Season ends in a heartbreaker

Bill Michaels
October 01, 2019 - 11:52 pm
Juan Soto gives the Nationals the lead in the Wild Card game

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The Milwaukee Brewers' 2019 season officially came to an end after losing to the Washington Nationals in the NL Wild Card game.

The Brewers had their hands full heading into this matchup by facing three-time Cy Young winner, Max Scherzer.  The Brewers' offense was able to get out to an early lead against Scherzer with a couple of big flies in the first two innings.

After a leadoff walk by Trent Grisham, Yasmani Grandal got the Brewers with a two-run home run off of Scherzer in the 1st.

Brandon Woodruff got the start and was electric.  Woodruff only allowed one earned run and two hits through four innings against the Nationals' offense. 

After Woodruff, Brent Suter and Drew Pomeranz locked down the Nationals through three innings combined, only allowing one hit.

However, the Nationals took the lead in the bottom of the 8th on a Juan Soto 2-RBI single and an error by Trent Grisham.

Josh Hader was charged with the loss and a blown save.