Baseball is a nine inning game. If you get lucky the game might go 10, 11, or possibly 12 innings long. Yesterday’s Brewers/Diamondbacks game was almost the equivalent of two major league games.
It was 18 innings.
Starting pitching was awful for both teams. Tyler Wagner for the Brewers was making his MLB debut and lasted 3 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and allowing 5 runs. All which are earned. Chase Anderson didn’t fear so well either. Anderson went 5 innings, giving up 10 hits, and allowing 6 runs.
A total of 16 pitchers were used. Nine total for the Milwaukee Brewers and seven for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ryan Braun batted in his 800th RBI.
The highlight of the game was Martin Maldonado’s homerun to dead center for the walk-off win. That is after catching for the whole game. Looks like he’ll want a day off after kneeling down for seventeen innings.
“I saw something up and put a good swing on it.” – M. Maldonado
That was the longest game at Miller Park lasting five hours and forty-nine minutes. The previous long was 5 hours and 22 minutes against Washington (April 24, 2014) and Arizona (April 22, 2004).
Matt Garza was scheduled to start Monday but looks like that’s not going to happen anymore. Garza earned the win after pitching five scoreless innings. He gave three hits and two walks while striking out one. He is now 3-7 on the year.
There’s a lot of other great stats from the game but we don’t have to discuss those.
I’m a big fan of stadium promotions. At the Brewers game yesterday, it was Bud Selig Bobblehead day.
Last season was his last as the MLB Commissioner after being acting commissioner/commissioner since 1992.
The Brewers are now 17-34 on the season. Milwaukee is 2-8 in their last 10 games. Hopefully this can help them dig the whole they created in the Central Division.