Mike Heller, host The Mike Heller Show
What went wrong for the Brewers in game three versus the Pirates?:
“The little known stat because they’ve gotten their brains beat in every time they come up to Miller Park, but part of their success this year is they are the best team in baseball hitting from the seventh inning on. They got to Ax. They go to hack, and they don’t wait around. That’s got to be some kind of philosophy they have with their offense and their hitting coach and Clint Hurdle. It’s worked pretty well for them this season, and it certainly worked today. They went after Ax, and he couldn’t get anything over the plate with authority with his fastball or his curveball today that’s for sure.”
What do you think about Yuniesky Betancourt being the Brewers’ full time first baseman until Corey Hart returns?:
“He’ll obviously be fine over there, but I think the thing about Yuni B is it gives him a chance to continue and feel like he’s even more so a part of this team instead of a band aid while somebody’s out. The thing that the team can benefit from now is that Corey is going to be out for the entire month of May, and they’re going to need somebody over there. My thing is, if (Bentancourt) can provide half the offense in the month of May that he’s produced in April…if they can get half of that over there with (Aramis) Ramirez coming back to do what we know Ramirez can do, hopefully they’re going to be in good shape.”
Jim Boylan is no longer the Buck’s head coach, where do the Bucks go from here?:
“I don’t know…I’ve had a lot of conversations with a lot of people in the NBA, and this is a head scratcher right now. This is going to be a monumental task for (GM) John Hammond to not only put something together player wise, find a coach that matches those players, find a coach that is a respected coach; that has to be on the top of his list. He needs to bring a coach that players are going to respect and play for, and then that coach has to be a match with the general manager as well. Lastly, somehow, he got to turn something around to bring the fans back in, and that to me might be his toughest task. If they’re three years away from at least the Bradley Center being done, and the NBA putting the pressure on them, get a new arena in place, they have an enormous, enormous amount of work to do to sell that product to a once faithful NBA crowd that in my opinion is no longer there."