The Milwaukee Brewers advanced to the NLCS on Sunday after sweeping the Colorado Rockies 3-0 in the NLDS. The Crew allowed only two runs to the Rockies, the fewest in NLDS history. In addition, those two runs came in the first game of the series, which finished on a Mike Moustakas RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning. Milwaukee went on to shut out Colorado in the final two games while scoring a total of 10 runs.
Of course, the Brewer to watch in this series was NL MVP-frontrunner Christian Yelich. In the series, Yelich tallied two hits, one home run, and two RBI on eight at-bats. He also stole two bases and scored four runs, including the go-ahead run in Game 1.
The Brewers’ offense came out in full force for Game 3 as Jesús Aguilar, Orlando Arcia, and Keon Broxton all hit home runs. Arcia’s and Broxton’s homers came on back-to-back at-bats in the top of the ninth inning.
The frustrations mounted early and heavily for the Colorado Rockies, who, as I mentioned, only scored two runs in the series. The Brewers elected to go with a bullpen day for Game 1, and it worked out relatively well. Jeremy Jeffress uncharacteristically gave up the two runs in the top of the ninth inning. Apart from that, the Brewers allowed only two walks and four hits in the game. Between Game 2 and Game 3, the Milwaukee pitchers allowed only eight hits and six walks while striking out 18 batters.
The Milwaukee Brewers will begin the NLCS on Friday, October 12 against either the Atlanta Braves or the Los Angeles Dodgers – the series is currently 2-1 in favor of the Dodgers. The Brewers currently ride an 11-game winning streak.