Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/9/12

Was that really the same team that was swept last weekend in St. Louis, scoring a mere four runs in three games?

That's what folks were asking after the Brewers completed a three-game sweep of first-place Cincinnati on Wednesday with a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory. The Brewers out-pitched the Reds, allowing only six runs in the three games.

Even with the sweep, the Brewers were left 14 1/2 games behind the Reds in the NL Central. But, for three games, they were left to dream about what might have been had they played like this more often during the season.

"I don't know if anybody ever has gone 50-0, but why not be the first?" left fielder Ryan Braun quipped afterward.

It might take something similar to that for the Brewers to get back in the race but at least it showed they are not ready to run up a white flag on the season just yet.

"We've always known we've had the ability, but it's a matter of execution," Braun said. "I feel like we won a lot of games like this last year. We'd be playing close games and find a way to get big hits in big situations.

"We expected to play well. We haven't done that. Just the way that we've lost has really been difficult. Losing a lot of games that we certainly should have won makes it harder. It really is demoralizing sometimes."

Braun referred to the frequent bullpen meltdowns in which the Brewers lost late leads. Newcomer Jim Henderson helped address that issue by converting saves in the last two victories over the Reds.

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