Check out the First-Place Milwaukee Brewers

After sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers have snatched first place in the National League Central.

Prince Fielder smoked his 19th longball of the season, the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning of his team's 4-3 win on Sunday to give the Brewers a 38-28 record and a half-game advantage over the Cards.

Fielder went 2-for-3 with a walk and 2 RBI to give him 58 on the year. Also, he's batting .305 so that's pretty neat. The National League Player of the Week's eighth bomb in the last 10 games helped Milwaukee improve its big-league best home record to 25-9, setting a franchise record for the best home start ever.

The Brew Crew's manager, Ron Roenicke, is trying not to get too pumped up about his team's recent play:

"It’s way too early, but I like how we’re playing."

The 38-29 Cardinals had held down first place since May 19, so it's not like they don't have a shot at reclaiming the top slot in their division. They'll end their road trip this week with a three-game series against the Washington Nationals Tuesday while the Brewers visit the Chicago Cubs for four games at Wrigley Field Monday. I can hardly stand the excitement.

[Josh Q. Public ]

1 comment:

Kevin said...

GO BREWERS!!! They are kicking ASS this season! I can't wait until the Cubs inevitably choke and the Cards are too busy to worry about whether Pujols will be there next year to play proper baseball. Woot!