The Milwaukee Brewers came into Friday’s game with everything on the line. Sitting on the brink of elimination, Milwaukee once again found a way to keep its magical season alive and force a Game 7 in the NLCS.
Things started off poorly when David Freese drilled a lead-off home run to give the Los Angeles Dodgers an early 1-0 lead. Starting pitcher Wade Miley, who also started in Game 5, worked around the solo shot and kept it to a one-run deficit.
After a quiet stretch at the plate in recent games, Milwaukee’s hitters came alive in Game 6. It started immediately with a four-run inning in the bottom of the first to jump ahead of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles would never sniff the lead again as the Brewers continued to add on in a one-sided game on Friday night.
Once Milwaukee recorded the final out to finish up its big win and force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Saturday, Twitter erupted as the Brewers’ magical season continues.
And we will see you tomorrow night. Winner reports to Boston for the World Series. Loser waits for pitchers and catchers to report,
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 20, 2018
— Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar) October 20, 2018
Gonna be lit when they have Miley open Game 7.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) October 20, 2018
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 20, 2018
Game7! The #Brewers are at home, with ace Chacin on the mound, and a rested Hader in the bullpen. The Milwaukee Brewers sitting pretty
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 20, 2018
Jesus Aguilar's RBI single in the eighth makes it 7-2 Brewers, solidifying both the existence of Game 7 tomorrow and the Jesus pun in my lede.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) October 20, 2018
1. There will be a Game 7.
2. The Brewers have a very real chance to win the NL pennant.
(Two things that are awesome about today)
— Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) October 20, 2018
— Emily Waldon (@EmilyCWaldon) October 20, 2018
They might blow the roof off Miller Park tomorrow night during Game 7.
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) October 20, 2018