Brewers have had a lot of extra-inning work this season
The Milwaukee Brewers lead the majors with 13 extra-inning games played so far in 2012; the Baltimore Orioles top the AL with 11. The Brewers have a 6-7 record in those games. (Note: Three of the last six games the Brewers played prior to the All-Star break were extra-inning games.)
The team is on pace to break the team record for most extra-inning games played in a season. In 2000, the Brewers played 22 extra-inning games; they are on pace to play 23 this season. They are also on pace to win 11 extra-inning games, which would give them the third-most extra-inning wins in a season. They won 13 in 2000 and 12 games in extra frames in 2008. (They also won 11 in 1996.)
In fact, the Astros are 0-8 in extra-inning games this season.
Following is a look at the top five seasons in which the Brewers had the most extra-inning games.
Year, number of extra-inning games, record in those games (season record)
2000: 22, 13-9 .591 (73-89, .451; finished 3rd in NL Central)
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2008: 20, 12-8 .600 (90-72, .556; finished 2nd in NL Central, made playoffs as Wild Card)
1976: 19, 8-11 .421 (66-95, .410; finished 6th in AL East)
1982: 19, 5-14 .263 (95-67, .586; finished first in AL East; lost in the World Series)
1973: 18, 7-11 .389 (74-88, .457; finished 5th in AL East)
Here are a few more interesting stats regarding the Brewers' play in extra inning games since 2000.
* Since 2000, the Brewers have played 184 extra-inning games. They have won 88 and lost 96, a .478 winning percentage.
* Of those 184 games, they have played 93 of them at home and 91 on the road. They are 45-48 (.484) in extra-inning games at home and 43-48 (.473) in those games on the road.
* If the game went 12 innings or more, the Brewers were 23-27 in those games since 2000, a .460 winning percentage. If the game ended in the 10th or 11th inning, the Brewers were 65-69 (.485).
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