Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 6/14/14
The night had started out so well for the Milwaukee Brewers. Before Friday night’s matchup with the Cincinnati Reds, the Brewers unveiled the new Wall of Honor to display the faces on some of the most iconic faces in Milwaukee Brewers history. The majority of those to be displayed on this wall were even gathered together for the unveiling. All who were able to attend were even mentioned inside Miller Park before the game, with each getting announced and walking onto the field to much applause. Robin Yount Hank Aaron, the Home Run King (the real one) was there. Hall of Famer Robin Yount was there. Rollie Fingers and his unforgettable mustache was there. Stormin’ Gorman Thomas was there. Cecil Cooper, Dan Plesac, Jerry Augustine, Teddy Higuera, Jeromy Burnitz, Craig Counsell, Geoff Jenkins, Ben Sheets, Richie Sexson, Bob Wickman, Bob Uecker, Harvey Kuenn’s wife, and numerous other iconic faces were there. The gathering was great to witness as a fan, and the Wall of Honor will stand as a great monument to those players who have thus far made great contributions to the franchise. Spokesmen for the Wall even mentioned that it’s sure to grow within a couple years, and of course it will grow many years from now. So with this large gathering of icons and good spirits, the Milwaukee Brewers of today had to win the game that night, right? Wrong. The Brewers fell 6-5 after managing to come back from a 5-1 deficit, but it was far from the team’s best performance. The Brewers committed four errors on the night, two of them coming from starting pitcher Matt Garza. Both of Garza’s errors were throwing errors from the pitching mound. He had Todd Frazier in no man’s land in the first inning, but his throw to second was pathetic and it bounced past Scooter Gennett into center field. That play, which should have been an easy pickoff throw, turned out to cost Garza a run. The second gem from Garza came in the fifth, when he fielded a bunt attempt and promptly threw the ball well over Mark Reynolds’ head and into the stands. The Reds went on to score four runs. Garza went seven innings, and while he’s technically only charged with one earned run, his personal errors should make them earned. How hard is it to throw from the pitcher’s mound to first base? It’s not. Any competent Little Leaguer can do it. Why can’t Garza? It’s ridiculous. The Brewers managed to tie in the seventh, as Khris Davis hit a solo shot, and Scooter Gennett, Jonathan Lucroy, and Carlos Gomez all drove in a run apiece. The Reds re-captured the lead in the ninth when Billy Hamilton singled off Francisco Rodriguez to drive in Zack Cozart. Aroldis Chapman used his flame thrower of an arm to seal the win. Game 2 of this three game series will begin on Saturday at 6:15 PM CT. The post Milwaukee Brewers: loss spoils Wall of Honor unveiling appeared first on isportsweb.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Best athlete by state all time
PLAYERS: Matt Garza
TEAMS: Milwaukee Brewers
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Westbrook laughs at question about having to contain Gobert

Report: Jackson told Carmelo he doesn't share Rosen's opinion

Manziel disappears from Twitter after giving advice to Trump

Jeremy Lin re-aggravates hamstring, out another three to five weeks

Report: Browns could join 49ers in pursuit of Cousins

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Hull City's Ryan Mason recovering from skull fracture

Isaiah Thomas: ‘I feel like I’m the best player in the world’

Falcons GM ignored Belichick's bad advice on Julio Jones

Watson declined Browns' request to play in Senior Bowl

Tom Brady talks about his relationship with Matt Ryan

Wade Phillips blasts report claiming he divided locker room

The best-looking Super Bowls and fan fashions over the years

The week in NFL news as explained by Outkast

Best of Yardbarker: Roger Goodell does what we all expected him to do

Eat, Drink, Watch for Jan. 20-22, 2017: Dips, rye, football and Death Race 2050

Box Score 1/20: 37 years ago today, Carter said no to Moscow

NFC & AFC Championship preview: We love scoring

Roger Goodell is a coward, but then we knew that

TailGreater: Picking the conference champions by their signature cocktails

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Ranking the top three conferences in college basketball

Eight bold predictions for second half of NBA season

Box Score 1/19: Happy anniversary to the 'Tuck Rule' game

Brewers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The week in NFL news as explained by Outkast

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the New England Patriots

Best of Yardbarker: Roger Goodell does what we all expected him to do

Eat, Drink, Watch for Jan. 20-22, 2017: Dips, rye, football and Death Race 2050

QUIZ: Name the owners of these 50 famous NFL nicknames

NFC & AFC Championship preview: We love scoring

Roger Goodell is a coward, but then we knew that

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

TailGreater: Picking the conference champions by their signature cocktails

The 'What's a Romo worth these days anyway?' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker