By Brett Kinnard The Milwaukee Brewers played host to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night at Miller Park. Junior Guerra will get his name called in the rotation tonight to face a struggling National’s lineup. The Nationals will trot out Jeremy Hellickson who has been really solid this year hovering around a 3.29 ERA.
Before the game began, the Brewers honored a couple of great members of the organization from the past. Doug Melvin who was the GM in Milwaukee from 2002-2015. Prince Fielder who played six seasons with the Brewers in which three of them were all-star campaigns. Last but not least, Geoff Jenkins was also honored as he sits fourth on the Brewers all-time in homers. All three Brewer legends in their respective way that helped shape the organization as it is today.
In the first and second inning on the mound for Junior Guerra, he got touched up a little bit in his first start back off the DL. He would allow a three-run bomb to Adam Eaton to put the Nationals up 4-0 after the second inning. From there on out, the Brewers snapped back to their regular selves and started clawing their way back into the game.
In the fifth inning, Milwaukee began to mount the comeback. First, it was Eric Thames driving in a run to get them on the board finally. Then, after Lorenzo Cain got on base, Christian Yelich continued to be scorching hot with a two-run blast to put the Brewers within one. In the seventh inning, Cain came through with a clutch base knock that scored the game-tying run. The game stayed knotted up until Tyler Saladino hit a bases-loaded fly ball to left field that would score Cain in thrilling walk-off fashion.
It was a perfect way to end what was already a special day for Brewer baseball. They were able to get a walk-off win in front of some Brewer legends. They will go for the series sweep against the Nationals Wednesday afternoon before they head out on a west coast road trip. Freddy Peralta will take the mound for Milwaukee.