat that.
But in the bigger scheme of things the Brewers have little to hang their heads over as injuries practically decimated them and when taking that into consideration the overall record really isn’t that bad at all. And no part of the team got beat up worse than the starting rotation. Staff ace Ben Sheets missed over three months with injuries and had trouble getting on track and establishing a steady rhythm from the mound. Tendonitis limited his action and he was only able to compile a 6-7 MLB betting record with an okay ERA of 3.82. Anyone doubting his stuff should put those thoughts to rest as he also struck out 116 batters in only 106 baseball betting innings.
Helping out when Sheets went down with a sore arm was the upstart second man in the rotation, Chris Capuano. Right out of the gates this guy was on fire and event was selected to his first all-star appearance. However, he cooled down significantly in the second half of the baseball betting season. After winning ten games before the break he managed only one for win and couldn’t have been more disappointing with a final baseball betting record of 11-12 with a 4.03 ERA. Dave Bush a non-descript pitcher that hung up 12 MLB betting wins and 11 losses in 32 starts last baseball betting year did a decent in the short-handed staff but he’s not likely to win the Cy Young any time soon. The bull was mediocre with Francisco Cordero taking over part way through the baseball betting season and getting 16 saves.
In the field the was solid but at bat there was nothing really all that intimidating staring back at the pitchers mound from the batter’s box. Young Prince Fielder, son of the Tiger’s great, Cecil, opened some eyes with a little pop in his bat as he smacked 28 homers and 81 RBIs with a .271 MLB betting batting average. He got off to a slow start but then put it all together and looks ready to have a big 2007 baseball betting season. The infield was pretty banged up during the 2006 baseball betting season and the starting double play combo of SS JJ Hardy and 2B Rickie Weeks both went down with baseball betting season ending surgery and so scrubs filled in, but not all that well. Third base was also eliminated by injuries and starter Corey Koskie never returned from a wicked concussion. The outfield was basically a forgettable endeavor in 2006 baseball betting season except fot Bill Hall. This 27-year old centerfielder blasted 35 homers last baseball betting season in a vacuum. Nobody even knew the guy before last baseball betting year, but expect some people to take notice in 2007 baseball betting season. But aside from Hall and Fielder swinging some lumber at the plate there is really not much to talk about from 2006 baseball betting season except the horrendous luck this MLB betting team when it came to staying healthy.