BrewCap: Offense Awakes From The Dead & Forces Game 7
The newest installment of the movie ‘Halloween’ came out on Friday. Michael Myers is one of the greatest horror villains of all-time. I’m not sure if we’re ever going to get villians like him again, and that’s why Hollywood keeps making more movies with him as the villian. Brewers’ own Michael Myers came out early on when David Freese had a lead-off homer and gave Los Angeles, the 1-0 lead. That didn’t last as the Brewers jumped on Hyun-Jin Ryu with four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Milwaukee went on to win the game comfortably 7-2 to force a Game 7 for the right to go to the World Series.
Player of the Game: Jesus Aguilar – It’s in a vacuum, but we’ve seen what happens when Jesus Aguilar gets hot. This would be the perfect time for it to happen. Aguilar had an awesome game driving in three runs with three hits including two extra-base knocks. He felt good hitting in the fifth spot. Everything for Zeus went the other way which was wonderful to see from the Brewers’ first basemen. As a guy who compared him to David Ortiz, it warmed my warm to see Papi do the same thing.
Silver Star: Corey Knebel – What a game from Knebel like he’s been all postseason. There hasn’t been many better relievers than Knebel. He came into the fifth inning when things looked a little dicey and shut the door. Then he paid off Craig Counsell’s gamble by pitching a sparkling sixth inning to have the game remain at the 5-2 margin. The Knebel comeback story is one of the many great ones about the 2018 Milwaukee Brewers.
Honorable Mention: Ryan Braun – What’s not being talked about enough is how good Ryan Braun’s October has been. He hit well in the NLDS, and he’s hitting well again in the NLCS. He continued that trend in Game 6 with a run-scoring double. The surging Braun in August and September plus October is one of the biggest reasons why the Brewers are still playing baseball.
Next up: Here we go. For all the marbles, for the whole enchilada, it comes down to tonight’s game. We have Jhoulys Chacin versus Walker Buehler with Clayton Kershaw looming in the shadows for Los Angeles. Chacin will likely pitch the first four innings then it’s Josh Hader time likely along with the host of other options for the Brewers. My guess is Wade Miley is the only one who couldn’t pitch tonight. It’s very important to jump on Buehler early on in this game. He struggled with a rowdy elimination crowd in Atlanta, and I could see something like that happening again tonight. No matter what happens tonight, I love this fucking team and it’s been a blast all season.