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Brewers thrill Milwaukee with 10-inning win

Posted on: October 7, 2011 8:54 pm
 
MILWAUKEE -- This might be a beer town, but they will take champagne. Oh yes they will. Especially when it's the first postseason champagne they've sprayed in 29 hard, lean years.

Especially when it's a team as free-spirited and beloved as this year's Brewers, who drew three million fans to Miller Park this summer and, with a scintillating 3-2, 10-inning Game 5 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday, earned the privilege to draw several thousand more over the next 10 or so days.

National League Championship Series, here they come.

First time ever.

Not since 1982 have the Brewers moved to within one step of the World Series, and back then, they were in the American League. And yes, they advanced to the Fall Classic, where they fell to St. Louis.

Since then, it's been 29 Octobers of raking the leaves and cheering for the Packers.

Until now.

What a game, what a season.

To hold on and win, Milwaukee's bullpen had to face down an Arizona team with 48 come-from-behind wins, most in the majors this year. But the Brewers' bullpen is so good, it hadn't blown a lead after the seventh inning since July 4.

There was tension, there was sweat, there was nail biting.

And for the first time since 1982, the result was a win in a postseason series.

The Brewers won this last winter, when they decided to keep Prince Fielder and swing for the fences in 2011. They won it when the acquired Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke. Won it in July, when they landed closer-turned-setup-man Francisco Rodriguez from the New York Mets the night of the All-Star Games.

And they won it with one out in the 10th when Nyjer Morgan drove a 2-2 pitch against Arizona closer J.J. Putz up the middle, scoring Carlos Gomez from second.

Miller Park immediately went crazy, blue and gold confetti papering the place.

What a game, what a season. Next stop: NLCS.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:08 pm
 

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Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Brewers thrill Milwaukee with 10-inning win

They say every cigarette you smoke takes 7 days off your life...that game took the equivalent of a whole carton off my life...geez crew cutting it close huh?

Thank you though!



Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2011 2:48 am
 

Brewers thrill Milwaukee with 10-inning win

I want to know if the Brewers were to possibly win the World Series is there ANY chance they would re-sign Prince Fielder?? Because that would be cool!



Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Brewers thrill Milwaukee with 10-inning win

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Since: Apr 29, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Brewers thrill Milwaukee with 10-inning win

Well at least he is a no class idiot that won a huge game in the biggest hit of his life unlike you. Keep hating and worry about the Rangers buddy!


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