Straight talk from Hart
Brewers right fielder Corey Hart delivered two hits and some straight talk on Saturday.
“I know we played bad last year early on, but I don’t remember it ever being like this,” Hart said. “It’s a struggle. When you think you hit rock bottom, there’s worse.”
The new rock bottom was a 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Twins, who entered the weekend with baseball’s worst record but will go for a three-game sweep of the Brewers on Sunday. The Brewers have lost four games in a row to Houston and Minnesota. They are a season-worst eight-games under .500.
Aramis Ramirez gave the home team hope Saturday with a tying, two-out, two-run home run in the eighth inning, but the Twins won in the 11th with late-game sub Trevor Plouffe homered off Brewers reliever Manny Parra.
“We’re trying to stay positive as much as we can and try to come out of it,” Hart said. “We still have a great club. We have plenty of good times ahead. We can get on a roll, it just ain’t there yet. We have a club that can go 20-5, but right now we’re worried about trying to win a series.”
That bid will have to begin on Monday against the Giants. On Sunday, the Brewers will try to avoid becoming the first team to be swept in a three-game series by the 14-26 Twins.
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