Some might say the 2017 Milwaukee Brewers, coming off a 73-89 season, were one of the pleasant surprises of this regular season. They finished second in the NL Central, had a healthy, positive run differential, and competed for a Wild Card spot all the way until the second-to-last day of the regular season. Some people might even say the Brewers had themselves a good, positive year of baseball. Kato Kaelin, sadly, would not be one of those people. Not at all.
We begin in the fourth inning, after Milwaukee pitchers Junior Guerra and Jeremy Jeffress combined to allow four runs in the bottom of the third to turn an early 6-0 Brewers lead into an also-early 6-4 game:
The meltdown continued in this fashion over the next couple innings, as the Brewers held the Cardinals off the board but also failed to extend their lead:
But the situation really went to hell in the bottom of the eighth inning, when Anthony Swarzak gave up a two-run hit to Stephen Piscotty, tying the game at six runs apiece:
And then, just moments later, Harrison Bader singled to left field, plating Piscotty with the go-ahead and eventual game-winning run:
Kaelin went on licking his wounds into the postgame:
I’m going to recommend yoga, here. Poor Kato needs some inner peace and serenity.