But the fashion in which the Brewers moved on to the NLCS was anything but the norm.
Francisco Rodriguez nearly blew the lead in the eighth inning, barely escaping a bases-loaded jam. John Axford suffered his first blown save since April 18 but pitched the 10th inning to earn the victory. Manager Ron Roenicke could face some tough decisions against the Cardinals based on the performance of certain players against Arizona.
With that in mind, what implications will the events of Game 5 have going forward to the NLCS for the Brewers?