Playing their 16th game in the last 16 days, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron
Roenicke was trying to win with a bullpen by committee. It turned out to be too much to ask as the Brewers dropped their season finale 7-6 to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night at Miller Park.
With 4 RBI’s from 1st baseman Travis Ishikawa, the Brewers jumped out to a
6-0 lead, but the Padres answered with 7-runs the rest of the way to pull out the 7-6 win.
The Brewers still managed to take 2 of 3 from the Padres in the series to finish 83-79.
Rookie starter Josh Stinson kept the Padres off the scoreboard for the 1st three innings before surrendering a solo home run in the 4th off the bat of Chris Denorfia.
With two rbi’s, Chase Headley wound up winning his head-to-head battle with Ryan Braun for the National League title, 115-112. Braun wound up leading the National League in runs scored with 108.
The Brewers are disappointed they didn’t finish the season as a playoff team. But they are happy with the way they played down the stretch.
The Brewers finished 49-32 at Miller Park this season and 34-47 on the road.
Milwaukee’s season attendance fell this year to 2,831,385, an average of 34,955 fans a game. That’s down from 2011 when 3,071,358 fans passed through the turnstiles, an average of 37,918.
The Brewers also finished with 202 home runs and 158 stolen bases, becoming the first team since Colorado in 1996 to lead the league in both categories.