Milwaukee Brewers: Doing whatever it takes to win
The Milwaukee Brewers are off to an incredible start to this young season. There is no doubt about that. Christian Yelich tied the Major League record for most consecutive games with a home run at the beginning of a season. The Brewers have won more games than the rest of the NL Central combined, and they’re continuing to ride a six game winning streak.
With all that being said, perhaps the most impressive thing the Milwaukee Brewers have been able to do is find a way to win in whatever situation they’ve found themselves in so far this season.
Sitting in the stands of Miller Park on Sunday March 31st, most of the crowd had counted the Brewers out. After the Cardinals built a three-run lead in the fifth inning, the Brewers were able to bring it within one after a two-run seventh thanks to Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw singles. It would take the full nine innings for the Brewers to claw their way to a W. Christian Yelich managed to knock the ball right past the center fielder to drive in two runs to win the game.
How did they win on Friday?
Just last night, the Milwaukee Brewers found themselves in a bit of a predicament. The Crew had completely dominated the Cubs through three innings, establishing an 8-0 lead.
The Cubs’ offense, which has been the only saving grace for the team this season, fought hard. Despite giving up ten runs, the Brewers were able to build on their lead to secure a 13-10 victory on Friday night. Braun, Hernan Perez, Yasmani Grandal, Orlando Arcia, and Eric Thames all went long in this onslaught.
While the Milwaukee Brewers never relinquished the lead in this game, the Cubs did not let that win come easy.
This team has shown a resolve that is rare in professional sports. That resolve and determination to win games however they need to is going to be crucial.
Being flexible enough to not win the same way every time and to adapt to the situation at hand is what makes this Brewers team unique and what is going to carry them into a historic season.