Brewers Magic Finally Hits Milwaukee
If you’ve listened to the Tapping The Keg Podcast, we talked this week about how this Brewers team did not really have many dramatics this year. Eric Thames had a walkoff homer to beat San Diego, but there hasn’t been much thrills this season. Last night in a game where Milwaukee was the road team at home, things felt a little different in that eighth inning. That magic found itself way to Miller Park. In a 2-2 game, Milwaukee busted the game open with three home runs from Thames, Neil Walker and Domingo Santana driving the capped 19k into a complete frenzy.
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Brewers fans were on pins and needles as they held the a tied game with Cubs already winning and Colorado up versus San Diego, Milwaukee needed a win to keep pace. They got it done with the three Brewers coming through a massive inning. This was Thames third straight game with a home run which is a beautiful sight to see. It’s likely he’ll get tonight off with a lefty on the mound, but who knows, Craig Counsell might ride his hot bat again. Walker and Santana both had some clutch moments throughout this run.
While Milwaukee’s eighth inning was the headline, the pitching staff deserves a ton of credit. Jeremy Jeffress began the game and other seven pitchers helped hold Miami to only two runs. Even Junior Guerra and Wei-Chung Wang participated in the fun which is a welcomed sight to see for Milwaukee. The big headline of the pitching staff was Josh Hader. He went two innings, did not allow a hit and struck out five batters including Giancarlo Stanton.
Milwaukee looks to keep it up with Zach Davies heading to the hill. He looks for his 18th win of the season. Adam Conley goes for Miami. The last time he was at Miller Park Conley had a no-hitter going until the seventh inning, but the Marlins lefty hasn’t pitched well in the last month giving up a ton of home runs. That’s not a good thing facing this Brewers team.
Hopefully, there’s more magic tonight.