The Brewers have now won five in a row, and eight of their last nine, to move to nine games over .500 and attempt to distance themselves even further from everyone else in the NL Central. Opposing fans and critics have been waiting for the wheels to fall off of this team, but instead, they just keep getting better and better.
Right about the time teams start focusing on one player, another one gets hot. Manager Craig Counsell likes to talk about how it’s a different group of players almost every game. We’ve seen Thames, Shaw, Santana, Davies, Knebel, Arcia, Piña, Broxton, Anderson, and even Garza. Now it seems like they are all heating up just in time for the All Star break, and tonight Aguilar was the brightest of them all. Not to go unnoticed as well, is the performance of the youngster Josh Hader, who has a .73 ERA so far this season and struck out seven batters in three innings of work in relief of Junior Guerra.
I’ve been saying for awhile now that this team is special, but even I didn’t know exactly what that meant. I’m still not sure any of us will know exactly until it’s all said and done. However, I do believe the Yankees got a taste of it tonight, and I have a feeling the Brewers are about to put the rest of the League on notice as well.