Milwaukee Brewers: Top 10 Moments of the Regular Season
5. Schoop Grand Slam off Bumgarner
On September 9th, in a game that meant quite a bit for the Brewers as any postseason race game in September would, the Crew were down 2-1 to Madison Bumgarner and the Giants with two outs in the 6th inning.
Ryan Braun was hit by a pitch, which did not please Ryan Braun or Craig Counsell as the benches *sort of* cleared and Craig Counsell got into a rare screaming fest with the home plate umpire and was ejected. However, a few pitches later, Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam off Bumgarner giving the Brewers a three run lead.
After the grand slam, a lot of the Brewers players came out of the dugout to celebrate with Schoop and were told to go back in by the first base umpire. To have the team so fired up that they’re coming out of the dugout and celebrating like that in the sixth inning says a lot about how these guys feel about each other and how much that meant.
Especially for Schoop, a guy that struggled mightily to get it going in Milwaukee. He drew the ire of many fans after his slow start, but they all changed their attitude towards him with this home run. It was his big moment with the Crew.