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Counting down the minutes to the end of the season.

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The end of the season is within view. Let's explore just what that means.

Aramris Ramirez and Khris Davis seen playing pat-a-cake in an attempt to pass time on their second to last day off of the regular season.
Aramris Ramirez and Khris Davis seen playing pat-a-cake in an attempt to pass time on their second to last day off of the regular season.
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The first time I moved away from home and got a nice job something dreadful dawned on me. At the time, I was working a lot and only had two weekends off a month. That meant I'd only have 26 weekends, or 52 days off a year. It wasn't how much I worked that bothered me. It was how little I'd see my friends and family back home. I couldn't visit them every weekend I had off. Even if I wanted to, I probably wasn't going to go back home once a month either. And even if I did, it would be driving into town Friday night and driving back Sunday afternoon which further limited the quality time I could spend with all of my friends and all of my family. It was really depressing to think about and I truly and strongly warn anyone else against counting the minutes of their life. With that in mind, here are the minutes left in the Brewers regular season!

  • There are 4 different series and 12 games left in the season.
  • If we assume that each game goes the regulation 9 innings, we have 108 innings of regular season baseball left.
  • There are only two more weekends left in the regular season.
  • There are 3 home games left: The Cubs series to end the season.
  • There are also only three more day games: Sun, 21st vs PIT; Thur, 25th vs CIN; Sun, 28th vs CHC (final game of the regular season).
  • Not counting today, the Brewers have 1 more day off.
  • If this schedule is to be believed (and take it with a grain of salt because it still lists John Lackey as tomorrow's starter which isn't true) then the Brewers face only 3 more lefties: Fri, 19th Pirates John Locke; Thur, 25th Reds David Holmberg; Fri, 26th Cubs Felix Doubront
  • Three more lefties means only 3 more Rickie Weeks starts in the regular season, which almost certainly means only 3 more Rickie Weeks starts as a Brewer (not counting any postseason games).
  • Three more lefties also means only 9 more Scooter Gennett starts.
  • Finally, three more lefties means Matt Clark would probably only have as many as 9 more starts.
  • As many as 9 more Matt Clark starts would mean at least 9 more Matt Clark home runs! There's fool proof math behind this one people!
  • If the rotation remains the same from here on out, Wily Peralta will make 3 more starts.
  • If Peralta makes 3 more starts and we take his IP average from this year, that means we can expect approximately 18.1 more Wily Peralta innings.
  • If the rotation remains the same from here on out, Mike Fiers will make as many as 3 more starts. His last start comes in the final game of the year. It's possible, if a wild card spot is locked up, the Brewers skip his regular season start so that he can pitch in the wild card play-in game.
  • We could expect approximately 20 more Mike Fiers innings.
  • Kyle Lohse should make at least 2 more starts.
  • We could expect approximately 12.2 Kyle Lohse innings.
  • Yovani Gallardo should make 2 more starts.
  • We can expect approximately 12 more Yovani Gallardo innings.
  • Matt Garza should make 2 more starts.
  • We can expect approximately 12 more Matt Garza innings.
  • If we assume those innings pitched totals are accurate, and each game goes 9 innings, that leaves 33 innings for the bullpen to throw.
  • If we assume Jonathan Lucroy plays in all 12 games, using his average plate appearances, he should get 51 more plate appearances.
  • Furthermore, if we take the average rate at which Lucroy hits doubles and factor that across 51 plate appearances, it tells us he should hit 4 more. That gives him 55 doubles and the franchise record.