Milwaukee — David Stearns expects a thriller whenever the Cubs come into town. And that’s what he got.
“Cubs-Brewers The past five years have been pretty intense,” Brewers president of baseball operations Stearns said as the team practiced ball. “Every Cubs-Brewers game feels like you’re looking up at the eighth inning and it’s a run-of-the-mill game. one way or another.”
When he looked up Monday in the eighth inning It’s a tie game. at least for a while And one of the funniest games of the year at American Family Field, Christian Yelich and Luis Urías combined for a game-changing defensive gem in the seventh inning and downhill central fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. equalized in what developed in the Milwaukee̵7;s Biggest Opportunity in More Than a Decade Eighth for a 14-4 victory that ensured the series ended with the Brewers atop National League Central at the mathematical midpoint of the season.
The Brewers are in a six-game season-high winning streak that has propelled them to 13 games of a season-high over .500. They have won 25 of 35 games since Willy Adames arrived on May 22, which It was the best mark in baseball at that time.
“That was probably one of the best wins I’ve ever been a part of,” Adams said, “and this is just the regular season. That feels like a playoffs.”
Adames made his mark again on Monday when he launched a 3-foot-411-foot home run and flipped his bat towards the dugout Brewers. It was one of two shots fired three times in the innings for the Brewers – Keston Hiura. Another hit – in their biggest single scoring run since their first 10 runs against the Nationals in April 2010.
It was the sixth time Brewers had scored a double-digit run in the innings. And it’s the first time any team in a major has opened a tie in the eighth or later innings with 10 or more runs since Tiger has scored 13 innings. Ninth chance of winning 19-6 at Texas on Aug. 8, 2001.
“That’s an incredible opportunity. It was a flood door opportunity,” said Brewers manager Craig Counsell, who certainly remembers the last time the Brewers placed 10 points since he punctuated with a grand slam hit.
Bradley said: “I think that’s the first time I’ve seen a transition from an eighth-chancer to a positional player. [pitching] in the same inning That was an unbelievable action by our team.”
Of course, the Cubs started the eighth inning with fixtures and NL Reliever of the Month for May Ryan Tepera on the mound and ended with infielder Eric Sogard mopping up.
“Good baseball game until the end,” said Cubs manager David Ross.
Brewers hero on Monday?
There, Avisaíl García sent two off-duty singles in the first inning after the Cubs led 2-0 with Freddie Peralta, then hit a home run on the third stroke en route to a 4-2 lead by seven.
Or Peralta, who surrendered twice in two hits and three walks after facing 11, then locked in a minimum face to the end of six as the Brewers led.
Or Jelich and Urias, who combined for Brewers’ defensive play of the year to keep level 4-4 after Patrick Wisdom broke a long-running home run record in seventh place. Joc Pederson was at first base, with Happ hitting left-handed when he bounced off base hitting past the open side of the Brewers’ field-shift as the shortstock. Adams and Fielder Yelic pursued. Pederson and Urias also ran at third base, Yelich threw in the sprint. Urías made a catch move after covering the ground 126 feet from his starting position on the other side of second base and then managed to tag Pederson for the allowed major exit. [Brad] Boxberger to maintain a tie
“That was a game-changing play. Innings are completely different innings. [without it]said the consultant. “It’s something we want to see in the game. That is true athleticism on the field there.”
Or Devin Williams, who was stuck with a base full of Cubs in the harrowing 34-field eighth inning that kept the score tied? Or which 14 hitters stepped up to the plate for the Brewers in eighth amid the rally that started with Jace Peterson coming back from 1-2 and Hiura from 0-2 to walk?
“And then the fun begins,” Counsell said.
Bradley was 0-for-3 in games and 5-for42 in his last 15 games before hitting twice from the midfield wall to break the draw. Tyrone Taylor, Urías, Adames, Peterson and Hiura all recorded RBIs in Inning and Peterson and Hiura both scored twice.
For the Brewers fans among the crowd of 30,251 there was a lot of encouragement.
“It’s crazy,” Adams said of his first Brewers-Cubs flavor. “I enjoyed the whole game. I’m telling them ‘This is amazing. This is the big league It’s unbelievable.’ I said to Avi, ‘Brother, I’m living a dream. It’s crazy.’
“On a normal day, is Monday going to drive people crazy like that? It’s unbelievable. I like it.”