Ranking Milwaukee Brewers last five Memorial Day Wins: #3
Memorial Day 2019 was a big comeback win for the Milwaukee Brewers after being down 4-0 to the 36-17 Minnesota Twins after the second inning.
A Luis Arraez single followed by a three run home run from Byron Buxton saw the Brewers looking up after just two frames. However, with great effort by Orlando Arcia, the Brewers came back to win.
Arcia doubled home a run in the third that moved Eric Thames to third base, who then scored on a Lorenzo Cain sac fly. Arcia advanced to third on the play, then Christian Yelich hit another sacrifice fly that scored Arcia. In the top of the 8th inning, Arcia put the Brewers on top with a two run home run that scored Hernan Perez.
Orlando Arcia batting in the nine spot in the order was 2-3 this day and drove in three runs and scored two. Gio Gonzalez started the game and gave up seven hits and all four runs the Twins scored. Jeremy Jeffress finished the 5th inning, then Junior Guerra pitched a scoreless 6th inning, future Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes pitched a scoreless 7th inning, also collecting the win and getting a two inning save was current closer, Josh Hader.
Ranking Milwaukee Brewers last five Memorial Day Wins: #2
I said it with #4, it’s always enjoyable beating a division rival, that’s what the Brewers did in 2009, beating the St. Louis Cardinals again, 1-0 in a 10 inning game in Milwaukee.
Yovani Gallardo pitched excellently, throwing 126 pitches over eight scoreless innings. Gallardo allowed just two hits but did allow four walks while striking out six. Gallardo gave way to MLB legend Trevor Hoffman who pitched a scoreless 9th inning and then Carlos Villanueva for the 10th.
Milwaukee did not advance a runner past first base through the first nine innings of the game, Chris Carpenter was dominant through eight innings for the Cardinals, allowing just two hits, one to future Brewers manager Craig Counsell who was caught stealing at second base.
The bottom of the 10th inning, Casey McGehee reached on an error, Ryan Braun grounded out, advancing McGehee, followed by Prince Fielder being intentionally walked to get to Mike Cameron who grounded into a fielder’s choice that advanced McGehee to third base.
With two outs, a man who is no stranger to holiday heroics, Bill Hall delivered a walk off hit and the Brewers finished with a 1-0 victory.