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The 5 Best Moments of the Brewers Season (So Far)

Cody Grant
May 14, 2018 - 9:22 pm

Whether it is late inning heroics, career-defining performances or moments that stand the test of time, the Milwaukee Brewers have regularly delivered in terms of drama.

This year's team comes with high expectations. They hope to improve on a 86-win season in 2017 and make a run into the postseason. So far, they are on the right track.

Here are the five best moments of the season so far.

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Yelich, Braun walk-off (April 3rd vs Cardinals)

It was only five games into the season and it drove home the point that no matter what happens through the first eight innings of the game you can't turn it off. Chase Anderson gave up four runs before the Brewers turned to their bullpen in the fifth in a 4-0 deficit.

I was planning on staying up until the end despite having my alarm set for the next morning at 4:45am. My excitement after Christian Yelich went yard was immediately followed by regret knowing I'd be up late for extra innings.

Ryan Braun made sure that feeling didn't last long walking it off in the bottom of the ninth to give the Brewers a 5-4 win.

5. Bases loaded, No outs, No problem (April 22nd vs Marlins)

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The Brewers were hanging on to a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning with bases loaded and no outs.

Cue Jeremy Jeffress.

Jeffress came in and shut down the Marlins in a closer like situation. Matt Albers and Josh Hader followed to finish the game and gave the crew a 4-2 victory. 

The bullpen has been incredible so far as they are one of the best in all of MLB and Jeffress has been a major part of their success.

4. "It's Brent Suter's Game" (May 8th vs Indians)

Brent Suter was placed in a difficult situation after Brewers' starter Wade Miley had to leave after one out due to an oblique injury.

It didn't phase Suter as he made two defining plays that helped win the game. In the second inning, he executed a terrific double play on a bunt attempt by opposing pitcher Corey Kluber.

But, that wasn't the only time he got the best of the reigning AL Cy Young winner. Suter hit his first career home run 433 feet to center field to give the Brewers a 3-1 lead.

The Brewers beat the Indians 3-2 and Suter got the much-deserved win.

3. Aguilar wins it on lucky pitch #13 (April 21st vs Marlins)

This may have been the best at bat I've ever seen live. Jesus Aguilar went down 0-2 to start the never-ending battle between him and Marlins reliever Junichi Tazawa.

Aguilar fought back fouling off seven pitches before launching a home run on the 13th pitch to give the Brewers a 6-5 win.

2. Peralta joins the record book in his debut (May 13th vs Rockies)

The Brewers' No. 9 Prospect Freddy Peralta got his opportunity to make his debut on Mothers Day. He made his first career professional start a memorable one as his family watched from the stands.

Peralta fanned 13 batters and added his name to the record books. According to Baseball Reference, Peralta is the fifth pitcher since 1908 to strike out 13 or more batters in his Major League debut.

The Brewers went on to win the game 7-3.

1. Hader is Filthy (April 30th vs Reds)

Josh Hader has solidified himself as the most dominant arm not in just the bullpen but the entire Brewers' pitching staff and it's never been on display more than his eight-strikeout save.

Hader struck out a career high eight batters in 2 2/3 innings to close out a 6-5 Brewers win over the Reds.

No pitcher in MLB history had ever struck out eight batters in less than three innings. The last pitcher to record a save with more than eight strikeouts was Randy Johnson on August 13th, 1996 but that was over four innings.

It was an unbelievable performance as Hader closed out the 6-5 win for the Brewers.

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