It’s hard not to be bias when it comes to Brent Suter and the Milwaukee Brewers. My entire sports Twitter personality is based on being his pet Raptor. Thankfully, giving Suter praise during 2020 isn’t hard.
Suter did it all in 2020. He was a relief pitcher, starting pitcher, a huge locker room presence and very involved when it comes to helping the community. Most importantly, he was Doc Brown.
Back to the Season Video
This year’s Brewers season parody video was no let down. Brent Suter played Doc Brown and was a joy to watch. Keston Hiura was Marty McFly, and the rest of the team did great and it was very well done. Watching athletes act is one of my favorite things. Some of them can do it. Some of them can’t. And you can’t be mad at them, because their job is not to be an actor, but they have to do it anyways.
Great Scott! Baseball is back. pic.twitter.com/5J45bZUNkY
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 3, 2020
Suter’s 2020 regular season record was 2-0 and ended with an ERA of 3.13. He played in 16 games and had four starts in almost 32 innings pitched. Brent had 11 total earned runs and 38 strike outs. That means he averaged more than one strike out for each inning pitched. He was used as both a reliever and a starter. Milwaukee won nine of the 16 games Suter pitched in.
Suter was used mostly in relief and his first start wasn’t until August 31st. Suter went three innings on basically a true bullpen day. He had three strike outs and gave up only one hit. That hit was a home run, but it was still only one hit.
As a starter, that was the only game in which he gave up a run. Suter went three scoreless with one hit and six strike outs on September 12th. He then went three scoreless innings again on September 16th.
His last regular season start was on September 25th. Suter went four scoreless innings. His last two starts were part of double-header make-up games.
Post Season Start
Suter’s start of Game One against the Los Angeles Dodgers was not great. I should know, Brewers fans were not very nice to my Twitter account. It was an impossible position to be due to the amount of injuries the Brewers were dealing with. It just wasn’t his night.
Brent went didn’t make it out of the second inning, giving up five walks and three earned runs. With five walks, those three runs could have easily been a lot more, but it still wasn’t pretty.
No one was harder on his performance than Brent himself. He tweeted the following the next day.
To @Brewers nation, the love and support you’re showing after I let you and the team down last night means more than you know, thank you! Let’s go get it tonight!
— Brent Suter (@bruter24) October 1, 2020
It was so refreshing to see an athlete completely honest, and use social media to share his feelings and reach out to the fans. Suter even liked every positive comment, which I am sure he appreciated seeing. His report card grade went up because of this. Being a good player is one thing, but being a good human makes you even better.
Brent Suter Future
Brent signed a two-year deal in February of 2020 and will be back with the Brewers in 2021. This is a great thing. I hope Brent Suter is a Brewer for life.
Brent Suter is a good pitcher. He is a good person. He is involved with charities and works with a number of environmental groups and causes. In September, Suter teamed up with Devin Williams and PNC Bank and helped donate computers to the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club to help kids take virtual classes.
Suter did have some bumps in the road this year, but he is the type of player you want in your locker room and on the mound. There is no way your team loses when people like him are on your team.
Also, how do you not love a dude that this happened to???
Brent Suter vs. Simone Biles, Floor Routine.
Suter is on the left. pic.twitter.com/1b3Jtz7mCz
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 12, 2020
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