Time For Brewers To Grab National Attention
Before Milwaukee Brewers reach the All-Star Break, they have four games left with one against Chicago Cubs this afternoon and three at Yankee Stadium versus reeling New York Yankees. These are two of the most notable teams in all of baseball. Brewers have to know if they have a good series against New York and can score their rainout win versus Chicago, they will be turning a lot of heads in the national baseball media. It’s a big week for Brewers to show the world they aren’t a bunch of pretenders.
This might sound weird in nature given Cubs are a .500 team for the year, and Yankees are a mess losing 17 of their last 23 sending them into a tailspin. Neither team is actually playing good baseball at this moment, yet they are the ones that matter to websites and ESPN. Cubs, Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers and Cardinals are the big five when it comes to giving a shit in the media, and right now, there’s an opportunity for Brewers to steal some headlines if they end up winning three of four to finish out which would result in 10 wins in their last 12 games.
Now, Brewers stumbling to the finish line would not be the end of the world, but I do think the national media would make it more about Chicago and New York versus anything Brewers are doing. Even though Brewers starting pitching kicked ass against Baltimore, there are some concerns heading into the Bronx showdown. Junior Guerra is serving up home runs like it’s no one’s business which isn’t exactly good when facing Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. Brent Suter was awesome at home, but Yankee Stadium is a tough venue to pitch. If Milwaukee comes away with a 1-1 record on Friday and Saturday, it’s a good start to the series.
I would love nothing more for Brewers to be the national media darlings of the All-Star festivities and break. Sure, it will be annoying when people mention Chicago’s failures to begin the year over Milwaukee, but know that Brewers are the one team taking advantage.