Milwaukee Brewers: 5 Unforgettable Moments from the First Half of 2011
Milwaukee Brewers: Power Ranking and Reliving the Top Plays of 2011 (thus far)
With the first half of the 2011 MLB regular season almost in the books, the Milwaukee Brewers currently sit atop the NL Central with a 46-39 mark.
A first half that enveloped both expectation and hype, Ryan Braun and company have lived up to the publicity, and look to have a solid second-half run at an NL Central title and hopefully a deep postseason run.
But before we commence, let's take a look back a what brought us to this point.
Here are the top plays and moments of the first half.
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Honorable Mention: Prince Fielder's 486-Foot Blast
Honestly, how can't you include Fielder's 486-foot blast?
5. Yuniesky Betancourt's Diving Play
Once again, Betancourt never fails to impress with his glove.
4. Carlos Gomez Does It Again
Gomez has provided an unmistakable spark to Milwaukee's 2011 success, but his robbery of Carlos Beltran may be his best work yet.
3. Shaun Marcum's Grand Slam
Milwaukee's first grand slam of the season comes from none other than Marcum, who finished the game with 5 RBI.
It was also Marcum's first career home run.
2. Nyjer Morgan's Post Walk-off Hit Interview
Like Gomez, Morgan has also provided some spectacular defensive and offensive plays to this Milwaukee club.
But after his walk-off hit against the Mets, Morgan was officially inducted into the post-game interview Hall of Fame.
Thus, Tony Plush was born.
1. Yuniesky Betancourt and Rickie Weeks Turn Spectacular Double Play
Statistically speaking, Betancourt has been anything but dazzling this season. But this double-play ball has made up for his ineffectiveness quite well.
You just don't see plays like these anymore.