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Brewers 7, Diamondbacks 6 (17 innings): Maldonado walks 'em off

Maldonado had a great game today, including a walk-off home run in inning number 17.

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Win: Matt Garza (3-7)
Loss: Vidal Nuno (0-1)

HR: Maldonado (3), Goldschmidt (15), Trumbo (9)

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph

The Brewers were held scoreless for eleven straight innings and had a terrible start to the game, yet still won because baseball is just very, very weird.

Making his first appearance in the major leagues, Tyler Wagner started with two straight groundouts, before giving up a Paul Goldschmidt home run. In and of itself, that's not a terrible thing. Goldschmidt is one of the best hitters in baseball and Wagner was called up directly from Double-A. The second innings was more rough as Wagner gave up three runs on four hits and a wild pitch.

By the end, Wagner lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and a walk. That short start really came at an inopportune time, too. Runs in the third and fourth for Milwaukee brought the score to 5-2, then two runs apiece in the fifth and sixth gave the Brewers a one run lead. Unfortunately, Jeremy Jeffress blew that lead in the eighth when Mark Trumbo hit a solo home run and from there, it was off to the races.

Milwaukee ended up using nine pitchers during the 17-inning affair, including five innings from Matt Garza, who had been scheduled to start Monday. Finally, in the bottom of the seventh, Martin Maldonado (who had been behind the plate all game) came on and blasted a solo shot to center field to walk the Brewers off.

Both Maldonado and Jean Segura had four hits today, with Segura falling a home run shy of the cycle and Maldonado also picking up two doubles with his homer. Maldonado also had a pair of RBI and scored three runs in what was certainly his best game of the year.

Meanwhile, the Brewers will need to find a new starter tomorrow and may need to make some moves to refresh the bullpen just in case. They'll be back in action against the Cardinals, with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 CT.