Today In Brewer History: It Had To End Sometime

Scott Boehm - Getty Images

The 2011 season came to a sudden and painful halt one year ago today.

I'm still stinging from the way the Brewers lost the 2011 NLCS, and I know I'm not the only one.

They took a 1-0 lead in the series by winning Game 1 at Miller Park and won again in Game 4 to tie the series at two, but as fate would have it that was their final win of the season. One year ago today the Brewers' longest playoff run since 1982 came to an end.

The game turned downhill early, as Shaun Marcum wrapped up one of the worst postseason performances you'll ever see by allowing four runs on three hits and a walk in the first inning. The boulder rolled down the hill from there and the Brewers were already down 11-5 in the fifth inning. The final score was 12-6.

Unfortunately, this outcome was as predictable as it was disappointing, and if you don't believe that just look at what I said the day before:

"There's a strong possibility that tomorrow is going to be a defining moment in the careers of these two men (Marcum and Ron Roenicke), and not in a good way. If Marcum doesn't pitch well and the Brewers lose, this game is going to end up near the top of the list of biggest failures in Brewer franchise history."

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Brew Crew Ball

You must be a member of Brew Crew Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Crew Ball. You should read them.

Join Brew Crew Ball

You must be a member of Brew Crew Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Crew Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker