The Milwaukee Brewers jumped out to a 3-0 lead and dominated the National League wildcard game until the eighth inning. Manager Craig Counsell had his pitchers lined up just the way he wanted with Josh Hader coming on for a six-out save.
But a little wildness, a controversial hit batsman, a broken bat single and a outfield fielding error turned around a 3-1 deficit and gave the Washington Nationals a 4-3 win and the right to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in a National League Division Series.
After a leadoff walk in the first to Trent Grisham, Yasmani Grandal lined a home run to right to put the Brewers up 2-0. Eric Thames increased the lead to 3-0 in the second inning with a long solo home run. [Read more…]