The Milwaukee Brewers will carry their four-game win streak into the series against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend at Miller Park. It will not be easy, but the series is a great opportunity for the Brewers to continue their winning ways.
Milwaukee’s come-from-behind victory Sunday afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals sparked something inside the team. The Brewers have not been the same ball club since the win. That was clearly the case when they outscored the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants 21-13 in a sweep the past three days.
The good news for Milwaukee is that they have had a lot of recent success against Chicago at home. The Brewers have won 15 of their last 17 games against the Cubs at Miller Park, including five consecutive victories. There is no question that will weigh heavily on the minds of both teams.
Milwaukee is glad they have been able to reverse their unfortunate start from the first two weeks of the season and head down a path of success. It is quite evident the morale of the team is at its highest peak since Opening Day, something that Brewers manager Ron Roenicke would like to continue.
“I’m sure [winning changes moods],” Roenicke told Brewers.com. “I think just getting back on that winning track helps, but it should even more with who we’re playing.”
The fact that Milwaukee was able to win four straight against two very talented teams has given the Brewers a much needed boost of confidence. They now believe they can beat any team as long as they follow the same formula that allowed them to sweep the Giants.
It is not as if Milwaukee needs any more motivation to sweep Chicago over the weekend, especially since the team does not want to lose the awesome feeling they currently have. However, it should be pointed out that if the Brewers do sweep the Cubs they will be over .500 for the first time this season.