Josh Hader did it. He made history (again).
Hader entered in the ninth inning and recorded three short, sweet outs for his 13th save of the season in the Brewers’ 2-1 series-opener win over the Marlins on Friday night at loanDepot park.
Fittingly, it was Friday the 13th (the only one of 2022).
With the outing, Hader broke the record for consecutive games to start a season with a save, passing Lee Smith (1994, Orioles) and Jose Mesa (2005, Pirates).
“He’s been as good as you can be,” manager Craig Counsell said. “That stat, it’s a little bit random that he’s been in there in those situations, but he’s been dominant. And we’ve seen this before from Josh.”