by Ray Bergman
Game 13 - Brewers vs White Sox at County Stadium
August 18, 1996My inspirational son has returned to Florida so I'm on my own for the next few games. Marc did most of the driving the past week or so and was a big help, what with my bad knee and all. We traveled 6000 miles together and viewed 7 ball games. The drive from Chicago to Milwaukee is old hat now as Marc and I took the same route to Minneapolis and from Minneapolis back to Chicago.
Milwaukee's stadium is an old stadium. Not old like Wrigley, just plain old. It is a double deck stadium with skyboxes in between. It has a giant scoreboard in right centerfield. The entire outfield is bleacher heaven with a giant beer keg and beer mug foaming over just over the fence in center field. On this date, the entire metropolitan area of Milwaukee is in the midst of its Italian festival and huge crowds are expected.
Today's starting pitcher for the White Sox is Luis Andujar, and for the Brewers, Scott Karl. I have seen these two pitchers before. Karl started the game against the Angels in my second dream game and we saw Andujar at game 10 against the Yankees. Today neither pitcher was very sharp, with little control of their pitches. Milwaukee took control early with a 5-1 lead after three innings, thanks to a three run homer by Jose Valentin. In the 5th, Frank Thomas sliced a three run homer over the right field bleachers, bringing the Sox to within one at 5-4. Halfway through the eighth, the score was tied at 7-7. Then after a collision between Lyle Mouton and the Sox shortstop Norberto Martins, the brewers took a 8-7 lead and held on to win.
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