The Brewers played two games this week, one on Friday, when they blew out the River Grove Gold again, 10-0, and one on Saturday, when they lost a close game to the Westdale Cubs, 9-7.
Game 10: Brewers 10, Gold 0.
The Brewers got out to an early lead on Friday, and ended up invoking the slaughter rule in the middle of the fourth inning -- the Brewers still had one out to go with the bases loaded, and the Gold would have gotten the top of the fifth to try and come back when the Gold coach conceeded the game. It was a little odd, and Max was kind of ticked off, because he'd been hit by a pitch, and been walked to third base, and was likely to score. It was weird, but it was the Brewers' fifth win in a row. Max went 0-1, with a strikeout and a HBP.
Max spies with his little eye...
Max leaps back after being hit in the arm.
Max shakes it off.
Max hustles to third, which is where he was when the opposing team conceeded the game.
Game 11: Cubs 9, Brewers 7
Saturday morning was a hard game to get warmed up for, after the late afternoon game on Friday. The Brewers' starting pitching struggled early, giving up all nine Cubs runs in the first two innings. But over the next four, the Brewers slowly but surely fought their way back, with timely hitting and being very patient. Max hit a huge line-drive in the bottom of the second, but it was right at the shortstop. He walked in his next at bat, and in his third, was hit by a pitch. He scored in each instance. In the bottom of the sixth, Max laid down a PERFECT sacrifice bunt to advance the runner (almost beating out the throw), but the Brewers were unable to rally after that, and lost.
The Brewers get fired up!
Max socks it to short -- but it's caught.
Max at third base.
And he scores!
Max lays down a perfect bunt in the bottom of the 6th.
SB - 3/4
1 walk issued