Ranking the Last Five Milwaukee Brewers Memorial Day Wins

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 28: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a single in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on May 28, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 28: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a single in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on May 28, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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The Milwaukee Brewers have won three consecutive Memorial Day games dating back to the 2018 (there was no baseball Memorial Day 2020) and in 2022 the Brewers will play two Memorial Day games in a double-header in Chicago.

Looking at the 2021, 2019, 2018, 2012 and 2009 seasons in which the Milwaukee Brewers Memorial Day has ended in victory, let’s rank the Brewers last five Memorial Day wins.

Ranking Milwaukee Brewers last five Memorial Day Wins: #5

#5: 2012

Memorial Day 2012 was a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers and it always feels good when the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Dodgers. On this day, Shawn Marcum was masterful, pitching seven innings and allowing just one run, which came in the first inning. Shawn Marcum finished his day with 119 pitches, allowing six hits and two walks and delivering nine strikeouts.

An Aramis Ramirez home run in the fourth inning tied the game at 1-1 and then in the sixth inning the Brewers took a 3-1 lead on another RBI by Ramirez, a single that plated Nori Aoki and a sacrifice fly by Rickie Weeks that scored Ryan Braun.

Francisco Rodriguez came in to pitch the 8th inning and despite giving up a run, held the lead for the Brewers and to close it out was the #3 all-time leading closer in franchise history, John Axford.

Ranking Milwaukee Brewers last five Memorial Day Wins: #4

#4: 2018

Memorial Day in 2018 featured a win over the Crew’s Central Division rival St. Louis Cardinals, it also broke a streak of five consecutive Memorial Day losses. The Brewers won the game 8-3 thanks to the Crew scoring runs in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th and 7th innings. The impressive part about the Brewers scoring this day was the fact that all eight runs were scored with two outs.

The Brewers scored in a multitude of ways, whether taking advantage of throwing errors by the Cardinals defense, singling home runners in scoring position, or long balls by Jonathan Villar and Christian Yelich.

The Cardinals three runs came via two 5th inning home runs off Brent Suter who finished the day with five innings pitched, allowing three runs on five hits, no walks and six strikeouts. Suter gave way to Taylor Williams, Matt Albers and Jacob Barnes who all kept the Cardinals at three and preserved the win.

Ryan Braun was 3-3 with two singles and a double, Christian Yelich was 2-4 including a solo home run and Jonathan Villar hit a three run home run in the 7th inning that put the game on ice. It’s always enjoyable to beat a division rival.

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