Tagged: NLDS

Brewers advance to NLCS, will face Cards

In case you haven’t heard, the Milwaukee Brewers are heading to the National League Championship Series. Nyjer Morgan slapped a walk-off, seeing-eye single up the middle scoring Carlos Gomez in the 10th inning of the decisive Game 5 of the NLDS, giving the fans at Miller Park (including myself) a finish they will never forget.  The Brewers defeated Arizona 3-2, capping a magical night in Milwaukee.  Perhaps this is our season… Perhaps it is ‘written in the stars’…

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D’backs win forces decisive Game 5 at Miller Park

Brewers skipper Ron Roenicke saw Arizona's offense explode to the tune of 10 runs in Game 4, including a grand slam for the second consecutive night. Milwaukee will face the Diamondbacks at Miller Park Friday at 4pm for the right to move on to the NLCS.

After leaving Milwaukee with a 2-0 lead in their NLDS clash with the Diamondbacks, the Brewers promptly dropped games 3 and 4 in Arizona.  With back-to-back losses by Shaun Marcum and Randy Wolf, the Brewers will put their entire season on the line Friday evening at Miller Park, where they own a Major League-best 59 wins in 2011 (including the postseason).  Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo will once again face Arizona’s 21-game winner, Ian Kennedy.  There’s not much more to say –a trip to the League Championship Series is on the line.  The same goes for the Yankees-Tigers series as well as Cardinals-Phillies.

Brewers use “Beast Mode” to gain 2-0 NLDS edge

Ryan Braun's .750 batting average has sparked Milwaukee's 2-0 series lead.

The Milwaukee Brewers, fresh off a game 1 victory at Miller Park behind their ace Yovani Gallardo, gave the ball to Zack Greinke on short rest and inched a bit closer to their title dream.  The Brewers won 9-4 thanks mostly to a five-run sixth inning sparked by Jonathan Lucroy’s go-ahead safety squeeze.  Greinke went five innings in his postseason debut, allowing four runs on eight hits (three home runs), no walks and seven strikeouts.  Ryan Braun had three hits for the second straight game and launched his first postseason dinger.  With Fielder flexing his muscles (he hit a bomb in game 1), Braun hitting .750, and the bullpen pitching lights out, it looks like the next game at Miller Park will be in the National League Championship Series.  But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.  Milwaukee’s next game is in Arizona, where they’ll send Shaun Marcum to face Josh Collmenter.  As always, Go Brewers! 9 wins away from a World Series title…