By Eric Fischer
Just over a week into the Milwaukee Brewers 2018 season, late-inning heroics have been the theme as the Brewers earned their second walk-off by beating the Cubs 5-4 Friday night. Trailing 2-0 going into the Milwaukee half of the 5th, Eric Thames and Travis Shaw each hit 2-run homers, giving the Brewers a 4-2 lead, its first lead of the game. The Thames home run was Milwaukee’s first run scored since Ryan Braun’s walk-off home run on Tuesday night. Chicago tied the game in the top of the 6th following a “Little League home run” RBI triple that allowed Javier Baez to score on a throwing error by Eric Sogard. The game came down to the 9th when in the top frame Matt Albers escaped a one out double and intentional walk leaving the game tied going into the bottom of the 9th. Domingo Santana struck out to start the inning which would turn out to be the only out that inning. Manny Pina walked, Hernan Perez hit an infield single that would allow Pina get to third on a throwing error, setting the stage for Orlando Arcia. On a 2-1 count, Arcia smashed a single into the right field grass allowing Pina to stroll home for the winning run. In 5 wins this season, the Brewers have won 4 in its last at-bat. The Brewers play the third game of the four game series against the Cubs on Saturday at 3:05 with Zach Davies on the hill.