The formula for this month has been: Score Once Or Twice + Great Pitching + Great Defense = Winning. Well, this series with the Brewers the pitching and defense fell apart.
Paul Maholm looked like he was on cruise control until the fifth, when the Brewers exploded for EIGHT(!) runs. The most interesting thing that came out of this series was the Brewers gave Chipper a grill and a year’s supply of sausage.
Bob Uecker came down for the eighth to hang out, sign autographs, and do postgame interviews. By this time the cookout was getting a little rowdy. Uecker went up to Dan Uggla and asked, “How long have you all been drinking?” Uggla responded, “Late July.”
Sorry, I did my best to make that interesting. The Bravos are off tonight, but Vegas still lists them as a three run dog.
Here are my SEC picks. Home teams on the right:
Alabama 32 Arkansas 3
Florida 23 Tennessee -4 [editor’s note: Smitty originally had Tennessee coming out on top, but that is officially prohibited on this site]
Florida Atlantic 3 Georgia 52
Western Kentucky 14 Kentucky 21
Idaho 6 LSU 54
Texas 32 Ole Miss 7
Mississippi State 38 Troy 7
Arizona State 21 Missouri 28
UAB 10 South Carolina 32
Texas A&M 24 Southern Methodist 7
Presbyterian 3 Vanderbilt 45
Louisiana-Monroe 21 Auburn 28