The Milwaukee Brewers got off to a hot start in the first game of the National League Wild Card Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Christian Yelich scored a run in the first inning and Tyrone Taylor put the Brewers up 3-0 after a two-run home run in the second inning.
Unfortunately, the lead was not to last. Starting pitcher Corbin Burnes gave up back-to-back home runs in the third inning, and then another solo home run in the fourth inning.
As the Diamondbacks hitters started squaring up on Burnes, Brewers fans on social media started turning on the 2021 NL Cy Young Award winner.
Milwaukee Brewers Fans Go Off on Corbin Burnes on Social Media
Burnes is going to have a huge load to bear for as long as the Brewers are in the playoffs. Starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff will not pitch in the Wild Card round, probably not in the playoffs at all, and may never pitch again for that matter.
To say that the pressure is on Burnes would be an understatement. Unfortunately, Arizona got to him and fans on social media were quick to point out his flaws:
Feels like every DBacks hitter has barreled the ball the second time through 🙃
— Jake Reetz (@jajareetz) October 4, 2023
Wtf is going on, Corbin
— Wame Willard (@IAmMitchLang) October 4, 2023
Giving up a no doubter to Moreno lol
— The Brewers Are Good (@BrewersRaptor) October 4, 2023
No matter what happens tonight & the rest of the postseason, the Corbin Burnes trade this offseason is going to be the easiest loss of a good player from one of my teams I’ve ever experienced. Maybe the most frustrating Brewer I’ve watched. He’s left so much ability on the table.
— Spencer Michaelis (@smichaelis234) October 4, 2023
This was Corbin Burnes’ opportunity to put an inconsistent regular season behind him and step up, especially after Woodruff’s injury. He’s done the opposite.
— Jack Stern (@ByJackStern) October 4, 2023
I don’t wanna hear a damn WORD from Burnes when arbitration comes around.
— Brewer Sooner (@BrewerSooner) October 4, 2023
Burnes was unable to make it out of the fifth inning.
This is very likely Burnes’ last season in a Brewers’ uniform. Hopefully he gets another chance to change some fans’ minds before he bids Milwaukee farewell.