The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs have played 161 games, and are all even. There’s one game to go, with the NL Central Division on the line.
No one gave this team a chance.
The Milwaukee Brewers don’t have enough starting pitching, they said. This team can’t compete with the talent of the Chicago Cubs, they said. They might as well be happy with just a Wild Card, they said.
They were wrong.
There is something special about this Milwaukee Brewers team. Us fans have been saying it all season long. And just recently, the national pundits started to notice as well.
With a clubhouse chemistry and family connection that can’t be matched, and with the hearts and souls of Brewers fans all over Wisconsin and the world, this team has battled its way to the top of the NL Central.
Should they win, they’ll advance to the NLDS to await the winner of the Wild Card Game. They would clinch home field advantage throughout the NL playoffs as the league’s top seed.
This moment is what this team was built for.
Behind the MVP play of Christian Yelich, powering the team through the second half with 25 homers, 66 RBIs, and two cycles, all of that coming post-All Star Break, he has the potential to grab the NL’s first Triple Crown since 1937.
Gio Gonzalez will get the start on Sunday against the Tigers. He’s been in big situations before. It’s moments like Sunday that are the reason the Brewers acquired Gonzalez. Although the Tigers are near the bottom of the standings, they’ve put up a tough fight in these first two games. They are not to be taken lightly.
The Brewers have a chance to do something nobody thought they could do, win a competitive NL Central.
This team is determined to prove everybody wrong.
The bullpen has been outstanding, the lineup has numerous threats up and down. The rotation has been getting the job done. The Milwaukee Brewers have won six straight games, looking for a seventh to end the season. This division can be won on Sunday.
There has been no bigger moment this season than what the Brewers face right now. Their goal is right in front of them. They control their own destiny.
First pitch at 2:10 CT.
It all comes down to this.
It will be all hands on deck for the Crew as every pitcher and every bench player will need to be ready at a moment’s notice to enter into what might be the biggest game of their lives to date. They’ve shown they can handle the pressure.