Atlanta – Milwaukee’s bats woke up. But Christian Yelich hit without tossing him in the end.
After going 20-0 with the runners in the scoring position during the NL Division Series, the Brewers took a 2-0 lead over Atlanta in Game 4, thanks to RBI singles by Omar Narvez and Lorenzo Cain.
But after leaving behind a 22-stroke drought, Milwaukee squandered a pair of touchdown advances on Tuesday, and was eliminated when closest star Josh Hader allowed Freddy Freeman to advance at home.
The Braves won 5-4 and the Brewers were eliminated.
There wasn’t a lot of stunts in October, and the Brewers are still going overseas with the stigma of being one of the teams that never won the World Championship. They haven’t played it since 1982, although they have advanced to the playoffs in each of the past four seasons.
“There are many things we can be proud of this year and can build on next year,” said bowler Brandon Woodruff. But do you know anything? The goal never changes. We still think we can win the world championship and get there. You have to try to keep.”
And Hader, who converted 34 of his 35 saves during the regular season, was tasked with maintaining a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning. He beat his first two rivals, before facing Freeman.
The 2020 National League Player of the Year hit the first half that put the scoreboard 5-4.
Thus, the series was practically resolved.
“He had to play in the match. And that was the right part of the batting order he had to face,” justified manager Craig Konsell. “We put the best to face the best. And I think this situation you cannot regret. This is how this sport works.”
Yelich received the third hit with a runner initially in the ninth inning near Will Smith, who made his third save of the series.
For Milwaukee, who won 95 games in the regular season and easily claimed the National League title, winter will be full of doubts.