Brewers: 5 Players You Completely Forgot Were On The Brewers

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 07: Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Milwaukee Brewers delivers a pitch during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on May 07, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 07: Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Milwaukee Brewers delivers a pitch during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on May 07, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Aug 7, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Sal Romano (48) reacts after giving up a two-run home run to San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (not pictured) in the eleventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports /

4. Ryan Weber

Who? Exactly. You can be forgiven for not remembering that Ryan Weber was a part of this 2021 Brewers roster.

The Brewers selected Weber off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox waived him after he made one appearance for them this season, an outing in which he allowed 11 earned runs in 5.2 IP.

Weber made his lone Brewers appearance on June 27th against the Colorado Rockies. He went one inning, allowed one hit, eliminated him on a double play, and finished the inning facing just three batters on eight pitches.

He was sent back to Nashville the next day and was put on waivers shortly after that. Then he was claimed by the Mariners and his Brewers tenure was over.

It was just eight pitches in one outing, but it helped the bullpen lock down a 5-0 victory over the Rockies and continue their march towards a massive division lead.

5. Sal Romano

Again, who?

The Brewers claimed Sal Romano off waivers from the New York Yankees when their bullpen was going through a Covid issue. With most of the regular bullpen arms down, the Brewers needed extra depth, and Romano provided that… for one outing.

Sal Romano pitched in exactly one game for the Brewers, and it was on August 7th. It did not go as smoothly as Ryan Weber’s lone Brewers appearance. Romano allowed three earned runs in his one inning of work, which was in the 11th inning of a 9-6 loss to the Giants. A loss that Romano took on his record.

That was the infamous Avi Garcia Drop game, allowing a 2-1 lead to slip away, and the Giants tied it at 2, went into extras, and won 9-6. Romano’s struggles put the game out of reach in the 11th as he gave up a home run to, unsurprisingly, Brandon Belt and a double to Kris Bryant.

He was released a few days later and signed back with the Yankees.

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These guys may not be the players Brewers fans think of when they look back on the 2021 season, but they played a part in it, ever so small of one.

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