The 2017 Milwaukee Brewers season had plenty of memorable moments as they went from rebuilding to contending faster than anyone anticipated. Here are the first half of the top ten moments from 2017.
What a season it was. Now with the World Series about to begin, the baseball season is on the verge of coming to the end. It’s time to reflect on the top moments of the season. And 2017 had no shortage of memorable moments.
Although the Brewers weren’t able to grab a share of any postseason moments like the Houston Astros were able to do, they had plenty in the regular season.
The Brewers got off to a hot start, mostly courtesy of Eric Thames, but because of the entire offense knocking the cover off the ball. Everyone thought the Crew would eventually falter and fall back into the cellar where they were supposed to be, ourselves included. But they didn’t.
The Milwaukee Brewers didn’t get eliminated from playoff contention until the penultimate game of the season. To keep any team in contention that long there are going to be some pretty big games. Players will step up in ways that no one really even thought possible.
Before we get to those huge moments, let’s take a quick look at the honorable mentions.
There were a lot of moments to consider for this list and some of them had to be left out. So here are a few honorable mentions who fell just short of making this list.
Back in April, Eric Thames homered in five straight games, which tied a franchise record. Frankly, Thames entire month of April could be considered for this list. But a whole month is slightly longer than a moment so that gets discarded. He homered every game of a four game series against the Reds and the first game of the next series with the Cubs. It was an incredible return to MLB for Eric Thames.
Chase Anderson had a breakout year and included in that was a seven inning no hit bid against the Arizona Diamondbacks in May. It was broken up by Nick Ahmed in the eighth and Chase finished the game with 11 strikeouts. It was the second consecutive season Anderson flirted with a no-no that late into a game.
Orlando Arcia had some special moments with his glove and his bat this season. But on the bases, his rundown escape in July against Baltimore was absolutely miraculous. He scored from first on a ground ball after oversliding third and just running home. Baltimore didn’t know how to execute a rundown correctly and that let Arcia score.