Stat of the Day: The Brewers Must Love Extra Innings

No wonder the Brewers bullpen hasn't been as effective, they must be exhausted!

With today's game going 10 innings, the Brewers have now played thirteen games that went into extra innings in 2012. That is the most in the major league, with only a handful of teams coming close to playing as many extra frames.

Extra Innings games have been very much a microcosm of the Brewers season. In those thirteen long games, the Brewers now own a record of 6-7, for a .462 winning percentage. Overall this season, the team is 40-45--a .470 winning percentage.

The Brewers have gone into extra innings twice against each of the Cubs, Giants, Twins, Marlins and White Sox and have played extra innings once against the Dodgers, Royals, and Astros.

Milwaukee has played seven ten-inning games, three eleven-inning games, one thirteen-inning game, one fourteen-inning game, and one fifteen-inning game this year. So far, that totals up to 28 extra frames, or just over three full extra games.

For kicks, here are the nine teams with at least eight extra innings games:

Team Extra Innings Games
Brewers 13
Orioles 11
Nationals 10
Marlins 10
Phillies 9
Mariners 9
Reds 8
White Sox 8
Astros 8

The average team has played 6.26 extra innings games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have played the fewest number of extra-innings games, with just two in 2012.

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