2. Sweeping the Cardinals, Popping Bottles
In the penultimate regular season series of the year, the Brewers were faced with going into St. Louis and playing the rival Cardinals. The first game was a close Brewers victory. The second game was a blowout win. The final game was close.
On September 26th, Jeremy Jeffress came in to save a 2-1 game, and gave a gigantic fist pump afterwards, as the Brewers had clinched a playoff spot.
Sweeping the Cardinals in St. Louis is remarkable enough for the Brewers, but to do it in September, along with clinching a playoff spot for the first time in seven years and celebrating in your rival’s stadium? That is something special, and it won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
Especially since, in 2017, the Brewers had a chance for a Wild Card spot but lost a critical Game 161 to the Cardinals that officially ended their postseason hopes. That fact was not lost on the players.
It was only the fifth postseason berth in franchise history. What moment could be better than that? I think you’ll know.