“He was on a mission,” Paul Molitor told the Milwaukee Sentinel. “He just overmatched us. It was no contest.”
Clemens picked up his 20th win.
“His competitive edges was a little better than ours,” Crew skipper Tom Trebelhorn told the Sentinel. “Who knows? If we’d been really ready, we might have gotten four hits.”
Zing. But that comment from Treb was true Treb, the first-year manager who kept his sense of humor throughout a season where there were more ups and downs than an EKG.
The Brewers finsihed the season at 91-71 seven games behind the Tigers and five behind the second-place Blue Jays.
Take solace in (or be miffed by) this: the Brewers would have won the AL and NL West. (They also would have been tied with the Montreal Expos for third in the NL East.) They were one of the better teams in the majors this season.
Can’t wait for ’88.