Block: Brewers' sweeping Dodgers 'really a statement'
August 16, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (8) is congratulated after hitting a two run home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Photo: Image by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers entered Los Angeles with a three-game series against the Dodgers knowing that they couldn't lose ground in the NL Central race.
Not only did they create space in the NL Central, but their sweep of the team with the best record in the NL entering the weekend proved this team belongs in the talk of a potential World Series bid.
"A three-game sweep (against the team) that came in with the best record in the National League...that's about as good as it gets," said 620WTMJ's Joe Block on "Sports Central" Monday night.
"For the Brewers to be able to do that, that's really a statement, and I think a lot of people are paying a lot of attention to it."
The Brewers have not been dominant since their 20-7 start in April, playing just two games above the .500 mark since then, but Block says that's been enough to keep their divisional lead.
"The Brewers have not played .600 baseball. Who has this year? There has been a great deal of parity,,,everybody has been on the same ledger as the top teams in the league," said Block.
"With the great starting pitching they've had the last month or so, that's going to win a lot of games."
Listen to Block's full comments from Sports Central in our Soundcloud file.