Milwaukee Brewers: RTB Podcast – Previewing The NLDS
The Milwaukee Brewers have clinched a berth to the NLDS with their Game 163 victory over the Cubs. We discuss that and more on this week’s Reviewing The Brew Podcast.
Listen to “Reviewing The Brew Ep3 – On To The NLDS” on Spreaker.
What a week it’s been. The Milwaukee Brewers came all the way back to tie the Chicago Cubs for the division lead, taking it to a tie-breaking Game 163 at Wrigley Field. They were able to pull out a victory and advance to the NLDS.
With David Gasper and Matthew Dewoskin as the regular hosts, we were looking to further understand the Brewers next opponent, the Colorado Rockies. So we brought in Jake Shapiro, one of our friends from Rox Pile, the FanSided site that covers the Rockies as he was on his way to Milwaukee to cover this series.
After discussing our beer preferences, including a bold preference for Jake, we got down to baseball.
Shapiro goes in depth on the strengths and weaknesses of this Rockies team, giving us an idea of where the Brewers will be able to strike and take advantage of in this best of 5 series. He’s very high on Kyle Freeland and German Marquez, which is a little scary from a Brewers perspective.
We discuss the strengths of the Milwaukee Brewers and how they could attack this series with their starting rotation and the pitching staff.
All three of us gave our predictions for the results of this series and, to no surprise, Jake had a different ending in mind than Matthew or David.
In the second half of the podcast, Matthew and David discuss the wild Game 163 that it took for the Milwaukee Brewers to win the division. There was much trash talk discussed and we certainly feel fortunate that the Brewers will take on the Rockies instead of the Cubs, and that the Cubs lost and had two teams celebrate at Wrigley Field.
Also, Jeremy Jeffress was mysteriously unavailable on Monday and was on Twitter during the game. Is there any concern there?
Craig Counsell is going with a bullpen day for Game 1 of the NLDS. Is that a good idea or a bad idea? We discuss the plan for the pitching staff to get through that game.
Finally, we finish off with a Mailbag segment with a big question on Josh Hader and a Hot Take Corner that disagrees with Craig Counsell.
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