For Grisham and the Brewers’ sake, here’s hoping he’s able to move past what happened on Tuesday and can go on to author a memorable career for other reasons.
It’s also worth noting that Grisham didn’t craft the meltdown on his own. Brewers closer Josh Hader allowed the bottom of Washington’s order to get a rally started. First by plunking Michael A. Taylor, then by permitting a Ryan Zimmerman broken-bat blooper before walking Anthony Rendon to load the bases. Hader battled his command throughout his lengthy inning-long appearance, and by the end of it the Brewers had Jordan Lyles warming in the bullpen.Grisham, 22, hit .231/.328/.410 (90 OPS+) in 51 games with the Brewers this season. It’s worth noting he’d made alterations to his game in the minors that allowed him this opportunity in the first place. .”I was getting ready to throw to home. I came in a little off balance and it took a bit of a funky hop on me,” Grisham said. “It hurt. It wasn’t ideal. It’s not how you want your first playoff game to go. We expected to win. All kinds of thoughts and emotions are running through my head. It just stings right now.”