Brewers: Willy Adames called his own shot ahead of clutch go ahead homer to beat Royals

Willy Adames admitted he told some fans he was going to end this game
Milwaukee Brewers v Kansas City Royals
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Babe Ruth called his shot back in the 1932 World Series and since then, hitters everywhere have dreamed of calling their shot. Willy Adames may have just done that.

While Adames did not point out to the bleachers where he was gonna hit the baseball, he did end up coming up clutch with a three run, go ahead homer with two outs in the 9th inning with the Brewers down 5-3. He also told some fans that he was going to do it.

Postgame, talking with Bally Sports' Sophia Minnaert, Willy Adames told the story of his conversation with some Royals fans while he was on the on deck circle during Gary Sanchez's at bat.

"If he gets a walk here, the game might be over after that" is what Willy Adames told the fans, alluding to the go ahead homer he was going to hit. The Royals fans wanted Adames and their team regretted it but the fans were friendly and took it in stride, even giving Adames a high five after the homer.

Everyone else watching was probably confused as to why these Royals fans were so excited for Adames' homer and giving him a high five. But those kinds of minor interactions around the on deck circle happen and sometimes the talk that fans give to opposing players can lead to friendly banter and even a go ahead homer.

In order to be successful as a big league hitter, you have to be confident in your abilities and Adames surely doesn't lack confidence. A lot of hitters can talk a big game about how they're going to hit a homer in a certain spot, but it's not as easy as just saying you're going to do it. Otherwise everyone would hit a homer every time at bat.

This was a huge moment for Adames and the Brewers. Adames had been having some tough batted ball luck in this game and seeing one go out of the park in such a clutch moment can be a big boost. The Brewers had lost three in a row and seemed on the verge of dropping a fourth in a row, reeling from injuries and hits to their depth in both the pitching staff and the position players.

Adames called his shot, he came through, and the Brewers are back in the win column. Momentum swung back their way and they'll look to carry it over to the rubber match and win the series on Wednesday.