Visit to McCarthy's Hometown...........Kenny Mayne

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


The Milwaukee Brewers would appreciate it if you don't tell anyone else that they have the best record in the major leagues.
"Maybe we can stay under the radar a little longer and people will take us lightly and we'll pick up some more wins," shortstop J.J. Hardy said.

That's not too likely now that the Brewers and their 17-9 record is the best in the majors after their 12-2 whipping of the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday night at Miller Park before an audience of 20,446. This night's bandwagon riders included Marquette basketball coach Tom Crean and Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who were in the Brewers clubhouse to soak in some of the postgame glow.

What was most promising about this victory was not just that Hardy tied a career high with four hits to continue his offensive tear of late, or that Geoff Jenkins contributed to the 17-hit onslaught with four of his own, including a solo home run that capped the season high in runs.
Instead, it was the fact that for all the success the Brewers have had in the early going this season, two players who have been noticeably absent from much of it - pitcher Ben Sheets and center fielder Bill Hall - played key roles in their third straight victory.

"Everybody is playing very very well right now," manager Ned Yost said.
Sheets (2-2) picked up his first victory since opening day with a six-inning outing and Hall delivered a key two-run double for his first RBIs in eight games. It was the hit that ignited a four-run fifth inning that carried over to a seven-run sixth that made Cardinals starter Braden Looper (3-2) the victim.

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