This season has been a rocky road for the Milwaukee Brewers and their chances for a championship officially ended on Monday night, just minutes after beating Arizona 6-5 in 10 innings.
On the mound, the bright spot on Monday night was Brandon Woodruff. He added one more solid start to his 2022 resume, going six innings, allowing just two runs, and striking out seven batters.
However, the Brewers bats once again did not come alive until late in the game. They scored their first run on a Christian Yelich solo home run in the bottom of the second inning. That gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead at that point.
Arizona scored immediately in the top of the third inning to tie the game on a solo home run by Cooper Hummel.
The Diamondbacks scored another run in the fifth inning and two runs in the seventh inning to extend the lead to 4-1.
However, the Brewers weren’t going away quietly. They put together a three-run rally in the ninth inning to tie the game at four. That included Hunter Renfroe’s 29th home run of the season. The game headed to the 10th inning.
In the 10th inning, the Diamondbacks scored a run on an RBI single by Varsho, to take the 5-4 lead.
The Brewers scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning and won the game on an RBI single by Hunter Renfroe to beat the Diamondbacks 6-5.
Just minutes later, the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Houston Astros 3-0 to eliminate the Brewers from playoff contention.
The Brewers will play their first meaningless baseball game since 2017 on Tuesday night in the second game of their three game series against Arizona at 6:40pm at American Family Field. Listen to the Realty Executives Baseball Postgame Show on 973 The Game immediately following the final out.