Thursday, July 24, 2008

Best. Series. Ever.

Take your time, Ryan. Walk all the way to 1st if you have to. Show this league what the '08 Brewers are about. You've earned it.

Call it cocky. Call it arrogant. Call it unsportsmanlike. But Ryan Braun's slow walk after his 9th inning home run put the Brewers in front of St. Louis 4-3 was justified after the statement Milwaukee made in this series. Neck and neck with the Cardinals in the Wild Card race, the Brewers stormed into New Busch and took four from the Cardinals, for their first sweep in the Gateway city since 1999. It was the Brewers 8th straight win, with seven of those coming on the road.

I don't even know what to say at this point, really. This is definitely some uncharted territory, at least as the last 16 years are concerned. The Brewers are still one game back of the Cubs, but are 16 games over .500 for the first time since 1992 (a year they would have made the playoffs if there was a Wild Card race).

The thing about tonight was I had no doubt we were going to win, even when we were once again trailing in the 9th inning. When Powell kicked things off to Uecker in the 7th inning he said, "And now here's Bob Uecker to call the rest of this Brewers' comeback", I didn't doubt him one bit. That's how good this team is playing right now, and the cities of Chicago and St. Louis have to be concerned about this potential NL powerhouse.

This is by far the biggest series victory I can ever remember as a Brewers fan. A four game sweep in St. Louis when we're locked up in the Wild Card and NL Central race? What's been bigger than that? The joy of winning this series has not only completely erased the pain of the Brewers getting swept in Boston this year, but also the no-hitter Justin Verlander threw against us last year.

I only hope we can keep this momentum up against the Astros this weekend, because there is an even bigger series for this team next week. Four against the Cubs in Miller Park.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Ryan Braun

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


Unknown said...

Revel in the day to day......

There is a lot of baseball left

Having said that, it feels so damn good to be a Brewer fan right now.

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