Greatest Brewers Team of All-Time: The Semifinals


After two weeks of weeding out the weak, the four semifinalists for greatest Brewers team ever are upon us.

To recap last week’s quarterfinal action:

Both the 2011 and 1982 Brewers teams – the top two seeds – advanced, though it took Harvey’s Wallbangers a full five games to defeat against the upstart, Bill Schroeder-led 1983 squad. Hopefully Shaun Marcum doesn’t have to face David Freese so that the 2011 Brewers can do what they fell short of that season: get past the semifinals. Also, Manny Parra was the losing pitcher in game five for the 2012 Brewers. Some things never change.

Before the start of the semifinals, we also made sure the umpires reminded the forgetful, such as Pete Vuckovich, to zip their flies and whatnot before the outset of the games.

To the simulations!

Semifinals (Best of 7)

(1) 2011 Brewers (96-66) vs. (12) 1991 Brewers (83-79)

Chris Bosio went to work for the ’91 Crew.

Game 1: 1991 Brewers 5, 2011 Brewers 3- W: Jaime Navarro (3-0) L: Yovani Gallardo (1-2) SV: Doug Henry (2)

Game 2: 1991 Brewers 2, 2011 Brewers 0- W: Bill Wegman (2-1) L: Zack Greinke (1-2) SV: Doug Henry (3)

Game 3: 2011 Brewers 6, 1991 Brewers 2- W: Shaun Marcum (2-0) L: Don August (0-2) SV: John Axford (3)

Game 4: 1991 Brewers 5, 2011 Brewers 1- W: Chris Bosio (2-1) L: Randy Wolf (0-1)

Game 5: 2011 Brewers 11, 1991 Brewers 0- W: Yovani Gallardo (2-2) L: Jaime Navarro (3-1)

Game 6: 2011 Brewers 8, 1991 Brewers 2- W: Francisco Rodriguez (1-0) L: Bill Wegman (2-2)

Game 7: 1991 Brewers 2, 2011 Brewers 1- W: Chris Bosio (3-1) L: Shaun Marcum (2-1) SV: Doug Henry (4)

Upset special baybee! The 12-seed 1991 Brewers storm through to play for Bernie’s Cup. MVP: Chris Bosio goes 2-0 and gives up one earned run over 16 innings, including eight shutout innings in Game Seven.

 

Beast Mode makes a graceful exeunt from the Bernie’s Cup Tournament.

(2) 1982 Brewers (95-67) vs. (13) 1980 Brewers (87-75)

Game 1: 1980 Brewers 5, 1982 Brewers 4 (12)- W: Bill Castro (2-0) L: Jerry Augustine (1-1)

Game 2: 1982 Brewers 7, 1980 Brewers 5 (12)- W: Jim Slaton (1-0) L: Reggie Cleveland (0-1)

Game 3: 1982 Brewers 8, 1980 Brewers 6- W: Pete Vuckovich (2-0) L: Lary Sorenson (2-1)

Game 4: 1982 Brewers 14, 1980 Brewers 7- W: Don Sutton (1-0) L: Bill Travers (0-1) SV: Pete Ladd (1)

Game 5: 1980 Brewers 5, 1982 Brewers 0- W: Moose Haas (2-0) L: Mike Caldwell (1-1)

Game 6: 1982 Brewers 6, 1980 Brewers 5 (15)- W: Don Sutton (2-0) L: Reggie Cleveland (0-2)

Harvey’s Wallbangers go on to face the 1991 Brewers for Bernie’s Cup. MVP: Ted Simmons hits four homers, including two in Game 7 to go along with the walk-off single to drive in Gorman Thomas and win the series.

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