I have to admit that while I knew the Brewers beat the Cardinals 6-5 yesterday, splitting their two-game series in the process, I had NO IDEA how crazily the game ended.
Let me take you there: With two outs and a man on first in the top of the ninth inning, Randal Grichuk (of #GrichukBetter) stepped up to the plate with his team down a single run. After taking a ball and fouling a couple away, Grichuk launched a 1-2, 98 MPH fastball DEEP to straight away center field.
And for a second, it looked like Grichuk’s 102 MPH, 383 foot fly ball was going to soar over the center field wall at Miller Park and put the Cardinals up a run with just three outs to get. For a second.
Because a second later, Brewers center fielder Keon Broxton leaped up and did this:
Keon Broxton with a game-saving catch for the @Brewers.
Is anyone else having flashbacks to the Carlos Gomez era? pic.twitter.com/oG5FgN3bEr
— Snack Time Fantasy (@Snack_TimeFS) August 30, 2017
A game-ending, home-run-robbing catch against a divisional rival. Wow. That’s one crazy way to end a ballgame.
And here are your updated standings for the NL Central: