The Milwaukee Brewers secured their spot in the 2023 playoffs with a 16-1 victory over the Miami Marlins. This marks the fifth time in the past six years that the Brewers will be in the post season. It also brought their magic number to win the National League Central division down to one. Once they secure that it will be their third division title in six years.
After the victory Milwaukee had a champagne toast in their clubhouse. The real champagne celebration will occur once the division is secured, but during this special moment manager Craig Counsell recognized five players.
Craig Counsell recognizes five Milwaukee Brewers after clinching a spot in the playoffs by defeating the Miami Marlins.
Since 2018, when the Brewers got back into the post season for the first time since 2011, five players have been a part of all of the playoff teams. Those players are Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff, Freddy Peralta, Adrian Houser, and Christian Yelich.
Manager Craig Counsell made sure he gave some recognition to those players and here is what Corbin Burnes had to say on the teams run and what makes the 2023 squad special.
“They (Milwaukee Brewers) have motivation to put winning at the forefront and we have done that. Even last year missing out by a game it was another winning season and we were that close to making the post season again. But yeah the five of us that have made it… we are a group that has been through it. Personally we each have had our ups and downs, so its kind of cool for us to continue to do this and hopefully this is the year that nets us a World Series.”
Everybody has seen the way we have played baseball the last month and half. There are no real weaknesses throughout our lineup, pitching staff, bullpen, defensively. We’ve played well on all fronts and I think that’s something that we realize as a team that we can do day in an day out…Just continue to play out best baseball no matter who we play.”
Of the players recognized by Craig Counsell three joined the organization via trade and two were home grown talent/selected in the draft. Adrian Houser and Freddy Peralta both joined the Brewers in 2015 through trade, Christian Yelich was acquired in 2018 via trade, Brandon Woodruff was drafted in the 11th round in the 2014 MLB draft, and Corbin Burnes was a fourth round pick in the 2016 MLB draft.
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