Today is Opening Day 2011 of Major League Baseball! I can almost smell the grass and taste the peanuts and hot dogs!
The Milwaukee Brewers were one of the teams which played on the not-so-official opening day of baseball 2011. From what I hear, this is the smallest amount of games which have been offered on the not-so-official opening day! But who really cares, baseball is back and so are the Boys of Summer!
The Milwaukee Brewers were having an excellent game until the bottom of the ninth and Axford, the Brewers new closer, gave up 4 runs, including a 3 run home run to end the game. They are playing in Cincinnati vs the Reds and the ball park has not been so kind to the Brewers. They are now 1-7 at this ball park, ouch!!
There were plenty of good notes from todays game as the Brewers dominated the entire game until the last inning.
The Brewers got off to the majors' most sizzling start in decades. Rickie Weeks extended his spring tear with his 22nd career leadoff homer. He led the Brewers with a .442 average and one homer during spring training. Fast starts are no surprise for him -- Weeks hit a club-record eight leadoff homers last season. When Gomez homered into the upper deck two pitches later, the Brewers became the first team in the majors to start a season with a pair of homers since Cincinnati's Pete Rose -- who watched from a seat behind home plate on Thursday -- and Bobby Tolan connected off Don Drysdale in 1969. Drysdale didn't allow another run in that one, winning 3-2. ALSO, this is a franchise FIRST for the Milwaukee Brewers.