Baseball’s Brent Suter ’12 Appears in MLB Playoffs; Earns MLB’s Reliever of the Month

Brent Suter '12 takes over pitching duties in the first inning from an injured Wade Miley. Suter goes on to line a solo home run in the bottom of the 3rd off the Indians Corey Kluber Tuesday May 8th, 2018 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Photo Courtesy of (Scott Paulus/Brewers)
Brent Suter '12 takes over pitching duties in the first inning from an injured Wade Miley. Suter goes on to line a solo home run in the bottom of the 3rd off the Indians Corey Kluber Tuesday May 8th, 2018 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Photo Courtesy of (Scott Paulus/Brewers)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was in 1913 when a Harvard Graduate first made an appearance in the MLB playoffs. Now, 106 years later, Brent Suter '12 has become the second Crimson player to participate in October baseball.

Suter earned a spot on the Milwaukee Brewers postseason roster after a dominant September stretch pitching out of the bullpen. An elbow injury shortened Suter's season, but did not stop him from tossing in nine games and earning four wins while posting a 0.49 ERA.

His efforts in September earned him the MLB's reliever of the month award, the first of his career. Suter helped the Brewers secure a wild card spot after going 13-5 down the stretch.

In his postseason debut Suter pitched a clean fifth inning for the Brewers allowing no runs and holding the Brewer lead at 3-1. The Washington Nationals would eventually come back and defeat the Brewers 4-3.

The only other Harvard graduate to appear in the MLB postseason was Eddie Grant, who reached the World Series in 1913 with the New York Giants.

Suter is one of three Harvard players on MLB rosters along with six others on MiLB teams.