Milwaukee Brewers: Sparks Flying Early in 2018

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MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 06: Orlando Arcia
MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 06: Orlando Arcia /
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It’s like the Milwaukee Brewers are trying to give their fans a heart attack. Of their first five wins, four of them have been in walk off fashion.

With all of the craziness that has happened in the two weeks of the season, it’s likely some fans have forgotten all that has happened so far. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a look back at all of the Milwaukee Brewers’ wins so far.

Win One

The first game of the year had fans on the edge of their seats. After the Padres tied it up in the bottom of the ninth at one apiece, it took until the twelfth inning to settle the battle.

After Ji-Man Choi doubled to right, Orlando Arcia singled to right center. Choi scored on the play, and Jacob Barnes struck out the side in the bottom of the twelfth.

Their first victory was earned, not given. It may not have gone to the seventeenth inning like the Cubs game did, but the extras were what it took to get the job done.

Win Two

Game two was no less exciting. Some would say it was even more exciting. Down one run heading into the top of the ninth, the Milwaukee Brewers were down to their last strike with veteran Ryan Braun at the plate and two runners on.

And Braun got the job done, launching the ball over the fence for a 3-run home run. Corey Knebel came in, and just like Jacob Barnes, struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth.

The Crew topped San Diego 8-6. With two games in the books, the Milwaukee Brewers gave all of their fans a little more gray hair.

Win Three

Finally, a win with some comfort, some insurance runs. The Milwaukee Brewers led from the fourth inning on.

Compared to the first two games, this one was a little boring. The Crew also gave some players a day of rest, including Braun and Manny Pina.

But sitting at 3-0, with a sweep of the first series of the season, the Brewers were feeling great. Especially knowing they were heading back to Miller Park for their home opener and two series against division rivals.

Win Four

After a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in their home opener, the Brewers were desperate for their first home win. Giving up back-to-back home runs to start was not exactly best case scenario. But while the Cards started the game with two blasts, the Brewers ended it the same way.

They began their rally in the bottom of the eighth, scoring two runs to get within one of the Cardinals lead. Then, Christian Yelich hit a dinger with two outs on a two-two count. Followed by a Braun home run on the first pitch, the Milwaukee Brewers walked off for their first win at Miller Park in 2018.

Win Five

After two more home losses, to the Cards first and then the Chicago Cubs, the Brewers fell behind early again. Errors and a lack of scoring plagued the Crew. With the game tied at 4, they headed to the bottom of the ninth.

All it took was a Pina walk and a Hernan Perez infield single (coupled with a throwing error by Kris Bryant) to set up Arcia’s walk-off single into right field.

Next: An Abundance of Errors Early

Overall

Throughout the first 10 games, there has been a lot of excitement. Not so much in the losses, but there definitely has been in the wins. Some would say they love the crazy finishes. Others, not so much. Either way, as long as the Milwaukee Brewers keep adding tallies to the wins column, fans will be happy.

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