The Brewers won their seventh game in a row Friday night in front of 27,469 fans, beating the Pirates 4-2, and improving their record to a division leading 8-2.
Let me preface the next statement by saying "I know it's an extremely small sample size, and it's early." The 2014 Brewers have a feel and mojo about them that the 2011 team had when they went on to win the N.L. Central. I may even be bias because I picked this team to win 91 games this year before the season started, but this team has something "special" going on, and I think we're in for a fun ride.
As for the game, the Crew put up their first 2 runs after Carlos Gomez led off the 4th inning with a walk, two fielder's choices later Gomez was on third when the hot hitting Aramis Ramirez came to the plate and uncorked his first home run of the season, adding two more RBI to his stats.
The next inning, Mark Reynolds crushed a 440 foot solo shot to left field that was two rows from clearing the bleachers for his third round tripper of the season. Rickie Weeks scored later in the inning on a Carlos Gomez single.
The real story is Friday night's pitching performance, that's where the franchise record comes into play. Starting pitcher Wily Peralta allowed only 2 runs extending the sub 3 earned run outings by starters for the Brewers to 24 straight games (dating back to last season) which is a franchise record. Ironically the streak started with Peralta on 9/16/13 vs the Cubs. The Cubs hold the record since 1990 with 31 consecutive games.
Yovani Gallardo will take the mound Saturday night trying for his third win of the season, and hopefully extend the above mentioned streak to 25 straight games.
Also tonight, before the first pitch, Carlos Gomez will receive his 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award.