The Brewers not only finished their 6 game home stand with a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday night at Miller Park, but, they continue to hold onto a spot they weren’t suppose to see for a few years … first place in the Central.
The last six games served up some home cooking for the Crew, taking 2 of 3 from the Marlins and all three from the Orioles. During the Orioles series not only did the Brewers outscore their opposition 18-3, the pitching staff didn’t allow a single earned run.
“We just keep feeding off of one another.” Matt Garza-Brewers Wednesday starter
All-Star reliever, Corey Knebel continued his dominance in last night’s 4-0 win with a ninth that included 3 strike outs, increasing his record of at least 1 strike out in each of his 41 consecutive appearances this season (40.2ip, 71K).
Provided that the “Milwaukee Nine” hang on to first place in the N.L. Central (4 games left with 3.5 game lead) it will be the first time since the 2014 All-Star break that they reigned supreme half way through the season.
According to Brewer veteran, and 6 time All-Star, the biggest strength for this year’s squad is the 40 man roster, and it’s the best he has seen in his ten years in Milwaukee.
“This is the most talented 40 man roster we’ve had … as we’ve gotten into that depth, we’ve seen guys step up and perform.” Ryan Braun
The Brewers head to Wrigley Thursday to make up a “rain out” from earlier in the year, and then a set in the Bronx to take on Aaron Judge and the Yankees before the break.