Pinch yourself, this is very very real. Earlier today I wrote about legends being made on days like today, man I could not have been more right. Nyjer Morgan delivered the walk-off single in the 10th inning to send the Brewers to a 3-2 victory and a trip to the NLCS. I have provided you a link to enjoy it again below. In the other series another legend emerged, Chris Carpenter threw a 3 hit shutout against the Phillies to lock up the Cardinals slot. Enough about those Red Birds, lord knows we will talk enough about them in the coming days. Let’s revel in the moment that was the Brewers Game 5 victory this afternoon. Here, let’s all watch it again:
Awesome. It makes Christmas feel like a lecture on the French Revolution.
Ok, I have a confession to make…I have already watched that clip over 50 times. I am very sick, but in the best way possible. My mind is still all full of so much joy and spastic brain movement, so I will apologize in advance. The people who live below me probably thought that there was a murder happening in my apartment, what with all the jumping and screaming and yelling. My dog Walter (Brewers Super-Fan) was joining in my celebration, jumping and barking like doggies do. That game was everything I dreamed it would be. All year this team relied on Braun and Fielder, but when it mattered the most it was our center fielders who delivered the fatal blow.
Yo Gallardo threw a terrific game. Even though his location appeared to be a little off, he still battled through 6 solid innings. John Axford blew his first save since April, but then he went and redeemed himself in the 10th inning. Our boy John just blew smoke by Lyle Overbay, that giant oaf had no idea what had just happened. K-Rod almost gave me a freaking heart attack, loading the bases in the 8th inning. As is tradition, he walked off the mound unharmed. Even though it was almost painfully intense, this pitching staff bent, but never broke.
The bats were not plentiful, but they were very well timed. Hairston, Betancourt, and of course Morgan where the three men responsible for our run production today. Hairston’s came on a sacrifice fly, Yuni B’s was on a little flare to right field, and we all saw Nyjer’s. Ryan Braun was 9-for-18 in this series. There is no doubt in my mind that he is going to be THE greatest Brewer of all time. What we all saw today will be played on highlight reels for years to come and I can not f-ing wait.
This article is so short and full of nothing, but it is only because I am so fluffing happy that I can not get my adult on-set ADD to pipe down. This is about all I am going to be able to muster tonight. I may, or may not, have drank a few glasses of whiskey in post-game celebration. What a day. Everyone celebrate safely. Tomorrow I will give you some real content. Something that will blow your mind, but for tonight let’s party.
Go Brewers!!!!!!! T-Plush!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
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