Jesus Aguilar was a surprise contributor for this Milwaukee Brewers team this year, and few contributions could top his Grand Slam in New York against the Yankees on July 7th.
The Yankees have always given the Brewers trouble and this year heading into the series prior to the All Star Break, all anyone could talk about was Aaron Judge. He was so big and he hit so many home runs that no one could believe it and it had the Yankees in contention for a playoff spot.
But Jesus Aguilar is a big man, too, and he can hit some big home runs as well.
At the time, the Brewers were tied at four with the Yankees in the seventh inning. Not any longer. The Brewers wound up winning the game 9-4, despite committing five errors.
This was the first game of the Yankees series and the Milwaukee Brewers had just gotten into town after having to play a game in Chicago. The Brewers won nine of 11 heading into the All-Star Break and it was moments like this from Jesus Aguilar that led to the Brewers capturing a 5 1/2 game lead in the division.
This whole game from Aguilar was remarkable, he went 3-for-4 with two homers and seven RBIs. This was in a sense a coming out party for Aguilar, who mostly sat behind Eric Thames for the first half of the season. But when Thames’ production plummeted, Aguilar stepped in more often and began to do things like this.
After coming off a big win in Chicago, the Milwaukee Brewers were able to keep the hot streak going and get a big win in their first game of the series against the Yankees.
The Brewers moved to 49-40 with this win and that was certainly a place no one expected the Brewers to be in this season. The go-ahead slam in the seventh by Aguilar put them there and it lands at the seventh spot on this list.