Apr 21, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks (23) is called out on strikes by home plate umpire Tony Randazzo in the 1st inning against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE
One of the toughest ways to watch a game end is with a Brewer striking out. By not even putting it into play, there's not a chance for something to happen that could extend the game. The Brewers have faced their fair share of games that have ended this way.
Today's game ended with a strikeout for the seventh time in 2012 for the Brewers. It was also the fourth time this season that the game-ending strikeout was a three pitch strikeout. This is going to happen in any season, but it has been happening at a faster pace for Brewers hitters this season. Here is the number of games over the past five seasons that have ended with a strikeout:
In addition, it was the seventeenth time in his career that Rickie Weeks was the batter who struck out to end the game. This was also the seventh time that the strikeout that ended the game was a three-pitch strikeout. This was the second occurrence for Rickie Weeks this season, the other occurring against Javy Guerra on April 19th. In 2011, Rickie Weeks ended a game with a strikeout four different times.