"I've just got to keep it rolling," Hader told Todd Rosiak after the announcement. "Keep helping the team any way I can and keep winning games. Anytime you can have records and stuff like that, it's pretty sweet. But the mind set still stays the same."
He also produced one of the most historically dominant relief appearances in MLB history.
In his last appearance against the Cincinnati Reds on April 30, Hader struck out 8 batters in 2.2 innings. Seven of those strikeouts were swings and misses.
He was the first pitcher since saves became official in 1969 to strike out 8 or more batters in less than three innings of work.
"I don't know what to say about Josh," he said. "Literally, your mouth is kind of wide-open watching it. It was absolutely incredible."
With Brewers closer Corey Knebel on the shelf with a hamstring injury--though he is expected to return soon-- the 24-year-old Hader has emerged as a significant piece in a bullpen that is tied for the MLB lead in WAR.
In 115 innings this season, the Brewers pen has a K/9 rate of 10.80, the second highest in MLB, and Hader has accounted for 28 percent of those strikeouts.