Brewers: The 5 Most Heartbreaking Losses of September and October

Matt Carroll
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 01: Rowdy Tellez #11 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws his bat after his pop up against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at American Family Field on October 01, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 01: Rowdy Tellez #11 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws his bat after his pop up against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at American Family Field on October 01, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 25: Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers sits in the dugout during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 25, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Milwaukee 2-1. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

Here are the five most heartbreaking Brewers losses from the months of September and October.

2. Tuesday, September 20th vs Mets

After ultimately dropping the series to the Rockies, things started looking up. The Brewers would win or tie their next four series, which included taking two of three from the Yankees at home. Once the AL East leaders left town, they were replaced by the NL East-leading Mets.

Though Milwaukee would lose their first matchup in that series, they appeared ready to even things up in game two. Four different run-scoring hits had the Brewers up with a 4-0 lead through five innings.

Home Run Derby champ Pete Alonso would pull the Mets within one with a three-run shot off of normally relieable Brad Boxberger. One inning later, Milwaukee’s lead would be lost as Rogers would give up another late-inning homer, this one a grand slam to Francisco Lindor.

The Brewers would tack on one more in the eighth before eventually losing the game 7-5 for their first series loss since the Colorado series.

3. Sunday, September 25th @ Reds

Milwaukee did a good job of dusting themselves off after that loss. They prevented a Mets sweep with a win in the final game of the series, then headed to Cincinnati and won the first three games of a four-game set, setting things up for a possible sweep of their own.

The Brewers took an early lead on a Hunter Renfroe solo homer in the second inning. Two innings later, the Reds tied the game on a bases loaded hit by pitch by Aaron Ashby who had come on in relief in his second game off the injured list.

Both teams would trade scoreless half innings until the bottom of the eighth. That was when reliever Matt Bush, who gave up more than one back-breaking, late-inning home run after being traded to the Brewers, gave up another one, this one a solo homer to rookie Spencer Steer.

Milwaukee would go down in order in the ninth, not only losing their chance to sweep the Reds but also missing an opportunity to pull within a half game of the Phillies for the final Wild Card spot.

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