The Milwaukee Brewers dropped their final home game of the season, 4-2 to the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on Sunday. But even in a rebuilding season, the Brewers managed to win more than they lost at their home ballpark.
The Brewers finished 41-40 at home this season, with more than 2.3-million fans paying to see them play.
The home fans recognized outfielder Ryan Braun several times, including with a standing ovation before his at bat in the eighth inning. They were showing their appreciation for Braun, wondering if this would be their last chance to see him in a Brewers uniform at Miller Park.
Braun was nearly traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers before the August 31 trade deadline. Those talks are expected to pick up again during the offseason.
Braun tripled and singled on the day, raising his average to .308. He has 30 home runs and 90 rbi’s on the season.
Will Braun be around next season? There’s a chance he could, but more likely not.
Wily Peralta (7-11) took the loss but pitched well. He worked six innings, allowing three runs (2 earned) on five hits while striking out five.
The Brewers open the final week of the season with a three-game series in Arlington, Texas against the Rangers. Matt Garza pitches the series opener against the Rangers tonight.