The Brewers broke out the bats in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Friday night. With an assist from reliever Brandon Woodruff, they built up a four-run lead by the fourth and knocked Clayton Kershaw out of the game.
The score was still 5-1 after the seventh-inning stretch, when first baseman Jesus Aguilar led off against Julio Urias. The Brewers were looking for a little insurance. Aguilar provided:
Jesus Aguilar, one of the better home run celebrations in recent memory tbh pic.twitter.com/iAaqeH5Fcl
– FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 13, 2018
Sure, it was just Aguilar’s second hit of the postseason, but he’s made those knocks count — both are homers. The blast on Friday became even more important since the Dodgers fought back and the Brewers ultimately won, 6-5, thanks to Aguilar.
Since Aguilar has never been one to shy away from the camera, he stalked right toward it in the home dugout, wagging his tongue and throwing his head right into everyone’s living room:
We haven’t checked the sources yet, but we believe that this makes Aguilar literally the biggest star on television tonight.
That’s our guy.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina’s perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.