It’s been over a week since the Milwaukee Brewers were officially eliminated from playoff contention. There was a playoff spot with Milwaukee’s name on it, but in the end the Brewers could not capitalize. It felt like the Brewers were battling themselves at times this season, and it ended up being too much to overcome.
While many of us have a bitter taste in our mouths after falling short in a year that had high expectations, I attempted to shed some light on a few exciting moments from this year. There were a lot of crazy finishes and comebacks for the Brewers this season, but there were five that stood out the most.
Here are the Brewers’ five most exciting finishes of 2022.
September 16th – Milwaukee’s young star walks it off against the New York Yankees
This series was circled on the calendar as soon as the schedule was released. A mid-September showdown with the New York Yankees coming into American Family Field felt like must watch baseball, and this Friday night game delivered.
The Yankees jumped ahead of the Crew with an early 5-0 lead, and the Brewers had to fight back from the get-go. Milwaukee got runners on base early and capitalized with a three-run blast by Willy Adames in the second inning. The Brewers eventually tied the ballgame at five apiece with RBIs from Adames and Rowdy Tellez in the fourth inning.
Another RBI from Adames in the bottom of the eighth inning and a solo home run by Yankee’s third baseman Josh Donaldson in the ninth inning set the Brewers up for a potential walk off opportunity, and the Brewers’ exciting prospect Garrett Mitchell delivered.
It was a situation all young ball players dream of for Mitchell: bottom of the ninth inning, bases loaded, and a chance to hit a walk off against the Yankees. With two strikes, Mitchell slapped a single up the middle to win the game for the Brewers.
Not only was the moment one of many in which would provide a spark for the Brewers this season, it gave Mitchell his first career walk off hit as an MLB player and a moment Brewers fans will remember for a long time.