Brewers Pitcher: I'm Happy For Strasburg, Nationals

The Nationals wouldn't have won the World Series without beating the Brewers in the NL Wild Card, but Brent Suter isn't holding a grudge

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
November 05, 2019 - 9:49 am
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Some professional athletes don’t like watching playoff games if their team isn’t in it. It can be painful or frustrating or any other kind of negative emotion.

Brewers pitcher Brent Suter isn’t one of those athletes.

“I watched pretty much every game that I could,” Suter said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “I’m just a big baseball fan. I tried to stay in tune with what was going on. It was entertaining. It was a great postseason, great World Series.”

The Nationals beat the Astros in a seven-game classic, but they needed a late rally to beat the Brewers in the NL Wild Card. Washington overcame a 3-0 deficit – and a 3-1 deficit in the eighth inning – to stun the Brewers in October.

Still, Suter isn’t holding a grudge.

“I’m happy for the Nationals,” he said. “I really am. They broke our hearts, but they broke a lot of other hearts along the way. I guess it’s some solace losing to the champs.”

Suter, who returned from Tommy John surgery in September, enjoying watch Stephen Strasburg go from Tommy John to World Series MVP.

“Yeah, for sure,” Suter said. “It’s inspiration. He also had Tommy John, he had a bunch of other injuries, and to see him bounce back like that, it’s inspiring and motivating for me personally and for a lot of other guys who go down with injuries. That’s inspiring and makes you want to be that much better for the team. You want to get to that spot where he’s doused in champagne and winning MVP awards in the World Series. That’s where you want to be as a team is winning the World Series.”

Suter also discussed his work with Players for the Planet, which unites athletes to create positive change for the environment. The 30-year-old has been environmentally conscience since his high school days.

“I saw some documentaries that kind of spread my awareness about our effect on the planet and how we’re all connected on this planet and we need to treat nature just as well as she treats us,” Suter said. “It started then, and then I studied environmental science in college. I started walked the walk in college and started doing it in pro ball.”

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