Brewers Swing Game
Not Must Win, But Big
Must win is one of the most overused cliches in all of sports.
In my opinion, the only time the phrase should be uttered is like in Game 5 of the NLDS. The Brewers won, and they moved on to the NLCS. If they lost, they'd be home right now.
That's a must win in my book.
Still Game 3 in St. Louis is a big game, all for the fact that the most consistent pitcher for the Brewers by far is Yovani Gallardo, he of the only allowing 1 earned run in each of his 2 postseason starts this year.
A loss, and the supremely confident and borderline cocky Brewers clubhouse, would be looking for some answers.
Gallardo 1-7 lifetime in 11 career starts against the Cards, but he's never pitched with consistent excellence like he has of late. He'll need to, with Albert Pujols heating up with 4 hits and 5 RBI's in the last game, and a career lifetime batting average over .400 against Gallardo lifetime.
In fact, Pujols has just 11 at bats against Gallardo this year, but he's made the most of them, with 3 HR's, 7 RBI and 6 hits. That's better than a .500 batting average.
The Brewers may have lost home field advantage, but just remember all it takes is one win here in St. Louis, and the series has to go back to Milwaukee.
With raining falling in the STL, I'm just hoping we get this one in. And thinking I've taken Miller Park's retractable roof for granted the past decade.
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