All eyes were on Game Six of the NLCS as the Milwaukee Brewers looked to force Game Seven and fight another day, and the Los Angeles Dodgers were looking to advance to their second straight World Series appearance. Brewers’ fans were very anxious coming into this game with the offense struggling as of late.
The bats certainly came alive last night, especially the bat of first baseman Jesus Aguilar.
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar was putting up spectacular numbers in his first full season as a starter. Batting .274, with 35 HR and 108 RBI, Aguilar made a statement that he is willing to do what it takes to get his name out there as a serious competitor. He was the fan vote of the 2018 All Star Game and participated in the Home Run Derby.
How Is Aguilar Doing in the Playoffs?
Jesus is making his debut when it comes to October Baseball and you can tell that he is not used to the hype. In the NLDS against Colorado, Aggie batted .091 with one home run, also making that his only RBI in the three game sweep. There was a lot to be desired from the big guy at the plate and fans were starting to take notice.
Aguilar had found himself coming into the NLCS with a clean slate. Game One, Jesus hit his first home run of the series opposite field off of Julio Urias in the seventh inning. Since then, Aguilar and most of the team’s hot offense had gone cold and seemed to be struggling when it came to runners in scoring position in Games Two through Five.
How Did Aguilar Do in Game Six?
Aggie did extremely well in Game Six! Although, Aguilar wasn’t the only one that found his bat again as Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich found their, too. Jesus hit a screaming two out double to score Ryan Braun and Cain in the first inning.
The Brewers went on to put up four total runs in the first inning but that didn’t stop the bat of Zeus. He also muscled and hustled a double in the seventh inning to lead it off. Aguilar later scored on a wild pitch. At the time, the score was 6-2 in favor of the Brewers.
Aguilar came through in the clutch again in the bottom of the eighth with a two single scoring Cain from third making the score 7-2, Milwaukee. Let it be fitting that the last out of the game was made by Aguilar on a pop fly from Matt Kemp in foul territory. The big man finished the night with three hits and three RBI. Brewers won the game 7-2, forcing the always exciting two words: Game Seven.
This is it Brewers’ fans. One more game stands between Milwaukee and its first World Series berth as a National League team and our second one in franchise history. The last Fall Classic played in Milwaukee was 1982. We are looking to rewrite history and show the baseball world that the Milwaukee Brewers are here to stay and make names for themselves.
Game Seven will be at 8:09 pm in Milwaukee as L.A. chooses youngster Walker Buehler–whom the Brewers won against in Game Three, 4-0–and the Brewers choose ace Jhoulys Chacin. Winner faces the Boston Red Sox.
Backs against the wall, leave it all on the line, so let’s get loud! In the words of 2018 NL MVP, Christian Yelich: LET’S GOOOOOOO!