BrewCap: Walk Off Wins Make Holidays Better
Milwaukee Brewers embarked on the biggest series of the year when they met the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park on Monday afternoon. Brewers trailed the Cubs by five games in the National League Central, and if they wanted to stay contending for the crown, they needed a big series win. They got on the right foot with a walkoff win on Monday to beat Chicago, 4-3. Milwaukee moves four games back, and they’ve won five of their last six.
Player of the Game: Zach Davies – All the credit in the world to Zach in his first start since returning from a long-term injury, he pitched like 2017 Zach. He went five strong innings striking out seven Cubs batters and only allowing four hits. Davies seems to have another breaking ball too which is very intriguing. He is trying to be more of a groundball pitcher and I like it.
Silver Star: Christian Yelich – Yes, again, the MVP of the National League did the damn thing. Yelich knocked in the second run of the game putting Milwaukee ahead 2-1 midway through the game. With the bases loaded in the ninth with one out, Yelich did just enough to get Milwaukee the win by being safe at first base.
Honorable Mention: Joe Maddon – This is weird, but all praise to the Cubs having a baby for a manager. Joe throws a shit fit in the middle of an inning disrupting his pitcher and leading to the Cubs walking in the tying run. Maddon will not get roasted by the Chicago media or Cubs Twitter because he’s the patron fucking saint of baseball. Still, I am willing to give him a standing ovation for his efforts yesterday afternoon.
Brewers-Cubs make it round two with two lefties on the hill. Wade Miley goes for Milwaukee while Mike Montgomery gets the rock for the Cubs. Miley has been great for the Brewers this season with a sub-three ERA, and he will try to continue that on Tuesday. Montgomery returned from the Disabled List last week and struggled in a no decision in Atlanta. He faces a Brewers team whose had some success against him in the past.