J. D. Thorne, speaker and author of the new book Baseball’s Winning Ways (Available on Amazon Books).
“The September Run”
The Little League World Series is over now in Williamsport, PA. Taylor North, outside of Detroit, is the World Champion for 2021.
It’s September. The baseball world can now focus on the National League Central first-place Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee has just taken the first three straight in a four-game series in San Francisco against the former NL West first-place Giants who are a whisper back from the Dodgers.
The Brewers are thirty games over .500 and 10 ½ games ahead of the NL second place Cincinnati Reds, and 13 over the still-fighting-for-a-wild-card redbirds of St. Louis. From both teams, the Brewers just took two out of three games in back-to-back series against these rivals. “It’s the mentality of the next man up,” Centerfield Veteran Lorenzo Cain said. “That’s what you need.”
The idea is to stay hot. The Giants after the first game said that Brewer’s starter Corbin Burnes was one of the top three starting pitchers in all of baseball, and Josh Hader and Devin Williams are the two best relievers in the game, too. High praise! Go Brewers! The defense is excellent too with second baseman Kolten Wong likely to rack up his third straight golden glove. The outfield covers a lot of ground with swift Christian Yelich in left field, veteran Lorenzo Cain patrolling centerfield, and strong hitting and throwing Avisail Garcia anchoring right field. The catching is holding up too. Manager Craig Counsel is steady as she goes at the rudder.
Great credit goes to young president of baseball operations David Sterns for assembling a strong team, and then adding to it with midseason acquisitions to beef up spots and fill holes. Adding to the roster for the September run will only provide more depth. Go Brew Crew!